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  1. El_Mink, thank you so much for that video! It was eye/ear-opening and very entertaining at the same time. I’m not a musician, but have always been fascinated and amazed by what Page was doing when he dropped in his flourishes, and believe me I spent an unreal amount of time under my headphones with those records (yes I’m old), and of course the volume was often turned up to 11! You nicely defined the cool stuff he was doing on Levee and you did so in an informative and entertaining way. Of course he was awesome live, both with his playing as well as visually, but it was really the records where his artistry was at its peak in my opinion. Thanks again and I hope you’ll make some more of these types of videos. All the best
  2. 929 is in my opinion the greatest show they ever played...brilliant from beginning to end
  3. Apollo 11 is brilliant, no doubt about it. Absolutely great film. Here’s hoping it doesn’t take 50 years for Zeppelin to get their Apollo documentary off the ground... 😉
  4. I would of course buy it right away were it ever officially released, but we do at least have this concert available in very nice quality, along with the ample footage released on DVD. I would be much more grateful for an archive release of something we’ve never heard before...
  5. Thanks Steve and tmtomh, very interesting and informative! That Osaka 71 stereo sample sounds really great, and I can’t wait to hear more... the fact that it’s my favorite show of all time has nothing to do with it 😉 Sincere thanks once again.
  6. June 22 is my favorite 1977 show, the energy is insane and Jimmy had a wardrobe malfunction that he solved with a ladies belt (according to R. Plant on the night). Dying Time and Over The Hills in the same gig, and OTH was a late set impulse of Page it seems. And to me it’s the all-time versions for both pieces. The solo Page unleashes on OTH is one of the most spectacular things he ever played. June 10 has a similar feel to me. Maybe it’s the less than perfect audience recordings, but the energy of those gigs is awe-inspiring. Certainly Eddie on June 21 is the greatest audience recording it can’t be said enough. Of course the band was in less than perfect health in 1977, but the tour was spectacular, and there was a lot of thought and planning that went into it. They were the biggest and the best, and they knew it. It was all down to the execution from gig to gig.
  7. Speaking of impact, US retailers at the time were crediting the business generated by ITTOD with saving the moribund music retail industry. People were coming back into record stores just to buy that, and of course some of those customers would also grab another LP or two while they were there.
  8. The worst part was MTV spelling out “Jimmy Paige”...he wasn’t in Duran Duran so they didn’t know or care...and then at one point when they list out the lineup of musicians, their wonder boy Collins’ name appears BEFORE the Zeps! Insipid, but here we are all these years later still talking about the mighty Zep while MTV has died a death. Too bad.
  9. Hard to top the version on TSRTS...also pretty fond of LA 6-21-77
  10. Allow me to third the suggestion of going straight to Dave. He’s now in his sixth decade of chronicling the activities of the band and the various solo projects. He works hard to get it right and imo has well earned the support he receives from the Zep fan community. The magazine has gone from something he literally cut and pasted together with his own hands, to the nicely produced and well realized magazine that it is today. In my opinion TBL is well worth it to any and all Zepheads.
  11. I couldn’t finish reading it. The same sort of over-written pseudo-intellectual drivel that has plagued many reviewers down thru the years, most of them more astute than this preening twit. Perhaps his really smart friends enjoyed it...
  12. May I please have the link also? Kind thanks
  13. Definitely prefer 928’s Stairway, Page is really letting it rip on the solo. I’ll go with 928 on What Is although I’m not sure if it’s just the beautiful, full sound of the new board that does it for me on that one. This LZ rarities version of the board is so nice. Bonzo’s martial incursion on Moby Dick from 929 is one of my all time favorite moments from the master. Page’s thrilling, off the cuff Hendrix trip during 929 WLL is right up there near the top of my all time favorite moments of anything!
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