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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: November 9, 2008, 08:51 AM »
While the write up is outdated as far as newsworthy to some Zeppelin fans, Plant did state two years as a timeframe.  ;D  Not to derail this thread but if one wants to read a WTF write up on the net one was provided recently by Jack Bruce of Cream.  You can read about it here:

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/page/classicrock?entry=led_zeppelin_you_re_crap

For a more audio approach to the comments go here:

http://my.wcsx.com/jjandlynne/

Of course there's these comments to extend Jack's opinion:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/jack-bruce-the-only-decent-guy-in-led-zeppelin-is-dead-180070

Jack seems bitter.  :) 

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: October 10, 2008, 08:46 PM »
Interesting news, although I haven't seen more information regarding the above mentioned information.  All sorts of speculation regarding the material that would be included as well as a release date have yet to be stated (unless I've missed it).

The unofficial dvd will have to do for now.  I finally ordered and received the new Led Zeppelin book "Sonic Boom" today which can be ordered at  http://www.enzepplopedia.com/  Who would've known that Led Zeppelin once performed a concert in which they shared a concert bill with a band called the "Ladybirds" in which the women played their instruments topless!  :o  For those interested there is an image of the women playing topless on page 107.  Although the image in the ad is only a couple of inches you'll get the idea!  ;D

Please refrain from any comments rearranging the words I typed above into strange sexual connotations!  :P

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com

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When I saw the Star Wars chick and saw where she was from I laughed so hard I literally fell off the couch. I instantly turned to my wife and stated "it's not that she said she's a Star Wars fan, but that she's from Enfield Connecticut"!

I happen to live in Enfield Connecticut and I've never heard of her (and I know alot of collectors). She's also incorrect stating there's nothing here. If she's a Star Wars fan you'd think she'd know that LEGO's U.S. Headquarters are in town!

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S.U.N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Yahoo Star Wars
« on: January 12, 2008, 05:20 PM »
I actually joined their beta testing forums to see what it's like.  It's interesting.  It seems all sorts of past material is getting loaded, so I check it out time to time to see what's new.

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S.U.N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: December 12, 2007, 05:00 PM »
I could provide a ton of links to various quality material.  I'd have to go through what's been shown above so far.  The complete show is up on a couple of torrent sites, but since my pc is shot from a flood a couple of years ago, I'm going to wait for a trade or a tree of the show.  It's out there.  ;D

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S. U. N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: December 11, 2007, 09:23 PM »
I'd have to rummage through the reports and emails from attendees of the show that are in my email inbox, but I believe (don't quote me though) there were some technical problems during this time period of the show, causing the sound to be off.  Plus the acoustics of the venue, and whatever or however the audio source was recording are playing a factor.  If I catch any information to explain what your hearing I'll post it here.

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S. U. N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: December 11, 2007, 07:51 PM »
Unfortunately, my pc's audio and video card are shot and I can't view or hear anything.  Oh well, I'm going to be obtaining a copy of the show.  There's so much on the net a quick search will reveal some good material.

Another memorable night for the aging dinosaurs!  ;D

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S. U. N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: December 7, 2007, 05:33 AM »
Read the text about half way down.  ;D

http://www.mtv.ca:80/news/article.jhtml?id=5678

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S. U. N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: November 14, 2007, 05:25 PM »
Hi Reid,

I apologize for not responding earlier.  Rumors abound about the remaining members all the time.  Right now, I've heard the JPJ and Robert are just performing at the charity gig and then moving on.  Then again, on FBO there was the mention of 10 dates on reserve at Giants stadium in '08.  I haven't heard of new studio material.  In addition, there was mentions that they weren't going to audio or video tape the show which caused a petition to be created.  I've also heard other acts on the bill are doing both, so it seems like the show will be taped in some capacity as it makes sense.  If not pro shot, then I'm sure numerous audience members will both audio and video tape the event.

Since I've collected Zep for over 20 years now, I'll end up obtaining an example of everything just to have for the collection.  The collectors edition is a neat package.  There's various reviews of how the material sounds all over the place.  I'll compare the new package with the bootlegs and with the Garden Tapes reviews to see what's been altered.

If you have any questions or are looking for anything audio or video related feel free to drop me a line.  There's some cool websites to check out.  If you'd like some sites to check out let me know. By the way nice avatar!

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S. U. N.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: November 1, 2007, 08:30 PM »
Just an update to anyone interested.  The concert has been delayed until December 10th due to Jimmy Page breaking a finger (I sense a '75 tour moment here).

The three finger guitar technique will not be utilized this time in favor of a recovery.

Ever onward.

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S. U. N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: September 22, 2007, 07:27 PM »
If you like the fantasy parts of the movie, search out the "First Cuts".  You'll see alternate footage.  For example, Robert Plant's sequence is quite different than what was finally released.  Included in his sequence is more footage of him with his ex wife Maureen.

For Zeppelin, the vinyl will always be superior in sound quality when compared to the cd's because they were recorded analog not digital.  While Kevin Shirley is a genius when doing the sound for the Zeppelin releases today, nothing compares to the sound on vinyl.

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S.U.N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: September 13, 2007, 09:15 PM »
I'll skip over the demand causing the server to crash!  ;D  There's numerous fans posting problems that have come to light while attempting to register.  There also appears to be entertainment changes occuring as well.  November is a busy music month this year.  If I obtain any interesting information I'll pass it along.

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S.U.N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: September 13, 2007, 01:34 PM »
If one report I have read holds true, Harvey stated they may do more than a one shot.  I wonder if they could ever possibly find that "one note" as Robert stated in a past interview that they'll revisit.  Again time will tell.

