This show has a long line of being doubtful and questioned as to its authenticity. But it seems that finally, and a number of years ago too, it was confirmed to be 1975-01-20 for sure. However, there are some problems with mixed in 1975-01-21 parts and even the song "How Many More Times" is reportedly from the 21st.
Raw, unaltered 2nd Gen cassette > PC > CD-R(2) > (2003 transfer) EAC(secure mode/read offset correction) > WAV > FLAC (verify/test/level 7) > 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: January 20th, 1975
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: Chicago Stadium
Source: AUD (2nd Gen)
Label: dadgad prod.
Title: 1975.01.20 Chicago Stadium, Chicago
Size: 742 MB
101. Rock And Roll
102. Sick Again
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. When The Levee Breaks
105. In My Time Of Dying
106. The Song Remains The Same
107. The Rain Song
109. The Wanton Song
110. No Quarter
201. Trampled Underfoot
202. Moby Dick
203. How Many More Times (reportedly from 1975-01-21 show)
204. Stairway To Heaven
205. Whole Lotta Love/Black Dog
206. Communication Breakdown
(1) 1975-01-20 Chicago, IL (AUD 2nd Gen)
A Royal Orleans moderator made an update on the posting for the 20th vs. the 21st dates. Here is what he said:
"Mod Note 2008: the recent discovery of an alternate source for the January 20 Chicago show sourced from 1st gen Cassettes revealed that HMMT is actually from the January 21 show as it wasn't played this day, the Introduction up to 2:44 into Rock And Roll and the introduction of STH are most probably from the January 21 show as well."
I was going to leave "How Many More Times" out of this upload at first, but rather than do that I left it in just in case it somehow is found to actually be from the 20th.
I was listening to the transition between "Mony Dick" and "How Many More Times" on this recording and heard something interesting. Near the end of "Moby Dick", Robert Plant is saying something I really do not completely understand. But I can hear him say something about "last night". There is a cut in the tape right before this point and after "Mony Dick" is over. The part where the cut picks up, still in the "Moby Dick" track, is part of the "How Many More Times" track really it sounds like. And even though Plant could be saying "I ate a cheeseburger 'last night'", it still tends to sound like he's referring to the show in Chicago possibly from "last night" and that would have to mean he was talking about the 20th and it was recorded on the 21st. It's not really proof unless we can understand what Plant is saying and he is referring to the 20th show.
There are two rare songs on this recording that too. "When The Levee Breaks" and "The Wanton Song", played on 1975-01-12 in Brussel's warmup show, were played. I'm still trying to determine if some of the Chicago 1975 shows I have are listed with the right date and I do not know how many times Zeppelin played the songs for sure in Chicago in 1975. But it looks like "When The Levee breaks" was played on the 20th and 21st but not on the 22nd in Chicago and songs like it, "The Wanton Song", and "How Many More Times" were played a few more times at least in this first month of the 1975 tour.
I hope you enjoy the show...
THESE DOWNLOADS ARE FOR FREE ONLY! NEVER BUY OR SELL ANY LEGALLY RECORDED BUT ILLEGAL TO SELL SHOWS LIKE THIS ONE. THIS IS FOR FANS AND FUTURE FANS WHO WANT TO HEAR THE ARTIST'S MUSIC RAW & LIVE BUT NOT OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE OR RELEASED.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS BY BUYING THEIR OFFICIALLY RELEASED MATERIAL TOO.
KEEP IT FREE, KEEP IT AVAILABLE, AND MOST OF ALL; KEEP IT LEGAL!!!