Led Zeppelin Warm-Up for Tenth U.S. Tour
January 11, 1975 - January 12, 1975

JANUARY 11 - AHOY ROTTERDAM, ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND (SATURDAY)

WARNING! Some sources reported that audience 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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JANUARY 12 - VORST NATIONAAL, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (SUNDAY, 8:15pm)
Backstage, Robert Plant is interviewed for BBC television by Bob Harris before the show. It is subsequently released on the 2003 DVD.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, When The Levee Breaks false start, Over The Hills And Far Away, When The Levee Breaks, The Song Remains The Same [ cut ] >> The Rain Song, Kashmir [ cut ], The Wanton Song, [ cut ], No Quarter [ cut ], [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete fair to good 1st audience recording. 108 minutes.
Details: Kinda muffled, distant and hissy source. Some distortion is also available.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, When The Levee Breaks false start, Over The Hills And Far Away, When The Levee Breaks, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir [ cut ], [ cut ], The Wanton Song, No Quarter, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], In My Time Of Dying, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 106 minutes.
Details: The source starts off very muddy and distorted with only the vocals and guitar solos being discernible but does improve after a few numbers. However, there are disturbing changes of volume at several points and bass seems to be overloaded at times.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll [ cut ] >> Sick Again, When The Levee Breaks false start, Over The Hills And Far Away, When The Levee Breaks, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song [ cut ], [ cut ], Kashmir, The Wanton Song, No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete good 3rd audience recording. 108 minutes.
Details: Similar in sound, this tape is kinda bit less brighter, with very thin bass notes and some distortion here and there.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 3: It's Time To Travel Again (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) & Operation Moonbeam (Tarantura)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2 & 3 mixes: Belgian Triple (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Hello Led Zepp! (Beelzebub Records), & Outfit Of The Day (Tarantura2000)

Comments: A warm-up show for the US tour and a very experimental and minimal set. This is the complete show, no marathons or improvisations, just the first live performances of the new Physical Graffiti songs. When The Levee Breaks is played live for the first time and sounds actually very good and interesting, and The Wanton Song rocks! The show has some good points, but is an average Zeppelin show that is enjoyable, but nowhere near the nirvana they would reach at the end of the forthcoming tour.

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Led Zeppelin Tenth U.S. Tour
January 18, 1975 - March 27, 1975

JANUARY 18 - METROPOLITIAN SPORTS CENTER, BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA (SATURDAY, 8pm)


JANUARY 20 - CHICAGO STADIUM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (MONDAY, 8pm)
The show is married by sound system problems. The setlist have been changed at the last minute just after as Page strained his finger what caused he wasn't able to play some parts.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll [ cut ] >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, When The Levee Breaks, [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, The Wanton Song, [ cut ], No Quarter, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete good 1st audience recording. 109 minutes.
Details: The tape is a bit distant and overloaded by bass but still ranks very good quality with all the instruments listenable. Somewaht annoying hum throughout the tape though. Originally, In My Time OIf Dying is incorrectly placed before The Song Remains The Same. This source is known to be mixed up with January 21st tape.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, When The Levee Breaks, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir [ cut ], The Wanton Song, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], In My Time Of Dying, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 107 minutes.
Details: The tape is hissy, distant and lacks botton end but has no distortion. The recording starts out very muffled but clears up by the end of Over The Hills And Far Away.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 1 (Rock Solid Records), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Live At The Chicago Stadium (Digger Productions) Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), & Live On The Levee (Box Top Records & Rock Solid Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Cryin' Won't Help You (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Live At The Chicago Stadium (Cobra Standard Series), Live On The Levee (Silver Rarities), Luftschiffe (Tarantura), & Sweet Home Chicago (Wendy Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Every Picture Tells A Chicago Story (Wendy Records) & Finger Flu: 1975 Chicago Tapes Volume 2 (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: The Wanton Song (Scorpio "new")

Comments: Jimmy's finger was broken, and although most of his playing is fine, there is a certain weariness that cannot be helped due to his finger. Robert's voice is severely damaged by the flu and as such, is raspy and creaking. When the Levee Breaks sounds really good live ... a shame it wasn't done more often live. No Quarter and Communication Breakdown are exceptional, and Sick Again is really good.

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JANUARY 21 - CHICAGO STADIUM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (TUESDAY, 8pm)
The setlist have been changed at the last minute just after as Page strained his finger what caused he wasn't able to play some parts. Concert was filmed on amateur equipment. Fragments were used on "Whole Lotta Love" promo video in 1997.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll [ cut ], [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< The Hunter..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 16 minutes.
Details: The tape is distant and noisy, also overloaded by bass at times. This source is known to be mixed up with January 20th tape.

Recording Includes: No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, How Many More Times, Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm color amateur footage with actual sound. 14 minutes.
Details: Shot rather closely to the stage. The Official LZ YouTube channel version is more than four minutes shorter and excludes Trampled Underfoot unnecessarily.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Live At The Chicago Stadium (Digger Productions)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Cryin' Won't Help You (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Live At The Chicago Stadium (Cobra Standard Series), Live On The Levee (Silver Rarities), Luftschiffe (Tarantura), & Sweet Home Chicago (Wendy Records)

Official Visual Reference(s): Whole Lotta Love (promo video)

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

Comments: The show isn't all that bad although Robert's voice is severely damaged by the flu. The band is fine, although Jimmy has some problems with timing and solos due to his broken finger. Still, not as bad as many people make it out to be.

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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JANUARY 22 - CHICAGO STADIUM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (WEDNESDAY)
The setlist have been changed at the last minute just after as Page strained his finger what caused he wasn't able to play some parts.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, [ cut ], In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same [ cut ] >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, The Wanton Song, [ cut ], No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< The Hunter..), Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 122 minutes.
Details: The tape is hissy and quite distant but clear, with all the instruments listenable. There is absolutely no distortion but recording lacking in bottom though.

