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One Symbol

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  1. Afternoon Zephead chums! My friend, Lee, runs a music site called Real Gone and has a fun poll up at the moment. Pick one song from each Zeppelin album. Just one. It's an anonymous poll, too. Swing by and vote, if you so wish! http://www.realgonerocks.com/2015/01/th ... elin-poll/
  2. I thought only three of the five were taped (23rd/24th & 25th)? Reportedly the kick drum is supposed to be missing from the audio of the 23rd.
  3. Avoid the EVSD version "You Were There In Spirits"..it's absolutely awful & has about the worst EQ job out there. Wendy "Fatally Wanderer" is the one to have from the pressed boots.
  4. This is a great release, and for me certainly is an improvement over the older Antrabata compilation & the Scorpio box. Well, well seeking out.
  5. This is a great release, and was somewhat overshadowed by the recent Nassau '75 board coming out. "Love & Peace 1971" deserves a place in every self resspecting fan's collection.
  6. Excellent gifts. My missus very kindly picked up a few silver boots for me: Loove (Tarantura) Toccata & Fugue (Tarantura) Days of Heaven (Tattytura)
  7. Well so far they've already unearthed one of the MSG '75 gigs (a big show), one from MSG '77 (a big show), Seattle '75 (big show), the complete Landover '77 run. You don't class those as "good stuff"? Jeez...years ago all we has was the 'Destroyer' soundboard. I'm quite sure that eventually Pontiac will turn up (assuming the tape still exists), together with some or all of that LA Forum '77 run & the other Seattle'75.
  8. You completely missed the point, but never mind. Anyway, I'm sure the FLACS will get shared soon enough.
  9. Yeah, here you go. This particular article doesn't mention the kick drum specifically (I must have seen it elsewhere), but Kevin Shirley explains that the third night was unusable. I'd recommend reading the whole thing actully, it's quite an interesting article. You'll need to scroll right down to read the bits about Led Zeppelin DVD: http://www.cavemanpr...ageplantiv.html
  10. Pretty sure it may have been Kevin Shirley himself at some point, but I don't have to time to look for it today. I'll have a look & post back later.
  11. ...and as usual for that you're relying on one of us ripping from the silvers.
  12. Jon Anderson? I really hope you're joking.
  13. Third night of Earl's Court? Simples. The kick drum wasn't recorded, that's why.
  14. Well all these people who enjoy dissing boot companies better think on. If it wasn't for EVSD stumping up to release these things, they would likely never see the light of day. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with after the Landover releases.
  15. Just had confirmation that the silvers are shipping, for those who are interested.
  16. Well seeing as these '77 boards have now started to pop out of the woodwork again, I wouldn't discount anything.
  17. Hmm...one of the few Godfather releases I haven't picked up. Might have to look into that. The second half of the show is still rather crummy though!
  18. ^ Indeed. I'm sure we can cast our minds back to a time when all we had was 'Destroyer'.
  19. I think they'll just be content to use photos from that tour. Some of the copycat labels can't even get that right. My main gripe with EVSD these days is the quality (or lack thereof) of the packaging materials. OK, so the music come first but it must cost them next to nothing these days. Some of their presentations (hardback books etc) used to be really nice. They are obviously looking to keep costs down & maximise profits!
  20. Good to see Jimmy getting a warm reception, and also that he took the time to meet fans & sign a few things. He wasn't for signing anything at Hammersmith!
  21. Geat work Super Dave. I understand you were at the TBL meet, which I missed. Pity, as it would have been nice to say hello. I decided instead to stand outside the Hammy O with some other fans, freezing my knackers off. It was worth persevering though as I ended up right at the front of the barriers as Page, Plant, Jones and the assembled celebs came in. Managed quick chats with Sir Peter Blake (very nice bloke), Julian Lennon, etc.
  22. Well...as the venerable Knebby is fond of saying, "There is a space to be watched, so watch it". Full catalogue reissue programme beginning in 2013, mark my words.
