BOOTLEGS: Led Zeppelin, Fort Worth,19 May 1973 (dadgad remaster 2019)

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Led Zeppelin, Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tarrant County Convention Center 19 May 1973 (dadgad remaster 2019)

LABEL: no label

TYPE: soundboard

SOUND QUALITY: TTTT

PERFORMANCE: TTTT

ARTWORK: no artwork

PACKAGING: no packaging

BAND MOOD: TTTT

COLLECTION ZEP FAN: TTTT

COLLECTION CASUAL FAN: TTT

Terzo remaster del 2019, terza ottima prova di dadgad. Non posso che ripetere quanto già scritto nei precedenti due recenti articoli: nuovo remaster sempre relativo alla prima parte del tour del nord America del 1973. Altro soundboard (una cassetta solitamente stereo registrata dal bancone del mixer) che dadgad riprende in mano e ripulisce con la sua consueta bravura. Due parole sulla prima parte del tour del 1973 le abbiamo scritte nella recensione del concerto di Mobile (pubblicato l’11 aprile), passiamo quindi direttamente al concerto.

13500 (forse 14000) spettatori per la data texana al Tarrant County Convention Center di Forth Worth, data che inizia come da copione con Rock And Roll, Celebration Day, Black Dog. La qualità audio è davvero ottima (ricordiamoci sempre che stiamo parlando di bootleg), gli strumenti sono ben bilanciati, seguire la performance è un piacere. Il gruppo sembra in forma. Il basso di Jones è ben presente e pompa con la consueta stupefacente eleganza. Nell’assolo finale di Celebration Day Page sperimenta nuove cose, è chiaro sin da subito che sarà una buona serata. Seguire in cuffia John Bonham i è entusiasmante, le finezze che mette in campo sono godibilissime. Tiene il tempo con la potenza che lo contraddistingue ma tra un giro è l’altro vi infila passaggini deliziosi.

RP: Thank you. Good evening. A little more rapport. What happened to you on that ah, ah? Where you went? You were jerkin’ off. What happened? That’s my game. This is a song from, uh, Houses of the Holy. It’s, uh, it’s about man.

Over The Hills And Far Away è un altro momento adatto per apprezzare la coppia Jones/Bonham; mentre Page è perso nelle sue improvvisazioni, la sezione ritmica regge il pezzo con impeto e passionale precisione.

RP: This is, uh, quite an occasion, he said to himself. This is a track from the fourth album. This is what happens when you go for a walk on a Sunday afternoon in the park, and things don’t go so well. In fact, you end up in the jail house. It’s called ‘Misty Mountain Hop.’

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-19 Fort Worth, Texas, USA

 Misty Mountain Hop e Since I’ve Been Loving You proseguono lungo il sentiero del concerto. In SIBLY il piano di Jones mi irretisce ogni volta. La versione del 1973 è davvero insuperabile: arrangiamento sublime, gruppo sempre pronto a prendersi rischi e azzardare figadini musicali, assolo di chitarra di espressività cosmica.

RP: This, uh. Mr. soundman. This is called ‘No Quarter.’

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-Texas, USA

 

Purtroppo durante No Quarter il suono della pedaliera basso su cui John Paul Jones agisce contemporaneamente alle tastiere non esce in modo chiaro, è infatti un indistinto tumbleweed di frequenze basse che rotola continuamente sotto i piedi del polistrumentista. Buono l’assolo di Page.

RP: That was a new one. This is another new one. It’s about, uh, actually, I’ve got a funny feeling in me pipe. I swear, ha ha. Um, it’s about traveling about in, in, uh, different countries and finding out that at the very end that basically eveybody is just the same. There’s a few crazy people but basically, anywhere, everybody is the same. And it’s called ‘The Song Remains the Same.’

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-19 Fort Worth, Texas, USA

In The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song la definizione del basso di Jones sembra perdersi un po’. Bonham durante TSRTS è la solita furia, stasera sembra ossessionato dall’uso dei timpani (tipo di tamburi della batteria posizionati a terra, in questo caso a destra del batterista). Lo scrivo ogni volta, ma il lavoro di Page sulla dodici corde è uno dei momenti più alti del chitarrismo rock. Alla fine il pezzo va a dissolversi in The Rain Song; la delicata chitarra di Page e il canto celestiale di Robert Plant mi confermano – come se ce ne fosse bisogno – che i LZ sono stati davvero stati i numeri uno. Entra poi il mellotron di Jones e mi sciolgo per l’ennesima volta di fronte alla maestosa musicalità del gruppo.