Comments: From the opener of Rock And Roll through to In My Time Of Dying the band keep great pace and both Plant's vocals and Page's playing make noticeable improvement as the set moves along. But notice how clean Page's solos at this show are during songs like Sick Again and Over The Hills And Far Away. Compare this to the solos that he would be playing in March and May with so many of those erratic bends and rushed cues. Makes one wonder if having that injured finger forced him to concentrate more intently on what he was doing, in turn giving his solos a more precise effect. A great example of this is Page's performance in No Quarter, which also features great interaction from Jones and Bonham. On a funnier note, Plant dedicates Trampled Underfoot to Chuck Berry, who he mistakingly thinks was from Chicago. The version is excellent, with Page inserting a unique country/rockabilly riff into his solo, and Plant's vocals again holding up wonderfully. He even throws in a few extra "Push!"s after the song finishes. Perhaps the biggest draws in the show are the performances of The Wanton Song and the short-lived 1975 rendition of How Many More Times, both of which would soon be dropped from the set. Keeping with the quality of the gig, perhaps it's no surprise that these two renditions are the best versions of the tour.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Black And Blue And Snot All Over: 1975 Chicago Tapes Volume 3 (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin), Blues Brothers (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Crazy Zeppelin (Beelzebub Records), & Every Picture Tells A Chicago Story (Wendy Records)

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JANUARY 24 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, CLEVELAND, OHIO (FRIDAY, 8pm)
The setlist have been changed at the last minute just after as Page strained his finger what caused he wasn't able to play some parts.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, The Wanton Song, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (<< The Hunter..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< The Lemon Song..).
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. 155 minutes.
Details: The sound is distant and muffled so we have to do with echoey recording. The audience noise is not noticeable but there is some hiss that can be annoying for some. An occasional distortion on some sections is also here.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Oxygen Destroyer (Wendy Records) & Ultraviolence (Holy)

Comments: A very good show except for Robert, whose voice is severely damaged by the flu. Jimmy's broken finger doesn't hamper his playing much at all and Jones and Bonham are as good as ever. The Wanton Song is very different from the record and sounds great. Kashmir is very powerful and heavy and sounds very much like the album version. No Quarter has no piano solo, Jones stays on the organ and it is quite good. How Many More Times, was the centerpiece instead of Dazed And Confused until Jimmy's finger healed and it sounds quite different in 1975. The bow solo is intact and it is pretty good. The encores have Robert's voice basically gone although he does manage a few good screams.

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JANUARY 25 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (SATURDAY, 8pm)
The setlist have been changed at the last minute just after as Page strained his finger what caused he wasn't able to play some parts.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same [ cut ] >> The Rain Song [ cut ], [ cut ], Kashmir, The Wanton Song, [ cut ], No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], How Many More Times [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 95 minutes.
Details: The sound for the most part is top heavy with some treble distortion but reasonable well balanced.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Loose Ends (Supercharded Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Condition Breakdown (Holy)

Comments: A good instrumental show, although Robert's voice is terrible ... low and raspy, he barely hits the notes octaves below their original pitch and his attempts at infusing it with soul are lackluster at best. Jimmy manages quite well with a broken finger although some passages are rough. The rhythm section is unstoppable as always. A mediocre show although great sound and the rare Wanton Song make it a nice document of early 1975.

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JANUARY 27 - ST. LOUIS ARENA, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (SUNDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled because Robert Plant had the flu and rescheduled to February 16, 1975.


JANUARY 29 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)
The setlist have been changed at the last minute just after as Page strained his finger what caused he wasn't able to play some parts.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, [ cut ], Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song [ cut ], [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< The Hunter, The Lemon Song..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 137 minutes.
Details: The tape is fairly clear but a bit distant and boomy. Also this source has very sharp high end so it may be painful for casual listener.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Greensboro 1975 (Swan Records) & Kashmir's Wizard (Swan)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): A Quick Getaway (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: A very poor show overall ... quite possibly the worst Led Zeppelin concert ever! Jonesy and Bonham are fine but Jimmy's playing veers from as good as ever (with a broken finger no less!) to sloppy and completely out of key. Robert's voice is in the worst shape it has ever been in ... it is a strain for him to sustain notes in his middle range! How Many More Times is short and forgettable and although some songs are actually quite good, the overall effect of the flu and a broken finger result in a show that is better to listen to as a comparison against their most brilliant shows.

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JANUARY 31 - OLYMPIA STADIUM, DETROIT, MICHIGAN (FRIDAY, 8pm)
The setlist have been changed at the last minute just after as Page strained his finger what caused he wasn't able to play some parts.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< The Hunter, The Lemon Song [ cut ]..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love [ cut ] >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 134 minutes.
Details: The tape is good balanced but a bit noisy at times, having also some distortion.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Detroit - Just About Back (King Kong) & Plant Waves (Wizardo Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Detroit - Just About Back (Cobra Standard Series), Tune Up (Immigrant), & Ultraviolence Attack (Badgeholders)

Comments: A very good show although clearly not a return to form. Robert's voice is still very rough and Jimmy's finger is still hindering his playing. It caused of Plant's joke: "The bone on his wedding ring finger is bust and that's a real drag because if he was to get married now, he couldn't get a ring on." The rhythm section is as strong as always ... they never have a bad show despite Page and Plant's problems. No Quarter is very good, though, and How Many More Times is not a bad version, and interesting considering they mix the Dazed And Confused sections in ... it hadn't been played for five years with the exception of Southampton January 22nd, 1973 show.

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FEBRUARY 1 - PITTBSURGH CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (SATURDAY)
FEBRUARY 2 - PITTSBURGH CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (SUNDAY) (discredited)


FEBRUARY 3 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (MONDAY, 8pm)
The first concert with original setlist's song schedule.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Instrumental Jam (<< I Wish You Would, The Crunge..) >> Communication Breakdown (<< The Lemon Song..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 152 minutes.
Details: The recorder is positioned possibly rather close to the stage because the sound is steady and clear. However, the tapers constantly talk, yell, scream, laugh and produce strange noises directly over the recorder during most of the songs.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Heavy Metal Hullabaloo (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) & Madison Square Garden 1975 1st Night (Lighthouse)

Comments: The first tour show in New York and the first 1975 performance of Dazed And Confused, not played live since July 29th, 1973 at the same venue. This show is the first one from North America 1975 at which Dazed And Confused was performed. Page sounds great at this show, playing with confidence - albeit some caution here and there - considering his finger injury was only a few weeks previous; Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song each reveal speed of his healing. Songs are generally shorter or abbreviated compared to what they would be in the next month or so, though (Dazed And Confused has only 20 minutes, No Quarter only 14 and Whole Lotta Love barely 1 minute flat). And as the tapers are heard to remark about Robert Plant this is one of those 1975 shows where his vocal sound really doesn't rise above mediocre. If one can tune out Plant's rasp this is a really enjoyable concert, plenty of atmosphere. Oh..John Bonham's drum working in Moby Dick is just furious!

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FEBRUARY 4 - BOSTON GARDEN, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (TUESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to the authorities after as the arena was damaged during a ticket sales riot and Boston's mayor canceled the concert. The show was moved then to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York.


FEBRUARY 4 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NEW YORK (TUESDAY, 8pm)
The show was moved from Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. 80 minutes.
Details: The tape is distant, muffled and a bit hissy. The sound quality deteriorates further toward the end of the tape. The taper recorded it complete on four cheap cassettes while sitting in the 300s on the side directly perpendicular to the stage. The reason there are only fragments of the show is because he lost one or two of the tapes and the other reason is because back then he didn't want to spend the money to buy new cassettes so actually recorded over segments of the show.

Comments: This is not a bad show but no tops here. Possibly the best part of this tape is Dazed And Confused, with some really nice guitar work and mood.

