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  1. Hi. I'm new here but I wanted to join so I could share something. Am I allowed to share links for downloading it from my cloud storage or do I only offer them if people PM me? Long post - deep breath! Been working on it since the summer when it started to become apparent that Jimmy Page was not going to deliver the 50th Anniversary Live boxed set that we all hoped for. Well, if he wasn't going to do it, then I was certainly going to give it my best shot! My starting point was that for 1969-1973, we have near-complete live shows for each year: Paris Olympia from 1969 Royal Albert Hall from 1970 BBC Paris Theatre from 1971 How The West Was Won from 1972 Madison Square Garden from 1973 As the years 1975-1980 are only represented by the DVD's highlights from Earls Court '75 and Knebworth '79, I decided to concentrate purely on these years. Unfortunately, as much as I love Led Zep (they have been my favourite band for years) we all know that during the second half of their career their performances were sometimes inconsistent. Plant had vocal issues, Page had certain other issues and even Bonham could have a dodgy night. I knew that if I was to construct a live album for each of these years that was anywhere near definitive or near the standard required for an official release, it was going to involve a lot of editing. Plant's vocal squeaks and cracks needed sorting, Page's flubs needed to be addressed and a few band timing issues needed smoothing out. If I was to make an edit within a song and use a better performance from another night then I also wanted to match the EQ, reverb and stereo separation. Some soundboards varied so much in these areas! What I've ended up with is a 2cd or 3cd soundboard compilation from 1973, America and Earls Court 1975, America 1977, Knebworth 1979 and Europe 1980 to approximate a complete show from each of these tours/shows. I've also done the same for L.A. 1977, trying to use only Mike Millard's recordings wherever possible. I know they are audience recordings but they are so good and so legendary that even Page saw fit to use one for a menu on the official DVD set. I've sprinkled a few extras here and there just for kicks. As a bonus I've created an alternative version of The Song Remains The Same soundtrack. This one comes from my frustration at what we were officially given for the 50th Anniversary. The flawed 2007 version of The Song Remains The Same was reissued, despite Page having the opportunity to finally give the soundtrack the treatment it deserved - for example, by using the superior 1976 album versions of some of the songs and ditching the film versions with their awkward edits that sometimes even added or took away beats of the bar. A complete Black Dog would also have been nice! This is the version I wish had been issued. Many thanks to The Garden Tapes website which provided invaluable help. I've included a compilation (entitled 1973-1980) of songs which were some of my favourite performances but which didn't meet the standard I was looking for in terms of a near-perfect performance or sound quality. This compilation consists of 6 cds of honourable mentions, mostly soundboards but with a few top quality audience recordings that compete in terms of performance. Oh, and Volume 10 consists of 3 DVDs: the 1st is my version of what an official Earls Court compilation could look like, the 2nd my presentation of the Seattle gig with better sound + some extras and the 3rd is my version of what an official Knebworth compilation could look like. Note: If the edit I've made is just for a beat or two, or for a couple of seconds then I have not listed which show it has come from (there are many!) but if it is a large section of the song then I have detailed the source. Apologies for the few fixed tracks. Hope it's pretty self-explanatory for which track replaces which track. Finally, muchas gracias to the YouTuber Led Zeppelin Boots and the remaster wizard Liriodendron. I used a lot of their ideas in compiling the setlists and the 1977 sets and 1973 set especially contain a lot of their work. Here is a tracklisting for the set: Volume 1: 1973 CD1 01-Rock And Roll (Fort Worth 19-5-73) 02-Celebration Day (Fort Worth 19-5-73) 03-Black Dog (Fort Worth 19-5-73) 