RP: John Paul Jones played the orchestra. Let’s hear it for John Paul Jones, who played the orchestra! As you’re so responsive, I think you can give yourself a good round of applause. We’d like to, uh, in fact, it’s nothing to do with we, it’s something to do with me. I’d like to dedicate this next one to, uh, an old friend of mine, if she’s about anywhere, The Butterqueen. Ha, ha, ha. The Butterqueen, fantastic. Do you know what it’s like? Far out. [fade cut]Hah. She is too much, really. And so are we. And this is an old one. An oldie but goodie. The Butterqueen.

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-19 Fort Worth, Texas, USA

L’introduzione di Dazed And Confused si caratterizza per un uso masiccio dei timpani da parte di Bonham. Molto bene Plant e assai riuscita la sezione dell’archetto di violino, grande impatto sonoro e magnetismo interstellare, ma è tutto il pezzo ad essere magnifico. I musicisti si trovano e si rincorrono secondo uno schema universale mandato a memoria, un po’ come facevano, nello stesso anno, i giocatori dell’Ajax. Alla fine trenta secondi di ovazione dopo trenta minuti di purissima tempesta elettrica.

RP :Good evening.”

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-19 Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Stairway To Heaven è impeccabile. Niente di più, niente di meno. Uno spettacolo.

RP: Thank you. Thank you very much. I think after, after that I’ll, I will put the lemon tea away and stand on the beer again. Oh, dear. So it’s gettin’ a little more personalized now, right? I’m beginning to feel, feel the presence of fourteen thousand people. [cut]

Anche in questo caso il soundboard si conclude con STH, nastro dunque incompleto ma da avere (anche grazie al lavoro di dadgad), se ci si considera una testa di piombo.

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Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: 1973-05-19
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Venue: Tarrant County Convention Center
Source: Soundboard
Lineage: Unverified Analogue low gen source>DAT>CDr>WAV>FLAC

Comment: 2019 Remaster, the difference from the old one is subtle but there is.

I received the raw transfer as 1st Gen>DAT>CDR along with the Mobile and Kezar SBDs back in the years.

Considering the saga that surrounds these SBD tapes I prefer to list this as unverified gen.

This and the Mobile one do not belong to the well known branch.

Setlist:
01. Rock And Roll
02. Celebration Day
03. Black Dog
04. Over The Hills And Far Away
05. Misty Mountain Hop
06. Since I’ve Been Loving You
07. No Quarter
08. The Song Remains The Same
09. The Rain Song
10. Dazed And Confused
11. Stairway To Heaven

Speed&Pitch corrected and Remastered

dadgad prog.

Altre produzioni di dadgad sul blog:

https://timtirelli.com/2019/04/24/bootleg-led-zeppelin-salt-lake-city-salt-palace-26-may-1973-dadgad-remaster-2019/

https://timtirelli.com/2019/04/11/bootlegs-led-zeppelin-mobile-municipal-auditorium-13-may-1973-dadgad-remaster-2019/

https://timtirelli.com/2014/08/15/led-zeppelin-san-francisco-kezar-stadium-2-june-1973-dadgad-edition-2010-ttttt/

https://timtirelli.com/2013/07/12/led-zeppelin-the-kings-of-the-stone-age-bootleg-2013-empress-valley-3-cd-doctored-by-dadgad-ttttt/

https://timtirelli.com/2017/02/02/led-zeppelin-must-have-bootlegs-going-to-california-berkeley-14091971/

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(broken) ENGLISH

Led Zeppelin, Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tarrant County Convention Center 19 May 1973 (dadgad remaster 2019)

LABEL: no label

TYPE: soundboard

SOUND QUALITY: TTTT

PERFORMANCE: TTTT

ARTWORK: no artwork

PACKAGING: no packaging

BAND MOOD: TTTT

COLLECTION ZEP FAN: TTTT

COLLECTION CASUAL FAN: TTT

Third 2019 remaster, third excellent work of dadgad. I can only repeat what I have already written in the previous two recent articles: its a new remaster always related to the first part of the North American tour of 1973. Another soundboard (usually  a stereo cassette recorded by the mixing desk) that dadgad cleans with his usual skills. I wrote few words on the first part of the 1973 tour in the review of the Mobile concert (published on April 11), so we go directly to the show.