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FEBRUARY 6 - MONTREAL FORUM, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (THURSDAY, 7:30pm)
The show is married by guitar problems.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 164 minutes.
Details: The recording has a weird panning effect occasionally, some bass distortion at the beginning, and audience noise. The show was taped very close to the stage so there's a great amount of detail to be heard.

Recording Includes: Unknown song listing.
Source: Incomplete 8 mm silent color amateir footage. 25 minutes.
Details: Need further information.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Legerdomain (The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label), Montreal 75 (Phoenix), & The 1975 World Tour (The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label & World)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): The 1975 World Tour (Cobra Standard Series & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original and reissue) & Snowblind (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 9CD)

Comments: A mixed show. The band sounds great and Jimmy, even with his hurt finger, plays almost up to his peak. Robert's voice is ravaged by the flu and he is nonexistent on stage for the most part, singing his parts and that's it so as not to strain his voice. Great version of No Quarter played and perhaps one of the best ever Trampled Underfoot versions. Dazed And Confused is excellent and the solo section of Stairway To Heaven is gorgeous. The encores are blistering, although Robert is really suffering here. Jones and Bonham own this one, but Jimmy is nearly recovered. In opposite, Over The Hills And Far Away is plugged with Page's guitar problems - it leads packed up for awhile. John Bonham was announced as Karen Carpenter according to Playboy magazine, when Carpenter was placed as "Best Drummer". Quite funny.

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FEBRUARY 7 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (FRIDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll [ cut ] >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love [ cut ] >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 107 minutes.
Details: It starts with someone's advertising to the listening to the show and it sounds like someone played it from tape machine. The recording itself lacks dynamics a bit, with all the instruments clearily recognizable, and sounds very similar to the video fragment. What's more interesting, the recording is not distorted or overloaded; the issue is hiss, which is very prominent.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. 110 minutes.
Details: The sound is bright and clear for the most part but is a little distant and lacks bottom end.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll, Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, crowd shots, Interview w/members of audience and Peter Grant [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 16mm color professional footage with actual sound. 5 minutes (music content only).
Details: Shot on the front level next to the stage, likely from photographer's pit. It's a news report. Available as a standard three-song set and as a brief portion of Rock And Roll in excellent quality, filming of the crowd, plus a brief interview with Peter Grant and NBC commentary.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: Plant Waves (Wizardo Records) & Trampled Underfoot (Cream Of The Crop)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Strangely Enough (Electric Magic)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Trampled Underfoot (Cobra Standard Series)

Bootleg DVD Audio Reference(s): Flying Circus (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage (Cosmic Energy), Assemblage II (Cosmic Energy II), Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules), Film Noir: Interviews And More (Hercules), Latter Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume Two (Celebration Definitive Masters), Hats Off To John Bonham (Sugar Mama), & Peter Grant The Man Who Did Indeed Lead Zeppelin (Sugar Mama)

Comments: A very good show, except for Robert' who's voice is still damaged by the flu, although he does manage to force some good screams. Jimmy's soloing is excellent throughout and the band delivers excellent versions of No Quarter and Trampled Underfoot. Dazed And Confused still sounds timid, as it hasn't been done much since the beginning of the tour. Kashmir is sheer power.

WARNING! Some sources reported that another tape of this show exist and may still 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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FEBRUARY 8 - THE SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (SATURDAY, 8pm)
The show started an hour late and is married by riotous audience.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll [ cut ] >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away [ cut ], In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience source. 151 minutes.
Details: This is kinda fluctuating tape with some parts sounding more distant than the rest of the recording. The audience members are talktative in some places.

Recording Includes: Sick Again [ cut ], Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 128 minutes.
Details: A similar recording to the above with the idnication that this tape is louder and more boomier.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll, Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, Heartbreaker [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm color amateur footage with actual sound. 17 minutes.
Details: Band member height makes up one third to full height of screen. Shot from right side of the stage, not so far away from stage. Some copies misses Heartbreaker unnecessarily. Original footage has also non-musical content (showing posters and pics of the band) after the show and are dubbed with official audio on some of bootlegged versions. Some copies have audio synched up for several seconds into Rock And Roll because original footage is silent for this part.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Spectrum (Electric Magic)

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

Comments: Plant's voice has pretty much healed while Page's finger has definitely healed! The performance doesn't crawl like other 1975 shows, it runs! Trampled Underfoot is proof of this. Plant adds a few new lyrics to The Song Remains The Same and at the start of The Rain Song. Page enters late for the bow section in Dazed And Confused but ends the song with a new riff. Whole Lotta Love is an abbreviated version without the middle section. It goes straight into Black Dog with Plant singing most of its original lyrics. This show is also the one where rowdy audience made its appearance that caused Robert comments: "Can we advocate that people stay in their seats? It's not very pleasant to see situations like that right under your nose, so can we all keep cool!"

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FEBRUARY 10 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LANDOVER, MARYLAND (MONDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog [ cut ], [ cut ], Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete fair to good 1st audience recording. 169 minutes.
Details: The tape noisy, boomy, distant and lacking in bottom end but has still all the instruments quite listenable though. The quality progresses as the show goes by.

Recording Includes: Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 82 minutes.
Details: An interesting listen because the taper was close to the stage and the frequency range is nice and wide, with plenty of depth. However, the sound is overdriven throughout and this brings serious damage in some parts.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker.
Source: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. Almost 180 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Recording Includes: Heartbreaker [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 2 minutes.
Details: Full height of screen shows band members from waist to head. Some copies are synched up with existing audios.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Heavy Zeppelin (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin) & Ultra Violent Killer Droog (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Hellfire Club (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc) & Ultra Violent Killer Droog (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

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

Comments: This could be very good show but the sound is so horrible that makes this recording for hardcores only. The bombastic renditions of Dazed And Confused and Moby Dick, when Bonham thrown a couple of rhythm exercises known from basic structure of Whole Lotta Love ... played later as an usual encore making this show worth listening!

