This Silver Rarities copy was a requested item from a good Led Zeppelin collector friend, and after finally getting the EAC rips done on the show and preparing it, I'm uploading it today. This is a great-to-excellent sounding recording but it is not the best copy as far as what is available nowadays. I have uploaded at least one, or maybe two, much better sounding copies here in the past. Do a search of the site by the 1979-07-23 date and you'll quickly find any other posts for the other copy or copies if you're looking for them.
I got this copy on silvers back in 2000 and this is the first time I've ripped them with EAC. The show is a great Led Zeppelin show too. Both this show and the one the next night night at the same location and venue were Led Zeppelin's first performances live since 1977-07-24 in Oakland, California. So this show was their first concert in two years (minus one day) since their last one.
Silver Rarities silver CD's > EAC (Secure Mode, Offset Correction) > WAV > TLH (to test for lossiness and other issues) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: July 23rd, 1979
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Venue: Falkoner Theatre
Title: Melancholy Danish Pageboys Part 1 & 2
Label: Silver Rarities (SIRA)
Artwork: Yes (with wrong date)
Size: 691 MB
101. The Song Remains The Same
102. Celebration Day
103. Black Dog
104. Nobody's Fault But Mine
105. Over The Hills And Far Away
106. Misty Mountain Hop
107. Since I've Been Loving You
108. No Quarter
109. Hot Dog
201. The Rain Song
202. White Summer ~ Black Mountain Side
204. Trampled Underfoot
205. Achilles Last Stand
206. Jimmy Page (violin bow guitar solo)
207. In The Evening
208. Stairway To Heaven
209. Rock And Roll
(1) 1979-07-23 Copenhagen (AUD/Bootradr Silver EAC Rip/SIRA)
(1) 1979-07-23 Copenhagen (AUD/Bootradr Silver EAC Rip/SIRA) (Mirror)
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The waveform looks perfectly fine and Silver Rarities (SIRA) is known for not messing with audio a lot if at all. I'm sure they likely did something to the audio but I cannot say for sure. There is no audio clipping and the sound is very enjoyable.
One thing I had forgotten about in this SIRA two disc (two separate CD's in two separate cases...Part 1 is CD 1 & Part 2 is CD 2) is that this specific recording was obviously ripped from an LP source. These light pops can be fixed in most case but I left this recording "as is". The pops heard are not very bad and are more noticeable in between songs when there is no music playing. You can still hear small pops in the music sections too however throughout various parts of the show. But seriously, they are not horrible or like a "snap, crackle, & pop" kind of listening that ruins the show because it is so bad.
There are a few short cuts in the audio like the transition between "Since I've Been Loving You" and "No Quarter". You don't miss any music and it is just any talking that may have been going on that is missing. It may have been a tape flip? There is a short dropout in "The Rain Song" but the music can still be barely heard in the dropout too. It is a split second dropout.
There are three mistakes on the artwork. The first is the date (the show is listed as a day later on the artwork). The second is the song "No Quarter" is spelled "No Quater" and the third is it shows "Moby Dick into" at the end of the violin bow solo. "Moby Dick" is nowhere in the recording and it is just the beginning part of "In The Evening" that should have been tracked with that song instead of having it be part of Page's violin bow solo ending. Anyone familiar with how "In The Evening" begins live knows the drums part and that is what SIRA thought was "Moby Dick". "Moby Dick" was not even played on this night!
The two Copenhagen 1979 shows are my favorite versions of the latter days of the band. They still played some earlier songs and they still played "No Quarter" too. Remember, Led Zeppelin dropped "Dazed and Confused" (they never should have) after the 1975-05-25 Earl's Court show. And after these four 1979 concerts they did the same thing with "No Quarter" (again, something they should have never done). So two staples in the Led Zeppelin setlist, "Dazed and Confused" and "No Quarter", were dropped by the time the 1980 tour had started. So this show being shared today is the fourth from last time Led Zeppelin played "No Quarter" live other than in their 2007-12-10 final concert and reunion.
Led Zeppelin only played four shows in 1979. They were the two Copenhagen, Denmark shows (this being the first night) and the 1979-08-04 Knebworth and 1979-08-11 Knebworth concerts. These Copenhagen shows are often referred to as the "Copenhagen Warmups" and that refers to the band warming up and getting ready for their two Knebworth shows as well as their 1980 tour the following year. They wanted to play live since it had been two years since they had. So they did this in Copenhagen and warmed up as well as got a crowd reaction to their music and a few new songs.
Some of this music is new and it is the first time it had ever been played live. All four Led Zeppelin 1979 shows were played before the LP In Through The Out Door was released. In fact, this was very common for the band to do and the LP was released only a few days after the last Knebworth Festival show.
It has been really nice listening to this show again, or more specifically this copy of the show, since I haven't heard it in a number of years.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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