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    CD v. Vinyl Replica

    Ok, there has got to be some of you our there who have listened to the ordinary CD and the vinyl replica CDs of Led Zep. So if you have, is there any difference in the sound quality between the two? My Houses of the Holy CD has developed ill health ... probably overplay! So I pan on replacing it. Looking on Amazon they have on offer the CD, the vinyl replica and the Japanese import. So the question is which to buy. We do have a sound system that can tell the difference between recording qualities, and if there was an SACD, I wouldn't ask, I'd just buy it, which gives you some idea of where I'm coming from on this. To date I have only one Japanese vinyl replica ... not LZ ... it's David Bowie's Diamond Dogs, and I have to say it does stand head and shoulders above the ordinary re-mastered Bowie CDs. So between the different releases and Jimmy busy remastering endlessly, which would you all recommend I go buy. Pure question of sound quality not cost. Thanks
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    Guitarist's wardrobe made to measure

    So is there any chance of seeing a photo of this wardrobe Steve ?
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    ELP Thread

    I'm primarily a Keith Emerson fan ... which of course ends up including ELP and the Nice. I've actually got a young .... desperately in need of members .... especially members who will talk to one another .... forum, based around Keith, which ELP pages in need of talk ... You'll find me at Tarkus forum Please come and join and talk all things ELP ... I need talkative people!!!! I'm married to a prog rocking keyboard player ... so my listening tends to swing between my first love .... Jimmy Page (hence you find me on this board) and my second love Keith Emerson, who doesn't seem to have anything by way of forums, so I started one! Fave ELP album - I'd probably go Tarkus. Hope to see some of you at Tarkus ...
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    How did you get into Led Zeppelin

    My older cousin playing LZ II to me when it first came out .... I then borrowed it ... and I've still got it!!!
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    No Quarter Unledded

    Think the double neck Ovation may be the CSE 225 ... but as a violin player, i'm no expert on guitars. Of course this being Jimmy ... may even be a custom version. And what was that triple neck with the mandolin on top?
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    Jimmy Page to be on cover of magazine

    and 'without a guitar' that seems even more odd ....
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    CD v. Vinyl Replica

    Couldn't agree more. I was given Mothership as a pressie ... and I do think the remastering has now gone a step too far. It's ok, but if I really want to listen and enjoy, I go back to the original remaster albums ... well, until I find a few more of the Japanese ones! Hubby is prog rocker rather than a LZ fan, and even he, on hearing Mothership said it had lost what LZ music was really about!
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    CD v. Vinyl Replica

    Just wanted to thank you all for aiding my decision. I do now have a Japanese CD of Houses of the Holy, and am now working on wearing it out! The sound quality is definitely superior to the UK version. Well worth the higher cost. In fact the only problem I have now, is I think I'm going to have to shop around and see if I can find more of the Japanese versions of the rest of the Led Zeppelin catalogue. Hmmm Outrider gets played a lot here ... wonder if there's a Japanese pressing of that one? Anyway thanks again all.
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    Guitarist's wardrobe made to measure

    If possible so would I please Steve.
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    Your first Led Zeppelin album

    Led Zep II was the first ... family visiting always involved me and my cousin being made to 'play' together. He's 5 years older than me, and we could never have been called close! He bought LZ II and on the next visit suggested we could listen to records ... I still to this day think he thought I'd hate it and finally he would be rid of me! If that was his cunning plan plan it went well wrong ... I borrowed the album and I still have it! I was 12 back in 1969 ... He'd have been 17. I did own up to still having it a couple of years back ... he said I could keep it ... he'd gone off them which just shows he has no taste whatsoever !!!! He didn't catch on that I was only owning up and had no intention of giving it up!!!
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    New Zeppelin interviews in 'Uncut' Magazine

    Sure did ... and he may have to have that guitar a slung a little higher these days, but he's still damn sexy, and still looks cool!
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    New Zeppelin interviews in 'Uncut' Magazine

    Spot on.
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    New Zeppelin interviews in 'Uncut' Magazine

    For me its Osteopaths - they too really know what they're doing! Lets face it ... I love Jimmy to bits, but he has always been a back injury waiting to happen with that low slung guitar playing!
  14. Couldn't agree more .... and you missed mentioning Keith laying under the Hammond and playing it from behind .... after throwing knives in Just proves the list of things they did in concert is endless ... can't believe they got left off!
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    CD v. Vinyl Replica

