Eric Clapton – LA 1975

With Carlos Santana, Keith Moon and More

This is an incredible sounding recording, another Mike Millard master recording, from August 14, 1975 at the LA Forum. Eric is joined by Keith Moon, Carlos Santana, and Joe Cocker.

Per usual for Eric in the post Layla era, the performance is laid back but very well performed. If you would like the entire show, you can download it here: https://mega.nz/folder/KotX1BiL#FWwX3s4Lt-Cqne6X32tHHw

Led Zeppelin Long Beach ’75

Ep. 56 of The Heart of Markness

This is one of the best live recordings out there. Mike Millard’s Led Zeppelin 3/11/75 is just superb. The performances are great and the audience recording sounds professional. Here the boys at their indulgent best. Dazed and Confused is played as well as the funky Whole Lotta Love/Crunge, a primal Kashmir, and a sublime Over The Hills And Far Away. Great stuff.

If you would like to download the entire concert you may do so here: https://mega.nz/folder/HoFTRIgL#estau7Slz_tMsBZR55C9jw

Bad Company- Boston 1975

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This is a great recording by Joe Maloney, of Bad Company on their first headlining tour. Paul Rodgers sounds amazing as do the rest of the band. We get not only a bunch of great Bad Co. songs, we get a Mott the Hoople song, as well as a Free song. A wonderful experience. If you would like to download the whole concert, you may do so right here: https://mega.nz/folder/CpUSiIyL#imzvBhAcJpAKUmgqDAjJyw

Ep. 26 – Led Zeppelin: Valentine ’75 Part Two

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Robert Plant, Linda Ronstadt, Ronnie Wood

Hola! I had more from this show that I wanted you to hear, so I did a part two. Also, I added a treat from 2/13/75 (the night before) which is Ronnie Wood joining Led Zeppelin for a sizzling Communication Breakdown.

Here’s the whole show along with the bonus song. https://mega.nz/#F!m01iiaYD!-UjoZoDsPyOt7OuffVYbQQ

Led Zeppelin – Valentine’s Day 1975

Episode 25 – Heart of Markness

Led Zeppelin February 14, 1975

I talk about the Led Zeppelin concert from February 14, 1975 Uniondale NY, about the release of Physical Graffiti, and play 3 songs from the excellent soundboard recording of this show. Graeme’s remaster specifically. I play Trampled Underfoot, Over The Hills And Far Away, and The Rain Song (my favorite version). I talk a lot too, some funny stuff.

This is a great fucking show. Excellent mono soundboard recording. Would you like the whole show? Too bad. You are unworthy. Hang your head in shame.

You done? Cool. Here’s the whole show. It’s awesome. Just like you.

Led Zeppelin Live Seattle 1975 Soundboard Sounds Amazing

A Holy Grail Sees The Light

After 42 Years


If you follow live Led Zeppelin recordings, you know that the last several years have been the Led Zeppelin Soundboard Revolution. The Japanese boot companies have gotten ahold of a hoard of 1975 tour soundboard tapes. These exist because Showco, the sound & light company that Zep used, would tape each show, for review by the soundmen, and the band.

led zeppelin live sound
The company that provided the lights and sound reinforcement for Led Zeppelin.

The Japanese bootleg label Empress Valley have been releasing ’75 soundboard tapes for more than 10 years, starting with Flying Circus. I am not the biggest fan of the this tour, as it showcases a band not at their best. Robert Plant started the tour with the flu, and Jimmy Page started with a broken finger. They soldiered on and the very early dates (January) has some songs never again played, like When The Levee Breaks, and The Wanton Song. How Many More Times was revived in place of Dazed and Confused to give Jimmy’s finger a break. He played with three fingers on his left hand. Remarkable for sure, but the pain management needed did his growing use, and dependence, on opiates and alcohol no favors.

Ok. Enough with the downers. This is the tour supporting Physical Graffiti, which is their last undisputed great album. Holy shit, you get Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, In My Time Of Dying, Ten Years Gone…. those alone are the mountaintop of greatness, plus a host of other songs which are merely awesome like, Custard Pie, Night Flight…well, you know what songs are on this album if you’re reading this post.

Anyhoo… The 1975 was a bit of a drop from the energy of the 1973 tour, which was a bit of a drop from 1972 (the last year when Plant’s voice had that killer high range) but this show could be listed as 1973, and no one would know the difference (aside from the Physical Graffiti tracks). This is a good one. Listen to the podcast, listen to the show.

Download a copy here, in lossless FLAC form.

http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f145/led-zeppelin-1975-03-21-seattle-wa-sbd-flac-deus-ex-machina-evsd-433073.html 

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