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S.U.N.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: September 10, 2007, 08:14 PM »
If you can, hit youtube for Bonnaroo and JPJ!  As far as I know Plant leaving after the 1998 tour wasn't due to money.  Page is on record stating he would've attempted to bring JPJ into the fold, but one has to remember that Robert's son in law has been his bass player since Robert's Now and Zen Non Stop Go tour.  The only money problems I recall was after the 1995 tour when the Pharaohs were complaining about money.

Musically, Charlie Jones and Michael Lee don't cut it for Zeppelin fans.  I've been a drummer for over twenty years and while Michael is a good drummer he's limited (at least to me).  If you watch his playing style his hands are straight and stiff, unlike Bonzo who just used his wrists.  JPJ in 1990 on the MTV Rockumentary elaborates on this all too familiar style.  Both Charlie and Michael played the same thing every night (which is common nowadays).  There's no breathing from the rhythm section (at least from Charlie and Michael).

For me, personally part of the problem with today's music is that the musicians have no idea how to play their instrument and expand into new boundaries.  This is in part thanks to technology, which hides the fact that the musician can't play.  In the old days it was studio musicians.  I'll refrain posting my opinion on the current state of the music industry.  I'll just state before it was the music business.  Now it's the record industry.  Big difference.

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S.U.N.



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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour
« on: September 9, 2007, 06:14 PM »
Rather than hyperlink here's the write up:

LED ZEPPELIN: Double-CD Collection, Reissue Of  'The Song Remains The Same'
Due In November

On November  13, Atlantic Records/Rhino Entertainment will honor LED ZEPPELIN
with the  release of "Mothership", a 24-track, two-CD comprehensive
collection that spans  their illustrious career. All eight of the band's classic studio
albums are  represented here, with the tracks being personally selected by
Jimmy Page,  Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones. "Mothership" includes landmark
songs such as  "Whole Lotta Love", "Immigrant Song", "Kashmir", "Rock And
Roll", "Dazed And  Confused", "Stairway to Heaven". The set will also include new
liner notes.  Available at all physical retail outlets and www.ledzeppelin.com,
"Mothership"  collectible packages will be available in multiple
configurations:

*  Standard Package 2-CD set
* Deluxe Edition 2-CD/ 1-DVD featuring the  90-minute, premiere-version of
the "Led Zeppelin" DVD (12.20 SRP)
*  Collector's Edition 2-CD/1-DVD ultra-deluxe, collectible limited edition
*  Vinyl Edition 4 LPs, high-end, audiophile quality vinyl with collectible
 memorabilia

"Mothership" Track Listing:

Disc One:

01.  Good Times Bad Times
02. Communication Breakdown
03. Dazed And  Confused
04. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
05. Whole Lotta Love
06. Ramble  On
07. Heartbreaker
08. Immigrant Song
09. Since I've Been Loving  You
10. Rock And Roll
11. Black Dog
12. When The Levee Breaks
13.  Stairway To Heaven

Disc Two:

01. Song Remains The Same
02. Over  The Hills And Far Away
03. D'Yer Maker
04. No Quarter
05. Trampled  Under Foot
06. Houses Of The Holy
07. Kashmir
08. Nobody's Fault But  Mine
09. Achilles Last Stand
10. In The Evening
11. All My  Love

Slated for a simultaneous release, Warner Home Video debuts  brand-new DVD
editions of "The Song Remains The Same", now for the first time  with all 14
songs from the original concert. The DVD features newly remixed and  remastered
sound, 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, and boasts more than 40  minutes of
added bonus material, including never-before-released performance  footage of
"Over The Hills And Far Away" and "Celebration Day"; plus  performances of
"Misty Mountain Hop" and "The Ocean"; a rare 1976 BBC interview  with Robert Plant
and Jimmy Page; vintage TV footage from the Drake Hotel  robbery during the
New York concert stand; and a Cameron Crowe radio show. 
The discs will be available as follows:

* Deluxe Edition DVD
*  Deluxe Edition HD DVD and Blu-ray
* Limited Collector's Edition 2-disc set  includes collectible vintage
T-shirt with original album artwork design,  soundtrack CD, lobby cards,
reproductions of original premiere invites, tour  schedule, and more

"We have revisited 'The Song Remains The Same'," says  Jimmy Page, "and can
now offer the complete set as played at Madison Square  Garden. This differs
substantially from the original soundtrack released in  1976, and highlights the
technical prowess of Kevin Shirley, who worked with us  on 'How The West Was
Won'. When it comes to 'The Song Remains The Same', the  expansion of the DVD
and soundtrack are as good as it gets on the LED ZEPPELIN  wish list."

"The Song Remains The Same" track listing:

Disc  One:

01. Rock And Roll
02. Celebration Day
03. Black Dog (including  Bring It On Home)*
04. Over The Hills*
05. Misty Mountain Hop*
06.  Since I've Been Loving You*
07. No Quarter
08. The Song Remains The  Same
09. Rain Song
10. The Ocean*

Disc Two:

01. Dazed And  Confused
02. Stairway To Heaven
03. Moby Dick
04. Heartbreaker*
05.  Whole Lotta Love

* Not on original soundtrack release

The cover art for TSRTS reissue is based off of the poster and can be seen here:

http://www.amazon.com/Song-Remains-Same-Led-Zeppelin/dp/B000UR9TQE/ref=pd_bxgy_d_img_b/103-2932698-7761435?ie=UTF8&qid=1188093453&sr=8-4

Robert
www.behindthetoys.com
LEAD EDITOR
BLACK S.U.N.


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