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Your Favourite Page No Quarter Solos

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I was just thinking about this and mine would have to be:

TSRTS version (original soundtrack)

Earls Court 24/5/75

Earls Court 25/5/75

LA 24/3/75

LA 27/3/75

San Diego 14/375

Vancouver 19/3/75

Cleveland 27/4/77

Cleveland 28/4/77

Houston 21/5/77

Landover 26/5/77

Landover 28/5/77

New York 11/6/77

New York 13/6/77

LA 21/6/77

LA 23/6/77

Seattle 17/7/77

Knebworth 4/8/79

Knebworth 11/8/79 (not as good as the 4th, but it really does almost sound completely different.)

As you can see I am a big fan of the '77 versions. :D I haven't really delved into the '73 tour yet, but I really do prefer live Zeppelin from '73 onwards (might be in the minority here.) I'm definitely in the minority here but I love Page's playing on the '77 versions, it just seems so laidback and for want of a better word sexy.

Anyway, post up your favourite versions and feel free to reccomend me any new versions I haven't listed. :)

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TSRTS soundtrack is the one I grew up with and love, and while you can make the argument that I'm biased twoard that one, I just haven't found another version that is that well constructed.

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TSRTS soundtrack is the one I grew up with and love, and while you can make the argument that I'm biased twoard that one, I just haven't found another version that is that well constructed.

I must concur Hickory Stick! ;)

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Most of the great ones have already been mentioned, but I'd add 5-13-1973, Mobile, Alabama. That's my favorite No Quarter from the 1973 tour, excluding the official TSRTS release.

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Most of the great ones have already been mentioned, but I'd add 5-13-1973, Mobile, Alabama. That's my favorite No Quarter from the 1973 tour, excluding the official TSRTS release.

Oh yeah! Thats a great one. I also love No Quarter from Longbeach 3/12/75.

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Just off top off head

  • TSRTS
  • 1975-02-12
  • 1975-03-05
  • 1975-03-21
  • 1975-03-27
  • 1975-05-18 (I think this might be the best under 20 minutes outside of Knebworth)
  • 1977-06-23
  • 1979-08-04

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TSRTS soundtrack is the one I grew up with and love, and while you can make the argument that I'm biased twoard that one, I just haven't found another version that is that well constructed.

I third that!

I get lost during the 30+ minute jams and from the many shows I've heard, so did they.

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I third that!

I get lost during the 30+ minute jams and from the many shows I've heard, so did they.

I'm not so big on the 30 min+ '77 versions, but the ones from '75....transcendent. 27/3/75(LA), Flying Circus, 14/2/75 (Nassau), 28/2/75 (Baton Rouge). They "get lost" in the very best way, taking you to a strange and unearthly place where no-one ,including them, knows quite what's going to happen next.

I agree that TSRTS is fantastic (MUST be the original, not the criminally shortened 2007 version) and so are Mobile, Salt Lake City, Fort Worth...but some of those '75 versions are incredible trips.

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Yeah, 24/5/75 is another brilliant one, but I don't go along with the "Greatest ever" tag often given to 23/6/77.

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Alabama 73

TSRTS-and amazing composition in a very short time, compared to later versions

Seattle 75-one of the greatest 75 shows in general, specially the vocals

Earls Court-24.5.

LA forum-21.6. and 23.6.

Both Knebworth shows

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the one song i really wanted to hear on the new release of TSRTS was no quarter, i was hoping we'd get the full version of the solo from the original soundtrack so was mortified to hear the truncated start and different tail out. however, that's been discussed before...

i love jimmy's tone on the 73 tour so those shorter more focused versions always get my vote. i've just watched the earls court and 1st and 2nd knebworth solos to get reacquainted. i like the 1st knebworth version and EC but i think the longer performances in '75 and mostly '77 lost the nuance and power of the song. there was some good stuff being played at times for sure but the overall structure was reduced for me by the extended hit and miss passages of some nights

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i love jimmy's tone on the 73 tour

Aside from the shorter versions, I agree with you here. I'm not a huge fan of his tone post-73. I think that's why some of his solos during the 75 tour sounded weak, for Page.

And yes, chopping up the NQ jam in the remastered TSRTS was an utter disgrace. <_<

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They are all great, but of couse as I attended the 1973 in New Orleans- cant find anything on it! That one will forever be with me.

Then my favorite was February 1975 in Baton Rouge- It's 20 minutes long and JPJ as always is absolutely brilliant. I was close to the stage center left with a close view of JPJ and was in absolute awe! I was there yelling and screaming with everyone else! To see them in all of their glory is so hard to find words to describe it. Let's put it this way...been loving them and their music for 4 decades. The power in that building that night was captivating! All four of them doing what they do best, performing LIVE.

This is still one of my favorites.

I wished Jimmy would find a way to take these unofficial recordings/ bootlegs and release them. As bad as I want this I want to own it with their approval!

