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  1. Is there a non-Dime link to this cuztard pi version?
  2. imo one can't go wrong with the savage version from LA 6-25-72, expertly curated by James Page on How The West Was Won.
  3. This is a tough tour to nitpick all the way around the horn...Jimmy alternated between decent and train wreck, sometimes within the same minute, Plant's heart wasn't in it, undoubtedly Bonzo's most lackluster tour, and Jones' Alembic and keyboard sounds don't exude much warmth. It has its moments, but this is the tour that time forgot, unfortunately for good reason.
  4. ledzepfilm, I just want to say thank you so much for this… I can’t imagine the time and dedication you put into this project, and your willingness to share it with the community is kind beyond words. This is simply extraordinary! Thanks again!!!
  5. I’m assuming the cassette version is not different than the version on the original 1976 LP?
  6. Great thread...seeing the laser pyramid was incredibly exciting live...and I agree the segue from that into Achilles in the Fort Worth show sounds absolutely amazing, one of the great live moments imo. Glad to see some love for Landover 5-26, one because I was there and two because I think it’s better than advertised although the horribly dry soundboard does it no favors (as is often the case with 75 and 77 gigs). And the segue from White Summer into Kashmir is 77 was indeed thrilling. Oh, and Osaka 71 kicks serious ass!
  7. Due respect to all, the Osmonds onstage with Zep at EC never happened. Those concerts were covered extensively by the UK music press and no mention was ever made of anything like that. Further, Dave Lewis has written extensively about these concerts for decades (he was at all 5 gigs, and was present at the after party on the final night), and he has never mentioned, much less written about, a Zep/Osmonds onstage jam at the EC concerts. If that had taken place he certainly would have chronicled it. Taking everyone at good faith, this story is just a case of faulty memory. After all, the period in question was only 43 years ago...
  8. Couldn't agree more, and each book has its own place and is vital in its own way. The Davis book broke the ice and pulled back the veil. It was derided as BS by many corners upon its release but imo, all these years later, most of it seems to be plausible at worst. The only thing keeping Wall's book from being a big time home run are his contrived "fantasy sequences" (Wall apparently learning nothing from TSRTS film!). But again, nothing seems too egregious in terms of inaccuracies, again imo. The Hoskyns book may be definitive in that it seems to have the most on the record sources from folks who were actually there.
  9. The O2 version is flawless and is one of the greatest performances of Robert Plant's career, easily imo his greatest post-Zep era performance. The incredible visuals didn't hurt anything either. As for the real Zeppelin, there are some nice ones from 1975, but by 1977 the versions (when they were well done) took the piece to another level. Bonham was routinely spectacular on these, and on the recordings that capture the visceral response from the audience at the song's conclusion, it gives a real idea of what it was like to be there.
  10. Agreed with Johnlennon, the Dadgad version is the one.
  11. The version from the 1969 BBC Playhouse Theatre gig is also excellent. Always a soft spot for the version on the classic old German bootleg LP titled, appropriately enough, White Summer. Dusseldorf 1970 (?) if memory serves. Agreed, playing it in 1980 was a mistake to say the least. Also love the outtake acoustic version on the second disc of The Yardbirds Little Games special expanded edition of some years back.
  12. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the story was that Jimmy just turned the thing over to Kevin Shirley, and he was the one who FUBARed it. Its nice to have the songs not originally on the soundtrack, but the project was botched horribly in several places and that's all there is to it imo. Agree with Porgie, the best attempt to date at getting it right is the Heywood edition. Shirley hasn't worked on another Zep project since. Coincidence?
  13. Whiskey From The Glass, as far as I know, is only available on the Japanese CD of the album. The Window is a b-side which can be found on the Most High CD single. Also I forgot to mention a version of Upon A Golden Horse sans strings, which stands alongside The Window on the double b-side Most High CD single.
  14. Great post, John M! I will break this out again and give it a listen. The muddy production always throws me, and it remains disappointing all these years later that Page and Plant allowed the album to be hampered that way. I've been hot and cold on this album at various points across the years. Standouts to me are WTWWY, nice deceptive mellow groove at the start, and then very powerful. Blue Train strikes me well in recent times. Most High is great, but I actually prefer the "single" version. It's more concise and punchy imo. Heart In Your Hand is brilliant, and I imagine Plant's lyrics can probably hit home with most folks. Clarksdale is one of the best songs they ever came up with, and Page is tremendous here. Many of the live versions of this were incredible. Burning Up is a bit silly in a way, but I still always like a song where Page lets it rip, and Plant's "like a volcano" refrains at the end are cool. I like When I Was A Child, Plant is singing well and with emotion, and I really like Page's guitar work there. House Of Love and Sons Of Freedom are strong and edgy rockers. The Japanese "bonus" track Whiskey From The Glass is a sort of post-apocalyptic dirge, very effective. And the b-side The Window is a very dark and moody piece. Also I would again mention the live b-sides from the Shepherd's Bush gig. I think it would really be great if Page and Plant released that gig as an "archive" release. The band played well that night, and the recording is amazing.
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