Something New from Led Zeppelin Being Mastered Now

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by tmtomh, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Giant Hogweed

    Giant Hogweed Forum Resident

    Exeter, Devon, UK
    I'm sure in Page's recent Oxford Union addresshe mentioned he had been listening to something recently, maybe from 1973, though I wasn't really listening properly..
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  2. misteranderson

    misteranderson Forum Resident

    englewood, nj
    It's not good, especially for a band that always had interesting album art that was somehow evocative of the general vibe of the band.

    Whenever I listen to it, I pinch myself, 'cos the band happened to record two amazing shows and actually went ahead and released something from them! LA was a favorite of mine for 15 years, and while the well-known audience recording is fun, and complete, it's muddy at best. Even the three tracks on the "Studio Daze" boot are flat and thin-sounding.

    HTWWW is a bit too crushed and in your face, but the acoustic set is fantastic. I hate the musical omissions, can take or leave Plant's stage banter. I would be satisfied with both shows complete or the songs omitted from LA put back where they belong.

    Oh, and let's have the LA version of Rock and Roll, please. It might be the best Plant ever sung it.
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  3. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
    Regardless of whether it is a new release or a remastering of a previous release I have confidence that John Davis will deliver a release with decent mastering and sound. I thought the recent studio remasters were all well done sound wise and expect future releases will be also.
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  4. PageLesPaul

    PageLesPaul Formerly JP Les Paul

    Lithia, FL USA
    If HTWWW was released in the early seventies it would be considered a classic and would be mentioned in the same league with the Who’s “Live At Leeds” and “Get Yer Ya’s Ya’s Out” by The Rolling Stones. Also, the artwork would have been much cooler.
  5. Sixpence

    Sixpence Zeppelin Fan

    He was listening to Dazed and Confused live from Jan 73 and compared it to The Song Remains The Same version (July 73) and was amazed how the band's improvisation had reached new levels.

    My initial thought was Jimmy would be releasing Earl's Court live for the 50 anniversary of Led Zeppelin. Listening to Jimmy's Oxford speech, I'm veering to a chronological live release that Jimmy has been talking about since the 70s. (He didn't consider The Song Remains the Same a true live lp)
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  6. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    It’s all good with me
  7. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    The zing of the day
  8. Overthehillsandfaraway

    Overthehillsandfaraway Forum Resident

    I've posted on the Zep forums that I reckon / believe / fantasise that something from the early days will "emerge" in time for the anniversary next year. If it did I think I'd spontaneously combust with excitement. :goodie:
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  9. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    Probably, and it likely would not have contained the same expansive set-list (they would have needed to pare it down to a double vinyl set).
  10. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    How The East Was Won Live in Japan 1971 3 CD + Blu Ray stereo and 5.1 with loads of extras to me

    With full dynamic range intact

    Now THAT'S a worthy Zep release

  11. RockDude4492

    RockDude4492 Forum Resident

    New York, NY
    For a second there I thought this was a real thing. God I wish this was a real thing
  12. Jimmy Cooper

    Jimmy Cooper Forum Resident

    Kiel, Germany
    What about starting a Bootleg Series?
  13. Haggis Wampovich

    Haggis Wampovich Professor of Dead Languages

    Three Rivers, USA
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  14. John Rhett Thomas

    John Rhett Thomas Forum Resident

    Macon, GA, USA
    This is an idea whose time has come. To borrow from the Grateful Dead, and in honor of Zep's legendary bootleg-destroying manager, the series should be called Peter's Cheaters.
  15. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    How The West Was Won I prefer mostly because I am a huge fan of Zep's 1972 setlist and overall vibe - actually I would say 1972 is personally my favorite year for Zeppelin in general! Plant's vocals are still soaring high, the band is tight and on fire, the acoustic set is great, and that is the only year he could hit the original notes in the main vocal part to Over The Hills and Far Away

    Southampton is a fun listen for sure though, and even though Plant definitely is not at his best and the band itself is in my opinion not even at the same level as they were for the MSG shows so we already have a better version of that tour in The Song Remains The Same
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  16. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident

    I was thinking Peter Beaters...

    You can have all sorts of certain shows, like Butterqueen, Red Snapper. Pat'
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  17. misteranderson

    misteranderson Forum Resident

    englewood, nj
    Zep should do like Yes did a couple years ago with "Progeny" and just put out all the "71 Japan shows on CD, with a corresponding 3 or 4 record vinyl "sampler." I couldn't care less about 5.1, it's not what that music was really meant for.

    Some sort of hi-res version would be great, if the quality's there to exploit.
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  18. revolution_vanderbilt

    revolution_vanderbilt Forum Resident

    New York
    That's the spirit!

    Bring it on home to me!
  19. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    On (IIRC) someone posted some interview snippets with Page where he talked about how he mentioned an official bootleg series to Ahmet decades ago. So at some point it was on his mind. The weird thing is since then it's been pretty much a different stance. I recon we just have to wait until they get even older and care even less about whatever it is they care about now that's stopping something like that from happening. :)
  20. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    Hey, I'm the guy who can find merit in a bad 1977 show like tastes are a little warped, yeah.
    They'll be playing the Stanley Cup down in Hades before that happens. Or Page, Plant and Jones shuffle off their mortal coil, whichever comes first...
  21. Jimmy Cooper

    Jimmy Cooper Forum Resident

    Kiel, Germany
    Pray for Hades!
  22. rikki nadir

    rikki nadir Gentleman Thug

    London, UK
    I got very excited reading an interview he did with Lisa Robinson in Hit Parader magazine in which he described this live collection and she said 'that would be great!' - Page replied 'It WILL be great.'

    That was forty years ago. Of course, these things do take a bit of time...
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  23. The Hermit

    The Hermit Wavin' that magick glowstick since 1976

    Why would Jimmy do the chronological live album at this late stage and with much of that planned album's content already released separately; it wouldn't make sense, either logically or commercially? If the upcoming release is anything substantial, it's likely Earl's Court '75 (which I know for a fact that JP has been considering for a couple of years), or it's just a remastered HTWWW for vinyl... but knowing me, I'll be proved wrong on both counts.
  24. Sixpence

    Sixpence Zeppelin Fan

    Because he never felt Led Zeppelin was accurately represented live and because he has nothing else to do.
  25. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    I always figured the 2003 DVD was supposed to represent the "chronological live album" Page had wanted to do for all those years. I believe he had some sort of a live album assembled in the late seventies/early eighties but Robert Plant put the kibosh on it.

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