This an an interesting night too for Page and Plant both as they seem a little relaxed and even make some mistakes and have to start "The Rain Song" as well as "Tea For One" a second time after mess ups. This is also the "very first time we've played this song" Plant tells the crowd before they restart "Tea For One" again. It is kind of cool seeing mistakes sometimes from two guys that were masters of making a mistake look like it was just meant to be and part of the song in their Led Zeppelin years.
The Page and Plant song "Yallah" is another song that they start, it isn't going right, so they just end it and never play it. It's a little difficult to tell if it is the Egyptian Pharaohs fault, the Japanese orchestra's fault, or Page and Plants fault though? The big Egyptian Pharaohs (leader) guy you see in all of the Page and Plant videos, officially released or unofficially shared, kind of shrugs his shoulders and looks over at the player to his right as if motioning "what was the problem?" Robert Plant says jokingly at least twice that this is their rehearsals. So it leaves you to wonder really what is going on this night.
This is also the "Digitally Remastered" copy of the original recording. I'm not sure what was done, but the video starts off with this text. Since the video originally was put on VHS in 1996 and we were not burning our own DVD's at home, I imagine it just refers to a digital transfer to a digital media that was made.
Artist: Page & Plant
Date: February 8th, 1996
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Venue: Budokan Hall
Label: Third Eye Productions
Title: Tokyo, Japan 2/8/96
Total Running Time: 105 minutes
DVD Size: 8.66 GB
Type: AUD Shot
Resolution: 720 x 480
Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
Bitrate: 8000 kbps
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Bitrate: 192 kbps
101. intro video
102. Celebration Day
103. Bring It On Home
105. What Is And What Should Never Be
106. The Rain Song
107. hurdy gurdy instrument solo
108. When The Levee Breaks
109. Gallows Pole
110. Tea For One
111. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
112. Whole Lotta Love
113. Yallah (attempted but stopped)
114. Four Sticks
201. Egyptian Pharaohs intro
202. In The Evening
204. Black Dog
205. Rock And Roll
BONUS MATERIAL :
206. Turning Japanese
207. The Egyptians
208. Japanese TV news spots 2/5/96
209. Live Footage: Tokyo 2/5/96
(1) 1996-02-08 Tokyo, Japan (AUD 2 DVD/Third Eye)
(2) 1996-02-08 Tokyo, Japan (AUD 2 DVD/Third Eye)
(3) 1996-02-08 Tokyo, Japan (AUD 2 DVD/Third Eye)
(4) 1996-02-08 Tokyo, Japan (AUD 2 DVD/Third Eye)
(5) 1996-02-08 Tokyo, Japan (AUD 2 DVD/Third Eye)
(6) 1996-02-08 Tokyo, Japan (AUD 2 DVD/Third Eye)
(7) 1996-02-08 Tokyo, Japan (AUD 2 DVD/Third Eye)
(8) 1996-02-08 Tokyo, Japan (AUD 2 DVD/Third Eye)
(9) 1996-02-08 Tokyo, Japan (AUD 2 DVD/Third Eye)
The band is actually a little sloppy in this show, but not in a bad way. They do a great job but kind of play with a little less enthusiasm, quieter, with a lot of mistakes, and almost tired looking too. It is a rare glimpse into these type of actions seldom seem from performers. The show is not bad and this is not one of those DVD's you would not enjoy. Not at all. It's just a flip side to what we normally see and it makes it very interesting I think.
I did not make a single change to the original file set I got this show through. I checked the md5 checksum file and everything was fine. Don't be alarmed if you test it and it shows an error and a file tilted "thumbs.db" is not there. First, you don't want that file in a torrent upload. And secondly, it's a hidden file anyhow created by Windows that has absolutely no purpose or function in how anything works. Do a Google search if you want to know more about it.
Since DVD's seldom need much (if any) changes made to them because the file sets stay the same and nothing really gets changed (no embedding track titles, renaming them, etc) unless a DVD set is just poorly organized within a folder, there is no need to make any changes. And the text file supplied, the original one, is a basic one that tells you what you want to know too.
I got the show uploading last night "as is" and created my own text file today as I was preparing the upload. So if I ever have to rebuild or re-upload this DVD set, I'll add it to that new upload. Or, you can just copy and paste the information in my posting into a text file if there is anything additional in it you want. And then just save it in the folder with the rest of the basic files.
I'll upload a sample video in a little while so you can get a "YouTube quality" idea of how the show looks. Give me a hour or two so I can get some things I have to do done and then can come back and make a clip of a song and upload it to YouTube. I'll add it to the bottom of this post under the artwork real soon. I don't know what YouTube did to the video, its preview aspect ratio, and overall quality? But it ruined it. I'm leaving it because I have things to do. Use it for the music if the video doesn't somehow fix itself is all I can say right now. Besides this; always view it on YouTube where the video quality is ALWAYS better than the blog site's sample or a site like Facebook's sample would look too.
I hope you enjoy the concert from nineteen years ago tomorrow...