04-Over The Hills And Far Away (Fort Worth 19-5-73) 05-Georgia On My Mind (Salt Lake City 26-5-73) 06-Misty Mountain Hop (Salt Lake City 26-5-73) 07-Since I've Been Loving You (Mobile 13-5-73) 08-No Quarter (Seattle 17-7-73) 09-Dancing Days (Southampton 22-1-73) 10-Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (Stoke 15-1-73) CD2 01-The Song Remains The Same (Seattle 17-7-73) 02-The Rain Song (Seattle 17-7-73) 03-Dazed And Confused (Seattle 17-7-73) 04-Stairway To Heaven (L.A. 31-5-73) CD3 01-Moby Dick (Mobile 13-5-73) 02-Heartbreaker (Detroit 13-7-73) 03-Whole Lotta Love (Detroit 13-7-73) 04-The Ocean (San Francisco 2-6-73) 05-Communication Breakdown (Denver 25-5-73) 06-Organ Solo - Thank You (New York 29-7-73) Volume 2: MSG 1973 CD1 01-Rock And Roll (2007 version, more vocal flubs have been corrected here) 02-Celebration Day (1976 version, superior guitar solo) 03-Black Dog (2003 DVD version, complete) 04-Over The Hills And Far Away (2007) 05-Misty Mountain Hop (2007) 06-Since I’ve Been Loving You (2007 version, but the odd edit which removed a beat just before the 2 minute mark has been fixed) 07-No Quarter (1976 version, one of the greatest band performances of all time) 08-The Song Remains The Same (1976 version, with more Plant ad-libs) 09-The Rain Song (2007 version, gorgeous treatment of the vocals) CD2 01-Dazed And Confused (1976 version, tighter with better edits) 02-Stairway To Heaven (1976 version) 03-Moby Dick (1976 version, better edits) 04-Heartbreaker (2007 version, but the missing beat in the drum transition into Whole Lotta Love has been restored) 05-Whole Lotta Love (1976 version, longer Crunge section) 06-The Ocean (2007 but in its rightful place as the encore) Volume 3: 1975 CD1 01-Rock And Roll (Seattle 21-3-75) 02-Sick Again (Seattle 21-3-75) 03-Over The Hills And Far Away (Vancouver 19-3-75 + Seattle 21-3-75) 04-In My Time Of Dying (L.A. 24-3-75) 05-Since I've Been Loving You (Seattle 21-3-75) 06-The Song Remains The Same (Seattle 21-3-75) 07-The Rain Song (Seattle 21-3-75) 08-Kashmir (Seattle 21-3-75) Bonus tracks: 09-When The Levee Breaks (Chicago 20-1-75) 10-The Wanton Song (Chicago 22-1-75) CD2 01-No Quarter (Vancouver 19-3-75) 02-Tangerine (Earls Court 24-5-75) 03-Going To California (Earls Court 25-5-75) 04-That's The Way (Earls Court 25-5-75) 05-Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (Earls Court 25-5-75) 06-Trampled Underfoot (Vancouver 19-3-75 + Seattle 21-3-75) 07-Moby Dick (Baton Rouge 28-2-75) CD3 01-Dazed And Confused (Vancouver 20-3-75) 02-Stairway To Heaven (Seattle 21-3-75) 03-Whole Lotta Love (Vancouver 20-3-75) 04-The Crunge (Seattle 21-3-75) 05-Black Dog (Seattle 21-3-75) 06-Communication Breakdown (Seattle 21-3-75) 07-Heartbreaker (Seattle 21-3-75 + Uniondale 14-2-75) Volume 4: Earls Court 1975 CD1 01-Rock And Roll (24-5-75) 02-Sick Again (24-5-75 + 25-5-75) 03-Over The Hills And Far Away (24-5-75 +25-5-75) 04-In My Time Of Dying (24-5-75 + 25-5-75) 05-The Song Remains The Same (24-5-75) 06-The Rain Song (24-5-75) 07-Kashmir (24-5-75) 08-No Quarter (24-5-75) CD2 01-Tangerine (24-5-75 + 18-5-75 Backing Vocals) 02-Going To California (25-5-75) 03-That's The Way (24-5-75 + 25-5-75) 04-Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (24-5-75) 05-Trampled Underfoot (25-5-75) 06-Moby Dick (24-5-75) Fixed Track: Alt. 02-Going To California (25-5-75) (extra vocals) CD3 01-Dazed And Confused (24-5-75) 02-Stairway To Heaven (25-5-75) 03-Whole Lotta Love (24-5-75) 04-Black Dog (24-5-75) 05-Heartbreaker (25-5-75) 06-Communication Breakdown (25-5-75) Volume 5: 1977 CD1 01-The Song Remains The Same (Fort Worth 22-5-77) 02-The Rover - Sick Again (Fort Worth 22-5-77 + Cleveland 27-4-77) 03-Nobody's Fault But Mine (Fort Worth 22-5-77) 04-In My Time Of Dying (Landover 25-5-77) 05-Since I've Been Loving You (Landover 30-5-77) 06-No Quarter (Landover 5-77) CD2 01-Ten Years Gone (Landover 30-5-77) 02-The Battle Of Evermore(Landover 5-77) 03-Going To California (New York 7-6-77) 04-Dancing Days (Landover 26-5-77) 05-Black Country Woman (Landover 5-77) 06-Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (Landover 5-77) 07-White Summer-Black Mountain Side (Landover 30-5-77) 08-Kashmir (Landover 30-5-77) 09-Over The Top (Fort Worth 22-5-77) CD3 01-Guitar Solo (Landover 5-77) 02-Achilles Last Stand (Landover 5-77) 03-Stairway To Heaven (Landover 30-5-77) 04-Whole Lotta Love (Landover 30-5-77) 05-Rock And Roll (Landover 30-5-77) 06-Trampled Underfoot (Cleveland 27-4-77) 07-It'll Be Me (Fort Worth 22-5-77) Fixed track: Alt. 06-Trampled Underfoot (Cleveland 27-4-77) w. aud. patch 6.58: Volume 6: L.A. 1977 CD1 01-The Song Remains The Same (21-6-77) 02-The Rover - Sick Again (23-6-77) 03-Nobody's Fault But Mine (21-6-77) 04-In My Time Of Dying (25-6-77) 05-Since I've Been Loving You (23-6-77) 06-No Quarter (23-6-77) CD2 01-Ten Years Gone (23-6-77) 02-The Battle Of Evermore (27-6-77) 03-Going To California (27-6-77) 04-That's Alright Mama (26-6-77) 05-Going Down South (27-6-77) 06-Black Country Woman (21-6-77) 07-Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - Dancing Days (27-6-77) 08-White Summer-Black Mountain Side (21-6-77) 09-Kashmir (21-6-77) 10-Trampled Underfoot (27-6-77) 11-Heartbreaker (21-6-77) CD3 01-Over The Top (23-6-77) 02-Over The Hills And Far Away (21-6-77) 03-Guitar Solo (23-6-77) 04-Achilles Last Stand (23-6-77) 05-Stairway To Heaven (23-6-77) 06-Whole Lotta Love - Rock And Roll (23-6-77) 07-Communication Breakdown (25-6-77) 08-It'll Be Me (26-6-77) Volume 7: Knebworth 1979 CD1 01-The Song Remains The Same (11-8-79) 02-Celebration Day (11-8-79) 03-Black Dog (11-8-79) 04-Nobody's Fault But Mine 05-Over The Hills And Far Away (4-8-79) 06-Misty Mountain Hop (11-8-79) 07-Since I've Been Loving You (11-8-79) 08-No Quarter (11-8-79) 09-Ten Years Gone (4-8-79) 10-Hot Dog (4-8-79) 11-The Rain Song (4-8-79) 12-Trampled Underfoot (4-8-79) CD2 01-White Summer-Black Mountain Side (4-8-79) 02-Kashmir (4-8-79) 03-Sick Again (4-8-79) 04-Achilles Last Stand (4-8-79) 05-Guitar Solo (4-8-79) 06-In The Evening (4-8-79) 07-Stairway To Heaven (4-8-79) 08-Rock And Roll (4-8-79) 09-Whole Lotta Love (4-8-79) 10-Heartbreaker (4-8-79) 11-You'll Never Walk Alone (4-8-79) 12-Communication Breakdown (11-8-79) Fixed track: Alt. 10-Heartbreaker (4-8-79) (w. edit 2.24 during flubbed guitar solo for a more satisfying listen) Volume 8: Europe 1980 CD1 01-Train Kept A Rollin' (Zurich 29-6-80) 02-Nobody's Fault But Mine (Brussels 20-6-80) 03-Black Dog (Brussels 20-6-80) 04-In The Evening (Mannheim 3-7-80) 05-The Rain Song (Dortmund 17-6-80) 06-Hot Dog (Rotterdam 21-6-80) 07-All My Love (Rotterdam 21-6-80) 08-Trampled Underfoot (Brussels 20-6-80) 09-Since I've Been Loving You (Brussels 20-6-80) 10-Achilles Last Stand (Brussels 20-6-80) CD2 01-White Summer-Black Mountain Side (Brussels 20-6-80) 02-Kashmir (Brussels 20-6-80) 03-Stairway To Heaven (Rotterdam 21-6-80 + Frankfurt 30-6-80) 04-Rock And Roll (Berlin 7-7-80) 05-Heartbreaker (Rotterdam 21-6-80) 06-Communication Breakdown (Hanover 24-6-80) 07-Money (Frankfurt 30-6-80) 08-Whole Lotta Love (Brussels 20-6-80) Bonus Track: 09-Whole Lotta Love (Berlin 7-7-80) Volume 9: 1973-1980 (honourable mentions) CD1 01-Rock And Roll (Köln 18-6-80) 02-In My Time Of Dying (Baton Rouge 28-2-75) 03-Since I've Been Loving You (Copenhagen 24-7-79) 04-In The Evening (Brussels 20-6-80) 05-Kashmir (Baton Rouge 28-2-75) 06-All My Love (Frankfurt 30-6-80) 07-Trampled Underfoot (Earls Court 24-5-75) 08-No Quarter (Cleveland 27-4-77) (cut edited out) 09-Heartbreaker (Vienna 16-3-73) Fixed Track: Alt. 08-No Quarter (Cleveland 27-4-77) (fixed an issue around about 11 1/2 minutes into the song so substitute this for the version above) CD2 01-Over The Hills And Far Away (L.A. 22-6-77) 02-No Quarter (Vancouver 18-7-73) 03-Mystery Train - Black Country Woman - Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (San Diego 19-6-77) 04-How Many More Times (Chicago 22-1-75) 05-Stairway To Heaven (Offenburg 24-3-73) 06-Heartbreaker - Whole Lotta Love (L.A. 3-6-73) CD3 01-Dazed And Confused (Vienna 16-3-73) 02-Achilles Last Stand (Frankfurt 30-6-80) 03-Whole Lotta Love (Essen 22-3-73) 04-Heartbreaker (Long Beach 12-3-75) 05-Rock And Roll (Knebworth 11-8-79) CD4 01-Nobody’s Fault But Mine (Cleveland 27-4-77) 02-Over The Hills And Far Away (Dallas 4-3-75) 03-In My Time Of Dying (New York 12-2-75) 04-No Quarter (Cleveland 28-4-77) 05-Ten Years Gone (L.A. 21-6-77) 06-The Battle Of Evermore (L.A. 21-6-77) 07-Going To California (L.A. 21-6-77) 08-Stairway To Heaven (Copenhagen 24-7-79) 09-Rock And Roll (Copenhagen 23-7-79) CD5 01-No Quarter (Copenhagen 24-7-79) 02-Trampled Underfoot (Frankfurt 30-6-80) 03-Kashmir (Long Beach 12-3-75) 04-Sick Again (Copenhagen 24-7-79) 05-Stairway To Heaven (Detroit 12-7-73) 06-Whole Lotta Love (Hamburg 21-3-73) 07-How Many More Times - Communication Breakdown (Southampton 22-1-73) CD6 01-Black Dog (Copenhagen 24-7-79) 02-Rock And Roll (Munich 5-7-80) 03-Ten Years Gone (Cleveland 28-4-77) 04-No Quarter (alt. film version, New York 7-73) 05-Over The Hills And Far Away (L.A. 23-6-77) 06-Moby Dick (film version, New York 27-7-73 + 28-7-73) 07-Heartbreaker - Whole Lotta Love (Detroit 12-7-73) 08-Night Flight (soundcheck, Chicago 7-73) 09-Shakin’ All Over (soundcheck, Chicago 7-73) 10-School Days (soundcheck, Chicago 7-73) 11-Round And Round (soundcheck, Chicago 7-73) Volume 10: DVDs DVD1 - Earls Court 1975 No chapters (caused sync issues - feel free to amend!) 00-Audience (25th) and Intro (24th) 01-Rock And Roll (24th soundboard/audience audio matrix more sympathetic to Plant's voice) 02-Sick Again (24th soundboard/audience audio matrix more sympathetic to Plant's voice) 03-Over The Hills And Far Away (25th Bluecongo audio matrix) 04-In My Time Of Dying (25th Bluecongo audio matrix) 05-The Song Remains The Same (25th Bluecongo audio matrix) 06-The Rain Song (25th Bluecongo audio matrix) 07-Kashmir (25th Bluecongo audio matrix) 08-No Quarter (24th) 09-Tangerine (24th with backing vocals from 18th) 10-Going To California (25th - mixture of sources to make complete) 11-That's The Way (24th - mixture of sources to make complete) 12-Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (24th) 13-Trampled Underfoot (24th) 14-Moby Dick (24th) 15-Dazed And Confused (24th) 16-Stairway To Heaven (24th) 17-Whole Lotta Love (24th) 18-Black Dog (24th) 19-Heartbreaker (25th) 20-Communication Breakdown (25th) NOTES + SOURCES: I have avoided using any performances that are on the official 2003 DVD (apart from Going To California which is fron the same night but is more complete than the offical release - there is no complete video of this song from the 24th). Audio sources: 24th - audience matrix audio (thanks rickm1964) for Rock And Roll/Sick Again because it took a few songs for Plant's voice to warm up on both nights as per the norm. The audio for the rest of the show is largely untouched except for a few vocal flubs here and there. 25th - King Jimmy and the West Bromwich Blues Band (Bluecongo audio matrix) synced to video. Video sources: 24th - In The Court Of King James (EV) up to Bron-Y Aur Stomp. This has a noticable improvment in picture quality, particularly for Tangerine. - Heavy Metal Kids (EV) from Trampled Underfoot to the end as there are no audio drop outs, and not much improvement in picture quality from King James, which has audio drop outs on its 2nd disc. - Return Of The Kings (WOW) for a tiny portion of That's The Way to make it as complete as possible. 25th - Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music (EV) DVD2 - Seattle 1977, Europe 1980 + Promos Seattle 1977 01-The Song Remains The Same (soundboard/audience audio matrix) 02-Sick Again (soundboard/audience audio matrix) 03-Nobody's Fault But Mine 04-Ten Years Gone 05-The Battle Of Evermore 06-Going To California 07-Black Country Woman 08-Bon-Y-Aur Stomp 09-White Summer-Black Mountain Side (soundboard/audience audio matrix) 10-Kashmir (soundboard/audience audio matrix) 11-Over The Top (soundboard/audience audio matrix) 12-Guitar Solo (soundboard/audience audio matrix) 13-Achilles Last Stand (soundboard/audience audio matrix) 14-Stairway To Heaven (soundboard/audience audio matrix) 15-Whole Lotta Love (soundboard/audience audio matrix) 16-Rock And Roll (soundboard/audience audio matrix) Europe 1980 01-Rotterdam 8mm with soundboard audio 02-Zurich 8mm with soundboard audio 03-Munich 8mm with audience audio Promos 01-No Quarter (complete version, MSG 1973) 02-Over The Hills And Far Away (L.A. 1975) 03-The Song Remains The Same - Sick Again (MSG 1977) 04-Sick Again (promo, L.A. 1977) 05-Achilles Last Stand (promo, L.A. 1977) 06-Whole Lotta Love - Rock And Roll (MSG 1977) 07-Ten Years Gone (VH1 promo, Knebworth 1979) 08-Hot Dog (promo, Knebworth 1979) 09-Kashmir (MTV promo, Knebworth 1979 - not the same as the 2003 DVD Knebowrth version of Kashmir!) NOTES + SOURCES: This disc requires quite