Monday, August 24, 2015

Rainbow - 2015 - Return Of Satan (1st edition - EVSD)

Rainbow
2015
Return Of Satan

 
Knights Of Rainbow
1976-12-02
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

 

101. Opening
102. Over The Rainbow
103. Kill The King
104. Mistreated ~ Intro ~ Promoter's Announcement
105. Mistreated
106. Greensleeves
107. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
108. BWV147
109. Catch The Rainbow
110. Band Introduction
111. Lazy ~ White Christmas
112. Man On The Silver Mountain
113. Blues
114. Starstruck ~ Man On The Silver Mountain
201. Tony Carey Keyboard Solo
202. Stargazer
203. Still I'm Sad 
204. Cozy Powell Drums Solo
205. 1812 Overture
206. Still I'm Sad
207. Do You Close Your Eyes
208. Over The Rainbow ~ Promoter's Announcement

Return Of Satan
1976-12-16
Tokyo Budokan Hall
(Afternoon Show

 

101: Opening
102: Over The Rainbow
103: Kill The King
104: Mistreated
105: Greensleeves
106: Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
107: BWV147
108: Catch The Rainbow
109: Band Introduction
110: Man On The Silver Mountain
111: Starstruck ~ Man On The Silver Mountain
201: Tony Carey Keyboard Solo
202: A Light In The Black
203: White Christmas
204: Still I'm Sad
205: Cozy Powell Drums Solo
206: 1812 OverTure
207: Still I'm Sad
208: Over The Rainbow ~ Promoter's Annoucement

Return Of Satan
1976-12-16
Tokyo Budokan Hall
(Evening Show)

101. Opening ~ Jingle Bell
102. Over The Rainbow
103. Kill The King
104. Mistreated
105. Greensleeves
106. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
107. BWV147
108. Catch The Rainbow
109. Lazy ~ White Christmas
110. Man On The Silver Mountain
111. Starstruck ~ Man On The Silver Mountain
201. Tony Carey Keyboard Solo
202. Stargazer
203. Still I'm Sad
204. Cozy Powell Drums Solo
205. 1812 OverTure
206. Still I'm Sad
207. Do You Close Your Eyes
208. Over The Rainbow ~ Promoter's Annoucement




Chase The Rainbow
1976-12-16
Tokyo Budokan Hall
(Evening Show)

 

01. Over The Rainbow
02. Mistreated
03. Sixteen Century Greensleeves
04. Catch The Rainbow
05. Man On The Silver Mountain

Ritchie Blackmore: Guitar
Ronnie James Dio: Vocals
Jimmy Bain: Bass, Backing Vocals
Tony Carey: Keyboards
Cozy Powell: Drums

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Led Zeppelin - 2015 - Black Dragon With Blue Axe (EVSD)

Led Zeppelin
May 18, 1975
Earls Court Exhibition Centre
London, England




 

Black Dragon With Blue Axe
Empress Valley Supreme Disc




Remaster of "No Quarter"
Black Dragon With Blue Axe

01. Introduction by Johnnie Walker
02. Rock and Roll
03. Sick Again
04. Over The Hills and Far Away
05. In My Time Of Dying
06. The Song Remains The Same
07. The Rain Song
08. Kashmir
09. No Quarter
10. Tangerine
11. Going to California
12. That's The Way
13. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
14. Trampled Under Foot
15. Moby Dick
16. Dazed and Confused
17. Stairway to Heaven
18. Whole Lotta Love
19. Black Dog



New Source
Journey Into The Fourth Dimension

01. Introduction by Johnnie Walker
02. Rock and Roll
03. Sick Again
04. Over The Hills and Far Away
05. In My Time Of Dying
06. The Song Remains The Same
07. The Rain Song
08. Kashmir
09. No Quarter
10. Tangerine
11. Going to California
12. That's The Way
13. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
14. Trampled Under Foot
15. Moby Dick
16. Dazed and Confused
17. Stairway to Heaven
18. Whole Lotta Love
19. Black Dog

