Led Zeppelin: Bonzo's Birthday Party. (Wendy Records :: WECD 42/43/44)
Recorded Live at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, USA - May 31, 1973.
Excellent Soundboard Recording + Audience Patches :: Silver CDs :: Lossless FLAC.
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
01. The Song Remains The Same
02. The Rain Song
03. Dazed And Confused
04. Stairway To Heaven
01. Moby Dick
03. Whole Lotta Love
04. The Ocean
05. Communication Breakdown
Files: 16. :: Size: 907 MB (flac).
Total Time: 02:38:51 hour/s.
Personnel: Jimmy Page :: John Paul Jones :: Robert Plant :: John Bonham.
Notes: Wendy’s Bonzo’s Birthday Party, released in April 2005, is a redaction of the soundboard and two audience recordings. It is their attempt to present the concert in its entirety. The first hour of the soundboard surfaced in the fall of 1999 on Bonzo’s Birthday Presents (CDM-001) on the Celebration label, their very first release. Three years later the second hour appeared on both Watch Tower (WT 2001041/42) and Empress Valley’s Bonzo’s Birthday Party Definitive Edition (EVSD 171/172). The first audience recording is used for the beginning and runs to the first verse of “Rock And Roll”.
It is used again for several holes in “The Rain Song” and “Dazed And Confused”, and picks up again with “Moby Dick”, “Heartbreaker”, “Whole Lotta Love” and the first encore “The Ocean”. The third and poorest sounding tape is used for the second and final encore “Communication Breakdown”. There have been multiple releases of the audience tapes including several editions utilizing all three, and it sounds as if Wendy used Bonzo’s Birthday Party (Vol. 90) on The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin, one of their last and greatest releases. This is the first time the audience sources were used to complete the show.