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2 hours ago, goldenretreiver157 said:

.This has been discussed before many times, but they are all over the place, id like a nice updated top 10 list of bootlegs from any time based mostly on performance from ththe entire band, must include good plant shows. This would be a difficult task but id just like to hear what everyone has to say

If you want just LZ I can give you my fave five.

Blueberry Hill

Going to California

Mudslide

Bonzo's Birthday Party

Burn Like a Candle 

That's it really, I don't really rate anything  after 1973

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Here is my standard Baker's Dozen.

1. April 27, 1969 Fillmore West

2. August 31, 1969 Texas Pop Festival

3. March 7, 1970 Montreux

4. Sept. 4, 1970 LA Forum

5. Sept. 19, 1970 MSG, NY (evening show)

6. May 3, 1971 Copenhagen

7. August 31, 1971 Orlando

8. September 29, 1971 Osaka

9. June 25, 1972 LA Forum

10. March 24, 1973 Offenburg

11. March 21, 1975 Seattle 

12. June 21, 1977 LA Forum

13. July 24, 1979 Copenhagen

Honourable Mention: 

Sept. 14, 1971 Berkeley, CA

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15 minutes ago, anniemouse said:

Can I ask a daft question how easy was it to get hold of bootlegs. Surely Mr Grants controlling personality must have had an effect on their availability.

In the early seventies fairly easy if you knew where to get them, even Virgin records stocked them for a while. 

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1 hour ago, Strider said:

Here is my standard Baker's Dozen.

1. April 27, 1969 Fillmore West

2. August 31, 1969 Texas Pop Festival

3. March 7, 1970 Montreux

4. Sept. 4, 1970 LA Forum

5. Sept. 19, 1970 MSG, NY (evening show)

6. May 3, 1971 Copenhagen

7. August 31, 1971 Orlando

8. September 29, 1971 Osaka

9. June 25, 1972 LA Forum

10. March 24, 1973 Offenburg

11. March 21, 1975 Seattle 

12. June 21, 1977 LA Forum

13. July 24, 1979 Copenhagen

Honourable Mention: 

Sept. 14, 1971 Berkeley, CA

This list is a great jump off point for sure !

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12 hours ago, JTM said:

If you want just LZ I can give you my fave five.

Blueberry Hill

Going to California

Mudslide

Bonzo's Birthday Party

Burn Like a Candle 

That's it really, I don't really rate anything  after 1973

I could add a few more but I don't count them because they are downloaded CDR's, the ones I listed are the ones I had on LP, except BLAC, which was a friends.

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2 hours ago, anniemouse said:

Can I ask a daft question how easy was it to get hold of bootlegs. Surely Mr Grants controlling personality must have had an effect on their availability.

Try this

Peter Grant's line "they're not gonna get anyone heavier'n me, are they?" always cracks me up.

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10 hours ago, anniemouse said:

Can I ask a daft question how easy was it to get hold of bootlegs. Surely Mr Grants controlling personality must have had an effect on their availability.

Depends on where you lived. It was a lot easier in the U.S.A. than the UK, I'm sure. Grant couldn't just go around the thousands of record shops in the U.S. smashing things up like he could in Limey Land.

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On 1/27/2019 at 2:57 AM, Strider said:

Here is my standard Baker's Dozen.

1. April 27, 1969 Fillmore West

2. August 31, 1969 Texas Pop Festival

3. March 7, 1970 Montreux

4. Sept. 4, 1970 LA Forum

5. Sept. 19, 1970 MSG, NY (evening show)

6. May 3, 1971 Copenhagen

7. August 31, 1971 Orlando

8. September 29, 1971 Osaka

9. June 25, 1972 LA Forum

10. March 24, 1973 Offenburg

11. March 21, 1975 Seattle 

12. June 21, 1977 LA Forum

13. July 24, 1979 Copenhagen

Honourable Mention: 

Sept. 14, 1971 Berkeley, CA

That would be my list...

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In terms of pure performance, here would be my top 10, in chronological order:

Boston 1/26/69

New York 9/19/70 (evening show)

Belfast 3/5/71

Osaka 9/28/71

Seattle 6/19/72

Offenburg 3/24/73

Los Angeles 6/3/73

Seattle 3/21/75

Los Angeles 6/22/77

Copenhagen 7/24/79

I agree with others that Strider's list is a good jumping off point if you're just starting to get into bootlegs. All of the shows he's listed have a good mix of sound quality and performance.

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5 hours ago, ZepHead315 said:

In terms of pure performance, here would be my top 10, in chronological order:

Boston 1/26/69

New York 9/19/70 (evening show)

Belfast 3/5/71

Osaka 9/28/71

Seattle 6/19/72

Offenburg 3/24/73

Los Angeles 6/3/73

Seattle 3/21/75

Los Angeles 6/22/77

Copenhagen 7/24/79

I agree with others that Strider's list is a good jumping off point if you're just starting to get into bootlegs. All of the shows he's listed have a good mix of sound quality and performance.

Thats very similar to what i would say, glad you included belfast, an amazing show especially for plant

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I don't care how many people post their list and it aint on it, B) If you want to listen to a great Bootleg and a great performance overall You need to include June 23rd 1977.  Seek out the DragonFly source.  Some of Jimmy's best playing of the tour. NFBM, OTHAFA, SIBLY, NQ, The acoustic set are all Killer. The bow solo is more interesting than most others from the tour and even Bonhams drum solo is pretty good and made all the more memorable because of Keith Moon's hilarious appearance. The tracks I didn't mention were just average performance wise. The overall atmosphere of this recording is fantastic and makes for a great listen.

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