Review: There are moments during Zeppelin’s colorful, sometimes psychedelic, non-stop 240-minute show in the eerie wastes of Earl’s Court (the Stones do 50 minutes or less), when Jimmy Page’s searing guitar, carried by 60,000 watts of power, cuts right through the senses like some fast-acting drug and virtually blots out everything but the music.
And with lead singer Robert Plant looking like some demented Shirley Temple – thick blond hair falling in ringlets across his shoulders, Miss Selfridge’s blouse slashed open to the navel, neck and arms adorned with jewelry and a Bardot pout to his lips – this in its field is one of the most astonishing examples of pure theatre I have ever seen anywhere.
Up  there on stage, flanked by 40 tons of equipment that is generating enough light to illuminate Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and London’s theatreland as well, Page in his black velvet suit embroidered with gold dragons allows a smile to flicker across a weary face. And 17,000 people burst into applause as he picks out the intro for Stairway to Heaven, one Zeppelin’s most popular numbers.
In contrast, the group’s keyboard player and bassist John Paul Jones is a shy, intense introvert who two years ago seriously considered giving up rock to apply for the job of chief organist at Winchester Cathedral.
He remains in the shadows laying down excellent sounds to form with John Bonham the rhythmic platform for Plant and Page’s exotic excesses.
“When Led Zeppelin are peaking, then kiss your skull goodbye!”… or so they say! (R. Gilchrist, May 20, 1975)

The second night produces a much more relaxed and tight performance. No Quarter has to be one of the best versions ever and the acoustic section is incredibly intimate and effective. Jimmy's soloing, especially in the greatly expanded Over The Hills And Far Away, is staggering. The encores sound banal after the very good version of Dazed And Confused and the dramatic Stairway To Heaven.
As the show begins, it's obvious that the band has loosened up. tearing ferociously through the opening numbers. Over the Hills and Far Away is introduced as "the ultimate dream." Page blazes through an excellent guitar solo as Bonzo and Jones hammer out a funky groove. In My Time of Dying is incredibly powerful. Bonzo is on fire during The Song Remains the Same. Page's guitar cuts out briefly during the second guitar solo. The Rain Song is absolutely beautiful. As the song ends, Plant introduces Jones as "the only man who wears onions on his shoulders that I've ever met in my life."
Kashmir features an incredible performance from Plant. No Quarter is outstanding. Jones's dramatic piano solo gives way to an epic instrumental section featuring a fantastic guitar solo from Page. The band receives a long ovation as the piece comes to a close. A truly amazing performance, one of the best thus far. Going to California is introduced as "a song about the permanent constant search for any man with a vivid imagination for a Guinnevere." Before Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Plant tells the crowd "I'm gonna sack whichever road manager has burnt the lyrics to the next song." As the song ends, he exclaims "we are The Knights Who Say Ni!" Peter Grant is introduced as "the man who made it all possible" before Trampled Underfoot. Page delivers an aggressive guitar solo.
Plant introduces Bonzo as "a man with no taste, no manners, no friends... my very best friend, the man who always kicks me when I'm down, ladies and gentlemen, John Bonham!" before Moby Dick. The Woodstock interlude during Dazed and Confused is hauntingly beautiful. Plant's ethereal howls echo through the arena as the bow solo begins. Page's fingers get a bit sticky as he shreds through the frantic guitar solo/workout section. The return to the main riff is devastatingly heavy with Bonzo thrashing wildly at anything within reach. The hypnotic outro jam is a cacophonous explosion of energy. As the song ends, someone near the taper can be heard saying "is that the end?"
Stairway to Heaven is introduced as "a song that came to us in a moment of great peace and tranquility." Page blazes through an excellent guitar solo. Plant delivers the final line in absolute silence. The band plods their way through the show-closing Black Dog. As they leave the stage, Plant announces "we'd like to that the road crew, Showco... and Denis Healey for being such a perv, goodnight."

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Yes - 2015-08-07 - Mashantucket

Yes
2015-08-07
Grand Theater
Mashantucket, CT






 

01. Onward (Video Tribute To Chris Squire)
02. Firebird Suite
03. Don't Kill The Whale
04. Tempus Fugit
05. America
06. Going For The One
07. Time And A Word
08. Clap
09. I've Seen All Good People
10. Siberian Khatru
11. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
12. Roundabout
13. Starship Trooper
 
Steve Howe - guitar, vocals
Alan White - drums
Geoff Downes - keyboards, vocals
Jon Davison - vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Billy Sherwood - bass, vocals
 
 
First show after the passing of Chris Squire

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Pink Floyd - 1971-11-06 - Cleveland

Pink Floyd
November 6, 1971
Emerson Gym
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH






101. The Embryo
102. Fat Old Sun
103. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
104. Atom Heart Mother

201. One Of These Days
202. Careful With That Axe Eugene
203. Cymbaline
204. Echoes
205. Blues

Eat A Peach! – EAT 24/25

David Gilmour
Richard Wright
Nick Mason
Roger Waters




Deep Purple - 2015-07-30 - Ledyard

Deep Purple
July 30, 2015
Grand Theater
Foxwoods Casino
Ledyard, CT



 
01 Intro music
02 Highway Star
03 Apre Vous
04 Hard Lovin' Man
05 Strange Kind of Woman
06 Vincent Price
07 Contact Lost
08 Uncommon Man
09 Well Dressed Guitar
10 The Mule
11 Lazy
12 Hell to Pay
13 Keyboard Solo
14 Perfect Strangers
15 Space Truckin'
16 Smoke on the Water
17 Green Onions
18 Hush w/Bass Solo
19 Black Night

