As far as I have read and know, there are just two sources for this show that have surfaced over the years. I'd thought there were a few more. But it turn out all of the other recordings are really just compilations and mixes of these two sources.
I personally like both sources. I like to hear the music of Led Zeppelin even if it doesn't sound like it was created in a studio. I enjoy the raw, recorded atmosphere of the band and their live shows. Some may think source 1 sounds better than source 2 and vice versa. You have to be your own judge of which you like better. And that's one reason I'm putting up source 2 right now...so you can compare.
Source 2 is missing a few songs in it that Source 1 has. "Bring It On Home", "White Summer", "Black Mountain Side", and "Since I've Been Loving You" are not on this source 2 recording. And that brings me to my next point. I'll likely upload the source 2 (primary audio) and source 1 (filler/missing audio) mix next. It makes for a much more complete show. I have at least two renditions of the two sources mix, and after comparing them closely, I'll upload what I think is the better of the two probably.
Source 2 master reel > reel-to-reel > Sound Forge (for channel balancing and track splitting) > Flac Frontend (for encoding as FLAC 6) > sector boundaries aligned and verified > me > TLH (to decode as WAV and test for lossiness) > Audacity (to embed metadata/song titles and info into files) > FLAC 6 > TLH (to reconfirm project is error free and to create and verify new md5 & ffp files) > you
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: March 27th, 1970
Location: Inglewood, California
Venue: The Forum
Source: AUD (Source 2, 2nd Generation)
Label: Bill B. (Doinker Remaster)
Title: Live At The LA Forum
Size: 509 MB
102. MC intro
102. We're Gonna Groove
102. Dazed And Confused
103. tuneups and talk
105. talking ("as the sun sets")
106. John Paul Jones (organ solo intro)
108. Thank You
109. talking ("you dropped your camera")
110. What Is And What Should Never Be
111. Moby Dick (middle portion cut)
201. talk and band introductions
202. How Many More Times*
203. Whole Lotta Love*
204. Communication Breakdown
* see "Doinker's" notes below
(1) 1970-03-27 Inglewood, CA (2nd Gen Source 2)
(2) 1970-03-27 Inglewood, CA (2nd Gen Source 2)
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There are some interesting notes from "Doinker" on the songs "How Many More Times" and "Whole Lotta Love" that merit reading. Rather than reword what has already been written (sort of like plagiarism, right?), I'll copy and paste the exact text for you to read.
Doinker's Notes:"What sets this show apart is the fact that the great blues medley has been stripped from "Whole Lotta Love" and is now part of "How Many More Times". Also, there's that organ playing throughout the concert. "WLL" actually includes an organ solo (imagine that one!) During "HMMT", Robert Plant stops the concert dead to lead the audience in a rendition of "I Got You In The Sights Of My Loving Gun". The version of "WLL" is the closest to the album version I've ever heard (but it's not really that close because of the organ)."
To be honest with everyone, I haven't even checked out "Doinker's" statement myself yet. But after I get this show/source uploading, you can bet I will be listening to both "How Many More Times" and "Whole Lotta Love" from source 2 again :-)
And I have one last note to make myself in an effort to keep people happy here. I may use the term "remaster" a little more loosely than some others do? In fact, at times I have a hard time determining what others consider to be a remastering or just a reworking. "Doinker" obviously didn't alter the sound of the audio by EQ'ing it or it would be in the lineage. But he did balance the audio making it even in each channel (left and right channels...your left and right speakers). I do the same thing when it is needed. I consider this to be remastering since it alters the original audio. It is an improvement over the original recording's unbalanced audio and makes for a balanced listening experience. Is this truly a "remaster"? I don't know, but I think it is. So if you disagree, keep this in mind and please don't get offended by our difference in opinion (no matter what the truth is) and complain about it.
The bottom line is that the audio was not equalized (EQ'ed) or altered to sound different than it originally did when it was recorded. But the recording was balanced so each channel is equal in output and it doesn't sound like the left or right side speakers/channel is louder or quieter than the other. It'll help you not fall over to the left or right as you listen too :-)
I hope you enjoy the source 2 recording of the concert...
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