Led Zeppelin Sixth U. K. Return To The Clubs Tour
March 5, 1971 - April 1, 1971

MARCH 5 - ULSTER HALL, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND (FRIDAY, 8:30pm)
The band debuted Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, Cumberland Gap, Honey Bee, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), The Lemon Song..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, [ cut ], Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Bring It On Home.
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. Almost 104 minutes.
Details: A historic show in average quality at its best. Taped some 2/3 of the way back with the cassette machine positioned on the floor. The main noticebale drawback is the audience that is very loud. Several members of the audience yelling and screaming continuously throughout. There is distortion too.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): 911117 - 1971 Ireland 2 Dayz (Tarantura2000), Back To The Clubs Belfast 1971 (Wendy Records, original & reissue), Black Helmet (Sharaku), Black Velvet (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), & Listen To This Murphy (Tarantura2000)

Comments: The recording is slightly distorted as per many of the audience recordings of the time. Make no mistake about it, what you are hearing is Led Zeppelin at the very top of their game. Tonight's set kicks off with a bombastic Immigrant Song, crushing the audience with it's immense volume. A superb Heartbreaker follows, complete with a compact guitar solo. This concert is a must for any Robert Plant fan. He gives the show 110% and the unbelievable power of his amazing high pitched vocals is evident right from the start. A full-on version of Black Dog complete with a mistake in the first instrumental passage. For a long time, we have all wondered what the first ever public performance of Stairway To Heaven must have been like. Well, wonder no more for now it can be heard. Zeppelin finish the main set with a compact Whole Lotta Love medley. Rock And Roll is another preview, played at a frantic pace.

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MARCH 6 - NATIONAL BOXING STADIUM, DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (SATURDAY, 8:30pm)
Phil Carson, Atlantic Records' executive, joining the band on bass on C'mon Everybody.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Dazed And Confused, Going To California [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Suzie Q, Some Other Guy, Honey Bee, Sugar Mama Blues, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), The Lemon Song, That's Alright Mama..) [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, C'mon Everybody [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. 110 minutes.
Details: A very similar source to the previous night's one. Maybe a touch better in balance of instruments, also is more clearer too and close to the stage. A distortion is present here and muffled portions are fair at best still. Dazed And Confused suffers from many interferences. C'mon Everybody is only a few guitar riffs.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): 911117 - 1971 Ireland 2 Dayz (Tarantura2000), Back To The Clubs Belfast 1971 (Wendy Records), Black Helmet (Sharaku), Black Velvet (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), Crazed Attack (Crazy Dream), Heavyweight Champion (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Hey Baby Don't You Go That Way (Beelzebub Records), I Can't Beleieve It! (Tarantura2000), & The Performance Of Kells (Wendy Records)

Comments: A really rare show and a great one! The sound is vibrant and raw. The playing is amazing, and Robert's voice is so high ... just listen to Black Dog! All of the fourth album songs, including Stairway To Heaven, are played for the second time ever at this show and sound great! Rock And Roll in particular has a totally different arrangement from the album. Either way, this show is exciting and amazing playing from Jimmy, Jonesy, Bonzo and Robert's voice at its peak. What's very interesting, Chris Welch reported they played Summertime Blues instead of C'Mon Everybody, with Phil Carson on bass guitar as guest star.

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MARCH 9 - THE REFECTORY, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND (TUESDAY)
MARCH 10 - RUTHERFORD COLLEGE, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND (WEDNESDAY, 9pm)
MARCH 11 - GARDEN COURT, WEST REFECTORY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, 9pm)
MARCH 13 - BATH PAVILION, BATH, ENGLAND (SATURDAY)
John Paul Jones' keyboard failed during Since I've Been Loving You.
MARCH 14 - TRENTHAM GARDENS BALLROOM, HANLEY, STOKE, ENGLAND (SUNDAY, 8pm)
The concert was moved from The Place, Hanley, Stoke, England. John Paul Jones' amp caught on fire.
MARCH 16 - MOUNTFORD HALL, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND (TUESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled because Robert Plant had laryngitis and rescheduled to May 10, 1971.
MARCH 18 - MAYFAIR BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, 10pm)
MARCH 19 - MANCHESTER ACADEMY, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (FRIDAY, 8:30pm)
MARCH 20 - THE BELFRY, SUTTON COLDFIELD, WEST MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (SATURDAY)
The concert was moved from Stepmothers Club, Birmingham, England.
MARCH 21 - NOTTINGHAM BOAT CLUB, NOTTINGHAM, EAST MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (SUNDAY, 7:30pm)
MARCH 23 - MARQUEE CLUB, LONDON, ENGLAND (TUESDAY, 7:30pm)
Allegedly, all four members of Queen attended this show.
MARCH 25 - IN CONCERT, PARIS THEATRE, LONDON, ENGLAND (THURSDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled because Robert Plant had laryngitis and rescheduled to April 1, 1971. The later replacements were Brinsley Schwarz and The Keef Hartley Band.
APRIL 1 - IN CONCERT, PARIS THEATRE, LONDON, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, rehearsal at 3pm)


APRIL 1 - IN CONCERT, PARIS THEATRE, LONDON, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, recording session between 9pm and 10:45pm)
The show was rescheduled from March 25, 1971.
Broadcast between 7pm and 8pm on John Peel's "In Concert", Radio One, April 4, 1971 (Sunday) and repeated between 7pm and 8pm on "Sound Of The Seventies", Radio One, April 7, 1971 (Wednesday).
Actual broadcast contained the following tracks: John Peel Introduction, Immigrant Song, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California, That's The Way, What Is And What Should Never Be, and Whole Lotta Love.
First BBC transcription disc (made on April 2nd, 1971 by Page and Plant) was mixed down into one hour format from the original tapes at the BBC's Transcription Studios in Kensington, Shepherd's Bush, London and includes of the following songs: John Peel Introduction, Communication Breakdown, Dazed And Confused, Going To California, Stairway To Heaven, What Is And What Should Never Be, and Whole Lotta Love (edit version).
A later transcription disc from April 5th, 1971 saw Page overseeing the mono two-track to stereo mixing ("Rock Hour" export series) and utilized the following tracks: John Peel Introduction, Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California, and Whole Lotta Love (edit version). At last there are several bootleg sources that contains an excerpts from another BBC tape with tracks never broadcasted before.
Finally, almost whole broadcast (minus some of John Peel's intro, What Is And What Should Never Be false start, some of Whole Lotta Love medley, and Communication Breakdown was released on BBC Sessions album in 1997.

Recording Includes: DJ John Peel Introduction, Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California, That's The Way, What Is And What Should Never Be false start, What Is And What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin' Little Baby, Fixin' To Die Blues, That's Alright Mama, Ain't Nobody's Bizness, For What It's Worth, Mess O' Blues, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song, Crying Time..), Thank You, Communication Breakdown (<< I Feel So Bad, Broke Down Engine Blues..), DJ John Peel Outroduction.
Source: Complete superb 1st professional pre-FM radio recording. 106 minutes.
Details: This is an excellent radio master. The original separation of the instruments are poor with the vocals in the left channel and the guitar in the right channel and the drums and bass in the middle.

Recording Includes: DJ John Peel Introduction, Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California, That's The Way, What Is And What Should Never Be false start, What Is And What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin' Little Baby, Fixin' To Die Blues, That's Alright Mama, Ain't Nobody's Bizness, For What It's Worth, Mess O' Blues, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song, Crying Time..), Thank You, Communication Breakdown (<< I Feel So Bad, Broke Down Engine Blues..), DJ John Peel Outroduction.
Source: Complete superb 2nd professional pre-FM radio recording. 101 minutes.
Details: This is an excellent edited master for the radio. This source is identical in sound to the above except for that this missing some of Plant's chatter between the songs and instruments separation is done correctly.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Thank You, Communication Breakdown (<< I Feel So Bad, Broke Down Engine Blues..), Dazed And Confused, MC, Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], Going To California, That's The Way, What Is And What Should Never Be false start, What Is And What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin' Little Baby, Fixin' To Die Blues, That's Alright Mama, Ain't Nobody's Bizness, For What It's Worth, Mess O' Blues, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song, Crying Time..), MC.
Source: Incomplete excellent professional radio broadcast. 99 minutes.
Comments: This is an excellent edited radio broadcast with some songs out of order. This source differs slightly from other two versions with instruments separation, also excludes lots of banter between the songs.

Official LP Reference(s): BBC Sessions (Atlantic) & Missing BBC Sessions Tracks (Atlantic)

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Absence (Toasted Records), Ballcrusher (Flat), BBC Broadcast (K&S Records & Trade Mark Of Quality original and reissue), BBC Broadcasts (Sunburn Records), BBC Concert (no label & Berkeley), BBC Transcription Services (BBCTS Records), BBC Zep (Contraband Music, King Kong & PQ), Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 1 (Rock Solid Records), Bonham's Rebirth (The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label), Carnival (Toasted Records), The Complete BBC Performances (Toasted Records), Early Jitters (Turtle), File Under: Led Zeppelin (Master), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Hiawatha Express (Ze Anonym Plattenspieler), Idolescence (Volsung), In The Light 1969 (LZL4 A-D), In The Light 69-85 (Zipp Zapp), LA Forum 6/25 1972 (Trade Mark of UFO), Led Zeppelin (Joker & String Records), Led Zeppelin 71 (TM1698 & LXXXIV Series), Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), Live (Instant Analysis), Live In Japan 69 (TM 1698), Live In London (LZ 1791A-B), Live In London 1971 (Matt Records), On Tour - The Backstage Story (ORYLZ18957 A-B, DPLZ3569 A-B), Over London (European Fan Club), Paris Studios 1971 (Atlantic), Royal Albert Hall (Jester Productions, LXXXIV Series & Raring Records), Spare Parts (Toasted Records), Stairway To Heaven (Contraband Music, HH STH issue, Jester Productions, & Trade Mark Of Quality), Stairway To The Moon (no label), Thundershoot (no label), Trade Mark Of Quality Years (Trade Mark Of Quality), Unburied Dead Zeppo's Grave (TM 1698, both issues), & Zep Over Europe (Earthworks)

