Led Zeppelin – Hamburg March 21 1973 Dadgad Merge

Ep. 263 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

Led Zeppelin’s 1973 European tour is generally considered to be the instrumental peak of the band, with Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones locked in tighter than ever, and playing with breakneck speed.

This performance is from Hamburg on March 21, 1973 and is a lovely remastered merge of the 2nd gen audience recording, and the clean as a whistle soundboard (Dazed, Stairway, and Whole Lotta Love only) to present a complete concert experience with best possible fidelity. All this is courtesy of the legendary dadgad.

I play a sublime Since I’ve Been Loving You and then a Dazed and Confused which is a contender for best ever. It’s brilliant. As Luis Rey says, you’ve heard it all before, but never this perfectly. Bonzo. Goddamn. So good. So so good.

You can download this complete recording right here: https://mega.nz/folder/CxkgEbQY#qH9bOGwaDGupv8KSEAeAaw

Led Zeppelin Nassau June 15, 1972

Ep. 262 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

June 1972 is a golden month for Zep fans. Lots of great shows, including the ones which would eventually be released as How The West Was Won. This is June 15, 1972 at Nassau Colosseum and it is awesome.

We hear a first gen from the AC recording and boy do those guys like to talk. I play Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, and a Whole Lotta Love with a zillion amazing medleys.

You can download this complete recording right here: https://mega.nz/folder/uh0kjQRJ#1T83ASkM_Q6q14NiZ0_f5A

Jimmy Page Worcester 1988 – Source 1 Transfer 2

Ep. 261 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This show is all kinds of magickal, to me. First, I was there. Second, Jimmy Page was on fire this whole tour. Third, Robert Plant was in attendance so the band knocked it up a notch. This is October 29, 1988 and Jimmy Page is at the Worcester Centrum supporting his Outrider album.

I play a stellar Midnight Moonlight w/Black Mountainside, an even more amazing solo section of The Chase w/ bow solo, noise solo (short), and Dazed & Confused w/ some Walter’s Walk. It’s awesome. We finish up with a perfect, I mean perfect, instrumental performance of Stairway to Heaven that may make you weep. For real.

You can download this entire concert right here: https://mega.nz/folder/Ch0jAahB#Smh9nKjyRdmvBqxFnmE0Vg

Led Zeppelin Fillmore April 26, 1969 Upgrade

Ep. 254 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast: First Live Whole Lotta Love

This is one of the all time best concerts ever. Led Zeppelin at the Fillmore April 26, 1969 upgraded from a 1st VHS source. We witness the end of the telecaster era, the penultimate As Long As I Have You, an unreal How Many More Times, and the first extant performance of Whole Lotta Love, ever!
This show is perfect. It goes to eleven.

You can download this amazing recording here: https://mega.nz/folder/W8UimZDR#-5Bx9xWhg9di3KF42uURuA

Led Zeppelin Jan 10, 1969 San Francisco

Ep. 254 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This is a show I’ve covered in the long long ago, but I was listening to it and wanted to share more of the brilliance from hungry young Zeppelin. January 10, 1969 at the Fillmore West. These early shows are wild and feral, from a band that is completely unknown. Zep I hasn’t been released yet. No one knows anything about these guys, until they take the stage. Then it’s kaboom.

I play Train Kept A Rollin’ into I Can’t Quit You, Killing Floor (unreal), and How Many More Times from the Mines of Moriah. We finish with a very cool Yardbird’s track, For Your Love. Doesn’t get much better. They even call out Keith Relf which is pretty cool.

You can download this complete recording right here: https://mega.nz/folder/39sVHY4R#2XNW4aJr9XvOGPBNNqS5Sg

Led Zeppelin Hamburg March 11, 1970

Ep. 253 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This is a joyous scorcher of a show. Led Zeppelin in Hamburg, DE on March 11, 1970 is a rollicking yet chill performance similar to the RAH show two months prior. We hear Heartbreaker, a Since I’ve Been Loving You so new the wings are still wet, and a massive How Many More Time is a vehicle for a billion cool medleys. A great band at a great time in their great career. Enjoy

You can download this complete recording right here: https://mega.nz/folder/usdlCI6K#uYmNkZOPSt_9HvEbUB20vw

Led Zeppelin Providence July 21, 1973

Ep. 251 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

We looked at this show a few years ago but I wanted to revisit Providence because it is such a kick ass show! We hear Celebration Day in which Jonesy is the star, Black Dog in which Robert’s voice is like that of a god, and Since I’ve Been Loving You in which Jimmy is first among equals.

You can download this complete concert recording right here: https://mega.nz/folder/jpUUTZ6Y#f4oDKTZ_8ozY-U_IfOw2QA

Led Zeppelin June 22 1977 Upgrade

Ep. 249 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This show is amazing. The sound quality is bassy with some distortion but DADGAD does a great job balancing this into a paradoxically well balanced/bass heavy recording. The music is magical and the band are locked and playing well.

Jimmy’s control and technique are in top form and all the musicians are listening, and responding, to each other as they jam. Magic is a word that applies here. I play a fun and tight In My Time of Dying and the longest No Quarter on record (33 minutes!), and it’s amazing!

If you would like to download this absolute MONSTER of a show you may do so right here: https://mega.nz/folder/ClMVCKSb#eFeJ3VAoVUCC7Yh_6ZtSbw

Led Zeppelin Frankfurt 1980 Lirodendron Remaster

Ep. 248 – The Heat of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

We hear a nice Liriodendron remaster of Led Zeppelin in Frankfurt June 30, 1980, on their Tour Over Europe. This remaster brings a much smoother, more professional balance to the soundboard, which makes it all the more fun to hear.
I play Trampled Underfoot, (one of the best) Achilles’ Last Stand, and a fun and rollicking Whole Lotta Love. They could still deliver in 1980 and they did.

You can download this complete concert right here:https://mega.nz/folder/CkNwFToB#9ej_HYiQGUqK_V5u4Q0idQ

Led Zeppelin – Vancouver 1975

Ep. 247 – The Heart of Markness Podcast

We hear a nice Master audience recording from Led Zeppelin from March 20, 1975 in Vancouver BC. This is a fun show with a powerful Jimmy Page, and I play In My Time Of Dying, Trampled Underfoot, and a funky, frenetic, Whole Lotta Love/Heartbreaker with a bunch of Lickin’ Stick to hold it together. A delightful show.

You can download this recording right here: https://mega.nz/folder/q1VWFTgD#MY5TeiBNSppl2SOhLkTB6g