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FEBRUARY 12 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco, Walter's Walk..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heatbreaker (<< That's Alright Mama..).
Source: Almost complete excellent 1st audience recording. 176 minutes.
Details: This source will remain as one of the best sources ever recorded. The quality is comparable with soundboard at times but there is much better atmosphere. It was taped on center rear orchestra six rows behind soundboard. Microphones were on pole two feet above head level. The only drawback with this tape is that the top end can be a bit painful on occasion.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again [ cut ], Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco, Walter's Walk..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< That's Alright Mama..).
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 2nd audience recording. 172 minutes.
Details: This source has also great atmosphere. The audience is not talktative and noisy except for the tapers at times. I think this tape stands not too far away from the 1st source. Unfortunately, the bass is heavily distorted throughout.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco, Walter's Walk..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heatbreaker (<< That's Alright Mama..).
Source: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. 172 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience source 1: The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), In Concert (Rock Solid Records), In Person (Rock Solid Records), Live At Madison Square Garden 1975 (no label issues & Zep Toepper), Live In Madison Square Garden Part 1&2 (Box Top Records), Madison Square Garden (The Swingin' Pig Records)< & Madison Square Garden 1975 (The Swingin' Pig Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: The 10th US Tour (Whole Lotta Live), Can't Take Your Evil Ways (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Can't Take Your Evil Ways Un-Cut Version (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Flying Circus 40th Anniversary Edition (Empress valley Supreme Disc), Four Blocks In The Snow (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin), The Jumpleg (Tarantura), Ladies And Gents (Tarantura2000), & M.S.G. 1975 (Last Stand Disc, both issues)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2: Four Blocks In The Snow (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin) & That's All Right NewYork (Electric Magic)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Flying Circus (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original and 2 reissues), Madison Square Graffiti (Red Devil), & That's Alright New York (Godfatherecords)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & soundboard mixes: Flying Circus 40th Anniversary Edition (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg DVD Audio Reference(s): Flying Circus (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Comments: A great show! It may have been a blizzard outside but the Garden was rocking this night! "We came four blocks in the snow to get here ... you realise that? People were calling me on the telephone today and saying 'Is it gonna be on?' For a minute I was wondering about my anatomy, then I realised there was some discrepancy about the weather. Isn't it good though that it snows? Doesn't it change the vibe of the city? I think it's great!" The band is in excellent form and delivers a great show. Robert sounds good and strong, Jonesy and Bonzo are amazing as always, and Jimmy is incendiary tonight, especially at the end of Sick Again. He extends the solo in Over The Hills And Far Away to an incredible length and soars. No Quarter is dedicated to Jones that "...made Monthy Python's Flying Circus a flop in New York" tonight and his imppecably clean fingernails. Moby Dick is like a hurricane and Dazed And Confused just blows everybody out to the cosmic level! A bunch of heavy solid encores with an excellent Heartbreaker with some lyrics of Elvis Presley's That's Alright Mama thrown in closing this amazing eveing. This is definitely a triumph for the entire band and, not only a strong concert but also probably the best from the 1975 US Tour. "Ladies and gentlemen of New York ... you're too much ... and we ain't so bad ourselves!" and the show was over.

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FEBRUARY 13 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NEW YORK (THURSDAY, 8pm)
Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones joining the band for Communication Breakdown on second guitar.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], No Quarter [ cut ], [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco, Walter's Walk..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete very good 1st audience recording. 149 minutes.
Details: The tape is clear and all the instruments are discernable. Jones' bass does comes through a little heavy in places but not enough to distort the tape. There is some noticeable high frequency tape hiss at occasion. What worse, one channel drops-out in several places, making listenting to some songs rather difficult.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco, Wlater's Walk..), Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Communication Breakdown (<< It's Your Thing..).
Source: Almost complete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 182 minutes.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco, Walter's Walk..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< It's Your Thing..).
Recording: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 189 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience source 1: Nassau Coliseum NY 1975 (no label)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & 2 mixes: Fighting Back At The Coliseum (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), The King's Of The Stone Age (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 9CD), The New Faces (Jelly Roll), & Trampled Underwood (Image Quality)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Funky Nassau (Beelzebub Records), Jamming With A Woody (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), The King's Of The Stone Age (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 6CD & 9CD), & Led Faces (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2 & soundboard mixes: Throwing The Wild Seeds (Nassau Coliseum 1975 Complete Tapes) (Godfatherecords)

Comments: A great show! The band is strong, Robert's voice is in fair shape and Jimmy is blazing, especially on a great and very long version of Dazed And Confused and an epic Stairway To Heaven solo. Roll Over Beethoven is only a short vocal rehearsal but one of the encores features Ronnie Wood on second guitar, dueling with Page as they trade licks in an extended jam that sounds killer when Jonesy and Bonham jam behind it.

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FEBRUARY 14 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NEW YORK (FRIDAY)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir [ cut ], No Quarter, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], If You Can't Rock Me >> Heartbreaker (<< Mess O' Blues..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. Almost 187 minutes.
Details: The recording is clear and fairly close to the stage with very little audience disturbance and some rather short tape distortion in places. There is bass distortion throughout the set and is notably intense in the pieces where Jonesy plays bass pedals. The tape hiss is rather unnoticeable.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir [ cut ], No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 102 minutes.
Details: The tape is quite distant and a bit echoey but all the instruments are rather very discernible. The only drawback is this source lacks depth the other source does have.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], If You Can't Rock Me >> Heartbreaker (<< Mess O' Blues..).
Source: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. 196 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Nassau 1975 (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) & St. Tangerine's Day (Image Quality)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: At Nassau Coliseum (Eelgrass), Funky Nassau (Beelzebub Records), The King's Of The Stone Age (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 6CD & 9CD), The Glorious Ice Cream Of Led Zeppelin (Beelzebub Records), & St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & soundboard: Throwing The Wild Seeds (Nassau Coliseum 1975 Complete Tapes) (Godfatherecords)

Comments: This is a magical show ... one of the best from 1975! The Valentine's Day reflected Plant to some special comments tonight about the Pagans: "Today is one of the last of the pagan traditions that is carried on into the 20th Century. It's the day for sowing the wild seeds. In fact, now they call it St. Valentine's Day ... so, happy St. Valentine's Day. I think we should dedicate this show to St. Valentine." Since I've Been Loving You is played for the first time out of three on this tour and the playing and energy of this show make it a real special concert. Plant: "Who knows what it's gonna sound like, but it's something we really used to dig playing." No Quarter is great and Dazed And Confused is beyond words. The encores are funky and long, and the rare second encore of Heartbreaker has a long blues interlude inserted in Jimmy's solo.

WARNING! Some sources reported that another tape of this show exist and may still 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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FEBRUARY 16 - ST. LOUIS ARENA, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (SUNDAY)
The show was rescheduled from January 27, 1975.

Recording Includes: Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, [ cut], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< The Train Kept A Rollin', San Francisco, Walter's Walk..) [ cut ], [ cut [, Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], [ cut ], Heartbreaker [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 108 minutes.
Details: The condition of this tape is mediocre but yet very listenable except for overloaded parts. It has also some echo.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same [ cut ] >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< The Train Kept A Rollin', San Francisco..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Shame, Shame, Shame..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. Almost 152 minutes.
Details: With drums being simply overloaded because of volume, the rest of recording seems to be clear but harsh, keeping everything in fair balance and quality except for occasional deteriorations.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< The Train Kept A Rollin', San Francisco, Walter's Walk..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Shame, Shame, Shame..).
Source: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. 174 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Oh Dear, I've Known Him Since He Was A Child (Led Note)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Rock Saint Louie Roll! (Godfatherecords) & St. Louis Blues (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Comments: The show itself is an excellent closing night for the first half of the tour. The band carries the momentum of their great closing show in Nassau. During his intro for The Song Remains The Same, Plant refers to Kansas City and that John Bonham was arrested there once! Before No Quarter John Paul Jones is finishing a gin and tonic before he can start playing and tonight's version is very strong, sounding very dark and foreboding. Dazed And Confused and Stairway To Heaven are both outstanding. The encores are the only let down in this performance.

