I had forgotten about a comment made by one of the two tapers at the beginning of the show. It really cracks me up. You hear one of the guys say, "that's my mother right down there...", and I think he's serious too. Mom must have been a groovy gal I guess.
Image Quality silver CD's > EAC > WAV > TLH > FLAC 8 > 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
All tracks indicate "tracks cannot be qualified" in the text message using Trader's Little Helper. I still have not figured out what this means when this message is given (very rarely). But whatever it refers to, it is not anything in this case to worry about in regards to lossiness or audio issues I am positive.
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: August 15th, 1970
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Venue: Yale Bowl
Title: Rare Short Party
Label: Image Quality
Size: 461 MB
101. Immigrant Song
103. Dazed And Confused
104. Bring It On Home
105. Since I've Been Loving You
201. What Is And What Should Never Be
202. Moby Dick
203. Whole Lotta Love
204. Communication Breakdown
(1) 1970-08-15 New Haven, CT (AUD/IQ)
The sound in this show really is enjoyable and not hard to listen to at all. It has it's better sounding moments of course. But the waveform looks great with no audio clipping and there is really very, very little distortion and it only comes in when there is some loud and heavy bass. I'm up to "Dazed and Confused" now and I've only heard a little distortion once so far and it was near the beginning of the song.
As with many of these shows, it's been many years since I've listened to this one. But I love it! The band sound on fire and Robert Plant really stands out vocally in this show I feel. "Bring It On Home" is really nice to hear too. It has that Royal Albert Hall 1970-01-09 groove to it still and it sounds very similar to that version of the song live. Robert Plant also plays a mean harmonica in this version that really sounds great.
The end of "Since I've Been Loving You" cuts out" and the very beginning of "What Is And What Should Never Be" cuts in. This is characteristic of the tape pauses and stops in parts of the show heard in similar recordings of the time. While most songs are complete, there are some cuts and pauses in a few as well as some elsewhere. The whole beginning of "Whole Lotta Love" is missing and it cuts in during the medley section. It's still 13 minutes long, but we all know there was probably another 13 minutes to it missing too.
The tapers do talk during the show but there really isn't any other audience interference in the recording. The tapers aren't a big issue with their talking and most times you don't even hear them except in between songs.
Overall, this is a very steady mix and the show sounds pretty much the same throughout the show. There is some change in the sound as it sounds like the tapers may have moved their microphone to a better position for a short time in "What Is And What Should Never Be". They seem to be moving around a little more after this song and the sound can drop a little and pick up a little too in different parts. It's sounding really great during "Honey Bee" in the "Whole Lotta Love" medley. Too bad the whole show didn't turn out this great. I have a feeling the tapers made their way up in the venue by this point. And that may be why the first part of "Whole Lotta Love" wasn't recorded too?
I'd almost rate this one as a great recording, and in fact, to me it is that. But the best judge of how you'll like the sound yourself is you! So grab it if you like Led Zeppelin like I do. This is a refreshing show to hear again after not listening to it for so long.
This won't be in the text file since I am uploading the show now. But I had forgotten about Led Zeppelin playing a good, long version of "Good Times Bad Times" during the end of the "Communication Breakdown" encore song. They actually play the song instead of a snippet.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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