This is a four sources mix project done by "weedwacker" and it is the revised version too. So all thanks goes to him and the tapers of course.
Source 1 (CG source): 1st Gen cassette > 1 CD-R (2)
Source 2 (Barry tape): Unknown Gen cassette > 1 CD-R (x)
Source 3 (EF Source): 1st Gen cassettes > 1 CD-R (2)
Source 4 (TYG Source): 1st Gen > DAT (x) > 3 CD-R (0)
me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: June 22nd, 1977
Location: Los Angeles, California
Venue: The Forum
Source: AUD (4 Sources Mix...See Lineage Above)
Size: 1.04 GB
101. The Song Remains The Same*
102. Sick Again*
103. Nobody's Fault But Mine*
104. In My Time Of Dying*
105. Since I've Been Loving You*/**/****
201. No Quarter**/****
202. Ten Years Gone***/****
203. The Battle Of Evermore***
204. Going To California***
205. Black Country Woman***
206. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp***
301. White Summer***
303. Over The Top***
304. Over The Hills And Far Away***
305. Jimmy Page (violin bow solo)***
306. Achilles Last Stand***
401. Stairway To Heaven***
402. Whole Lotta Love***
403. Rock And Roll***
Notes from "weedwacker" (copy & paste):
1. "* = Src 1, ** = Src 2, *** = Src 3, **** = Src 4"
2. "Complete show minus small cut between Kashmir/Over The Top that is not available on any existing sources. Minor cleanup was done to fix overly harsh hiss levels on source 2 and source 4. No remastering was done to the actual music itself.
Rev 0.1 - pops and clicks fixed in original mix. This version supercedes any previous versions."
(1) 1977-06-22 Los Angeles, CA (AUD 4 Source Mix/weedwacker R1)
(2) 1977-06-22 Los Angeles, CA (AUD 4 Source Mix/weedwacker R1)
The sound ranges from good-to-excellent depending on which source is being used. But even the good sound sounds clean. There was some light "cleaning" done to compensate for the high amounts of hiss on tape sources 2 and 4 according to "weedwacker" too.
I started listening to this recording again tonight as I started preparing it for uploading. Led Zeppelin was excited on their return to Los Angeles (being a state and city they loved) and in this second night's show they put on a flawless and stellar performance. I'm up to "White Summer" right now and refreshing my memory on this show since it has been so long ago I last listened.
The sound ranges and changes with the use of different sources as you would expect. So if you're just after a perfect sounding show, this one may not be for you? Unfortunately Mike Millard does not appear to have been at this show otherwise we'd likely have a perfect recording of the whole show (or most of it).
I tried a number of ways of making this show fit onto three discs but could not. Disc times were running over 80 minutes (the maximum CD time limit without using over-burn) with the traditional breaks we see on most 1977 Led Zeppelin show recordings. Having a more complete copy of a show can easily cause this to occur. Many may or may not realize that a lot of times small parts, usually chatter in between songs, get cut sometimes to make a four disc show into a three (or whatever the scenario might be) CD set. I prefer having the full show or at least everything that is available to make it the most complete. And that is what "weedwacker" has done here thankfully!
In case anyone is wondering which sources sound the very best, it is my opinion that source 1 and source 3 beat source 2 and source 4 by a long shot. Sources 1 and 3 are excellent sounding. But then again, I like them all too. Also, in case anyone sees the ad below showing just four dates and wonders about that; the band added more shows due to the selling out of tickets to the originally planned show dates very fast.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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