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Led Zeppelin, O2 Arena, London 10th December 2007

I contacted the people behind all the Group/Personal Projects for Led Zeppelin recordings, who do a fantastic job by the way, and asked them to work their magic on my O2 Arena reunion concert. This is the result, I hope that those people who missed it the first time can now enjoy it, to replace the butchered version officially released.

Led Zeppelin - "For Trainspotters Only"
December, 10th, 2007, London, England, The O2 Arena, Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Reunion Concert And Benefit
Remastered Audience Recording, (A Group/Personal Project)
Lineage: Sony D7 DAT recorder and Sony ECM-717 microphone (Maxell 180 minute DAT tape) > playback on a Fostex D5 DAT recorder via AES/EBU pro coaxial digital lead into a Fostex CR200 > recorded onto TDK CDRs > PC > wave (using Adobe Audition 3) > Megaupload > Download > HD > Remaster > Flac (Level.8, Align On SBE'S)
Label: N/A
Original Taper: Jules McTrainspotter

This is A Group/Personal Project by "Those Guys That Pull Up In The Spot Looking Extra Fly", Jules McTrainspotter, Paul, The 7th Son, Joel, Mike, Grendel, And Acapulco Gold.

We hope that who ever picks this up will enjoy this, and will pass it along and share it with others, or just pass.

This is not meant to be a "Definitive" edition.

Cheers and thanks go out to:

- The taper "Jules McTrainspotter" for taping and sharing his recording with everyone in the community, and for allowing us to work on his recording, and for working on it with us. It was a pleasure working with you mate.

- Phil for putting together the artwork for this release, very nice of you to do so.

Requested and Dedicated to my mate Jules McTrainspotter.

Disc One:

1) Introduction
2) Good Times, Bad Times
3) Ramble On
4) Black Dog
5) In My Time Of Dying (Includes: "Honey Bee")
6) For Your Life
7) Trampled Underfoot
8) Nobody's Fault But Mine
9) No Quarter
10) Since I've Been Loving You

Disc Two:

1) Dazed And Confused
2) Stairway To Heaven
3) The Song Remains The Same
4) Misty Mountain Hop (Includes: "I Can't Quit You Baby" (Tease) )
5) Kashmir
6) Whole Lotta Love (Includes: "Boogie Chillen")
7) Rock And Roll


Please Do Not Convert To Lossy Formats
Please Do Not Sell
Please Share With Others


I'd like to start off the notes for this project with notes I received from my mate Jules McTrainspotter about his concert experience and the history of this recording:

I received a ticket for the Led Zeppelin reunion concert at the O2 Arena through the courtesy of my friend John, who had flown down from Glasgow that morning.
I met up with him at Piccadilly Circus in the West End of London the afternoon of the concert.
He did a deal and got the ticket for me, and paid £400 (about $700). The ticket was a wristband and so we went downstairs into the Underground station and a nice shoe repair man got it onto my wrist.
When we were waiting to get into the Arena (standing downstairs) there was only a cursory look at the wristband, and a very halfhearted security check of bags.
The allocation of tickets was a farce, as every fan in the World knows.
When Harvey Goldsmith came on stage ,my friend, in his best Glaswegian accent shouted "f*!k off yer bastard!" which I think summed things up rather well!
Having never been to the O2 Arena I had no idea about where to be, so it was more luck than good planning that we were standing dead centre, in front of the mixing desk and about 30 yards or so from the stage.
As the start of the concert drew closer, I started to get more nervous, hoping that my DAT recorder would fire up, and the tape would run OK.
Now I know why everyone uses hard drive recorders today, but I am old fashioned! As it happened, I was and still am extremely pleased with how it turned out.
At the end of the concert I tried to get out as quickly as I could, to get the Underground to Waterloo mainline station, as I had left my car at a different railway line station, as my line stops running before Midnight.
I had to wait until I got home from work the next day to transfer the DAT master onto CDRs.
It was of course a magical and extremely special night, and extremely unlikely to be repeated. There were problems with the sound, and a number of feedback problems, I have seen better sound crews at my local pub on a live band night. And of course, as any taper will tell you, it is difficult to really concentrate and enjoy the concert, as one is constantly fretting over your recording, and the people around you, hoping to avoid the talkers, whistlers, clappers and whoopers. But having said that, all I can say is: "thank you John for buying me a ticket and getting me into this wonderful concert!".

Review about the performance from

This show is hot! Simply the best of all four documented reunion concerts they played!
From the opening bars of Good Times Bad Times it's obvious the band rehearsed so long that caused of a near perfect playing through the whole show.
Jason sounds really fantastic and his playing is very similar to his great late dad, John. Jimmy is in a peak form - his solos are tight, full of energy and he didn't miss anything tonight! Just listen to In My Time Of Dying - a pure genius.
For Your Life is played live before large audience for the first time in its entirety here as well as Ramble On.
Dazed And Confused and No Quarter are playing in a more compact, shortened versions but it doesn't means lack of magic.
Kashmir is bombastic and two heavy encores closing this spiritual event.

What we've done to make this project:

- We've reduced some of the "hotness" in the recording, bringing the volume to a more reasonable level.

- We've tried to balance the instruments as best we could.

- We've tried to bring out things that we're buried in the raw recording (cheers, comments, clapping, etc)

- We've tried to recreate a better sense of ambiance and a feel of the acoustics of the venue as best we can, especially for a venue as large as the O2.

In regards to the title:

The title is a play on the classic "For Badgeholders Only" bootleg, and is an homage to the taper Jules McTrainspotter.

Hope everyone here will enjoy this.


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I must apologize my dumb pc wouldn't download it but from my phone it downloaded just fine.

Thank you

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Yea sorry about that you're right the link is valid for some reason firefox kept failing to load the page and when I hit the link on my phone the download started immediately sounds great by the way.
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