LZ 1972-10-03 Live At The Big Hall Budokan (TDOLZ VOL.73)

Led Zeppelin
Title: Live at The Big Hall Budokan (Second Night)
Date: 10/3/72
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Lineage: silvers>cdrs>EAC test and copy secure mode>WAVs>Flac Frontend encode (level 8 align on sec. boundaries) and test>flacs
WAVs tested with Traders Little Helper.

Disc 1:
1-Rock and Roll
2-Black Dog
3-Over the Hills…
4-Misty Mountain Hop
5-Since I’ve Been…
6-Dancing Days
7-Bron y Aur Stomp
8-The Song Remains..
9-The Rain Song

Disc 2:
1-Dazed and Confused
2-Stairway to Heaven
3-Blue Suede Shoes
4-Whole Lotta Love
5-Immigrant Song
6-The Ocean

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I would say this is a very good recording with a great sense of space and atmosphere despite the slight bass distortion and distance. It comes from a single source and is different than Tarantura’s or Flagge’s. The performance is very lean and tight, better musically IMO than the previous night’s show.

from bootledz:
10-3-72, sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
The Campaign (Tarantura), Explosion (Flagge), Great Dictator (Wendy), Live At the Big Hall Budokan Oct 3 1972 (TDOLZ), Live In Japan 1972 (LSD), Live In Tokyo (Amsterdam, 3cd), Majestic Rock (Reel Masters), No Use Greco (Tarantura2000, 3cd), & 2nd Night In a Judo Arena (Tarantura)
Sources, numbered relative to chronological release date: Tarantura = source 1, Amsterdam = source 2, TDOLZ = source 3, Flagge = source 4, Reel Masters = source 5, & Tarantura2000 = 6.
The two Tarantura titles are mostly from the first source. The introduction and Dazed come from source two. The Campaign re-issued source one used in it’s earlier title. This time, they made a few edits at cuts. One of the edits is after Stairway To Heaven. It replaces 20 seconds of the original tape with 10 seconds of tape from elsewhere.
Amsterdam and TDOLZ titles are exclusively from single, separate sources, numbers two and three. Amsterdam runs a bit fast and could have been easily placed on two cds instead of three.
Flagge’s title is from the fourth source, but not entirely. It uses some of the TDOLZ source to complete Dazed and talk between some songs. Some of the tape after the show is borrowed from the Amsterdam source.
Reel Masters is from the fifth source, but not entirely. It uses some of the TDOLZ source to complete Rain Song and Stairway To Heaven.
Tarantura2000 is from the fifth source, but not entirely. It uses some of the TDOLZ source after Rain Song. Brief splicing occurs during Whole Lotta Love too. The title could have been placed on two cds.
LSD is a 2 source mix. It uses the Amsterdam source up to the beginning of Stairway and then uses the Tarantura source for the remainder. The source shared with Amsterdam is much better sounding and runs at the proper speed.
Wendy is a similar mixture as LSD, but they throw in the TDOLZ source briefly after Stairway. The two splices during Dazed are hopefully not mixing in the remaining two tapes.


LZ 1972-10-02 Live At The Big Hall (TDOLZ)

Band: Led Zeppelin
Title: Live At The Big Hall Budokan Oct 2 1972
Date: October 2, 1972
Venue: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Label: The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin
Number: TDOLZ VOL.72
Source: Silvers > EAC > WAV > FLAC Frontend > FLAC

Disc 1
1 Rock And Roll
2 Over The Hills And Far Away
3 Black Dog
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

Disc 2
1 Dazed And Confused
2 Stairway To Heaven
3 Whole Lotta Love
4 Heartbreaker
5 Immigrant Song
6 Communication Breakdown

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1975-02-28 Hang On To Your Heads (TDOLZ)

Led Zeppelin
Hang On To Your Heads (TDOLZ)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Very Good Audience Recording
Silvers > EAC > Wave >flacx3

Disc 1
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-Rain Song

Disc 2
01-No Quarter
02-Trampled Underfoot
03-Moby Dick

Disc 3
01-Dazed And Confused
02-Stairway To Heaven
03-Whole Lotta Love
04-Black Dog

Notes from the original info file:
This release uses a near excellent audience tape source with very little noticeable tape hiss. The recorder is very close to the stage and all the instruments are well balanced. There is a fair amount of bass in the mix that produces a low rumbling sound at certain points. But it does not distort the tape and can be easily reduced. Someone nearby blows a whistle at the beginning and end of the show. Its only interference during the show occurs once at the beginning of Stairway to Heaven. For the most part, the audience is quiet around the recorder. Some muffled conversations can be heard during Moby Dick. Plant’s vocals are at their worst for the first two tracks. He does improve during the show, but does not push himself. There have been four previous releases of this show. The first was Freeze (Tarantura). It was cloned on the release Led Astray (Silver Rarities). The others were Bon Soir, Baton Rouge! (Capricorn Records) and Blaze (Immigrant). All of the Blaze releases I heard had a defect in them that resulted in skips during Dazed & Confused. So I avoided that release and cannot comment on its sound quality or completeness. Freeze, Led Astray and Hang on to Your Heads are complete. Bon Soir, Baton Rouge! omitted Dazed & Confused to fit the show on 2 CD’s. It has the same tape problems as Hang on to Your Heads. But it also has a minute cut from the introduction, shifts to one channel for 4 seconds at the end of No Quarter’s piano solo and runs 3% too slow. Freeze runs at the same speed as Hang on to Your Heads and has the same tape problems. But the channel shift in the introduction on Freeze is very noticeable. Tarantura also “enhanced” its tape by reducing the bass slightly (good) and raising the upper frequencies (bad). Their latter effort resulted in an increase in tape hiss. Both Freeze and Hang on to Your Heads use very low generation tapes. Temper the tape hiss on Freeze, and it compares well with Hang on to Your Heads.

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