One of the good things about this warm up show was the band played songs they seldom played and even quit playing shortly after they started the American tour. Songs like "When The Levee breaks", "The Wanton Song", and the seldom played anymore "Communication Breakdown" all get played. I'm not sure if Bonzo does this accidentally or not, but he starts the drums for "When The Levee Breaks" at the beginning of "Over The Hills And Far Away" and then just stops and plays the right song. I think he thought Robert Plant, who had just mentioned "...among the new numbers..." might have been introducing "When The Levee Breaks" but quickly realized Plant also said "...(after) some of the old numbers..." right afterwards. Who knows. The band also messes up "Kashmir" a little bit too. That's why these are warm up shows I guess.
The band had played Rotterdam, The Netherlands one day prior warming up too. But from all appearances, no recording of that concert has ever surfaced (at least yet).
Analog master > DAT clone 1 > CD-R clone > EAC > TLH > FLAC 8 > 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, 1975
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Venue: Vorst/Forest national
Source: AUD (Master Source 3)
Size: 664 MB
CD 1 (Set 1):
101. Rock And Roll
102. Sick Again
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. When The Levee Breaks
105. The Song Remains The Same
106. The Rain Song
108. The Wanton Song
109. No Quarter
110. Trampled Underfoot
CD 2 (Set 2):
201. In My Time Of Dying
202. Stairway To Heaven
203. Whole Lotta Love
204. Black Dog
205. Communication Breakdown
(1) 1975-01-12 Brussels, Belgium (AUD Master Source 3/KRW)
The sound on this show is a great sound but it isn't excellent most of the time. It has very excellent moments no doubt. It really does sound good too. I'm just saying there are better 1975 audience recording out there. The crowd noise is not bad, the taper talks a few times to his girlfriend, but he does a great job. A few minor adjustments can be heard being made to the audio recording and they are for the better. There are some parts where the audio gets distorted but for the most part that is not an issue.
KRW_Co always puts these great recordings out with no alterations to the audio. He does a digital transfer and never EQ's or messes with the audio no matter how good or bad it may be. Others usually take care of that once they get his recordings. He should be greatly thanked for this show and the vast number of other shows from Led Zeppelin, as well as other groups too, that he gets and shares freely with us to trade and share freely also.
I've been listening to this show and I'm up to "The Rain Song" right now. And I am really enjoying it! I'm waiting for the upcoming "No Quarter", one of my favorite Led Zeppelin tracks. There is no "Dazed And Confused" in this show unfortunately. But thankfully Led Zeppelin did add it and played it on through the last show, 1975-05-25, they played in 1975. After that, not counting the Led Zeppelin 2007 reunion, they never played it again. Sad...it's another one of my favorites too!
Like they did so often, Led Zeppelin was touring on their yet to be released new LP Physical Graffiti and a lot of these songs are being played live for the first time. I'm not sure what they played the night before in Rotterdam at this time.
I hope you enjoy this show from 40 years ago today...
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