Thursday, 31 March 2016

Robert Plant [1983.09] KBFH (Absolute Best Version)



Robert Plant
The King Biscuit Flower Hour
-[Absolute Best Version]-
Stereo Broadcast Vinyl

Performance Dates:
September 20, 1983 The Summit, Houston, TX
September 21, 1983 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
September 22, 1983 Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX

Broadcast Dates:
1984.01.29 (Part 1)
1984.02.05 (Part 2)

Track List:
CD1 - 1984.01.29 Broadcast (sides A, B & C)
In The Mood
Pledge Pin
Messin' With The Mekon
Worse Than Detroit
Moonlight In Samosa
Fat Lip
Two Step
CD2 - 1984.02.05 Broadcast (sides A, B & C)
Other Arms
Horizontal Departure
Pledge Pin
Slow Dancer
Like I've Never Gone
Big Log
Burning Down One Side
CD3 - Rare "D" Sides - Broadcast versions - no announcer
In The Mood
Big Log

This is a four album set of vinyl broadcast discs used to distribute the King Biscuit Flower Hour to radio stations affiliates in the USA for weekly broadcasts. Long sought after by Zeppelin & Plant fans alike, only part of this short series has been available from the broadcast tapes until now. The quality you'll hear here surpasses that of previous "leaks" of the SBD material, especially the definition of the high frequencies.
Does anybody remember.... dynamics? The range on this recording is spectacular - nice and open - no clipping.

The only thing I did to this was meticulously remove any noticeable pops or crackles. I did NOT just run a generic pop filter on the entire set of audio, as that usually harms the recording in an unpleasant way.
This set runs as the broadcast did, with one exception: I removed all but one Honda Shadow commercial (they were all exactly the same and played at EVERY break). All other commercials are left in place. This entire transfer is precisely tracked so you can easily skip parts you don't want to hear. There are 43 tracks total, filling 3CDs:

01 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Bill Minkin - Introduction
02 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Honda Shadow
03 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Budweiser 1
04 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - In The Mood
05 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Pledge Pin
06 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Levis Blue Jeans
07 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Budweiser 2
08 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Bill Minkin
09 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Messin With The Mekon
10 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Good Evening Plantations
11 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Worse Than Detroit
12 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Plantations
13 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Moonlight In Samosa
14 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Bill Minkin
15 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Budweiser 3
16 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Bill Minkin
17 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Fat Lip
18 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Two Step.flac
19 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Bill Minkin.flac
20 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - Budweiser 4
21 - CD1 - 1984.01.29 - Part 1 - End Credits
22 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Bill Minkin - Introduction
23 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Budweiser 5
24 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Bill Minkin
25 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Other Arms
26 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Horizontal Departure
27 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Pledge Pin
28 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Bill Minkin
29 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Budweiser 6
30 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Bill Minkin
31 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Plant and Band Introductions
32 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Slow Dancer
33 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Like I've Never Been Gone
34 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Bill Minkin
35 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Budweiser 7
36 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Bill Minkin
37 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Big Log
38 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - Burning Down One Side
39 - CD2 - 1984.02.05 - Part 2 - End Credits
40 - CD3 - 1984.01.29 - Bonus! - Side D - In The Mood (pre-broadcast)
41 - CD3 - 1984.02.05 - Bonus! - Side D - Big Log (pre-broadcast)
42 - CD3 - 1984.01.29 - Bonus! - Radio Promo for Part 1
43 - CD3 - 1984.02.05 - Bonus! - Radio Promo for Part 2

Also included are hi-res scans of one of the four records, the accompanying documentation - cue sheets, scripts and a letter to the radio station program directors from David Knight, the producer of the show.
This set was rescued from a record store by Krambo199 with real money. The album covers are plain white (since this set was meant to be played once for broadcast and discarded) and the price sticker from the record shop is intact. Without disclosing what he paid, let me assure you that Krambo199 is being very generous in offering this to the community for free - especially since it is so rare. From what I can tell, this is the first time it has been available in full, including the "D" sides that feature cuts mastered for broadcast in regular rotation, outside the King Biscuit show.-Orignal

Vocals: Robert Plant
Guitar: Robbie Blunt & Bob Mayo
Bass : Paul Martinez
Keys : Jezz Woodroffe & Bob Mayo
Drums : Phil Collins

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  1. http://www.mediafire.com/download/cvlo70y0s49jbjr/RP198309king-YUP.rar

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