1970-03-07 Montreux Casino, Switzerland
A JRK Remaster
"Divinity" Rip: CD>EAC>WAV>FLAC
"The Great Beast 666" Rip: Silvers>foobar2000>flac
1.) We're Gonna Groove
2.) I Can't Quit You
3.) Dazed and Confused
5.) White Summer/Black Mountain Side
7.) Since I've Been Loving You
8.) Organ Solo
9.) Thank You
10.) What is and What Should Never Be
11.) Moby Dick
12.) How Many More Times
(Medley Includes The Hunter/Boogie Chillun'/Bottle Up 'n Go/My Baby Left Me/Jenny Jenny/The Lemon Song)
13.) Whole Lotta Love
14.) Communication Breakdown
Led Zeppelin's performance here needs no extensive explanation; it's another great example of their "tight but loose" live show. It's also one of the curious series of performances that came near the end of their touring in support of Led Zeppelin II, as by the summer of 1970 they reformed their set to include much more of Led Zeppelin III.
The excellent audience recording from this night has been released by many bootleg labels, notably by Empress Valley Supreme Disk under the title "Intimidator." Though it's a spectacular recording, EV was far too heavy-handed with their work on the tape, and their version sounds overly hot and shrill as a result. Plant's vocals are already high in the mix and their work accentuates it painfully.
The release "Divinity" from the Atlantic Ocean bootleg label has a far more natural sound. They didn't do nearly as much to the recording as EV. As such, it's a more enjoyable recording. I left this section largely as is, with minor EQ to reduce some boomy mid-bass. I think it's best to let the recording be, this is a case of less being more. The natural sound of the recording is really awesome as is.
The audience recording is not complete; it ends a little through How Many More Times. Fortunately, there's another source with excellent sound. This is the radio broadcast soundboard tape (ripped from EVSD's "The Great Beast 666"). This tape captures Moby Dick through Communication Breakdown and sounds awesome! It's very crisp and clear with decent separation, and just a little hiss. I decided to replace the audience section from Moby Dick through the end of the concert with the broadcast tape. All I did to the soundboard section was match the volume to the audience section for continuity.
This is now what I feel is the definitive sounding presentation of the performance. I hope you enjoy, and as always, play this LOUD!