01 Rock And Roll
02 Sick Again
03 Over The Hills And Far Away
04 When The Levee Breaks
05 The Song Remains The Same
06 The Rain Song
08 The Wanton Song
09 No Quarter
10 Trampled Underfoot
11 In My Time Of Dying
12 Stairway To Heaven
13 Whole Lotta Love
14 Black Dog
15 Communication Breakdown.
warm-up show for the US tour and a very experimental and minimal set.
This is the complete show, no marathons or improvisations, just the
first live performances of the new Physical Graffiti songs. When The
Levee Breaks is played live for the first time and sounds actually very
good and interesting, and The Wanton Song rocks! The show has some good
points, but is an average Zeppelin show that is enjoyable, but nowhere
near the nirvana they would reach at the end of the forthcoming tour.
The first recording from 1975 and the band's second show in nearly
eighteen months. The crowd erupts as Rock and Roll crashes into motion.
The finale is immediately followed by the explosive opening chords of
the first appearance of Sick Again. Following Over the Hills and Far
Away, Plant tells the crowd "among the new numbers are some old numbers
we never really attempted before... this is one we really always enjoyed
and finally got 'round to playing" before the first rare appearance of
When the Levee Breaks. Bonzo's thunderous intro echoes through the
arena. Plant's initial harmonica outburst threatens to destroy the
taper's equipment. Page's slide work seems slightly out of tune
throughout, a somewhat shaky first attempt.
Page has recently broken one of the fingers on his left hand, forcing
him to adopt a three-fingered playing style with varying results, as
heard during a lackluster The Song Remains the Same. The Rain Song is
followed by the first appearance of Kashmir. After a cut in the tape,
Plant introduces the first rare appearance of The Wanton Song as
"another song of lust." Page butchers the guitar solo. The crowd begins
to clap rhythmically during the final verse of an uneven No Quarter. The
band hammers through the first appearance of Trampled Underfoot.
The new songs are met with approval from the excited crowd. Despite a
few missteps, the band tears through the first appearance of In My Time
of Dying. Stairway to Heaven is introduced as "a permanent favorite."
Plant shreds his voice during the final verse. Whole Lotta Love has been
reduced to a minute-long intro to Black Dog. Plant forgets the lyrics
to the latter. Page's fingers become entangled in the strings during the
guitar solo. The band closes the show with a terribly sloppy