At first listen, I thought source 1 sounded better. But as I listened and compared more closely I realized this source 2 recording is actually the better sounding copy (as well as more complete). The source 1 copy has much better high end frequencies present but has slight/heavy (depending upon copy being listened to) distortion in the low end frequencies. But while source 1 has the potential for better sound and source 2 is lacking in the high frequency area, there is no distortion and the sound is very nice. On my grading scale I'd call this one a great-to-excellent recording for 1972.
2nd Gen tape > CD-R > EAC > FLAC > WAV > EAC Wave Editor, Cool Edit Pro, and WaveLab (editing software) > WAV > CD Wave Edotor > WAV > FLAC Frontend > FLAC 8 > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossines) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you
While the enclosed TLH CDDA Test results text file I added looks suspicious, there is no doubt this is a lossless copy due to the sources ("KRW_Co" & "pernod") who originally shared their work! The test results are just another case of TLH giving bad information as it is known to do in this one area of its many excellent features and functions.
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: December 22nd, 1972
Location: London, England
Venue: Alexandra Palace
Label: KRW_Co & pernod Revised
Source: AUD (Source 2, 2nd Gen)
Size: 581 MB
102. Rock And Roll
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. Black Dog
105. Misty Mountain Hop
106. Since I've Been Loving You
107. Dancing Days
108. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
109. The Song Remains The Same
110. The Rain Song
201. Dazed And Confused
202. Stairway To Heaven
203. Whole Lotta Love
204. Immigrant Song
(1) 1972-12-22 London, England (Source 2 2nd Gen)
To me, this is the best sounding copy of this date so far. There have been some other good ones, like "dadgad's" source 2 and Source 1 mix, but to my ears they sound either too low end or high end frequencies heavy. People like "dadgad" know more about audio than I may ever learn. But I still think "pernod's" copy being uploaded here sounds best!
Here are "pernod's" revision notes:
"Removed silent gap and repeat between BYS and TSRTS
Removed overlap between TRS and DAC (transition from Disc 1 to 2)
Removed micro gap during DAC near the track transition with STH
Removed silent gap between WLL and IS at the cut
Speed correction +1.25%
Retracked with CD Wave to incorporate Plant's announcements to the tracks to which they belong.
Revisions were done with EAC's integrated wave editor, CEP, WaveLab and CD Wave. Sector Boundary Errors have been fixed with shn tool."
I hope you enjoy the source 2 recording from this show...
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