lunedì 12 febbraio 2024

Led Zeppelin - 1975-02-12 - New York City, NY (SBD/FLAC) "Physical Riffiti"

(Soundboard FLAC)

"Physical Riffiti"
February, 12th, 1975, New York City, New York, Madison Square Garden
Remastered Soundboard Recording, (A Group/Personal Project)

"Flying Circus", (EVSD), Silvers > EAC > WAV > Flac > TLH, Decode > WAV > Remaster > Flac (Level.8, Align On SBE'S) > Flac (All Tracks Tested With TLH, No Errors Occured)

Label: N/A
Original Taper: N/A

This is A Group/Personal Project by "The Masters Of The Mix Tape", The 7th Son, Joel, Mike, and Acapulco Gold.

We hope that whoever picks this up will enjoy this, and will pass it along, and share it with others, or just pass, the choice is yours.

This is not meant to be a "Definitive" edition.

Cheers and thanks go out to:

- The taper of the soundboard source, and the tapers of the 2 audience recordings of this performance (R.I.P Jerry Moore) for taping and sharing their sources with the community. If you're out there, and happen to pick this up, we hope you'll enjoy the work we've done.

- The original uploader of the soundboard tape used in this project, I apologize for forgetting your name, it is not intentional.

Disc One:
01) Introduction (Fades In)
02) Rock And Roll
03) Sick Again
04) Over The Hills And Far Away
05) In My Time Of Dying
06) The Song Remains The Same
07) The Rain Song
08) Kashmir (Fades Out)

Disc Two:
01) No Quarter (Fades In)
02) Trampled Underfoot
03) Moby Dick (Fades Out)

Disc Three:
01) Dazed And Confused (Fades In, Includes: "San Francisco", and "Walter's Walk")
02) Stairway To Heaven
03) Whole Lotta Love
04) Black Dog
05) Heartbreaker (Includes: "That's Alright Mama")

One of the best, and most popular Led Zeppelin shows of not only the 1975 U.S tour, but of their careers.
This show is considered to be the "turning point" of the U.S 75 tour, the time when the band shake of their ailments (Plant was suffering from the flu, and Jimmy had injured his finger) and start to play at their best again.

Review about this performance from
"A great show! It may have been a blizzard outside but the Garden was rocking this night! 
"We came four blocks in the snow to get here ... you realise that? People were calling me on the telephone today and saying 'Is it gonna be on?' For a minute I was wondering about my anatomy, then I realised there was some discrepancy about the weather. Isn't it good though that it snows? Doesn't it change the vibe of the city? I think it's great!" 
The band is in excellent form and delivers a great show. 
Robert sounds good and strong, Jonesy and Bonzo are amazing as always, and Jimmy is incendiary tonight, especially at the end of Sick Again. 
He extends the solo in Over The Hills And Far Away to an incredible length and soars. No Quarter is dedicated to Jones that "...made Monthy Python's Flying Circus a flop in New York" tonight and his imppecably clean fingernails. 
Moby Dick is like a hurricane and Dazed And Confused just blows everybody out to the cosmic level! A bunch of heavy solid encores with an excellent Heartbreaker with some lyrics of Elvis Presley's That's Alright Mama thrown in closing this amazing eveing. 
This is definitely a triumph for the entire band and, not only a strong concert but also probably the best from the 1975 US Tour. 
"Ladies and gentlemen of New York ... you're too much ... and we ain't so bad ourselves!" and the show was over.

The goal of this project:
Ever since the discovery of this soundboard tape, numerous releases of it have surfaced.
Soundboard remasters (both boot label and fan made), Soundboard + Audience recording merges, Soundboard + Audience Recording Matrixes ("4 Blocks In The Snow") were released, some are definate upgrades, and some were quite disappointing, but alot of people threw their hats into the ring and put their spin on this show, trying to cover it from all spectrums and angles, and corner the market on it.
We thought about this when we decided to work on this recording, and we decided to just try and have fun working on this tape, put our spin on it, and try and breathe some new life into it.
Originally we thought about working on the audience tapes of this show instead of releasing another soundboard remaster because we actually prefer audience recordings to soundboards most of the time.
A soundboard can be as good, and as different as an audience recording, but alot of them do suffer from being quite flat and stale sounding.
There were traces of the audience on this tape, but they could've been brought out just a little more, so we've tried to bring out the audience for the listener, and give them a sense of the venue and live concert experience.

In regards to the title:

We had the title idea "Physical Riffiti" kicking around for sometime, I don't rememeber how we exactly came up with it, but we thought it sounded clever, and we were just waiting for the right show to use it, and this one seemed right because it's very heavy on guitar work and riffing from Jimmy.

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