Hope you enjoy :piano:

Here is link 1

link 2

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Page himself may have been at his best technically in 73 but personally I thought that as JPJ started to move to piano it not only helped his own solo before but also made Page's alot more interesting/dramatic. In 73 and early 75 he's just playing the same few atmospheric lines on the keyboards where as by the second leg onwards his backing becomes alot more complex and changing with Page playing off it creating a much more drama even if his playing is technically more brutal. The brutally itself works for me aswell since it provides a great counterpoint to the grace of JPJ's pianowork, actually reminds me alot of Coltranes(obviously more technically advanaced) wild soloing on tracks like My Favourite Things with McCoy Tyler holding it together on Piano.

Basically by 75 I think it stops being "page's solo" and becomes a full band jam with all three of them contributing alot rather just backing him up.

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Page himself may have been at his best technically in 73 but personally I thought that as JPJ started to move to piano it not only helped his own solo before but also made Page's alot more interesting/dramatic. In 73 and early 75 he's just playing the same few atmospheric lines on the keyboards where as by the second leg onwards his backing becomes alot more complex and changing with Page playing off it creating a much more drama even if his playing is technically more brutal. The brutally itself works for me aswell since it provides a great counterpoint to the grace of JPJ's pianowork, actually reminds me alot of Coltranes(obviously more technically advanaced) wild soloing on tracks like My Favourite Things with McCoy Tyler holding it together on Piano.

Basically by 75 I think it stops being "page's solo" and becomes a full band jam with all three of them contributing alot rather just backing him up.

And because of this it becomes my favorite song. But the first I ever heard was 02-12-75 before the paino and that was my favorite song until I heard Dallas (and then later 75 ones, and then 77 ones)

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Page himself may have been at his best technically in 73 but personally I thought that as JPJ started to move to piano it not only helped his own solo before but also made Page's alot more interesting/dramatic. In 73 and early 75 he's just playing the same few atmospheric lines on the keyboards where as by the second leg onwards his backing becomes alot more complex and changing with Page playing off it creating a much more drama even if his playing is technically more brutal. The brutally itself works for me aswell since it provides a great counterpoint to the grace of JPJ's pianowork, actually reminds me alot of Coltranes(obviously more technically advanaced) wild soloing on tracks like My Favourite Things with McCoy Tyler holding it together on Piano.

Basically by 75 I think it stops being "page's solo" and becomes a full band jam with all three of them contributing alot rather just backing him up.

I'd also have to agree with this. Also in '77 Bonzo has a lot more involvement usually I think. The build up before the climax of the solo that Bonzo did in a lot of '77 shows in awesome. The fast drum roll then the bass drum and cymbals in the same pattern as Page's playing. Bonzo just takes over the version from 21/6/77!

I said Page's solo because I wanted it to be more specific than just your favourite No Quarter, there have been a few of those threads lately.

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Noo Yawk, June 11, 1977 is probably my favourite (love the "Boogie Jam"), closely followed by:

Noo Yawk, July 28, 1973 (of course- my absolute favourite guitar solo of all time!)

Vancouver, March 19, 1975 (A fine example of "Tight But Loose" :P )

Cincinatti, April 19, 1977 (Jonesy quotes "Lady Madonna" by The Beatles in the Boogie Jam)

Noo Yawk, June 7, 1977 (the origin of my name here, after all)

LA, June 23, 1977 (it's a classic, as is the entire "Badgeholders" show, of course...well...maybe not "Kashmir"!)

Seattle, July 17, 1977 (Page is playing like an ADD kid on acid, but that's part of this version's charm, IMO)

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I have to add my vote to 6/23/77 LA. For the longest time, actually up until this week, I've had a thing against '77 shows. I started trading cassettes over 20 years ago, but the first '77 one I received was called The Last Brawl, Oakland '77, I think. It was horrible, a late generation dub of not their best night. I ended up with another '77 tape sometime after that, and it was equally bad. At which point I assumed '77 was just a disaster of drugs and no soundchecks and sloppy playing. And so I concentrated on pre '75 stuff for years and years.

But after reading this fine forum, I started taking a look at some of the better '77 shows available for download at the usual sites. Just finished listening to the 6/23 one, and all I can say is:

I stand corrected.

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I have to add my vote to 6/23/77 LA. For the longest time, actually up until this week, I've had a thing against '77 shows. I started trading cassettes over 20 years ago, but the first '77 one I received was called The Last Brawl, Oakland '77, I think. It was horrible, a late generation dub of not their best night. I ended up with another '77 tape sometime after that, and it was equally bad. At which point I assumed '77 was just a disaster of drugs and no soundchecks and sloppy playing. And so I concentrated on pre '75 stuff for years and years.

But after reading this fine forum, I started taking a look at some of the better '77 shows available for download at the usual sites. Just finished listening to the 6/23 one, and all I can say is:

I stand corrected.

Good post. I've definitely warmed to the 77 and 80 tours within the last year too. While Badgeholder's would have been an incredible concert experience because they were having such a good time, upon listening, it's not even their best night of the LA run, IMO.

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