lunedì 30 novembre 2015

Bruce Springsteen - 2013-07-05 - Mönchengladbach, DE (AUD/FLAC) Crystal Cat



(Audience FLAC)

Borussia Park

Crystal Cat 1022-24

Silvers/EAC/TLH

Disc 1:
01 - Jackson Cage
02 - My Love Will Not Let You Down
03 - Better Days
04 - Shake Rattle & Roll
05 - One Way Street
06 - Mary's Place
07 - Wrecking Ball
08 - Badlands
09 - Death to My Hometown

Disc 2:
01 - Point Blank
02 - Trapped
03 - The Promised Land
04 - Hungry Heart
05 - Man's Job
06 - Because the Night
07 - Candy's Room
08 - She's the One
09 - Leap of Faith
10 - Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
11 - Shackled and Drawn
12 - Waiting on a Sunny Day

Disc 3:
01 - Radio Nowhere
02 - Thunder Road
03 - Rocky Ground
04 - Born in the USA
05 - Born to Run
06 - Dancing in the Dark
07 - Tenth Ave. Freeze-Out
08 - Rocking All Over the World

Bonus:
09 - Who'll stop the rain (Munich)
10 - Seaside bar song (Munich)
11 - Drift away (Hannover)
12 - Roll of the dice (Hannover)

martedì 24 novembre 2015

Dio - 1984-1997 - TV Compilation (DVDfull pro-shot)

FOUND IT!!!!!! VERY SOON ON BLOG


Artist:
Dio

Show or Bootleg Title:
TV Compilation 84-97

Show Venue:
Various

Source:
Video - Pro Shot DVD

Video Quality/Production Info:
Various - Over all good quality

Audio/Video Specs:
Video attributes:
Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 52⅚0 (NTSC)
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Display mode: Both Pan&scan and Letterbox
Source picture resolution: 720x480 (52⅚0)
Frame rate: 30.00
Source picture letterboxed: Not letterboxed
Bitrate: 6.87Mbps

Audio attributes:
Audio coding mode: MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 without extension bitstream
Sampling rate: 48kHz
Audio application mode: Not Specified
Number of audio channels: 2.0
Bitrate: 224 Kbps
Number of audio streams: 1

Format:
NTSC

Set List/Chapters:
Green Pinkpop Fest
Holland Gellen
1984-06-11
1. One Night in the City
2. We Rock

Rock Palace (Fan Club Gig)
Hollywood, CA
01.14 .84
TV broadcast (bit of sound distortion at the beginning)
1. Stand Up and Shout
2. Straight Through the Heart
3. Rainbow in the Dark
4. The Man on the Silver Mountain

The Tube
London, UK
04.04.86
TV broadcast
1. Hungry for Heaven
2. Rock'n Roll Children

MTV Headbanger's Ball
San Antonio, TX
02.05.88
Interview mixed intro:
1. Stand Up and Shout
2. Dream Evil
3. Naked in the Rain
4. Craig Goldy solo (shoots robot spider with his guitar laser!)
5. Naked in the Rain (reprise)

SKOL Rock Festival
Estadio do Caninde
Sao Paulo, Brazil
11.15.97
1. Heaven and Hell
2. Rainbow in the Dark
3. Stand Up and Shout
4. The Last in Line
5. The Man on the Silver Mountain
6. Long Live Rock'n Roll

domenica 22 novembre 2015

New links on guitars101 on 22/11/2015


Bob Dylan - 2002 - Rare Acoustic (AUD/FLAC) Froggie compilation
Bob Dylan - 2015-11-13 - Basel, CH (AUD-FLAC)
Bob Dylan - 2015-11-16 - Bregenz, AT (AUD-FLAC) Taper- Bach
Emmylou Harris - 1976-02-23 - London, UK (SBD-FLAC)
Jeff Lynne's ELO - 2015-11-20 - New York, NY (AUD-FLAC)
John Cipollina - 1972-01-23 - Sausolito, CA (FM-FLAC)
Keith Jarrett - 2015-11-20 - London, UK (AUD-FLAC) by REQUEST
Led Zeppelin - 1971-04-01 - London, UK (FM-FLAC)
Little Feat - 1973-04-10 - Hempstead, Long Island, NY (FM-FLAC)
Little Feat - 1978-06-11 - Portland, OR (SBD-FLAC)
Modern Lovers - 1971-1973 - Unreleased Demos (STU-FLAC) by REQUEST
Neil Young - 1970-02-28 - Philadelphia, PA (AUD-FLAC)
Nick Cave - 2013-11-12 - Dusseldorf, DE (AUD-FLAC) by REQUEST
Robert Plant - 2015-07-18 - Pori, Finland (AUD-FLAC)
U2 - 2015-11-11 - Paris - IEM Edge's feed mono (IEM FLAC)
Van Morrison - 2015-11-20 - Dublin Ireland (AUD-FLAC)

Rainbow - 1978-01-21 - Tokyo, JP (AUD/FLAC)


(Audience FLAC)

Title: Signs Of The Incident 
Dates: January 21, 1978 
Venue: Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan. 

Source: Aud 5- Stereo Recording 
Lineage: Tarantura (Nijifune 78-09) Boot 2CD > EAC > FLAC 

Disc.1 
01: Monitor Check 
02: Opening 
03: Over The Rainbow 
04: Start 
05: Kill The King 
06: Guitar Solo 
07: Mistreated 
08: Greensleeves 
09: 16th Century Greensleeves 
10: MC / Niji Flashing Working 
11: Catch The Rainbow 
12: Long Live Rock'n Roll 

Disc.2 
01: MC 
02: Lazy 
03: Man On The Silver Mountain 
04: Blues 
05: Starstruck 
06: Night People 
07: Man On The Silver Mountain (Coda) 
08: Band Introduction 
09: Keyboard Solo 
10: Still I'm Sad 
11: Beethoven Sinfonie Nr. 9 D-moll Op. 125 
12: Keyboard Solo 
13: Drum Solo 
14: The 1812 Overture 
15: Still I'm Sad 
16: Over The Rainbow 
17: Announcement 

venerdì 20 novembre 2015

Mott The Hoople - 1974-10-10 - Lund, SWE (AUD/FLAC)



(Audience FLAC)

Olympen

Lineage:
audio cassette (w/ pitch control) -> CD-R -> dBpowerAMP (secure) -> Wav -> FLAC Frontend (level 8)

Ian Hunter Lead Vocals, Guitar
Overend Watts Bass (Lead Vocals on "Born Late '58")
Mick Ronson Lead Guitar (Lead Vocals on "Angel #9")
Dale Griffin Drums
Morgan Fisher Piano
Blue Weaver Organ (this is my best guess for organ player)

01. American Pie / Golden Age Of Rock'n'Roll
02. Sucker
03. Roll Away The Stone / Sweet Jane
04. Rest In Peace
05. Born Late '58
06. One Of The Boys
07. All The Way From Memphis
08. Rose
09. Saturday Gigs (cut - ends abruptly)
10. Angel #9
11. Medley: Drivin' Sister -> Crash Street Kids -> Violence -> Crash Street Kids
12. (audience)
13. All The Young Dudes
14. Lounge Lizard

Notes:
First date of the Fall European tour with Mick Ronson in the group. This recording was transferred from audio cassette to CD-R. The audio cassette was received in a trade several years ago and ran a little fast (which is how everyone I know had it). For the transfer to CD-R, the pitch was adjusted so that it sounded the right speed to my ears.

There were some changes to the setlist from the U.S. tour in the spring with Ariel Bender. "Hymn For The Dudes", "Marionette", and "Walkin' With A Mountain" were replaced by Ronson's Angel #9" and 2 new numbers, "Saturday Gigs" and "Lounge Lizard". Unfortunately, "Saturday Gigs" is cut short and "Angel #9" is missing the first few seconds, as well as, any banter in between the 2 tracks. This is also where the tape flip occurs.

Bob Dylan - 2013-10-22 - Duesseldorf, DE (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST

(Audience FLAC)

Mitsubishi Electric Halle

Taper: 3dogs
AUD-Core Sound Binaural Mics>Sony PCM-M10>USB>HD>WAV 44/16>
Audacity (increased levels, fade in/out)>CD Wave (tracking)>FLAC Frontend>FLAC (6)

Band Members:
Bob Dylan (vocals, piano, harp)
Tony Garnier (bass)
George Recile (drums)
Stu Kimball (rhythm guitar)
Charlie Sexton (lead guitar)
Donnie Herron (banjo, violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel)

Set 1
01. Things Have Changed
02. She Belongs To Me
03. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
04. What Good Am I?
05. Pay In Blood
06. Waiting For You
07. Duquesne Whistle
08. Tangled Up In Blue
09. Love Sick

(Intermission)

Set 2
10. High Water (For Charley Patton)
11. Simple Twist Of Fate
12. Early Roman Kings
13. Forgetful Heart
14. Spirit On The Water
15. Scarlet Town
16. Soon After Midnight
17. Long And Wasted Years

-encore-
18. All Along The Watchtower
19. Blowin' In The Wind

giovedì 19 novembre 2015

Iggy and The Stooges - 1974-01-19 - Toledo, OH (AUD/ FLAC) by REQUEST

(Audience FLAC)

The Toledo Sports Arena


This was recorded on a General Electric cassette recorder on an RCA CV 60 cassette. This torrent was made from that master cassette... or what remains of it. Sometime in the late 1970s, I dubbed the cassette onto a reel to reel and reused the cassette around that time. After a few years of not listening to the reel tape (probably around 1980), due to its poor quality, I cut The Stooges portion from the reel and (probably) used it for other things. The only thing from this recording that survives is most of "Search and Destroy" from the end of the master cassette. Thankfully, this was never recorded over.


For years, I've scoured over all my old reels in search of the rest of the concert. I've even tried misaligning the tape across the head to see if any remnant remains off track (I've discovered this can happen). Sadly, nothing seems to remain. I am positive I still have the cut out tape but it is likely recorded over. If I EVER discover any more of it, I'll certainly get it out there.


This one song recording has circulated since the 1980s from a single trade I made with a friend back then and most copies out there are multi-generation from his source. A few years ago, probably 2008, I made a fresh digital dub from the master cassette. I did post it on The Stooges Forum so, it's already out there. I figured I would propagate it a bit more with a torrent. If you've seen this date on Stooges lists, this is the tape referred to.


DIGITAL TRANSFER:

Probably 2008
Playback machine: Nakamichi CR-7A
Straight to computer with Sound Blaster card
Software: Steinberg Wavelab 4.0

I don't remember exactly but, considering the sound of the source tape, I surely did some volume and transient peak adjustments and surely applied some EQ. I don't recall using any noise reduction but it's a good possibility. Likewise, I might have applied some other minimal processing.


Note too, memory has served me that a complaint we had about this show was that Iggy's voice was difficult to hear which is evident in this recording. Even though the quality is so poor, I've so grown to regret not saving the complete recording.


ARTWORK (see further details below):

- contemporary shots inside (showing where I was seated) and outside of the arena (now demolished)
- the master cassette sides A & B
- show poster
- show ad from the Toledo Blade newspapaer
- the reel tape with enhancement to illustrate original setlist from the show 

 
01 - Search and Destroy (incomplete)

TIME: 4:05

Artwork details about the tape and box:

The cassette condition is as it was since the early 1980s. And, to further details about this concert, I've illustrated the reel to reel box which features a setlist of sorts. Part of the list was written when I dubbed the cassette onto the reel. Because "Rich Bitch" is listed, it was obviously after "Metallic KO" was released. I also recall "Head On" being one of the unknown tracks 5-7.