a bit of explanation. I believe that Seattle 77's negative reputation comes from a) the dry video feed audio that is extremely unsympathetic to Plant's voice and Page's guitar and b) the fact that Over The Hills, Since I've Been Loving You and No Quarter are very underpar performances early on in the show. The rest of the concert, I think, is in some places spectacular. The acoustic set was always very enjoyable; even with the dry audio mix, Bonham's drumming is awesome throughout (is there a better Over The Top?) and Page performs one of his finest Stairway solos. All that is even more apparent with this audio matrix mix. Thank you to Sue Dounim for that wonderful piece of painstaking work. Audio sources: The Song Remains The Same-Sick Again - Sue Dounim audience/soundboard matrix synced with Video by Randy Butternubs II Nobody's Fault But Mine-Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - The Year Of The Dragon (EV) White Summer-Kashmir - audience/soundboard matrix (thanks, Randy B!) Over The Top to end - Sue Dounim audience/soundboard matrix synced with Video by Randy Butternubs II Video source: The Year Of The Dragon (EV) The Europe 1980 section comes from the fact that this is the only year in the box set for which there is no pro video. However, sounboards are in abundance. These 3 pieces of 8mm film represent the best of the 1980 footage and are from LedZeppelin.com. Munich is particularly enjoyable with Plant in fine voice. The Promos section consists of a) all the bits of broadcast film I could find that were used as official promos for songs on VH1 and MTV in the 80s and 90s which did not turn up on the 2003 DVD set, b) all the complete songs synced together from 8mm footage and bootleg recordings also found on Led Zeppelin.com and c) a wonderful fan-made edit (thank you, Rainson Zeppelin - yours is the superior version) of No Quarter that combines the superior Soundtrack album version with the film version and film footage in a very satisfying way! I felt I just had to include it as I probably enjoy watching it more than almost any other Led Zeppelin performance. This is the one! DVD3 - Knebworth 1979 No chapters (caused sync issues - feel free to amend!) 01-The Song Remains The Same 02-Celebration Day 03-Black Dog 04-Nobody's Fault But Mine 05-Over The Hills And Far Away 06-Misty Mountain Hop 07-Since I've Been Loving You 08-No Quarter 09-Ten Years Gone 10-Hot Dog 11-The Rain Song 12-White Summer-Black Mountain Side 13-Kashmir 14-Trampled Underfoot 15-Sick Again 16-Achilles Last Stand 17-Guitar Solo 18-In The Evening 19-Stairway To Heaven 20-Rock And Roll 21-Whole Lotta Love 22-Communication Breakdown 23-You'll Never Walk Alone 24-Heartbreaker Once again, like the Earls Court DVD, I have avoided using any performances that are on the official 2003 DVD (apart from an un-messed-with-in-a-studio version of Achilles from the 1st night - they completely messed it up on the 2nd night, hence that was unusable). Sources are: Knebworth 4-8-79 - Knebworth Masters (30th Anniversary Edition) - this uses the Winston soundboard/audience matrix for audio Knebworth 11-8-79 - Return Of The Dinosaurs (Genuine Masters) Both of these sources are still considered to be best by most fans. Once you have all 10 volumes (30 discs in total), I truly believe that you have all you need from 1973-1980 as a regular Zep fan. If this was released in a similar fashion to the Pink Floyd Early Years boxed set, it could be presented as the final word on this period of their live career. Or that was the idea, anyway! They barely made a false move from 1968-1972. Almost every concert is a winner. You should have them all as you lot probably know! It is definitely harder navigating through 1973-1980 and this 30 disc box set came from a desire of mine that all began when I heard my first Zep boots back in 1993: BBC '71, Destroyer '77 and Zurich '80. I hope it helps new fans wade through the tapes and provides old fans with a solution to the problem of there being no official 50th anniversary live box set from Jimmy Page. Enjoy!
