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Top 5 bootlegs

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Hey...just wondering, what our top five bootlegs are?

Me, I only have 5 and others are really hard to come across in Oz!!

Mine:

LA '75

LA '77

Earls Court '75

Knebworth '79

Texas Pop Festival '69

Regards from a hot and humid Perth, Western Australia

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Ah, a fellow resident from Perth! Hello there!

Yeah the weather hasn't been overly pleasant over here lately, i'm not a big one for humidity...

You should look to the internet if you're in search of bootlegs, some other really good ones to consider are ones such as Seattle and Vancouver '75 and anything from late March in 1973

My Top 5 would be:

Orlanda 31/8/1971

Osaka 29/9/1971

Anything from 1969, those Filmore shows are incredible.

MSG 19/9/1970 BOTH SHOWS!

Vancouver 19/3/1975 Plant is in a rather funny mood.

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Ah, a fellow resident from Perth! Hello there!

Yeah the weather hasn't been overly pleasant over here lately, i'm not a big one for humidity...

You should look to the internet if you're in search of bootlegs, some other really good ones to consider are ones such as Seattle and Vancouver '75 and anything from late March in 1973

My Top 5 would be:

Orlanda 31/8/1971

Osaka 29/9/1971

Anything from 1969, those Filmore shows are incredible.

MSG 19/9/1970 BOTH SHOWS!

Vancouver 19/3/1975 Plant is in a rather funny mood.

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Listen To This Eddie- Definitive Edition 6/21/77

The Great Lost Live Show- 1/22/73

Welcome To The Knebworth Festival- 8/4-11, 1979

Days Confused- Dallas 3/5/75

Sgt. Page's Badgeholders Club 6/23/77

Damn, it was hard narrowing it down to just 5...

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Tough damn question. Right now I would say:

Flying Circus MSG '75

Southhampton '73

On Blueberry Hill LA '71

Baton Rouge '75

Listen To This Eddie

Instant fail

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Only five bootlegs?

Well assuming BBC ('69 and '71), HTWWW ('71) and TSRTS ('73) are available down under, I'd choose:

April 27, 1969, SF (or Aug. 31, 1969, TX)

Sept 4, 1970, LA (or Sept 19, 1970, NY)

March 19, 1975 Vancouver (or Feb. 12, 1975, NY)

June 23, 1977 LA (or June 21, 1977 LA)

June 30, 1980 Frankfort

Just to get a cross section of the years, however both Southampton and Vienna '73 are classic.

Edited to note that this is post 333! Hey Evester where are ya?

Edited by chef free

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Well what's your five, then. I'll be waiting to grade yours.

Here we go.

I cant just pic 5 here's what I will do. I split the years up and picked some favorites out of the dates. (I don't have any boots form 1980 and not planing to get any.)

1969-4-27 Collage, Fillmore West

1970-1-9 Jimmy's Birthday

1970-03-07 Intimidator

1970-09-06 September VI

1971-8-31 Florida Sunshine/Orlando Magic

1971-9-29 Cellarful of Noise Osaka September 29

1972_10_09 Let Me Get Back To 1972

1973-3-16 Danke Vienna

1973-7-17 Seattle V1/2

1975-2-16 St Louis Blues

1975-3-19 Snow Jobs

1977-6-10 Riot In Thunderstorm

1977-6-21 Listen To This Eddie

1977-6-23 Sgt Pages Badgeholders Club

1979-8-4 Welcome To The Knebworth Festival

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Here we go.

I cant just pic 5 here's what I will do. I split the years up and picked some favorites out of the dates. (I don't have any boots form 1980 and not planing to get any.)

1969-4-27 Collage, Fillmore West

1970-1-9 Jimmy's Birthday

1970-03-07 Intimidator

1970-09-06 September VI

1971-8-31 Florida Sunshine/Orlando Magic

1971-9-29 Cellarful of Noise Osaka September 29

1972_10_09 Let Me Get Back To 1972

1973-3-16 Danke Vienna

1973-7-17 Seattle V1/2

1975-2-16 St Louis Blues

1975-3-19 Snow Jobs

1977-6-10 Riot In Thunderstorm

1977-6-21 Listen To This Eddie

1977-6-23 Sgt Pages Badgeholders Club

1979-8-4 Welcome To The Knebworth Festival

I have to give you an F because you cheated, lol!; you were only supposed to pick 5 - I could

have named a lot more too! Seriously, I almost picked St. Louis '75 for it's great sound and

I would have picked Knebworth 8/4, but I only have it on dvd and I was doing audio only. If

I threw dvds in the mix, then Earl's Court 5/25/75 would have been in my top 5 too.

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This is hard.

04-27-69 (Wanted to pick 08-31-69 but As Long As I Have You is just too good of a song)

09-04-70 Blueberry Hill

03-05-75 Days Confused

06-23-77 Badgeholders

08-04-79 Knebworth

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Only five bootlegs?

Well assuming BBC ('69 and '71), HTWWW ('71) and TSRTS ('73) are available down under, I'd choose:

April 27, 1969, SF (or Aug. 31, 1969, TX)

Sept 4, 1970, LA (or Sept 19, 1970, NY)

March 19, 1975 Vancouver (or Feb. 12, 1975, NY)

June 23, 1977 LA (or June 21, 1977 LA)

June 30, 1980 Frankfort

Just to get a cross section of the years, however both Southampton and Vienna '73 are classic.

Edited to note that this is post 333! Hey Evester where are ya?

