The played New York City this night, Uniondale, New York the next night, and then they went up to Montreal, Canada and played the next night. This all sounds normal. But then the next night they came back to Madison Square Garden, then went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, then to Landover, Maryland, and then they came back to Madison square Garden a third time and Unniondale, New York for a second time for two more nights. They jumped around like checkers on a checkerboard playing these nine shows. Except on a checkerboard you can't go backwards. I'm sure they financially benefited from it but it sure looks like a messed up schedule too.
Anyhow, this show is from the first Madison Square Garden concert in 1975 that they played. And after we get through the taper(s) discussing lighting their joint, the show begins. But the taper(s) did a lot of talking and kind of messed up what is really a nice recording too. They don't ruin the show, but they do interfere with it, especially in the first half of the show, by talking too much. At times, and probably as they're holding smoke in their lungs, they shut up for a while.
This is an Artie recorded taping. I wasn't sure until I uploaded the show, but I was able to soon after confirm that it is. So the text file won't have this in it because I'd originally said I wasn't sure if this was an Artie recorded show.
Artie was known for great recordings but also for being chatty during shows he recorded. But this night is a little excessive and really amateur taper sounding in my opinion. In fact, one of my dogs keeps jumping up every few minutes and looking around as one of the people recording the show or at it keeps whistling loudly. But it's still fun to listen to and would be an excellent recording if the taper(s) shut their mouths or smoked more weed. Oh great, they just ran out of matches during the beginning of John Paul Jones' keyboard section of "No Quarter" so I imagine they'll talk more now.
Master tape > 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: February 3rd, 1975
Location: New York, New York
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Label: Artie & Presence
Source: AUD (1st Gen)
Artwork: Yes (not this file set's correct artwork)
Size: 925 MB
101. Rock And Roll
102. Sick Again
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. In My Time Of Dying
105. The Song Remains The Same
106. The Rain Song
108. No Quarter
109. Trampled Underfoot
201. Moby Dick
202. Dazed And Confused
203. Stairway To Heaven
204. Whole Lotta Love
205. Black Dog
206. Communication Breakdown
(1) 1975-02-03 New York, NY (AUD 1st Gen/Artie)
This really is a nice recording and there is a lot of times there is no taper and friend(s) talking too in this recording. It's just a shame that we had to have any talking by the people doing the recording (sounds like at least three people I'd guess).
One great thing about this show is Led Zeppelin brings "Dazed and Confused" back to the setlist. They take out "How Many More Times" though. And from this point on through the rest of the tour ending back in England on 1975-05-25, "Dazed and Confused" is in the setlist! And they really jam on it this night. All 22 minutes of the song (and that's a shorter version than many 30 - 45 minute versions) is great. Robert Plant even states at the end of the song "we haven't done that one in 18 months" and he mentions it is hard to remember the lyrics to it too.
I wasn't going to do this because I hate putting artwork from another label, recording, or that wasn't made for the exact file set I'm dealing with into an upload. But in this case, there was a no label copy with no real title to mess up future shares of this show taken from here. Even though it doesn't mention that it came from a first generation copy on it of course, it works pretty good because it just has the basic information. See the samples below. But if you share this show, be sure to note this artwork does not go with it and and was not created for this 1st generation copy! While I doubt many people have this copy that the artwork was made for, I don't want to muddy the waters with confusing artwork from a different copy of the show either. Please, be sure to do this so nobody mistakes this artwork enclosed as being for this source Presence shared with us!
I hope you enjoy this show..
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