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Autumn Moon

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  1. Could be their classy strategy, keep silent, leave the spotlight on Jimmy´s announcements for official anniversary releases. The book in October, the re-remastered TSRTS in September- huh, breathtaking. Hopefully one interesting "Live from the Archives" for christmas, if at all. And then, out of the blue, EV´s 929 early September. No advertising or fanfare needed, this is a holy grail. Knowing the new IS version, the only thing that would benefit from a SB/multitrack matrix would be the guitar. Is it technical possible to bring in just the guitar? All the other instruments of the old (so called) SB version would spoil the sound of the new, real SB. If it´s possible, one should use the guitar of Wendy´s definite 929 release of 2016, it is raw & exiting like the official RAH 1970. And then 928, please.
  2. Mook is right. The original photo shows members of JASTA 11, the famous fighter-pilot-squadron, led by Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen (Der rote Baron). This was WW1 and Pilots often wore individual overcoats. Anyway, similar designed coats were used by the navy also. If you search the net for a short coat with double-row-button bar, you should find something similar. Here is a link for an authentic german WW1 pilot jacket: https://www.amazon.de/Noble-House-Fliegerjacke-Lederjacke-Ledermantel/dp/B00UZCPN5A
  3. Thanks for your kind offer. It may sound weird, but I don´t even want to hear another single release, that would "spoil" my anticipation for the hopefully complete release. IMO there will be no more single releases, as I am totally convinced of EV releasing 929 about september. Imagine, that would be he definite 50th anniversary release.
  4. Hi, I´d like to apologize for offending you with some of my comments, for becoming personal. That wasn´t smart, wasn´t polite- sorry for that. Back on topic. About EV spat the dummy- Honestly, what kind of reaction did you expect from EV? I am not a fan of their Superdeluxe-Boxsets-policy either, but I can understand their point of view. About 929, I just have the IS-single & I am convinced with its sound quality. I think you know the new versions of IS and STH, Friends will be with the same superior sound, I suppose so. Finally, no, I don´t think it is a competition. I am happy with my bootleg collection, that´s it. If someone has 5 times as much, if someone has downloaded every boot ever released, congratulations! -what´s that to me?
  5. No 929 Friends yet? Man, the tears are tripping me. Sorry, don`t want to be disrespectful, but this is way too funny. Why all this EV & Co. bashing? Haven`t you ever thought about the bootleg business & its mechanisms? To get a boot released companies like EV have to track down the tape owners, convince them, negotiate the price & finally have to invest a lot (!) of money upfront. This is not managed by Father Christmas, and I haven`t heard about a crowdfunding project of torrent sites & downloaders yet. And then there are hopefully 200 fans who will buy the limited silvers, which are really expensive these days, due to a bigger number of fans who download & never pay a single $. Finally, I have been buying boots for 30 years, I am not a rich man & there were years I couldn`t afford to buy a single boot. So, let´s do what we do best: I keep buying silvers & you keep downloading, with our heads held high, no whining!
  6. Burn Like A Candle on Graf Zeppelin Full show, dimmed lights & smoking requisites at hand- by the time I reach Louie Louie, I will be pretty tall. That is what I call a remedy.
  7. This! & please both 928 & 929!!! Ha, this would be the first and only time that I would thank Mr. Plant for preventing a LZ live release.
  8. Weird, on this forthcoming 4LP set the 29 minutes of Dazed & Confused will be squeezed onto one side. The 2007 version has it separated over two sides. 29 minutes on one side, I don`t think this will necessarily improve the sound quality. Remember the Stones` Aftermath, their decision to give us the full "Goin Home" treatment (the worst jam on vinyl ever, only topped by Loves` "Revelation" on Da Capo) deteriorated the sound noteworthy. Anyway, only will buy this if the 1976 version of No Quarter is on board.
  9. Just kidding? No? Man, this is a downer. I have got the 2007/2008 remasters on CD, DVD & the superb sounding 4LP-set, halfspeed remastered by Bob Ludwig. Don`t think this new release will surpass them in soundquality. Anyway, this will not serve the 50 anniversary well. I WANT VOL 1 OF AN OFFICIAL LIVE SERIES, AND I WANT IT NOW!!!
  10. ^1+++, the thread "in search of the best 73 concerts" is another thing. Agreed, the four of them must have been in a state of shock from January onwards. Without any doubt a hard time til Plant`s voice finally stabilized (to some degree) on the 9th US tour. And this is exactly the point where things get a little complicated. "Taking Plant`s voice out of the equation" & "band firing on all cylinders (minus Plant)" will not necessarily lead to satisfying outcome. IMO one has to clearly distinguish: 1.) Page`s playing in 73, truly outstanding, his peak for many fans. 2.) The 1973 concerts, judged by THEIR actual performance. Whenever in poor shape, you can`t count Plant out, it was a four piece band and he was an equal integral part. For example their gig in Vienna, March 16th: I was born in Vienna November 1971, never got the chance to see them live myself. But I have known 3 lads (16, 17 and 20 years old in 1973) who attended this very concert. Of course, I drove them crazy with questions about their concert experience. To cut a long story short, some impressions they reported in conformity: Dazed & Confused was the absolute highlight of the show. Page & Bonham were equally praised, all three of them said, that they never have seen a better live performance by any guitarist or drummer, before and after. Plant`s damaged voice was evident, right from the start. One even said, that Plant sounded boozy. For some songs Plant used way too much reverb/delay effects to cover his weak voice, which wasn`t suitable with the acoustics of the huge Wiener Stadthalle. They all complained about lack of older songs & too much then unfamiliar HOTH songs. It was fucking loud, they had ringing ears for days, especially the youngest, who was seated tenth row, a little right of center.***
  11. Haha, I`ve noticed that you never seem to lose any time with your orders. I am not quite convinced yet. I guess you have older releases of the 72 Japan shows, so please let us know, if the new ones are the huge upgrades promised.
