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  1. With a few exceptions, I pretty much like all versions of the song. But #1 for me is The Song Remains The Same version. Occasionally I get a bit tired of the digressions into other songs that we hear mid way through live versions of NQ, not always, just sometimes. But you don't get that with TSRTS version. And the keyboards and guitar are just perfect.
  2. Of course this is true that it's a choice to buy them or not buy them. But I think its a worthy criticism. There's really not much on ANY of the reissues that is worth getting or that adds to the original album. I would much rather have seen a single edition (perhaps a 2 disc set) or various outtakes and alternate tracks, rather than tacking this stuff onto existing albums.
  3. Like gibsonfan159, I'd buy them in a second if they were the same price as shorts at my local discount store
  4. It's what every old band does not. Re-release your old album, cleaned up a bit, and tack on a few goodies, Some of the goodies are good, some stale, some you don't know why they bothered.
  5. To be completely honest, I feel that Stairway To Heaven always loses something when its live. Now, many great songs do lose something from the studio when played live, but what's lost is replaced by something novel, great feeling and intensity, etc. But I find that whenever I hear Stairway live, it loses something and there is nothing there in its place. No so with Whole Lotta Love, Dazed & Confused, Ten Years Gone, Black Dog, and many more. But Stairway... not sure why...
  6. If Page is planning to release something (live material, re-mixes, or whatever) then he will certainly be having talks with people who will help him decide the best date from a marketing standpoint. They wouldn't want to release it at the same time that some other major artist is 'dropping' an album, as they say. With that said, it doesn't really matter to Zep's true fans. They'll get it no matter what. I just hope that this year doesn't pass and all we've had is some collection of studio outtakes or a greatest hits package. I really am not interested in remixes and I own all Zep's original releases, official live albums, etc. Now... live concerts, cleaned up, nicely packaged with liner notes... count me in!
  7. It would make sense to do this. He cares about the legacy, keeping the band current somehow, and of course the money
  8. The peril of doing this is that you hit the 'save' button and then realize you've forgotten something. But here goes... Before you read my list, I am sure you will wonder where certain tracks are. But I would say this represents my favs of LZ. After making the list I compared it to Rolling Stone Magazine's top 40 LZ songs, and the top 10 of that list does not look much like mine. To each their own. Again, no order whatsoever - numbers are just so I don't go past 10. 1) Kashmir 2) Ten Years Gone 3) Stairway To Heaven 4) Over The Hills And Far Away 5) Whole Lotta Love 6) Black Dog 7) No Quarter 😎 The Rain Song 9) Thank You 10) In The Light
  9. https://hhhhappy.com/listen-to-led-zeppelins-first-ever-recorded-concert/
  10. There seems to be so much stuff out there. One figures there must be possibilities for live releases. I understand that the biggest issues are a) sound quality, and b) lack of completeness (breaks, missing pieces, whatever) I still think our best hope is a sequel (of sorts) to How The West Was Won, with cherry picked cuts of two or three live shows, perhaps put together in some thematic way.
  11. I have no great adoration for Hot Dog. But its meant to be taken with a few grains of salt, and maybe a few shots of whisky. Think of it like the Rolling Stones' Far Away Eyes. You have to have a sense of humor about it. I don't listen to it much, but I don't dislike it. It has that Texas swing sound to it, and kind of a 50s vibe that LZ obviously enjoyed as evidenced by many of their live reocrdings
  12. Gosh, I don't know what to say... I like The Crunge and I FREAKIN' LOVE Dyer Maker! There is one LZ song that most love and I don't care for. I am a bit timid in mentioning it
  13. The performance on TSRTS It seems like a perfect version in almost every respect. Vocals, keyboards, awesome. It rocks at certain points and it has that creepy, beautiful, almost soothing vibe as well. I do enjoy checking out many of the live version of the song which are easy to access. Most run from 20 to 33 minutes or thereabouts. Is it true that there is a version that clocks over 40 minutes?
  14. Zeppelin had it all. Songwriting ability both in terms of melody and lyrics. This alone is huge. Then there's the production, arrangements of instruments. That was peerless. Then there's playing, vocals. Also peerless. They were truly unique in every way. There are many bands that might sound a bit like LZ, and this is testament to LZ's greatness. Some of these bands sound very good. But they're just not the full package. There are many good reasons why Led Zeppelin remains one of the biggest selling and most commercially successful rock acts in history. They are huge now and they will be huge in 50 or 100 years from now.
  15. Indeed Page was already known. But I am not sure if he would be a household name on the strength of is pre-Zeppelin work
  16. Walsh is amazing. I love his solo work more than anything by The Eagles or with other bands he was with (though those bands are good too) There is no one making music like his now.
  17. Well, the way I see it, they could do a How The West Was Won II. There are so many pieces of live shows, and many sound very good with incredible playing. Sadly, some of the best playing they did live is found on bootlegs of poor sound quality. But they could scrape together a bunch of tracks and make a new live compilation, which is basically what HTWWW is.
  18. Led Zeppelin existed for only a short period of time, recording less than 90 songs, if memory serves. It must be hard to continually 'release' interesting stuff.
  19. Yes, this is true. But maybe they could just do a select grouping of interviews. A couple of late night talk shows, 60 Minutes, some BBC shows and then that's it. Or, they could do none at all, as infuriating as that would be to some in the media. But there are some unusual things that do happen in the music world. Some artists have released 'surprise albums' with no media hype or build up. Wouldn't that just be lovely. Out of absolutely nowhere -- you're listening to the radio and they sudden announce that a brand new Led Zeppelin song is about to play! Or its reported on CNN that Led Zeppelin did a surprise short show in a dingy little pub somewhere in England. Of course we're in fantasy land here, as this is a very unlikely thing to happen. And its not even the desire of any of the the surviving members, making it even more unlikely. But there is no harm in fantasizing.
  20. My view is that we would have heard of Plant and Page, but not necessarily to the degree that we do now. To be honest, they could have been in forgettable but good bands, bands who had hits, but whose names are not known and are unimportant to us now. We could rattle off any number of bands that the average person could not name a member of.
  21. People do have to let go. Tragedy touches almost everyone's life at some point. Their is tons to celebrate in the time that LZ was around and making music.
  22. Their album would be a bit of a different animal for sure, but it would have the 2 main creative forces of the band, as well as its original basis and the son of the drummer. Pretty hard not to call that Led Zeppelin. Such an album would arguably be more of a Led Zeppelin original album than CODA was, since CODA is basically a compilation of out takes and left overs. Purists might scoff at such an album, but if it were done of their accord, it would be very interesting. Zeppelin's legacy is so great that no amount of bad or inauthentic music released now could possibility take anything away from it. To suggest that their legacy could be tarnished is downgrade their level of greatness.
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