Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Led Zeppelin: 1970-03-07 Montreux, Switzerland (FLAC_AUD/SB_EVSD_3 CD)

Here's a copy of the Empress Valley Supreme Disc 3 CD version of Led Zeppelin's performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1970.  There is an EVSD 2 CD version with the same title out there.  It has the soundboard audio parts (that surfaced many years ago) mixed with and/or replacing the audience portion.  In other words, the full audience show is tampered with and the six known soundboard songs are injected into the full audience recording.

I personally like this 3 CD EVSD copy better.  I believe the audience recording is excellent and even better than the soundboard in this show.  Some of the soundboard parts are pretty diminished (like in "We're Gonna Grove") while some of the other soundboard parts are much better.

The good thing about this 3 CD version is that you have the full 2 CD audience recording of the show and then CD 3 has the soundboard portions of the show.  Either way, via a 2 CD or 3 CD version, you get the show!  I just prefer to hear the excellent audience recording all of the way through without the sound changes where the soundboard is injected because the audience recording is so good.  And some of the soundboard songs are incomplete (like "Whole Lotta Love").  Both EVSD versions of Intimidator, the title for this show, are excellent.

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: March 7th, 1970
Location: Montreux, Switzerland
Venue: Montreux Casino
Event: Montreux Jazz Festival
Source: AUD/SB
 Format: FLAC
CD: 3
Artwork: Yes
Label: EVSD
Title: Intimidator
Size: 1.10 GB

CD 1 (AUD):
101. We're Gonna Grove
102. I Can't Quit You Baby
103. Dazed And Confused
104. Heartbreaker
105. White Summer/Black Mountain Side
106. Since I've Been Loving You

CD 2 (AUD):
201. organ solo
202. Thank You
203. What Is And What Should Never Be
204. Moby Dick
205. How Many More Times
206. Whole Lotta Love

CD 3 (SB):
301. We're Gonna Grove
302. I Can't Quit You Babe
303. Dazed And Confused
304. White Summer/Black Mountain Side
305. How Many More Times
306. Whole Lotta Love

Part 1 - 1970-03-07 Montreux (EVSD 3 CD)
Part 2 - 1970-03-07 Montreux (EVSD 3 CD)
Part 3 - 1970-03-07 Montreux (EVSD 3 CD)

I've been listening to the audience recorded, CD 1 and 2, parts of this show as I create this upload and they are really incredible and excellent sounding.  Led Zeppelin put on a stellar performance at this show.  Both Plant and Page (as well as Bonham and JPJ) perform flawlessly and this capture of an early Led Zeppelin show let's you know how they became so popular as they hit the gates running in late 1968.  I love these early shows!

Well, I could run on and keep typing, but what's the use.  This is one of those recordings that really cannot be described in writing.  You just have to hear it (or have been there).

I hope you enjoy the show and "feel alright".  You'll definitely be feeling better after hearing this show...

Before uploading these files, I did a little more research on this show.  There are a lot of different boot labels and versions of it out there.  There may be more than one source on the audience recorded CDs 1 & 2.  If so, it is just small parts added to make the show more complete.  Obviously; at least a few people recorded it.  But any way you look at it, I think this 3 CD version is the most complete and best sounding version I've listened to.  If I ever find a better version, then I'll upload that one too :-)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Feist: 2011-11-08 Dallas, TX (Bootradr Master AUD_FLAC_2 CD)

Here's my Zoom H4n digital audio recording of the Feist show.  I uploaded the complete 2 DVD video of this show a few month back.  This in NOT an audio rip from the DVD or the video camera files used to create the DVD.  It is from the completely separate source (the Zoom H4n digital audio recorder).

 Feist is an artist I have grown to really like over the last 5+ years. She is a super talented artist and I love her voice. Her music, and the way it's performed and played, can (and does) change from show to show. I like that in an artist/group. While Feist's official studio releases are very good, it's her live performances that really show her talent. This full, uncut show is from her latest tour supporting her latest album/CD "Metals" (released October 2011).

Artist: Feist
Date: November 8th, 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Venue: Majestic Theatre
Source: AUD Master
Format: FLAC
CD: 2
Artwork: No (I included the tickets & a few various video snapshot scans)
Label: Bootradr Master
Title: I'll See Y'all When I See You Dallas
Size: 660 MB
Length: Approximately 1 hour, 41 minutes

Master Zoom H4n digital recorder (recorded at 48 kHz/24 bit) > PC via SD card > AVS Audio Editor (for tracking, EQ'ing, & converting to 44 kHz/16 bit audio) > Media Creator 2010 Pro (additional sound editing) > Trader's Little Helper > you

CD 1:
01. Undiscovered First
02. A Commotion
03. How Come You Never Go There
04. Graveyard
05. Mushaboom
06. The Circle Married The Line
07. So Sorry
08. Anti-Pioneer
09. Bittersweet Melodies
10. My Moon My Man
11. The Bad In Each Other
12. Mountain Man

CD 2:
01. Comfort Me
02. Caught A Long Wind
03. Get It Wrong Get It Right
04. crowd <leading to encore 1>
05. Cicadas And Gulls
06. I Feel It All
07. Sealion
08. Let It Die
09. crowd <leading to encore 2>
10. Intuition

FileFactory Links:
Part 1 -
Part 2 -

Dime torrent -
NOTE: I created a torrent and posted it on Dime.  If your a Dime member, you'll know what to do.  If not, sign up for a free account and READ THE RULES.  Go to for their home page.  And remember to keep your sharing ratio at 0.25% or higher so as to not get banned.  It's a much faster download almost always!  

If you're interested in the 2 DVD video of the show I recorded, and if you want to grab it from Dime, here's that link (  Now, back to the original blog post.