Official CD Reference(s): BBC Sessions (Atlantic)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): BBC (Last Stand Disc), BBC Archives (Scorpio Japan), BBC In Concert (Forever Standard Series)), BBC Rock Hour (Bumble Bee bonus CDR disc), BBC Sessions (Last Stand Disc), BBC Sessions 1971 (Lighthouse), BBC Zep (Antrabata Reference Master "2nd edition"), BBC Zep Original Master (Tarantura), Breaking The Rules At The Beeb 1969-1971 (Beelzebub Records), Classics Off The Air 2&3 (Neutral Zone), The Complete British Broadcasting Corporation Radio Sessions (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), Real Complete BBC Sessions: 1971 (Tarantura2000), Real Complete BBC Sessions: BBC Zep (Tarantura2000, all 3 editions), Return To Paris Theatre 1971 (Scorpio EU), Secret History Of Led Zeppelin (Scorpio EU), Stairway To Heaven (Cobra Standard Series), & The Valkyrie's Vigil (Tarantura2000)

Comments: "This is something we've waited for a long time on the Sunday repeated to Wednesday concert, and I know it's going to be well worth the wait. Would you welcome please Led Zeppelin!" John Peel announced the band. This is the famous BBC concert show that was released in 1997 legally. But here we have it 100% complete and unedited, and it is indeed a great, although not completely spectacular, show. Robert's voice is amazing, really showing no signs of the flu when he lost it the week before. Bonham is thunderous, Jones plays some of the best and heaviest-sounding bass I have ever heard and Jimmy is on top form. But there's a nervousness that adds a little tension to the show, most likely due to the studio atmosphere. The version of Black Dog is great and gutsy, and the one-two opening punch of Immigrant Song into Heartbreaker is very powerful. One of the best versions of Since I've Been Loving You I have ever heard, with Robert's vocals being the absolute stunner. The versions of Dazed And Confused and Whole Lotta Love are also spectacular. Just before the Whole Lotta Love, John Peel back for the introduction: "I'm going to sing on the next one" he jokes with Robert, who also made refference to Ray Steven's hit Bridget The Midget.

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Led Zeppelin European Interlude
May 3, 1971 - July 5, 1971

MAY 3 - K.B. HALLEN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (MONDAY)
The show is married by some rowdy members of the audience. This date contains the only known performed and recorded full versions of Four Sticks and Gallows Pole and the debuts of Celebration Day and Misty Mountain Hop. More interestingly, Richard Cole made its appearance, playing tablas and conga drums during Whole Lotta Love.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Going To California, That's The Way, What Is And What Should Never Be, Four Sticks, Gallows Pole, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, That's Alright Mama, Mess O' Blues, Honey Bee, Sugar Mama Blues, The Lemon Song..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Celebration Day..), [ cut ], Misty Mountain Hop, Rock And Roll.
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 123 minutes.
Details: The recording is clear but a little distant. This results in the rhythm section getting pushed slightly to the rear with Plant's vocals up-front and Page's guitar somewhere in the middle of the mix. There is almost no tape hiss. No doubt one of the best audience recordings for the era.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Live In Copenhagen July 21 1971 & Staines March 25 1969 (Rock Solid Records) & Loose Ends (Supercharded Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Copenhagen 1971 (Cobra Standard Series), In Concert In Copenhagen (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), K, B (Image Quality), The Last Rehearsal (Missing Link), Live On Tour With Led Zeppelin Volume 2 (Beelzebub Records), Loove! (Tarantura), Newcastle Brown Ale (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Poles And Sticks (Black Cat Records), Previews & Novelties (Equinox), The 2nd European Tour (Whole Lotta Live), Stick Out! (Lighthouse), Swingin' On The Gallows Pole (Beelzebub Records), & Wonderful Copenhagen (Wendy Records)

Comments: An incredible show that previews almost the entire fourth album eight months before its release! Robert's voice is exceptional, going higher than the parts on the records! Jimmy, Jonesy and Bonzo are relentless too, and they include two big surprises! Some bad things happened inside the audience so Robert Plant appealed for calm after Heartbreaker: "Whoa, stop! You stop! Tell him to stop - because any trouble and we go off! We can't play if there's gonna be this going on through every number, so somebody had better tell him in Danish what the score is! We cannot play if there's gonna be a constant passage of people moving. We'd rather people sit on the floor, sit down! We wanna give you a concert of music and we cannot do that if there's a lot of people running around." Four Sticks has a very unique intro and is played really well, and it sounds good on stage. "We're gonna try something that we have never ever tried before and there's every chance it'll fall apart. If it does, we'll stop and start again. This hasn't even got a title yet but we'll think of one as the night goes on!" It and the rocking Gallows Pole (with 12-string electric guitar) should have been elaborated on more ... they could have easily been done in the set. This is the only time the band ever played these live, and added to the fact that the rest of the show is amazing.

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MAY 4 - FYNS FORUM, ODENSE, DENMARK (TUESDAY, 8pm) (unconfirmed)


MAY 10 - MOUNTFORD HALL, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND (MONDAY, 7:30pm)
The show was rescheduled from March 16h, 1971.

WARNING! Some sources reported that tape of this show exist and may currently be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JULY 2 - TORINO, ITALY (FRIDAY) (discredited)
JULY 4 - ROME, ITALY (SUNDAY) (discredited)


JULY 5 - VELODROMO VIGORELLI, MILAN, ITALY (MONDAY, START at daylight, Led Zeppelin took the stage at 10:40pm)
The show was interrupted by riots, then brutally stopped by police. It is reported that some of Led Zeppelin's equipments were destroyed completely. Support from Lucio Dalla, Mauro Lusini, Mia Martini, Milva, Gianni Morandi, New Trolls, Ricchi E Poveri, Vianella, and Il Cantamondo.

Recording Includes: Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro [ cut ] >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. Near 24 minutes.
Details: The recording is distant, with distortion that occurs when Plant shrieks. It lacks depth also.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent colour amateur footage. 30 seconds.
Details: Filmed from large distance, all four members and stage are positioned in center of screen. Available also as version synched up with audio from Montreux August 7th, 1971.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Blow One's Cool (Grasshopper), Central Park 69-Milan 71 (no label), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Kooyong Tennis Courts (72169D-E), We'll Back In A Couple Of Years When You Get Your Screws Together (no label), & Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin Fan Club Of Italy)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Casino Royale (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Live On Tour With Led Zeppelin Volume 1 (Beelzebub Records), Montreux Casino Fire (Wendy Records), Short Cuts (Image Quality), & Stepmothers Club (Mad Dogs)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s):

Comments: Much has been written about this disastrous concert. This is the show where police tear-gassed the audience, causing the event to turn into a massive riot. Several people, including members of the band's entourage, were injured, and the stage itself was seemingly destroyed while the band locked up in their dressing room. Given the circumstances surrounding this event, it's hard to listen to the three tracks we have available and get past the impending doom. But the band are in good shape. Perhaps most notable is that this show is in that range of dates where Plant is still in the absolute height of his vocal abilities.

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Led Zeppelin Warm-Up for Seventh U.S. Tour
August 7, 1971 - August 8, 1971

AUGUST 7 - MONTREUX CASINO HALL, MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND (SATURDAY, 6pm)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Going To California, [ cut ], That's The Way, Celebration Day, What Is And What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, That's Alright Mama, Ramble On, Gambler's Blues, I'm A Man, Honey Bee, Sugar Mama Blues, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..), Announcer Speech [ cut ], [ cut ], Weekend.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 103 minutes.
Details: A clear and not hardly distorted recording exept for few places plus speed issues during some songs. The vocals are in up-front in the mix while the rest of instruments are little behind. The worst thing as it comes for this source is a large tape hiss.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Going To California, That's The Way, [ cut ], Celebration Day, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, That's Alright Mama, Ramble On, Gambler's Blues, I'm A Man, Honey Bee, Sugar Mama Blues, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..), [ cut ], Weekend [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 93 minutes.
Details: Again, vocals are up-front in the mix while the rest of the band can be heard a little behind. It is reported that both tapers have standed very close to each other, thus quality is very similar except this tape has almost no noticeable hiss throughout.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Casino (Tarantura2000), Casino Royale (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), Led Zeppelin A Montreux (Beelzebub Records), Montreux Casino 1971 (Graf Zeppelin, 2009 & 2016 issues), Montreux Casino Fire (Wendy Records), Outside The Door (Beelzebub Records), & Peter's PA "Making A Bootleg Record Tonight ..." (Black Dog Rekords)

Comments: It was at these August 1971 concerts that manager Peter Grant agreed with the promoter Claude Nobs that the PA be piped outside the venue so those unfortunate enough not to get tickets could hear it. The speculation is that this recording was made from this source. But on with the show ... it is not often that Robert really puts the rest of the band into the shade, but on this show, with a few weeks of rock and roll behind him, he totally dominates with a stunning performance, His voice sounding as strong as you will ever hear him. Not that the band are not on form themselves - they are as powerful as you always believe they will be on a 1970 tape, with some new licks, possibly the first tryout of Celebration Day, a rare taster of Ramble On, plus Weekend as the encore.

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AUGUST 8 - MONTREUX CASINO HALL, MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND (SUNDAY, 3pm)

Recording Includes: Miscellaneous scenes. (No live footage there but shows band member interaction. The appearance of the fan who waits for commencement of a performance and the situation of a member's dressing room are stored.)
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color professional footage. 7 minutes.
Details: Shot for possible TV documentary either by local TV or band's crew. Some versions have sound synched up with previous night's audio, some have official audio.

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage (Cosmic Energy), Early Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume One (Celebration Definitive Masters), & Film Noir: Interviews And More (Hercules)

Comments: We can only speculate if any previews were done during this show but for almost sure we can expect the same quality of performance as previous night. And what 'bout the video?? Do we should expect something more in the future? Did they also capture band on stage?

