Midas Touch, the label, uses the STB sourced material that includes the 1990 upgraded audio. STB had surmised that a previous and purposeful copy had been put out prior to the better audio and that whoever circulated it made it a lesser quality copy. The first 8 tracks, while still sounding great, are not as good as the last 7 which get a lot cleaner. Right as "The Rain Song" starts and on through the end of the show, the audio is much better. It is the STB found source that was not available before 1990 when he was able to get it from a guy that was not even a Zeppelin fan. It was suppose to be the master he got his copy from and he decided to play it safe and call it a 3rd generation copy rather than a lower one. Either way, both audio sources are low generation copies and one is just better sounding.
FLAC DVD (zeptrade's 73 vine) > PC > torrent > all file's checked with TLH and no error's occurred > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 6 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify ffp & md5 files) > you
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: July 7th, 1973
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: Chicago Stadium
Source: SB (2 Sources)
Label: Midas Touch
Title: Second City Showdown
Size: 748 MB
101. Rock And Roll
102. Celebration Day
103. Black Dog
104. Over The Hills And Far Away
105. Misty Mountain Hop
106. Since I've Been Loving You
107. No Quarter
108. The Song Remains The Same
109. The Rain Song
201. Dazed And Confused
202. Stairway To Heaven
301. Mony Dick
303. Whole Lotta Love
304. Communication Breakdown
(1) 1973-07-06 Second City Showdown (SB)
As I listen to "Dazed and Confused" right now, it is blowing me away. The band just keeps going and going and Jimmy Page just keeps making up new music as they go along feeding off of each others playing. I really don't know how John Paul Jones keeps his fingers going on the bass either; but he does. This Midas Touch copy seems to be very close to the STB copy except they seem to have given the bottom end a little boost and I like that in this case. It sounds very well mixed to me and as if very little mixing was really done to the source material. The audio is nowhere near being clipped either in this show. Boot labels have a tendency to clip audio by EQ work and amplifying shows often but they didn't on this one.
I uploaded the soundcheck for 1973-07-06 too a while back. But it sounds nothing like this show in musical style. Both are excellent in sound and musicianship. But they are like night and day in the type of music being played. Do a search for "1973-07-06" and scroll down to the soundcheck. You can read what I mean even though you really need to hear it to get the full understanding.
I canot find my 1999 high resolution scans of the artwork from the Second City Showdown silver CD's right now. So I am using the lower resolution artwork from the great RambleOnZep.com site and adding it. If I can find the high resolution scans I'll go ahead and add them in a separate link later.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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