13500 (maybe 14000) fas for the Texan date at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Forth Worth, a date that starts as expected with Rock And Roll, Celebration Day, Black Dog. The audio quality is really good (always remember that we’re talking about bootlegs), the instruments are well balanced, following the performance is a pleasure. The group seems to be in good shape. Jones’ bass is very present and pumps with the usual astonishing elegance. Page tries new things in the final solo of Celebration Day, it is clear right away that it will be a good evening. To follow John Bonham, with the headphones on, is exciting, the subtleties he puts into play are extremely enjoyable. He keeps his tempo with the power that sets him apart, but between one ride and another he puts on delicious passages.

RP: Thank you. Good evening. A little more rapport. What happened to you on that ah, ah? Where you went? You were jerkin’ off. What happened? That’s my game. This is a song from, uh, Houses of the Holy. It’s, uh, it’s about man.

In Over The Hills And Far Away we can enjoy again the Jones/Bonham rhythm section; while Page is lost in his improvisations, the two Johns holds the piece with impetus and passionate precision.

RP: This is, uh, quite an occasion, he said to himself. This is a track from the fourth album. This is what happens when you go for a walk on a Sunday afternoon in the park, and things don’t go so well. In fact, you end up in the jail house. It’s called ‘Misty Mountain Hop.’

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-19 Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Misty Mountain Hop and Since I’ve Been Loving You continue along the concert trail. In SIBLY, Jones’s piano charms me every time. The 1973 version is truly unsurpassed: a sublime arrangement, a group always ready to take risks and hazarding new musical figures, the cosmic expressiveness of the guitar solo.

RP: This, uh. Mr. soundman. This is called ‘No Quarter.’

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-Texas, USA

Unfortunately during No Quarter the sound of the bass pedal (on which John Paul Jones acts simultaneously while playing the keyboards) does not come out clearly, it is in fact an indistinct low-frequency tumbleweed that continuously rolls under the feet of the multi-instrumentalist. Good Page’s solo.

RP: That was a new one. This is another new one. It’s about, uh, actually, I’ve got a funny feeling in me pipe. I swear, ha ha. Um, it’s about traveling about in, in, uh, different countries and finding out that at the very end that basically eveybody is just the same. There’s a few crazy people but basically, anywhere, everybody is the same. And it’s called ‘The Song Remains the Same.’

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-19 Fort Worth, Texas, USA

In The Song Remains The Same e The Rain Song, Jones’ bass definition seems to get lost a little. Bonham during TSRTS is the usual fury, tonight he seems obsessed with the use of tympani (type of drums positioned on the ground, in this case to the right of our beloved drummer). I write it every time, but Page’s work on the twelve strings is one of the highest moments of rock guitar playing. Eventually the piece dissolves into The Rain Song; Page’s delicate guitar and Robert Plant’s celestial vocals confirm – as if it were needed – that the LZs were really the number ones. When Jonesy’s mellotron enters I melt for the umpteenth time in front of the majestic musicality of the group.

RP: John Paul Jones played the orchestra. Let’s hear it for John Paul Jones, who played the orchestra! As you’re so responsive, I think you can give yourself a good round of applause. We’d like to, uh, in fact, it’s nothing to do with we, it’s something to do with me. I’d like to dedicate this next one to, uh, an old friend of mine, if she’s about anywhere, The Butterqueen. Ha, ha, ha. The Butterqueen, fantastic. Do you know what it’s like? Far out. [fade cut]Hah. She is too much, really. And so are we. And this is an old one. An oldie but goodie. The Butterqueen.

