"Mudslide" (Pre-bootleg source)
[The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin Vol.44]
Vancouver, BC, Canada
March 21, 1970
Lineage: Maxell Type II (5th gen) > Wavelab > CD-R> EAC > Flac
Perhaps the earliest Led Zeppelin bootleg to be produced was the forty minute soundboard fragment from the first show of their fifth tour of north America: a very cool listen.
02 Organ Improv./Thank You
03 What Is & What Should Never Be
04 Communication Breakdown/Ramble On
05 We're Gonna Groove
06 Since I've Been Loving You
07 Whole Lotta Love (middle cut)
Historically, this show was probably the first to give birth to a bootleg of Led Zeppelin. A disc (single LP) called "Pb" (atomic symbol for lead ... or initials of "pure blues"!) was produced in small quantities in the Seattle area, a few weeks after the concert. A copy fell into the hands of bootleggers label TMQ California who recopied as the "Mudslide" with an error of date (January 71). Many editions were made ??from the "Pb" original, or one of its clones.
This release uses the soundboard tape source (not from vinyl). This is a title that is required for any collection. TDOLZ have packaged it using the TMQ cover, making this a celebration of the original vinyl release. Communication Breakdown, with the Ramble On interlude, We're Gonna Groove, and Heartbreaker are definite stand outs.
NOTE: This comes from the source cassette (a few generations away) but BEFORE the vinyl!
Artwork is included.