  2. I’m open to feedback on this project of mine. The foundation of it is shown below, however, I still have some work to do on it and nothing is cemented in yet. So I’d like some feedback from the wizards of this site. What started as a curios “Do I have all of their live songs?”, has turned into a quest to create a best of, massive Led Zeppelin “concert” of each of their live performed songs. For now, I’ve listed my cut of their best live performances in alpha order below. I’d like to thanks Bonzo_fan (Ranking the 1977 Shows, and 1975 shows, and...), Michael Fry (50th Anniversary Box Set), and also everyone who chimed in on their posts. I’ve dug into a lot of concerts and songs you all have specifically mentions as being good. They’ve influenced this best of compilation. Ok, I “ramble on” a lot, so feel free to skip these next paragraphs and just go straight to the songs. I was surprised by a few findings. One, I first appeared to be missing roughly 30 live songs in my CD catalogue, between the official releases and my few boots. Two, most of their latter 3 albums were never performed; oh the humanity!! (sorry for that, but it is a musical tragedy) Three, some songs were only ever done once. And four, a handful of songs were only done for ~5ish gigs (Levee, Wonton, etc) or were only ever partially played (Crunge, Rover, etc). In the end I was only missing 14 live performances from my collection. We truly are in a great digital era, where nearly every Zep concert is searchable on line. I was quite shocked to be honest. I mean, in 1968, why would someone record a fan based or soundboard based Zeppelin concert? You wouldn’t know these guys were going to pan out. And it’s not like it would have been easy either. Technology was so big and clunky, I mean how did you even do it discretely? Regardless, I’m thankful. My search also dug up a lot of non-Zep songs they only performed live. I assume they were all covers, but maybe some were Zeppelin revitalized songs, like most of the first album. Who knows? But like any legit fan, I collected those along the way. I’m sure I didn’t get them all, but I picked up over 20 songs, which I intend on including in this “concert”. I think I like the historical accuracy by including them; because it’s something they did do a lot live. Not to mention it makes my “concert” longer. Who doesn’t want an epically long Zeppelin concert? Well, maybe not the fans at Knebworth (who apparently waited outdoors for a very long time to see all the concerts), but definitely the rest of us. They will also increase the song variety, as I couldn’t tear myself away from including multiple versions of some of my fav songs. How does one decide that TSRTS Stairway is much better than Destroyer’s Stairway, or Eddie Listen Stairway? I couldn’t do it, so they’ll all make the cut, as they differ so much. The same will go for various versions of SIBLY, WLL, CB, HMMT, and Heartbreaker for sure. So these ~20 cover tunes will keep the variety going. Including some of the different versions noted above, this “concert” is going to be big. It’s verging on over 90 songs and will be well over 5 hours long. So I'm going to organize it into three "acts". They won't necessarily be in chronological order, but Act 1 will have more earlier material with Act 3 being a bit later. Each act will sort of start like each of their concerts (if I can) with 1,2,3, punches, have ~2 encores, and be filled with one of the multiple versions (STH, WLL, SIBLY, etc. ) I couldn't bear to cut. And like I said, to prevent them from getting too repetitive, each Act will be filled in with those ~20 cover songs. I'm hoping it’ll result in a great listen with a lot of rockin ups and some bluesy downs! After reviewing a lot of boots, I appear to be drawn to sound quality first, then the best version. As a result, a lot of the performances below are from the official releases: BBC Sessions, HTWWW, TSRTS, and Celebration Day. Familiarity has skewed me as well, so a lot of performances from 1977s Destroyer have made the cut. I’m not incl practices as they’ve never sounded that great to me, such as Night Flight (which sucks as I was really looking fwd to finding that one live). I really want this full, best of “Concert” to be a charge to listen to, from start to end. (note, proper concert dates are referenced below) Achilles Last Stand – Destroyer All My Love – Last Concert As Long As I Have You (extra) – Fillmore West Apr ‘69. Why did this song not get put to the studio? A serious treat of a find. Not in their top 25 