G'day mate...yeah, only five...and 3 were on cassette from YEARS ago!! I agree, BBC ('69 and '71), HTWWW ('71) and TSRTS ('73) are top notch, but they are official releases, but I was thinking along the lines of audience / soundboard boot's.

Any donations to my poor boot collection would be graciously received if you want to help!!

Have a great weekend everyone out there...and best regards from all Zep Heads Down Under.

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My top 5 for today (it changes all the time)

4/27/69 San Francisco

9/19/70 NYC (evening show)

9/23/71 Tokyo (currently my favorite show)

6/11/72 Baltimore

3/24/73 Offenburg

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As of today:

1973-01-22 - Southampton, England

1975-03-14 - San Diego, California

1975-05-24/25 - London, England

1977-06-21 - Inglewood, California

1979-08-04/11 - Knebworth Festival

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Here's my 2 tied favorites , curious of the feedback...

June 30 1980 Frankfurt ( sbd )

Victoria Theater 1979 ( 2nd night )

and from there it's a little from all the other years but usually only soundboards excluding the Victoria show as it's outstanding quality-wise.

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The O2 show would be up there in the top 10 at least. Maybe in the discussion for the top 5.

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+1 for Texas Pop Festival '69

Quality is amazing. Plus, I live close to Lewisville where it was held, and used to hear some of the old timers talk about how great Zeppelin was at that show. I listen to it all the time. Their energy absolutely jumps out of the speakers!

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Wow. Top five bootlegs? That's really difficult...I'll have to put them in chronological order, I guess, I can't actually weigh them against each other with much gusto...

Well, here's my list:

31/08/1969 - Don't Mess With Texas [Oh Boy] or Texas Pop [GM]

04/09/1970 - Live On Blueberry Hill [TMQ, Alt. Source]

23/03/1975 - Deep Throat, Volume I [EVSD]

23/06/1977 - Sgt. Page's Badgeholders' Club Band [Tarantura]

23-24/07/1979 - Copenhagen Warm-Ups: The Complete Double Nights [EVSD]

Wow, I won't lie, that was difficult to come up with. I'll just say this: These shows are far from being my absolute favourites, I have many others; they may also not represent the very best of Led Zeppelin, yet I'd say that these are the bootlegs that have impacted me (positively) most.

Now, for a bit of explanation behind my choices:

The set Zeppelin played at the Texas Pop Festival? A no-brainer, hopefully for most people. The trouble, for me, came with deciding which boot to give credit to. In the end, I couldn't, so, it's a tie between the Oh Boy release and the Genuine Masters release.

I downloaded the Empress Valley box-set of Blueberry Hill quite a while ago. Of all the versions included in that box-set, the version that has sounded best to me has long been the Trade Mark of Quality, alternate source bootleg.

I tend to disagree with many people about Zeppelin as a live-act during 1975. As it stands, it's probably my favourite year for live Zeppelin. This show, though an audience recording, is another no-brainer, in my opinion. I'd suggest watching the matching videos included on the official site, too, they only enhance enjoyment of this boot!

To put it as simply as possible: There is no show during 1977, none at all, that surpasses the Tarantura Sgt. Page's Badgeholders' Club Band release for me. I've been in love with the way the songs are played during that set for a few years...

My last choice might seem a surprise to some. If there's one year during which Zeppelin comes under a copious amount of hate, it's 1979. I love the Knebworth shows, but, that's not the point, here...when I downloaded these warm-up shows, performed in Denmark nearly a month before Knebworth, well, I wasn't expecting much. That old bias seemed to be working in me. Listening to them, however? Wow - that's all I can say! Totally blown away by the quality of these performances, happily enough. I personally feel the 23rd July set was performed a bit better than the next day's, although that featured a bit of a different tracklist.

Edited by Melcórë

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Not in any particular order:

L.A. Forum-9/4/70 (Blueberry Hill)

L.A. Forum-6/23/77 (Sgt. Page)

L.A. Forum-6/21/77 (Listen To This Eddie)

Fillmore West-4/27/69 (just called Recorded Live at Fillmore West)

Berkeley Community Theatre-9/14/71 (Going To California)

Five was tough. Not definite though. A top ten would be much easier.

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Not in any particular order:

L.A. Forum-9/4/70 (Blueberry Hill)

L.A. Forum-6/23/77 (Sgt. Page)

L.A. Forum-6/21/77 (Listen To This Eddie)

Fillmore West-4/27/69 (just called Recorded Live at Fillmore West)

Berkeley Community Theatre-9/14/71 (Going To California)

Five was tough. Not definite though. A top ten would be much easier.

Hi mate...5 was meant to be tough!! It makes people think as most have loads of live shows, 5 would be a tough call. I have boots of other bands, and yeah, listing 5 can change day to day depending on mood.

Thanks for keeping the string alive though.

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Not in any particular order:

L.A. Forum-9/4/70 (Blueberry Hill)

L.A. Forum-6/23/77 (Sgt. Page)

L.A. Forum-6/21/77 (Listen To This Eddie)

Fillmore West-4/27/69 (just called Recorded Live at Fillmore West)

Berkeley Community Theatre-9/14/71 (Going To California)

Five was tough. Not definite though. A top ten would be much easier.

That's strange now that I look at what I chose. All five selections are from the U.S. West Coast. Does that tell you something?

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That's strange now that I look at what I chose. All five selections are from the U.S. West Coast. Does that tell you something?

PERHAPS LED ZEPPELIN DID THEIR BEST SHOWS IN THE WEST COAST... DO YOU REMEMBER HOW THE WEST WAS WONE???? JAJAJA :rolleyes::rolleyes::D

DOO LUCK B)

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