JEMS is well known for their recordings of many Seattle and other area concerts over the decades. And they're also known for their technical audio knowledge and taping expertise also. I put them in the category of a professional and a lot like Mike Millard who was also known for these same qualities.
Another similarity between JEMS member Stan Gurostki (the "S" in "JEMS") and Mike Millard is in the fact they both recorded and incomplete Led Zeppelin show in 1975 due to being in a car wreck on the way to the concerts they each attended and they both got to their shows late. In this case, Stan was about 1/2 hour late and started his recording at "The Song Remains the same" and caught the last 2 1/2 hours of the show. He missed capturing "Rock And Roll", "Sick Again", "In My Time Of Dying", and "Over The Hills And Far Away" only.
Stan Gutoski's master reels x 3 @ full-track mono @ 3 3/4 ips >
Bill Bratton's 1st gen reels x 3 @ full-track mono @ 3 3/4 ips > WAV (96/24) > DVD (DVD-A authored using Lplex) > me > TLH (to create a new md5 file) > you
Taped By: Stan Gutoski in association with JEMS
Equipment: Tandberg Model 11 R2R deck, Sony microphone
Transfered By: weedwacker
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: March 17th, 1975
Location: Seattle, Washington
Venue: Seattle Center Coliseum
Source: AUD (Source 2, 1st Gen)
Size: 3.05 GB
Resolution: 704 x 480
Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
Bitrate: 5010 kbps
Sample Rate: 96 kHz
Bitrate: 2304 kbps (24 Bit)
01. The Song Remains The Same
02. The Rain Song
04. No Quarter
05. Trampled Underfoot
06. Moby Dick
07. Dazed And Confused
08. Stairway To Heaven
09. Whole Lotta Love ~ The Crunge
10. Black Dog
(1) 1975-03-17 Seattle, WA (AUD Source 2, 1st Gen/DVD-A/JEMS)
(2) 1975-03-17 Seattle, WA (AUD Source 2, 1st Gen/DVD-A/JEMS)
(3) 1975-03-17 Seattle, WA (AUD Source 2, 1st Gen/DVD-A/JEMS)
This audio DVD does not have any video or slideshows and was created by using the Lplex DVD-A building software. The transfer of this audio from the reel-to-reels was done by "weedwacker" too.
I was just (finally...should have done it first) reading the notes on this show and realized I would be repeating what has already been said if I went ahead and paraphrased anymore :-) Since the original people responsible for this recording did such a good job of explaining, I'm doing a copy and paste of their notes below.
ORIGINAL NOTES (copy & paste):
This is a standard dvd-video with a blank screen. It burns and plays back the same way you would handle any other dvd-video. This format is used for maximum compatibility since you can do playback using a home theater system with a standard dvd player or on a computer using any dvd playback software.
An excellent but incomplete mono recording. Unfortunately Stan wasn't able to document the first half hour of the set due to getting into a car accident on the way to the show but what he did capture is of excellent sound quality with almost no audience noise. Of the two Zeppelin shows Stan taped in 1975 this is the better of the two recordings.
After a series of back and forth conversations with Bill Bratton regarding both Zeppelin shows Stan taped in 1975 show we decided it was time to do a proper hi-res transfer from the best possible source that could be located for both shows. Bill provided weedwacker with his 1st gen reels he dubbed in the late 70's using Stan's masters and the original Tandberg reel-to-reel deck. Bill dubbed these reels using the master tapes from a second stereo Tandberg deck, back to Stan's original mono source deck. Bill also reached out to his friends in JEMS, of which Stan is a member, for access to their reels to determine which source tapes were better 33 years later. Members of JEMS graciously provided their first gen reels of both shows (Stan's masters have been missing or no longer exist for over 15 years now)-so either of these sets can be considered the closest verifiable analog copies to the masters done for the sole purpose as backups.
Also of note there may not be any true analog to digital transfers directly from Stan's masters for 3/17/75 and 3/21/75 Seattle. Any master > DAT copies most likely originate from the DAT backups made of the JEMS' 1st gen reels in the early '90s at 32khz. Hi-res 24 bit/ 96000kHz transfers were done from both sets of reels which are very similar and excellent sounding with some minor differences. After some comparisons it was determined Bill's set of reels is in the better condition of the two sets having more clarity and less boom to them than the JEMS copies. What you have here is the lowest gen copy of this recording still in existance in the best possible sound quality for this excellent albeit incomplete audience recording.
Bill Bratton and Stan became allies sometime after the 1977 Kingdome show. It was Stan who introduced me to Bill and for that I will always be grateful.
Between 1972 and 1988, Stan personally recorded several hundred shows by a wide range of artists and if there was a tapers hall of fame, he would be a first-ballot inductee. Since the formation of JEMS, Stan has done fewer recordings (though he is known to video the occasional show to this day) but his masters remain a cornerstone of the JEMS archive.
Here's one piece of trivia I bet most Led Zeppelin collectors don't know: Stan and Mike Millard actually knew each other and traded tapes. In fact, on a trip to Disneyland with his family, Stan invited Mike over to his hotel where they swapped taping stories, Millard showed him some of his gear, etc. The two taping legends were friends.-- Butterking for JEMS
Stan Gutoski for taping this show in the first place.
The members of JEMS for all the assistance they provided from materials to
information used here.
Bill Bratton for providing the reels used here and for all his input on the project.
Led Zeppelin for the obvious reasons."
So that is from the original text file and describes those involved in making this project available for us to be enjoying it and listening to it today, forty years after it was recorded. A special thanks goes to all of these guys involved!
Enjoy the show...
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