Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Led Zeppelin: 1980-06-23 Bremen, Germany (FLAC_SB/AUD Both 1st Gen Mix & Remaster_2 CD)

Here is another long requested 1980 Led Zeppelin show I've never uploaded any copies of (yet) from the band's final tour.  This is the Winston Remasters copy of the Bremen, Germany show using first generation sources for both the soundboard and audience recordings mixed to form an almost complete (minus 10 - 15 seconds according to Winston remasters) show.  This is mostly a soundboard recording.  And it sounds excellent too!

LINEAGE:
(1) SB: 1st Gen cassette > DAT (2) > remaster
(2) AUD: 1st Gen cassette > DAT (2) > 2 CD-R (3) > remaster
(3)
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 (copy & paste of Winston Remasters text file):
"Sources Digitally Enhanced with Samplitude."


DETAILS:
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: June 23rd, 1980
Location: Bremen, Germany
Venue: Stadthalle
Title: Live Omega # 5

Label: Winston Remasters
Source: SB/AUD (Remastered 2 Source Mix of 1st Gen Sources)
Format: FLAC
CD's: 2
Artwork: Yes
Size: 637 MB
Length: 113:23:07


SETLIST:

CD 1:
101. Train Kept A Rollin'
102. Nobody's Fault But Mine

103. Black Dog
104. In The Evening

105. The Rain Song
106. Hot Dog
107. All My Love
108. Trampled Underfoot
109. Since I've Been Loving You
110. Achilles Last Stand

CD 2:
201. White Summer
202. Black Mountain Side
203. Kashmir
204. Stairway To Heaven
205. Rock And Roll
206. Heartbreaker


LINK:
(1) 1980-06-23 Bremen, Germany (SB/AUD 2 Source Mix)

MIRROR:
(1) 1980-06-23 Bremen, Germany (SB/AUD 2 Source Mix) (Mirror)

NOTE:
I'm using a free Mega account as a mirror in this upload.  Those of you downloading please leave me a message here or on the Facebook (Community Group or Secret Group) letting me know what works best as far as the links go.  I eventually plan on adding a secondary mirror site to my posts as I've always had until the last year or so.  Your opinion will help me help you.


As one might expect, the waveform looks great with no audio clipping.  The waveform shows more amplification in this show than last night's Rotterdam upload.  But there is no audio clipping and there doesn't appear to be any compression or limiting as far as I can tell of the audio either.  Winston Remasters is well known for remastering and making some great sounding upgrades to Led Zeppelin shows and this one is no exception.

As I listen to the show and prepare this post, I did notice the beginning audio from the soundboard section sounds as if the audio is still being managed of messed with a little bit.  At one point, John Bonham's drums get really loud.  But it is quickly adjusted and the rest sounds just fine.  I'm sure this is from the source that recorded the soundboard audio on this night.

The audience source for the show is first generation as well as the soundboard but it is only a good-to-great sounding audio.  You really first hear the patch with the audience recording used during music in "Tramples Underfoot" and it makes you really glad we have the soundboard for the most of the show.  It isn't horrible audience audio  sound wise and you can still hear the mix well enough.  It is just a drastic snap from the soundboard to the lesser sounding audience recording and it makes you glad to have such a great sounding show
(and more complete than if there was no audience source) for the most part.

Unlike last night's upload of the Rotterdam 1980 show, this one musically starts out with the soundboard.  The audience portions in the mix are mostly in between songs it sounds like.  The Rotterdam 1980 show had a few songs that were from one of the two audience sources for the first few songs.  This show today seems to be a lot more complete from the soundboard recording perspective.

The mix sounds very nice once the show gets started and all vocals and instruments can be heard cleanly and evenly.  Even the comments from John Bonham and Jimmy Page's talking, something he seldom did on stage prior to 1980, are up front and easily discernible (well, Bonham's always hard to understand but you get the point).  Page's guitar is really clean and the rest of the band can be heard better in the mix than in a lot of the shows on this tour in Europe.

There is a tape glitch where a channel drops in "Hot Dog" for just a second and the balance shifts to the right channel.  But these are expected types of issues with old analog tapes too.  There are some spots where the sound does change slightly also.  I don't know if this is something caused by the soundman adjusting the soundboard or just why it's present but it is really minor stuff and doesn't ruin the show or enjoyment of it at all.  Many will never even notice it most likely.

The band sounds tight but loose on this night.  Plant seems to be on key and the band seems to be playing in synchronization.  There are a few exceptions where a line is forgotten for a split second it sounds like or Page doesn't come in at the right second with his guitar or John Paul Jones on his keyboards.  But this is not sloppy playing and it is how Led Zeppelin always did things.  That is the loose part of the show I guess.  And since the sound is so evenly mixed with the vocals and instruments it is very easy to hear any of the tight and/or loose moments in this show.

It's just too bad this was getting closer and closer to John Bonham's death in just over three more months.  The end was drawing near for Led Zeppelin's live shows.

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr


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