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Notes from "Winston Remasters" (copy & paste):
"Sources Digitally Enhanced with Samplitude.
Please Note: Millard Marking after Tape flip Between Kashmir - Trampled Underfoot (Left it alone)"
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: June 25th, 1977
Location: Los Angeles, California
Venue: The Forum
Title: Mike The Mike
Label: Winston Remasters (of a Mike Millard recording)
Source: AUD 1st Gen (Hi-Fi VHS)
Size: 1.25 GB
101. The Song Remains The Same
102. Sick Again
103. Nobody's Fault But Mine
104. In My Time Of Dying
105. Since I've Been Loving You
106. No Quarter
201. Ten Years Gone
202. The Battle Of Evermore
203. Going To California
204. Black Country Woman
205. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
206. White Summer
207. Black Mountain Side
209. Trampled Underfoot
301. Over The Top
302. Jimmy Page (violin bow solo)
303. Achilles Last Stand
304. Stairway To Heaven
305. Whole Lotta Love
306. Communication Breakdown
(1) 1977-06-25 Los Angeles, CA (AUD 1st Gen/Millard & Winston Remasters)
(2) 1977-06-25 Los Angeles, CA (AUD 1st Gen/Millard & Winston Remasters)
The audio sounds excellent-to-superb in this recording and the waveform looks perfect as well with no issues such as audio clipping. And as always, Winston Remasters does another great job on this 2007 remaster.
On 2013-09-02, Winston Remasters released another project of this same source and show. He noted he "cleaned" it up and included some details (below) of things he did to the recording. I haven't found out yet if he cleaned up the copy I'm sharing here today or if he started from scratch.
Winston Remasters 2013 "Cleaned" Copy Info (copy & paste):
"HiFi VHS machines used for both recording and transferring: Mitsubishi HiFi VCR's
Soundcard: ECHO MIA with Purewave feature
Transferred at 24bit/96kHz
Restoration at 24/96:
1. VHS tracking static cleaned up using a pencil tool
2. Light hiss reduction using a Sound Forge 2.0 Noise Reduction plugin (many very small passes)
3. Hum removal using Waves hum removal plugin
Resampling to 44.100 using Izotope 64-Bit SRC with anti-alaising at the highest quality setting
Dithering to 16 bit using Samplitude 11 with Triangular spread noise (Standard Dithering)"
I think both copies by Winston Remasters are excellent. And to be honest, I may even like the 2007 remaster being uploaded here right now a little better. I think the higher frequencies are heard better even if it does introduce a little more hiss (nothing too bad at all). But both copies are great and I went ahead and uploaded the 2007 copy/project first because I'd started working on getting it ready a week ago. I can upload the 2013 copy too in the future. Maybe I can do it on the shows 39th anniversary this year?
This is another show/date of Led Zeppelin's I have never uploaded before. There are still two more from the six The Forum shows, the June 26th and 27th shows in Los Angeles, I have not uploaded before either. While they are not exactly rare in the sense there are many copies, versions, and even a few sources for them available (and they have been for years), I just never realized I had not uploaded these shows before so at the request of "ZOSO1000" I am now. And the great news is all of the six Los Angeles 1977 shows sound excellent to superb also and are great, long recordings to listen to!
I hope you enjoy the show...
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