    I only download if I want singles or only part of any album. I like to have the original album art work, etc, not just the music. So until such time as its not possible to buy a CD, I'm not going to be changing over to dowloads. The Japanese imports are usually better because of the manufacturing process. They take making the glass master for pressing CDs as precission work, and will endeavour to make it as error free as possible. The less errors and the greater the precission on the glass master, the better the CD pressed from it .... even after multiple pressings. Like I said, I've not bought a Led Zep Japenese pressing before, but when I heard my first Japanese CD pressing in the system at home the sound quality was amazing - that was Bowie's Diamond Dogs album which was remastered, the original album dates back to 1974, but you'd never know it! I'll let you know what I think of House of the Holy Japanese import as soon as I've listened to it ..... watch this space
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    CD v. Vinyl Replica

    I don't do digital MP3 players - well, apart from my iPod Nano on airplanes, and when I'm outside drawing. As you will have seen above, I have gone with the Japanese import recommendation, in that the advice given underlines my minimal experience with these. My current Led Zep CDs are from Jimmy's original remastering, which was excellent. I can't agree with you on Mothership ... there's little evidence of any 'mucky muck' on the original remasters, and I think the compression and limiting has been taken too far on Mothership thereby losing much of the dynamic range on the previous version. For me, dynamic range is a large part of Led Zep music. I like Mothership, but I really wouldn't go overboard about it. Making the quiet bits louder does take away the light and shade. Maybe the light and shade is limited on digital MP3 players anyway - I can only judge by my iPod and like I said it's only for use on aeroplanes and outside. I'm used to listening to Led Zep through around £4000 worth of hi-fi equipment. If anything, Mothership just regularly sends me back to the original CD remasters.
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    CD v. Vinyl Replica

    Thanks for the info ... I really don't want more compression, so I'll avoid the vinyl replicas.
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    CD v. Vinyl Replica

    Thanks ... final decision is to go with the Japanese Import, which is on order.
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    CD v. Vinyl Replica

    Think I better just clarify my question, 'cause there is certainly some confusion on the thread ... I'm not asking whether I buy a CD or good old fashioned vinyl .... I'm old enough to have done - at the time it came out - and still have some of the Led Zep vinyl in 12" size! I also have all the original albums on CD along with some of the later groupings. My Houses of the Holy is poorly - too much play probably! So in order to get the best sound quality, and as there is now a choice which there wasn't when I first bought/got given my CDs, should I buy .... 1. The ordinary CD 2. The CD which is a replica of the original vinyl, but still a CD 3. The Japanese Import CD ... in the case of an old Bowie album I have, the Japanese CD is better sound quality than the UK one. This may not be the same with Zep, as they use a different label. I'm happy to spend the £20 on the imported HotH if the sound quality is worth it. Some come on guys and gals ... what are you all listening to, and how does it sound? One last question do any of you knowlegdeable folk know if any of the Led Zep albums are available as SACDs? Or any of Mr Page's other outings for that matter. Thanks
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    Memorabilia Exhibit at Knebworth

    It is indeed on Classic Rock's site too .. Link: http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/page/cl...ldn_t_be_easter And I've put the date in my diary, hope it does raise a whopping sum for the ABC
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    “The Best of British: Design from the 19th and 20th centuries.”

    Well Jimmy still owns it - whether or not he withdrew it at the last minute or it didn't reach it's reserve I don't know. Personally, if I owned it, I couldn't bring myself to sell it. His beautiful stained glass windows did sell - of they had been mine, I couldn't have parted with those either. And some of the furniture he put in the sale and embroidery and curtain panels sold. I do love his taste in art and Gothic architecture.
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    Post a Picture of your Pets

    He's gorgeous ... My torts are only small, so if I put the on the desk, they head straight for the keyboard as though they can type! They are anybodies for a strawberry!
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    What other bands are we all into?

    There's a whole mix of stuff on the shelf, but excluding LZ and various JP stuff, current favourites would be ... Keith Emerson's solo stuff David Bowie ELP The Nice Jordan Rudess Less recently played, but still favourites would be Genesis Yes Bon Jovi
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    Where y'all from?

    I'm a Brummy by birth, but now live in North Somerset - not far from Bristol. And there's a couple of photos of Bristol.
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    Hi from SW UK!

    Just thought I'd say a quick Hi, as I've just got round to joining here. Though I don't have a good excuse for what took me so long!! I'm a self confessed rock chick (albeit an ageing one - that would be in years not behaviour )I've been a LZ fan as long as I can remember ... and always a Page girl, not a Plant one! Other musical interests are varied ... but being married to a prog rocker, a lot of that is heard in this house - both his own and others! The aforementioned prog rocker did take me to the NEC to see P & P when they toured ... only 7 rows back and facing Jimmy ... still living on that one. The prog rocker - who claims not to be a LZ fan is still trying to explain how he knew all the lyrics to all the songs that night and joined in with entusiasm!!! Anyway, that'll do for now - hope to get to know you all in time.