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  1. I also wish a board of the Hiroshima show from 9/27 would surface. But yeah, 9/23 is a strong one as is the following night.
  2. If the Japanese shows were recorded, I don't understand why Page has never released them. Even if the sound wasn't up to his standards. The Dead, even King Crimson for christ sake has released soundboards or average recordings from their archives.
  3. Although these are really cool I must admit, I'm still a bit disappointed on how the 50th anniversary was such a let down for such a big band such as Zeppelin. King Crimson has been releasing a bunch of goodies for their 50th on youtube with a boxed set coming out. The Grateful Dead put out a really cool 50th anniversary set of the AOXOMOXOA album and they always release archival stuff. The Allman Bros. have a bunch of archival releases, the new Hendrix & Band Of Gypsys set for the 50th anniversary of those gigs! Pink Floyd as well have been releasing archival stuff too. Jimmy Page mentioned about live stuff we haven't heard coming soon and then...nothing! I'm sure he has more shows in his personal collection. Why is it that with Zeppelin there's never anything that ever comes out other than re-re-remasters with some gold nuggets mixed in with a majority of stuff left off or edited down? All these other bands put out amazing things and the other 50th anniversary's have been exciting except for Zepp. We get sneakers, hot wheels, tapestries, and a book with photo's a majority of us have seen already. We've all heard the bootlegs, we knowwhat they sounded like live through out their career. They were hot from 69 thru 73 and 77 has some decent performances. I love Zeppelin. I'm a lifelong fan but this 50th has been a let down.
  4. Now back on the original topic Were there any other songs on the 1990 boxed set that were remixed and not just remastered? Quite honestly, I like how TSRTS sounds on this boxed set compared to the original HOTH version. I really couldn't tell from what I've heard if there were any other "remixes" on the boxed set.
  5. Correct. After the 4 cd boxed set in 1990 and the follow up of the 2nd two disc set in 1993 each album was individually released in 1994 with boosted levels. One good example is if you look at the wav file of Hey Hey What Can I Do from the 1990 set and compare it to the bonus track on the 1994 release/remaster of Coda, there's a big difference in the size of the wav and over all playback volume. Same goes for when you see the size of the wav's for Zepp IV in the '94 release.
  6. I've uploaded some of the audio from the 80's cd's, 1990 remasters, 1994 remasters and the current 2014 ones. Just some select tracks to see the difference in the wav's. As far as remasters go, the 1990 boxed set looks the best in as far as there's no brick walling or clipping. The 1994 remasters a clipped and mildly compressed compared to the 1990 remasters. A little harsher on the ears in spots. The 2014 remasters thankfully aren't brick walled or clipped but there is some compression here and there. Sound wise, in my opinion I like a little of the 80's cd's and the 1990 remasters sonically. I do love how II thru IV, Presence & ITTOD sound from the 2014's.
  7. I wasn't aware that there were other remixes on the boxed set. I know they were remastered. The faster fade outs I know about. The noise intro to Immigrant Song was snipped, etc. TSRTS to my ears sounds like the only remixed track on the set.
  8. Hey everyone. When I got the Zepp boxed set in 1990 I noticed something different with The Song Remains The Same. It sounded slightly different mix wise. The lead guitar in the beginning sounds higher in the mix, the guitars pop out a bit better. I thought then it must be because it was just eq'd differently and I'm not used to it. When I'd listen every now and again, I couldn't put my finger on it but it was just the eq that was different. Then, just a couple of weeks ago I was listening to some of the 1990 remasters again just for the hell of it with headphones. This time I heard the difference. Not only do the guitars sound like their mixed a little higher, but at the 1:38 mark theres a little guitar run that pans from the right to left. That doesn't happen on the Houses Of The Holy version. I checked the original Diament one, the 1994 and the recent 2014 remasters. TSRTS sounds like it was remixed on the 1990 boxed set. Did anybody ever notice that or wanna look into that to make sure my ears aren't deceiving me?
  9. I had that cd! I bought it at Revolver Records in Greenwich Village back in 1994. No longer have it sadly. I sold off a bulk of those silvers when I was 18. I still have 2 left that I hung on to. I like the outtake version too. From the Bron-Yr-Aur cottage demo's. I have those on my hard drive. Great stuff.
  10. Q1043 here in New York Carol Miller still gets the Led out Monday thru Friday at 8pm. Mondays she does a whole hour of Zepp from 8-9. Back in the early 90's she'd once in a while play tracks from Zurich in 1980. That's how I found out about that concert and started me on wanting more rare live stuff.
  11. I just read that about a week ago about the change in date to 8-10. As beautiful as the album version is I wish Page played it like the Hampton version more. Very beautiful piece. Even though it's a cruddy recording I kind've like the way it sounds. I guess I've worn bootleg ears too long
  12. I've always preferred III over II. Zepp IV is in a class of it's own but Zepp III is far from a bad album. You get hard rock, blues, and acoustic all in one album. Plants voice was at his peaks on III & IV. I could take or leave Hats Off To Roy but, it's not terrible and amusing to listen to if I'm in the mood. I agree with some that Hey Hey What Can I Do shoulda went on the album but I can understand why they'd leave it off. Poor Tom could've fit on there somewhere too.
  13. Hi all. Recently I was listening to some of Zepp's summer 1970 tour. In my 26 years of collecting boots I've shied away from listening to some of these shows in there entirety due to the sound quality. One thing out of a handful of things I like about this tour is newly played songs from Zep III, Plant's vocal's at it's strongest of any tour aside from the first half of '71, and also for the live rarities such as Bron-Yr-Aur. I really wish Page kept this in the acoustic sets longer. Aside from the well known version from the Forum 9-4-70, I really like the one played in Boston on September 9th and a new one that I really like is from Hampton 8-17-70. The recording is horrendous and the tape sounds like it was in bad shape but, putting on my bootleg ears this version of Bron-Yr-Aur really sticks out to me. It's played very differently than all the other times Page played it and it sounds beautiful to me. Too bad there isn't a better recording of this show, the show as a whole sounds like they were on fire but this version of Bron-Yr-Aur is very unique. Anybody else like the live versions of this one? If you haven't checked it out, give the Hampton version a listen.
  14. I don't know. As awesome as it was to hear the unheard La La, that wasn't exactly a finished song either. Neither was Carrot/Ribs or St. Tristan's Sword. We still got quite a few good nuggets on those companion discs but I did find it odd that Page did say he didn't wanna release anything that was bootlegged already but yet he put on Jennings Farm, Bathroom Sound/Out On The Tiles, Four Sticks (Alt. Mix), Boogie With Stu, The version of In The Light on the Physical Graffiti disc, etc. Swan Song could've and should've been added to the Graffiti companion since A) That disc was way to short, more stuff from those sessions could've been added, B ) As I listed the bootlegged tracks that got released anyways. Oh well, it is what it is. Not complaining, just didn't make any sense. I'm just glad I have the boots I do and the one's that have been coming out in the last year or 2. Not wasting my time energy believing we'll see any new live releases from Page.
  15. I just wish there was a better aud recording or an unedited SBD of that Dazed from 7/27. I think that was Page at his absolute peak right there. He never reached that level again after July '73.
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