Led Zeppelin: Knebworth August 11th 1979 [Fully Filmed Concert]
Led Zeppelin Rarities
Published at : 19 Dec 2020
Led Zeppelin at the Knebworth Festival, on August 11th, 1979.
I felt it was necessary to include the date in the title because this is the Knebworth concert that wasn't remastered on the Led Zeppelin DVD.
The video footage is from the Return of the Dinosaurs bootleg. The only available (and therefore best) complete footage of the concert.
1:00 The Song Remains the Same*
6:11 Celebration Day**
9:46 Black Dog
15:22 Nobody's Fault But Mine
21:25 Over the Hills and Far Away**
27:35 Misty Mountain Hop*
32:53 Since I've Been Loving You
41:42 No Quarter [medley]*
56:45 Hot Dog
1:00:45 The Rain Song
1:08:30 White Summer/Black Mountain Side
1:23:44 Trampled Underfoot
1:30:25 Sick Again**
1:35:37 Achilles Last Stand
1:45:25 Guitar Solo
1:51:30 In the Evening
1:59:08 Stairway to Heaven
2:13:59 Rock and Roll
2:23:56 Whole Lotta Love [medley]
2:34:29 Communication Breakdown
*Last time performed by band with John Bonham
**Last time performed ever by Led Zeppelin
LONG STORY SHORT: I used the best sounding source available for (almost) every song, while syncing it all to the video as well as I could.
LONG STORY: This was pieced together from two different bootlegs, one that sounds flat but perfectly matches the video, and one that sounds GLORIOUS for most of the concert, but is full of cuts and holes. The space inbetween songs is made up of the former of those two, because the latter basically omits everything that isn't a song.
This is my most ambitious upload yet, as it took forever to match the good-sounding soundboard to the bad-sounding one (the speeds were slightly off for every song), then match all the audio to the video. It became somewhat trial and error, especially with Kashmir. The good-sounding bootleg had the Kashmir recording at varying speeds, meaning it would match up to the video at one point, then it would gradually get further and further ahead of the video, while accelerating in its increase in speed (if that makes sense). It became way too extravagant to even attempt to match it up, so I gave up after a good while of trying. The version of Kashmir that I used is from the flat-sounding bootleg, although it's honestly acceptable in quality.
You may notice that the overall sound quality of the concert dips after The Rain Song. That's because of the bootleg, I don't know why it does that. There's not much I can do to make the end of the concert sound as lovely as the beginning, without having access to the original soundboard tapes. Regardless, it's all the best sounding stuff for this concert.
This also took about a day to export. New editing software... I had it export straight to .mp4 (lossy format, I know) instead of its native format. That, and my computer is not a video editing computer by any stretch of the imagination. I'm much better off now than with Windows Movie Maker, though.