Sunday, August 16, 2015

On This Day 16 August

Take no prisoners

2015 16 August On This Day Madonna/Led Zeppelin mashup
Justify a Whole Lotta Love (Madonna/Max Audio) Vimeo
I'm not a Madonna fan, and I'm not a fan of mashups, especially when I could be listening to the real deal. So okay, happy birthday and let's move right along.

1969 16 August On This Day Led Zeppelin - Asbury Park, NJ 

  • 1966 The Yardbirds - Denver, CO at Hal-Baby's
  • 1967 The Yardbirds - Pittsburgh, PA at Hunt Armory, Teen Fair
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - Asbury Park, NJ at Asbury Park Convention Hall
  • 1994 Page & Plant - Dolgoch Falls, Wales to record for No Quarter: Unledded 

1969 Led Zeppelin - Asbury Park, NJ (Paul Chiarello photo)
The live album, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded, was recorded outdoors at three locations: Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakesh, Morocco; a slate quarry near Corris in Wales; and at Dolgoch Falls, Wales. Additional recording took place on a sound stage in London with the Egyptian Ensemble and the London Metropolitan Orchestra.

On this day in 1994 the Dolgoch Falls recordings were made. The Dongoch Falls are a series of three waterfalls near Tywyn in the southwestern corner of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Bron-yr-Aur cottage is on the edge of the park.

The Unledded project was for MTV's Unplugged series. Started in 1989 as an acoustic music venue, Page and Plant used a lot of electricity and amplification -- hence the name change. Unledded is supposed to indicate that this music, which combines blues and Middle East sound, is not a Led Zeppelin reunion, and although there are Led Zeppelin songs on the album they're meant to be a new treatment of music that, in my opinion, doesn't improve on them at all.

Of course, any opportunity to listen to Jimmy Page play the guitar is a good thing, no matter what. Even if Madonna's involved.

1994 Page & Plant - Dolgoch Falls, Wales to record for No Quarter: Unledded

1994 Jimmy Page - Dolgoch Falls, Wales to record for No Quarter: Unledded

♪  No Quarter (Led Zeppelin, New York 1973) YouTube
♪  No Quarter/Thank You (Page & Plant 1994) YouTube
♪  No Quarter (Led Zeppelin, O2 2007) YouTube
♪  No Quarter (Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy, 2015 remaster companion disc) YouTube

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