I'm listening to this show right now because I have had it for a long time but I got a fresh EAC rip of it earlier today and it was done right. I've not really heard this show like I'm hearing it now because the previous copy I had was butchered by bad software and a person who didn't know how to accurately extract data from their discs.
A special thanks goes out to "Amduscia" for this EAC rip and share done the right way!
Wendy silver CD's > EAC > WAV > 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: March 5th, 1975
Location: Dallas, Texas
Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Title: Babushka Lady
Artwork: Yes (front only/please help if you can)
Size: 1.01 GB
101. Rock And Roll
102. Sick Again
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. In My Time Of Dying
105. The Song Remains The Same
106.The rain Song
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) 1975-03-05 Dallas, TX (SB/Wendy)
(2) 1975-03-05 Dallas, TX (SB/Wendy)
The show is a superb soundboard recording. EVSD had released a copy earlier that had micro gaps in the recording. Honestly, I have no clue what a micro gap is. Fans fixed it but then EVSD re-released the show again but fixed and with no micro gaps. And now they've done another re-release in one of their box sets that come with the 1975-03-05, 1975.03-04, and 1975-03-03 Dallas and Fort Worth shows.
There are also other labels that have released their work on these shows (except Fort Worth still) and all of the recordings sound great. But the word is that this Wendy Babushka Lady copy is the best sounding and cleanest version. And I have to agree with what I am hearing now. Without doing a full blown comparison with other copies I cannot say for sure. But I did do a comparison earlier today before I burned this copy and even on the PC Bose speakers the sound is better. And the mix I believe has a lot to do with the sound quality and how superb it is.
Babushka Lady reportedly is a reference to another woman that supposedly had photographed or filmed more detailed material when President John F Kennedy was shot on 1963-11-22 in Dallas, Texas and killed. I never knew this until earlier today as I was ready some posts on this question. The person who reported what the title was in reference to said they got the information from Wikipedia.com. And it makes perfect sense since the previous night in Dallas was titled Zapruder on the Wendy label. And we all know the Zapruder film is the most detailed and widely seen video of JFK's assassination out there. So I guess Wendy decided to use the JFK assassination as their theme for the release of these two Dallas shows. It's a good thing they didn't realize Kennedy had stayed in Fort Worth up until the point where he was killed almost. Oh, but wait! Wendy hasn't release the Fort Worth show (are they still releasing anything?).
I am really excited by how superb this show sounds. Unlike the EVSD copy where they over amplify parts of the show, and it still sounds good, Wendy has no clipping in the audio and it sounds like the mix brings out every instrument and vocals in a perfect fashion. It really is that much better the more I listen to the concert. I sure am glad "Amduscia" ripped his silver CD's and shared them the other day because this is the perfect mix and likely the very best recording of this Dallas show to date.
I'm listening to "Kashmir" right now and it is one of my least favorite Led Zeppelin songs. But in this copy I am hearing Page playing guitar that I have never heard in other mixes of this show. It is awesome sounding and really makes the song a lot better.
In closing, the mix here packs a powerful punch in all areas. The high frequencies are sharp, crisp, and very clean and the low frequencies are very powerful, not distorted, and the combination of the two sounds like the best mix of this show out there. The setlist is the same as the Fort Worth show but the sound here on this night as well as Robert Plant's voice definitely sounds better. And Fort Worth sounds superb too so that should tell you something about this Dallas show.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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