LZ 1972-10-03 Tokyo AUD Master 48kHz DAT Audio DVD

Led Zeppelin, Budokan Hall
October 3, 1972, Tokyo, Japan
Audience Recording
Master > 48kHz DAT > Audio DVD
1. Rock and Roll
2. Black Dog
3. Over The Hills and Far Away
4. Misty Mountain Hop
5. Since I’ve Been Loving You
6. Dancing Days
7. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
8. The Song Remains The Same
9. The Rain Song
10. Dazed and Confused
11. Stairway to Heaven
12. Whole Lotta Love
13. Immigrant Song
14. The Ocean
Mastered by Jason Peterson
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LZ 1972-10-03 Tokyo 3 source Mix

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: 1972-10-03
Location Tokyo, Japan
Venue: Budokan Hall
Source: Audience(3 source mix)
Lineage Source 1: LP>DAT(2)>2cdr(3)
Lineage Source 2: Master>Dat(0)>2cdr(0)
Lineage Source 3: Master>Dat(0)>2cdr(0)
01. Introduction*/**
02. Rock And Roll**
03. Black Dog**
04. Over The Hills And Far Away**
05. Misty Mountain Hop**
06. Since I’ve Been Loving You**
07. Dancing Days**
08. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp**
09. The Song Remains The Same**
10. The Rain Song**
11. Dazed And Confused**/***
12. Stairway To Heaven**
13. Whole Lotta Love**/***
14. Immigrant Song***
15. The Ocean***
16. End Announcement**
* = Source 1
** = Source 2
*** = Source 3
Complete show minus audience cheering missing on sources used here, no Plantations are missing. Source 1 is from a privately cut acetate and is the only source that contains the complete opening announcement by Goro Itoi. Source 2 is the recording used for the Explosion (Flagge) release. Source 3 is the recording used for the Live At The Big Hall Budokan Hall Oct 3 1972(TDOLZ) release.
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LZ 1972-10-03 Role To Play (no label)

Led Zeppelin
October 3rd, 1972
Role To Play (LZ10372)

Original Silvers > Mac PC (AIFF) > Switch Sound File Converter v1,50 > flac (level8)
Additional lineage: Flac > D/D > torrent
Disc 1 (54:26):
01.Opening introduction
03.Rock And Roll
04.Black Dog
05.Over The Hills And Far Away
06.Misty Mountain Hop
07.Since I’ve Been Loving You
08.Dancing Days
09.Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
10.The Song Remains The Same
11.The Rain Song
Disc 2 (74:19):
01.Dazed And Confused
02.Stairway To Heaven
03.Whole Lotta Love
04.Immigrant Song
05.The Ocean
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Gratitude to led_boots for sharing this new boot!
From: collectorsmusicreviews.com:-
Led Zeppelin had their second and final tour of Japan in the first week of October 1972. Just like the first tour the previous year, these concerts were also heavily recorded and bootlegged. Role To Play features the eighth audience tape to surface of the October 3rd show in Tokyo. The recording is distant and rough. It clears up after the initial announcements by Mr. Udo, but become very fuzzy in parts like during Misty Mountain Hop.
A nine second gap in Dazed And Confused, between 6:12 and 6:21, is plugged with the tape from the Majestic Rock release.
This tour of Japan is notable for being the start of an overhaul of the set list. For two years their shows began with Immigrant Song and Heartbreaker, but starting here and lasting for three years Rock And Roll is installed into the opening slot. The number isn’t segued with the second number as was Zeppelin’s custom and Plant has time to greet the audience before Bonham counts in Black Dog. The versions of this song were incredibly heavy.
Arigato. That’s all I know of Japanese Plant says before introducing Over The Hills And Far Away as something from their fifth LP. The band recorded Houses Of The Holy the previous summer and the initial plan was for it to be released before this tour. It would have to wait another six months before its publication but the entire album, except for No Quarter and D’yer M’ker, would make an appearance in this show.
Misty Mountain Hop was also added to the set list for the first time and is segued directly with Since I’ve Been Loving You which contains the blues histrionics of a band who truly loved playing the piece. After Dancing Days, another new song, the band sit to play Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp. The acoustic set reached four songs and about twenty minutes on their previous tour, but this one song set is the only remnant. Having the full slate of acoustic numbers would have pushed the length of the show to a routine three hours, but it does eliminate one of the more fun parts of the stage act. Following this are the two opening numbers from the new album.
Last night it was called Zep and tonight we’ll call it The Overture is how Plant introduces The Song Remains The Same. They both made their stage debuts the previous night and are both played close to their studio counterparts.
Dazed & Confused reaches twenty-six minutes in this show. Plant punctuates Page’s ascending riffs after the second verse and Page uses some The Song Remains The Same style chimes on the guitar before launching into the fast riffs that lead into the violin bow section. They play an instrumental version of The Crunge sixteen minutes into the piece before the call-and-response section. The coda is very intense and Plant sounds out of breath as he says, well good evening!
He introduces Stairway To Heaven by saying, here’s a song about time. And ah, and ah, some of the flashes that govern our passage through it. Heavy trip, man. There is a short delay as Jones tunes his keyboards before they play the piece. Plant sings Blue Suede Shoes before the band play the final song of the set, a twenty-five minute Whole Lotta Love medley. The inclusions are common for this era with Everybody Need Somebody To Love before Plant doing an Elvis impersonation during Boogie Chillun. Page plays great boogie on the guitar before Let’s Have A Party. The final song in the medley is a long, drawn out and heavier than granite version of You Shook Me augmented considerably from its studio counterpart. The show closes with two encores, their biggest hit in Japan Immigrant Song and The Ocean.
Role To Play is a release that appeals to the Led Zeppelin bootleg completists. It’s not good enough to be considered definitive and is too rough to appeal to more casual listeners

