Communication Breakdown, Dazed and Confused, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, How Many More Times
The Danish television broadcast starts with Communication Breakdown, Plant's voice is much lower than usual, sounding very bluesy and syrupy. Page shows off his fast fingerwork in a flawless solo. The introduction of Dazed and Confused is met with polite applause from the studio audience. Bonzo's intensity is on display as he attacks his drums with enthusiasm. The guitar solo section after the bow solo has the whole band going wild. Plant's emotional delivery of Babe I'm Gonna Leave You is mesmerizing. This version gives a new appreciation for the song. The band is in full swing during How Many More Times. Jones gets the band into a funky jam after the bow solo. Plant avoids attempting the final "gun!", causing a bit of confused hesitation in the process. The tape fades out at the end of the song.
The audio and video quality is amazing. Definitely a must see.
1969-03-17 TV-Byen, Gladsaxe, Denmark "Danish TV and Studio Sessions" (Watch Tower)
Clean source, sounds good, about 31 minutes long. You can hear the crowd lightly applauding between songs. They start with a near album version of Communication Breakdown, then Dazed and Confused, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You and How Many More Times. Dazed and Confused and How Many More Times are stretched out a bit, but not too much. Everything sounds outstanding, I could listen to this over and over. The Watch Tower release is nearly identical to the official DVD release, but apparently the last 20 seconds of audio from How Many More Times are cut from the DVD. Where they found the people to quietly sit through this is beyond me, I would have been going nuts.
I remember getting 2nd gen tapes for this show and being blown away. Also got a good VHS copy years ago, I wouldn't trade the official version for anything....BUY IT!
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