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  1. Thanks, much appreciated. Will get a hold of the June 10th show at least. Currently playing the 8th June show on Youtube and it doesn't sound that bad at all really, was wondering if a new source has been uncovered or it's been remastered? Certainly I've heard worse sounding recordings.
  2. Am about to investigate the NY shows and was wondering what the general opinion is on them? So far I have heard the June 7 & June 13 shows, of which the latter is the better performance by some distance, but was wondering how the other four shows compare?
  3. Thanks, will give those ones a go. Pontiac sounds interesting as that's the next show after the second Cleveland performance. Also didn't it get filmed?
  4. I haven't heard enough of the 77 tour in detail to place all the shows in definite categories but I will just echo the opinion that the second Cleveland show is the equal of the LA shows, best version of Achilles Last Stand ever IMO. The Liriodendron remaster of Landover 5/30 is something of a revelation too, really brings the soundboard to life. Not sure if the performance is in the absolute top echelon for 77, but it has some really great moments, No Quarter, Achilles and Stairway being one of them, and some interesting keyboard playing from Jones in Kashmir. Currently listening to MSG 6/13. This has OK sound and seems to be a very good show so far. I've heard some people refer to it as one of the best of the tour (the Year Of Led Zeppelin blog has it as a must hear), what do others think? Wasn't going to check out the other Landover shows but may listen to 5/26 as a couple of people have given more favourable reviews of it. So far I'd say the best shows of 77 I've heard are: 6/21, 6/22, 6/27 and 4/28. 6/27 is a good deal looser than the other LA shows but has an amazing vibe and great sound.
  5. Good review. I've never quite understood the disparagement the Houston show receives from some quarters, to my ears it's a good performance, not the best of the tour, but solid, and Bonham is spectacular on certain songs.
  6. HotH songs either work great live or don't... The Rain Song is magnificent live, but I would have preferred it if OTHAFA had been dropped after 1975.
  7. Think I might as well include the Nassau shows from 1972 which are PHENOMENAL, TBH they blow the HTWWW shows away. Cleveland 28/04/77 is an almighty performance too.
  8. Rock and Roll post 1973 - mostly due to Plant's voice, plus it became a bit tired as a setlist encore. OTHAFA to me always sounded a bit 'scratchy' live, as does TSRTS. The studio versions aren't as heavy, but sound fuller and lusher. Dazed and Confused post 1973 should have been dropped from the set. The 1975 versions are just too unwieldy.
  9. I thought the consensus was that the Japan shows were multitracked somewhat basically, but Page or the band listened to the tapes and decided they weren't of quality to release. At least that's what I recall.
  10. You'd be surprised about what bands don't do sometimes. It boggles me slightly that Black Sabbath didn't do more extensive recording of their live shows - they just did bits in 73 and 75 I think - but it seemingly wasn't a huge priority for them. Equally, I've always been surprised that Floyd never put out a big live album in the 70s. They recorded their 1974 Wembley show and released that as bonus material on the DSOTM and WYWH releases eventually, but I don't think they professionally recorded the 75-77 era. Sometimes the circumstances surrounding the band can contribute. Sabbath were dealing with an ever-increasing drug habit and legal troubles which probably distracted them a lot. Page as we know was strung out periodically on the 77 tour, it seems logical to assume that he probably didn't get round to multitracking everything because of that. It's more likely he did possibly multitrack in 75 outside of EC, as he was more together for that tour, but it's not certain. EDIT: Actually, when you think about it, Page did more multitrack and video recording than a fair few major bands of the 70s: 1970 RAH 1971 Japan 1972 LA/Long Beach 1973 Southampton and MSG 1975 EC 1979 Knebworth That's more than most bands of the era bothered to do. We criticize Page for not doing enough, but what if he was actually being more productive than almost anyone else from the era?
  11. ^ Yeah, those two shows are just absolute bangers. I wasn't bothering with 1972 much, but those performances..... oh wow.
  12. Oh I had no intention of buying them, I was just wondering how authentic they were. I thought they were probably repackagings of bootlegs anyway.
  13. Anyone got any clues as to what the story behind this is, it's been floating around on ebay for some time now: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Led-Zeppelin-Live-Two-Radio-Broadcast-Reels-1969-1970-1971-1977-1980-Rare/302554222323?hash=item4671a30ef3:g:qxIAAOSwUM5aJfI4
  14. The UK winter '71 tour is pretty great, but it would be nicer to have it in decent quality. I do think some of the high points of that tour equal Japan or other more famous 1971 shows, particularly the Manchester show which is a ferocious performance but sounds like it was recorded at the bottom of the ocean. SB wish list, then: 26/04/69 San Francisco 11/11/71 Newcastle 24/11/71 Manchester 02/12/71 Bournemouth 14/06/72 Nassau 15/06/72 Nassau 12/01/75 Brussels (for WTLB in SB quality) 22/06/77 LA
  15. Yep, the Manchester show is good. So too is the one from the Winter 71 tour, although it sounds like it was recorded at the bottom of the ocean. Zeppelin always seemed to play good shows in Manchester. Not sure how underrated this is, but after playing it on Youtube last night I'll throw in Nassau 14/02/75 - a great show and the equal of the MSG one two days earlier. The band were on good form in those mid-Feb shows. The St. Louis one from the 16th is a solid performance too.
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