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  1. My first question would be, how are you planning to listen? For example, if you’ll mainly be using Bluetooth headphones, there’s little point in paying for hi-res streaming. If you’re directing the stream losslessly through a decent hi-if system or wired headphones, then yes it’s worth it.
  2. I believe D'yer M'ker was never performed live. There are quite a few other songs in that bucket spread across the albums. There are good recordings of fairly complete versions of some songs that were rehearsed in sound checks but never played in concerts – examples include The Rover and Night Flight.
  3. It’s very easy to extract the audio from the DVD at 16 bit/44.1kHz using software like DVD Audio Extractor to create your own CD-quality soundtrack of the RAH show. You can also add the partial tracks included in the DVD menu sections. I did this about 15 years ago and have been listening to it regularly ever since...
  4. Thought it worth registering on this forum that Peter Whitehead, who filmed the band at Royal Albert Hall in 1970, has sadly died. Not sure what implications this has for remaining archive material (if any): https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jun/13/peter-whitehead-obituary
  5. I used DVD Audio Extractor to create an audio file of Autumn Lake, and added a fade-in and fade-out using Audacity
  6. It took me about 60s using Audacity to create Hello Mary Lou as a stand-alone 2min 16sec track using the old 2003 disc, with fade in and fade out etc. I then added it to the end of the 2018 edition of HTWWW as a ‘bonus track’ in my lossless playlist in iTunes. Problem solved...
  7. Always been curious as to how many LZ gigs didn’t involve Robert playing the harmonica at least once? i assume it happened at most - if not all - gigs from ‘68 to ‘72 when they usually played at least one of Train Kept A Rollin’, You Shook Me and/or Bring It On Home. Then it was completely absent for ‘73? Early ‘75 may have seen it appear a couple of times for the elusive performances of When The Levee Breaks, before disappearing again. Then I think harmonica was played during Nobody’s Fault But Mine at every gig from ‘77 onwards? So in summary there was harmonica played at every gig apart from ‘73 and most of ‘75?
  8. You can take things to extremes by also extracting the audio from the DVD menu items for 'bonus tracks', plus the 2003 DVD has the full-length version of BD to add as a bonus track for TSRTS
  9. To me the fun part is extracting and editing (i.e. adding fades etc) the audio myself, but maybe I'm not normal
  10. The booklet notes for Box Set 2 describe the collection as "not simply the 'best of the rest', but rather the 'rest of the best'." I think that is where the terminology comes from.
  11. Just thought it worth flagging up in the Main Forum that Eddie Edwards has updated his excellent The Garden Tapes website to include a dissection of the recent Complete BBC Sessions release: http://www.thegardentapes.co.uk/bbc.html Although it reflects most of what was already being discussed with regards to the various edits on CBBCS, it's nice to see it get the 'official' Eddie Edwards review in his own inimitable style. Enjoy!
  12. Logan says he eventually got to see Led Zeppelin play live "at the 2012 reunion". Did he get confused and simply watch the DVD, not realising that the gig took place five years earlier?
  13. The Wikipedia entry for BBC Sessions is now displaying the alleged track times for the third disc, and it has White Summer at 8:22 rather than the previous official version which was 8:01. The Garden Tapes site says there was previously a 15 second cut at 5:06, so it looks like this track may now be about to appear in unedited form.
  14. I am struggling to hear any audible glitch at 0:55 on the official version of Sunshine Woman uploaded to Spotify, although it does have the early fade.
  15. I forgot to mention that the 1990 box also sliced at least 20s from You're Time Is Gonna Come, for reasons unknown (another 20s could have been left in without reaching the fade into Black Mountain Side used on LZ1). But we digress...
  16. How interesting... It had hitherto escaped my attention but you are quite correct that it appears that approximately 3s worth of HHWCID has disappeared between 1990 and 2015. The original length of 3:55 has become a mere 3:52. I wonder why?
  17. The extra bars in the intro to NFBM were included on the 1990 box set. However this set also introduced some fresh unwelcome edits such as the studio background chatter and guitar tuning being deleted from the beginning of Tangerine, as well as the tape noise at the start of Immigrant Song being cut.
  18. Completists still have to buy the 1990 box set to get everything, as this is also the only way to get the Moby Dick/Bonzo's Montreux mash-up. Also missing from the latest reissues is a remastered version of the shorter WLL (Edit) released as a single in 1997, if we're being pedantic.
  19. Bought this at Heathrow Airport on Saturday just prior to boarding a long haul flight. Absolutely excellent
  20. Thanks Glyn - it just seems a little odd given how much better the other four tracks on the ITTOD companion sound, which one would assume have come from the same or similar source tapes?
  21. Others have already commented on how the mixes of Fool In The Rain, All My Love and I'm Gonna Crawl on the ITTOD companion disc sound 'muddy'. To my ears it sounds like these are actually mono mixes? Could this have been a mastering/production error?
  22. Looking forward to adding to the LZ instrumentals compilation when the next three releases come out...
  23. My favourite table at my local bar/diner in Suwanee, Georgia
  24. Also a bit of a shame that the first few notes have been edited off 'Jennings Farm Blues', compared with the bootleg version. Another tiny nitpick!
  25. Okay, this is nitpicking in the extreme, but slightly odd how 'Immigrant Song' becomes 'The Immigrant Song (Alternate Mix)' on the companion disc. Where did the 'The' come from? Also 'Bron-Y-Aur Stomp' is missing the extra 'r' that was added to all subsequent releases of 'Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp', for example on HTWWW and DVD Earl's Court segment. There needs to be a consistent policy on what these songs are called! Overall, absolutely love the deluxe release.
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