Ian Gillan - Vocals
Steve Morse - Guitars
Roger Glover - Bass
Ian Paice - Drums
Don Airey - Keyboards

Deep Purple - 2015-07-24 - Lynn

Deep Purple
July 24, 2015
Memorial Auditorium
Lynn, MA






01 Intro music
02 Highway Star
03 Apre Vous
04 Hard Lovin' Man
05 Strange Kind of Woman
06 Vincent Price
07 Contact Lost
08 Uncommon Man
09 Well Dressed Guitar
10 The Mule>drum solo
11 Keyboard Solo
12 Lazy
13 Hell to Pay
14 Perfect Strangers
15 Space Truckin'
16 Smoke on the Water
17 I'm Going Down >
18 Hush w/Bass Solo
19 Black Night
Taped by: Farve4
Band:
Ian Gillan - Vocals
Steve Morse - Guitars
Roger Glover - Bass
Ian Paice - Drums
Don Airey - Keyboards

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Led Zeppelin - Past, Present and Future

Led Zeppelin
2013
Past, Present and Future
 
 
 
Led Zeppelin
August 4, 1979
Knebworth Festival
Stevenage, UK
 
 
01. The Song Remains the Same
02. Celebration Day
03. Black Dog
04. Nobody's Fault But Mine
05. Over the Hills and Far Away
06. Misty Mountain Hop
07. Since I've Been Loving You
08. No Quarter
09. Ten Years Gone
10. Hot Dog
11. The Rain Song
12. White Summer / Black Mountainside
13. Kashmir
14. Trampled Underfoot
15. Sick Again
16. Achilles Last Stand
17. Guitar Solo
18. In the Evening
19. Stairway to Heaven
20. Rock and Roll
21. Whole Lotta Love
22. Heartbreaker
 
 

Led Zeppelin
August 11, 1979
Knebworth Festival
Stevenage, UK
 
 
1. The Song Remains the Same
02. Celebration Day
03. Black Dog
04. Nobody's Fault But Mine
05. Over the Hills and Far Away
06. Misty Mountain Hop
07. Since I've Been Loving You
08. No Quarter
09. Hot Dog
10. The Rain Song
11. White Summer / Black Mountainside
12. Kashmir
13. Trampled Underfoot
14. Sick Again
15. Achilles Last Stand
16. Guitar Solo
17. In the Evening
18. Stairway to Heaven
19. Rock and Roll
20. Whole Lotta Love
21. Communication Breakdown
 
 
 
 
A pretty good show but nothing compared to the standards Zeppelin had set in the past. The first 45 minutes or so sound good and strong, and Ten Years Gone is very pretty, but towards the middle section, the individual performances, though good, don't quite gel into a good ensemble performance. "Well, it's nice to see you again" said Plant to the audience at the beginning of the show, in fact they not played in the United Kingdom for the last four years! The crowd roared. Achilles Last Stand is aggressive and In The Evening is intense, but Stairway To Heaven sounds timid and tired ... Robert's introduction is so lackluster it is obvious he didn't want to play it. The encores are energetic and good, and Whole Lotta Love features the new arrangement first tried in Copenhagen in July. A short Heartbreaker finishes the event. After the last note, Plant said: "All you people that have come so far. It's been kinda like a blind date. Thanks for eleven years!"
 
 

 
 
