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William Austin

HTEWW Compilation v1.0

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On 3/13/2020 at 1:19 PM, William Austin said:

Nearly five years in the making...

How The East Was Won, my compilation of the legendary Osaka shows!

Way back in 2015, when I first became a hardcore Zep fan, I heard the Osaka shows for the first time and have dreamed since then of having both shows combined into the greatest live album ever. The first night I started working on it, I became a bit emotional knowing that one of my dream projects was finally coming together.

And now I'm finally finished and proud to share it with all of you!

About 75% of the music comes from the soundboard sources, which was as much as I could possibly do. The rest of it comes from the best sounding versions of the stage source I could find. The versions used for the 29th are Ledsox, Winston, and Wendy; the 28th is the LZ Rarities remaster, and I thank them all for their hard work!

As the soundboards sound a bit different from each other, all songs are the full version from the respective night I chose with the exception of Dazed and Confused. Most of the song is from the 29th, except the last 4 minutes which are from the 28th. I decided not to fill in the gap in the soundboard with the stage source since this section of the song was performed better on the 28th anyway.

There are one or two more songs I'd like to try and splice from both nights if the boards are ever remastered to sound as similar to each other as possible, but overall, this is at least 90% what I wanted the album to sound like almost from the very beginning. 

Hopefully v1.0 won't be the last (surely the rest of the WLL soundboard will show up sooner or later), but even if it is, I am very happy with it and I hope you enjoy it!

https://we.tl/t-lvnmoa8sEd

I will be sharing this on other music forums, but since this was the first LZ forum I joined, you saw it here first!

Thanks for your work on this, it’s great 

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14 hours ago, William Austin said:

I'm very sorry I haven't posted the FLAC files here yet.

I've been doing the exact opposite of quarantine this past week. I'm a contractor... so if I don't work, I don't get paid. And I'm about to get laid off from my main job, so I've been working extra this week to get as much bread as possible before that happens.

But I will start working on getting the FLAC files together tonight and hopefully have them uploaded tonight or tomorrow. I'll re-upload the MP3 files to since the link is now dead.

Just to be clear, the music files I was working with were FLAC files rendered to MP3, so all I have to do is go back to my Audacity projects and render the files in FLAC. So there won't be any converting MP3s to FLAC, I promise. While we're on the subject, what level (1 through 10) and bit depth (16 or 24 bit) are the best to render FLAC?

I'm very happy everyone is enjoying it! Hopefully if some new remasters or sources come our way soon, I'll be able to update the comp for an even better listening experience! Some ideas I have include splicing Stairway and SIBLY from both nights. But since the soundboard tracks sound quite different from each other from night to night, I decided not to do that for v1.0. Maybe someday though... sooner rather than later!

No worries. There's no hurry. Sorry to hear about your job. Difficult times. Stay safe!

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William, Thanks for the great work...a great Zep 'Made in Japan' album👍

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On 3/23/2020 at 7:18 PM, William Austin said:

If anyone else wants the download link, send me a PM. 

Specify MP3 or FLAC when you do.

Hi William, I guess your work is now available on silvers. They have credited Winston, that ain´t right, is it? Not sure about the label, could be Tarantura.750081986_lz929sbmerge.thumb.jpg.b87fab825cea7c60cdb3940d5578c971.jpg

 

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5 hours ago, Autumn Moon said:

Hi William, I guess your work is now available on silvers. They have credited Winston, that ain´t right, is it? Not sure about the label, could be Tarantura.

Well I don’t know... the description doesn’t match my compilation. I have way more than just Black Dog from the 28th, and Moby Dick is the complete Ledsox merge. 

If they did use mine, joke’s on them, because I’m already working on some updates and may have a v1.2 released soon. 

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2 hours ago, William Austin said:

Well I don’t know... the description doesn’t match my compilation. I have way more than just Black Dog from the 28th, and Moby Dick is the complete Ledsox merge. 

If they did use mine, joke’s on them, because I’m already working on some updates and may have a v1.2 released soon. 

Anyway, I hope V1,2 comes out well.

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