I'm uploading this at the request of a fellow collector who asked for some specific 1996 and 1998 Page and Plant DVD's over on the BBBB Facebook page. So there will be more DVD's to follow in the upcoming weeks from this period of Page and Plant performances.
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Artist: Page & Plant
Date: February 17th, 1996
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Venue: Century Hall
Label: Third Eye Remaster (2006)
Title: Nagoya, Japan 2/17/96
DVD Size: 4.30 GB
Type: AUD Shot (from video screen)
Resolution: 720 x 480
Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
Bitrate: 8000 kbps
Audio Type: SB
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Bitrate: 1536 kbps
03. Bring It On Home
04. Custard Pie
05. Ramble On
07. Thank You
08. hurdy gurdy (instrument solo)
09. Gallows Pole
10. The Rain Song
11. The Song Remains The Same
12. Tea For One
13. Dancing Days
14. Egyptian Pharaohs intro
15. In The Evening
16. Four Sticks
18. Celebration Day
19. Black Dog
20. Rock And Roll
(1) 1996-02-17 Nagoya (AUD Shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
(2) 1996-02-17 Nagoya (AUD Shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
(3) 1996-02-17 Nagoya (AUD Shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
(4) 1996-02-17 Nagoya (AUD Shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
(5) 1996-02-17 Nagoya (AUD Shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
Since I have had a little difficulty getting back into the swing of daily uploads, and since the actual write up is one of the things in preparing each post that takes some time, I'll likely keep uploading the DVD video uploads "as is" in order to save time. In other words, as long as the file set is already in order and contains a decent information file explaining things, rather than taking the extra time to wait until I do my write up I will just upload the file set the way I have it stored and that way I can let if upload while I'm doing other things preparing the upload or even overnight while I sleep so it will be ready after I get my post made and save some time.
There is something confusing and weird as the DVD starts playing. It says Page and Plant Osaka and not Nagoya like it the show actually is. I don't know if this is a Third Eye oversight or just why this occurs. But it is Nagoya in the video.
The first 3 minutes, 16 seconds played in the video may make you think you're watching a DVD-A because there is no video and the screen just shows the Jimmy Page Zoso emblem with the the Robert Plant leaf under it. But I guess it is this way because there is no video for the very beginning of the show possibly? And the video starts off not too professional looking and the taper is filming both the band on stage and then the projection screen and the video is all over the place for a while. It's shaky and not on target. It is obviously a handheld video and not a tripod shot video like at least one of the other Page and Plant Tokyo 1996 shows earlier in the tour was. The corners of the video screen can be seen and the video is a lighter, faded tone when the screen is what is being used to film from. The whole show from what I can tell is pretty much from the filming of the screen as I look at each song. And many times the heads are cut off in what is being filmed and the bottom or even top of the projection screen's borders are seen. It is not a good video job but the audio is superb and it can still be enjoyed.
It's really too bad it had to be done this way and I'm not 100% sure why it was either. But I'm guessing the taper didn't have a good seat where they could film the stage even though a lot of times you can see the stage in the background as the camerawork moves around filming the video screen. So who really knows? It is very difficult to zoom in and film a screen with a handheld camera in case anyone has never tried it!
The real saving grace for the whole project is the superb LPCM (instead of the AC3 192 kbps used on some Third Eye remasters) audio. It really is superb sounding, mixed very well, and it just sounds really nice.
With all of the Third Eye Page and Plant DVD productions out there that are really excellent ones, he must have had a good reason to have filmed this one the way he did I am thinking. I'm not complaining at all about it and I appreciate that we have it. But if the video is what you are getting it for, well, you may be disappointed. The video is not horrific but it is not great either due to the fact it is video being filmed off of the video screen at the venue. And by the way, there are times where it looks like the video screen is not being used and the taper is filming directly from the stage. But it does look like there is someone's head blocking the mid section of the video and it does look like the seating may very well have been the issue and why this is mostly filmed off of a video screen. It's been a long time since I've watched this video and I noticed this today as I was sampling through the DVD around the song "Tea For One" and in some other areas too.
There aretwo more thing I wanted to mention. A lot of the Third Eye DVD's have bonus material at the end of the show. But this one does not. It is strictly the concert and that is it. And the second thing I wanted to mention is the download has no artwork in it. It didn't have it when I got it, and since I uploaded it "as is" to save time, it doesn't contain any artwork. But I did look online as I was preparing the show and found the artwork which you'll see below. So if you want any artwork, you'll just need to download it at the bottom of the post of look over on Zepart.com and find it there where I did.
Thanks goes out to "Amduscia" for sharing this DVD set with all of us as he has with so many other shows too!
I hope you enjoy the show...
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!!!