Also, today is the 46th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin. The band's very first LP was released as they were touring so any show prior to this date had a crowd who could not have heard their music likely. I do not know if songs got released early on radio or not back in 1969? But chances are, unless you went to one of the previous shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or maybe even Washington (state), you likely hadn't heard the new music yet. These crowds were some of the very first people to hear it and the very first here in America.
Presence put this second generation copy up for us to get and share. The artwork, low resolution artwork I might add, may or may not have been created for this exact Presence second generation share. But since it is a perfect match, I will use it.
Master > cassette > cassette > FLAC> me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > 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
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: January 12th, 1969
Location: San Francisco, California
Venue: Fillmore West
Title: Blast From The Past
Source: AUD (2nd Gen)
Size: 430 MB
CD 1 (Set 1):
101. As Long as I Have You
102. I Can't Quit You Baby
103. Dazed And Confused
104. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
105. Communication Breakdown
CD 2 (Set 2):
201. White Summer/Black Mountain Side
202. Train Kept A Rollin'
203. Pat's Delight
204. How Many More Times
205. Killing Floor
(1) 1969-01-12 San Francisco, CA (AUD 2nd Gen/Presence)
This is a good-to-great recording of the show audio-wise. That means it will be enjoyable for real collectors and fans of live shows but it might not be as enjoyable for the people who want something that sounds like it came out of the studio.
As traders and collectors do, we seldom say something is poor or bad. We rate by nicer sounding terms I guess because we love the music. But in another method of rating more commonly used than "poor, good, great, excellent, and superb" like I do, I'll put it into numbers. It's about a 6 out of 10. And I think the sound improves a little as the show gets going too. Page's guitar really stands out nicely also and the mix is even.
I really love it and enjoy this recording and it sounds clean for the most part. There is some distortion in heavier musical playing areas with heavier bass parts, but it isn't too bad at all. There is no audio clipping and the sound is clean with low hiss in the tape's audio too. There have been no alterations made to the sound from the master tape either. In fact, some of the other copies I checked from various labels were not very good because they boosted the amplification, EQ'ed it badly, etc like they many times do. To me, this is the best sounding copy of this show and everything can be heard just fine without any problems.
I hope you enjoy this historic show from 46 years ago today...
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!!!