Zeppelin Seattle 1977

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  1. DWB1960

    DWB1960 Senior Member

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    Just received this today. Pro shot by the band at the Seattle Kingdome. Not the best performance by any stretch (first show after a 3 week break)
    but to a Zep fanatic like me, any Zep on video is awesome. Sounds and looks fantastic and they've added a lot more of the crowd into the mix
    which was lacking on some earlier clips I'd seen from the show.

    Here's where I got my copy if anyone is interested:

    http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=2985721

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  2. surfshack

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    very nice.
    if they recorded the Seattle show it makes me wonder why they didn't video the LA Forum '77 shows too.
    geez, if they only recorded the 6/21/77 show it would've been an amazing release!
    oh well.......
     
  3. DWB1960

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    The decision to record Seattle was probably because the LA Forums shows were so amazing. Problem was that the 3 weeks off between Seattle and LA allowed a bunch of rust to form.
     
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    Hah. No WAY this is authorized. It's a bootleg. When the Zep lawyers get wind, that site will be down. (Notice how you can also buy all the Beatles videos, too.)
     
  5. DWB1960

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    Definitely a boot but it and others (a couple of the Earls Court dates) have been available on video for eons. Since the band broke up I don't think they have the collective energy to go after anyone over boots anymore. And TBH, I think that Page is happy that the stuff is out there for the fans to enjoy. Plant and JPJ probably don't care either way.
     
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    yes, that makes sense.......oh well, at least "Mike the Mic" was there to record it!

    on a side note, another decent '77 Zep show was the 4/28/77 Cleveland show (the 2nd night). good recording , and great versions of " no quarter" (including an instrumental "nutcracker suite") and my favorite '77 version of "achilles last stand"......
     
  7. DWB1960

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    Check your PM!
     
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    59Vampire Silver Supporting Member

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    cool i nned some zep videos
     
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    Destroyer, a well known classic boot.
     
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    as long as they aren't selling the video it should be no problem...
     
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    Destroyer is the 4/27 show which is a better recording but not as good a performance as the 4/28 show. And the 4/28 night suffers from some gaps where the taper flips tapes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Destroyer_(Led_Zeppelin_bootleg_recording)

    I have the 4/27 show and TBH I'm not a big fan of the bare bones acoustics of the soundboard recording. The best Zep boots IMO are where you get the sense of sitting in with the crowd.
     
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    $13.99 plus shipping and tax. Well worth it to me.
     
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    I had the Destroyer boot when it first came out--4 LPs as I recall. My memory could be off and according to the Wiki entry it is off, but I thought Robert said "Thank you Seattle" at one point during the show. No moment though.

    I would like to get that boot but I am afraid of leaving a cyber/paper trail.
     
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    yeah i have a boot video from one of those nights in seattle 77. to say Page was not really on would be an understatement. and his tone was dry and sustain-less—maybe because the sound wasn't professionally mixed?

    regardless, it's a cool boot for the zep fan.
     
  15. DWB1960

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    They only played one night so you have the same show as me. And ya, I hate soundboard recordings because they are so lifeless. But like you said, it's better than nothing for a Zep nut! :beer
     
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    I was at that Zeppelin concert in the King dome in 77. Every band that played there had a hell of a time trying to get the sound right in that place but on that night I thought it sounded great live. None of the recordings I've heard from that show really do it justice.
     
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    Look familiar?

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    Great picture!, we were probably about 35 yards away from were this picture was taken.
     
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    Me too.

    The thing I remember the most vividly is how the older tunes were sort of sloppy and smacked-out while the newer tunes, i.e., from Graffiti and Presence, were really tight and punchy - like the band was suddenly interested.

    That and the enormous mirror ball that would kick in during the chorus on "Kashmir" and other places - it felt (thanks to various inebriating agents) like the entire dome was spinning around and around.
     
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    Nice!

    I didn't get tickets until the last minute, so I was up on the 300 level.
     

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