  12. The box is already on sale. Artwork is beautiful, I`d choose The Overture, I`ve always liked that weird image. Buy it or not- I guess I`ll wait for the first reviews. Has anyone ordered yet?
  13. Hats off to Ms. Yoyoka! Just 8 years old and such an incredible talent. So focused and yet apparently enjoying every second. Thanks for sharing!
  14. Sounds good, and for six shows the price is moderate.
  15. This 72 box set is only the Overture, the big one will be most likely 929 or/and 928 in September. So, Jimmy would bomb EVSDs business by releasing HTEWW (Sept.71) officially, but I don`t think he will.
  16. This is either Amsterdam or Brussels, May 1972- the two warm-up gigs prior to their 72 US tour.
  17. It has to be No Quarter from the original 1976 soundtrack, with Jimmy`s mesmerizing solo intro intact. Soundwise. I`d prefer the 2007/2008 TSRTS remasters anytime, but sadly there is no solo intro- I`ll never understand JP`s decision!
  18. Don`t get me wrong, I love audience recordings & usually prefer them to SBs, but I have a serious problem with that Detroit recording. It is only fair to call the sound quality VG - EX, but sadly not for my ears. Have you heard the Tarantura2K "Songs For Europe" yet? This should be very good, maybe from a lower generation tape.
  19. 19. Sept. 1970/MSG/evening show. This show is simply outstanding. It may took a little while to get used to the sound of the recording, but now I like it more than some "objective better" sounding audience recordings. IMO the best available is the Eat a Peach release. 13. Sept. 1971/Berkeley. Again, an incredible performance with a nice natural sound, sometimes easier for my ears than the legendary gig on the 14th. I am happy with the Graf Zeppelin version. At last, a recording with "that very special something" : 12. July 1973/Cobo Hall Detroit. Though this audience recording is described as very good to excellent, I can`t stand it. This sound is brutal torture, after two songs I am starting to feel unwell, God, how I hate this piece of trash.
  20. Yes please, I have enjoyed your 75 & 77 nitpicks, though I consider myself mainly as a 69-73 fan. On 24th April you said: " I'd really dread doing most 73 shows because at least with the 75 shows, I can find a good array of both good and bad. With 73, I'd just be boring people to death jerking off over Page." Well, don`t be afraid- there is plenty of light & shade in these 73 shows. Just one suggestion, please don`t isolate the shows of the european tour from the gigs of the US tour, this procedure might enable a clearer view on the pros & cons of any particular show- for example: Is Vienna really that good compared to Seattle? Is Essen on par with New Orleans?...........
  21. Totally agreed! For example just think of Vienna 73, such a rugged, horrible version- guitar slightly out of tune, Robert`s damaged voice didn`t help either- what a desaster! Given Robert`s weak voice at the time, they should have included No Quarter in the Europe 73 setlist instead.
  22. Your Time Is Gonna Come The Rover Ramble On In The Light Out On The Tiles Over The Hills And Far Away Going To California Dazed & Confused No Quarter What Is & What Should Never Be
  23. Just stumbled across this letter for publication in the May edition of MOJO. I have no camera at hand, so I type this letter. ***For Years I have been reading about the "Scandinavian Tour" of Led Zeppelin booked as The New Yardbirds to fulfil contractual obligations. Jimmy Page also refers to it in Shape Of Things To Come (Mojo 289). However, I saw The New Yardbirds in a club called Piccadilly (previously Pferdestall) in Hagen, Germany, so the tour definitely stretched a bit further. I did not like what I heard, as I was a thorough Yardbirds fan & I was there to groove to I`m A Man, Shapes Of Things, Over Under Sideways Down etc., but I got heavy blues rock instead. My then-girlfriend, now wife, bought Led Zep`s first album soon afterwards- we still have it. I guess there were further german appearances, as a one-off in the provinces does not seem reasonable or economical to me, however Germany is on the place to cross if you are travelling north. Does anybody remember any more german dates? Hans-Jürgen Klitsch, Schortens*** It`s a pity that he has given us no specific date, but who is able to remember specific details of a small club concert after 50 years, anyway. To my ears his story sounds authentic, and he seems to have chosen the right wife......
  24. Sorry, what are you talking about??? Just to be sure I have listened to the HTWWW remaster, Burn Like A Candle & the Moonchild release. I didn´t hear any two guitar parts, neither any replaced or altered notes in the solo or any other part. I can hear generally no difference between the official and the bootlegs. Of course the multi tracks of HTWWW display a wider tonal range of the guitar, such as the coda-fun- part of The Ocean, you simply won`t hear some nuances or dominant tones of some chords on the bootleg versions, simply because they are bootlegs.
  25. Get the vinyl, you won`t regret it- the Page remasters sound awesome. The Super Deluxe boxes do contain a download card, I don`t know if the "normal" vinyl remasters have one.
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