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Led Zeppelin Seventh U.S. Tour
August 19, 1971 - September 17, 1971

AUGUST 19 - PACIFIC COLISEUM, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (THURSDAY, 8:30pm)
AUGUST 20 - SEATTLE CENTER COLISEUM, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (unconfirmed) (FRIDAY)


AUGUST 21 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (SATURDAY, 8:30pm)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, I'm Moving On, That's Alright Mama, Dr. Kitch, Mess O' Blues, Got A Lot O'Livin' To Do, Honey Bee, Sugar Mama Blues, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..), Weekend, Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 124 minutes.
Details: This source is married with some tape hiss. The drums are up front, followed by the vocals and then the guitar and bass are more buried in the mix.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun [ cut ], I'm Moving On, That's Alright Mama, Dr. Kitch, Mess O' Blues, Got A Lot O'Livin' To Do, Honey Bee, Sugar Mama Blues, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..), [ cut ], Weekend.
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 110 minutes.
Details: The tape is kinda far away and more muffled with the drums and vocals up front while bass and guitar are burried in the mix.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: The 7th American Tour (Whole Lotta Live), Double Clutch (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), DX I ~ X (Mad Dogs), LA Forum 1971 (Lighthouse), Walk Don't Run (Tarantura), & Wild Weekend (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Firecracker Explosions (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD original and reissue & first two discs from 4CD), Firecrackers Explosion 1971 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Firecrackers Explosions (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), L.A. Forum 1971 (Lighthouse), Rhumba Zep! (Beelzebub Records), & Walk Don't Run (Tarantura2000)

Comments: What an incredible show! Robert's voice is simply unreal ... some of the most throat tearing and powerful singing I have ever heard and the range he displays is amazing. The band is simply out of this world, playing so tightly, and Jimmy is in riot mode, especially at the end during the encores. Whole Lotta Love is one of the longest versions to date and is excellent.

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AUGUST 22 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (SUNDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Walk Don't Run >> Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog], Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Celebration Day, That's The Way, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, My Baby Left Me, Mess O' Blues, You Shook Me..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You.
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 139 minutes.
Details: The sound is clear but somewhat muffled, with a treble emphasis, some background hiss. The end of the show is more disorted. The drums and vocals are upfront, and the guitar and bass are further back in the mix.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, What Is And What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun..) [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. Near 6 minutes.
Details: Footage is mostly close, with band members' height filling two thirds to full screen height. All circulating versions have a stamp in the center of the picture as well as a timecode or another stamp. Sound synched up with existing audio. Some bootlegged copies are often erroneosuly billed as being from 1970.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): The Definitive Kingdom (Whole Lotta Live), Double Clutch (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Firecrackers Explosions (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, last two discs from 4CD), Firecracker Explosions II (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), Firecrackers Explosion 1971 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Firecrackers Explosions (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Freak Out (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), L.A. Forum 1971 (Lighthouse), Rhumba Zep! (Beelzebub Records), & Walk Don't Run (Mud Dogs, Tarantura2000, & Wendy Records), & Walk Don't Run (L.A. Two Days) (Tarantura)

Official Visual Reference(s): Secret Map Of Hollywood (Jonathan Ross' BBC programme)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage (Cosmic Energy), Early Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume One (Celebration Definitive Masters), & Film Noir Volume 1 - 1969~1975 (Hercules)

Comments: If previous evening was stunnig, this one is out from this world! Another amazing show, although Robert is much more careful with his voice and achieves a more balanced concert. (In fact, during Stairway To Heaven, his voice was a little ragged and he also got some lyrics wrong what caused of his comments: "Tonight my voice is really fucked, so I don't think we're gonna do much harmonising. But we're gonna try - so, vibe on!") The band is simply on fire! They started very unsually with old Venture's hit single, Walk Don't Run and then crashed with very aggressive Immigrant Song. Dazed And Confused is truly amazing, with Jimmy playing some really Grateful Dead-ish notes at the end! Moby Dick has very powerful drumming. The now-usual Whole Lotta Love medley has the crowd going nuts with an amazing stream of music and Jones' bass solo in Communication Breakdown as well as the whole song drives the crowd into a final frenzy before Thank You obliterates them for good.

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AUGUST 23 - TARRANT COUNTY ARENA, FORT WORTH, TEXAS (MONDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, [ cut ], That's The Way, What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin' Little Baby, Mess O' Blues, You Shook Me..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent audience recording. 85 minutes.
Details: For the most part the sound is stunning: no distortion, bright, well balanced (drums are kinda behind of the rest) and only lacking in bass occasionally. Taped very close to the stage.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Ahead & After - The Prestigious Grammy Award (Empress Valley Supreme Disc) & Hot August Night (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: The only remaining part of this great show comes in an excellent sounding audience recording. Dazed And Confused is quite epic and a great Whole Lotta Love medley is jammed upon endlessly and sounds incredible.

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AUGUST 24 - DALLAS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, DALLAS, TEXAS (TUESDAY)
AUGUST 25 - SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM, HOUSTON, TEXAS (WEDNESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was delayed and then cancelled by one day due to Robert Plant's throat issues and rescheduled to August 26, 1971.
AUGUST 26 - SAN ANTONIO MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (THURSDAY) (cancelled)
The show was delayed and then cancelled by one day due to Robert Plant's throat issues and rescheduled to August 27, 1971.


AUGUST 26 - SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM, HOUSTON, TEXAS (THURSDAY)
The show was switched from the Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas; rescheduled from August 25, 1971.

Recording Includes: Crowd footage, Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Moby Dick, Celebration Day [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 16mm silent color amateur footage. 7 minutes.
Details: Distance scale ranges from band member height occupying one third of the screen’s height, to waist to head filling the screen. Most of versions circulating are synched up with August 22nd and 23rd, 1971audios. Some of them, including LZ Official YouTube channel version, adds official audio during non-music content.

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage (Cosmic Energy) & Film Noir Volume 1 - 1969~1975 (Hercules)

Comments: Only a short excerpt from rather great concert. After three high energed shows we can only imagine a level of this one.

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AUGUST 27 - SAN ANTONIO MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (FRIDAY, 8pm)
The show was rescheduled from August 26, 1971.
AUGUST 28 - ST. LOUIS ARENA, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (SATURDAY)


AUGUST 29 - NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (SUNDAY, 8pm)

WARNING! Some sources reported that tape of this show exist and may currently be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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AUGUST 31 - ORLANDO SPORTS STADIUM, ORLANDO, FLORIDA (TUESDAY, 8pm)
The show is truncated due to someone invading to the stage.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Dazed And Confused (<< White Summer..) [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way [ cut ], Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. Almost 105 minutes.
Details: First few songs are recorded at a very low volume. The taper was messing with the levels. (In fact, the last two songs are overloaded.) The bass seems to muddy it up a little and it sounds a tad distant but this source is quite good still.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Dazed And Confused (<< White Summer..) [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, My Baby Left Me, Mess O' Blues..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You, Stage Announcements.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 110 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience: Florida Sunshine (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 4CD), Orlando Madness (H&Y Records), & Welcome To Disneyland Part 1&2 (Lemon Song)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & soundboard mixes: Florida Sunshine (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD original and reissue & 4CD), Magic Kingdom 1971 (Wendy Records), Orlando Magic (Eelgrass), Relax (Beelzebub Records), & You Really Got Me The Hard Rock Gods (Akashic Records)

Bootleg DVD Audio Reference(s) audience and soundboard mixes: Orlando Magic (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Comments: Almost the complete show ... This is a very intense and excellent show, including a very daring Dazed And Confused with an eerie White Summer interlude at the end similar to the one Jimmy inserted in Tulsa 1970. Celebration Day contains a funky intro and really cooks and a super intense version of What Is And What Should Never Be is followed by a thunderous Moby Dick before the blistering Whole Lotta Love medley. After theramin section in Whole Lotta Love, just before returning to the chorus there's a complete stop, before Bonzo counts in again. Robert found contact last night according to the intro to Boogie Chillun. Then someone is invading the stage, because Clive Coulson (a roadie) is called. The ending is also very mysterious - an announcement that William Calmless (?)' (the stage invader?) wallet is up here!

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SEPTEMBER 1 - HOLLYWOOD SPORTATORIUM, HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA (WEDNESDAY, 8pm) The show was moved from Miami Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida.


SEPTEMBER 3 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (FRIDAY, 8pm)
Scott Muni introduced the band. The show is truncated due to riotous audence. The stage partially collapsed during Thank You.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, My Baby Left Me, Mess O' Blues, You Shook Me..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown], Organ Solo >> Thank You ( << Robert Plant Speech..), Rock And Roll.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 153 minutes.
Details: The recording is clear with very little tape hiss. Unfortunately every comment made near the recorder is picked up too. The tape varies between being slightly more or less distant.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 85 minutes.
Details: It doesn't have the noisy bunch of people whistling and shouting around the taping machine as heard on the basic source. The high frequencies are a bit overbearing, tape seems to be 'thin' sounding and the quality doesn't exceed a good qualification because of that.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: How've Ya Been? Riot At The Garden 1971 (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) & Mad Screaming Gallery (Lemon Song)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: It's Been A Long Time - MSG 1971 (Graf Zeppelin, 2012 & 2016 editions), Madison Square Garden 1971 (Neverland), & Madison Square Garden 1971 (Wendy Records)

Comments: An exceptional show in front of a rude and downright scary crowd! There are some disturbing crowd comments and the general atmosphere is one that is way out of control. "Good evening. How have you been? I think we're gonnaget a bit warm tonight!" said Plant at the beginning. The show itself is amazing; Jimmy is on fire, Robert's voice is unreal, Bonham is thunderous and Jones is aggressive and loud, and the real shining star of the show! There are brilliant improvisations that cannot be described in words, and in the middle of Thank You, the crowd charges the stage, prompting Robert (who sounds very scared) to stop the song and scream at the audience to move back: "You've gotta move back. Move back. Move back or we can't go on! Move right back! It's not fair to everybody else. Besides I'm scared of heights!" They do, and Thank You finishes with a great solo, and a fast Rock And Roll (unreleased and still called It's Been A Long Time) is played with a great solo, great high vocals (with Robert saying: "I gotta tell you, I can't hear a thing I'm saying. All the equipment's fallen out!"), but the last verse is skipped to get the group the hell off the stage.

