- Superb sound for this soundtrack album with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on all four sides
- Clean, clear and open with a strong bass foundation and plenty of live rock and roll energy
- An incredibly tough album to find with the right sound and surfaces
- Packed with Zep classics, including The Song Remains The Same, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, and more
*NOTE: On side one, a mark makes 30 light to moderate intermittent pops during the first half of Track 4, Rain Song. On side four, a mark makes 6 light ticks, followed by 7 moderate pops near the middle of Track 2, Whole Lotta Love.
It’s rare that we come across a copy that sounds this good. Most of the copies we’ve played sound like bad, second-generation bootleg cassettes. We still pick them up every time we see them — hey, it’s Zep, man — but we weren’t sure we’d ever hear a decent copy. We dropped the needle on this one and were pretty darn impressed with how hard it rocked.
It’s got the big sound that you look for on a Zep LP — great bass, huge drums, and immediacy to the vocals. The sound is silky up top, punchy down low, and very transparent.
Turn this one way up and you might just find yourself right in the middle of a killer live Zep concert.
The only song here that didn’t totally blow our minds was the version of Dazed and Confused, which sounded a bit compressed during the big jam. Other than that, all the big hits (Rock And Roll, The Rain Song, No Quarter, Stairway, etc.) sound Right On The Money. (more…)