This is a really great recording if you like Jimmy Page's guitar playing too. This recording really showcases Page's guitar as the taper obviously was in front of his amp. This is a recording of a whole lotta Jimmy Page. I'm not 100% sure Robert Plant's microphone was turned on/up in "Train Kept A Rollin'" because it does seem to increase in volume once the song is over. And in quieter songs or moments in the show, it is much easier to hear him and the rest of the band. But either way, on/off or up/down, nothing covers Page's guitar jamming in this show. Nothing!
CD-R > EAC (offset corrected, secure mode, test and copy) > WAV > FLAC Frontend with verify > FLAC 6 > 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: August 8th, 1969
Location: San Bernardino, California
Venue: Swing Auditorium
Title: Summer Of '69
Label: Rubber Dubber
Size: 335 MB
01. Train Kept A Rollin'
02. I Can't Quit You Baby
04. Dazed And Confused (cuts in)
05. White Summer
06. You Shook Me
07. How Many More Times
(1) 1969-08-08 San Bernardino, CA (AUD/Rubber Dubber)
I personally love this recording because it is loud and raw sounding Led Zeppelin guitar blasting through the speakers. And Rubber Dubber (the label) did a good job of not clipping the audio even though you might thing they had by how loud the guitar sounds. But the waveform looks really nice and the show is a rough and tough performance by the guys.
I've got some other copies of this recording too. One is a master recording and one is a first generation recording. Pretty much all others relate to those two recordings and are remasters of it. I do have one CD-R I traded for on this show many moons ago too, but I don't recall it sounding as good as any of these copies and I think it was from a higher generation tape.
Being in a time sensitive rush here to get this uploaded on its anniversary, I'm going with the Rubber Dubber label copy I had started to upload last year or the year before but never did. I think it sounds great-to-excellent myself. To an audiophile only interested in things such as an even balance between instruments, soundboards, etc, this might not be what you want? I like the sound even though it isn't perfect. But the performance is perfect also!
You really cannot hear Robert Plant singing in many parts of the show because you are hearing Jimmy Page's guitar blaring. It's a nice change from most recordings. I have a feeling the taper never heard the same after this night.
The very beginning of "Dazed And Confused" is not there. After the really cool improvisation track (as Page was likely doing something with his guitar and the band was playing a song I never heard before or again), it cuts in already in progress. What a shame. But there is still a lot of jamming in the song because it was still prior to the guitar violin bow solo when the recording cuts in on the track in progress. There may be some other small cuts in the show, but I cannot remember right now and need to post this thing and quit talking about it.
I recommend giving this short show a try if for nothing more than the novelty of it!
I hope you enjoy the show...
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