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SEPTEMBER 4 - MAPLE LEAF GARDENS, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (SATURDAY, 8pm)
Ritchie Yorke introduced the band. The show started almost two hours late.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro [ cut ] >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< It's Your Thing..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Celebration Day [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, My Baby Left Me, Mess O' Blues, You Shook Me, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown [ cut ], [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ], [ cut ], Thank You [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 1st audience recording. Near 125 minutes.
Details: The sound is a little muffled and tape is hissy but is great balanced, near the stage and contains very little audience noise. The source is notorious for it's irritating cuts between the songs.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro [ cut ] >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< It's Your Thing..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Celebration Day [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 58 minutes.
Details: Much more bassy and distant tape, with some hiss. It sounds about almost the same as previous recorder and sometimes it's mistaken to be from same taper. It also suffers from multiple cuts throughout.

Recording Includes: Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Celebration Day, [ cut ], That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 47 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Live From The Midnight Sun (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) & Mapleleaf (Baby Face)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Hampton From Your Palm (Wendy Records), High Heeled Sneakers (Godfatherecords), Jennings Farm Blues (Scorpio EU), Madison Square Garden 1971 (Neverland), & Zoso's Back To Rock And Roll (Oh Boy)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & soundboard mixes: Maple Leaf Gardens (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue) & Maple Leaf Gold (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Comments: A pretty good show, but the band seems to be a bit tired after the last night. There are some great moments, like the opening two songs, Dazed And Confused with some extraordinary interplaying, a great version of Celebration Day with Jones' bass going nuts, and a great medley followed by an excellent Communication Breakdown. Thank You is played with rush. Plant asking the audience to being quiet during acoustic set: "Listen. It realy amazes me, because anybody who's been to England knows that when you go to a concert, there's such a thing as listening to what's going on! Unfortunately, we're faced with the problem in our free society where a lot of people come to listen, and there's a lot of people who are making a racket so nobody hears what's going on. We've got some things to say but every time I go to open my mouth, there's another spokesman ... If the guy next to you is trying to listen, you've got to respect that and be quiet. So the whole thing's a bit circular respect thing. So many of those big festivals felt apart because the respect wasn't a uniform one, and the thing with these concerts is that they normally are!"

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SEPTEMBER 5 - INTERNATIONAL AMPHITHEATRE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (SUNDAY, 7pm)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song], Since I've Been Loving You, That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. Almost 7 minutes.
Details: Shot from the right side of the stage. Rather close footage; it zooms in much in some parts, showing band members occupying entire screen. Some versions are synched up with Hampton September 9th, 1970 audio.

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Flying High With Led Zeppelin (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: Another excellent find. Topped off with a hot chick dancing on stage for what seems like a very long time during Whole Lotta Love!

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SEPTEMBER 7 - BOSTON GARDEN, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (TUESDAY, 8pm)
The show is truncated due to riotous audience.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], (an excerpt from Whole Lotta Love medley): Killing Floor [ cut ] >> Whole Lotta Love, Announcer Speech, Communication Breakdown (<< Fever..), [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], Rock And Roll.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 91 minutes.
Details: The tape is a little distorted and hissy but also bright and clear. The balance favours the guitar and vocals, leaving bass and drums a little in the back but fairly discernable, improving in clarity as the show progresses. There are a few volume fluctuations.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Celebration Day [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 58 minutes.
Details: The source is distant and overloaded at the beginning, then clears up. In some points one or both channels disappears.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Boston Garden Party (Magnificent Disc) & Listen To Me Boston (Tarantura)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Boston Journal ~ Wreckage In Boston: Calm Down! (Tarantura2000)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Listen! Listen! Listen To Me! (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Comments: This is a blistering show, right from the start. Immigrant Song is a pummeling opener and a very long and amazing Heartbreaker follows right after. Robert is simply amazing ... hitting the highest notes effortlessly for dramatic effect in Black Dog and a gut wrenching Since I've Been Loving You. The band is awesome too, powering through Dazed And Confused like nobody's business. The crowd seems to be rowdy so Robert calmed them down few times. "No! No! You gotta cool it! Listen, I gotta put things straight. We had a bit of trouble in New York the other day, when so many people got on stage that is fell apart. Listen! Listen! Listen to me! ... If everybody gets on the stage, then the police will stop the thing. So what we wanna do is play as much of the new stuff and old stuff as we can without it falling apart!" The ending is pure rock and roll bliss.

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SEPTEMBER 9 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON BEACH, VIRGINIA (THURSDAY)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused (<< It Hurts Me So, Over Under Sideways Down..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 96 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape. Stereo and monaural mixes are available for this show. Early versions have the bass being in the left channel and everything else being in the other.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Dead Battery (Flagge), Hampton 1971 (Cannonball Records & Lighthouse), Hampton From Your Palm (Wendy Records), Hampton Kicks (House Of Elrond), Hampton Roads Coliseum 1971 (Scorpio Japan), High Heeled Sneakers (Godfatherecords), In The Wake Of Zeppelin (Akashic), Inspired (Antrabata Reference Master),Jim's Picks (Tarantura), & Sonic Boom (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, box & bonus)

Comments: An incomplete show and all that is known to exist from this show in this fabulous sounding soundboard. An excellent, virtuostic show with Jones in particular shining through! His bass in Heartbreaker and Celebration Day is amazing. Stairway To Heaven is one of the closest to the album version I have heard with a great guitar solo. In the opposite to previous show, tonight the audience is quiet and very polite so Plant did a warm commenatry during an acoustic set: "Right, you're sitting down and so are we. Far out! This is the part where we usually ask people to stop falling out of the spotlights for a bit. Fortunately, there's no trouble tonight." High Heeled Sneakers contains only a few lines singing by Plant: "Put on your red dress, baby, 'cos we're going out tonight!"

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SEPTEMBER 10 - ONONDAGA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (FRIDAY, 8pm)
Support from Black Sabbath.


SEPTEMBER 11 - ROCHESTER COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (SATURDAY)
Support from Black Sabbath.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, [ cut ], Mess O' Blues [ cut ], You Shook Me, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..) [ cut ], Announcer Speech, Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You.
Source: Incomplete fair to good 1st audience recording. Almost 72 minutes.
Details: A distant and not very clear sounding source with vocals being most prominent in the mix.

Recording Includes: Celebration Day, [ cut ], That's The Way, Going To California, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Woogie, Hello Mary Lou..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 54 minutes.
Details: The tape is kinda distant too but with all instruments better defined and significantly more dynamic.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Mad Screaming Gallery (Lemon Song)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Giants Of The Sky (Trade Mark Of Quality)

Comments: Quite a mixed performance. In one place the band rocks really but on another they seems to be tired or bored with the atmosphere a bit I think. Some really good playing during first few songs and the Whole Lotta Love medley. Robert asked the audience to be back in one point and it's obvious he was scared after Boston and New York riots.

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SEPTEMBER 13 - BERKELEY COMMUNITY THEATRE, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA (MONDAY, 8pm)
Bill Graham introduced the band. There are possibilities that this show might be recorded professionally as straight soundboard by Bill Graham crew and still lying in the archives.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Instrumental Intro >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues, You Shook Me, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Gallows Pole..).
Source: Almost complete good to very good audience recording. 137 minutes.
Details: This is somewhat distant but dynamic recording. The snare drum does get lost in the mix because of the distance but the rest of instruments are sharp and clear.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Back On The West Coast (Mad Dogs), Berkeley Daze 1st Night (Godfatherecords), Berkeley First Night (Lighthouse), California Stampede (Magnificent Disc), Going To California 1 (Moonchild Records), Going To California II (Tarantura & Trade Mark Of Quality), & Going To California ~ 1971 Berkeley 2 Daze (Trade Mark Of Quality)

Comments: An excellent first night in Berkeley with the band firing on all cylinders. The entire concert is played brilliantly, especially the new material form the as yet unreleased fourth album. That's The Way is one of the better versions I have heard with amazing mandolin from Jones. Dazed And Confused is of epic proportions and the ending medley is very gutsy and suggestive, especially from Robert.

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SEPTEMBER 14 - BERKELEY COMMUNITY THEATRE, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA (TUESDAY, 8pm)
Bill Graham introduced the band. There are possibilities that this show might be recorded professionally as straight soundboard by Bill Graham crew and still lying in the archives.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Back In The USA..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], Going To California, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Just A Little Bit, Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, My Baby Left Me, Mess O' Blues, You Shook Me, The Lemon Song..).
Source: Incomplete excellent audience recording. 96 minutes.
Details: Suprisingly clear recording taped much close to the stage without any distortion! All the instruments are perfectly balanced and almost no hiss here.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 1 (Rock Solid Records), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Goin' West (Instant Analysis), Going To California (Berkeley, Box Top Records, Contraband Music, LZ 1-4, Mammary, Raring Records, Titanic, Trade Mark Of Quality both issues), Halfway To California (Viking Musik), L.A. Crazy Nights (Digger Productions), LA Forum (LZ 1234), Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), Live (no label), Raging Violent The Virtuoso (no label), & Trade Mark Of Quality Years (Trade Mark Of Quality)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Berkeley Daze 2nd Night (Godfatherecords), California Expedition (Cashmere), Going To California (Cobra Standard Series, Lighthouse, Shout To The Top, & Trade Mark Of Quality), Going To California 2 (Moonchild Records), Going To California ~ 1971 Berkeley 2 Daze (Trade Mark Of Quality), & Pollution Allert!! (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: The sound on this recording is absolutely fabulous! This is all that remains from this show, which is actually most of the complete show. The playing is simply wonderful, with Jimmy's playing shining through as true musical inspiration, especially in his Heartbreaker solo. The whole band is playing better than ever, and the wild and long medley is exciting, especially with Robert's great vocals. This excellent atmosphere aso caused of some nice commentaries from the side of Plant: "You should have come last night. Last night there were several bowlerhatted beatniks ... This is quite a moving night for me. This is a thing that got together ... I was going to say in the Scottish Highlands, or the Welsh mountains, but I think it was something like the Gotham hotel, West 37th Street. Here's to the days when things were really nice and simple and everything was far out, all the time. On that theme, it's not a very good cup of tea you get over here! ..."

