My problem lies with the deletion of the original album availability. We've been waiting decades now for it.  It was engineered by Andy Johns and also mixed by him at Olympic Studios, London. Is there anyone on this board who prefers the butchered 2007 version to the original near-perfect version? Presumably the reason for this cut had something to do with fitting in the music around the footage of Jonesey's fantasy sequence, but it's a tragic loss. The version that made it onto the album evolved out of a faster version Led Zeppelin had recorded earlier at Headley Grange, an old mansion in east Hampshire, England. No Quarter Lyrics: Close the door, put out the light / You know they won't be home tonight / The snow falls hard and don't you know? IMO, those should be presented as bonus tracks.
The re-release fixed (dropped) this "effect", but also dropped the intro to the solo which is COMPLETELY INSANE. If there is an issue whereby Jimmy HAS to keep the remastered release the exact same, fine, I can deal with the shitty, butchered 2007 NQ. Which is basically, the Heywood version. Only a complete madman...or Jimmy Page I guess. From Bonzo's crash as Jonesey starts the keyboard solo, through to quite near the end of the instrumental, including the section that was cut from the film - 28th.4. Your previous content has been restored. The last part of Robert's singing is different - see 'The Garden Tapes' website. With all the bonus track mania going on with the Zep reissues, how couldn't Page put the full live NQ with the full solo from 1976 version on this new TSTRS release, at least as a bonus track? We know by now that the new CD usually features the same audio as the new DVD, so it's with some trepidation that we move on to check it out.
Then to add insult to injury instead of fixing the movie version to match the soundtrack, he did the opposite in 2007. Even though the old LP mix isn't the greatest, I prefer it to the overly processed sound of the 2007 remaster. I want the mix where Plant's voice isn't artificially, and quite obviously changed like the original version at "venture the path where no ones on.... aaaaaahhhhhhh" (3mins in) and again after the long interlude. Jimmy simply changed way too much on NQ re-release 2007. thank goodness we have Eddie Edwards who studied the what and whereabouts of TSRTS (and HTWWW, the Beeb sessions, Olympia 69) on his scholarly thorough (and still witty) The Garden Tapes website. MAYBE, just maybe some parts of the 2007 issue are from another recording day. He was particularly fond of playing Rachmaninoff pieces, but sometimes included Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and "Amazing Grace" as part of an extended medley.. I never understood it since the first time I heard it. On Led Zeppelin's concert tours from 1975 onward, Jones would also play a short piano concerto (on a Steinway B-211 grand piano) frequently turning the seven-minute song into a performance exceeding twenty and sometimes even thirty to thirty-five minutes, in a handful of cases. It sounded shitty. Then from the piano part to the complete solo of Jimmy, this is from the cd 1976Then again back to the movie. "No Quarter" is a song by Led Zeppelin that appears on their 1973 album Houses of the Holy. The last part of the instrumental is easy to spot as being very different from the film. Thank You was only played on the last night, so Jimmy wasn´t able to choose the best out of 3, or "frankenstein" the best pieces of three nights to create one super version. Powered by Invision Community, Song Remains the Same Re-Issue - No Quarter. 10: 'No Quarter' – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs", "The 20 greatest Led Zeppelin songs of all time", The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair, Led Zeppelin songs written or inspired by others, Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga, Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=No_Quarter_(song)&oldid=980335931, Songs written by John Paul Jones (musician), Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 September 2020, at 23:04. However, Jimmy can still release the original 76' release NQ in a remastered source as a bonus. Unlike the HTWWW remaster, where it's dialed back a little. , During live performances, John Paul Jones frequently improvised on keyboards and performed parts of classical music. You really do need the original - and, like Walter said, that way you'd also have the old solo at the end of Celebration Day, too. Why not do that?, In fact, why not release the album with two remastered versions, the original 76' and the 2007 of the album with all the bonus songs (SIBLY, MMH, The Ocean, BD, OTHAFA, etc.)
