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Hi.

I'm new here but I wanted to join so I could share something.

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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!

 

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Wow, that's quite the labor of love. For what it's worth, I typically have people PM me for links when I remaster a show instead of posting them directly on the site. 

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Wow, that must have been a ton of work!  Mostly agree with your choices, too.  Curious what your rationale was for taking 3/20 over 3/21 for the '75 Dazed...I agree that 3/20 is an excellent version too, but for me 3/21 has always taken the cake, especially because of the "Woodstock" section being transformed into "For What It's Worth" and "I Shot The Sheriff".

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I think the only thing I might think differently is Over the Hills and Far Away for 1973. I always thought Stoke was the best performance of it that year.

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5 hours ago, Bonzo_fan said:

"For What It's Worth"

Man did Robert really like this song - from the Band of Joy through Zeppelin in 1975 (I'm not aware of him singing it beyond 1975)... I'd love to ask him what was it about the song that he liked so much (I guess the answer is obvious). Curious if anyone knows if he's ever spoken about his love for the song or Buffalo Springfield? 

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13 minutes ago, The Only Way To Fly said:

Man did Robert really like this song - from the Band of Joy through Zeppelin in 1975 (I'm not aware of him singing it beyond 1975)... I'd love to ask him what was it about the song that he liked so much (I guess the answer is obvious). Curious if anyone knows if he's ever spoken about his love for the song or Buffalo Springfield? 

Has he mentioned singing the song with the Band of Joy or is there a recording of it? 

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40 minutes ago, The Only Way To Fly said:

Man did Robert really like this song - from the Band of Joy through Zeppelin in 1975 (I'm not aware of him singing it beyond 1975)... I'd love to ask him what was it about the song that he liked so much (I guess the answer is obvious). Curious if anyone knows if he's ever spoken about his love for the song or Buffalo Springfield? 

I'm not sure.  I think as far as its inclusion in the 3/21/75 Dazed goes, it's probably due to him dedicating the song to "the difference and the balances between law and order" after the Seattle Police informed Jimmy right before the song that a guitar given to him by a fan earlier in the day was in fact stolen.  Also explains the "I Shot The Sheriff" tease...at least that's always been my take 🤷‍♂️

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I agree - Dazed And Confused on 21-3-75 is awesome but his voice cracks just a little too much during I Shot The Sheriff and of course there is no other performance to use if certain cracks were to be substituted. Unfortunate - at least the Spanish section is as good as it is on 20-3-75.

Also, OTHAFA in Stoke is indeed a fine performance. Again, I'm not sure if Plant's vocals after the guitar solo pass quality control for this project. He just sounded so much more comfortable singing in the lower register in 1973 - those Summer months in 1972 of hitting OTHAFA's high notes were gone. At least we have How The West Was Won!

BTW, If anyone knows who Led Zeppelin Boots is on Youtube let me know, will ya? I need to thank him for inspiring the whole project in the first place!

 

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6 hours ago, Michael Fry said:

BTW, If anyone knows who Led Zeppelin Boots is on Youtube let me know, will ya? I need to thank him for inspiring the whole project in the first place!

That would be ZepHead315. He often posts his videos in the "what are you listening to" thread. 

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6 hours ago, Michael Fry said:

I agree - Dazed And Confused on 21-3-75 is awesome but his voice cracks just a little too much during I Shot The Sheriff and of course there is no other performance to use if certain cracks were to be substituted. Unfortunate - at least the Spanish section is as good as it is on 20-3-75.

Fair enough.  I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but that little riff that Jimmy plays before "For What It's Worth" seems to be unique to the four Pacific Northwest '75 shows -- he fiddles with different variations of it at the first Seattle show and the two Vancouver shows and then seems to have it fully developed at the second Seattle show (and Bonham and Jones join in)...another reason I love the 3/21 version!

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On 2/10/2020 at 2:29 AM, Michael Fry said:

BTW, If anyone knows who Led Zeppelin Boots is on Youtube let me know, will ya? I need to thank him for inspiring the whole project in the first place!

You're looking at him my man! :)

Happy to have inspired this set. This is quite the collection and must have taken quite a long time. Kudos for doing it!

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Also, I would love a link.  Thank you for this tremendous effort.

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