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FEBRUARY 27 - SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM, HOUSTON, TEXAS (THURSDAY, 8pm)


FEBRUARY 28 - LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY ASSEMBLY CENTER, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (FRIDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Almost complete excellent audience recording. 174 minutes.
Details: The tape has some tape hiss and there is some bass distortion for the first few songs. The recorder is very close to the stage and all the instruments are well balanced - you can feel the power of sound that just pressing down the audience.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. 166 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Recording Includes: Unknown song listing.
Source: Incomplete 8mm amateur color footage with actual sound. 30 minutes.
Details: Need further information.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience: Led Astray (Artemis)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience: The Battle Of Baton Rouge (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Blaze (Immigrant), Chasing The Dragon (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 6CD), DX I ~ X (Mad Dogs), Freeze! (Tarantura), Hang On To Your Heads (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Led Astray (Silver Rarities), & Rampaging Cajun (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 6CD)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Rampaging Cajun (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 3CD & 6CD)

Comments: A great show from 1975! The recording captures clearly the performance and is really atmospheric, making this a pleasure to listen to. The show itself is wonderful ... Robert is in good voice (something that doesn't happen often in 1975), and the band is amazing. Start to finish this show is great ... even the long Moby Dick is enjoyable. (Bonham was introduced as "the man with a bicycle clip caught in his sock ... the greatest percussionist since Big Ben!") No Quarter is a wonderful jam with some excellent piano from Jonesy and Kashmir is epic. Dazed And Confused is long and great, and the drumming, in particular, is immense. This is also the date on which Physical Graffiti was finally been released in the United States and Plant commented that fact: "The egg has been laid ... or is it the guy who got laid?"

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MARCH 1 - NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (discredited)
MARCH 2 - UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, BENT HARBOR, TENNESSEE (SUNDAY) (discredited)
Mostly a bogus since Bent Harbour city doesn not exist.


MARCH 3 - TARRANT COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, FORT WORTH, TEXAS (MONDAY, 8pm)
This date started an hour and a half late.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. 172 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Recording Includes: The Song Remains The Same, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, Dazed And Confused [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 4 minutes.
Details: Closely shot, two thirds of the band members’ height makes up the full height of screen. Some copies have sound syched up with actual audio as well as other audios from tour. The LZ Official YouTube channel version is more than two minutes shorter and has two commercial radio ads synched up with video.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Hatena? (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Rock Super Stars (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original and reissue), & Statistical Analyzing Shot (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage II (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: The recording is a nice clear, punchy soundboard that starts with a tad of slight overload on the lower frequencies but by midway through Rock And Roll the mix is near perfect and it seems to have improved. Plant’s voice definitely starts off sounding weak but he learns to control it as the show progresses and will use it to his advantage. Page sounds good in Over The Hills. His delicate intro is very nice and the solo, being more relaxed and experimental, pays off in this version. In My Time Of Dying gives Plant a bit of a break and he can get into the vocal comfortably without having to reach for the stratosphere. Someone misses a cue but they rectify the issue quickly and avoid any type of catastrophe. Jones sounds amazing under Page’s slide soloing. The Song Remains The Same continues with the band sounding very aggressive with Bonham at the forefront. Plant is careful with his voice by the end but The Rain Song will give him another break and is a nice contrast that follows. No Quarter is awesome, especially hearing it in this quality. Jones is obviously the star and his fingers sounds as “mysterious” as Robert describes him. Page creeps in for the solo and offers some nice fluidness in his playing, a really nice version that needs to be heard. The 32 minute Dazed And Confused contains the “Stardust” lyrics and is a good solid version of their experimental masterpiece. Plant even says “speaking of journeys, that was some journey” after and talks about building up good vibes before a beautiful performance of Stairway To Heaven.

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MARCH 4 - DALLAS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, DALLAS, TEXAS (TUESDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 162 minutes.
Details:The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll, Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Out On The Tiles [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. Near 10 minutes.
Details: Shot from right side of the stage, quite close to it. Some copies have sound synched up with existing audio. The LZ Official YouTube channel has sound taken from Long Beach March 11th, 1975. What's interesting, this and all of older bootlegged versions are shorter..

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Live In Dallas Texas (Toasted Recordworks) & Trampled Underfoot (The Swingin' Pig Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Chasing The Dragon (Eelgrass, & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 3CD original and reissue & 6CD), Dallas 1975 (Blimp & Last Stand Disc), Solid Guitar (Tarantura), Trampled Underfoot (The Swinging' Pig Records), & Zapruder (Wendy Records)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules) & Visual Graffiti 1975 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: This is a pretty good show but not tops although this is one of the best if not the best recording board as for the sound. It reaches the same peak level as the official releases! Robert's voice is in pretty bad shape, but the instrumental machine is playing fine. Jones and Bonham in particular are wonderful, with Bonham reaching a peak of playing in Sick Again and In My Time Of Dying that is staggering. Well presented mellotron has been introduced tonight: "John Paul Jones played mellotron, a very cheap form of orchestration ... and he doesn't cost that much to rent either!" No Quarter could be a fine version but is cut. Trampled Underfoot is outstanding and vocal lyrics near the end are awesome. Also the audience was rather dull so Plant was trying to inject the life to the crowd: "Why don't you wake up, c'mon!"

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MARCH 5 - DALLAS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, DALLAS, TEXAS (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Almost complete very good audience recording. 181 minutes.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll [ cut ] >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 178 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) soundboard: Dallas Trampled Under (The Swingin' Pig Records) & Texas Underfoot (The Swingin' Pig Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience: Chasing The Dragon (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, from 6CD box), Days Confused (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 6CD), & Live In Dallas (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Babushka Lady (Wendy Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & soundboard mixes: Days Confused (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 3CD original and reissue & 6CD)

Comments: A much better show than the night before. Robert's ego is gone and the band turns in a much better, tighter performance. Trampled Underfoot is very heavy and a great version and Dazed And Confused is intense and very long. The Crunge is inserted in Whole Lotta Love and is very funky and fast and leads into a monstrous Black Dog. Robert's voice is very strong and solid and he performs some great vocal variations in In My Time Of Dying and Kashmir.

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MARCH 7 - AUSTIN EVENTS CENTER, AUSTIN, TEXAS (FRIDAY) (discredited)
MARCH 8 - FLORIDA ROCK FESTIVAL, PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (SATURDAY, start had been planning at 1pm) (cancelled)
This date was cancelled due to scheduling problems.


