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  1. Has anyone on this forum done an A/B comparison of Mothership vs The Remasters from the early 90s? I have read in a few places that the new Kevin Shirley remasters sound "louder" and more compressed than the George Marino remasters from the early 90s - everything is more upfront and in your face. Is this better?. . . I will stay on the fence until I can do an A/B on my home system. As the owner of most the original vinyl, all the original CD releases, and the Complete Studio Recordings Box Set, I do know that the 1990-93 remasters were a vast improvement over the original CD releases
  2. I certainly spent the most time looking at the Physical Graffiti cover. When I bought Zep on CD, I gave away most of my vinyl, but I made it a point to keep Physical Graffiti.
  3. Sure Zep was most popular in the 70s, but people have continually been turned on to their music ever since. I picked up on them in the mid-80s when my friend Tony played it in his car stereo during lunch. I loved the music, so I ended up buying all the titles - on vinyl at first, then CDs when I got my first CD player in 1988. I actually purchased my first "Led Zeppelin" CD in the bargain bin - a $9.99 "Super Saver" when most CDs were $15. Led Zeppelin picked up many new fans when Page remastered much of the back catalog, and released the 4 disc box set in 1990. There was a resurgence
  4. I owned all the original issue CDs, and I used to feel the same way about those four track. . . until my copy of II got water soaked, ruining the cover and insert. I purchased the remastered version. When I did an A/B comparison, it was quite drastic. I realized that my "CD quality" collection was not really the best possible sounding Zeppelin. Not only are there hiss and EQ problems on many of the original CDs, the left and right stereo tracks on the fourth album were actually REVERSED on the original CD release. Sometimes it is worth it to re-purchase something. Most of my Zep coll
  5. Its hard to find a big concert these days where there ISN'T a camera crew and director switching for a large video screen. You can be sure all those cameras were HD, and the video from every camera was recorded for the entire show. When they make the DVD, they will not be stuck with the video switched for the big screen, just like they won't be stuck with the house audio mix.
  6. The Top Gear and Tasty Sundae sessions, along with the complete Playhouse Theatre set have been available on bootleg since those broadcasts hit the air in 1969. These recordings were not multitrack. Jimmy did an excellent job mastering them for the official "BBC Sessions."
  7. When Rhino released "Beat the Boots" - a collection of Frank Zappa bootlegs, I felt it was pure genius. I remember reading an interview where Zappa admitted that he wasn't happy with the sound quality on most of the recordings, but he felt the release was a way to beat the bootleggers at their own game! I believe the Zappa box consisted of 10 full length LPs. A box ten times that size could easily be done for Zeppelin, with only the very best recordings. And if it was an official release, I would buy it. In this day and age of internet trading lists, and lossless FLAC files being swap
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