This Antrabata release, Arabesque & Baroque, is sourced from either the master tapes or a first generation copy according to the artwork. This was my first copy ever of this show on CD. I got it in a trade back in the 1990's. However, this is not an EAC rip of my CD-R copy and it is an EAC rip of the silver discs shared on R-O. The upload has a lot of artwork within it too which is something I only had a front and back scan of from my trade decades ago.
Antrabata 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
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: May 17th, 1975
Location: London, England
Venue: Earl's Court
Title: Arabesque & Baroque
Source: AUD (Master or 1st Gen)
Artwork: Yes (full artwork in download)
Size: 879 MB
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
201. No Quarter
203. Going To California
204. That's The Way
205. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
206. Trampled Underfoot
301. Moby Dick
302. Dazed And Confused
303. Stairway To Heaven
304. Whole Lotta Love
305. Black Dog
(1) 1975-05-17 London, England (AUD 1st Gen/Antrabata)
I like the sound and mix Atrabata has in their release. It sounds like a light EQ was done but they did not clip the audio, EQ the show creating distortion, and it has a very nice mix and is evenly balanced. As I was looking at the master transfer, first generation transfer, and some of the other label version like EVSD's release I was getting a little concerned there might not be a copy with much greater sound than what I'd uploaded a few months ago. But this wasn't the case thankfully.
EVSD introduced distortion into their bass end and messed up by over equalizing the audio and that lead to some audio clipping too. The KRW_Co, unaltered first generation copy sounded clean and nice but the speed sounded like it was running a little slow. The master cassette transfer done by Presence ran at the right speed and it was also unaltered. The show doesn't have much in the high frequencies range and I had thought about bringing up the high frequencies slightly in the Presence copy and uploading that one. But when I compared other, sub-par copies the last one I listened to was the first recording of this show I ever had on CD-R's. And I knew immediately this Antrabata copy was the best copy as far as sound goes and being ready to share without having to do more work on it. I was very happy to see they did what I was thinking of doing. They brought up the high frequencies slightly and they did it without distorting the bass frequencies and without introducing any audio clipping.
I am not sure how many sources (or different source recordings) there may be for this show. I'm in a hurry to get it uploaded this morning and just don't have time to research it. But from what I can tell, out of the seven or eight copies I have for this date, they all seem to be from the same source recording. I know due to the guy who yells out something like "Yeah" real loud as one song (I can't remember which at the moment) begins on CD 1.
I'd rate this one as a great to excellent at times recording primarily due to the lack of distortion and good mix. It is evenly recorded meaning it doesn't have a lot of audio change-ups in its sound and the recording sounds the same all the way through the show for the most part. It really is a clean recording from low generation (or possibly the master) tapes and there doesn't seem to be a lot of audience chatter heard. I haven't heard the whole show in a long time, but I've listened to a good portion of it again as I have been comparing and preparing this upload. The quieter moments are really excellent sounding too. The piano, keyboard, vocals, guitar, bass, and drums can be evenly heard.
The person requesting the show had told me that this is their favorite version of "No Quarter"that the band plays on this night. They eluded to the way Jimmy Page plays his solo in "No Quarter" and they stated there is something very unique in this version of the song that they haven't heard in any other versions played live. I'm actually listening to "No Quarter" again right now to see if I can catch what they were talking about.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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