or anything, but a great mid range song Babe I'm Gonna Leave You – Whisky A Go Go Black Country Woman – Destroyer Black Dog – HTWWW CD Blueberry Hill (extra) – Live On Blueberry Hill Bring It On Home – HTWWW CD Bron-Y-Aur Stomp – Destroyer Bron-Yr-Aur – Live On Blueberry Hill Celebration Day – TSRTS CD (original) C’mon Everybody (extra) – 1970, possibly Jan 9. I lost track of the source of some songs Communication Breakdown – BBC Sessions CD, Live On Blueberry Hill and Earls Court Dancing Days – HTWWW CD Dazed and Confused – HTWWW CD and TSRTS CD (original) For Your Life – O2 Arena For Your Love (extra) – Fillmore West Jan ‘69 Four Sticks – Copenhagen 1971 Friends – Osaka 1971 Gallows Pole – Copenhagen 1971 Going to California – Destroyer Good Times Bad Times – O2 Arena, I love the very opening riff more than any other. Heartbreaker – HTWWW CD, – TSRTS CD (2007), Earls Court and Osaka 1971 Hot Dog – Last Concert How Many More Times – BBC Sessions CD, Texas Pop Festival I Can't Quit You Baby – Texas Pop Festival I Gotta Move (extra) – Stockholm March 14, 1969 Immigrant Song – HTWWW CD I’m Talking About You (extra) – New York, evening 1970 In My Time of Dying – Snow Job In the Evening – Last Concert It’ll Be Me (extra) – Inglewood June 26, 1977 Kashmir – Destroyer, Snow Job Long Tall Sally (extra) – London Jan 9, 1970 Louie Louie (extra) – HTWWW bootleg LA June 25, 1972 Misty Mountain Hop – TSRTS CD (2007) Moby Dick – HTWWW CD, TSRTS CD (original) Mystery Train (extra) – San Diego June 19, 1977 Nobody's Fault but Mine – Destroyer No Quarter – Earls Court, Destroyer Organ Solo (extra) – Live On Blueberry Hill Out on the Tiles – Live On Blueberry Hill Over the Hills and Far Away – Snow Job Over The Top (extra) – Destroyer – Starts with Out On The Tiles intro Pat’s Delight (extra) – Fillmore West Apr ‘69 Please Please Me/From Me To You (extra) – Osaka September 28, 1971 Ramble On – O2 Arena. Did Zep played this in the 70s? Page & Plant in the ‘90s yes, but Zep? Not that I could find. Rock and Roll – Destroyer Sick Again – Snow Job Since I've Been Loving You – Live On Blueberry Hill, TSRTS CD (2007) and their Last Concert Sitting And Thinking (extra) – Fillmore West Apr ‘69 Something Else (extra..kinda) – BBC Sessions CD Stairway to Heaven – TSRTS CD (original), Destroyer, Eddie Listen LA June 23, 1977 and Last Concert Tangerine – Earls Court Ten Years Gone – Destroyer Thank You – BBC Sessions CD That’s Alright Mama (extra) – LA June 26, 1977 That's the Way – HTWWW CD The Battle of Evermore – Destroyer The Crunge – No idea where I got this performance. Someone separated this out from a WLL combo. But quite a bit of the song is here, the most I’ve seen, with a lot of vocals too. The Girl Can’t Help It (extra) – New York, evening 1970 The Girl She Got Long Brown Wavy Hair (extra..kinda) – BBC Sessions CD The Lemon Song/Killing Floor – Fillmore West Apr ‘69 and Whisky A Go Go The Ocean – HTWWW CD The Rain Song – TSRTS CD (original) – The way this version blends right after the actual song TSRTS is like nothing else. If this happened on other concerts, I would consider other versions. But until then, this version is too good they way they work together. The Song Remains the Same – TSRTS CD (original) – See the Rain Song comments The Train Kept A Rollin’ (extra) – Texas Pop Festival – One of the more clear recordings I could find. I’ve decided this song always sounds muzzled. I’m convinced no band can make it sound crisp. At Texas Pop, it’s not bad, but otherwise this song (even when sung by Aerosmith) just sucks. Was this ever good in a live concert?..when you would hear it as clear as possible? Who knows. The Wanton Song – Chicago January 20, 1975. Trampled Under Foot – Destroyer, Earls Court. Travelling Riverside Blues (extra..kinda) – BBC Sessions CD Twenty Flight Rock (extra) – New York, evening 1970 We’re Gonna Groove – 1970, possibly Jan 9 We Shall Over Come (extra) – Osaka September 28, 1971 What Is and What Should Never Be – BBC Sessions CD When the Levee Breaks – Chicago January 20, 1975 White Summer/Black Mountain Side – Last Concert Whole Lotta Love – TSRTS CD (original), Live on Blueberry Hill, Last Concert, and Osaka which is the only exception to my quality first rule. Fun version, but the quality stinks. Oddly enough the melodies are in