As listed on the reel box:

1. Raw Power
2. Rich Bitch
3. Heavy Liquid
4. Gimme Danger
5. unknown
6. unknown
7. unknown
8. Search and Destroy (listed at the top right of the box)

The Rolling Stones - 1972 - Early stitches' tattoo you demos (STU/FLAC)



(Studio FLAC)

'EARLY STITCHES'

tattoo you outtakes

Source: my silver / EAC / flac 

Label: RS-ES1/2 (Early Stitches) 

very good to excellent soundboard recordings


- same as Rattlesnake's "TATTOO TOO" but with 3 more songs
RS 071/72 (Tattoo Too)

lineage: 
Lew's 'who's stoned?' data vine dvd copy flacs (files dated May 2006) > harddrive > upload

CD 01

01. NEVER STOP a.k.a. START ME UP (the "reggae version", take I)
(25th March - 4th April 1975, Munich, Musicland Studios)

02. START ME UP (take II)
(5th January - 2nd March 1978, Boulogne-Billancourt,Pathé Marconi Studios)

03. HANG FIRE (take I)
(5th January - 2nd March 1978, Boulogne-Billancourt,Pathé Marconi Studios)

04. HANG FIRE (take Ia)
(5th January - 2nd March 1978, Boulogne-Billancourt,Pathé Marconi Studios)

05. HANG FIRE (take II)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

06. HANG FIRE (take III)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

07. VAGINA a.k.a. SLAVE (take I)
(22nd January - 9th February 1975, Rotterdam, De Doelen, Mobile Record Unit)

08. VAGINA a.k.a. SLAVE (take II)
(22nd January - 9th February 1975, Rotterdam, De Doelen, Mobile Record Unit)

09. SLAVE (take IV)
(April - June 1981, New York City, Atlantic Studios)

10. LITTLE T&A a.k.a. BULLDOG (take I)
(18th January - 12th February 1979, Nassau, Bahamas, Compass Point Studios)

11. LITTLE T&A (take II)
(18th January - 12th February 1979, Nassau, Bahamas, Compass Point Studios)

12. BLACK LIMOUSINE (take II)
(10th October - 21st December 1977, Boulogne Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

13. BLACK LIMOUSINE (take III)
(5th January - 2nd March 1978, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

14. BLACK LIMOUSINE (take IV)
(5th January - 2nd March 1978, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

--- end of CD 01 and beginning of CD 02 on the Rattlesnake edition ---

15. BLACK LIMOUSINE (take V)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

16. NEIGHBORS (take II)
(April - June 1981, New York City, Atlantic Studios)

CD 02
01. WORRIED ABOUT YOU (take I)
(22nd January - 9th February 1975, Rotterdam, De Doelen, Mobile Record Unit)

02. WORRIED ABOUT YOU (take II)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

03. TOPS (take I)
(25th - 30th November & 6th - 21st December 1972, Kingston, Dynamic Sound Studios)

04. TOPS (take III)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

05. HEAVEN (take I)
(11th October - 12th November 1980, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé-Marconi Studios)

06. HEAVEN (take II)
(11th October - 12th November 1980, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé-Marconi Studios)

07. NO USE IN CRYING (take I)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

08. NO USE IN CRYING (take II)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

09. NO USE IN CRYING (take III)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

10. NO USE IN CRYING (take IV)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

11. WAITING ON MY FRIEND a.k.a. WAITING ON A FRIEND (take I)
(25th - 30th November & 6th - 21st December 1972, Kingston, Dynamic Sound Studios)

12. WAITING ON A FRIEND (take II)
(10th June - 19th October 1979, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

13. WAITING ON A FRIEND (take III)
(April - June 1981, New York City, Atlantic Studios)

--- bonus-tracks on Early Stitches ---

14. IT'S COLD DOWN THERE (unreleased song)
(18th January - 12th February 1979, Nassau, Bahamas, Compass Point Studios)

15. GUESS I SHOULD KNOW (unreleased song)
(18th January - 12th February 1979, Nassau, Bahamas, Compass Point Studios)

16. LIGHT UP (unreleased song)
(5th January - 2nd March 1978, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pathé Marconi Studios)

Eric Clapton - 1975-06-24 - Springfield, MA (AUD/FLAC)



(Audience FLAC)

Civic Center 

Source: Jesus Coming [Slunky 19 A/B] 

Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals 
George Terry - guitar 
Carl Radle - bass 
Dick Sims - keyboards 
Jamie Oldaker - drums 
Yvonne Elliman - backing vocals 
Marcy Levy - backing vocals 

*with Carlos Santana 

CD 1: 
01. (intro) 
02. Layla 
03. Bell Bottom Blues 
04. Key To The Highway 
05. Massachusetts Jam 
06. Can't Find My Way Home 
07. Better Make It Through Today 
08. Keep On Growing 
09. Teach Me To Be Your Woman 
10. Mainline Florida 

CD 2 
01. Knockin' On Heaven's Door 
02. Tell The Truth 
03. Crossroads 
04. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad* 

Filler: Civic Center, Providence, RI, 1975-06-25 
05. Sunshine Of Your Love 
06. Motherless Children
07. Mean Old World 

Total time = 138:08 

notes
Santana opened for Clapton and plays on the last track of the Springfield date. Some Providence tracks - Layla, Further On Up The Road, Driftin' Blues, Eyesight To The Blind, and Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? - were released on the Crossroads 2 (Live In The Seventies) commercial release. However, none of those tracks are included here as filler. 

Genesis - 1975-02-28 - Colmar, FR (OAM/FLAC)


(OAM FLAC)

Genesis 
Le Parc Des Expositions 
Colmar, France 
28 February 1975 

"Live At Colmar" 
Gasp 006 
OAM (open-air-microphone) 

"The GASP (Genesis Authentic Soundboard Project) is an attempt to 'standardize' the Genesis soundboards by finding, cataloging, and releasing the highest-quality, unremastered tape transfers." 

shn download (Genesis-Movement) > TLH > Wave > EAC > CD (Taiyo Yuden) > EAC > Wave > TLH > Flac - level 8 

cd 1 
01 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 5:05 
02 Fly On A Windshield 2:47 
03 Broadway Melody Of 1974 2:04 
04 Cuckoo Cocoon 2:30 
05 In The Cage 7:40 
06 The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging 3:26 
07 Story To Rael Part 1 1:22 
08 Back In N.Y.C. 6:08 
09 Hairless Heart 2:45 
10 Counting Out Time 3:37 
11 The Carpet Crawlers 5:48 
12 The Chamber Of 32 Doors 5:41 
13 Story To Rael Part 2 4:46 
14 Lilywhite Lilith (Cut) 0:52 
15 The Waiting Room 4:10 
16 The Waiting Room (Continued) 2:01 
17 Anyway 3:30 
18 Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist 2:47 

cd 2 
01 The Lamia 8:21 
02 Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats 3:03 
03 The Colony Of Slippermen 8:44 
04 Ravine 1:45 
05 The Light Dies Down On Broadway 3:36 
06 Riding The Scree 4:33 
07 In The Rapids 2:27 
08 It 4:09 
09 The Musical Box (Cut) 9:33

mercoledì 18 novembre 2015

Robert Plant - 2014-11-26 - Blackpool, UK (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters: 2014 November 26th. 

Tower Ballroom Blackpool

Mics: SP-CMC-4U mounted on glasses > Church Audio Preamp CA 9200 > Sony PCM M10 

Lineage: Wave 24bit sample rate 48khz> > Stereo Expander (20%) > Multiband Compression (Effect Preset; FM Radio)> Fade ins and fade outs. (All processing done in Wave Lab 6.0) > tested and copied via Traders Little Helper >Flac (level 6)>checksum file (traders little helper)

Justin Adams
John Baggott
Juldeh Camara
Billy Fuller
Liam “Skin” Tyson
Dave Smith

Disc 1 
01 - PA Intro 
02 - Friends 
03 - Spoonful 
04 - Turn It Up 
05 - Nobody's Fault but Mine 
06 - Going to California 
07 - Embrace Another Fall 
08 - Rainbow 
09 - What Is and What Should Never Be 
10 - Little Maggie 
11 - Fixin' to Die 

Disc 2 
01 - Crawling King Snake / Whole Lotta Love / Mona 
02 - Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You 
03 - Rock n Roll 

Genesis - 1974 - Montreal/Turin (DVDfull aud-shot)

(DVDfull aud-shot)

University Sports Arena, Montreal
Sergio arena Turin - 03-Feb-74 -
Country Canada and Italy
   
Media 1DVD-R
Standard PAL Format 4:3

Montreal - 20-Apr-74
01 - Watcher Of The Skies
02 - Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
03 - The Cinema Show
04 - I Know What I Like
05 - Firth Of Fifth
06 - The Musical Box
07 - More Fool Me
08 - The Battle Of Epping Forest
09 - Supper's Ready (71 mins)

Turin - 03-Feb-74
01 - Clips Of Watcher Of The Skies
02 - Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
03 - The Cinema Show
04 - I Know What I Like
05 - Firth Of Fifth
06 - The Musical Box
07 - More Fool Me
08 - The Battle Of Epping Forest
09 - Supper's Ready (8 mins)

Total Running Time : 01:19:00

martedì 17 novembre 2015

U2 - 2015-11-11 - Paris - Proshot - FullHD 1080p (ts pro-shot) mirrors completed.

(ts pro-shot)

General
ID: 112 (0x70)
Complete name: U2.Innocence.Experience.Tour.2015.11.11.Paris.1080p.HDTV.h264-DRACULA.ts
Format: MPEG-TS
File size: 24.7 GiB
Duration: 2h 6mn
Overall bit rate mode: Variable
Overall bit rate: 27.9 Mbps

Video
ID: 512 (0x200)
Menu ID: 1 (0x1)
Format: AVC
Format/Info: Advanced Video Codec
Format profile: Main@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC: Yes
Format settings, ReFrames: 3 frames
Codec ID: 27
Duration: 2h 6mn
Bit rate mode: Constant
Bit rate: 24.5 Mbps
Width: 1 920 pixels
Height: 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio: 16:9
Frame rate: 29.970 fps
Color space: YUV
Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0
Bit depth: 8 bits
Scan type: MBAFF
Scan order: Top Field First
Bits/(Pixel*Frame): 0.394
Stream size: 21.1 GiB (85%)
Color range: Limited
Color primaries: BT.709
Transfer characteristics: BT.709
Matrix coefficients: BT.709

Audio #1
ID: 4108 (0x100C)
Menu ID: 1 (0x1)
Format: MPEG Audio
Format version: Version 1
Format profile: Layer 2
Codec ID: 4
Duration: 2h 6mn
Bit rate mode: Constant
Bit rate: 384 Kbps
Channel(s): 2 channels
Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
Compression mode: Lossy
Delay relative to video: -438ms
Stream size: 349 MiB (1%)
Language: French

Audio #2
ID: 4124 (0x101C)-1
Menu ID: 1 (0x1)
Format: Dolby E
Mode: 20
Format settings, Endianness: Little
Muxing mode: SMPTE ST 302 / SMPTE ST 337
Codec ID: 6
Duration: 2h 6mn
Bit rate mode: Constant
Encoded bit rate: 2 304 Kbps
Channel(s): 6 channels
Channel positions: Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
Bit depth: 20 bits
Delay relative to video: -433ms
Language: English

Audio #3
ID: 4124 (0x101C)-2
Menu ID: 1 (0x1)
Format: Dolby E
Mode: 20
Format settings, Endianness: Little
Muxing mode: SMPTE ST 302 / SMPTE ST 337
Duration: 2h 6mn
Bit rate mode: Constant
Encoded bit rate: 0 bps
Channel(s): 2 channels
Channel positions: Front: L R
Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
Bit depth: 20 bits
Delay relative to video: -433ms

Modern Lovers - 1971-01-02 - Ipswich, MA (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST



(Audience FLAC)

Stonehenge

lineage: 
? > cassette > standalone cd burner > Nero (tracking) > flac 

First Set 
01. Modern World 
02. Ride Down on the Highway 
03. Girlfriend 
04. She Cracked 
05. Womanhood 
06. Old World 

Second Set 
01. Fly Into the Mystery 
02. Dignified and Old 
03. Pablo Picasso 
04. Cambridge Clown 
05. Astral Plane 
06. Song of Remembrance for Old Girlfriends 
07. Such Loneliness 
08. I Grew Up in the Suburbs 
09. A Plea for Tenderness (incomplete) 
10. Roadrunner (cut) 

A few words about the quality. This is a little hissy but the sound is great for such an early recording. You will NOT be disapppointed in this one. 

Not sure of the exact location of Stonehenge. But, I believe it was not actually in Boston proper. Does anybody know exactly where this club was located? 

This came to me undated, but there are a few clues which help narrow down possibilities. First, John Felice is not on this. That means that the concert occurred between summer 1971 and the beginning of September, 1972. Or, after March, 1973. 

Jonathan announces that "Fly Into the Mystery" was written almost three years before the concert. It was certainly written before he moved to NYC in the summer of 1969, and probably dates from 1968, which means that the most likely date for this is Fall 1971. But, early 1972 is also a possiblity. Finally, "A Plea for Tenderness" was a later song. I've always associated it with 1972, but it certainly is possible that it was written in 1971.

