While there is speculation this may actually be a great sounding monitor feed and not the actual master soundboard tapes that were used, either way, it sounds excellent and we've never had it in any soundboard/monitor form before.
EVSD silver CD's > EAC > FLAC 8 > me > WAV > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 6 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create ffp & md5 files) > you
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: May 22nd, 1977
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Venue: Tarrant County Convention Center
Source: SB (Master?)
Title: Texas Hurricane
Size: 980 MB
101. The Song Remains The Same
102. Sick Again
103. Nobody's Fault But Mine
104. In My Time Of Dying
105. Since I've Been Loving You
106. No Quarter
201. Ten Years Gone
202. The Battle Of Evermore
203. Going To California
204. Black Country Woman
205. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
206. White Summer/Black Mountain Side
301. Out On The Tiles/Moby Dick
302. Jimmy Page (guitar & violin bow solo)
303. Achilles Last Stand
304. Stairway To Heaven
305. Whole Lotta Love
306. Rock And Roll
307. It'll Be Me (with Mick Ralphs)
(1) 1977-05-22 Fort Worth, TX (EVSD SB just surfaced!!!)
(2) 1977-05-22 Fort Worth, TX (EVSD SB just surfaced!!!)
ARTWORK: (Texas Hurricane artwork scans provided by "fishey"!)
Full Artwork Scans (14.7 MB)
There are a few small cuts in the show. One of the most noticeable to me is the first three to four minutes of "No Quarter" being gone. The song sounds as if it plays for at least 15 minutes before Robert Plant sings. It seem this part of the show doesn't exist. Another very obvious cut is the one in "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" as it lyrically gets started and then stops with just crowd cheering a little over a minute into the song. Still, even with a few missing pieces, why in the world would anyone complain?
This is an excellent sounding show and a lot of the well versed audiophiles have commented on how much better of a job EVSD did on this show than they've done on many they've over amplified and/or EQ'ed in past years. I listened to the whole show yesterday and it has some very nice things you don't hear often enough in it. For instance, the drums are very up front as are the backing vocals by band members. John Paul Jones' bass is a little too heavy (for cranking up real loud) at times but that can usually be adjusted. It still sounds great and I want to have a second listen to it to give a better review of my own.
One thing of interest to us collectors over the years in the audience version of this show is the last track, "It'll Be Me", which has Bad Company's Mick Raplhs come out on stage and play guitar with the band for this song only played this one time. To me, this track doesn't sound quiet as clean and clear as the rest of the songs. But it still is better sounding than what has been available. And again, I need a second listen to see if I still think this is the case. I was getting tired and starting to nod off as I was trying to finish listening last night and I need to be sure I'm not to blame for the difference in sound (ha ha).
EVSD is releasing the show in one of two different 3 CD sets or a 6 CD set which included the soundboard recording as well as a 3 CD audience recording. I have to admit, I'm curious which audience recording they're using and how complete it is too? The photos used on the artwork for the show are from the actual Fort Worth 1977 gig. However, EVSD has a few typos as they often do on the artwork too including one song added on one set of artwork being completely wrong and Fort Worth being spelled as "FFort Worth" on the cover art. But I doubt many people are getting the show for its artwork!
It's great to get a new Led Zeppelin soundboard anytime at all. But I had no idea this one was even on the horizon or that a Fort Worth soundboard existed from 1977. Kind of makes me wonder what other soundboards are out there awaiting the EVSD decision to put them into circulation?
I hope you enjoy the concert...
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