But nobody seems to be able to find a copy of the source 2 material on its own and a number of people are looking and hoping to find the full source 2 (or whatever exists from it) recording. If you can help out, please leave a comment here on this blog site and let me know. The best way for you to reach me is to leave a comment or send me a private message on my Bootradr's Blind Boot Blog Facebook Community Group page HERE and then we can talk via PM. Or, if you have another way you'd like to contact me about the source 2 recording, just let me know and we'll work something out.
This recording being shared today is source 1 only and it is the dadgad remaster of the 2nd generation source 1 audience tape. A more recent and edited ( but unaltered as far as the sound goes) copy of this same source, and it is one from a 1st generation tape copy, was shared last year. I'm not uploading that copy because it is the raw and unaltered audio which is far less superior sounding than this 2nd generation (same source) remastered copy.
Most of what was edited in the 2015 copy share will be discussed in short detail below. I want to get on to providing the details and getting this copy of the show uploaded now however.
2nd Gen tapes > DAT > CD-R > Adobe Audition 2.0 (for remastering) > 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
Notes from "dadgad prod." (copy & paste):
"The remaster has revealed a nice sounding tape buried under the original muddy transfer, you can even hear John Bonham's bass drum pedal squeal in SIBLY just like on Led Zeppelin III. Includes also one of the longest STH ever."
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: June 26th, 1977
Location: Los Angeles, California
Venue: The Forum
Title: Take The High Road
Label: dadgad (Remaster)
Source: AUD 2nd Gen (Source 1)
Size: 1.03 GB
101. The Song Remains The Same
102. Sick Again
103. Nobody's Fault But Mine
104. Over The Hills And Far Away
105. Since I've Been Loving You
106. No Quarter
201. Ten Years Gone
202. The Battle Of Evermore
203. Going To California
204. That's Alright Mama
205. Black Country Woman
206. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
207. White Summer/Black Mountain Side
301. Moby Dick
302. Jimmy Page (violin bow solo incl. "Take The High Road")
303. Achilles Last Stand
304. Stairway To Heaven
305. It'll Be Me
(1) 1977-06-26 Los Angeles, CA (AUD 2nd Gen Source 1/dadgad Remaster)
(2) 1977-06-26 Los Angeles, CA (AUD 2nd Gen Source 1/dadgad Remaster)
This 2007 dadgad remaster being shared here is most likely the best sounding copy of the show right now (or at least that I know of). It ranges from great to excellent and it is so much better sounding than the 2015 unaltered audio/sound copy shared. There are some faults in this copy however and I'll describe them in a minute. As for the waveform, this copy looks perfect with no audio clipping or issues I could see. This remastered copy being shared was created in March of 2007.
One issue with this copy being shared is it has some repetitious parts in the recording that were not removed. They were fixed and removed in the 2015 edit of the two source mix of the show but not in this remastered copy. Here is a copy and paste of some notes in dadgad's 2015 text file:
Repeated material (WS/BMS and OTT: 14 mins and 22 secs total) and digital silences (24 secs total) edited out with Adobe Audition 3.0.1"
So this recording being shared today, while sounding better, has almost 15 minutes of repeats and some silence in it. And it is not as complete as the 2015 edit because the newer edit uses parts from source 2 to fill in gaps or missing material not in source 1. Here is another copy and paste from dadgad's 2015 post of the edited copy:
"Original comments: On the original transfer there's a small cut at the beginning of Kashmir; I patched in the missing portion of music taking it from ton185's 2nd gen transfer of the same source torrented by pmonk66 at TTD. The remaining of the transfer is unaltered."
You have to remember though that the italicized comments copied and pasted are from the 2015 edited copy's text file that does not sound as good as this (believed to be) 2007 remastered copy being uploaded now. What needs to be done in the future is the same thing that was done to the 2015 edit. We need the 2015 processes done to this 2007 remastered copy.
I could go on talking about this show, source, edits, etc and still not mention everything I want to say. I am tired and I am wrapping up this post so I can upload it.
This 1977-06-26 recording is NOT as good of a sounding show as the last night 1977-06-25 show I uploaded. I was mistaken when I stated everything from 1977-06-25 on was better sounding (and 1977-06-25 sounded excellent too). This show being shared today is what I call great-to-excellent and to me I love that range in quality. I personally rate it higher for my own self. But since I'm trying to keep some sort of scale others can judge by, well, I'll stick to my great-to-excellent rating for the 1977-06-26 upload today.
I have heard some copies of this show that are horrible sounding and some that are much better. But it does seem no matter what copy we get or hear, they all are likely from source 1 now and just different generations, mixes, etc have been introduced. My two favorites for this show are this copy and the Silver Rarities (SIRA) Sundazed copy. Both are excellent but I think dadgad's low generation copy here has much cleaner high end frequencies he brought out when he remastered the audio. He really did a superb job because I have the unaltered copy of this audio in two different states (source 1 unaltered and source 1 & 2 mix unaltered) of pre-remastering processing and they sound nothing near as good as his final project being uploaded now..
I hope you enjoy the show...
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