New links on guitars101 on 17/11/2015


Bob Dylan - 2015-11-07 - Amsterdam, NL (AUD/FLAC)
Don Henley - 2015-11-12 - Philadelphia, PA (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST
Donovan - 2015-11-09 - Tunbridge Wells, UK (AUD/FLAC)
Heart - 2015-11-14 - Sahuarita, AZ (AUD/FLAC)
Iron Maiden - 1983-12-18 - Dortmund, DE (FM/FLAC)
Led Zeppelin - 1980-06-18 - Cologne, DE (SBD/FLAC)
Megadeth - 2015-11-15 - Birmingham, UK (AUD/FLAC)
Rainbow - 1981-08-28 - Tokyo, JP (SBD/FLAC)
The Waterboys - 2015-11-14 - Portsmouth, UK (AUD/FLAC)
Van Halen - 1976-05-29 - Pasadena, CA (AUD/FLAC)

Bruce Springsteen - American Madness (STU/FLAC)



(Studio FLAC)

Title: American Madness: Remastered Darkness On The Edge Of Town Outtakes
Label: Ev2
Format: 4CD
Source: Studio
Date: June 1977 - April 1978
Location: Atlantic Studios / The Record Plant, NYC, NY
Lineage: Silvers>eac>flac

Disc 1:
01 Don't Look Back
02 Prove It All Night
03 Candy's Room
04 The Promised Land - w/o guitar solo
05 Badlands
06 Something In The Night
07 Factory
08 Racing In The Street
09 Prove It All Night #2
10 Darkness On The Edge Of Town
11 Spanish Eyes
12 Sherry Darling
13 Streets Of Fire
14 Candy's Room #2
15 Prove It All Night*

* Promo cut for radio play, recorded at Community Auditorium, Berkeley, CA July 1, 1978.
- See info in the end of this file

Disc 2:
01 The Promise
02 Badlands
03 Adam Raised A Cain
04 Something In The Night
05 Prove It All Night
06 Down By The River (Say Sons)
07 Taxi Cab (Taxi Driver, City At Night)
08 Factory
09 Streets Of Fire #1
10 Because the Night #1
11 The Iceman
12 Preacher's Daughter
13 Crazy Rocker
14 Drive All Night #1
15 The Way #2
16 The Fast Song (instrumental)
17 Someday, Tonight (instrumental)
18 Racing In The Street

Disc 3:
01 The Promise
02 Hearts Of Stone
03 One Way Street
04 Candy's Boy #1
05 Endless Night (English Sons)
06 Spanish Eyes
07 Streets Of Fire #2
08 Factory
09 Loose Ends
10 Independence Day
11 Drive All Night #2
12 The Way #1
13 Racing In The Street
14 Don't Look Back (instrumental)
15 Badlands (instrumental)
16 Castaway (The Ballad)

Disc 4:
01 What's The Matter Little Darling
02 Get That Feeling #2
03 Get that Feeling #1
04 Candy's Boy #2
05 Rendezvous
06 I Wanna Be With You
07 Don't Look Back
08 Ramrod
09 Frankie
10 Because The Night #2
11 Sherry Darling
12 Outside Lookin' In
13 I'm Goin' Back
14 Fire
15 The Fast Song
16 Break Out
17 Talk To Me (instrumental)
18 Racing In The Street

Disc One (1) details:

Source: 'Original Darkness Mixes', E Street Records ES-08.
Date: June 1977 - April 1978
Location: The Record Plant, New York City, NY

Original mixes for the album, recorded from original acetates.

- Some tracks have some crackle & hiss, nothing I could do to remove it (they were on the original files)
--

Disc Two (2) details:

Recording details:
- Tracks 1,9,10,16,18 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC August 1977
- Tracks 2,3,5 recorded at Atlantic Studios OR The Record Plant, NYC August 1977.
- Tracks 4,17 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC September 1977.
- Track 14 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC June 1977.
- Tracks 6,7,8,11,12,13,15 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC Oct-Dec 1977.

Source details:
- Tracks 1,9,14,16 from 'Lost Masters II', LOVE 002
- Tracks 2,3,5,10,17 from 'Lost Masters III', LOVE 003
- Tracks 6,7,12,11 from 'Loose Ends', Scorpio
- Track 8 from 'Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection', ES-17/18
- Track 4 from 'The Promise', BS300
- Track 15 from 'Ultra Rare Trax Volume 1', MR001
- Track 13 from 'Treasures From The Vault', Ev2 (DDITV edit)
- Track 18 is a mix of 'Lost Masters III' & 'The Promise'.

Track descriptions:
Tracks 1,6,7,10,12,13,14,15,16,17 unreleased outtakes
02 Different lyrics
03 Alternate take w/ different lyrics
04 Different mix
05 Lyrics from 'Something In The Night'
08 Violin overdub from David Lindley
09 Earlier take
11 Virtually identical to 'Tracks' version
18 Slow version with different lyrics (solo piano?)
--

Disc Three (3) details:

Recording details:
- Tracks 8,13,15,16 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC August 1977
- Track 6 recorded at Atlantic Studios OR The Record Plant, NYC August 1977.
- Tracks 1,7,10 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC September 1977.
- Track 3,4,11,14 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC June 1977.
- Tracks 2,5,12 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC Oct-Dec 1977.
- Track 9 recorded probably at The Record Plant, NYC April 1978.

Source details:
- Tracks 3,11,13,14,15 from 'Lost Masters II', LOVE 002
- Tracks 6,8,10 from 'Lost Masters III', LOVE 003
- Tracks 4,9,16 from 'Loose Ends', Scorpio
- Tracks 2,5,7,12 from 'Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection', ES-17/18
- Track 1 from 'Treasures From The Vault', Ev2 (DDITV edit)

Track descriptions:
Tracks 1,3,4,5,6,10,11,12,14,15,16 unreleased outtakes
02 Different mix without the '98 recorded horns on Tracks
07 Different mix
08 Alternative lyrics
09 Different mix
13 Alternate version with harp
--

Disc Four (4) details:

Recording details:
- Tracks 2,4,11,15,17,18 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC August 1977
- Tracks 8,10 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC September 1977.
- Track 5,6,7,9,12,14 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC June 1977.
- Tracks 1,3,13,16 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC Oct-Dec 1977.

Source details:
- Tracks 2,9,14,17 from 'Lost Masters II', LOVE 002
- Tracks 4,11,15,18 from 'Lost Masters III', LOVE 003
- Tracks 5,6,13,16 from 'Loose Ends', Scorpio
- Tracks 1,3 from 'Treasures From The Vault', Ev2 (DDITV edit)
- Tracks 7,10 from 'The Promise', BS300
- Track 12 from 'Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection', ES-17/18
- Track 8 from 'The Iceman', BS100

Track descriptions:
Tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 unreleased outtakes
07 Rough vocals, very different take
18 Different lyrics

======================================

First of all, this was originally going to be a 2cd set of 'Darkness' studio outtakes. As I kept editing these songs, there was no way they could've fit on only 2cd's. (Plan was, 1cd 'Original Darkness Mixes', other cd of various outtakes). Then next thing I noticed, I had planned a 6cd set with 2cd's of Live tracks ... In the end I decided not to include the live cd's which made this 'only' a 67 track, 4cd collection. I used John's 'brucebase' website (link somewhere below) as a database to see which tracks were 'worth' editing, where I could find them and so on.

Making this a 4cd set allowed me to include some of the tracks I would've otherwise left out, such as the alternative 'Dont Look Back' & 'Ramrod' which are both in a bit worse sound quality. I wouldn't say any of the tracks sound 'bad'.

When burning this compilation, make sure you burn it DAO - without the 2 seconds gaps between each track.

My favourite tracks: D3Track01 & D3Track16.

Big thanks to FrankiesJoint & Jumpstone for finding me most of the tracks.

Brucebase 'On The Tracks': http://brucebase.org.uk/0.htm

domenica 15 novembre 2015

Yes - 1998-10-08/09 - Tokyo, JP (AUD/FLAC) Evening Sunburst



(Audience FLAC)

Evening Sunburst

1998-10-08
Shibuya Kohkaido,
Tokyo, Japan
Open Your Eyes Tour
Evening Sunburst 1998

LINEAGE>>Silvers>>FLAC

HL259
01 Opening Suite Excerpt From Firebird Suite
02 Siberian Khatru
03 Rhythm Of Love
04 Yours Is No Disgrace
05 Open Your Eyes
06 And You And I
07 Heart Of The Sunrise
08 Howe Solo Surface Tension
09 Mood For A Day
10 Second Initial

HL260
01 The Clap
02 AKA-TOMBO
03 Wonderous Stories
04 Keyboard Solo
05 Long Distance Runaround
06 The Fish incl. Tempest Fugit Ritual Sound Chaser
07 Owner Of A Lonely Heart
08 Close To The Edge
09 I've Seen All Good People
10 Roundabout

*****

1998-10-09
Shibuya Kohkaido,
Tokyo, Japan
Open Your Eyes Tour
Evening Sunburst 1998

LINEAGE>>Silvers>>FLAC

HL257
01 Opening Excerpt From Firebird Suite
02 Siberian Khatru
03 Rhythm Of Love
04 Yours Is No Disgrace
05 Open Your Eyes
06 And You And I
07 Heart Of The Sunrise
08 Howe Solo Arada
09 Mood For A Day
10 Sketches Of The Sun

HL258
01 The Clap
02 AKA-Tombo
03 Wonderous Stories
04 Keyboard Solo
05 Long Distance Runaround
06 The Fish Inc. Tempus Fugit Ritual Sound Chaser
07 Owner Of A Lonely Heart
08 Close To The Edge
09 I've Seen All Good People
10 Roundabout

Billy Joel - 2015-08-13 - Philadelphia, PA (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Citizens Bank Park 

Source: Schoeps MK4 > actives > tinybox > Sony M-10 
Transfer: wav file > Sound Studio > xACT > FLAC (level 8) 
Recording location: Field section BB, row 11 

Recorded by: Tapehead2 

01 intro music 
02 Big Shot 
03 My Life 
04 This Is the Time 
05 The Entertainer 
06 No Man’s Land 
07 The Downeaster Alexa 
08 An Innocent Man 
09 Allentown 
10 Goodnight Saigon 
11 The Ballad of Billy the Kid 
12 New York State of Mind
13 Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) 
14 Keeping the Faith 
15 Say Goodbye to Hollywood 
16 Don’t Ask Me Why 
17 She’s Always A Woman 
18 Captain Jack 
19 The River of Dreams / Summer in the City 
20 Scenes From an Italian Restaurant 
21 Piano Man

Encore: 
22 We Didn’t Start the Fire 
23 Uptown Girl 
24 It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me 
25 You May Be Right / Rock and Roll (with Gavin Degraw) 
26 Only The Good Die Young 

Length: 2:36:04

Bob Dylan - 2015-10-17 - Saarbrucken, DE (AUD/FLAC) Taped by hhtfp

(Audience FLAC)

Saarlandhalle 

Lineage: Schoeps CCM 4(smp) > Tascam DR-100MKII @ 24-48 > PC (Sound Forge; TLH (sbeok; flac(8))) 
taped, edited & transferred by hhtfp 
seeded by helm 

Bob Dylan - voc, piano, harp 
Tony Garnier - bass 
George Recile - drums 
Stu Kimball - rhythm guitar 
Charlie Sexton - lead guitar 
Donnie Herron - violin, banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel 

Set 1 (CD 1) [43:15] 
01. intro (Stu Kimball) [0:58] 
02. Things Have Changed [5:15] 
03. She Belongs To Me [4:39] 
04. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' [4:26] 
05. What'll I Do [3:01] 
06. Duquesne Whistle [6:38] 
07. Melancholy Mood [2:49] 
08. Pay In Blood [4:30] 
09. I'm A Fool To Want You [4:39] 
10. Tangled Up In Blue [6:21] 

(intermission) 

Set 2 (CD 2) [59:23] 
11. intro (Stu Kimball) [1:06] 
12. High Water (For Charley Patton) [4:52] 
13. The Night We Called It A Day [3:53] 
14. Early Roman Kings [6:17] 
15. Why Try To Change Me Now [3:49] 
16. Spirit On The Water [6:37] 
17. Scarlet Town [5:52] 
18. All Or Nothing At All [3:11] 
19. Long And Wasted Years [4:08] 
20. Autum Leaves [6:06] 

encore: 
21. Blowin' In The Wind [6:28] 
22. Love Sick [7:03]

tt: 1:42:38 h

Taj Mahal - 2002-07-13 - Lugano, CH (TV/FLAC)



(TV broadcast FLAC)

