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Autumn Moon

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  1. 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

  2. On 7/2/2018 at 8:36 AM, Xolo1974 said:

    Lovely response mate and much appreciated. Thanks. I have the STH from that show in MP3 if you’d like it. It sounds great

    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.

  3. On 6/30/2018 at 11:58 AM, Xolo1974 said:

    Oh hi. Better get to spec savers mate. Or back to class to learn comprehension. Where was the whining? Where was the sense of entitlement? 

    Oh, and while we’re at it...where did I bash EV? I stated facts. They did spit the dummy. 

    I’ve bought boots before, just not recently. Is it a competition? If they put out 929 IN FULL I’ll be sorely tempted. But I’ll want to hear what it sounds like first



    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?

  4. On 6/25/2018 at 3:07 PM, Xolo1974 said:

    I’ve been wondering. Ordinarily, recently released boots have been fairly easy to come by on the net. However, since EV spat the dummy after the release of the Seattle 75 gig (apparently they were pissed off it appeared on torrent sites so quickly), they have become more difficult to acquire e.g I have not been able to get a copy of Friends from Osaka 71.

    No 929 Friends yet? Man, the tears are tripping me. Sorry, don`t want to be disrespectful, but this is way too funny.

    On 6/25/2018 at 3:07 PM, Xolo1974 said:

    My question is, are purchasers heeding the warnings of EV? (I.e if this stuff gets leaked onto the net, they won’t release any more of it). 

    Dont get me wrong, if people buy this stuff at a premium, I have no problem with them keeping it close to their chest. I’ve always been very grateful for what I have received. I’m just curious about the noticeable change in availability on recent releases. 

    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!

  5. 8 hours ago, Xolo1974 said:

    You read my mind mate. He was also reported at the time to have been listening to a 73 version of D and C. I reckon it is Southampton, which would indeed be massively disappointing. 

    I’m hoping Empress Valley release the full Osaka 71 show. I can’t see the official releases being that exciting  


    This! & please both 928 & 929!!!

    7 hours ago, Mook said:

    I can't see him releasing Southampton at all, if Plant has any sort of say in it then there's no way it will get an official release.

    Ha, this would be the first and only time that I would thank Mr. Plant for preventing a LZ live release.

  6. 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.

  7. 45 minutes ago, Mook said:

    The Song Remains The Same is getting the super deluxe treatment, released on 7th September 2018...

    Which I suspect knocks any other releases on the head until Christmas at least.

    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.



  8. On 6/18/2018 at 12:46 AM, bluecongo said:

    I disagree with premise of this thread.  Other years I understand but.......

    It should be titled “Appreciating Page 1973




    ^1+++, the thread "in search of the best 73 concerts" is another thing.

    2 hours ago, chef free said:

    These shows (Europe '73) always make me think that Page and Bonham are playing at another level to cover for Plant...

    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.

    On 6/17/2018 at 6:10 AM, ZepHead315 said:

    So I'm assuming for this year you're going to be grading on a steeper curve given the level of Page's playing? So for example this OTHAFA is a B+ by 73 standards, yet would be an A or A+ by 75 or 77 standards, is that correct? I'm really looking forward to your breakdowns from this year and I'm particularly curious what you think of Chicago. Is it bad by 73 standards, or is it bad in general (if you take Plant's voice out of the equation cause let's be honest, he sounds like shit at that show)? Regardless, there's a ton of gems from throughout this year. The last year where the band (minus Plant) was firing on all cylinders at a consistent rate. 

    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.***





  9. On 6/14/2018 at 11:53 PM, Moby_Dick_Ale said:

    I did, "The Overture" also. 👍 "Tit For Tat" arriving next week...💪

    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.

  10. 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?

  11. 1 hour ago, zepster1979 said:

    My Tokyo contact said that this time they did use many upgraded and best available sources to create most definitive and best sounding versions for each show. I do not know yet any further details but I do trust my contact and if he's saying  that they are upgrades, they do really.

    Sounds good, and for six shows the price is moderate.

  12. 9 hours ago, rm2551 said:

    This will piss Jimmy off supreme if the first proper "50th" release is How The East Was Won.

    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.

  13. 20 hours ago, Badgeholder Still said:

    Fair enough. I would describe this recording as a beautiful priceless treasure. Different strokes...

    But I enjoy audience/lo-fi recordings to the point of almost preferring them.

    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.


    20 hours ago, Badgeholder Still said:

    1973-03-17 Munich

    Have you heard  the Tarantura2K "Songs For Europe" yet? This should be very good, maybe from a lower generation tape.

  14. 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.

  15. On 5/18/2018 at 2:56 AM, gibsonfan159 said:

    I really need to nitpick some 73 shows.

    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?...........

  16. 8 hours ago, Boleskinner said:

    Dancing days always sounded thin, like it needed a second guitar, and was a disappointment.

    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.

  17. 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......

  18. On 5/2/2018 at 4:11 AM, Mithril46 said:

    Are there still 2 guitars in places, and literally notes replaced in some solos ?? I have the boots for all this stuff, and while the

    film "TSRTS" concert is also a cut and paste job, nowhere are there 2 guitars. I understand that the new release is worth it,

    but Jimmy having two guitars in that 72' Ocean at times, cool for the general listener, not cool for a musician like me who tries

    to get the full Monty with one guitar. Still, probably going to give in, get it. Just realize Zep never actually sounded like that.

    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.

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