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1996.02.17 Page & Plant Remastered Soundboard


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that tour was a bit different with the orchestra and all but when they came back around I saw them in Hartford, stripped down to just the 4 piece band and for me anyways the shows just got better, never really thought Page embraced all that stuff, I could be wrong

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2 hours ago, custard pie man said:

that tour was a bit different with the orchestra and all but when they came back around I saw them in Hartford, stripped down to just the 4 piece band and for me anyways the shows just got better, never really thought Page embraced all that stuff, I could be wrong

I was also at the Hartford Page/Plant show. It took place on 10/21/1995 and they had the Egyptian orchestra and members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra performing with them. You can see some of those extra players in the wide shots in the video of Black Dog below, which is from the show. Regardless, it was a great show and Jimmy was definitely in fine form.

 

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1 hour ago, SteveZ98 said:

I was also at the Hartford Page/Plant show. It took place on 10/21/1995 and they had the Egyptian orchestra and members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra performing with them. You can see some of those extra players in the wide shots in the video of Black Dog below, which is from the show. Regardless, it was a great show and Jimmy was definitely in fine form.

 

Well, THAT f-ing rocked. Wow. I saw them 2 weeks earlier in Mountain View, and it was also a great show. This made me wanna re-watch, and luckily some kind soul put up the first few songs (video) on YT.

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1 hour ago, SteveZ98 said:

I was also at the Hartford Page/Plant show. It took place on 10/21/1995 and they had the Egyptian orchestra and members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra performing with them. You can see some of those extra players in the wide shots in the video of Black Dog below, which is from the show. Regardless, it was a great show and Jimmy was definitely in fine form.

 

ok now my brain is searching for answers, I would of sworn that when I saw them it was just a 4 piece, wonder if they hit Hartford early then  came around a second time?

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2 hours ago, custard pie man said:

ok now my brain is searching for answers, I would of sworn that when I saw them it was just a 4 piece, wonder if they hit Hartford early then  came around a second time?

They only played Hartford the one time. They dropped the orchestras for the '98 tour but didn't play Hartford. The closest they got was NYC and Albany in NY and Boston and Mansfield Mass.

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9 hours ago, custard pie man said:

that tour was a bit different with the orchestra and all but when they came back around I saw them in Hartford, stripped down to just the 4 piece band and for me anyways the shows just got better, never really thought Page embraced all that stuff, I could be wrong

Though I thoroughly enjoyed the 95' tour, I too preferred the stripped down, 98' shows by a country mile. Two main reasons: Plant's voice was much stronger than in 95' and he sounded much better overall. Second, Page played as a man possessed. I have said this before but IMO Page hit a peak he had not seen since Euro 73' in 98'. He may not have been quite as fast (pretty close though), but his phrasing and articulation were out of this world as were his improvisations. The band jelled very well and the energy was simply palpable. 

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2 hours ago, SteveZ98 said:

They only played Hartford the one time. They dropped the orchestras for the '98 tour but didn't play Hartford. The closest they got was NYC and Albany in NY and Boston and Mansfield Mass.

ok, perhaps the orchestra was much smaller, 98 my wife and I traveled to  n.y. for their show in garden, I do remember it was a week nite, my mom watched the 3 kids and we got home around 3am

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5 minutes ago, BobDobbs said:

Though I thoroughly enjoyed the 95' tour, I too preferred the stripped down, 98' shows by a country mile. Two main reasons: Plant's voice was much stronger than in 95' and he sounded much better overall. Second, Page played as a man possessed. I have said this before but IMO Page hit a peak he had not seen since Euro 73' in 98'. He may not have been quite as fast (pretty close though), but his phrasing and articulation were out of this world as were his improvisations. The band jelled very well and the energy was simply palpable. 

