Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Led Zeppelin – Spokane, WA (12/30/68)

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Led Zeppelin
Gonzaga University Gymnasium, Spokane, Washington
December 30, 1968

Original source lineage:
1st gen Cass > DATn > DAT > CDR > flac

Flacs decoded to wav with TLH

Revisions with Adobe Audition 3.0.1:
– appended wavs
– speed corrected (93.4 shrink)
– clicks and gaps between tracks removed
– a couple of micro repeats and pops edited out

Tracked with CD Wave, encoded to flac 8 with Flac Frontend, tagged and verified

1. Train Kept A Rollin
2. I Can’t Quit You Baby
3. As Long As I Have You
4. Dazed and Confused
5. White Summer / Black Mountain Side
6. How Many More Times
7. Pat’s Delight (fades out)

Revised by pernod/Bert13
Saturday May 14, 2011

This is the original source Zeppelin Digital used for their speed corrected release, it would seem to be the only transfer which has ever been circulated. I have no idea what software ZD used for their speed correction but this actually sounds a bit better and looks more solid in spectral as well. It’s about time this historical show got upgraded after circulating for so many years. It had a few minor issues besides the slow speed which I’ve corrected to the best of my abilities without using additional processing. The recording is quite good and very listenable in my opinion but tends to overload and distort when the band is hitting on all cilinders. The levels fluctuate occasionally as well but that’s only natural, considering the recording has been made more than 42 years ago. Thanks to the taper and the people who circulated this source originally.

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