(1) Concert: PAL Hi-8 Master > 1st. Gen PAL VHS Tape (Sony Excellence)
(2) Bonus: PAL Hi-8 Master > 1st. Gen PAL VHS Tape (Sony Excellence)
(3) transfers: 1st. Gen PAL VHS-Tape via Panasonic NV-HS950 Hi-Fi Stereo SVHS VCR > SVHS cable for video / stereo cinch cable for audio > Terratec Grabster AV400 > USB 2.0 cable > PC > TMPG DVD-Author 1.6 for DVD authoring >
(4) me > TLH (to create new md5 checksum file) > you
Artist: Page & Plant
Date: November 19th, 1998
Location: Milano, Italy
Label: Lords of Justice Production (for the Armored Saint)
Title: Walking Into Everywhere 1998
DVD's: 1 DL DVD
DVD Size: 6.47 GB
(a) concert: 114:54
(b) bonuses: 14:19
(c) approximately 130 minutes total time
Type: AUD Shot & Pro Shot/TV
Resolution: 720 x 576
Frame Rate: 25 fps
Bitrate: 9000 kbps
Audio Type: AUD Camera & TV (for bonus material)
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Bitrate: 384 kbps
02. The Wanton Song
04. Ramble On
05. Walking Into Clarksdale
06. No Quarter
07. When The World Was Young
08. Going To California
10. Gallows Pole
11. Heart In Your Hand
12. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
13. Most High
14. How Many More Times (medley)
15. I Can't Quit You Baby
16. Whole Lotta Love
17. Rock And Roll
18. Italian TV TMC2 special including:
(a) Page & Plant backstage meeting with Italian fans and interviews
(b) live snippets of "Wanton Song" and "Heartbreaker"
"No Quarter" YouTube Sample
(1) 1998-11-19 Milano, Italy (AUD Shot DL DVD)
(2) 1998-11-19 Milano, Italy (AUD Shot DL DVD)
(3) 1998-11-19 Milano, Italy (AUD Shot DL DVD)
(4) 1998-11-19 Milano, Italy (AUD Shot DL DVD)
(5) 1998-11-19 Milano, Italy (AUD Shot DL DVD)
(6) 1998-11-19 Milano, Italy (AUD Shot DL DVD)
(7) 1998-11-19 Milano, Italy (AUD Shot DL DVD)
The audio is very good and on the great-to-excellent side of things I'd say. It too isn't without flaws but they are the kind of flaws I can deal with too. The audience is very excited but the recording seems to be pretty well balanced in not having a lot of audience noise during the music. The audio is straight from the video recorder's audio track on the master VHS. There seems to be some distortion in places but it is not bad and that would be almost expected using an older 1980's - 1990's VHS video camera.
As I mentioned already, the video goes between real clean and sharp video to a grainy, pixilated looking video throughout the show. I'm not sure of the cause but the sharing party I got the show through mentions they think it was due to a camera malfunction. I don't think this is the case however. To me, this seems more like a lighting issue as well as the generation of the tape too. It may even be an interference introduced in the transfer of the video tape when it was done or possibly heads that needed cleaning that could have caused the issue? The camera's chip set (and it may not have had one) may have been an issue too but the drastic change I believe is due to this tape's transfer and generation most likely.
There are some tracking issues at the bottom of the screen but they take up a small portion of the screen and again do not ruin anything. A good head cleaning might have fixed that on the video recorder or the SVHS recorder it had been transferred too? It's all speculation on my part of course and this is not meant to belittle the great quality and job done on this DVD project either. I've just seen similar issues occur when I had old VHS recorders with heads needing cleaning or even adjustments and alignments in years past. I have a room right now with about 6 - 10 4-head Hi-Fi VHS recorders in it and even an SVHS recorder that all work great. They just need head cleaning and alignment of heads to function at 100% full quality and nowadays you have to do this stuff yourself since repair shops have disappeared in today's disposable digital society.
The video is listed as a first generation VHS tape that was transferred correctly and digitally to a digital PC format. But I think the generation may be a little higher than what the party building the DVD was originally told most likely. I could be wrong though. I'll upload a sample of my favorite song in this show and most of it is in the higher quality, cleaner looking moments too. But you should see the moments where the video changes and looks grainy with no question of where it may be.
The band sounds especially superb on this night and they seem very musically charged! Jimmy Page especially does and he plays like he is playing in a 1975 Led Zeppelin show more that like in a 1998 Page & Plant show it seems. He is putting his heart and soul into the music and the solos are longer in many songs as well. Just when you think he's about to finish up and get back into the chorus of the song, he adds something new and picks it all up again just like he did in the day. "No Quarter" is one of the best versions of the song played on the tour I believe and what makes it great for me is Page's long and awesome solo and what he puts into it. "Babe I'm Going To Leave You" is the same and he plays it with a longer version of the 1998 additional part he added in during the tour. Robert Plant sounds like he is having a great time and feeling a little nostalgic or in the "Zep Daze" too it seems. The rest of the band is doing an excellent job as well and there is some really great, John Bonham looking almost, video of the late Michael Lee banging away on the drums at full speed and force very powerfully. I was always amazed by how well he pulled off taking over John Bonham's shoes in the two tours Page & Plant used him on their two tours. There is no replacing John Bonham of course. But if you needed someone to try and do an excellent job, well Michael Lee was the guy I think.
I really wish I had been able to have watched this full show again before uploading it overnight. It has been a few years since I've seen it from start to finish. But I did watch a good amount of it last night and some as I was sick and trying to recover from a 7 day stomach virus over the last week. It was hard to pay attention to anything as I slept on the couch and kept running back and forth to the restroom all week. But I did get to lay back and listen and enjoy it through the home setup off and on.
I'm really grateful to "ZoSo64" for sharing this DL DVD in February of 2010 on Dime and all thanks for sharing it. He not only shared it but he also built the DVD using high quality methods and he created the artwork for the show too. He was unable to recall the information on the Italian taper that recorded the show and he got it from. But a huge thanks goes out to him too!
I hope you enjoy the show...
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