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SEPTEMBER 16 - HONOLULU CIVIC AUDITORIUM, HONOLULU, HAWAII (THURSDAY, 8pm)
SEPTEMBER 17 - HONOLULU CIVIC AUDITORIUM, HONOLULU, HAWAII (FRIDAY, 8pm)

 

Led Zeppelin First Japanese Tour
September 23, 1971 - September 29, 1971

SEPTEMBER 23 - NIPPON BUDOKAN, TOKYO, JAPAN (THURSDAY, 6:30pm)
DJ Goro Itoi introduced the band. The show is truncated due to riotous members of the audience and almost stopped. The whole concert was professionally recorded on 6-track transistorized board. While researching for 2003 project, Page himself rediscovered some of these tapes but they were not considered good enough to warrant official release.

Recording Includes: Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Going To California, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete fair to good 1st audience recording. 29 minutes.
Details: A significantly distant and somewhat flat sounding source, with some hiss throughout.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp Intro >> That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Hello Mary Lou [ cut ], Mess O' Blues, Evil Woman, Tobacco Road, Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, How Many More Times, The Hunter, You Shook Me, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..) [ cut ], Communication Breakdown [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 2nd audience recording. 142 minutes.
Details: The tape is clear and well balanced but overloaded in bass frequencies; with source no. 5 is possibly the best sounding of all sources available.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Celebration Day, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp Intro >> That's The Way, [ cut ], Going To California, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Moby Dick, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues [ cut ], [ cut ], Tobbacro Road [ cut ], Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, How Many More Times, The Hunter, You Shook Me [ cut ]..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 3rd audience recording. 134 minutes.
Details: The tape is somewhat distant and muffled. It shares really enjoyable atmopshere though.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Celebration Day, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp Intro >> That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues, Evil Woman, Tobacco Road [ cut ], Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, How Many More Times, The Hunter, You Shook Me, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..), Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 4th audience recording. 148 minutes.
Details: The sound is bright, clear and balanced but the bass/drums line is somewhat indistinct. The audience claps along to a few of numbers.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Celebration Day, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp Intro >> That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues, Evil Woman [ cut ], Tobacco Road, Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, How Many More Times, The Hunter, You Shook Me [ cut ], Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..), Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 5th audience recording. 149 minutes.
Details: The source is slightly close to the stage. It is very nice balanced, and has wide stereo panoramic spectrum. The only major downside of this source is that the guitar is not so clear as we could expected and there are small parts that are a bit muffled.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 6th audience recording. Near 32 minutes.
Details: The main drawback of this source is that the bass is very distorted detracting from the recording and the source is quite distant.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Celebration Day [ cut ], [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp Intro >> That's The Way, Going To California [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues, Evil Woman [ cut ], Tobacco Road, Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, How Many More Times, The Hunter, You Shook Me, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 7th audience recording. 144 minutes.
Details: The quality is really awesome but it fluctuates throughout; muffled in Whole Lotta Love for good few minutes. It has superb spectrum and all the instruments are well balanced. It's the only source to have a complete introduction before the show. Claims that original master is lost due to fire and only versions available are bootlegs.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ], [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Celebration Day, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp Intro [ cut ] >> That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues [ cut ], Evil Woman, Tobacco Road, Good Times Bad Times [ cut ], For What It's Worth, How Many More Times, The Hunter [ cut ]..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 8th audience recording. 125 minutes.
Details: Flat, distant and muffled tape, not best for casual listener. Audience is very audible in parts.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, [ cut ], Celebration Day, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp Intro >> That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun [ cut ]..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 9th audience recording. Almost 100 minutes.
Details: A bit distant and very hissy tape; due to that some parts of recording are partially less audible.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], (an excerpt from Whole Lotta Love medley): How Many More Times [ cut ] >> The Hunter >> You Shook Me >> Gee >> Baby Ain't I Good To You >> Kind Hearted Woman Blues >> Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete fair to good 10th audience recording. 79 minutes.
Details: Taped far from the stage, Plant’s song introductions are kinda hard to hear over the wild din, and the music sounds fuzzy, competing with the general buzz of the crowd and hiss. The last part of show sounds even worse, containing large distortion. The worst of all sources available for this date so far.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp Intro >> That's The Way, Going To California, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues, Evil Woman, Tobacco Road, Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, How Many More Times, The Hunter, You Shook Me, Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You, Kind Hearted Woman Blues..), Communication Breakdown
Source: Good to very good 11th audience recording. 140 minutes.
Details: Fairly distant and hissy tape with good balance.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 7 minutes.
Details: Distance scale ranges from band member height occupying one fourth of the screen’s height, and up to two thirds. First bootleg copies are badly synched while others, sourced from official LZ YouTube channel, are synched correctly. What's significant, poorly synched version seems to be a 1 minute longer. All using audio taken from above sources as soundtrack.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: In Concert (no label)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Live In Tokyo 1971: In Concert (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Complete Live In Japan (Last Stand Disc), The D.J. Of Legend (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Front Row (Tarantura), Fronto Row (Memphis), Live In Japan 1971 (Last Stand Disc), Storm Of Fanatics (Mud Dogs), Tokyo Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc 6CD, 4CD & 2CD edition), & Young Person's Guide To Led Zeppelin Volume 2 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 3: Peace Of Mind (Mud Dogs) & Tokyo Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc 6CD & 4CD edition)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 4: Reflection From A Dream (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin original)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 6: First Attack Of The Rising Of The Sun (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 4th CD)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 7: Rock Carnival (Watch Tower)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 8: Tokyo Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 6CD)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 11: 923 (Lighthouse)

Mixes CD Reference(s):
923 (Lighthouse) - source no. 11.
First Attack Of The Rising Of The Sun (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, first 3 CDs) - sources no. 2,3&5 (source 5 as foundation).
Flying Rock Carnival 1971 Complete (Lighthouse) - source no. 2,4,5&7 (source 7 as foundation).
Live In Tokyo 1971: Reflection From A Dream (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) - sources no. 2&4 (source 4 as foundation).
Meet The Led Zeppelin (Wendy Records) - sources no. 2,4&5 (source 5 as foundation).
Reflection From A Dream - Remastered (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) - sources no. 2&4 (source 4 as foundation).
Rock Carnival (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD) - source no. 2,4,5&7 (source 7 as foundation).
Rock Carnival (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, disc first and two from 5CD set) - source no. 2,4,5&7 (source 7 as foundation)
Rock Carnival (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, disc three and four from 5CD set) - sources no. 2,3&5 (source 5 as foundation)
Stop That Thing (Beelzebub Records) - sources no. 2,4,&5 (source 5 as foundation).
Timeless Rock (Watch Tower, 3CD edition and 4CD edition with first 3 CDs) - sources no. 2,4,&5 (source 5 as foundation).

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage II (Cosmic Energy), In Japan (Empress Valley Supreme Disc) & Live In Japan (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Comments: Opening night of the first Japanese tour; there aren't too many words to describe this amazing show! Robert's voice is unreal, and the whole band, particularly Jones and Page, are definitely on fire! After blistering Immigrant Song, Jimmy's broken a guitar string and Plant did some observations: "I understand that in Japan not many people speak English. Anyway, every day it's getting better. We'd like to say that so far we've had an incredible time, a wonderful time. We haven't even played a concert yet and we've all really been having a ball. I'm gonna do my best to make this the best time we've ever had, because it seems to be such a difference to America. America doesn't seem to be so good anymore, unfortunately. Maybe it'll get better." Dazed And Confused has some awesome riffing led by Jones and Page, and the entire show, culminating in the exceptional medley, is great! Some crowd members climbed on stage during the Communication Breakdown and Robert Plant had to stop the song for a short while.

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SEPTEMBER 24 - NIPPON BUDOKAN, TOKYO, JAPAN (FRIDAY, 2pm)
DJ Goro Itoi introduced the band. The whole concert was professionally recorded on 6-track transistorized board. While researching for 2003 project, Page himself rediscovered some of these tapes but they were not considered good enough to warrant official release.