MARCH 10 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (MONDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge, Feel So Good..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. 168 minutes.
Details: The tape is distant and somewhat distorted noticeably in few places and bass produces a constant low-end rumble to the recording. During heavier parts the sound is going to be a bit mushier. There is some noticeable tape hiss.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Symphony In A Thousand Parts (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: "We're really glad to be back in California!" ... This show kicks off the group's West Coast swing, which also comprises the final leg of 1975's North American tour. It's the beginning of what would turn out to be a great run of shows, including the Long Beach and LA concerts plus Vancouver, Seattle ... An excellent show in front of a wild crowd! Jimmy's playing is excellent and the improvisations in No Quarter and Trampled Underfoot are very good. Dazed And Confused is almost symphonic in its scope ... another excellent 1975 version! The interplay between the rhythm section and Page during the solo in Stairway To Heaven is breathtaking and the funky jam in Whole Lotta Love drives everyone into a frenzy before Black Dog.

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MARCH 11 - LONG BEACH ARENA, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (TUESDAY, 8pm)
The show is married by equipment problems.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Almost complete excellent to superb 1st audience recording. Near 163 minutes.
Details: All instruments are very clear and well balanced with absolutely no close up audience noise. There is, however, some small tape hiss. The bass guitar does become a bit prominent in places.

Recording Includes: No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. 94 minutes.
Details: The recording is also rather much close to the stage. The instruments are in good balance too but bass is muffled a bit sometimes. The tape is very hissy in places.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Recording: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. 159 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience source 1: How Many More Times (Moby's Dick)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Bootleg License (Tarantura2000), California Graffiti (Masterport), Long Beach Arena 1975 (Lighthouse), Long Beach Arena Complete (Confusion Records), Long Beach 1975 (Last Stand Disc), Long Beach 1975 Parts 1&2&3 (Flying Disc Music), Long Beach Continuous Performances (Wendy Records), Pussy & Cock (Tarantura), & Zeppelin L (Akashic)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & 2 mixes: California Sunshine (Badgeholders) & In The Shadow Of Midnight (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & soundboard mixes: The American Return (Godfatherecords), Half A Quaalude And Water (Beelzebub Records), & Long Beach Californication (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original and reissue)

Comments: Near soundboard sound here ... amazing! The playing and singing are great here, but in some spots the band seems a little slow ... this is probably due to the fact that this is one of the worst crowds ever! The audience is dull, bored and seems half-asleep. "We must apologise for the slight delay, be we couldn't get into the building and we hadn't got any tickets! It's a fact. We saw a well known scalper, but we blew it ... and it was bllown!" stated Plant after Sick Again. This show has some amazing playing but the crowd seems more interested in sleeping than the crushing music. This seems unbelievable, to be lucky enough to see Led Zeppelin and to react in this way. Robert slams the crowd for their reactions, but in reality, this show is great, but the next night is even greater. He's also dedicated The Song Remains The Same to the bootleggers: "For the benefit of anyone who was making a bootleg then - the 12-string was out of tune!" After the last encore Plant added spontaneously: "Ladies and gentlemen of Long Beach ... sleep well! Half a Quaalude with water."

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MARCH 12 - LONG BEACH ARENA, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)
The show is married by guitar problems.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same false start, The Song Remains The Same [ cut ] >> The Rain Song [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter [ cut ], [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Happy Birthday to Steve Weiss, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge, Lickin' Stick..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< I'm A Man..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 175 minutes.
Details: The recording is very close to the stage and all the instruments are clear, but not well balanced. The bass distorts the tape throughout significantly.

Recording Includes: Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Happy Birthday to Steve Weiss, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge, Lickin' Stick..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< I'm A Man..).
Source: Incomplete excellent to superb 2nd audience recording. Almost 34 minutes.
Details: All the instruments are well balanced and the tape is recorded much close to the stage. There is some little tape hiss.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same false start, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock) [ cut ], [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< I'm A Man..).
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 3rd audience recording. 153 minutes.
Details: The tape is overloaded by the bass but not very distorted except for few portions, especially at the beginning of the show. The guitar is pushed a hair behind from the rest of instruments but it is not very noticeable though. There is a nice spectrum and recording itself is rather clear, also capturing the atmosphere in a good shape. The tape hiss, albeit available, is not annoying.

Recording Includes: The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 3 minutes.
Details: Shot from distance, sometimes zomed up. The picture isn't sharp throughout. Some copies are synched up with existing audios. Some just uses single song to dub the video from previous night.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: Live In Long Beach 1975 (no label)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Dedicated To Anyone Who Got Divorced Today (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin), Long Beach Continuous Performances (Wendy Records), Standing In The Shadows (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), & Trampled Under Jimmy's Foot (Silver Rarities)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Dedicated To Anyone Who Got Divorced Today (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin), Long Beach Arena 1975 (Lighthouse), Long Beach Arena Fragment (Holy) & Long Beach Continuous Performances (Wendy Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 3: Dedicated To Anyone Who Got Divorced Today (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin) & The Summer Of My Smiles (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Bootleg License (Tarantura2000) & Taking No Prisoners Tonight (Badgeholders)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1, 2 & 3 mixes: Malacum Salaam Was Anybody Hear Last Night? (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules) & Visual Graffiti 1975 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: One of the best, most visceral shows of 1975! The sound is crisp and bassy and really adds to the show. The opening string of numbers is brutal and fast and this may be one of the best versions of No Quarter ever! It is savage and the improvisations are excellent. In My Time Of Dying was dedicated to Bob Dylan: "An old work song. A long time before Mr Zimmerman listened to it in the Village back in the Sixties." The reason why The Song Remains The Same was repeated is that Jimmy Page broke a string. Trampled Underfoot moves like nobody's business and Dazed And Confused, dedictaed tonight to Roy Harper ("Wherever you are Roy, don't stay in that state too long!"), is a glorious 1975 version in full flight. An exquisite Stairway To Heaven closes the show and the relentless and surprising inclusions in the encores end a show that seems leagues ahead of the sluggishness of just the night before!

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MARCH 14 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (FRIDAY, 8pm)
Date added to the original itinerary because the March 10, 1975 date sold out so quickly.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Heartbreaker.
Source: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. 174 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Conspiracy Theory (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original and reissue & Eelgrass)

Comments: A mixed performance. In some points the band reaching a peak of their playing, in other they are just average and rather sloopy. The hardest accent belongs to the opening numbers, after that the band seems to be a bit tired and that caused of lack of soarning during improvisation sections in No Quarter and Dazed And Confused.

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MARCH 17 - SEATTLE CENTER COLISEUM, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (MONDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same [ cut ]..
Source: Incomplete good 1st audience recording. Near 32 minutes.
Details: Due to the recorder's location the audience gets pushed to the rear of the mix while the band is clear and balanced. There is a minor amount of tape hiss.

