This is a great-to-excellent sounding two sources mix of the show. I wish I knew who did the work but I do not have that information. The way it is put together, I imagine somebody over on R-O did the work and created the project. This is a very enjoyable listen!
The band had a special guest join them on the final song, "Whole Lotta Love", in this show. Band Company member Simon Kirke sat in with Led Zeppelin and played on the final song closing out the show on this Saturday night in 1980.
There was no artwork for this specific two source mix but I did find some for another two source mix. The only difference is the Source 1 material used and mentioned on it was second generation material and not first generation material like this mix being shared used. I'll include it but just keep this in mind.
(1) AUD Source 1 1st Gen cassette > CD-R (6) > EAC > WAV > FLAC
(2) AUD Source 2 3rd Gen cassette > ?? > CD-R > EAC > WAV > FLAC
(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
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: July 5th, 1980
Location: Munich, Germany
Source: AUD (Source 1 1st Gen & Source 2 3rd Gen Mix)
Artwork: Yes (not an exact Source 1 information match)
Size: 690 MB
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
201. White Summer ~ Black Mountain Side
203. Stairway To Heaven
204. Rock And Roll
205. Whole Lotta Love
(1) 1980-07-05 Munich, Germany (AUD 2 Source Mix)
(1) 1980-07-05 Munich, Germany (AUD 2 Source Mix) (Mirror)
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The waveform looks nice with no audio clipping or brickwalling. The sound is great most of the time but it has its excellent moments too like in "All My Love". Source 1 in this two source mix is from a first generation transfer and Source 2 is from a third generation transfer.
The crowd can be heard clapping and talking sometimes and it isn't as clean of a recording as some other audience recordings are. But it still is very nice.
I'm listening to Page's guitar solo now in "Trampled Underfoot" and it seems clean and up front. The mix is a good one and you can hear the whole band in their individual singing and instrument playing throughout the whole concert. But it could use a good Winston Remasters working to make it into a much better sounding show also.
As with many shows, the sound starts off not sounding as good as it gets a few songs into the show. The sound does improve after "Train Kept A Rollin'" and even a little more again just a little bit further into the show.
There is not a lot of hiss in the recording and yet you can hear there is some there. I'm wondering if the audio was worked on to make it less hissy? I cannot say for sure but the high frequencies do sound like they may be tampered with a small amount and this would be a likely result of trying to remove some of the tape hiss. Once again, this is speculation on my part and I may be way off in thinking this? It just sounds like a possibility to my ears. Sometimes the high frequencies seem to be more prevalent than others and it could simply be from something such as the person taping the show trying to keep a microphone hidden and not pointing it with a clean and clear line of sight towards the stage? Who knows, but it sounds great still.
The crowd seems very manageable and they don't interfere much in the audio. You can hear close by people clapping in between and during some songs as I already mentioned and you also hear a few comments every so often. They can be heard and yet they aren't the annoying show ruining kind of audience interference thankfully.
Source 1 is the primary audio source and Source 2 is used for patching any missing moments. So this really is most all Source 1 that you hear. The recording was shared as a matrix over on Dime but this does not appear to be a matrix recording and it sounds like it is just a mix with the two audience sources used. The text file has no information calling it a matrix at all either.
I like the start of "Since I've Been Loving You" in this show. It is a little different and a little slower and sadder sounding as it starts out. This song, "Stairway To Heaven", and "Whole Lotta Love" are my favorite songs from this final 1980 tour in Europe. These are all old classics from the band but they all have something new in the way they were being played at the time.
At the end of "Since I've Been Loving You" Robert Plant says something a little prophetic regarding the tour. He says, "...it's getting a little bit towards the end, we got one more show after this and then who knows, you know? Perhaps we'll have to do another one after that one". But as all Led Zeppelin fans know, they never got a chance to do another one after the 1980-05-07 show Plant mentions. As the band was preparing to come to the Unites states for the tour they planned John Bonham died. So the "who knows" part of what he said really rings true sadly enough.
Nobody knew John Bonham was about to die and there would be no more Led Zeppelin as of his death. The various reunions, most just two to five songs and with other artists sometimes joining in and of course filling in (for John Bonham) were many years later and the final Led Zeppelin reunion and first real concert performance was not until 2007-12-10 or some 27 years later. They ended the Led Zeppelin legacy right with John Bonham's son, Jason Bonham, replacing his dad on the drums. Nobody knows what tomorrow has in store for them and Led Zeppelin surely did not know they were playing their second from last show on this night in Munich, Germany.
The band sounds like they were doing an excellent job in their performance in this show. Robert Plant's voice sounds really good and so does Jimmy Page's playing. It sounds like it was a really tight show and one that everything just flowed along very smoothly in. And they were only one show away from wrapping up their 1980 European tour now. So the next upload (of course) will be of that last show Led Zeppelin ever played with John Henry Bonham. It was in Berlin, Germany on 1980-07-07.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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