This was one of my most favorite concerts that I have ever attend!

I normally like to upload my shows without EQ'ing them.  But in this case, I needed too.  The audio was good but the Zoom H4n microphones caught a flat, too heavy on bass sometimes, a little low on the highs, and a lot to be desired (by me anyhow) sound on the original wav file.  I spent a lot of time getting the sound right and I love this final, definitive version being uploaded.

One thing I want to mention is this.  No, it wasn't my birthday :-)  I say this because someone in the crowd yelled out "it's my birthday" and I've been asked a few times in private messages if that was me after other collectors watched the 2 DVD video I uploaded earlier this year.  That was not me!  I know better :-)

The crowd was excellent in regards to capturing the audio and video.  It blows me away at how quiet the audience is during the quieter moments of almost every Feist rare recording I have.  Believe me, they're enjoying it and you can hear they are from the cheering between songs.  Feist's voice and the songs are just hypnotizing and people want to hear it.  Try getting this type of crowd and most concerts.  I think I had some support from people behind me at one point saying "sit down".  I think they were looking at my video screen (as I was sitting using the arm rests to stabilize the video) and could see I was having to zoom in more than I wanted to in order to avoid some guys head about 10 rows up.

It was a great night, and I hope you enjoy this audio capture of it.  To coin another great singer's (Steve Perry) words, I was "captured by the moment and I hope it never fades away".  Putting this copy of the show out there makes this possible...


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Led Zeppelin: 1975-02-12 New York, NY (FLAC_SB_Godfather_3 CD)

This is by far one of the best sounding Led Zeppelin soundboards to ever surface.  This recording is a perfect, studio quality recording of Led Zeppelin's complete concert at Madison Square Gardens on February 12, 1975.

This show originally surfaced in mid-to-late 2010 and was an excellent sounding performance of the start of their 1975 American tour.  It was incredible sounding.  However, this newer copy, remastered by Godfather Records, is has been studio remastered and is cleaner.  It reportedly was remastered in a studio and is a definite upgrade to the earlier (already outstanding) versions other boot labels released.  This one is as good as it gets sound-wise and couldn't sound any better if Led Zeppelin was to have ever released the concert themselves.

As always, this is not in any way an official release or copyrighted production.  It has never been nor will it probably ever be officially released.  But if it ever is, I'll pull it from my site and go buy a copy of the official release!  It surely wouldn't sound any better, but hey, it would be officially released then.

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: February 12th, 1975
Location: New York, New York
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Source: SB
Format: FLAC
CD: 3
Artwork: Yes
Label: Godfather Records
Title: That's Alright New York
Size: 947 MB
Quality: A+

CD 1:
101. Rock And Roll
102. Sick Again
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. In M y Time Of Dying
105. The Song Remains The Same
106. The Rain Song
107. Kashmir

CD 2:
201. No Quarter
202. Trampled Underfoot
203. Moby Dick

CD 3:
301. Dazed And Confused
302. Stairway To Heaven
303. Whole Lotta Love
304. Black Dog
305. Heartbreaker (including "That's Alright Mama")

NOTE: For some reason, I completely forgot to create an md5 checksum file.  No worries though.  It has absolutely no effect on the download. the audio, or the integrity of the files.  It is only added so those who choose to can check the integrity of the files and be sure nothing has been changed and all files are intact.  It's just a checksum file and plays no part in being able to listen to or burn the show to disc.  If I ever need to re-upload the files again, I'll remember to create an md5 file in the next upload.

2013-03-29 UPDATE:  I also named the zipped files using the wrong date of "...750214..." (1975-02-14).  I'll fix all of these non essential errors once I finish uploading the rest of my files.

(1) 1975-02-12 New York, NY (SB/Godfather)
(2) 1975-02-12 New York, NY (SB/Godfather)

Hopefully, and in the not too distant future, more of these superb sounding Led Zeppelin shows will  find their way to the surface.  That's how it has been all along and I hope the train keeps on rollin'!  While there are plenty of excellent sounding Led Zeppelin shows already out there, as a collector, I'm always looking for a new one to surface.  And since 2010, a number of these 1975 soundboard shows have been surfacing.

I know you'll enjoy the show...


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Today in Music History: October 2nd, XXXX

I was just looking at this video I'm posting earlier today.  It is still unedited and on analog transferred DVD-RWs and the master Mini-DV tapes (for a future digital transfer when I can scrounge up what I need to do it).

Earlier today, as I was looking at one of the videos below, I was thinking "how long ago did I film this show"?  The answer was right in front of my eyes.  Tonight, it is two years ago today...and therefore, we have a today in history posting :-)

Since I've been busy with other things lately and haven't been able to do much uploading, I thought it was time for a "Today in Music History" post to show some activity.  It shouldn't be too long before I can start putting more shows up.

Also, from my boot vaults, and of course today in music history, (1) Led Zeppelin performed at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan (1972) and (2) Evanescence played their Rock in Rio show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the tour for their new, self titled album "Evanescence" (2011).  And last, but not least, (3) I saw and video taped (and digital audio recorded with two sources) Sara Bareilles two years ago today at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX (2010).

Even though I haven't begun to create a DVD project yet with my Sara Bareilles video and audio, I did upload two sets of a compilation of a few songs from the show that I made for my YouTube channel (Bootradr).

When the DVD project of Sara's show is complete, it won't have any of these edits (transitional effects between songs and title's at the bottom of the screen).  I don't believe in cluttering up full length productions like that.  It's bad enough crunching the quality down to make them "web friendly" for viewing :-)

So, I hope you enjoy the previews (7 songs) from a future DVD to come (no telling when).  It's late and I'm going to bed now...