Recording Includes: (an excerpt from Whole Lotta Love medley): The Hunter [ cut ] >> Hello Mary Lou >> Pretty Woman >> How Many More Times >> Whole Lotta Love [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Hey Hey What Can I Do?..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete fair to good 1st audience recording. Near 17 minutes.
Details: Muffled and distant, not clear at all.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..) [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< I Got A Feeling..), [ cut ], Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California], Tangerine, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Instrumental Intro >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Cocaine, Rave On, Your Time Is Gonna Come, I'm A Man, The Hunter, Hello Mary Lou, [ cut ], Pretty Woman [ cut ], How Many More Times..).
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 104 minutes.
Details: Again, the sound is muffled, somewhat mushy in places and distant. This one seems to be also bit boomy here and there. However, this source is much more bright. The real problem here is lots of crackle from vinyl and original tape - it overloads the intimate atmosphere of recording. Furthermore, on the original LP What Is And What Should Never Be is placed right after Black Dog.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused (<< I Got A Feeling..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California, [ cut ], Tangerine, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Instrumental Intro >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Cocaine, Rave On, Your Time Is Gonna Come, I'm A Man, The Hunter, Hello Mary Lou, Pretty Woman, How Many More Times..), [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Hey Hey Waht Can I Do?..).
Source: Incomplete fair to good 3rd audience recording. 165 minutes.
Details: A really bad sounding tape, worst of all sources available. The sound is muffled, overloaded and bassy, also lacking clarity. Only quiter moments and acoustic set are seems to be in more decent quality.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused (<< I Got A Feeling..), [ cut ], Instrumental Intro [ cut ] >> Whole Lotta Love [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 4th audience source. 55 minutes.
Details: The sound is bright and clear, only let down in places by very small bass frequency overload distortion; however, much incomplete. The audience clapping along is audible in a few numbers.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused (<< I Got A Feeling..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California, Tangerine, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], Instrumental Intro >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Cocaine, Rave On, Your Time Is Gonna Come, I'm A Man, The Hunter, Hello Mary Lou, Pretty Woman, How Many More Times..), Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Hey Hey What Can I Do?..).
Source: Incomplete very good 5th audience recording. 168 minutes.
Details: The main drawback of this tape is bad bass distortion - except this all sounds clear and much enjoybable. The audience is noisy too on this source in places.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: In Concert (no label)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 2: Super Stars (Led Zeppelin In Tokyo) (no label)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Live In Tokyo 1971: In Concert (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Super Stars (Led Zeppelin In Tokyo) (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 3: 924 (Lighthouse), Afternoon Daze (Mud Dogs), & Pretty Woman (Tarantura)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 4: Your Time Is Gonna Come (Scorpio Japan, 4th disc) & Timeless Rock (Watch Tower, 4CD edition with 4th disc)

Mixes CD Reference(s):
924 (Lighthouse) - source no. 3.
The Balloon Boys' Rock Carnival In Tokyo (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue) - source 3,4&5 (source 5 as foundation).
Complete Live In Japan (Last Stand Disc) - source 4&5 (source 4 as primary and source 5 as secondary).
Hard Rock Night (Wendy Records) - sources 3,4&5 (source 5 as foundation).
Light And Shade (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) - source 4&5 (source 4 as primary and source 5 as secondary).
Light And Shade - Remastered (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) - sources 3,4&5 (source 4 as primary, source 5 as secondaryplus source 3 as filler).
Live In Japan 1971 (Last Stand Disc) - source 4&5 (source 4 as primary and source 5 as secondary).
Live In Tokyo 1971: Light & Shade (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) - sources 4&5 (source 4 as primary and source 5 as secondary).
Your Time Is Gonna Come (Scorpio Japan, first 3 CDs) - source 3,4&5 (source 5 as foundation).

Comments: Another killer show! Robert's voice is simply beautiful ... the incredible well-recorded acoustic segment has Plant vocals that will move any sensitive listener to tears. The band is on fire, and they blaze through Dazed And Confused and Celebration Day at warp speed! Moby Dick and John Bonham was amusingly introduced as "The only person who could do it. The only person who was in his pyjamas ten minutes before the show. The right honourable John Bonham." The Whole Lotta Love medley is one of the finest ever with the only ever time Your Time Is Gonna Come played in the middle. The encores finish this great event, a second incredible night in Japan!

WARNING! Some sources reported that another tape of this show exist and may currently be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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SEPTEMBER 27 - HIROSHIMA-KEN TAIIKUKAN, HIROSHIMA, JAPAN (MONDAY)
The charity concert for the benefit of victims of the atom bomb. The only show rumoured to be not professionally recorded.

Recording Includes: Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California, Tangerine, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 43 minutes.
Details: This source has been recorded closer to the stage and is more upfront and clear when compared with other two tapes. It suffers from some overloading and distortion though, especially during the louder songs. There's also some fumbling going on with the recorder here and there too.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, [ cut ], That's The Way, Going To California, Tangerine, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], The Lady Is A Tramp Intro [ cut ] >> Whole Lotta Love (<< In The Light, Boogie Chillun, Let's Have Fun, Be-Bop-A-Lula..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. Near 127 minutes.
Details: Fairly balanced recording but taped with some distance, lacking high end also. In quiter moments it rates clearer quality but for many parts there is noticeable overloading/disortion too.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California, Tangerine, What Is And What Should Never Be.
Source: Incomplete good 3rd audience recording. 87 minutes.
Details: The tape is very hissy if not a bit overloaded at times and muffled, with minor tape issues here and there. It is also more distant than previous source.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Tangerine, [ cut ], Instrumental Improvisation >> Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete poor to good 4th audience recording. 47 minutes.
Details: This could be a good source ... but the level of overloading is so devastating that for the most part we can hear the wall of sound, with all the instruments mushed in roar. Only the chatter is fairly listenable.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California, Tangerine, What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Moby Dick, The Lady Is A Tramp Intro >> Whole Lotta Love (<< In The Light, Boogie Chillun, Let's Have Fun, Be-Bop-A-Lula..), [ cut ], Instrumental Improvisation >> Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete very good 5th audience recording. 147 minutes.
Details: Surprisingly, a very clear tape with only some amount of hiss and with small bass overloading. The band is captured in fair distance and recording is very enjoyable, best sounding in terms of quality and most complete of all five sources available.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: Led Zeppelin 71-72 (Digger)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 3: Hiroshima Part 1&2 (Geil) & Hiroshima Live In Japan (Trade Mark Of UFO)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Love And Peace In Hiroshima (Bumblee Bee, bonus CDRs)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Complete Live In Japan (Last Stand Disc), Live In Japan 1971 (Last Stand Disc), & Peace/Hiroshima (Tarantura)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2, 3, 4 & 5 mixes: Live Peace In Hiroshima 1971 Remastered Version (Wendy Records) & Love And Peace In Hiroshima (Bumble Bee, basic CDs)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2, 4 & 5 mixes: Live In Japan 1971 (Love And Peace) (Empress Valley Supreme Disc) & Love And Peace (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 3 & 5 mixes: Message Of Love (Lemon Song) & Peace Of Mind Vol. 1&2 (Mud Dogs), & Zingi (Tarantura2000)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 3, 4 & 5 mixes: Live Peace In Hiroshima 1971 (Wendy Records original & reissue)

Comments: A rather fast-feeling concert, but played brilliantly, with a really nice level of intimacy reached in the acoustic segment. Black Dog and Heartbreaker are great and Robert's voice is excellent, especially of Since I've Been Loving You and the rather short and compact yet brilliant rock medley. During Communication Breakdow some audience members are climbed the stage so the band stopped the song for a while and Plant said: "Whoa, you must stop it! Please do not come on the stage. Stay here and be cool. Please sit down. Sit on the floor mate!" A nice show that was a benefit for the people of Hiroshima.

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SEPTEMBER 28 - OSAKA FESTIVAL HALL, OSAKA, JAPAN (TUESDAY, 7pm)
The whole concert was professionally recorded on 6-track transistorized board. While researching for 2003 project, Page himself rediscovered some of these tapes but they were not considered good enough to warrant official release. Clive Coulson, a roadie made his appearance on vocals during C'Mon Everybdy and High Heeled Sneakers. Phil Carson, Atlantic Records' executive, also joined on bass on these two songs. John Paul Jones made an accompaniment, playing additional bass and organ.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused (<< Over Under Sideways Down, Third Stone From The Sun..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], Please Please Me, From Me To You, Celebration Day, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp >> That's The Way, Going To California, We Shall Overcome >> Tangerine, Down By The Riverside, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, D In Love, Bachelor Boy, C'Mon Baby, Maybelline, Hello Mary Lou..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience source. 136 minutes.
Details: The source is rather clear and fairly balanced but contains noticeable distortion. The instrumentation does get cluttered in places, where sonic chaos ensues.

Recording Includes: C'Mon Everybody [ cut ], High Heeled Sneakers >> Communication Breakdown (<< Cat's Squirrel, Watch Your Step..).
Source: Almost complete fair 2nd audience recording. 15 minutes.
Details: The tape sounds thin, hissy and wishy-washy. It sounds like it's coming through a funnel

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused (<< Over Under Sideways Down, Third Stone From The Sun..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Celebration Day [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp >> That's The Way, Going To California, We Shall Overcome >> Tangerine, Down By The Riverside, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, D In Love, Bachelor Boy, C'Mon Baby, Maybelline, Hello Mary Lou, Be-Bop-A-Lula, Heartbreak Hotel, Say Mama, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, You Shook Me..), C'Mon Everybody, High Heeled Sneakers [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 177 minutes.
Details: A fairly balanced but clear tape with music somewhat blurred in the mix as it was taped from some distance. The upfront clapping of the audience interferes at times but you can't blame those people for being excited.

Recording Includes: Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. Near 7 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience source 1: Led Zeppelin 71-72 (Digger Productions)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Complete Live In Japan (Last Stand Disc) & Live In Japan 1971 (Last Stand Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 3: 928 (Lighthouse)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & 2 mixes: The Bachelor Boys' First Stand In Osaka (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), Come On Everybody (Mud Dogs), Live In Japan (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Osaka Woman (Cobra Standard Series), & Please Please Me (Wendy Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & 2 & soundboard mixes: Live In Japan (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Rock Carnival (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 5CD bonus disc)

Comments: A riotous show in front of a sleepy crowd! Jimmy is blazing throughout the whole show and the band is just relentless in their brilliant playing. Robert's voice is awesome, and the emotion and range he expresses with it is truly amazing. In an attempt to enliven a "dishonorably quiet" audience, the band plays a few cover tunes. Please Please Me and From Me To You consists of only 30 seconds of each song. Page quietly strums a few bars of an unfamiliar melody that Plant faintly starts its lyrics to before abandoning it as soon as he starts singing and doing We Shall Overcome instead. Two minutes of Down By The Riverside excites the audience the most. A cut after Down By The Riverside may have contained more cover tunes. Something different finishes right before What Is And What Should Never Be. The medley is bedlam and the excellent and obscure encores include a long version of Communication Breakdown. Plant introduces Phil Carson on bass and Clive Coulson on vocals after C'mon Everybody. Certainly sounds like Plant singing C'mon Everybody. Perhaps Plant sang offstage while Clive Coulson impersonated him on stage as a joke!