  23. We'll see the Zeppelin catalogue remastered & reissued first before any 'beat the boots' type projects.
  24. I was also at Hammersmith the other night, and the film just flew by. In fact I wish I was able to watch it again immediately afterwards, as it just went so damn quick! I was trying to listen/watch out for any likely fixes, but ended up just getting immersed in the whole thing. SOUND: At the screening I was sat in the stalls on the right-hand side (row w to be precise). The sound was quite muddy & indistinct to start with, but then evened out after three or four songs. All instruments were present & correct (even Page's guitar during 'Kashmir'). I didn't necessarily feel that the guitar was overpowering at all, and the mix of instruments/Plant's voice was nice & clear. Jason Bonham's drum sound in particular was absolutely thunderous. To my untrained ears, the mixing throughout 'Celebration Day' was perfectly done, and actually made me feel as though I was actually in the O2 as they played. Typically of some concert releases, audience noise was brought up at certain points, such as after a solo or the start/conclusion of songs. The roar that goes up at the start of 'Kashmir' for instance, is just electrifying. VISUALS/EDITING: The first thing I'll say is that 'Celebration Day' looks fabulous. For the most part Carruthers gets it right in terms of coverage of the band members & cuts to the crowd or wide shots with the backdrop visuals. What I did find quite annoying is the over-reliance on the use of Super 8. It's used an awful lot throughout, and I found it a distraction at times. It's even more of a pity as the 'proper' HD footage is just so beautiful. If it looks that good anyway, why f**k with it? That's not to say that it ruins the film - far from it. Personally I would have preferred more subtle usage of Super 8 here & there, as once or twice it does add a bit of vibe. I'm afraid those of you that hate those MTV-style quick cuts will probably tear your hair out in places. It's most noticable in 'Black Dog' but is employed elsewhere ('Rock and Roll'). At times it really works, but there are occasions when I just thought "Oh just let the camera linger there awhile". Again it doesn't destroy the film, but can be a bit irritating at times. What I really did enjoy was the way Carruthers has skillfully captured the interaction between the band members on stage. Laughs, winks, nods & cheeky grins to one another are there & are a joy to see. They really do look like they are having the time of their lives up there. I'm just trying to remember which track (probably during 'In My Time of Dying'), but Jones & Bonham exchange a glance which is just priceless. For the drooling/gurning Page lovers, there is also much to enjoy. Mercifully most of the solos seem to receive a respectful amount of coverage, and I can't recall any glaring exceptions to that. There are some iconic shots throughout. Page with the double-neck in 'Stairway', echoing some of the scenes in 'TSRTS', the atmospherics in 'No Quarter' and 'Dazed'; even the title sequence. I have no doubt that you will all find your own favourite 'bits' to enjoy. CUTS/FIXES: *SPOILERS* I'm afraid to say that in my excitement I managed to miss quite a few of the obvious performance fluffs. Make of that what you will! SIBLY did appear to have been tidied up, although I didn't spot a cut. Curious - I'll need to watch it again. 'Dazed' was the most obvious thing I was looking out for. Others have said they thought it had been cut. Now I'm not so sure that it had been patched up at all, so if there was a quick edit I may have missed it. That nasty bit of feedback in 'GTBT'? Magically fixed. Bonham's scat rendition of 'I Can't Quit You' before 'MMH' and Plant's introduction to 'Kashmir' are similarly gone. Weirdly though Plant's "Jason is actually a pretty good singer himself" is left in, even though the band now go straight into the song! PERFORMANCES: We're all familiar with the boots. I listened to the O2 gig again a couple of days before the premiere, just to jog my memory. In terms of what is presented on 'Celebration Day', I'd say there are now several near 'definitive' versions in there. 'Black Dog' is just monstrous, with young Bonham absolutely playing his arse off. Having watched the film, I have a new appreciation for him. He really gives it everything he has right from the word go. 'Kashmir' is an absolute towering performance from all of them, and frankly I've never heard it sound better. The look of admiration from the guys towards young Bonham after the end drum fill on 'Rock and Roll' is worth the price of entry alone. Plant (contrary to what some may have felt) sings his heart out. I saw no lack of effort from him at all. Jones is JPJ - solid & dependable. Page for the most part has a good gig, and noticably relaxes & starts to enjoy it after the reception to 'Black Dog'. Some of the tracks did fall a little flat for me. I still wasn't impressed with 'Ramble On', 'Stairway' or 'TSRTS', but I'm sure some of you will disagree. It's perhaps understandable if some of what I've written appears overly critical. If that's the case then allow me to clarify. 'Celebration Day' makes Zeppelin look & sound like the best band in the world once again. That's enough for me, and I will happily watch it over at least another million times. An interesting post-script to the whole Premiere weekend was that I quite coincidentally bumped into Dick Carruthers on Saturday morning, at Camden. He was out shopping with his young child. It would have been nice to have had a longer chat with him, but he was enjoying family time so I was conscious of not bugging him too much. He was keen to hear what I and other fans had made of it, and expressed relief at the Hammersmith crowd reaction. He told me that Paul McCartney had turned up backstage, and immediately bounded up to him and said "Hi Dick, how are you doing mate?", almost entirely ignoring Page, Plant,& Jones & the other assembled celebs.
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