17 November 1999, gsparaco @ 10:32 am
Nine Two Nine (TDOLZ Vol. 82)
Disc 1: Introduction, Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed & Confused (Pennies From Heaven)
Disc 2: Stairway to Heaven, Celebration Day, That’s The Way, Going To California, Tangerine, Friends, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick
Disc 3: Whole Lotta Love (Boogie Chillun, Tossin & Turnin’, Twist and Shout, Fortune Teller, Good Times Bad Times, You Shook Me), Communication Breakdown, Organ solo/Thank You, Rock n Roll
Disc 4: Introduction, Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed & Confused (fragment)
Disc 5: That’s The Way, Going to California, Tangerine, Friends, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick (fragment).
This new release by TDOLZ is a limited edition (300) box set of the classic September 29th, 1971 show in Osaka, Japan. TDOLZ have also released a standard three disc set of the entire show. This release uses a new, incomplete source of the show. On the first three discs they edit it with the tape source that was released as 929 on H-Bomb, since that is the source which is closest sonically. The final two discs of the set present the new incomplete master tape. The new tape source is a bit distant but very clear with a fantastic atmosphere. The audience in Osaka, unlike the crowds in Tokyo, were very quite and respectful. Plant even complains about their quietness. This source is recommended over the popular “soundboard” release, which has lots of annoying cuts. All of the greatness of this show is here. The incredible version of Dazed, Friends, and nobody has mentioned the nine-minute Going to California. This release is highly recommended.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)