Venue: Piazza della Riforma

TSI

Lineage
VHS - M-Audio Delta Audiofile - WAV - CoolEditPro - CD-R - FLAC

01. Introductions (0:59)
02. Coconut Man (7:30)
03. Everybody Is Somebody (5:13)
04. Queen Bee (5:58)
05. Stagger Lee (4:18)
06. The New Hula Blues (5:24)
07. Sacred Island (6:46)
08. Moonlight Lady (5:45)
09. Livin' On Easy (3:59)
10. My Creole Belle (5:35)
11. Roscoe’s View (7:03)
12. Mailbox Blues (5:55)
13. Sittin’ on Top of the World (7:38)
14. Kanikapila / Band Introductions (7:09)

(79:20)

sabato 14 novembre 2015

New links on Guitars101 on 14/11/2015


Eurythmics - 1999-12-03 - London, UK (FM/FLAC)
Mark Knopfler - 2015-09-19 - Hollywood, CA (AUD/FLAC)
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman - 1979-03-22 - Austin, TX (FM/FLAC)
Miles Davis - 1982-04-25 - Rome, IT (FM/FLAC)
Morrissey - 2015-09-20 - London, UK (AUD/FLAC)
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page - 1998-09-16 - Morrison, CO (AUD/FLAC)
Suzanne Vega - 1985-10-24 - London, UK (FM/FLAC)
Bob Marley - 1978-05-25 - Madison, WI (SBD/FLAC) Early and Late show
Elvis Costello - 2015-06-17 - Stoke, UK (AUD/FLAC)
Ian Anderson - 2015-09-18 - Moscow, Russia (AUD/FLAC)
U2 - 2015-09-17 - Stockholm, SWE (AUD/FLAC)
Uli Jon Roth - 2008-11-10 - Osaka, JP (AUD/FLAC)
Van Halen - 2015-09-15 - West Palm Beach, FL (AUD/FLAC)

Queen - 1977-01-23 - Cleveland, OH (SBD/FLAC)


(Soundboard FLAC)

Richfield Coliseum

Soundboard Recording

Inherited CDRs from a QUEEN Collector

CDR>EAC>WAV>TLH>FLAC

Feddie Mercury- Vocals/Piano
Brian May- Electric & Acoustic Guitars/Backing Vocals
John Deacon- Bass Guitar
Roger Taylor- Drums/Backing Vocals/Tambourine

DISC 1
1. Intro (1:04)
2. Tie Your Mother Down (3:43)
3. Ogre Battle (5:19)
4. White Queen (As It Began) (5:55)
5. Somebody To Love (5:25)
6. Killer Queen (2:00)
7. The Millionaire Waltz (2:59)
8. You're My Best Friend (2:03)
9. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (1:44)
10. Sweet Lady (4:17)
11. Brighton Rock / Guitar Solo / Brighton Rock [Reprise] (11:12)

DISC 2
1. '39 (4:05)
2. You Take My Breath Away (3:36)
3. White Man (4:59)
4. The Prophet's Song (5:20)
5. Bohemian Rhapsody (5:27)
6. Stone Cold Crazy (2:04)
7. Keep Yourself Alive (4:18)
8. Liar (8:54)
9. Big Spender (1:32)
10. Jailhouse Rock (5:22)

Journey - 1982-04-04 - Osaka, JP (AUD/FLAC)


(Audience FLAC)

Artist: Journey 
Date: April 14th, 1982 
Location: Osaka Japan 
Venue: Fuitsutaika 
Source: AUD 
Format: FLAC 
CD's: 2 
Artwork: No 
Label: None 
Title: None (I'd call it "Lost Osaka Gem") 
Size: 572 MB 

LINEAGE: 
1998 CD-R trade > EAC (Secure) > WAV > Media Creator 2010 Pro (to remove all track markers) > CD Wave Editor (to create new and accurate tracking and name tracks) > Trader's Little Helper (for FLAC 6 encoding, md5 and ffp file creations, testing for lossiness and for SBE's...neither found, and for files verification) > you 

CD 1: 
01. opening music 
02. Escape 
03. Line Of Fire 
04. Lights 
05. Stay Awhile 
06. The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love) 
07. Lovin' You Is Easy 
08. Open Arms 
09. Mother, Father 
10. Jonathan Cain (keyboard solo) 
11. Who's Crying Now 
12. Where Were you 
13. Steve Smith (drum solo) 
14. Dead Or Alive 

CD 2: 
01. Don't Stop Believin' 
02. Stone In Love 
03. Keep On Runnin' 
04. Wheel In The Sky (intro) 
05. Wheel In The Sky 
06. Neal Schon (guitar solo) 
07. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' 
08. Anyway You Want It 
09. crowd & closing music 

This show is awesome in sound and performance. There are a few split second dropouts in the audio, but not many. I believe there are 3 or 4 of them but they do not ruin the recording. The taper quit recording as the band left the stage after "Wheel In The Sky". He didn't record the audience cheering and missed about a second or two of the encore where Neal Schon's solo begins. Whoever recorded the show did an excellent job, and as always, the Japanese crowds were polite and quiet during the music and showed their enjoyment of the music between songs. 

The CD-R's I got in trade long ago were not tracked at the beginning of many of the songs. I'm just quessing here; but I imagine the recorder may have been marking new tracks live as the songs changed. I don't recall if tape recorders in 1982 had that capability but I imagine DAT recorders may have. That's why I took both CD's, removed all track markers, and created new song tracks. Nobody wants to jump to a song and it began at the end of the previous track :-) 

The trader I got this show from added bonus tracks and there were two songs, "The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love)" and "Where Were You" that were from another show. They were uncut and in this order and I have no idea what show they came from (yet). He also had added some tracks from the 1986 Raised on Radio TV Special as filler songs I guess. I left all of these out since they were not part of the Osaka show

Brian Eno - 2010-05-09 - Brighton, UK (AUD/FLAC)


(Audience FLAC)

This is Pure Scenius !
Performance 2 - 6:30 pm
May 9, 2010
Concert Hall
Brighton Dome
Brighton, UK
The second of three performances that day, as part of the 2010 Brighton Festival curated by Brian Eno.

The Necks :
Chris Abrahams - Grand Piano
Lloyd Swanton - Upright Bass
Tony Buck - Drums, Percussion

The Necklace :
Leo Abrahams - Guitar
Jon Hopkins - Grand Piano, Synthesizer, Treatments
Karl Hyde - Vocals, Shortwave Radio
Brian Eno - Voice, Treatments, Loops
with
Peter Chilvers - Technical Director

Disc One
1) I Want To Touch It (5:22)
2) Introduction (3:21)
3) North American Pedagogic (6:06)
4) Tripoli Funk (6:59)
5) Attentron (8:29)
6) Competitive Pianos / China 2026 (5:31)
7) Susella Lomax-Burani (6:51)
8) Pink Moon Prelude (2:37)
9) Pink Moon (4:42)

Disc Two
1) Jesus’ Day Off In A Café (8:51)
2) Futanari (10:18)
3) Lomax Paradigm (7:18)
4) Band Introductions (1:32)
5) An Old Country Number (9:22)

giovedì 12 novembre 2015

Guns N' Roses - 1986-03-28 - Hollywood, CA (2xDVDfull aud-shot)

(2xDVDfull aud-shot)

Version Briggsy

Filming type: Audience

Lineage:
GNR4EVER69/Timebomb's VHS GEN ?? > SA dvd's > NeroVision > DVD

Video format: NTSC

DVD 1
01 - Intro
02 - Out Ta Get Me
03 - Welcome To The Jungle
04 - Think About You
05 - Rocket Queen
06 - Nightrain
07 - My Michelle
08 - Don't Cry
09 - Back Off Bitch
10 - Paradise City

DVD 2
01 - Intro
02 - Out Ta Get Me
03 - Welcome To The Jungle
04 - Think About You
05 - Back Off Bitch
06 - Nightrain
07 - My Michelle
08 - Paradise City
09 - Mama Kin
10 - Rocket Queen
11 - Reckless Life
12 - Anything Goes
13 - Heartbreak Hotel
14 - Don't Cry

Total running time:
45:31 min.
69:33 min.




Bruce Springsteen - 2012-07-14 - London, UK (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

special guest Paul McCartney

"Hard Rock Calling"

Hyde Park,

Sky Arts HD Broadcast August 17th 2012


Multiavchd File (See Above Notes) > TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works > TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 > Video TS

Glitches Fixed at 01:48, 12:24, 19:54, 21:09, 22:51
(These are not perfect but a big improvement)
Start and End Faded In and Out

VIDEO:
PAL, 25 fps, 720x576, 16x9, 9130 kbps

AUDIO:
AC3, Stereo, 48000 Hz, 384 kb/s

ORIGINAL SOURCE:
Video BDAV 14.5Mbps 1920x1080 (16:9) at 25fps Mpeg 2 TS AVCHD
Audio 384Kbps 48Khz 16bit 6 channel AC-3

01. Thunder Road
02. Shackled And Drawn
03. Because The Night
04. We Are Alive
05. I Saw Her Standing There
06. Twist And Shout
07. Goodnight Irene

Top Menu with Track Selection

Lineage Sky Arts HD > CCcam > DVB-S 2 > TS > HDD >Videredo to Trim > Multiavchd

Led Zeppelin - Studio Magik (STU/FLAC)

(Studio FLAC)

CD 01: Led Zeppelin I & II Sessions
01 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Take 8)
02 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Take 9, Stopped)
03 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Take 9, Complete)
04 You Shook Me
 Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England on September 27, 1968
05 Baby Come On Home (Take 1, Stopped)
06 Baby Come On Home (Take 2, Stopped)
07 Baby Come On Home (Take 3, Complete
 Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England on October 10, 1968
08 Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 1)
09 Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 2)
10 Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 3)
11 Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 4)
12 Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 5)
13 Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 6)
14 Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 7)
 Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England on October 1968
15 Moby Dick (Intro & Outro)
16 Drum Solo
 Recorded at Mirror Sound, Los Angeles, CA between May 4th and 6th, 1969
17 Sugar Mama
 Recorded at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London, England in June 1969
18 We're Gonna Groove
 Recorded at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London, England on June 25th, 1969

CD 02: Led Zeppelin II Multitracks - Whole Lotta Love
01 Whole Lotta Love (Main Guitar)
02 Whole Lotta Love (Guitar Overdubs)
03 Whole Lotta Love (Bass)
04 Whole Lotta Love (Drums Right)
05 Whole Lotta Love (Drums Left)
06 Whole Lotta Love (Tympani / Tambourine)
07 Whole Lotta Love (Vocals)
08 Whole Lotta Love (Vocal Overdubs)
09 Whole Lotta Love (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 1)
10 Whole Lotta Love (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 2)
11 Whole Lotta Love (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 3)
12 Whole Lotta Love (Multitrack Mixdown Showcase)
 Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England in May 1969

CD 03: Led Zeppelin II Multitracks - What Is And What Should Never Be
01 What Is And What Should Never Be (Main Guitar)
02 What Is And What Should Never Be (Bass)
03 What Is And What Should Never Be (Drum Right)
04 What Is And What Should Never Be (Drum Left)
05 What Is And What Should Never Be (Main Vocal)
06 What Is And What Should Never Be (Vocal Overdubs Take 1)
07 What Is And What Should Never Be (Vocal Overdubs Take 2)
08 What Is And What Should Never Be (Guitar and Vocals Overdubs)
09 What Is And What Should Never Be (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 1)
10 What Is And What Should Never Be (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 2)
11 What Is And What Should Never Be (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 3)
 Recorded at Groove Studios, New York City and Olympic Studios, London in June 1969

CD 04: Led Zeppelin II Multitracks - Heartbreaker
01 Heartbreaker (Main Guitar Take 1)
02 Heartbreaker (Main Guitar Take 2)
03 Heartbreaker (Bass)
04 Heartbreaker (Drum Right)
05 Heartbreaker (Drum Left)
06 Heartbreaker (Guitar, Bass And Drums)
07 Heartbreaker (Vocals)
08 Heartbreaker (Vocals And Guitar)
09 Heartbreaker (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 1)
10 Heartbreaker (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 2)
 Recorded And Mixed at A&R Studios, New York City, NY on May 30th and 31st, 1969

CD 05: Led Zeppelin II Multitracks - Ramble On
01 Ramble On (Acoustic Guitar)
02 Ramble On (Electric Guitar)
03 Ramble On (Guitar Overdubs)
04 Ramble On (Bass)
05 Ramble On (Drum Right)
06 Ramble On (Drum Left)
07 Ramble On (Vocals)
08 Ramble On (Vocals And GUitar)
09 Ramble On (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 1)
10 Ramble On (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 2)
11 Ramble On (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 3)
12 Ramble On (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 4)
13 Ramble On (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 5)
14 Ramble On (Multitrack Mixdown, Version 6)
 Recorded at Juggy Sound Studio, New York City in June 1969