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-19 Fort Worth, Texas, USA

The introduction of Dazed And Confused is characterized by a massive use of the tympani by Bonham. Plant is very good on this track and the section of the violin bow is a real gas, great sound impact and interstellar magnetism. In the end the whole piece is magnificent. The musicians find and chase each other according to a very natural (to them) universal scheme, a bit like the Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax players did in the same years, in fact I have always thought Jimmy Page was the Joahn Cruijff of rock music. At the end we have thirty seconds ovation of the public, after thirty minutes of pure electrical storm.

RP :Good evening.”

Led Zeppelin 1973-05-19 Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Stairway To Heaven is impeccable. Nothing more, nothing less. A unique spectacle!

RP: Thank you. Thank you very much. I think after, after that I’ll, I will put the lemon tea away and stand on the beer again. Oh, dear. So it’s gettin’ a little more personalized now, right? I’m beginning to feel, feel the presence of fourteen thousand people. [cut]

Also in this case the soundboard ends with STH, so it is an incomplete tape, but it’s a recording I suggest to have in your LZ bootleg collection (also thanks to the work of dadgad), if you consider yourselfselves a led head.

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◊ ◊ ◊

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: 1973-05-19
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Venue: Tarrant County Convention Center
Source: Soundboard
Lineage: Unverified Analogue low gen source>DAT>CDr>WAV>FLAC

Comment: 2019 Remaster, the difference from the old one is subtle but there is.

I received the raw transfer as 1st Gen>DAT>CDR along with the Mobile and Kezar SBDs back in the years.

Considering the saga that surrounds these SBD tapes I prefer to list this as unverified gen.

This and the Mobile one do not belong to the well known branch.

Setlist:
01. Rock And Roll
02. Celebration Day
03. Black Dog
04. Over The Hills And Far Away
05. Misty Mountain Hop
06. Since I’ve Been Loving You
07. No Quarter
08. The Song Remains The Same
09. The Rain Song
10. Dazed And Confused
11. Stairway To Heaven

Speed&Pitch corrected and Remastered

dadgad prog.

Other dadgad’s production on this blog:

https://timtirelli.com/2019/04/24/bootleg-led-zeppelin-salt-lake-city-salt-palace-26-may-1973-dadgad-remaster-2019/

https://timtirelli.com/2019/04/11/bootlegs-led-zeppelin-mobile-municipal-auditorium-13-may-1973-dadgad-remaster-2019/

https://timtirelli.com/2014/08/15/led-zeppelin-san-francisco-kezar-stadium-2-june-1973-dadgad-edition-2010-ttttt/

https://timtirelli.com/2013/07/12/led-zeppelin-the-kings-of-the-stone-age-bootleg-2013-empress-valley-3-cd-doctored-by-dadgad-ttttt/

https://timtirelli.com/2017/02/02/led-zeppelin-must-have-bootlegs-going-to-california-berkeley-14091971/

 

2 Risposte to “BOOTLEGS: Led Zeppelin, Fort Worth,19 May 1973 (dadgad remaster 2019)”

  1. lucatod 13/05/2019 a 19:38 #

    Complimenti per il logo slimtim con l’immagine stilizzata di Palmiro che calza a pennello con il motto pageiano “potere, mistero e il martello degli dei”.

    La cosa che trovo assolutamente eccitante dei Led Zeppelin nel US tour del ’73 è la loro capacità di rinnovarsi , arricchendo il loro bagaglio musicale colorandolo con nuove sfumature. Robert Plant non arriva più alle tonalità dei precedenti tour? Meglio. Mentre gli epigoni si fanno avanti, smette di urlare e si mette a scimmiottare James Brown. Anche la band cambia faccia, meno blues, gli accenti folk vengono messi da parte e i Led Zeppelin più che hard rock suonano funky. La versione di WLL su TSRTS un ottimo esempio. Merito dei musicisti più versatili della loro generazione.
    E qui mi riallaccio al tuo discorso, i LZ erano i numeri uno.

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  2. timtirelli 13/05/2019 a 19:43 #

    Confermo caro Luca, dalla metà del 1972 la sezione ritmica prende un sapore funk (quel groove imputanito che ci piace tanto) che il cantante e il chitarrista reinterpretano alla loro maniera. Numeri uno, già!

    "Mi piace"

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