4/25/2009

One Night In Paris (with Led Zeppelin, not Ms. Hilton)

All right – I made it back on line and will stay on line for a while. I hope.

As promised, I dug around the Licorice Pizza vaults in order to bring you good people something to make up for the downtime. What I came up with is a nearly 40-year-old Led Zeppelin concert recording.

One Night Stand In Paris was recorded October 10, 1969, at the Olympia in Paris. According to the notes that came with the file, this recording comes from audio released to radio stations. So it’s like one step up from FM broadcast quality.

Actually, I found the quality of this recording so good, I burned it onto a CD and had it in my car for a couple of weeks. That’s something you can’t say about many live recordings – especially recordings from 1969.

This show took place a little less than two weeks before Zeppelin would release their second album, so there’s a mix of songs from both disks. This short set is heavy on the blues, but, as Zep would prove over the years, they could add a heavy element to almost anything. No exception here. They also stretched the songs out into showcases, a la the 23-minute version of “How Many More Times” you’ll find here.

Introduction.mp3
Good Times Bad Times (intro) / Communication Breakdown.mp3
I Can’t Quit You Baby.mp3
Heartbreaker.mp3
Dazed and Confused.mp3
White Summer / Black Mountain Side.mp3
You Shook Me.mp3
How Many More Times.mp3


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8 Comments:

At 5:15 PM , Blogger Hanan said...

thanks so much for these, I'm excited to listen to them =)

 
At 12:41 AM , Blogger Dave C said...

I've heard this before, it's totally great. I'm going to give it another listen. Thanks for the post...Oh, and a belated thanks for the Kiss post. I really enjoyed hearing that show. It was a blast.

 
At 4:11 AM , Blogger a Tart said...

ah, you sucked me back into the zepplinsphere again, you devil! xoxoxo

 
At 12:18 PM , Blogger Blind Mind said...

2 questions...

No more downloadability?

Where is the link at the bottom to read earlier posts? Its been awhile since I visited and I wanna see what goodies I missed.

Thanks for this post and the Wolfmother post. Rock on.

 
At 2:36 PM , Blogger aikin said...

yea - you should be able to still download the files.

As far as older posts, I noticed that if you're at a specific blog entry, that drop-down menu doesn't appear. If you go to the main blog page, everything should be there.

thanks!

 
At 10:42 AM , Blogger Blind Mind said...

How do I download now? All I see is this silly Yahoo player link?

With the older posts, I was referring to a "next" or "previous entries" link that is usually located at the bottom of the page. Seems its gone now...

 
At 2:52 PM , Blogger aikin said...

Blind - I have a Mac and I just ctrl click - save file as. I think with a PC, you could right click on the link for the same effect. That Yahoo player threw me off at first, but now I like it better because it keeps you on the same page.

email me if you're still having problems with the links.

 
At 3:02 PM , Blogger Blind Mind said...

I got it all to work, thanks. I still say you need a "next page" link at the bottom. Sometimes I dont read blogs and I wanna see what was posted in the previous days/weeks in order by hitting "next page" or "previous posts" at the bottom of the page once ive read down to it. Just a suggestion. You can tell me to piss off if youd like haha.

Going to watch The Song Remains the Same again tonite. I love that flick.

 

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