much better quality than the main song itself…I might try dissecting just the melodies and sticking them in somewhere in my “concert” as I have too many WLLs in here as it is. You Shook Me – Fillmore West Jan ‘69 So that’s my list. I am in the midst of cross referencing these songs vs 1973 Providence and 1977 Listen to this Eddie as they have good sound quality and are great concerts. But if you have any suggestions for better versions, I’m all ears. Reference Concerts (not incl official releases) Whisky A Go Go, LA Jan 5, 1969 Fillmore West San Francisco January 10, 1969 Fillmore West San Francisco April 27, 1969 Texas Pop Festival, Dallas August 31, 1969 Live On Blueberry Hill, Inglewood, September 4, 1970 New York, evening show of September 19, 1970 Copenhagen May 3, 1971 Osaka September 29, 1971 Earls Court 1975 Snow Job, Vancouver March 19, 1975 Destroyer, Cleveland April 27, 1977 Last Concert, Berlin July 7, 1980 O2 Arena, December 10, 2007 As best I can tell, these songs were never performed live by Led Zeppelin. I’m kinda hoping someone will show me a rare performance. Boogie with Stu Candy Store Rock Carouselambra Custard Pie Down by the Seaside D'yer Mak'er Fool in the Rain Hats Off to (Roy) Harper Houses of the Holy Hots On for Nowhere I'm Gonna Crawl In the Light Living Loving Maid Night Flight Royal Orleans South Bound Saurez Tea for One The Rover Your Time Is Gonna Come Songs noted as (extra) are not on any studio albums…kinda. It’s hard to classify some songs. Travelling Riverside Blues? Was it really live? Kinda. Was it on any studio albums? Kinda. Honestly, I nearly cut this one. But I like it, so I included it. I’ve concluded long ago that you cannot really classify Led Zeppelin. They were too creative. They don’t fit into any one box, and a song like Riverside is an example of that. Got any favorite versions of their live performances? That are also of good quality? I’d love to hear of them.
  3. Just uploaded a re-edited DVD of the Earls Court shows on Guitars101. Just type "Led Zeppelin Best of Earls Court 75 DVD re-edit guitars101" into Google or PM me for a link. There's also an mp4 version if you prefer. Both DVD and mp4 versions now work great on VLC media player. All sync issues that cropped up in my first version when played on a computer should now be fixed. I've selected the best performance of each song from the 24th/25th May shows that circulate. Improvements include: - a better audio mix of the opening numbers that's more sympathetic to Plant's voice (which always took a few songs to warm up in 1975); - I've smoothed out the edits which make a complete Going to California and That's The Way; - you can finally hear the backing vocals in Tangerine which I've boosted using the night of the 18th; - no official footage from the Led Zeppelin DVD has been used - a few of the vocal flubs have been fixed so it's closer to what an official release could sound like. Enjoy!
  4. A new coffee table book Five Glorious Nights, compiled by Dave Lewis, is being published to commemorate the 1975 run of concerts at Earls Court: http://www.fivegloriousnights.co.uk/ Disclaimer: Not associated with the publisher Rufus Stone.
  5. I was going through the EC stuff and just happened to notice Bonzo here. It's almost as bad as San Diego 77. I'm preety sure they almost come to a complete stop a couple times.
  6. Just came across the Empress Valley Supreme Disk dual layer DVD image for "Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music" (around 7.6Gb). According to argentiumastrum, "Unlike Toasted Condor's "Heavy Metal Machine", this new effort from EV uses superb sounding stereo soundboard soundtrack to provide the most professional status." I still have two ears despite advancing age, but the sound on the DVD image sounds suspiciously like mono, albeit very high quality mono, to me. I would be very grateful if anyone with an original copy could let me know if the sound is "proper" stereo. Given the size of the DVD image I would have thought it is a straight copy. I am of course assuming that the original was on one dual layer disk. It is definitely the EVSD version because their watermark briefly appears bottom right from time to time,usually when a song starts. And so to bed...
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