CD 06: Led Zeppelin III Sessions
01 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 1, Stopped)
02 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 2, Stopped)
03 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 3, Stopped)
04 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 4, Stopped)
05 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 5, Stopped)
06 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 6, Complete Basic Version)
07 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 7, Stopped)
08 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 8, Stopped)
09 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 9, Stopped)
10 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 10, Stopped)
11 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 11, Stopped)
12 Jennings Farm Blues (Take 12, Complete Full Mix)
 Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England in November 1969)
13 Untitled Guitar Instrumentals
 Recorded at Bron-Yr-Aur Cottage, Wales in May 1970

CD 07: Led Zeppelin III Sessions (Part 2)
01 Guitar Instrumental (Take 1)
02 Guitar Instrumental (Take 2)
03 Poor Tom (Take 1)
04 Guitar Instrumental (Take 3)
05 Guitar Instrumental (Take 4)
06 The Boy Next Door (Take 1)
07 The Boy Next Door (Take 2)
08 The Boy Next Door (Take 3)
09 The Boy Next Door (Take 4)
10 The Boy Next Door (Take 5)
11 My Oh My (Takes 1 & 2)
12 Bron-Yr-Aur (Takes 1 & 2)
13 Guitar Instrumental (Take 5)
14 Guitar Instrumental (Take 6)
15 Guitar Instrumental (Take 7)
16 Bron-Yr-Aur (Take 3)
17 My Oh My (Takes 3 & 4)
18 Bron-Yr-Aur (Take 4)
19 Poor Tom (Takes 2 - 6)
20 Hey Hey What Can I Do (Takes 1 & 2)
21 Immigrant Song
22 Bathroom SOng
 Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampshire, England, between May and June 1970
23 Poor Tom (Take 1, Instrumental)
24 Poor Tom (Take 2, With Vocals)
 Recorded at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London, England on May 6th, 1970
25 Celebration Day (Instrumental)
26 Hey Hey What Can I Do (Instrumental)
27 Out On The Tiles (Instrumental
 Recorded between May and June 1970, Location Unknown

CD 08: Led Zeppelin III & IV Sessions
01 That's The Way (Full Mix)
02 Feel So Bad (Takes 1 & 2)
03 Since I've Been Loving You (Vocal Track)
04 Since I've Been Loving You (Full Mix)
 Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, between May and June 1970
05 Stairway To Heaven (Take 1, Instrumental)
06 Blues Guitar / Piano Improvisation
07 Black Dog (Take 1, Acoustic Instrumental)
08 Black Dog (Take 2, Acoustic Instrumental)
09 Black Dog (Rehearsal)
10 No Quarter
11 Stairway To Heaven (Take 2, Instrumental)
12 Stairway To Heaven (Take 3, Instrumental)
13 Stairway To Heaven (Take 4, Instrumental)
14 Electric Guitar Improvisation
15 Stairway To Heaven (Take 5, With Vocals)
16 Stairway To Heaven (Take 6, With Vocals)
17 Stairway To Heaven
18 Night Flight
 Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampshire, England, between January and february 1971)

CD 09: Led Zeppelin IV Sessions
01 The Battle Of Evermore (Take 1)
02 The Battle Of Evermore (Take 2)
03 The Battle Of Evermore (Take 3)
04 The Battle Of Evermore (Take 4)
05 The Battle Of Evermore (Take 5)
06 The Battle Of Evermore (Take 6)
07 Four Sticks (Take 1, Instrumental)
08 Four Sticks (Take 2, with Vocals)
09 Black Dog
10 When The Levee Breaks (Take 1)
11 When The Levee Breaks (Take 2)
 Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampshire, England, between January and February 1971)

CD 10: Bombay Rehearsals & Houses Of The Holy Sessions
01 Friends (Rehearsing The Tune)
02 Four Sticks (Take 1)
03 Friends (Take 1)
04 Friends (Take 2)
05 Friends (Take 3)
06 Four Sticks (Take 2)
07 Four Sticks (Take 3)
08 Four Sticks (Take 4)
 Recorded at EMI Studios Bombay in March 1972
09 Walter's Walk (Take 1, Instrumental)
10 Walter's Walk (Take 2, With Vocals)
11 Walter's Walk (Take 3, With Vocals)
 Recorded with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio at Stargroves, Newbury, Berkshire on May 15th, 1972

CD 11: Houses Of The Holy Sessions & Lucifer Rising
01 No Quarter (Take 1, Instrumental, Complete)
02 No Quarter (Take 2, Stopped)
03 No Quarter (Take 3, Stopped)
04 No Quarter (Take 4, Instrumental)
05 No Quarter (Take 5, Stopped)
06 No Quarter (Take 6, Stopped)
07 No Quarter (Take 7, Complete)
 Recorded at Island Studios, London in June 1972
08 Incubus
09 Damask
10 Unharmonics
11 Damask (Ambient Version)
12 Lucifer Rising
13 Lucifer Rising (Percussive Return)
 Recorded at Boleskine House, Loch Ness, Scotland between October and November 1973

CD 12: Pre-Physical Graffiti Outtakes (Part 1)
01 Untitled Instrumental
02 Untitled Instrumental
03 Ten Years Gone (Takes 1 - 12)
 Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampsire in November 1973

CD 13: Pre-Physical Graffiti Outtakes (Part 2)
01 Swan Song
 Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampsire in November 1973

CD 14: Physical Graffiti Outtakes (Part 1)
01 The Wanton Song (Take 1)
02 The Wanton SOng (Take 2)
03 Take Me Home (Take 1)
04 Take Me Home (Take 2)
05 In The Morning (Take 1)
06 Trampled Underfoot (Takes 1 - 9)
07 In The Morning (Take 2)
08 Sick Again
09 The Rover
10 Untitled Instrumental
11 ABC Song
12 In My Time Of Dying (Takes 1 - 7)
13 The Wanton Song
14 Trampled Underfoot
 Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampsire between January and February 1974

CD 15: Physical Graffiti Outtakes (Part 2)
01 Ten Years Gone (Takes 1 - 4)
02 Boogie With Stu (Takes 1 - 9)
03 Night Flight (Takes 1 - 11)
04 Trampled Underfoot
05 Kashmir
06 Custard Pie
07 In The Light
08 Swan Song (Take 1)
09 Swan Song (Take 2)
 Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampsire between January and February 1974

CD 16: Presence & In Through The Out Door Outtakes
01 Wanton Song
02 Wanton Song
 Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampsire between January and February 1974
03 Royal Orleans
04 Tea For One
05 Don't Start Me Talking / All My Lovin'
 Recorded at SIR, Hollywood, CA in October 1975
06 Bonzo's Montreux (Take 1)
07 Bonzo's Montreux (Take 2)
 Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux on September 12th, 1976
08 Fire
09 Carouselambra (Takes 1 - 4)
 Recorded in Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire in May 1978
10 Drum Segment
11 Carouselambra
12 Ozone Baby (Take 1)
13 Ozone Baby (Take 2)
14 All My Love
15 Wearing And Tearing
16 I'm Gonna Crawl
17 Fool In The Rain
 Recorded at Polar Studios, Stockholm in November 1978

CD 17: In Through The Out Door Sessions
01 Carouselambra (Take 1)
02 Wearing And Tearing
03 Fool In The Rain (Take 1)
04 Hot Dog
05 In The Evening
06 Southbound Saurez
07 Darlene
08 Fool In The Rain (Take 2)
09 Carouselambra (Take 2)
10 All My Love
 Recorded at Polar Studios, Stockholm in November 1978

CD 18: In Through The Out Door Sessions & Final Rehearsals
01 Ozone Baby (Take 1)
02 Ozone Baby (Take 2)
 Recorded at Polar Studios, Stockholm on November 14th, 1978
03 Darlene (Take 1)
04 Darlene (Take 2)
 Recorded at Polar Studios, Stockholm on November 16th, 1978
05 Wearing And Tearing (Take 1)
06 Wearing And Tearing (Take 2)
 Recorded at Polar Studios, Stockholm on November 21st, 1978
07 White Summer (take 1)
08 White Summer (Take 2)
09 Kashmir
10 Achilles Last Stand (Take 1)
11 Achilles Last Stand (Take 2)
12 Stairway To Heaven
 Recorded at The Rainbow Theatre, London, between April and May 1980

While I have numerous titles containing Led Zeppelin Studio Outtakes I do not collect them as much as I do their live music. Years back I bought the Scorpio Studio Sessions Ultimate title as kind of a final word and up until now was a (for me) defining release of this material. Upon the official announcement that The Don would be attempting to produce a definitive collection of this material did I think, time to upgrade?  One only has to look at the scope of this collection, every known bit of out take and rehearsal material known to circulate among collectors. The new set is prepared in chronological order, each CD has its own subtitle and the set comes with an excellent 60 page booklet with detailed notes on each session from the incomparable Paul De Luxe and The Hermit. There are six gatefold sleeves that house the CDs, all have the track listing on the back and are beautifully adorned with studio shots of the band during the era found within the compact discs. The box itself is striking in its simplicity, a Black box with gold lettering with the Swan Song logo and individual band member signs on the cover; of course it is slightly thicker to accommodate six sets as well as the booklet. The care shown in the sets creation and its accuracy in detail are second to none, and for now this must be considered as definite as it stands at this time, for we do not know what will be unearthed in the future. The massive 18 disc set just so happens to be Box number 18 of an incredible line of box sets that has garnered praise from collectors.

Doing a review such as this is a daunting task and one that can include some pains to produce and I was incredibly lucky to have some superb references along the way that must be acknowledged. Firstly to Gerard’s excellent review of the Scorpio Studio Sessions, since that set came with a flimsy sheet with only basic information I long ago printed a copy of his review to use as a reference guide. Secondly to the Led Zeppelin Data Base and Argenteum Astrum, a site with a massive amount of information and a vast help for this review and also for my general collecting needs. Of course Led Zeppelin Live by Luis Rey and Dave Lewis’ Concert File are always excellent resources and inspiration in not only how I write a review but thanks to Luis how I listen to these tapes, both the studio and live material.



Disc 1 (65:59) Led Zeppelin I and II Sessions – Olympic Sound Studios Barnes, London England September 27,1968; Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (take 8), Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (Take 9 stopped), Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (Take 9 complete), You Shook Me. Olympic Sound Studios Barnes, London England October 10, 1968; Baby Come On Home (AKA Tribute To Bert Berns / Take 1 stopped), Baby Come On Home (AKA Tribute To Bert Berns / Take 2 stopped), Baby Come On Home (AKA Tribute To Bert Berns / Take 3 Complete. Olympic Sound Studios Barnes, London England October 1968; Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 1), Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 2), Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 3), Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 4), Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 5), Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 6), Guitar Organ Instrumentals (Take 7). Mirror Sound, Los Angeles, California between May 4-6 1969; Moby Dick (intro & outro), Drum Solo. Morgan Studios, Willesden, London England June 1969; Sugar Mama. Morgan Studios, Willesden, London England June 25, 1969; We’re Gonna Groove

These outtakes can be found in parts on the titles Olympic Gold on Scorpio (LZ 92-SC), Gems + Jams (ZELCD101), Studio Haze (Laughing Skull), Anyway You Want (KFM 008), Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You (Dynamite Studio DS92J031), Hairway To Steven (Invasion Unlimited IU9645-1), Early Days (Refinded Masters), Studio Sessions (Antrabata), and Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio LZ-07001~12). “We’re Gonna Groove” is found on Different Mixed Coda (POT), The Lost Sessions Volume 8 ~ Led Zeppelin In The 80's Coda Advance Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc).

The sound quality of the material when compared to the Scorpio set is not as amplified as much so there is less hiss and has a warmer sound. Plant’s raw vocal on “Babe I’m Gonna Leave” is superb as well as is his vocal improvisations. I enjoy the “Baby Come On Home”, throw the backing vocals out and blues it up just a little it would have been an incredible song, I love the sound of Page’s guitar as well. The “Guitar Organ Instrumentals” are also good, Page’s playing is simply wonderful, it would have been interesting to here parts of this during his “White Summer / Black Mountain Side” showcase in the live shows. The “Moby Dick” outtakes are a very nice upgrade is sound versus the Scorpio titles as is “Sugar Mama”, there is still tape hiss present but they sound clearer. The version of “We’re Gonna Groove” was later released on Coda, this was not found on the Scorpio title but thankfully added to this set.