Recording Includes: The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Louie Louie, The Crunge, Lickin' Stick..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete excellent 2nd audience recording. Almost 153 minutes.
Details: The recording is extremely clear and contains only a minor amount of audience noise. The balance of instruments is excellent.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Louie Louie, The Crunge, Lickin' Stick..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog].
Recording: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. 182 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Recording Includes: Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge [ cut ]..), Black Dog [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 3 minutes.
Details: Filmed from some distance. Some copies has sound synched up with existing audios. The official DVD has a snippet of this clip in the credits video as well as in the audio menu of disc #2. Older copies are sometimes misdated with Seattle March 21st, 1975 show.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2: Physical Explosion (Lighthouse)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & 2 mixes: Blow Jobs (Tarantura2000), Dinosaur In Motion (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 7CD), Gallery Of Soldiers (Power Chord), Hammer Of The Gods (Tarantura), Haven't We Met Somewhere Before? (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 6CD), Seattle Won't You Listen (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), & Two Days In Seattle (Whole Lotta Live)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): soundboard: Haven't We Met Somewhere Before? (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 3CD original and reissue & 6CD)

Official Visual Reference(s): DVD (Warner Music Vision)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules) & Visual Graffiti 1975 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: A really superb show from the 1975 Tour. The sound is great and the playing is excellent. Robert is in decent voice and the band is on a roll! No Quarter and Dazed And Confused are some of the best versions ever, and he opening numbers are really powerful. The earlier shows on the tour like the New York shows were long, but the marathons were generally played at 1973 length (No Quarter never exceeding twenty minutes, Dazed never exceeding thirty). In the west coast shows Zeppelin expands the numbers to where a thirty minute No Quarter and a forty-minute Dazed And Confused are routine. More highlights include something happening onstage after Bonham's drum solo, which causes Plant to start singing lines from Max Bygraves' "You're A Pink Toothbrush". This song is nothing more than Plant singing what appears to be a commercial jingle. It has only 10 seconds but it's funny!

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MARCH 19 - PACIFIC COLISEUM, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Moby Dick.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 50 minutes.
Details: The tape is hissy and distorted a bit but still rather clear. This source is known to be mixed up with March 20th tape and rest of tape likely isn't in circulation anywhere yet.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. 131 minutes.
Details: The tape is slightly distant and hissy although very still listenable if not a bit muddy in places.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Almost complete excellent soundboard recording. 182 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Pleeease! (Silver Rarities)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2: Physical Vancouver Farewell (Tarantura) & Prisoners Of Rock And Roll (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & 2 mixes: Ladies And Gentlemen (Sanctuary) & Snow Jobs (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 5CD)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Canadian Crunge (Beelzebub Records), Interlude Prior To The Crunge (Eelgrass), Rocky Mountain Hop (Godfatherecords), Snow Jobs (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 5CD & 3CD), Snowblind (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 3CD & 9CD), & Vancouver People Of The Realm (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: This is something like a prelude to the following evening's show. The playing is on top form and overall all the songs were performed with furiosity. Pagey is in decent form tonight, with especially fine playing on Sick Again, In My Time Of Dying and The Song Remains The Same; Plant is not in fine form, though, with his best vocals coming from the songs that demanded the least from him, such as No Quarter and Whole Lotta Love; Bonham does bring the bang, with awesome drumming on Over The Hills And Far Away, Kashmir and Trampled Underfoot. Ironically, it is Jones that makes this show awesome, with amazing bass playing and great keyboards from start to finish. Kashmir was dedicated to "...Richard Cole, our tour manager - a good upright British citizen" and Dazed And Confused to "...our manager, Peter Grant, who's made so many things possible. He's the man who gives us the blow job in the dressing room". Obviously the whole band had a great time during these two Vancouver shows.

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MARCH 20 - PACIFIC COLISEUM, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (THURSDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Lickin' Stick, Ozone Baby..) [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. Near 117 minutes.
Details: The tape is hissy and distorted a bit but still rather clear. This source is known to be mixed up with March 19th tape.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, [ cut ], Over The Hills And Far Away, [ cut ], In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song [ cut ], [ cut ], Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter [ cut ], [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Lickin' Stick, Ozone Baby..) >> Heartbreaker.
Details: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. Near 164 minutes.
Details: A bit distant but still very powerful recording with some enthusiastic comments from tapers throughout. At the 3/4 of Dazed And Confused sound progresses significantly so it likely might be taken off from another source. The Rain Song and Trampled Underfoot have also snippets of this tape.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir [ cut ], No Quarter [ cut ], [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Lickin' Stick, Ozone Baby..) [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 3rd audience recording. 157 minutes.
Details: A quite similar in distance source, taped possibly by the same talktative team as recorder no. 2 - there are many comments around the taper too. The taper is going out the bathroom while taping Moby Dick and after that tape sounds more muffled.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll [ cut ] >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Lickin' Stick, Ozone Baby..) >> Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 184 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Pleeease! (Silver Rarities)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & 2 mixes: Ladies And Gentlemen (Sanctuary), Physical Vancouver Farewell (Tarantura), & Prisoners Of Rock & Roll (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Snowblind (Eelgrass & Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 3CD & 9CD)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2 & soundboard mixes: Vancouver People Of The Realm (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: A very heavy and overall, good performance. Plant apologise for the last concert they played in Vanvouver two years ago, and he said: "Last night it was quite a peculiar show actually. Something strange happened to me that evening. I found the light show to be amazing and I wondered what the name of the group was!" No Quarter is absolutely beautiful and Dazed And Confused rocks really hard and is led by Jimmy's amazing guitar prowess. Stairway To Heaven really lifts off during the guitar solo and the heavily improvised and dynamic encores close out this really heavy, powerful and exciting show, which in itself would prove to be nothing compared to the next night! Listen to the Whole Lotta Love encore for Lickin' Stick followed by the riffs from Ozone Baby, three years before it's recording! s on the previous night, the band members are in glorious humours and that caused of few very funny introductions. (Bonham was introduced as "a man who's a stinking rotten dirty pig!")