LZ 1972-10-03 Audience Recording – Source 8 – Unknown Gen

Led Zeppelin – “Nippon Budokan, Unknown Gen > CD-R”
October, 3rd, 1972, Tokyo, Japan, Nippon Budokan (Budokan Hall)
Audience Recording
Lineage: Unknown Gen Cassette > CD-R (2) > EAC > WAV > Goldwave (WAV files joined and split into individual tracks) > Flac (Level.8, Align On SBE’S) > Flac (Tracks Tested With TLH, No Errors Occured)
Label: N/A
Original Taper: N/A
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Cheers and thanks go out to my mate Luciferburns for taking the time to transfer his cassettes, sharing this release with me, and for allowing me to share it with others.
Disc One:
1) Rock And Roll
2) Black Dog
3) Over The Hills And Far Away
4) Misty Mountain Hop
5) Since I’ve Been Loving You
6) Dancing Days
7) Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
8) The Overture/The Song Remains The Same
9) The Rain Song
Disc Two:
1) Dazed And Confused (Has A Brief Tape Cut Near Beginning Of Song,Includes: “The Crunge”)
2) Stairway To Heaven (Includes: “Blue Suede Shoes”, (Tease) )
3) Whole Lotta Love (Medley)
– Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
– Boogie Chillen
– Let’s Have A Party
– You Shook Me
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I’m sorry that I don’t have concrete generational lineage on the cassettes used for this release, but I do think this version could be a low gen release because there is very little tape hiss on the recording.
I originally believed that this recording was the 1st tape source, (which had been used for bootleg releases like “The Campaign”), because of these following reasons:
– The 1st tape source is missing the Goro Itoi introduction, this recording is also missing the introduction.
– The 1st tape source was taped at a slight distance from the stage, creating a slight echo, and the most dominant instruments in the mix are the vocals and drums, this recording has simular sound.
– The total tape times of both recordings are very simular/close, with only a slight difference in tape times. Low gen releases of the 1st tape source clock in at 100 minutes, this tape source clocks in at 113 minutes, a difference of 13 minutes more tape for this release than the low gen release.
But now I’m not so sure this is the 1st tape source because the 1st tape source has the encores “Immigrant Song”, and “The Ocean”, and this version doesn’t have either of those songs.
I could use some help identifying this tape source.
The files had to be run through Goldwave to be properly broken up into individual tracks, the discs I extracted the audio from weren’t split up into individual tracks, so I did that before posting.
I haven’t done any remastering to this recording.
Hope everyone here will enjoy.

LZ 1972-10-03 Audience Recording – Source 5 – 2nd Gen

Led Zeppelin – “Nippon Budokan Hall, 3rd Tape Source, 2nd Gen > DAT > CD-R”
October, 3rd, 1972, Tokyo, Japan, Nippon Budokan (Budokan Hall)
Audience Recording
Lineage: 2nd Gen > DAT > CD-R (2) > EAC, Secure Mode, Accurate Stream, No Disable Cache > WAV > Flac (Level.8, Align On SBE’s) > Flac
Label: N/A
Original Taper: N/A
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Cheers and thanks go out to Willie C, and my mate Porgie for sharing this release.
Disc One:
1) Rock And Roll
2) Black Dog
3) Over The Hills And Far Away
4) Misty Mountain Hop
5) Since I’ve Been Loving You
6) Dancing Days
7) Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
Disc Two:
1) The Overture/The Song Remains The Same
2) The Rain song
3) Dazed And Confused (Includes: “The Crunge”)
4) Stairway To Heaven
5) Whole Lotta Love (Medley) (Has Some Digital Noise Near The End Of The Song)
– Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Instrumental)
– Boogie Chillen
– Let’s Have A Party
– You Shook Me
6) Immigrant Song
7) The Ocean
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This tape source was used for the bootleg release “Explosion” from the Flagge label, but this sounds much better.
Very sharp, and punchy sound quality, with some nice low end to balance it out.
I personally think that this performance is much better than the 1st night in Tokyo, the group seemed nervous, and their performance was quite shaky, this show has a lot more tightness to it, but that’s just my opinion on that.
“Whole Lotta Love” has some digital noise that sort of resembles LP pop and crackle, I’ve tried to remove and buffer out as much as possible with the audio programs I have available on my computer, I did have some success (the sounds aren’t as dominant as they were before) but they are still present.
The show was burned on to crappy “Nexxtech” CD-R’s, which probably explains the digital noise, and goes to show that you should never cheap out on discs if you want your audio to not only sound good, but last long.
Hope everyone here will enjoy this.