Disc 2 (72:28)  Led Zeppelin II Multi Tracks – Rehearsed and assembled during the bands second American Tour in 1969 with basic framework recorded at Olympic Sound Studios London May 1969 with additional overdubs added in Los Angeles. Final mix by Eddie Kramer and Page over two days at A&R Studios, New York City, NY. August 1969; Whole Lotta Love (main guitar bleed), Whole Lotta Love (guitar overdubs bleed), Whole Lotta Love (bass bleed), Whole Lotta Love (drum right bleed), Whole Lotta Love (drum left bleed), Whole Lotta Love (tympani tambourine bleed), Whole Lotta Love (vocals bleed), Whole Lotta Love (vocals overdubs bleed), Whole Lotta Love (multi track mix down version 1), Whole Lotta Love (multi track mix down version 2), Whole Lotta Love (multi track mix down version 3), Whole Lotta Love (multi track mix down showcase)

Disc 3 (58:11) Led Zeppelin II Multi Tracks – Recorded June 1969 at Groove Studios New York and Olympic Sound Studios London. Mixed at A&R Studios New York; What Is And What Should Never Be (main guitar bleed), What Is And What Should Never Be (bass bleed), What Is And What Should Never Be (drum right bleed), What Is And What Should Never Be (drum left bleed), What Is And What Should Never Be (main vocals bleed), What Is And What Should Never Be (vocal overdubs bleed take 1), What Is And What Should Never Be (vocal overdubs bleed take 2), What Is And What Should Never Be (guitar and vocal overdubs), What Is And What Should Never Be (multi mix down version 1), What Is And What Should Never Be (multi mix down version 2), What Is And What Should Never Be (multi mix down version 3)

Disc 4 (72:31) Led Zeppelin II Multi Tracks – Recorded and mixed in A&R Studios New York City, NY. May 30, 31, 1969; Heartbreaker (main guitar bleed take 1), Heartbreaker (main guitar bleed take 2), Heartbreaker (bass bleed), Heartbreaker (drum right bleed), Heartbreaker (drum left bleed), Heartbreaker (guitar bass drum bleed), Heartbreaker (vocals bleed), Heartbreaker (vocals and guitar bleed), Heartbreaker (multi track mix down version 1), Heartbreaker (multi track mix down version 2)

Disc 5 (61:41) Led Zeppelin II Multi Tracks – Recorded in Juggy Sound Studio, New York in June 1969 and mixed in A&R Studios in New York; Ramble On (acoustic guitar bleed), Ramble On (electric guitar bleed), Ramble On (guitar overdub bleed), Ramble On (bass bleed), Ramble On (drum right bleed w/tympani), Ramble On (drum left bleed w/tympani), Ramble On (vocals bleed), Ramble On (vocals and guitar bleed), Ramble On (multi track mix down version 1), Ramble On (multi track mix down version 2), Ramble On (multi track mix down version 3), Ramble On (multi track mix down version 4), Ramble On (multi track mix down version 5), Ramble On (multi track mix down version 6)

All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), Alternates And Outtakes I & II Volume 1 (Boogie Mama), The Black Bomber – The Recording Sessions (Beelzebub Records), Countdown (Boogie Mama), Early Ramshackle Days (Beelzebub Records), Led Zeppelin II Multi Track Mixdowns (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), The Lost Sessions Volume 2 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), The Making Of Led Zeppelin II (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Wendy Records). The most recent of Zeppelin outtakes to see the light of day, early in this millennium. They provide a fascinating glimpse into not only the mixing but how the songs were written and constructed. While sometimes some of the bleed tracks can get tedious other times you marvel at some sounds or parts you never heard before. I have always enjoyed the Classic Album series on VH1 (and on DVD) for this reason. The ensuing multi track mix downs are superb and offer a different glimpse at these songs we all know so well. The sound quality on all is impeccable stereo perfection and these outtakes are considered essential. The “Whole Lotta Love” mix down version 3 has an incredible ending. The mix downs for “What Is And What Should Never Be” have many added guitar snippets with version 2 and 3 being very enjoyable. The last “Heartbreaker” mix down version 2 has a much different guitar solo and some accented slides as well as some vocals snippets and is a superb mix up. The “Ramble On” disc is particularly interesting; the acoustic guitar bleed brings to light a lot of the depth of the song you don’t usually hear and notice due to the eventual prominence of the electric guitar. “Ramble On” has the most multi mixes, all variations of each other with extra vocals and guitar and drum snippets scattered throughout.

Disc 6 (71:38) Led Zeppelin III Sessions – Recorded at Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London England November 1969; Jennings Farm Blues (take 1 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 2 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 3 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 4 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 5 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 6 complete basic version), Jennings Farm Blues (take 7 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 8 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 9 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 10 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 11 stopped), Jennings Farm Blues (take 12 complete full mix) Recorded at Bron-Yr-Aur Cottage Machynlleth Gwynedd, Wales sometime between April and May 1970; Untitled Guitar Instrumentals

The Jennings Farm Blues material is an electric take on the Led Zeppelin III acoustic song “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp”, recorded as a possible single but the song remained unreleased by the band although one can certainly tell that considerable work went into it. It was first found on Jennings Farm Blues (Scorpio) and featured on 1970 Studio Works (Theramin Music), Alternates And Outtakes III Volume 2 (Boogie Mama), The Lost Sessions Volume 6 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Scorpio Rising (Akashic), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), and Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). The sound source has been excellent since its first release; again the music does not seem as amplified as the Scorpio Studio Sessions Ultimate and has a warmer natural sound to it.

The “Untitled Guitar Instrumentals” have a long history and are a much valued tape in Led Zeppelin history as they are the only known tape of the band playing at Bron-Yr-Aur cottage in Wales. Long tired of touring in America and the social upheaval that was happening and directly affecting them they retreated to the quiet countryside to compose and the mostly acoustic material that came from it formed a good deal of the third and fourth records. The recordings have a long history with bootleggers going back to the vinyl days of Bootleg LP’s The Alternative Led Zeppelin III (The Swingin’ Pig Records), Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 1 (Rock Solid Records), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin’ Pig Records), Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), Led Zeppelin III Studio Rehearsals May 1970 (RL Records), More Inedits (MLZ), Studio Rehearsals May 1970 (Rock Live), Studio Rehearsals 1967-1971 Part 1 (Grasshopper), & III To Get Ready (Early Times) and on compact disc under titles like 1970 Studio Works (Theramin Music), Another Way To Wales (Black Swan), Led Zeppelin III (Tarantura), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio “new”), Tribute To Johnny Kidd And The Pirates (Scorpio “old”), Ultra Rare Tracks Volume 1 (Missing Link), & Ultra Rare Trax Part 2 (Savage Beast Music). The quality found on the Godfather box is very similar to what is on the Scorpio Studio Sessions Ultimate. There are many song references thrown in, my favorite is “Down By The Seaside” and although is just an early run through has many of the laid back components of the yet to be recorded version. Where the Scorpio version has song indexes, unfortunately the Godfather is one long 46 minute track. Another of the really great early tapes.


Disc 7 (69:40) Led Zeppelin III Sessions (part 2) – Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampshire England sometime between May and June 1970; Guitar Instrumental (take 1), Guitar Instrumental (take 2), Poor Tom (take 1), Guitar Instrumental (take 3), Guitar Instrumental (take 4), The Boy Next Door aka That’s The Way (take 1), The Boy Next Door aka That’s The Way (take 2), The Boy Next Door aka That’s The Way (take 3), The Boy Next Door aka That’s The Way (take 4), The Boy Next Door aka That’s The Way (take 5), My Oh My aka Friends (takes 1-2), Guitar Instrumental (take 5), Guitar Instrumental (take 6), Guitar Instrumental (take 7), Bron-Yr-Aur (take 3), My Oh My aka Friends (takes 3-4), Bron-Yr-Aur (take 4), Poor Tom (takes 2-6), Hey Hey What Can I Do (takes 1-2), Immigrant Song, Bathroom Song aka Out On The Tiles. Recorded at Morgan Studios Willesden London England on May 6, 1970; Poor Tom (take 1 instrumental), Poor Tom (take 2 w/ vocals)

The first set of material is a rehearsal amateur tape some have attributed to Bron-Yr-Aur Cottage but it cannot be confirmed so it is label as Headley Grange. It has also been in circulation for a long period, Bootleg LP References are  The Alternate Led Zeppelin III (The Swingin’ Pig Records), Hiawatha Express (Stash) & The Making Of Friends (III) while on compact disc as 1970 Studio Works (Theramin Music), Alternates And Outtakes III Volume 2 (Boogie Mama), Another Way To Wales (Black Swan), Hiawatha Express (Toasted/Condor), Led Zeppelin III (Tarantura), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Stairway Sessions (Silver Rarities), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio “new”), Tribute To Johnny Kidd And The Pirates (Scorpio “old”), & Ultra Rare Trax Part 2 (Savage Beast Music). Again the tape is similar to the sound of the Scorpio Studio Session Ultimate. Being an amateur style recording there is some notable tape hiss present and at times what sounds like wind moving across the microphones is present but does not detract from the listening experience, just adds to the ambiance.

This is a very intimate tape featuring just Page and Plant giving us a glimpse inside their unique musical bond. “Poor Tom” features some nice percussion from what sounds like Plant clapping along on his legs as they are seated. The many takes of “The Boy Next Door” are wonderful, soft and gentle with some great improvised guitar from Page; clearly his skills on the acoustic guitar are vast. Great to hear the sounds of a dog, possibly Plant’s beloved Stryder adding his own compliment. The early takes of “Friends” include bongos from Plant and we see that musically it is taking shape, Plant sings vocal harmonies of what is to become the lyrics and Page adds harmonized vocals to flesh it out. You can clearly here Robert’s child during Take 3 of “Bron-Yr-Aur”, the addition of “Hey Hey What Can I Do?” with the acoustic guitar from Plant and some mandolin from Page sounds very like something you would hear from The Band. The early band versions of “Immigrant Song” and “Out On The Tiles” are tentative sounding, the latter has the chorus intact but the rest will continue to take shape.

The two takes of “Poor Tom” are excellent sounding outtakes, the final one being what is used on Coda. They sound just slightly fuzzy and are one of my favorite songs from that record. Previously found on All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), Alternates And Outtakes III Volume 2 (Boogie Mama), Coda Advanced Tapes (Boogie Mama), Different Mixed Coda (POT), The Lost Sessions Volume 8 ~ Led Zeppelin In The 80's Coda Advance Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio).

The rest of the record is taken up with excellent quality outtakes of “Celebration Day”, “Hey Hey What Can I Do?”, and “Out On The Tiles” sans vocals. They sound close to the final mixes and have seen compact disc releases as All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), Alternates And Outtakes III Volume 2 (Boogie Mama), The Lost Mixes EP Volume 3 ~ Led Zeppelin 1970-1971 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Outside The Door (Beelzebub Records), The Smithereens (Akashic, 1CD & 3CD), incredible as it sounds the story has the tapes being found in the garbage.

Disc 8 (78:04) Led Zeppelin III and IV Sessions – Recorded at Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London England sometime between May and June 1970; That’s The Way (full mix), Feel So Bad (aka Hats Off To Roy Harper takes 1-2) Medley includes Fixin’ To Die, That’s Alright Mama, Since I’ve Been Loving You (vocal track), Since I’ve Been Loving You (full mix). Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampshire England sometime between January and February 1971; Stairway To Heaven (take 1 instrumental), Blues Guitar / Piano improvisation, Black Dog acoustic (take 1 instrumental), Black Dog acoustic (take 2 instrumental), Black Dog electric (rehearsal), No Quarter, Stairway To Heaven (take 2 instrumental), Stairway To Heaven (take 3 instrumental), Stairway To Heaven (take 4 instrumental), Electric Guitar Improvisation, Stairway To Heaven (take 5 w/ vocals), Stairway To Heaven (take 6 w/ vocals), Stairway To Heaven, Night Flight

The remainder of the LZIII out takes start disc eight, in incredible sound. It first appeared on Studio Daze (Scorpio) and was followed on titles like 1970 Studio Works (Theramin Music), Alternates And Outtakes III Volume 2 (Boogie Mama), Led Zeppelin III (Tarantura), Live On Tour With Led Zeppelin Volume 1 (Beelzebub Records), The Lost Sessions Volume 6 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Scorpio Rising (Akashic), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Studio Daze Revisited (Scorpio), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio), & Ultra Rare Trax Part 2 (Savage Beast Music). The versions are excellent studio mixed version in outstanding quality and are musically a revelation. The song titles “Feel So Bad” is the music of “Hats Off To Harper” with lyrics from “Fixin’ To Die” and Elvis’ “Thats Alright Mama” sung in the “Hats Off” style.  The vocal track of “Since” is good but the final full mix of the song is incredible. It reeks with emotion and passion like no other song in the band’s vast catalog does and the playing was described by Plant as the sound of Led Zeppelin live, if the bootleggers microphones could accurately capture the bands sound, this song would be it.

