Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Day 8: 1/31/1969 New York, NY

1/31/1969 New York, NY  East/West
Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Pat's Delight, How Many More Times, You Shook Me

A quick, efficient set tonight. Get in, get off, get out. Page is in good form, playing an extended solo in I Can't Quit You Baby. Plant's voice is strong, he seems to be holding back during the first few songs, but he loosens up as the set goes on. A rather subdued drum solo in Pat's Delight is followed by a short How Many More Times, similar to the version from the first album. Plant has a dialogue with the crowd during the "got you in the sights..." section. Someone in the audience requests You Shook Me and the band complies. 

The first night in New York may not be the most exciting set the band ever played, but the crowd is left cheering for more. The tape is similar to others from early '69, fairly clear with some distortion. The drums are slightly muddy.

1 comment:

Conner said...

1969-01-31 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (dadgad transfer)
This source is 47:02 in length, about average sounding. Plant comes thru well, Page is a bit soft in the mix, some overall hiss as well and the sound doesn't have much dynamics, but worth the listen. Near the end of the second song (I Can't Quit You Baby) the source changes to one that has a bit more oooomph to it - probably goes from about a '5' to a '7'. I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times and You Shook Me are now sounding much like the release versions, Plant shifts the lyrics a bit here and there, but overall pretty similar.