May 14, 2012

Led Zeppelin - Listen To This Eddie (1977)

As one can guess by looking at the title of this blog, recordings shared here are usually captured after passing through a sound board, be it a direct connection or an FM broadcast. Normally this gives us better sound quality than any recording done by someone from the public with amateur/limited equipment.
All this to tell you that today's share is not a normal audience recording, it is an exception, in fact it is exceptional and I thank our friend anonymous for bringing us this jewel which as I knew existed but never listened before.

Quoting anonymous:

Led Zeppelin
Listen to This Eddie
Silver Rarities (Liberated) 3-disc set
AUDIENCE Recording, 8/10
6/21/1977 from the L.A. Forum

Source: Original Silver CD--> X Lossless Decoder--> FLAC

I got this 3-disc set about 15 years ago.  Great quality for an audience recording, but I expect nothing less from a Mike Millard source tape.  Ever heard of him?  Look up his Wikipedia entry - his method for getting such great quality recordings was unbelievable.  I know there are a lot of "Mike the Mike" LA 1977 recordings out there - and I can't speak for the others, but this one is about as close to 100% complete as I've heard.  There's a couple cuts, likely due to tape flips.  10 yrs gone is affected, but still over ten minutes.  This is in FLAC format.  Sorry for there being so many parts, but it's because it's lossless.  I also just scanned my CD covers this week because I wasn't happy with what I found online.  This is an excellent show and it's close to 3 hours long.  The band is having a great time and the crowd is really into the show.
Hope you all like this,


Set List:
The Song Remains The Same
Sick Again
Nobody's Fault but Mine
Over the Hills and Far Away
Since I've Been Loving You
No Quarter
Ten Years Gone
The Battle of Evermore
Going to California
Black Country Woman
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
White Summer / Black Mountain Side
Out on the Tiles / Moby Dick (Over the Top)
Jimmy Page Theremin/Guitar/Bow & Effects Solo
Achilles Last Stand
Stairway to Heaven
Whole Lotta Love / Rock and Roll (encore)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4


Anonymous said...

Nice post. This is a great audience recording. I'm surprised you never listened to it before. However the recording from the 23rd in my opinion is even better although missing the first few minutes. You might want to check that out if you like this.

Anonymous said...

screw that stupid huge flac format. put it in normal mp3 format. even though i have a rapidshare account and can get this easily, i'm not wasting my time getting this!

i know of no one that has the super human hearing required to detect the difference between flac crap and good quality mp3!

Marc said...

i know of no one that has the super human hearing required to detect the difference between flac and Obsolete mp3 Crap!

Those Millard tapes are real Classics

AtticRock said...

MP3 files added.

Anonymous said...

No need to troll here, just get it elsewhere. Lots of b00t blogs post FLAC because that's what is the norm.

Anonymous said...

Top boot!
Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Another excellent post. Thanks, AtticRock! What comes to FLAC vs. MP3 discussion here is like talking about the difference between a hot lady and one's own right hand.

Anonymous said...

This is a good bootleg..not great..nothing rare here either. tiring of the setlist from this era too.

AtticRock said...

Being Led Zeppelin can't be very rare. The sound of this audience recording is much better than the majority of Zep soundboards, and I have quite a few...

Anonymous said...

I have downloaded both flac and MP3 but discs 2 and 3 must be corrupted.
They will not load into nero burning rom.
Disc 1 sounds great btw...

Anonymous said...

This is how the band really sounded like in the 70s.
Its like you're one of the audience at the LA Forum
just close your eyes
and thnk.....

Dern Vader said...

I can't even listen to the radio anymore because everything is terrible Mp3...

I can tell the dif. between FLAC and Mp3 easy... I have a trained ear and Mp3's always sound tinny and metallic not music at all, but a horrible computer reinterpretation of music...

FLAC FOREVER! Ban worthless Mp3 crap...

Anonymous said...

Could we PLEASE get a re-post of this?! I don't see the FLAC links anywhere :(


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