WARNING! Some sources reported that another tape of this show exist and may currently be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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SEPTEMBER 29 - OSAKA FESTIVAL HALL, OSAKA, JAPAN (WEDNESDAY, 7pm)
The whole concert was professionally recorded on 6-track transistorized board. While researching for 2003 project, Page himself rediscovered some of these tapes but they were not considered good enough to warrant official release. It is whispered that the acoustic set was extended because John Bonham collapsed with exhaustion.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Feelin' Groovy, Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Improvisation based on St. Tristan's Sword, Pennies From Heaven..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, [ cut ], That's The Way, Going To California, [ cut ], Tangerine, [ cut ], Friends, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 122 minutes.
Details: The tape is fairly sharp and bright but the recording is distant. The top end is distorted and harsh sounding. For years it was believed that this is the whole show but closer examination reveals that Whole Lotta Love is from source no. 4 and the rest until the end of the show is taken from less bright copy of source no. 3.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Feelin' Groovy, Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], Going To California, Tangerine, Friends, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. Near 94 minutes.
Details: Being taped not too close to the stage, this causes distance range and also there is some bottom end distortion throughout. The top end is very high though.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Feelin' Groovy, Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Dazed And Confused (<< Improvisation based on St. Tristan's Sword, Pennies From Heaven..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way, Going To California [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick, Instrumental Intro >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Tossin' And Turnin', Twist And Shout, Fortune Teller, Good Times Bad Times, Instrumental Improvisation, You Shook Me..), Communication Breakdown (<< Just A Little Bit..), [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, Rock And Roll.
Recording: Incomplete fair to good 3rd audience recording. Almost 172 minutes.
Details: Another distant and muffled tape with distortion and some hiss. The guitar and vocals are the only details captured rather clearly in the mix. All other instruments are going into less or more noise when music is louder.

Recording Includes: Instrumental Intro >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Tossin' And Turnin', Twist And Shout, Fortune Teller, Good Times Bad Times, Instrumental Improvisation, You Shok Me..).
Source: Incomplete fair to good 4th audience recording. 30 minutes.
Details: A very similar tape to the above except this one is more bassy. Recorded from a large distance of the hall just like previous source, it has just basic instrument separation and everything is just blurred throughout.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Feelin' Groovy, Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Improvisation based on St. Tristan's Sword, Pennies From Heaven [ cut ].. ) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That's The Way [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], Tangerine, Friends, What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], Instrumental Intro >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Tossin' And Turnin', Twist And Shout, Fortune Teller, Good Times Bad Times, Instrumental Improvisation [ cut ], You Shook Me..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Just A Little Bit..), [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, Rock And Roll.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. Near 185 minutes.
Details: With the exception of acoustic set it is overloaded by the drums. The vocals are also partially inaudible for most of the show. The story goes that two tape machines in synch were used to record 16 tracks simultaneously because Japanese company didn't have 16-track machine, then secretly taped to 1/4-inch recorder (probably 2-track machine) using separated line. The reason why there are so many cuts and bad balance between the instruments is most likely taper was very careful of group's control during the show and this caused of tape edits throughout. The person who taped this is not responsible for leaking, however. Someone else did it and spread several copies over the world and thus we have so much different circulating versions that differs in timings and cuts.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) soundboard: After The Slide (Bird Brain Records & Instant Analysis), Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 1 (Rock Solid Records), Cellar Full Of Noise (The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Japan Tour 71 (BUG), Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), Live (Instant Analysis), Live In Japan (The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label & CON), Live In Japan 69 (TM 1698), Live In Japan 1971 (LZL, Trade Mark Of Ufo, 1LP & UFO, 2LP), Live In Osaka 9/29 71 1&2 (GLC, LXXXIV Series & Rock Solid Records), Strange Tales From The Road (Rock Solid Records), Unburied Dead Zeppo's Grave (TM 1698, both issues), & You Shook Me (Trade Mark Of Ufo)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2: Nine Two Nine (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin, last 2 CDs & 2CD reissue)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 3: 929 Alternates (Lighthouse, last 3 CDs)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1, 3 & 4 mixes: 929 (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin & H-Bomb Music), 929 Alternates (Lighthouse, first 3 CDs), Nine Two Nine (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin, first 3 CDs), & Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Scorpio Japan)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: A Cellarful Of Noise (Noise Generator), The Complete Geisha Tape (Memphis & Tarantura), Complete Live In Japan (Last Stand Disc), It's Been A Long Time (Mud Dogs), Live In Japan (Cobra Standard Series), Live In Japan 1971 (Last Stand Disc, 3CD and 13CD & Lighthouse, 2015 & 2016 editions), Live In Osaka (Nighthawk), Lost Geisha Tape (Tarantura), Please Please Me (Wendy Records), Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Mad Dogs), Unprocessed 929 (Lighthouse), World Tour/Wild Side (Toasted/Condor), & Zeppelin Ediface (Toasted/Condor)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & soundboard mixes: 929 (Lighthouse, original & reissue), 9291971 (Tarantura2000), Arigatou Osaka (Moonchild Records, original & reissue), A Cellarful Of Noise (Scorpio UK), Fatally Wanderer 929 (Wendy Records), Fatally Wanderer - Definitive Edition (Wendy Records), Japan Wonderful Place XXXV Anniversary Edition (Beelzebub Records), Live In Japan (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Live In Japan 1971 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original and reissue & Tarantura2000), Regalia 929 (Wendy Records), & You Were There In Spirits (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue)

Comments: The last show of the 1971 Japan tour is a tour de force! The energy and virtuosity are unbelievable, and Robert's voice is amazing, sustaining all of his high range notes and going low ... a most commanding vocal performance. "We spent two weeks in wonderful, glorious Japan which has been incredible. Great hotels, great bars, great people and without giving you any bullshit, this is our last night in Japan and we're gonna have a good time and I think you will!" said Plant during the show. Dazed And Confused is very long and includes some great jams in the middle, including Pennies From Heaven! Stairway To Heaven has a great solo from Jimmy, Celebration Day is fast and furious and this may be the best acoustic set I have ever heard! That's The Way, Going To California, and Tangerine all have amazing improvs within them, especially from Jones on the mandolin. Friends has its only live premier here too! Moby Dick is inventive and neat and Whole Lotta Love features some obscure and great references, and Robert is a joy to listen to. The encores are wonderful too, including a throat-tearing rendition of Rock And Roll (still untitled).

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Led Zeppelin Seventh U.K. Tour
November 11, 1971 - December 21, 1971

NOVEMBER 11 - NEWCASTLE CITY HALL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Rock And Roll, Stairway To Heaven, That's The Way [ cut ], [ cut ], Going To California, Tangerine, Dazed And Confused, What Is And What Should Never Be, Celebration Day, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< It's Your Thing..).
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 96 minutes.
Details: There are some volume fluctuations throughout the show. For the most part the tape is more hissy and the music become somelike muffled but the sound is still enjoyable. The vocals are out front and clear. The guitar is just behind but always embattled with the drums for supremacy.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Geordie Shooner (Wendy Records), Good Bad Or Indifferent (Tarantura2000), Newcastle 1971 (Lighthouse), Newcastle Brown Ale (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & Transitional Magic (Electric Magic)

Comments: Really nice sound on this ... The band is playing very tight but loose, and are steamrolling through the set. Robert's voice is very good and the show focuses on the new material from the newly released 4th album. A great show. "Now then, today's the day of the Teddy Bear's picnic, and to go with it, the new album came out. I know what they say about the length of time between the two, and I'm sure you can rea all sorts of reports and toss a coin!" said Plant. The main question is Moby Dick really was played or not. Right after Celebration Day Plant saying "The one and only..." and the tape cuts straight into "You don't wanna be famous?" comment just before as Pagey starts with opening intro to Communication Breakdown.

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NOVEMBER 12 - LOCARNO BALLROOM, SUNDERLAND, TYNE AND WEAR, ENGLAND (FRIDAY, 7pm)
Other sources lists Mecca Ballroom, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.


NOVEMBER 13 - CAIRD HALL, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND (SATURDAY, 8:15pm)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker, [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp [ cut ], [ cut ], Tangerine [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun [ cut ], Hello Mary Lou [ cut ], Mess O' Blues [ cut ], Honey Bee [ cut ], The Lemon Song [ cut ], Gee [ cut ], Baby Ain't I Good To You [ cut ], Kind Hearted Woman Blues [ cut ]..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, [ cut ], Weekend.
Source: Incomplete good audience recording. Near 90 minutes.
Details: The sound quality is kinda distant and but enjoyable and rather clear. The tape is plagued with notorious speed issues that making listening a hard thing.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): The Road And The Miles To Dundee (Led Note)

Comments: A good show. Plant's voice is beginning to show some wear and he seems to take it easy up until the medley at the end of the show. Page and Bonham, on the other hand, are still very much in it from the very start, playing just as they had been at the last recorded date at the tour-opener in Newcastle. This show features the first recorded performance of Bron-Y-Aur Stomp since the official full debut in Osaka on September 28th that year. The best playing of the night is definitely the Whole Lotta Love medley, which features the band doing Hello Mary Lou, Mess Of Blues and a fantastic version of Honey Bee, where Page delivers some excellent soloing, and Plant finally lets his voice rip. The band also play an excellent version of Eddie Cochran's Weekend, with Page again putting in a great solo and Plant again giving the vocals a good effort.

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NOVEMBER 16 - ST. MATTHEW'S BATHS HALLS, IPSWICH, ENGLAND (TUESDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..), Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Rock And Roll, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California, That's The Way, [ cut ], Tangerine [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Improvisation based on The Crunge theme..), [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Celebration Day [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' The Blues, Honey Bee [ cut ]..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 1st audience recording. Almost 118 minutes.
Details: Good balanced and brightest of all three sources, taped not too far away from the stage what causing of a little distortion in bass notes. Some copies sounds less clear and more muffled and also are less complete. They're also lacking almost entire Whole Lotta Love and have additional cuts between some songs.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..), Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Rock And Roll [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], Tangerine, Dazed And Confused (<< Improvisation based on The Crunge theme..) [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Celebration Day, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues, Honey Bee, Sugar Mama Blues, Lend Me Your Love [ cut ]..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. 104 minutes.