 
Following a four year absence, Led Zeppelin make their triumphant return to England with two of the biggest shows of their career. However, despite two successful warm-up gigs in Denmark two weeks earlier, the band is still nervous to be performing for their home crowd after such a long break. The apprehension is evident as The Song Remains the Same gets underway. Page has lost the fluency of his Denmark performances, causing him to stumble a bit during the sticky-fingered guitar solos and Plant's voice is a little rusty at times. On the other hand, Bonzo is a thunderous explosion of energy, his powerful hammering is the backbone of the band. Following a high-speed Celebration Day, Plant greets the massive crowd, joking "I told Pagey that one or two people would be here, but he said he doubted it very much." Page's fingers get stuck in the strings during the guitar solo in Black Dog. Plant unleashes some spine-chilling shrieks during the initial verses. The band hammers through an abrasive Misty Mountain Hop.
Since I've Been Loving You is absolutely fantastic. Page leads the band on an intense emotional journey, tearing each note of the guitar solo from the depths of his soul. A phenomenal performance, one of the best in recent memory. Jones is introduced as "the man from Casablanca" before No Quarter. Page is on fire as he blazes through an excellent guitar solo, shredding furiously during the blistering outro jam. An outstanding performance. Plant shouts "come on, let's hoedown!" at the beginning of Hot Dog. The Rain Song is beautiful. The crowd erupts as a powerful Kashmir launches into motion. Plant's howls echo over the field and into infinity as the band thunders through the intimidating march. Page shreds wildly through the guitar solo during an incredibly aggressive Trampled Underfoot. The band hammers through a brutal Sick Again, introduced as a song that "relates the experience of the lobby and going down to get some cigarettes at ten thirty, rather than bein' in bed." Page tears through a frenzied guitar solo near the end of the song. Afterward, Plant jokes "so we got the cigarettes and carried straight on up to bed."
Bonzo thrashes wildly at his drums during an explosive Achilles Last Stand. Plant dedicates Stairway to Heaven to the crowd, thanking them for coming "on a blind date." Page blazes through a blistering guitar solo. The crowd sings the final line along with Plant. The first encore is preceded by ten solid minutes of cheering. As the band returns to the stage following a riotous Rock and Roll, Plant leads the crowd in a sing-along of You'll Never Walk Alone. The new arrangement of Whole Lotta Love is devastatingly heavy. As the song ends, Plant announces "thanks for eleven years." The band returns to the stage one more time to close the show with the first appearance of Heartbreaker since 6/21/1977. Page shreds wildly though the guitar solos. The crowd is left begging for more as the band leaves the stage for the final time.
 
 
 

 
 Not as good as the first week and also a little more tension in the air. Some songs sound very sloppy, almost like the band doesn't want to be there, but then again, some sound excellent. The opening 45 minutes or so sound strong and good, but the intensity starts to flag towards the end. Jimmy butchers the solo in Whole Lotta Love, and the end encores sound tired ("Can you do the dinosaur rock?" reflected what the band thought playing these old tunes). This was also the last concert in the United Kingdom but Robert, before as he left the stage, said: "We'll see you soon. Very soon. Don't know about the Marquee, but somewhere soon." They couldn't knew what happened a year later. Some problems with Page's guitar and PA system truncated Over The Hills And Far Away and Misty Mountain Hop.
 
 
 
 
A week after night one of the 1979 Knebworth Festival, the band returns for what will prove to be their final performance in England. The nerves of the first show have subsided and the band launches into The Song Remains the Same with power and gusto. Plant pushes his voice to the limit during a frantic Celebration Day. The massive crowd sings along with every word during a bone-crushing Black Dog. Plant has some trouble with his microphone during the initial verses of Over the Hills and Far Away, which causes a series of loud popping noises. Page's fingers get caught in the strings of his guitar during the song's outro.
 

Since I've Been Loving You is simply outstanding. Page blazes through a fantastic guitar solo with incredible fluency and precision. An unbelievably powerful performance, one of the best in recent memory. Jones briefly hints at Your Time is Gonna Come near the end of an excellent piano solo during the band's final performance of No Quarter. Page tears through an amazing guitar solo, shredding wildly during the song's explosive outro. In mentioning the new album, Plant tells the crowd "it's called In Through the Out Door, which is... one of those methods of entry that proves to be harder than one would originally expect." Hot Dog is dedicated to "the texas road crew and all the people to be found in the sleazy hangouts around there." Someone in the crowd can be heard shouting "New York City!" as Page begins The Rain Song. Bonzo pummels the crowd with his thunderous fills near the end of Kashmir. Page stumbles through a sticky-fingered guitar solo during Trampled Underfoot.
 

Achilles Last Stand is a bit dull and uninspired, despite Bonzo's efforts to inject some energy into the performance. Page gets lost near the end of the song. Plant delivers an incredibly powerful performance during In the Evening. As the song ends, someone in the crowd can be heard shouting "happy birthday Robert Plant!", to which Plant responds "not yet, one week." The crowd erupts as Rock and Roll crashes into motion. Page flubs the guitar solo during Whole Lotta Love. The biggest surprise of the night is the inclusion of the Boogie Chillen' section for the first time since 7/29/1973. Page blazes through an outstanding guitar solo. Plant shreds his voice as the band hammers through a blistering Communication Breakdown. An explosive finale to a somewhat uneven performance. As the band leaves the stage for the last time, Plant announces "thank you very much indeed... we'll see ya soon, very soon."