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  1. I'm currently listening to the 1975-02-28 Baton Rouge Version, and it's the perfect blend of Tight-Yet-Heavy I've heard of the song so far. Just Gorgeous.
  2. My Favourite version will always be the April 27th 1969 Fillmore West one (in fact, the run of "I Can't Quit You"<"As Long As I Have You"<"You Shook Me" from that night is in my opinion, Zeppelin at their best), but I love the July 21st 1969 Central Park Version (it's got a nice aggressive feel to it).
  3. Can somebody provide me with a list of the Millard Tapes in circulation (I've currently got every 1975 and 1977 soundboard, now I'm after good quality audience tapes and I figured Millard would be a good place to start).
  4. I'm curious to know about post '69 medleys that included Killing Floor in them.
  5. Here's to hoping that it's the 1971-09-28 Soundboard that's been teased over the last year
  6. Best: "Bring It On Home" (There isn't a single bad live performance of this song, and it KILLS every time) Worst: "Hot Dog" (I know it's technically not a bad song, but I hate it. It's one of the cheesiest and most irritating songs Zeppelin ever performed live).
  7. I agree 1975 isn't Plant's best year, but I feel like he does his best to compensate for his vocal limitations during february by doing his best not to stray away from his current vocal comfort zone. I could never call 1975 their worst year though, mostly for three main reasons; 1. Jimmy's Sick Guitar Tone (don't get me wrong his playing is still quite sloppy, but he sounds Amazing on "Sick Again", "Over The Hills and Far Away", "In My Time Of Dying", "Kashmir" and "Trampled Underfoot", and this was before he really got strung out during concerts like the 1977 tour) 2. Bonzo's Drumming (I know a lot of people say 1977 is his better year, but no pun intended, I still have yet to hear him 'miss a beat' and I've listened to half the 1975 soundboards. His rhythm is tight and these are some of the most impressive Moby Dicks I've heard so far (though my favourite version is still Osaka 1971-09-29), though I still have yet to really sink my teeth in to the 'Over The Tops' of 1977, so maybe my opinion will change once I get there) 3. The Long Jams (some people may call them indulgent, but I personally think that they do a great job with these long song extensions, not quite as impressive as the medleys from 1969 - 1973, but they go to some pretty inventive places with these jams) I do agree that January and February are relatively weak (not bad, just lacking compared to their older concerts due to Robert's vocal limitations and Jimmy's bum finger) but I think March 1975 is Amazing. The first 1975 boot I ever downloaded was "Snow Jobs" and it didn't just exceed my expectations, it blew my mind.
  8. What surprises me more is how few cuts are in "Rain Song". I mean, that version of the song is so perfect, I used to think that it was cut from the best bits of multiple versions.
  9. This has probably already been asked before, but I can't seem to find any info for it online or on the forum. I'm curious to know which nights of the three-night madison square garden run the songs from the song remains the same soundtrack (Particularly the 2007 reissue) were recorded. Anybody happen to know where I can find that out?
  10. It's a great show, but for me you just can't beat 1969-04-27, especially the first set (The run from "I Can't Quit You Baby">"As Long As I Have You">"You Shook Me" is so masterfully performed, and it features some of Plant's best vocal abilities).
  11. This is similar to my earlier post asking about the best audience tapes of 1970, but this is one that I am totally in the dark on because as far as bootlegs go, I've barely even dipped my pinky-toe into what this year has to offer (outside of a vinyl copy of "Alexandra Palace" in my collection and a short sampling of "My Brain Hurts" in a local record shop that I didn't end up buying, plus a download of the short long beach soundboard, I haven't even touched any boots from this year). Give me your recommendations!
  12. I don't know what it is, but I personally never found Oakland 1970-09-02 to be very listenable (I found that I can put up with the muffled distortion of the Bath tape pretty good, but I always found the overall "distant" sound of the oakland tape to be distracting, even if the performance is very good). Personal preference I guess.
  13. This is such a torturous year for zeppelin fans as it's arguably one of their best, but almost no Soundboard recordings exist from it, so I am writing this to ask more seasoned fans about what the best quality audience recordings from this year are. There's already a few that I am aware of (Montreux 1970-03-07, Raleigh 1970-04-08, Tampa 1970-04-09, Ottawa 1970-04-14, Bath 1970-06-28, Inglewood 1970-09-04 and Madison Square Garden 1970-09-19 (early and late shows), are there any others I'm forgetting or are those the best for sound quality that this year had to offer?
  14. Great Insight (that's true about Plant too, while I prefer '69, I do agree he shows a lot more skill in '70, especially in the HMMT/WLL medleys). Yeah, It's definitely a bit harder to assess Jones (I don't think I've ever heard him fuck up the bass riff during the chorus of Immigrant Song once, which is commendable as that riff is carpal tunnel city), but oddly enough, I found one of his more standout performances was during the last performance ever of "Whole Lotta Love" where he just jams with Bonham (like I said, I'm not too well-versed in '80 shows, but I've had Berlin on vinyl for about a year now, and that whole lotta love is the highlight of the whole show for me).
  15. Everybody has their high points and low points, and it's clear that the live skills of each member tend to vary over their career (While it could be argued that Plant's vocals gradually got worse over time, it could be argued that Bonham's drumming got more versatile over time too). I know it's an oddly specific question, but as an individual who still has yet to really sink his teeth into later (post '72) concert recordings, I figure it would be interesting to hear what more seasoned fans have to say about how each member changed over time.
  16. My favourite at the moment for "How Many More Times" is Tampa 1970-04-09 (I've always enjoyed the feel of this gig, though I hear the medley from memphis 1970-04-17 is much better, just much worse sound quality), but a personal favourite of mine for "Whole Lotta Love" is 1971-09-29 (The power of the guitar tone on "Fortune Teller" combined with Bonham's 'samurai' drums could power a small city and the Jamming on "Good Times Bad Times" and "You Shook Me" is out of this world). Whenever people ask me which medley is best to listen to first, I always recommend the Whole Lotta Love from "Blueberry Hill", because I feel it doesn't go on for too long and captures a good amount of tunes that show off Zeppelin's chemistry nicely (Plus that combination of "Honey Bee">"Lemon Song" is my personal favourite Robert Plant Moment").
  17. I'm curious to ask the more knowledgeable members of this group about soundboard recordings, namely anything that came out in the last six months or is slated to come out this year. I hear empress valley may be releasing a board of the 1971-09-28 osaka show sometime soon, do they have a release schedule for stuff like that?
  18. Surprised that the 1970-03-21 Vancouver version hasn't been mentioned yet. The combination of Robert's Amazing Vocals (The heights he reaches here rival that of 1969-04-27), the early lyrics ("I Said You're gonna be at my side, baby, Till the day I die." --> Fuckin' Shivers!) and Jone's charismatic organ work (he somehow manages to outshine Page's guitar solo) definitely make it a worthy candidate for one of the best. I know some may say I'm biased to like this one better because it was recorded in my hometown (I also firmly believe that the best version ever of "We're Gonna Groove" came from the 1970-03-21 soundboard tape too) but I can't think of another version that made me feel as emotional and inspired at the vancouver version of this song. In my opinion, it encompasses the pinnacle of Zeppelin's abilities, especially during what many fans consider to be their very-best year.
  19. I'm currently compiling every available 1977 Soundboard source and the only one I currently don't have is the 12 minute fragment of the june 23rd 1977 show (which I hear contains a fragment of the Guitar solo/Star spangled banner). does anybody know where I could download just the 12 minute board snippet in alternative to the whole show?
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