This is one of his best post-1973 shows. For some reason, many of the 75 boards have left me feeling cold. One would think it would be the opposite but that is sound waves for ya. The whole band connect with one another with Bonzo providing the perfect link between Jones's great playing and Jimmy's commanding solos. Man, I'm just giddy over this! And no I am not hoarding the tapes.
The 24 page booklet is great, there is an aerial view of the Seattle Center Coliseum that is great to have as I enjoy that kind of stuff, only thing missing would have been a pic of a ticket stub. The sound is perfectly balanced, many of the 75 boards have over powering bass frequencies, not this one, in my opinion this is the best sounding 75 board since Flying Circus. An utterly devastating performance, one of the best thus far. It does sound flangey, but all the good matrixes only have a touch of audience recording. My only real complaint of the sound is that the cymbals are a bit strong during the first couple songs.
It's not so much that Page used a clean tone during the 75' tour, but rather the soundboard does not pick up a good portion of the effects as that is the purpose of a soundboard. I don't want any whingeing! Pass me more papers please! Plant caught the flu at the very beginning of the first leg, causing him to sound very hoarse during the majority of the tour. This is one song that smokes every night, the instrumental passages are the best. Sound: The tape is a fantastic soundboard recording. Rock and Roll, Sick Again, Over the Hills and Far Away, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Since I've Been Loving You, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog, Communication Breakdown, Heartbreaker The tape begins with a stage announcement asking the crowd not to light any matches during the show or the house lights will be brought up, ruining the light show. The tape consists primarily of two sources.
It has the same tape problems as Hang on to Your Heads. Unlike the Nassau Coliseum and Baton Rouge soundboards, Seattle is very clean and enjoyable sounding. One thing I do agree with is an early 75 show with How Many More Times or even When The Levee Breaks Hi Nutty I knew you'd say that and you know I am not a lover of the 77 tour. This blog is dedicated to the friends that died in Cuba, Africa and in the open sea, may this blog be a tribute to them. Here, the entire song is played really well, and the 40 minutes just flies by.
Your first look at possibly the biggest Dylan release this year is here. There's so many licks and phrases I've never heard him do before or since such as that fast repeating run at 9:08 to 9:25, or the quick pull offs at 9:30 to 9:43. For some reason, many of the 75 boards have left me feeling cold. In addition, the atmosphere and clarity have been preserved incredibly well. The transition into Black Dog is great, Bonham does a drum fill that lead into the iconic riff, Plant pushes his vocals a bit with good results, the call and response with the audience gives you a feeling of the atmosphere of the event…electric! It was cloned on the release Led Astray Silver Rarities.
I can't believe that there are no postings about this Cuztard Pi matrix remaster! An outstanding performance, one of the best thus far. It is a very good recording perfectly capturing every instrument but can be a bit bass heavy in parts. Jimmy is no slouch either. Nevertheless, a sellout crowd that broke four plate-glass doors and brought a two-feet-deep stack of counterfeit tickets gust to get into the place, sat spellbound, despite the fact that ushers and police relieved them of the equivalent of a green garbage dumpster full of booze. There are a couple times you expect him to get caught up in the strings, yet he keeps going and going. They play with a little more vigor. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Enjoy - Cuztard Pi - 19th August 2017 Edited September 3, 2017 by chef free There's been a mention of it on the New Mystery Soundboard thread, but I think this is worthy of its own discussion.
Every single section of the song seems to be spot on. No Quarter is 30 minutes long and one of the best ever. Plant's banter is particularly amusing. Once again they prove how much they enjoy Seattle. God, just imagine what a matrix would sound like.
With this release, I'd say that this is now the go-to 1975 show. For the most part, the audience is quiet around the recorder. Edited September 3, 2017 by Dirty Work There's been a mention of it on the New Mystery Soundboard thread, but I think this is worthy of its own discussion. . The one criticism I have of the sound of the 75 soundboards is that his guitar tone is too thin. My only complaint would be that on the mellotron songs, the guitar is drowned out.
Jones is having a particularly good night as well. Dazed And Confused, dedicated to the balances of law and order, we now know that a fan had given Page a guitar at some point prior to the show, a guitar he took from his teacher who promptly wanted it back. The term has evolved to mean a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the inspired and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object. Capricorn Records and Blaze Immigrant. Jimmy's guitar is more prominent in the mix and his tone has been fattened up considerably.