 Jimmy Page applied vari-speed to drop the whole song a semi-tone, in order to give it a thicker and more intense mood. Checked out the remastered Rock And Roll. Beautifully remastered sound this new version may have, but it's not fit to lick the boots of the version on the original album. By I have *heard* that the live versions on their 1975 and 1977 tour run significantly longer. It was written by John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Like "Immigrant Song" two albums prior, it evokes imagery from the Vikings and Norse mythology, with lyrics such as “the winds of Thor are blowing cold.”, Record producer Rick Rubin has remarked on the song's structure, "It takes such confidence to be able to get really quiet and loose for such a long time. What you see are images of No Quarter 5-24-1975, TSRTS 1973Hope you like it.This is not from one concert, look for 'The Garden Tapes': great work where some one has worked out how The Song Remains the Same was made: No Quarter: 1. It just detracts. Curiously, though, there are moments towards the end of the track, such as at 10:58 and 11:38, where slightly jumpy sounds from the cymbals give rise to suspicions of cuts or edits that do not actually exist! It appears in both the film versions and both live album versions of The Song Remains the Same, released in 1976 and expanded in 2007. I have the original version, which I substitute into the re-mastered albums, but the sound quality is not the same. Just before Robert enters for the first verse, a very small timing error, in the shape of an extra quarter-beat, has been introduced. You killed No Quarter...You Bastard (South Park reference, no offense meant). Many of those versions are masterpieces, but some of the eerie quality of the original arrangement was often sacrificed. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Went through five LP's and countless tapes from 1978 - 1990 when I bought the CD. It just went straight into the solo, and, parts were different as well. or 10 min. Possibly. You really do need the original - and, like Walter said, that way you'd also have the old solo at the end of Celebration Day, too. / The winds of Thor are blowing cold / They're wearing steel that' I used to play the shit outta TSRTS on my record player and car tape deck back in the day. This and the return of the main keyboard theme - 27th.5. There appears to sound like a cut or some other kind of tape fuck up as Jimmy was doing that sweet rhythm intro before the solo. I love No Quarter and much prefer the live version on the Song Remains the Same to the studio version on Houses of the Holy. Of course I found out later that the movie version and the soundtrack version were different but still, why did Jimmy do that on the original movie version? It's cleaner and better-disguised but the timing is not quite right, resulting in a 9/8 bar interrupting the 4/4 flow. "No Quarter" was performed at Led Zeppelin's reunion show at the O2 Arena in London on 10 December 2007, and was played in C minor to accompany Plant's vocals. ", From 1973, "No Quarter" became a centerpiece at Led Zeppelin concerts, being played at virtually every show the band performed until 1980 (it was eventually discarded on their final tour "Over Europe" in that year). Song No Quarter (Live at MSG 1973) [2007 Remix] Artist Led Zeppelin; Album The Song Remains the Same; Licensed to YouTube by WMG (on behalf of Rhino Atlantic) Show more Show less. If you look search for: Led Zeppelin No Quarter Live 1973 best audio mix II, you'll see the images of 1973 TSRTS version that's a much better version. Led Zeppelin - No Quarter Live 1973 best audio mix - YouTube Display as a link instead, × I understand everyone's gripe about NQ but the original mix is still available and any good Zeppelin fan worth his bones should have both versions anyway. but NOT Thank You from the last night in NY? Are you sure? You cannot paste images directly.
No Quarter The later versions of No Quarter, such as those performed on the 1977 tour, contained some of the band's most fascinating and exciting instrumental improvisations. I took the movie tapes from the video TSRTS: in this mix you can hear the singing of Robert better. I am afraid, he simply wasn´t satisfied with the version of the 29th. Jimmy Page also used a short segment of theremin as an added sound effect while playing the song live, as can additionally be seen in the movie. That is unfortunately not possible because, as I'm sure you're sick of me mentioning by now, no bootleg tape has yet surfaced of the first part of the first night.
[Led] Zeppelin completely changed how we look at what popular music can be. Like it or not if that is the case it should be left as is, just like the original solo.