Led Zeppelin: The American Return. (The Godfatherecords :: G.R. 478/479/480)
Recorded Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach CA , USA - March 11, 1975.
Excellent Soundboard/Audience Recording :: Silver CDs :: MP3 CBR 320 kbps & FLAC.
01. Intro > Rock And Roll
02. Sick Again
03. Over The Hills And Far Away
04. In My Time Of Dying
05. The Song Remains The Same
06. The Rain Song
01. No Quarter
02. Trampled Underfoot
03. Moby Dick
01. Dazed And Confused
02. Stairway To Heaven
03. Whole Lotta Love
04. Black Dog
Total Time: 02:42:12 hour/s.
*** Led Zeppelin North American Tour 1975 ***
Personnel: Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant & John Bonham.
Notes: Silver CD > EAC Secure Mode > WAV > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC (level 8).<-(Info taken from original info file).
The sound quality of Godfather’s release is excellent. Argenteum Astrum notes on his Led Zeppelin Database website that both the Empress Valley and the Godfather versions sound “superb.” Although the Empress Valley version runs 2% fast, I did not find that it came across as unnaturally fast on first listen and I am not alone in this. For example, in a comment on gsparaco’s review of the Eelgrass version, Sputnik says, “I didn’t notice this release ran fast until it was mentioned.” However, as Argenteum Astrum reported about the Godfather version in the Recent Updates section of Led Zeppelin Database, “it was told that the speed of the board tape is corrected so it seems that this version will be a definitive.” Comparative timings of the two releases bear out the contention that some work has been done on speed correction. For example, in the cases of The Song Remains The Same, Trampled Under Foot and Stairway To Heaven the Empress Valley release runs, respectively, ten, eight and nine seconds faster than the Godfather version.<-(Info taken from Collectors Music Reviews).