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The best concert recording I've ever seen !

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Yes there was a lot of hype, yes they took nearly five years to produce the recording BUT it is without doubt the best recording of a concert that I've ever seen !

I was fortunate to have a 'VIP' seat in the centre of the auditorium and to my utter amazement there was no chattering or rustling crisp packets. My only complaint is that I'd have liked it to be louder - it was definitely louder than the cinemas normal offerings but I left without my ears ringing which was always part of my previous experiences of the band during the 70's punk.gif

From a technical perspective Plant's voice hasn't quite got the range and power that it used to have and Jimmy Page isn't as dexterous as he was in days gone by but that's really not surprising given that Page is 68 and Plant is 64. Jason Bonham filled his late father's place on the drums admirably and delivered a performance worthy of Bonzo himself. John Paul Jones was solid and reliable as ever - effortlessly switching between at least three different bass guitars and keyboards at will.

If you have the slightest liking for Led Zeppelin I'd recommend buying the DVD when it's released (Next month I think). I believe there may be another showing at some cinemas on Friday but I think that will be the last chance to see it on a big screen.

Now more than ever I wish I'd got lucky in the draw for the concert tickets - I wouldn't have gone but Paul and Dave would have had the opportunity to see the closest thing to the finest rock band the world has ever seen.

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Ta for the report Bob, glad you enjoyed the show. Needless to say, when the BluRay/DVD goes on sale I'll be first in the queue!

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Me too, can't wait.

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Very good concert, and I'll be putting it on my letter to santa, but for me the best concert ever was The Wall, live in Berlin. An absolute one off, and best of all, had the joy of working just outside Berlin at the time, and was given free ticket by the manager of the printworks, somehow he got several, also paid for transport to and from town, meal afterwards oh, and some beer vouchers. Not that that added to a truely awe inspiring concert, Cindy Lauper and a Russian marching band on the same stage?, wow

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From a technical perspective Plant's voice hasn't quite got the range and power that it used to have and Jimmy Page isn't as dexterous as he was in days gone by but that's really not surprising given that Page is 68 and Plant is 64. Jason Bonham filled his late father's place on the drums admirably and delivered a performance worthy of Bonzo himself. John Paul Jones was solid and reliable as ever - effortlessly switching between at least three different bass guitars and keyboards at will.

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cant wait until i can see this, and will no doubt agree about the voice of Plant and the fingers of Page.

Are still my favorite Rock Band.

Always have been.always will be

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Beyond doubt they are my favourite band but neither of the two gigs I saw in the 70's were the best I've seen and neither was Floyds final performance of Dark Side of the Moon - the honour of best gig went to Jethro Tull at the Empire Pool Wembley in '72 !

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I pre-ordered my copy last night - but I chose the PAL version whistling.gif

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Me too , i have not seen the film, but i was at the Pink Floyd concert at Earls Court that was recorded and later released as the Pulse DVD.

I rather hope that the Led Zep recording is better than that one.

Phil.

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Queen at Wembley takes some beating IMO!

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Queen at Wembley takes some beating IMO!

We've got that in the caravan - never fails to lift a wet dark night.

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Me too , i have not seen the film, but i was at the Pink Floyd concert at Earls Court that was recorded and later released as the Pulse DVD.

I rather hope that the Led Zep recording is better than that one.

Phil.

I was there too Phil. Remember the bloke in a 'T' shirt and jeans?

The 'Pulse' concert originally appeared on laserdisc and it was excellent. I waited patiently for the much-delayed DVD which for some reason they decided to make 4:3 and use different cuts of the film. Vastly inferior to the laserdisc and a huge disappointment.

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One of the best concerts I saw was Hawkwind. The stage set up was amazing. I actually saw them three years in a row.

Led Zep are still one of my favourite bands, even the kids like some of the tracks. I've always been a huge fan of Jethro Tull. Did any one see the documentary Fish Sheep and Rock n Roll about Tull.