I would agree, hope you saw him also with the crowes, saw him at worcester centrum, last show of the first tour where  Joe Perry and Whitford joined in for few songs and again when they came back around with the who, Page I thought was playing as well as I ever saw him, to bad he called it a day

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36 minutes ago, custard pie man said:

I would agree, hope you saw him also with the crowes, saw him at worcester centrum, last show of the first tour where  Joe Perry and Whitford joined in for few songs and again when they came back around with the who, Page I thought was playing as well as I ever saw him, to bad he called it a day

I was at that show, too :) Jimmy definitely played really well. If you're interested, I remastered the soundboard from that show and merged it with an audience video of the show. Send me a message if you want a copy.

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1 hour ago, BobDobbs said:

Though I thoroughly enjoyed the 95' tour, I too preferred the stripped down, 98' shows by a country mile. Two main reasons: Plant's voice was much stronger than in 95' and he sounded much better overall. Second, Page played as a man possessed. I have said this before but IMO Page hit a peak he had not seen since Euro 73' in 98'. He may not have been quite as fast (pretty close though), but his phrasing and articulation were out of this world as were his improvisations. The band jelled very well and the energy was simply palpable. 

In terms of consistency and mental creativity vs dexterity/fluidity I think you may be on to something. I don't know how consistent he was in 88, but when I saw him (10/11/88) he was incredible. I got the boot of the show not long after he played, and it was/is fantastic. Just wanted to mention that as I think it's in the same conversation of what you're suggesting here regarding 98 and the passage of time.

I haven't listened to every show from 88, 95/96, 98, etc so I appreciate it when others have taken the time to listen and re-listen to all of it and point out the good shows, most consistent years, etc.

A few weeks back, I listened to a NQ from 75 back to back with NQ from New Orleans 98, just for funesies. Page sounded really, really good. He didn't have the same level of fluidity, but he made up for it with just being an amazing player. My own thing I say all the time is his playing comes from somewhere else. It really does sound magic.

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And Steve nails it yet again! Sound amazing, what a great listening experience. 

Tangerine is a joy to hear. Custard Pie too. Dancing Days as well. 

The whole show is a great one. 

Big fan of what you do Steve, but you already knew that.............

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4 hours ago, Ian Smith said:

And Steve nails it yet again! Sound amazing, what a great listening experience. 

Tangerine is a joy to hear. Custard Pie too. Dancing Days as well. 

The whole show is a great one. 

Big fan of what you do Steve, but you already knew that.............

Thanks. Hopefully the remaster enhanced what was always a really good performance.

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On 1/12/2022 at 8:12 PM, SteveZ98 said:

I was at that show, too :) Jimmy definitely played really well. If you're interested, I remastered the soundboard from that show and merged it with an audience video of the show. Send me a message if you want a copy.

There's video of the centrum?? I would like a link please!!! I was at that show and all the other shows they played in Boston Worcester and Mansfield. I never missed a chance to see Page play.

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On 1/12/2022 at 5:12 PM, SteveZ98 said:

I was at that show, too :) Jimmy definitely played really well. If you're interested, I remastered the soundboard from that show and merged it with an audience video of the show. Send me a message if you want a copy.

Requesting the Hartford show (?) as well. Appreciate the work and the joy that you bring with it.

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6 hours ago, hummingbird69 said:

There's video of the centrum?? I would like a link please!!! I was at that show and all the other shows they played in Boston Worcester and Mansfield. I never missed a chance to see Page play.

There is an audience shot video from the centrum. Who ever shot it did a good job with it. I remastered the audio soundtrack, which came out pretty well. I still need to upload the video with the new audio, so I don't have a link just yet. I'll make a new post about it so everyone who is interested has a chance to download it.

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49 minutes ago, SteveZ98 said:

There is an audience shot video from the centrum. Who ever shot it did a good job with it. I remastered the audio soundtrack, which came out pretty well. I still need to upload the video with the new audio, so I don't have a link just yet. I'll make a new post about it so everyone who is interested has a chance to download it.

Cool!!

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