This recording being uploaded was Led Zeppelin's third and last show they played at The Forum between March 24th and March 27th in 1975. And this was also Led Zeppelin's final American shows before returning home, taking a two month break, and then playing five nights at Earl's Court in London in 1975 ending the Physical Graffiti tour.
I'm not sure who made this production. It seems like it is a lot like the Winston Remasters two sources copy I uploaded last year, but it is not Winston Remasters production. The sources are likely the same and I wonder if someone took Winston Remasters work and made some changes to it. And to be honest, this may sound slightly better than the Winston Remasters copy too? This is especially true in the high end frequencies and clarity of the sound I was noticing as I sampled the recording and compared it to the Winston Remasters copy I have since deleted off of the hard drive (it's backed up on other drives not connected now).
Source 1 Millard 1st Gen cassettes & source 2 unknown Gen > DAT > WAV > SHN > 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: March 27th, 1975
Location: Inglewood, California
Venue: The Forum
Title: The End Of The Marathon
Label: Mike Millard (taper)/Unknown (production)
Source: AUD (1st Gen & Unknown Low Gen Source Mix)
Size: 1.29 GB
101. introduction (with Linda Lovelace)
102. Rock And Roll
103. Sick Again
104. Over The Hills And Far Away
105. In My Time Of Dying
106. The Song Remains The Same
107. The Rain Song
109. Since I've Been Loving You
201. No Quarter
202. Trampled Underfoot
203. Moby Dick
301. Dazed And Confused
302. Stairway To Heaven
303. Whole Lotta Love
304. Black Dog
(1) 1975-03-27 Inglewood, CA (AUD 2 Source Mix/Millard & Unkn)
(2) 1975-03-27 Inglewood, CA (AUD 2 Source Mix/Millard & Unkn)
I really wish there was more information on who made this production and more information letting us know if it is sourced from (or an exact copy of) the Winston Remasters production. But there is not any information telling us any of these details.
As I mentioned, this copy sounds a tad bit better as I was listening through the PC Bose speakers. But there is no mention of any audio alterations or remastering either in the original text file. The biggest and easiest to see changes between this copy and the Winston Remasters copy is the track "The Crunge" has been removed (track 305) and just left in the song "Whole Lotta Love". It is part of the "Whole Lotta Love" medley anyhow. And there is artwork made for this copy too. And one last thing that differs between the two copies before I did my preparation on them is they were different file sizes. That can be from something simple as a different FLAC level when encoding of course, but it does show this is not the exact Winston Remasters share (which likely never had and SHN audio codec lineage in it either).
I've got the Winston Remasters copy of the show playing through the home theater system right now and it sounds superb. So worst case scenario; this is another copy of those discs. And the best case scenario is this is a slight upgrade to the Winston Remasters copy.
I asked over on R-O if anyone could help clear up these questions I have but that was not long ago and nobody has answered yet. But if I get an answer, I'll update this post (won't be in the text file however) and let everyone know what the story is (if anyone really knows).
One last thing worth mentioning is the original text file for this copy being uploaded does have a note that this title and recording has "no label". And while that really isn't telling us much, it may mean this is a separate project someone did and is not the Winston Remasters label copy.
I plan on listening to this copy tonight as I catch up on some work and compare it to the Winston Remasters copy I am listening to right now. I'll also check the running times/length of both copies and see if they're identical or not when I hook up the drives and can access the two copies side by side (tonight).
I hope you enjoy this recording on its 40th anniversary because there are no more 40th anniversary dates left until two more months. It two months it will be when Led Zeppelin closes out the tour in Earl's Court in London for their final five shows in the 1975 Physical Graffiti tour...
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!!!