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ADK-Zeppy

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    Zeppelin music, Jimmy Page guitarist, Robert Plant singing, Orange amps & Cabs, Les Paul guitar’s.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up, Sam! I'm one of the army of 29,000 here who has the Celebration Day HD video on my tablet. Well worth the space it occupies in the memory. For other Zeppelin fans that have this concert, here is a link to an interesting article on how the sound was done and mixed for that historic music event. https://www.soundonsound.com/people/inside-track-mixing-led-zeppelin-reunion ADK-Zeppelin
  2. It should not be too surprising that Bonham, Jones, and Jimmy bonded so well as musicians when united in Zeppelin. Page and JPJ had worked for some some time before Zeppelin, as studio session players and there were occasions where both appeared at the same session. Jimmy in his own words related that he was 1st choice call for mostly Rock type of music and Big Jim Sullivan drew many calls in the same role for Countrish type music. Being constantly chosen for those roles meant that you had to have the ability to improvise something to fit the music and that the talented ones have that delightful habit of always putting the “right notes” in the “right spots”. Those are the players that are on call frequently. Bonham being the guy that can drive the music, had to listen to everything going on and decide how to slow it down or speed it up and when to put in an accent at spots as sort of a que up to a soloist. Bonzo when in Zeppelin for a spell developed a feel for Page's style which of was sometimes a “shoot from the hip” and take your chances approach to playing when in Zeppelin; something not quite so available to him when playing on other artist's sessions. Jimmy's taking of chances adventures is best heard in the “Immigrant Song”. The composite performance video filmed in both Long Beach Arena in Los Angeles, CA in summer '72 and the Sydney Showground, AU February, 72 is an example where Page goes on a limb and just before the breaks, comes back in to finish a solo. It's one aspect of Page's playing skills that kept him the exciting player he was, is not heard often enough in my estimation. ADK-Zeppy
  3. In reading the article, one wonders just how “cool”was the relationship around 2014 between Plant and Page. I think some of that stemmed from Page wanting to continue on with a Zeppelin project akin to their O2 2007 appearance. It seems by Plant's remark, “A laugh a minute?” that Robert might have become weary about discussing Zeppelin as he already had been quite successful with his own “re-inventing” the Robert Plant brand and looked at a Zep project as a chore, and was content to let the past be. I'm sure the remaining 3 musicians all pinch themselves at times to take in their world success and how 4 struggling musicians became one unit melded into a identifiable sound and which still endures to this day. ADK-Zeppy
  4. I love interesting reads such as this book, sort of the “sleeper” type of book. After only 80 pages into this, I'm struck by the author's dedication in pursuing a dream, and it's a prime example of opportunity, hard work, attention to detail; combined with a bit of luck here and there, can push the human spirit to achieve when others fall by the wayside. It's the type of book that I could read more than once, and for myself, that is a rare thing. ADK-Zeppelin
  5. Thanks, Mr.Smith. This look like a good read of the 70's era of which Zeppelin held sway. I started reading the first chapter this morning. ADK-Zeppy
  6. Hey JM! That really is a very nice set up! If you were to play Page tone without the pedals, would your Origin's e.q. (T, M,B) remain the same? Ahh, no pun intended. I use an Orange Dark Terror with two Les Pauls and it only has a “shape” knob for its e.q. I have that knob set so that the e.q. curve would most likely approximate what you have. Myamp is similar (it just so happens) to your's.....just below half on the gain. I don't think Page used much in the way of gain, but relied on sheer volume to make his “point”. Perhaps his use of a Tele in the Yardbirds and early Zep influenced how he set e.q. on his amps with a Les Paul, later on. ADK-Zeppy
  7. These excellent remasters just show that Zeppelin were and still have not been surpassed for sheer talent, memorable songs and playing, and singing as was the mighty Zeppelin. I never get tired of listening to them and each time I re-listen, I hear a few things I missed in succeeding plays. ADK-Zeppy
  8. I don't doubt that there are some amazing software products available to anyone who wants to take the time to apply it to any type of pre-recorded music. The digital recording era was first heard by myself when my local library put Ry Cooder's album from a decades ago in their music bin. The album spoke of it being one of the 1st. If not the very first to use digital processing in recording Cooder's playing and singing. The only thing I remember about my listening experience was the better fidelity due to there being no noise heard anywhere between the actual sound impulses put down on the day’s media; namely tape. I know technology has only gotten better as time went on. ADK-Zeppy
  9. This June 7, 1977 remastering really sounds good. What were you detecting from the sound that needed improvement and did you employ any special “tricks” to make it even better than what it was before? ADK-Zeppy
  10. Thanks Steve! I'm expecting this will be as good that Houston remaster 1977. ADK-Zeppy
  11. Based upon the sample you posted, I sent you a PM with the hope you send me the remastering. ADK-Zeppy
  12. Many thanks for posting this! ADK-Zeppelin
  13. Where can we find this matrix? ADK-Zeppy
  14. I agree. It was difficult to distinguish between all of your samples. Did you take notes of your own observations or was it difficult for you also? Between #2 and #4, I would still vote #4 and it's because upon multiple listening, I do think it has more presence......seems more “alive” ADK-Zeppy
  15. I'm very happy that I discovered this performance...keep wishing that AI technology will someday transform these videos in to today’s HD or 4K and bring some “real magic” to the screen. John M. “MAGIC is a word I use many times to describe Page's playing; even his “sloppy” efforts. I have yet to hear another player that can be as expressive and make the guitar such an integral part of a song. That's in the hands of a “sorcerer” in my book! ADK-Zeppy
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