AUGUST 31, 1971
Jimmy Page is in top form, tearing through a flawless solo during Immigrant Song. He raises the bar with another
excellent set of solos during Heartbreaker. Bonzo plays with incredible finesse during Since I've Been Loving You.
Plant's voice cracks a few times, but it doesn't stop him from unleashing some blood-curdling screams. Page is in
a fun mood, occupying himself with playful licks and riffs between songs.
Dazed and Confused is outstanding. Page further develops his bow solo routine and the excellent guitar
solo/workout section continues to expand. Page plays some licks from White Summer during the outro, as he did
in Tulsa a year earlier. A truly amazing performance. After Plant introduces Black Dog, Bonzo can be heard
shouting "are ya alright Jimmy?!" to which Page responds in a voice mimicking Bonzo, "ye, I'm alright!" The song
is incredibly heavy, Bonzo sounds as if he's pounding directly on your brain. Plant freely improvises new lyrics
throughout. The band does a little stutter-step hesitation before the second verse, unsure of when to stop.
Plant announces "this is one for New York" as Page plays a funky new intro to Celebration Day. The tape shifts to
the audience source early in the song. Plant asks the crowd to "shut up a bit more" before That's the Way. There
is a dropout in the tape near the end of the song. There is a slight cut during What is and What Should Never Be
before the soundboard source returns during the guitar solo. The coda is a brutal sonic attack. Plant screams
"good evening!" at the crowd before introducing Moby Dick.
Whole Lotta Love is preceded by an excellent heavy jam. The medley includes an extended Boogie Chillen jam,
Elvis Presley's My Baby Left Me, and an excellent A Mess of Blues. Unfortunately, the tape is cut during a great
funky jam leaving us at Jones's organ solo, already in progress. Thank You is absolutely amazing, it seems to get
better every night. After the band leaves the stage, there is an amusing stage announcement informing "William
Combus, your wallet's up here..."
This 2 CD SET is an excellent soundboard recording with a fairly clear audience recording filling the gaps. The
sound is full and clear, an excellent recording of an amazing performance... A Must have !!!
LED ZEPPELIN 2 CD SET
WITH CASE & INSERT ARTWORK
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