The IV album outtakes are essential listening, mostly due to the fact that we are treated to several quality rehearsals of “Stairway To Heaven”, as well as other gems to boot. This recording has been out many times on bootleg LP as And IV To Go (Ugly Duckling), Inedits (LZ 1-2), Led Zeppelin IV Studio Rehearsals January 1971 (RL Records), Studio Rehearsals January 1971 (Rock Live), & Studio Rehearsals 1967-1971 Part 1&2 (Grasshopper) and on bootleg CD as All That Glitters Is Gold (Celebration Definitive Masters), The Lost Sessions Volume 9 (Eelgrass), The Lost Sessions Volume 9 ~ All Roads Lead To Headley Grange 1 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master & The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio), Ultra Rare Tracks Volume 1 (Missing Link), & Ultra Rare Trax Part 2 (Savage Beast Music). The “Stairway” versions start off rudimentary and have early versions of “Black Dog” in between, it is great to here Jonesy give direction and Plant improving the lyrics, something he would continue to do onstage. There is an early version of “No Quarter” also, a song that would continue to be worked on until its final form the next year. The history of “Stairway” is one of legend, the music comes to Page and upon hearing it Plant started the lyrics in a blast of semiotic energy between the two, this is a glorified idea but is pretty much confirmed when listening to the versions of the song. The sound is very similar to that of the Scorpio Studio Sessions Unlimited.

The last take of “Stairway” is an excellent studio outtake released as The Lost Sessions Volume 9 ~ All Roads Lead To Headley Grange 1 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), some claim its legitimacy but Plant’s vocals are slightly different and Page’s guitar solo is total different, he has stated in many interviews that several solo were recorded. “Night Flight” is the full mix of the song minus overdubs done prior to its being released on Physical Graffiti, it has been previously found on Coda Advanced Tapes (Boogie Mama), The Lost Sessions Volume 8 – Led Zeppelin In The 80's Coda Advance Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc).

Disc 9 (60:26) Led Zeppelin IV Sessions – Recorded at Headley Grange Studios, Hampshire England sometime between January and February 1971; The Battle Of Evermore (take 1), The Battle Of Evermore (take 2), The Battle Of Evermore (take 3), The Battle Of Evermore (take 4), The Battle Of Evermore (take 5), The Battle Of Evermore (take 6). Recorded somewhere between January and February 1971; Four Sticks (take 1 instrumental), Four sticks (take 2 w/ vocals), Black Dog, When The Levee Breaks (take 1), When The Levee Breaks (take 2)

One of my disappointments with the Scorpio Session box was that the “Battle Of Evermore” material was not present, save one small outtake. I have always loved this song and am glad to finally hear this music. Of course many collectors have this on titles All That Glitters Is Gold (Celebration Definitive Masters), Alternates And Outtakes Led Zeppelin IV & Physical Graffiti Volume 3 (Boogie Mama), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master & The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), and Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). I give Plant much credit for this song, he brings in Sandy Denny from Fairport Convention to sing on the song and the vocal mix has the wonderful call and response aspect and his lyrics show his deep appreciation and knowledge of Welsh history combined with the works of JR Tolkein that brings the song to life. The quality of this material varies slightly but is all very good to excellent quality.

The remainder of the material has been found on All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), All That Glitters Is Gold (Celebration Definitive Masters), Alternates And Outtakes Led Zeppelin IV & Physical Graffiti Volume 3 (Boogie Mama), Control Monitor Mixes EP (Watch Tower), The Lost Mixes EP Volume 1 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), The Lost Mixes EP Volume 3 – Led Zeppelin 1970-1971 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Outside The Door (Beelzebub Records), The Smithereens (Akashic, 1CD & 3CD), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). They are variations of the final mixes, “Four Sticks” has Bonzo’s drumming in the foreground and has a much different feel to it where the final mix is close to the one found on the record. The most interesting of these is the two “When The Levee Breaks”, both sound as if they are still a mix in process, all the above songs are superb studio quality.


Disc 10 (61:45) Bombay Rehearsals & Houses Of The Holy Sessions – Recorded at EMI Studios Bombay, India March 1972; Friends (rehearsing the tune), Four Sticks (take 1), Friends (take 1), Friends (take 2), Friends (take 3), Four Sticks (take 2), Four Sticks (take 3), Four Sticks (take 4). Recorded by the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, Stargroves Newbury, Berkshire, England and Island Studios London England May 15, 1972; Walters Walk (take 1 instrumental), Walters Walk (take 2 w/ vocals), Walters Walk (take 3 with vocals)

Page and Plant’s trip to Bombay after the band’s legendary Australian Tour is one of legend, they spoke about it in various interviews and finally the tape came to light, and what a revelation it is, one that would certainly come to fruition some 20 plus years later when the duo reformed to produce the Un- Ledded project. Previously issued as All That Glitters Is Gold (Celebration Definitive Masters), Alternates And Outtakes III Volume 2 (Boogie Mama), Complete 1972 Bombay Sessions (Tecumseh), The Lost Sessions Volume 2 – Led Zeppelin In India (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master & The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), The Smithereens (Akashic, 1CD & 3CD), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). I got my first taste of this tape on the Studio Haze (Laughing Skull), a version that was much poorer in sound and completeness. The sound quality found on this Godfather version is similar to the Scorpio Studio Session Ultimate and is excellent and complete. The music found within is very interesting; if you close your eyes you can almost envision Page and Plant working with the musicians who they have a limited dialogue with. The versions of “Friends” with vocals are incredible; his voice has some echo on it and a very ethereal quality to it that accents the music perfectly. The final mixes of “Four Sticks” are also very nice, although take 4 is not a complete version being cut about a minute in.

The remainder of the disc is comprised of three takes of “Walter’s Walk”, a song that dates back to the Houses Of The Holy era but would not see the light of day until the Coda record in 1982. The band would play the main riff of the song during “Dazed and Confused” and there are many good references to the song from the summer 1972 tour, such as Baltimore and San Bernardino. We are treated to the complete 13 minute tape, parts have been released on 1970 Studio Works (Theramin Music), All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), Coda Advanced Tapes (Boogie Mama), Different Mixed Coda (POT), The Lost Sessions Volume 8 – Led Zeppelin In The 80's Coda Advance Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Studio Daze (Scorpio), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). The quality is superb studio quality, and the final two versions have been remixed sometime in 1982 when Plant recorded the vocals for the song, his last remaining thing he recorded for Led Zeppelin.

Disc 11 (57:00) Houses Of The Holy & Lucifer Rising – Recorded at Island Studios London, England and mixed at Olympic Studios by Andy Johns in June 1972; No Quarter (take 1 instrumental complete), No Quarter (take 2 stopped), No Quarter (take 3 stopped), No Quarter (take 4 instrumental complete), No Quarter (take 5 stopped), No Quarter (take 6 stopped), No Quarter (take 7 w/ vocals complete). Recorded at Boleskine House. Loch Ness Scotland sometime between October and November 1973; Incubus, Damask, Unharmonics, Damask (ambient version), Lucifer Rising, Lucifer Rising (percussive return)

There is precious little of the material that encompasses the Houses Of The Holy record, all we have is 25 minutes of “No Quarter” outtakes, the quality is incredible and the final version with vocals is pristine in quality and showcases a mix I think that is superior than the one eventually released. The material was first found on Studio Daze (Scorpio) and then on 1970 Studio Works (Theramin Music), Alternates And Outtakes Led Zeppelin IV & Physical Graffiti Volume 3 (Boogie Mama), The Lost Sessions Volume 6 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Scorpio Rising (Akashic),  Studio Daze Revisited (Scorpio), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio).

The remainder of the material comes from 1973 and is a four track recording of instrumental music Page produced for Kenneth Angers film Lucifer Rising. Page was late with turning the music over to Anger who was much displeased and made light of the situation in the press. This was Page’s first foray into film, he would again dabble in soundtracks from 1982s Death Wish II. Previous releases include Brutal Artistry II (Midas Touch), Inducted And Possessed (Beelzebub Records), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). Interestingly, Anger did not use any of the material, a true shame as the “Lucifer Rising” track is a 20 minute soundscape of very dramatic themes that have, as the liner notes state “give one the creeps”. If you love Page’s bow solos from “Dazed and Confused” and some of his electronic improvisation, this dark piece is very appealing and the same piece makes its CD debut on this set. The sound quality is certainly better than is what is found on Scorpio’s Studio Session Ultimate title, and is much more complete.

Disc 12 (54:21) Pre Physical Graffiti Outtakes (Part 1) – Recorded at Headley Grange Studios Hampshire, England November 1973; Untitled Instrumental. Recorded at Headley Grange Studios Hampshire, England November 1973; Untitled Instrumental, Ten Years Gone (takes 1-12)

Sessions (Antrabata Reference Masters) and Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio) were the only two previous releases, I will defer to the liner notes; This is a real mystery. It consists of Page working out melodies on the acoustic guitar. Some of the melodies introduced on the guitar are then (very occasionally) played on piano. The piano playing is very good and causes questions as to whether or not it is Page playing or someone else. There is no further evidence on tape that he even plays the instrument. Nevertheless some of the melodies are recognizable including the fast break found in 1976's “Hots On For Nowhere” and an embryonic version of “The Rain Song”. Sadly Godfather chose to leave it as one long 43 minute track. The quality is excellent and a slight improvement over the Scorpio version.

The rest of the disc is comprised of Jimmy working through “Ten Years Gone”, the material has seen previous released as All That Glitters Is Gold (Celebration Definitive Masters), Brutal Artistry (Midas Touch), The Complete Bombay 1972 Sessions (Tecumseh), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio “new”). Again the quality is excellent, the origin of these could have been to use as overdubs on the final version, one comprised of Page’s guitar army. Sadly, they are just fragments. One of the more boring discs in the set that does get a lot of “air time” on my stereo but is good to own for completeists sake.


Disc 13 (61:36) Pre Physical Graffiti Outtakes (Part 2) – Recorded at Headley Grange Studios Hampshire, England November 1973; Swan Song aka Midnight Moonlight.

The song has seen prior releases on Brutal Artistry (Midas Touch), The Lost Sessions Volume 10 ~ All Roads Leads To Headley Grange 2 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). Its origins go back many years, as early as February 1970 as found in Page’s showcase of “White Summer/Black Mountain Side” from the band’s date in Copenhagen on the 28 you can certainly clearly hear the introductory notes and would be played sporadically throughout the years, sadly as these instrumental workouts show, was never completed by the band. As we all know Page would dust of the song and work it into shape for his solo spot on the ARMS tour, one that would find him beginning a collaboration with Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers. The duo would go on to form The Firm and release the opus on their first self titled record in 1984. Again unfortunate that Godfather elected to leave it as one long track as there are numerous places that would have made sense. Quality wise it is similar to the Scorpio Studio Sessions Ultimate in terms of quality.

Disc 14 (72:34) Physical Graffiti Outtakes (Part 1) – Recorded at Headley Grange Studios Hampshire, England sometime between January and February 1974; The Wanton Song (take 1), The Wanton Song (take 2), Take Me Home (take 1), Take Me Home (take 2), In The Morning aka In The Light (take 1), Trampled Underfoot (takes 1-9), In The Morning aka In The Light (take 2), Sick Again, The Rover, Untitled Instrumental, ABC Song, In My Time Of Dying (takes 1-7). Recorded at Headley Grange Studios Hampshire, England sometime between January and February 1974; The Wanton Song, Trampled Underfoot

After the meandering of the previous two discs we get into the real meat and potatoes of this set. Thankfully there is a lot of studio material from the Physical Graffiti sessions for us to enjoy in excellent sound quality. This is a real glimpse inside the creative process of the band as they record their masterpiece. The tape has seen numerous releases on Bootleg LP as Alternate Physical Graffiti (The Swingin’ Pig Records), Hiawatha Express (Stash), In Through The Outtakes (White Box & Widget Recordworks), Tangible Vandalism (TV & White Box), & White Summer (Marc & Rock Solid Records) and on CD as Alternative Graffiti (Celebration Definitive Masters), Brutal Artistry (Midas Touch), Headley Grange (Immigrant), The Lost Sessions EP Volume 10 – All Roads Leads To Headley Grange 2 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Physically Present (House Of Elrond), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio), & Totally Tangible (Blimp). The sound on this material, as stated before is excellent and very close in sound to the Scorpio Studio Session Ultimate.

