9/06/2008

Untitled Zeppelin post (take 6)

At long last, it’s the long-delayed, finally got home, waiting on Ike to flatten Miami edition of my temporarily recurring feature here at the Licorice Pizza: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Sessions disks.

Of the disks I’ve posted so far, this sixth disk is the most fun to listen to. Zeppelin sounds like a garage band, running through loose versions of old fifties songs and trying out songs that would appear on Physical Graffiti.

According to the notes that came with these files, these tracks come from two different sound checks: 1-4 were recorded at the Gaumont Theatre in Southampton, England, on Jan. 21 1973. The note on the remaining tracks is unclear. It says, “Sound check, unknown venue May 3 '73 - not Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, Ill. July 6 '73.” If this means the recordings come from May 3, that would have been the day before Zep’s North American tour started at Fulton County Arena in Atlanta, so they may have been recorded there.

This 1973 tour was Zeppelin’s biggest to date, ultimately grossing more than $4 million. At the same time, the marathon performances were draining to the band, as Jimmy Page noted in a 1975 interview with William Burroughs for Crawdaddy magazine: [W]e were playing [sets] for three hours solid, and physically that was a real...I mean, when I came back from the last tour I didn't know where I was,” he said. “I didn't even know where I was going. We ended up in New York and the only thing that I could relate to was the instrument onstage. I just couldn't...I was just totally and completely spaced out.”

Like usual, I’ve pulled some of the more interesting tracks, and then zipped the whole thing up for you.

Complete Track List:
1. Drums and Mellotron Tuning/Love Me
2. Frankfurt Special
3. King Creole.mp3
4. Love Me (reprise)
5. Sugar Baby (aka Strawberry Jam).mp3
6-7. Sugar Baby (aka Strawberry Jam)
8. The Wanton Song
9-12. The Rover
13-16. Night Flight
17. School Days.mp3
18. Nadine.mp3
19. Round and Round.mp3
20. Move On Down the Line.mp3
21. Please Don’t Tease.mp3
22-23. Move It
24. Dynamite
25. Shakin’ All Over.mp3
26. Hungry For Love
27. I'll Never Get Over You
28. Reelin’ and Rockin’.mp3
29. Drums and Mellotron Tuning

Unzip it all here

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2 Comments:

At 11:10 PM , Blogger a Tart said...

Ah, hope you're not bailing out or boarding up, and glad you made it home safe...oh and the tunes, well, ... of course, they are much appreciated xoxoxoxo

 
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