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Best Kashmir live version

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Hi there.

I am wondering and asking which do you think is the best Kashmir live version.

Official we just have Knebworth's and O2's. And I think Kashmir and For Your Life were the best moments of the whole Celebration Day night.

Cheers.

TT.

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Im so into the O2.....at this point in time, visually and sonically I think its the greatest Kashmir ever recorded.

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Either 1977/06/25, 1977/06/11, or 1980/06/30. Honorable mention to 1975/03/21.

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In my opinion the Knebworth version is the best. Hell, they even make the feedback from the amps sound awesome!

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4-28-77 Cleveland &

2-14-75 Nassau

are a couple of good ones I like. Some other good ones have already been mentioned above. (I need to check out more '80 versions!)

BUT -and with all due respect to Jason and his fabulous version at the 02 - IMO - this song HAS to include Bonzo. HAS TO. This song is SIGNATURE John Bonham!

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agreed

for me the O2 performance has a power and sonic presence that eclipses both Knebworth shows

Im so into the O2.....at this point in time, visually and sonically I think its the greatest Kashmir ever recorded.

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4-28-77 Cleveland &

2-14-75 Nassau

are a couple of good ones I like. Some other good ones have already been mentioned above. (I need to check out more '80 versions!)

BUT -and with all due respect to Jason and his fabulous version at the 02 - IMO - this song HAS to include Bonzo. HAS TO. This song is SIGNATURE John Bonham!

Yeah, I do see your point.

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Sorry if I'm straying a little here, but I have to mention the Page/Plant No Quarter version of Kashmir. What an absolutely brilliant, magical performance!

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My favorite is 2/12/75 at MSG in NY. So incredibly powerful...my head shakes under the headphones.

In no particular order I also love:

2-16-75 St. Louis

2-28-75 Baton Rouge

4-27-77 OH

6-13-77 NYC

6-25-77 LA

The Knebworth and Copenhagen ones are very good too.

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For me 6/25/77 is the best. What an ENORMOUS performance. However, my personal favorite is Earl's Court 5/25. It was that video on youtube that made me delve into Zeppelin's live madness.

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TBH, as soon as I saw this thread's title, I knew it was going to be mostly the usual posts about how great the Knebworth and O2 versions are. Perhaps I stay on this forum a bit too much?

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TBH, as soon as I saw this thread's title, I knew it was going to be mostly the usual posts about how great the Knebworth and O2 versions are. Perhaps I stay on this forum a bit too much?

Don't get cynical - there's no such thing as too much Sue! Quick...somebody say something UNPREDICTABLE!!!

To be honest, it would be hard NOT to mention the O2 version...but I already did my part with the Page Plant selection, didn't I?

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Yes, you did! ;) I was also surprised to see the 1980 rehearsal version up here as well. (Kudos Mr. Carruthers!)

Don't get cynical - there's no such thing as too much Sue! Quick...somebody say something UNPREDICTABLE!!!

To be honest, it would be hard NOT to mention the O2 version...but I already did my part with the Page Plant selection, didn't I?

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I was also surprised to see the 1980 rehearsal version up here as well. (Kudos Mr. Carruthers!)

Thank you Sue. I try to promote the greatness of 1980 Kashmirs whenever I can.

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Why am I the only one who thinks "Eddie"? The interaction between Plant and Bonham's drums, the passion - it means nothing? I respect other people's opinions, but how the hell is the O2 version better than 06/21?!

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So many great versions to choose from. Although I am partial to the '75 tour, there are great versions from '77 (including "Eddie," ListenToThis). Although, I also think there are some real stinkers from '77 that just feel sluggish and boring.

I think the 8-4 Knebworth version is better than the 8-11. And...I think there are good versions from '80, when they didn't get lost. I love the "double shot" Bonzo adds to breaks (is that the right term?) in the post-'75 versions.

As for O2: I would be tempted to put it in the top 3 or 4 simply because they nailed it entirely. I was left speechless the first time I saw it. Percy, even in a different register, put all the drama and soul into it that the song deserves. The dynamics are breathtaking.

I tend to be the type who does want to have a favorite for the live standbys. For Kashmir, it might be 5-25-75.

I should "research" this. :peace:

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Hey, LTT, I'll give it another listen. Eddie is my favorite show of all time, but it's been while (I tend to save it for special occasions now, such is my reverence). Thanks for the motivation.

Edited by mielazul

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6/25/77 L.A. simply because of Bonham's thunderous fills at the end! That was probably the understatement of the century...

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