Nice to see some rockers on here. Happy days. Oh god I know can't stop humming Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die and Aqualung has just popped up in to the mix as well with a hint of the Battle of Evermore. Hmm off to have a curry.

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On the subject of Tull: I generally avoid the so-called 'Remaster" copies of old recordings because they're usually over-compressed cr*p. However, the latest "Aqualung" remaster, done by Steven Wilson, is quite superb and highly recommended.

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Black Sabbath, (open air) Seabathing Lake- Prince's Park, Southport - 30th September 1970.

T'was my first concert (and thereby my best) at the age of 16.

Slept on the beach that night in a sleeping bag I "borrowed" from my younger sister.

Mum and Dad were not impressed when I came home next day (after staying at my mates house!!!!!) with tiny burn holes in the sleeping bag caused by sparks from the bonfire we had on the beach!

Don't think I'm any more mature now!!!!

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AC/DC - Highway to Hell Tour '79 at Bingley Hall, Stafford was my first and to-date best gig... have since followed 'DC all round the globe but as good as they are with Brian Johnson, I still prefer the old Bon Scott material... happy days !

For those about to rock, we salute you!!!

Tony, i remember seeing the bloke in the t shirt and jeans!! small world.

On the subject of best concerts, i used to live in Leeds there was a venue there called the Queens Hall which was basically the old tram shed. The accoustics were dreadfull, but the atmosphere, i saw Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, the Faces, Genesis, Mott the Hoople plus many more there, however, the best concert ever had to be The Who at Leeds Uni Students Union it was recorded and was later issued as probably one of the best ever live albums, The Who Live at Leeds what a night that was!

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Yes wish I had been at any of the Led Zep or Pink Floyd concerts..........best for me was Johnny Cash at Albert Hall, worst was Bill Haley same venue...but I might be that bit older.............others than impressed MJQ at Newcastle, Stan Kenton same venue.....

Humphrey Lyttleton Big Band at 100 Club.......Ma Rainey at Ronnie Scotts..

Another 'tack' February 24th 1959 Middlesbrough Town Hall...Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Men...with Sonnie Terry & Brownie McGee......we went for a good few pints with them afterwards at the Central Hotel opposite....one of the best draught Bass houses ever.........what a night!

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to keep this up top and a taster as this is released soon................................turn up the volume

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khf8hw14Mwg&feature=relmfu

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Brilliant....no sound on Black Dog with me....Kashmir excellent but as I am running less than 1MB here it takes a long time on YouTube!

rgds

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Geoff, strange that you didn't like Bill Haley - I didn't have much time for him when I was young but he was on the bill at the London Rock and Roll show and I changed my mind totally !

Rather amusing that both Gary Glitter and Little Richard were beer canned off stage. Screaming Lord Sutch made the front pages of the Sunday papers as he had a couple of strippers performing on stage (Funny as hell as was the part where he was waving a huge axe over his head while chasing an Alice Cooper look alike screaming "I'm going to cut your balls off Cooper !"). The highlights were undoubtedly Jerry Lee and Chuck Berry but Bill Haley and the Comets were surprisingly impressive.

All in all a great day - even if it did cost me £3.50 !

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Talking of girls on stage...do you remember Stacia who 'sang' with Hawkwind circa 1972/3!!

geoff

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The first concert I went to was The Damned at Wigan Casino in 1978.

The last was Faith No More at Hammersmith Apollo in July this year.

But the best was Frank Zappa at Hammersmith Odeon. Ship Arriving Too late To Save A Drowning Witch tour, 1983.

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My word, big Stacia, now there's mammorys, errr, memories

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Thanks Alan................brought lots of memories back to an old man!

geoff

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Brilliant....no sound on Black Dog with me....Kashmir excellent but as I am running less than 1MB here it takes a long time on YouTube!

rgds

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you havnt clicked on the mute button by accident have you?? i know i have in the past

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