“The Wanton Song” is much more advanced as found on the 1973 rehearsal tape / sound check. “Take Me Home” sounding like something that came from “The Crunge” with Plant ad libbing lyrics that sound like The Beatles’ “I Wanna Be Your Man”. “In The Morning” is an early work through of “In The Light”, it is interesting to hear Page working on the different riffs and time changes on the guitar, he has the ascending riff down. Even though Plant has some rough lyrical ideas down he seem to put in a great vocal performance and Bonham starts really pounding his set at the songs conclusion, great outtake. The “Trampled” takes are a lot of start and stops and finds Bonzo searching for the right beat, there are some nice spots of chatter between takes that is quit nice. Another “In The Morning” follows, like the other has Plant (?) whistling the melody before the band start the song but the version is tame compared to the first.

The “Untitled Instrumental” is what is described as a groovy jam, one can certainly agree as it is loaded with funk. The “In My Time Of Dying” takes are interesting to say the least, the band try and get Bonzo to get the right beat and it sounds heated. The final two songs are finished mixes, the sound is perfect, they have circulated under titles as Alternates And Outtakes Led Zeppelin IV & Physical Graffiti Volume 3 (Boogie Mama), Alternative Graffiti (Celebration Definitive Masters), Control Monitor Mixes EP (Watch Tower), The Lost Mixes EP Volume 1 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio “new”).

Disc 15 (69:29) Physical Graffiti Outtakes (Part 2) – Recorded at Headley Grange Studios Hampshire, England sometime between January and February 1974; Ten Years Gone (takes 1-4), Boogie With Stu (takes 1-9), Night Flight (takes 1-11). Recorded at Headley Grange Studios Hampshire, England sometime between January and February 1974; Trampled Underfoot, Kashmir, Custard Pie, In The Light, Swan Song aka Midnight Moonlight (take 1), Swan Song aka Midnight Moonlight (take 2)

The 37 minute tape featuring the “Ten Years Gone”, “Boogie With Stu”, and “Night Flight” outtakes have been circulating on such titles as Alternative Graffiti (Celebration Definitive Masters), Brutal Artistry II (Midas Touch), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio), & Ultra Rare Trax Part 2 (Savage Beast Music). There are small scuffs during 2:18 and 2:29 of “Ten Years Gone”; they are also present on the Scorpio title, Disc 10 track 8. I do not own other versions of this tape and have to guess it is on the master. The song is in its final mixes and the extensive overdubs are all on there. “Boogie With Stu” was, of course, recorded back in 1971 and dusted off for inclusion on Physical Graffiti, the mixes provide no hidden gem within. Again it would be nice to have que breaks for the songs as some are quick snippets while others are a complete song.

The reminder of the disc has seen the light of day on All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), Alternates And Outtakes Led Zeppelin IV & Physical Graffiti Volume 3 (Boogie Mama), Alternative Graffiti (Celebration Definitive Masters), Brutal Artistry (Midas Touch), Brutal Artistry II (Midas Touch), The Lost Sessions Volume 12 – All Roads Lead To Headley Grange 3 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Physical Graffiti Alternate Trax (Tarantura), Physically Present (House Of Elrond), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio), & Swansongs (Tarantura).

“Trampled” is a virtually complete finished mix. “Kashmir” is a stripped down version with drums, bass, and guitar before the Mellotron was added and is fantastic to hear. The version of “In The Light” is incredible, worth the price of admission alone, this is the “In The Morning” version with different lyrics. The quality is so pristine; one has to wonder why they chose to abandon this version. The last two tracks are full band instrumental version of “Swan Song aka Midnight Moonlight”. The second take is longer and where the first take is like the opening, this take sounds like the possible middle section. It cannot be stated enough, and certainly the hardcore collectors know that the Physical Graffiti outtakes are the most satisfying of this set and is essential listening.

Disc 16 (69:56) Radio Takes, Presence Outtakes, Bonzo’s Montreux Sessions and In Through The Out Door Outtakes – Recorded at Headley Grange Studios Hampshire, England 1974; The Wanton Song (WLIR 92.7 radio broadcast), The Wanton Song (WPLJ 95.5 radio broadcast). Recorded at Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR) Hollywood, Los Angeles October 1975; Royal Orleans, Tea For One (Hootchie Kootchie version), Don’t Start Me Talking – All My Loving. Recorded at Mountain Studios Montreux, Switzerland on September 12, 1976; Bonzo’s Montreux (take 1), Bonzo’s Montreux (take 2). Clearwell Castle, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, England May 1978; Fire (Say You Gonna Love Me), Carouselambra (takes 1-4). Recorded at Polar Studios Stockholm, Sweden November 1978; Drum Segment, Carouselambra, Ozone Baby (take 1), Ozone Baby (take 2), All My Love, Wearing And Tearing, I’m Gonna Crawl, Fool In The Rain

The first two tracks are from radio broadcasts and feature outtakes of “The Wanton Song”. The quality is excellent but sounds like it were recorded off of radio, it has seen prior releases as Alternates And Outtakes Led Zeppelin IV & Physical Graffiti Volume 3 (Boogie Mama), The Lost Sessions Volume 12 – All Roads Lead To Headley Grange 3 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Relax (Beelzebub Records). Luis Rey stated that if not for some slide guitar overdubs this could pass for a live recording. I agree as it has alot of energy and a live feel too it, this version has DJ comments after its conclusion. The second version is better sounding and similar to the other. Alternative Graffiti (Celebration Definitive Masters), Brutal Artistry (Midas Touch), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). The sound is similar to the Scorpio title and is excellent quality.

Sadly the sessions for Presence yields virtually nothing, all we have is this 8 minute fragment of rehearsal done while the band is in exile in California. The version of “Tea For One” is very nice, certainly not as up and down sounding as the final version is more of a Chicago blues, the “Don’t Start Me Talking” is a really nice jam. Prior releases are Bizarre (Tarantura), Brutal Artistry II (Midas Touch), Countdown (Boogie Mama), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), & Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). Quality is excellent and the tape sounds similar to the Scorpio title.

“Bonzo’s Montreux” was done in the fall of 1976, previously released as All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), Coda Advanced Tapes (Boogie Mama), Different Mixed Coda (POT), The Lost Sessions Volume 8 – Led Zeppelin In The 80's Coda Advance Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc). The song is very close to what would be released on Coda. Very inventive, one has to wonder why he did not incorporate it into his 1977 solos.

The second portion of the disc is the first glimpses of the band after the turbulent and very sad death of Robert’s son and the cancellation of the 1977 tour and band activities. Early rehearsals are done in England at Clearwell Castle and produce an interesting tape that has seen the light of day as Bizarre (Tarantura), Brutal Artistry II (Midas Touch), In Through The Outdoor Sessions (Boogie Mama), The Lost Sessions Volume 4 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Missing Links (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), & Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). The quality is a very good amateur style recording, Page is playing very well and the music sounds nothing like what would be eventually released on In Through The Out Door, obviously Jimmy sounds very dominant. The run throughs of “Carouselambra” are simply wonderful, albeit raw. Jimmy’s guitar tone is excellent and Jones’ keys naturally have a dominant place in the mix but as Luis Rey states that Bonzo is the true star of this recording and leaves you wondering if the band would have ever played the piece live. The band has put considerable work into the song and Plant has vocals in place for much of the piece, great stuff.

The rest of the disc has us transported to Sweden and Polar Studios, home to ABBA and the sessions that would produce the band’s final studio album. All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), Coda Advanced Tapes (Boogie Mama), The Lost Sessions Volume 4 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc) are the previous titles featuring this 29 minute tape. I will refer to liner notes as they hit the nail on the head; These tracks are drum mixes of versions later used on the In Through The Out Door album. Stellar quality, you hear a drums view of the songs. We can clearly hear Bonham working on the drums with the tape of the vocals and guitar faintly in the background. It’s a brilliant insight into a brilliant drummer and makes me wish they had released the official album with this good quality. They sound fresh and excited. Bonzo lets out a “fookin’ ‘ell” right before “Fool In The Rain” and it’s a joy to hear.

Disc 17 (65:29) In Through The Out Door Sessions – Recorded at Polar Studios Stockholm, Sweden November 1978; Carouselambra (take 1), Wearing And Tearing, Fool In The Rain (take 1), Hot Dog, In The Evening, Southbound Saurez, Darlene, Fool In The Rain (take 2), Carouselambra (take 2). Recorded at Polar Studios Stockholm, Sweden November 1978; All Of My Love

The majority of this disc is the 58 minute tape and finds the music nearing completion with the final mixes being worked on. It has been much bootlegged starting with the bootleg LP The Complete Outtakes And Rehearsals (Swan Song), In Through Out Door Sessions (Toasted Records), In Through The Outtakes (White Box & Widget Recordworks), & Out Through The Back Door (Amazing Stork & White Box) and on CD as All My Love (Tarantura), In Through The Outdoor Sessions (Boogie Mama), The Lost Sessions Volume 4 ( Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), & Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). The quality is excellent, professional quality if just a little dull but is equal in quality to the Scorpio set. Again Bonham’s drumming is at the forefront of “Carouselambra”, simply incredible in his fills of what was the last of the Zeppelin epics and one for the new decade. One has to wonder how they chose the material that would make the record, they produced a fast and aggressive rocker like “Wearing And Tearing” and elect to leave it off and make for a possible Knebworth special EP that is of course scrapped. Perhaps too aggressive for the rest of the material but a song that certainly lets you know that the dinosaur still had some fighting spirit left in its old bones. “Fool In The Rain” has some cool count in and some ad libs from Plant. “Southbound Saurez” has a different feel with Jones on the piano and Page’s guitar has a nice fuzz tone to it.

The final track is “All Of My Love”, this outtake is stunning in terms of sound quality and performance. Previously released on All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), In Through The Outdoor Sessions (Boogie Mama), The Lost Sessions Volume 4 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Studio Daze (Scorpio), Studio Daze Revisited (Scorpio), & Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). I remember being blown away by the original Studio Daze Scorpio title and this version of “All Of My Love” as it was much closer to how it was performed live and has a loser feel and features some great playing from Page.

Disc 18 (66:15) In Through The Out Door Sessions & Final Rehearsal – Recorded at Polar Studios Stockholm, Sweden November 14 1978; Ozone Baby (take 1), Ozone Baby (take 2). Recorded at Polar Studios Stockholm, Sweden November 16 1978; Darlene (take 1), Darlene (take 2). Recorded at Polar Studios Stockholm, Sweden November 21 1978; Wearing And Tearing (take 1), Wearing And Tearing (take 2). Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England and / or New Victoria Theatre London, England sometime between April and May 1980; White Summer (take 1) White Summer medley incl. Black Mountain Side (take 2), Kashmir, Achilles Last Stand (take 1), Achilles Last Stand (take 2) Stairway To Heaven

The final disc finds different mixes of the three songs recorded during the In Through The Out Door sessions that would eventually be released on Coda. Interesting as we have actual dates for each of the three songs and all are in the finished stages with just minor differences in the mixes. Previously released under the titles Coda Advanced Tapes (Boogie Mama), Different Mixed Coda (POT), & The Lost Sessions Volume 8 – Led Zeppelin In The 80's Coda Advance Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc). The songs show a possible different direction that the band could have explored on the record and possibly in the new decade.

The rest of the disc has the “final” rehearsal as it originally circulated as being from the time period directly before Bonham’s death. Ultimately it has the more plausible origin of being from rehearsals prior to the bands German tour 1980. It has had a myriad of releases beginning with the vinyl LP The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin’ Pig Records), The Last Rehearsal – Bonzo’s Last Stand (Oznob), Out Through The Back Door (Amazing Stork & White Box), Strange Tales From The Road (Rock Solid Records), & Tangible Van-Dalism (TV & White Box) and CD as The Last Rehearsal (Missing Link), The Lost Sessions Volume 11 ~ The Final Rehearsal (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Rehearsals (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Sessions (Antrabata Reference Master), Strange Tales From The Road (no label), & Studio Sessions Ultimate (Scorpio). The recording itself is excellent quality, the performances are not really noteworthy but an interesting listening experience as unbeknownst to the band that they were in their final stages of existence.

The last word? Many times previously when companies try to put together something and label it as definitive it always seems to fall short. As massive of a project as this was Godfather simply nails it and delivered what they intended to do; give fans the most comprehensive and complete collection of Zeppelin studio outtakes in the best ever quality. Certainly the most ambitious and best ever box set produced by the label, bar none.