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Live at London O² Arena 2007 (slowburn)

Date: December 10th 2007
Venue: O² Arena, London, UK
Label: Fan-Release (slowburn), 2 CD-R
Sound: Stereo Audience, 7 - 8
Lineage: master DPA 4061 -> Microtracker 24/48
Recorded from section 407, row J
Disc 1: Intro, Good Times Bad Times, Ramble On, Black Dog, In My Time Of Dying,  For Your Life, Trampled Under Foot, Nobody's Fault But Mine, No Quarter
Disc 2: Since I've Been Loving You, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, The Song Remains The Same, Misty Mountain Hop, Kashmir, crowd, Whole Lotta Love, crowd,  Rock And Roll
 

 

Hey, Ahmet! We Did It!

Date: December 10th 2007
Venue: O² Arena, London, UK
Label: Fan-Release (Maia), 2 CD-R
Sound: Stereo Audience, 8
Lineage: Sony ECM-719 > Belkin TuneTalk Stereo > wav > edited with Audacity > wav > converted with Trader's Little Helper > flac (level8)
Recorded from Block 421
a little better than the above recording
Disc 1: Intro, Good Times Bad Times, Ramble On, Black Dog, In My Time Of Dying,  For Your Life, Trampled Under Foot, Nobody's Fault But Mine, No Quarter, Since I've Been Loving You
Disc 2:  Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, The Song Remains The Same, Misty Mountain Hop, Kashmir, crowd, Whole Lotta Love, crowd,  Rock And Roll
 

 

VIDEO

Live from the 403 (Smagin)

Date: December 10th, 2007
Venue: O² Arena, London, UK
Label: Fan-Release (Smagin), 1 DVD-R, NTSC, with menu
running Time: 50 min
Audience Recording: Video: Canon Powershot 540 > Sony Video Vegas 8
Audio: Canon Powershot 540 > Sony SoundForge 8
Recorded from section 403, a little in front of side stage (on JPJ's side).
<- click thumb for full resolution Pic 720 * 480
Tracks: 1. The Arena (from the prior night), 2. Good Times, Bad Times (complete), 3. Ramble On (complete), 4. In My Time of Dying (incomplete), 5. For Your Life (incomplete), 6. Trampled Underfoot (incomplete), 7. Nobody's Fault But Mine (incomplete), 8. No Quarter (incomplete), 9. Since I've Been Loving You (incomplete), 10. Dazed and Confused (incomplete), 11. Stairway To Heaven (incomplete), 12. The Song Remains The Same (incomplete), 13. Misty Mountain Hop (incomplete), 14. Kashmir (incomplete), Bonus footage: Paul Rodgers doing 'All Right Now'
Notes: Here it is folks. Some footage from section 403, a little in front of side stage (on JPJ's side). This was filmed on a Canon 540 camera at its highest video setting (640x480 @ 30fps). Which has made for a decent enough memento.

We were lucky enough to have the two people in front of us pull a no-show. So, for the first 3/4 of the show we had an completely unobstructed view. But, about 3/4 of the way through two of the biggest knuckleheads I've ever came across moved up from behind us and sat there. They were terrible. One guy tried to act and dress and look like Robert Plant. Try getting your own life, its more fulfilling. And the other guy just wanted to act like he was singing opera. Both kept standing up and waving their arms in dramatic poses, etc. Everyone around was pissed. Especially us, having to sit behind them now. I made a point to capture a few seconds of just them during Misty Mountain Hop. Some people have their El Guapo, some have a Newfoundland Asshole. We had these two knuckleheads. They kept sitting in the aisles as well and kept getting ousted by security, so that’s when they spied those empty seats and moved in. They moved out for the last few songs, only really ruining about 3-4 tunes fortunately. If you guys (you know who you are) come into possession of this...you guys are assholes. From Newfoundland or not.

I got the first two songs in their entirety, but had to choose how to spend the rest of the memory cards on the fly. So, after that i tried to capture about 2-4 minutes of almost every song after that. I do have access to some other footage that my brother took (about 50-60 more minutes, some overlap) but for the sake of getting this out, I ran with what I had on me, as it would take a few days to get the other stuff transferred and edited.

The sound is OK, keep in mind its from a small, small mic on a Canon 540. I tweaked it slightly, as I did the video, to try to even it out a bit better. The video occasionally is slightly blocked by people coming up the aisles, or by me fudging the controls and slipping it into a lower video mode (only happened twice for a few seconds I believe). Even though I've done this a million times the PCM audio would not be accepted by DVD Architect. Maybe I missed something as I'm running on no sleep and plenty of jet lag. I had to downgrade from PCM to AC-3. But as a plus, the audio was only OK, so it wont make that much of a difference, and for this, where its not a full show, it will help to keep the download smaller.

All in all it captures the night well. But also feels like a bad tease at times with the incomplete tunes. Enjoy the Zep blueballs until a more complete version comes out. Its a Whirlwind Production because of the timing. I started editing one hour after touching down after a 10.5hr flight/customs ballet. But, I wanted to get this out to everyone.

This one is for the crew at Royal-Orleans.

SMAGIN
 

 

Live from the 405 (IanA)

Date: December 10th, 2007
Venue: O² Arena, London, UK
Label: Fan-Release (IanA / Presence), 1 DVD-R,
Audience Recording, Master Recording, Taper: IanA.
Filmed from Block 405 with a Fuji Z1. Memory card was a 2GB, followed by a 1GB card.
Resolution is 640x480, 30 fps (rendered for DVD with original aspect preserved by Jason Peterson)
<- click thumb for full resolution Pic 720 * 480
Tracks: 1. Good Times Bad Times, 2. Ramble On, 3. Black Dog, 4. In My Time of Dying, 5. For Your Life, 6. Stairway to Heaven, 7. The Song Remains The Same, 8. Kashmir
 

 

Pressreports

BBC BBC Newsnight (MPG Video for download, 25meg)
     
NME Led Zeppelin Reunion Setlist: Follow the legends' reunion online as it happens
MTV Led Zeppelin Break Out Classics, Play A Song Live For The First Time At Reunion Show: Report
Bloomberg Led Zeppelin Wows 20,000 London Fans, First Concert in 19 Years
E! Online Led Zeppelin Lives!
TimesOnline

Led Zeppelin: the mothership of all reunions

NY Times The New York Times: Led Zeppelin Finds Its Old Power
LFPress London Free Press, Canada: Zeppelin Heaven
AFP  Led Zeppelin Score Hit With Storming Reunion Gig
Boston Herald Frenetic Crowd Swoons To Zeppelin Reunion
Time Magazin The Song Remains The Same
Reuters It's Been A Long Time, But Led Zeppelin Still Rock
CNN Led Zeppelin brings down the house
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger Led Zeppelin begeistern bei Reunion-Konzert
RP Online Tausende Fans feiern Bühnen-Comeback von Led Zeppelin
Süddeutsche Ein Akt kosmischer Perversion....wäre es, wenn Led Zeppelin nach ihrem grandiosen Comeback-Konzert nie wieder auftreten würden. (incl. Video)
FAZ Eine Legende lebt (incl. Video)
 

 

Pictures from the Rehearsals & the Show

GettyImages Tribute To Ahmet Ertegun - Rehearsals
GettyImages Tribute To Ahmet Ertegun - Performance
Ross Halfin December 10, O2 London
Tangerineman Led Zeppelin in London, December 2007
Buckeye Jon's O2 Pics
 

 

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