A Garden Tapes special feature
by Eddie Edwards
The Garden Tapes » Led Zeppelin DVD » Madison Square Garden 1973 » Misty Mountain Hop
Most of Misty Mountain Hop as heard on DVD does not match up with the bootlegs from the 28th or 29th, so it has to be assumed that it's from the 27th. There is one section, though, that is definitely from the 28th. It takes time to locate the joins when they are so neat and tidy, especially with no reference tape from the 27th, but it can be done.
The first part of the song, almost to the end of the third verse, is from the 27th. It changes to the 28th at 0:08:02 just as Robert starts to sing "I really don't care..." and stays there through the guitar solo and the last verse. The switch back to the 27th comes as the "...spirits fly" and is accompanied by a clearly audible and very peculiar "bleep" at NTSC 0:09:32, PAL 0:09:33. Where this came from and how it slipped past quality control is a mystery.
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