Details: Somewhat just a tiny bit more distant source, with vocals to the fore and the bottom end a little blurred, but with sname drum more defined also in the mix and with more clearer spectrum. In terms of sound quality, this is the best sounding tape.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..), Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Rock And Roll, [ cut ], [ cut ], Going To California, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Improvisation based on The Crunge theme..) [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Celebration Day, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues, Honey Bee, Sugar Mama Blues, Lend Me Your Love..), [ cut ], Weekend, Gallows Pole.
Source: Incomplete very good 3rd audience recording. Almost 117 minutes.
Details: The most distant and distorted of all three tapes available (but still playing quite good). This is also the only known source that collecting both encores.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Two Penny Upright (Antrabata Reference Master)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Feelin' Groovy (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1, 2 & 3 mixes: Feelin' Groovy Definitive Version (Empress Valley Supreme Disc) & Ipswich 1971 (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin & no label)

Comments: An excellent and surprisingly powerful show! Robert's voice is really strong and the band is really cooking right from the first few bars of Immigrant Song. The local swimming pool was tonight's arena of the show (also used as a dance hall in occasion). Prior to the date of the concert or dance, the pool was drained, and a complex wooden support structure was installed in its place, upon which panels of wood flooring would sit. So, not quite the danger was present at the venue as one might think but Plant was wary of that: "I don't know whether the 12-foot end's this one or that one. God help us! I'm sure you must have had a Town Hall! It's gonna be a silly night tonight. We'd like you all to feel at home. Just think of the drop beneath you and the drop that might come eventually!" Dazed And Confused has some really funky jam interludes led by Jones and Page and the end medley is excellent, with Plant's vocal prowess being showcased from the lowest crooning to the highest shrieking. The band also threw in some nice encores on this tour, with Eddie Cochran's Weekend getting aired three times, at Dundee, here in Ipswich, and in Bournemouth, with the latter show also featuring a cover of Jerry Lee Lewis' It'll Be Me. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the tour, however, is the aforementioned performance of Gallow's Pole at this show in Ipswich, being the first known performance of the song since Copenhagen in May 3rd that year.

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NOVEMBER 17 - MAYFAIR SUITE, KINETIC CIRCUS, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)
NOVEMBER 18 - STUDENTS UNION, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, 8:30pm)


NOVEMBER 20 - ELECTRIC MAGIC SHOW, WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, LONDON, ENGLAND (SATURDAY, START AT 5pm)
Support from variety circus acts, Bronco and Stone The Crows.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..), Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Rock And Roll, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Going To California, That's The Way [ cut ], Tangerine, Dazed And Confused [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Celebration Day, [ cut ], Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Mess O' Blues, Honey Bee, Going Down Slow..).
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. 141 minutes.
Details: Several versions of this tape are in circulation and for many years were described as two separate sources. This was finally determined as to be from the same root tape; however, each version differs slightly in quality, number of cuts and length. The quality varies from highly distorted and muffled throughout up to less hissy and bass overloaded. Older versions of so called 'longer source' had Dancing Days taken from December 23rd, 1972 show.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Electric Magic Show (Apple Music, Electric Magic, & Mad Dogs), Electric Magic Wembley Empire Pool (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), The Empire Strikes Back (Tarantura2000), & Magick (Tarantura)

Comments: Not a decent sound for an exceptional show! Robert is in great voice and the band just steams through the set. "Are you cold?" asked Plant rather frozen audience. Being a bit disappointed with lack of pig acts, Plant said: "I expected a bit more from the pigs! Did you? I could have brought some goats!" A good acoustic set is followed by a long and great version of Dazed And Confused that has so much spontaneous music in it that it seems like it could go on forever! Great Whole Lotta Love medley to close the concert.

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NOVEMBER 21 - ELECTRIC MAGIC SHOW, WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, LONDON, ENGLAND (SUNDAY, START AT 5pm)
Support from variety circus acts, Home, Stone The Crows and DJ Jeff Dexter.
NOVEMBER 23 - PRESTON PUBLIC HALL, PRESTON, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND (TUESDAY, 7:45pm)
John Bonham's brother Mick made his special guest appearance and played congas in Whole Lotta Love.


NOVEMBER 24 - FREE TRADE HALL, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (WEDNESDAY, 7:45pm)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..), Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Celebration Day, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Going To California, [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], [ cut ], Tangerine [ cut ], [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur-Stomp [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Shaft theme.. ) [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Just A Little Bit, Boogie Chillun, Rave On, Hello Mary Lou [ cut ]..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Thank You [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. 112 minutes.
Details: The tape is disorted. The instruments are not well balanced - vocals and drums are up front with the bass and keyboards in the middle and the guitar slightly in the background. The recording also lacks lower frequencies significantly, and, what's even worse, taper's trying to save time and some tracks are cut.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Rave On (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: The sound isn't very good with a little emphasis on the bass, which makes it all the more enjoyable to listen to. The band is just so on here, delivering one memorable song after another. The rhythm section is unstoppable, Jimmy is simply out of this world and Robert's voice is at its peak, letting blood curdling shrieks and power loose in Since I've Been Loving You and other numbers while lending a delicate touch to Stairway To Heaven and the beautifully intimate acoustic segment. Plant is started having a cold and he explains: "Gosh. I think I got that flu that's going about. I was in bed 'til half past six, and it's nice to be back ... I dunno, where are we? In Manchester. Manchester, right! It's good to be back." Dazed And Confused is immensely long, excellent, and even includes a funky jam on the theme from Shaft!

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NOVEMBER 25 - QUEENS HALL, PERCY GEE BUILDING, LEICESTER UNIVERSITY, LEICESTER, EAST MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, 8pm)
The show is married by equipment problems.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Celebration Day, Going To California, That's The Way, Tangerine (stop), Tangerine, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Dazed And Confused (<< Shaft theme..), Stairway To Heaven, What Is And What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (<< Just A Little Bit, Going Down, Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, Rave On, Mess O' Blues, So Many Roads, The Lemon Song..) [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. Almost 155 minutes.
Details: The sound of this tape is very clear, recorded much close to the stage and without the echo. There is some tape hiss however and source seems to be kinda muffled a bit but also.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Best For Hard 'N' Heavy (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), The Diploma (Tarantura2000), Leicester 1971 (Lighthouse), Mystical Majesties Request (Electric Magic), Soul Sister (Beelzebub Records), & University Of Leicester 1971 (Wendy Records)

Comments: Yet another great and extended show from Winter 1971 tour. After a brief pause, Page begins Tangerine, only to stop dead after 40 seconds. In Page's defense, it is immediately followed by a loud buzz, perhaps the sound of a guitar cord being re-plugged into an amplifier or guitar after being found to not be fully inserted. He restarts and Tangerine is performed without incident. Again, Dazed And Confused contains an amazing improvisation on the Shaft theme and Whole Lotta Love medley is well worth listening too. This show closes with Communication Breakdown, containing a soulful, Band Of Gypsies-style solo and a funky break before accelerating to a racing finish.

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NOVEMBER 29 - LIVERPOOL STADIUM, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND (MONDAY, 8:30pm)
This date started one hour late.

WARNING! Some sources reported that tape of this show exist and may currently be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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NOVEMBER 30 - KING'S HALL BELLE VUE, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (TUESDAY, 7:45pm)
Date added to the original itinerary. The show was truncated due to riotous audience.


DECEMBER 2 - STARKERS ROYAL ARCADE BALLROOM, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, 8pm)
The show is married by equipment problems.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Going To California, That's The Way, Tangerine [ cut ], [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Dazed And Confused (<< Shaft theme..), What Is And What Should Never Be, Rock And Roll, Instrumental Improvisation >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Just A Little Bit, Gambler's Blues, Steppin' Out, Bottle It Up and Go, They're Red Hot, Cumberland Gap, She's a Truckin' Little Baby, Boogie Chillun [ cut ], [ cut ], Heartbeat [ cut ], Hello Mary Lou, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, I Can't Quit You Baby, How Many More Times, Shame Shame Shame, Let's Get Together..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Turn On Your Lovelight..), [ cut ], Weekend, It'll Be Me.
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 142 minutes.
Details: The sound is rather clear but distorted and with balance problems in some places. A rather distant recording with large tape hiss.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Ballroom Magik (Beelzebub Records), Heartbeat (H-Bomb Music), & Rock And Roll Magic (Electric Magic)

Comments: This show equals the other shows on this short tour of the UK. Dazed And Confused is another winner, with another version of the theme from Shaft (we thus have couple now), which served as a precursor to The Crunge in 1972 and the "funk" part of the piece in 1973 onwards. The Whole Lotta Love medley is also very inspired. Truckin' Little Mama was obviously thrown in by Robert and the rest of the band scramble to follow along. Half way through Rock And Roll Robert Plant is left without any musical backup and sings a few notes alone. This was due to equipment failure. A couple of great encores closing this recording.

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DECEMBER 7 - POLYTECHNIC, LANCASTER, ENGLAND (WEDNESDAY) (unconfirmed)
DECEMBER 9 - COVENTRY LOCARNO BALLROOM, COVENTRY, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, 8pm)
Date added to the original itinerary. The show was stopped after 3 songs and it was announced there was a bomb scare. The show was restarted later in the evening.
DECEMBER 15 - SALISBURY CITY HALL, SALISBURY, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND (WEDNESDAY, START AT 8:30pm)
Support from Jerusalem and Marble Orchard. The show was cancelled at the last minute due to Jimmy Page having the flu. However, both support acts performed. The concert was immediatelly rescheduled to December 21, 1971.
DECEMBER 21 - SALISBURY CITY HALL, SALISBURY, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, 8:30pm) The show was rescheduled from December 15, 1971.