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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Morning All,

I recently managed to track down an original (and near mint) copy of this bootleg. Very hard to find these days and big bucks! A friend of mine bought this while we were in senior school 26 years ago but sold it later on. He regrets it now.

As most of you will know, its such a great sounding bootleg (amazing for the shed that is Wembley Arena anyway!) and a great performance from the 8th December 1980. Not being that impressed with the remastered CD release 'Standing On The Arena', I had the vinyl professionally cleaned and have transferred it into WAV files using a USB turntable. I'm really pleased with the result.

Down to my question, does anybody know if the original tape source for this bootleg still exists? It would be fantastic to track it down and get it properly engineered. A friend of mine runs one of the best Led Zeppelin bootleg labels in Japan and the engineer he uses always does an excellent job.

Anyway, I'd be interested in the history of this recording (who made the recording, etc) if anybody knows after all these years.

Best Wishes,

Keith.

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice topic!

Interested in a trade?

mrducksoup@hotmail.com

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sure thing Ducksoup!

By the way, I used to own a copy of the vinyl Duck Soup bootleg. My Brother-In-Law now lives in Seattle and we were over there a few weeks ago to visit him. Way up near the San Juan Islands (which border Canada), I saw a guest house called the Duck Soup lodge; it made me smile. I asked his partner, who is a life long resident, what the significance of DS was but she had never heard of it. The creativity of bootleggers, eh?

Cheers,

Keith.

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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 03:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i allways thiught "Duck Soup" was another Marx brothers film title so the bootlegger was carrying on the "Opera" and "Races" theme.

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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well that's correct too Whiteman but it also seems to have something to do with the Seattle area. Who knows, just some idle trivia!

Cheers,

Keith.

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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 06:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The bootlegger probably had a pint there before the show :-)

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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

of/on topic...

I think my duck soup bootleg is from tokyo 76...
bought in 1984..


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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Duck Soup was definitely from Seattle 1977; however, bootleggers often re-use titles!

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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The LP is reissued a few times as well....!

I think the original issue was with Seattle 1977

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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

zephead2112 wrote:

Down to my question, does anybody know if the original tape source for this bootleg still exists? It would be fantastic to track it down and get it properly engineered. A friend of mine runs one of the best Led Zeppelin bootleg labels in Japan and the engineer he uses always does an excellent job.


Unfortunately, the original tape has never turned up.

Would you mind posting a sample of your remastered recording? I and a few others here would definitely be interested in hearing how it turned out.

Your connection to a LZ Japanese bootleg label sounds interesting. Which one is it? Is there any LZ bootleg news these days? There have been a lot of new releases this year, but not a lot of great ones, like the past couple years.


"The more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you." -- Dan Lampinski



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Posted: 20 Nov 06, 05:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi zephead2112, I'd be interested to trade this cleaned version as well! My website URL is here below.
Thanks,
Riku