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MARCH 21 - SEATTLE CENTER COLISEUM, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (FRIDAY, 8pm)
Some very short sentences of amateur footage were used on DVD in 2003.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< For What It's Worth, Woodstock, I Shot The Sheriff..), Stairway To Heaven [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete excellent 1st audience source. 182 minutes.
Details: It is extremely clear and very sharp source and all the instruments are in excellent balance. The audience noise is really small here. It is repored that taper situated recorder on top of a nearby stack of unused folding chairs in the second tier of the huge arena and left recording while he returned to his seat.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir [ cut ], [ cut ], No Quarter, Since I've Been Loving You, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< For What It's Worth, Woodstock, I Shot The Sheriff..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro [ 0:13 ] >> Black Dog [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. 193 minutes.
Details: The sound on this one is a bit more distant than the 1st source but it has the live atmosphere. The instruments are in a rather good balance and the only noticebale thing is a tape hiss that is listenable throughout. There is also some bass distortion and the encores are more muffled and bassy.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same, Kashmir, Since I've Been Loving You, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused, Out On The Tiles Intro, Black Dog [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 9 minutes.
Details: Filmed from distance, the picture is somewhat blurred a bit. Two different angles from two different tapes are mixed up in the video. Some copies has sound synched up with existing audios. Original song order is incorrect - Trampled Underfoot is placed after Dazed And Confused. The LZ Official YouTube is three minutes shorter, has Rock And Roll synched instead of Band Announcements, has no Over The Hills And Far Away and Since I've Been Loving You. Older copies are erroneously synched up with San Diego March 10th, 1975 audio as they are circulated for years.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: 207.19 (Rock Solid Records), 214 (Rock Solid Records), & The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Blow Away (Lighthouse)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Long Drive To Seattle (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: 207.19 & 214 (Cobra Standard Series), Blow Jobs (Tarantura2000), Dinosaur In Motion (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 3CD & 7CD), Good Evening Seattle (Magnificent Disc), Hammer Of The Gods (Last Stand Disc and Tarantura), Having A Fit (Tarantura2000), No Quarter (H-Bomb Music), Seattle Supersonic (Lighthouse), & Two Days In Seattle (Whole Lotta Live)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules) & Visual Graffiti 1975 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: This show is one of the best from the 1975 tour. The entire show and length are impressive, but what makes this so memorable are the two epics. No Quarter is 30 minutes long and one of the best ever. But here, we have the second to last longest ever Dazed And Confused, clocking in at 45 minutes and it is the best one ever (the other one, clocks at 46, can be found on the last LA date, on March 27th). It moves through several sections and has many dynamic contrasts to keep it interesting throughout ... it doesn't seem like 45 minutes.

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MARCH 24 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (MONDAY, 7:30pm)
DJ JJ Jackson introduced the band.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll [ cut ] >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter (<< Aranjuez..), Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker.
Source: Incomplete excellent to superb 1st audience recording. 176 minutes.
Details: The tape is excellent quality with all the instruments well balanced and right close to the stage. The only problem is caused of some tape hiss but it is not very unbearable.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter (<< Aranjuez..), [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. 153 minutes.
Details: Recorded much close to the stage, this source stands just a little below from famous Millard tape. However, some tiny distortion can be heard as well as tape hiss. There are also problems with mic in few places, causing of significant volume fluctuations.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll, Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..), Out On The Tiles Intro, Black Dog, Heartbreaker [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm color amateur footage with actual sound. 18 minutes.
Details: Closely shot with distance ranging from band members' height making up most of the screen to being seen from hip to head. Some copies are synched up with existing audios. The LZ Official YouTube channel version and some bootlegged copies are few minutes shorter and excluding No Quarter unnecessarily.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Crazed And Bemused (Black Cat Records), Get Back To L.A. (Tarantura), & LA Forum 1975 1st Night (Lighthouse)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Children Of The Sun (Tarantura2000), Deep Throat I (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & 2 reissues), The Firecrackers Show (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), & A Gram Is A Gram Is A Gram (Image Quality)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Deep Throat (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & 2 reissues), Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules), & Visual Graffiti 1975 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: The first of three nights at the Forum and the closing segment of the tour. A very good show overall, although a feeling of sloppiness is especially evident in Jimmy's playing. The great late J. J. Jackson had opened that evening: "Good evening! My name is J. J. Jackson of KWLOS. We're all here to welcome back to the LA area ... Led Zeppelin!" After a rather brilliant opening section, Dazed And Confused suffers from Jimmy playing badly out of time with the rhythm section during the improvisations, and he doesn't correct it either! This makes for a jerky and uneasy listening experience. The closer is excellent and although The Crunge jam in Whole Lotta Love is good and the most complete version ever performed, Jimmy is lost and it shows! Licking Stick follows and is driven by the rhythm section into the Theremin solo which, as always, starts Jones amazing bass and Bonham's splendid drumming. A very good version of Heartbreaker closes the show ("Children Of The Sun! Good night!"). Beside that, this is a glorious return to the LA and the band was on! Plant: "This is the place, this is the one. There are the last three gigs on our American tour and so we intend them to be something of a high point for us. Obviously, we don't achieve that without a little bit of a vibe, that I can already feel, and a few smiles."

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MARCH 25 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (TUESDAY, 7:30pm)

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll [ cut ] >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Spanish Eyes, Woodstock..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Lickin' Stick, Sex Machine, The Crunge, Night Flight..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete excellent to superb 1st audience recording. Almost 183 minutes.
Details: The tape is excellent quality with all the instruments well balanced and right close to the stage. There is some small hiss throughout.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 60 minutes.
Details: A distant and somewhat overloaded tape.

Recording Includes: Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..) [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm color 1st amateur footage with actual sound. 25 minutes.
Details: Closely shot with distance ranging from band members' height making up most of the screen to being seen from hip to head. Song order incorrect - Over The Hills And Far Away placed after Trampled Underfoot

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll, Sick Again, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm color 2nd amateur footage with actual sound. 12 minutes.
Details: This source is not very colorful and isn't always in good focus. The footage starts out from close behind the stage and then the taper travels around back and forth between the left and right front, then back to being behind the stage. The distance ranges during the ride but is never too distant. Some songs are out of proper order.

Recording Includes: Whole Lotta Love [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color 3rd amateur footage. 2 minutes.
Details: Most versions are either silent either dubbed with sound form the March 27th, 1975 and also often wrongly attributed to this date. Some copies are mixed up with previous video footage as the last song.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: Pure Blues II The Only Way To Fly (Southern Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Cosmic Crazy (ARMS & Last Stand Disc), Crazed And Bemused (Black Cat Records), Get Back To L.A. (Tarantura), LA Forum 1975 2nd Night (Lighthouse), & The Sex Machine (Lemon Song)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Deep Throat II (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & 2 reissues)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) 1st footage: Deep Throat (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & 2 reissues), Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules), & Visual Graffiti 1975 (Cosmic Energy)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) 2nd footage: Deep Throat (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & 2 reissues), Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules), & Visual Graffiti 1975 (Cosmic Energy)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) 3rd footage: Deep Throat (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & 2 reissues), Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules), & Visual Graffiti 1975 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: A really great show. "Last night we had a really good time. We had a great concert. It was one of the finest we've had in California for a long time!" said Plant as the band climbed the stage. Robert is powerful and the band rocks! Bonham's drumming is awesome throughout, and it really makes an impact during the first few numbers when the band plows through them with minimum pauses in between. No Quarter and Dazed And Confused are two great versions with lots of great improvisation. The jazzy groove of No Quarter, in particular, is spectacular.Trampled Underfoot was dedicated to the groupies as well: "All the good ladies of America who've helped us get rid of the blues from time to time on the road...". Jimmy's solo in Stairway To Heaven is excellent.

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MARCH 27 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (THURSDAY, 7:30pm)
DJ JJ Jackson and Linda Lovelace introduced the band.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying (<< You Shook Me..), The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song [ cut ], Kashmir, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick (<< Yankee Doodle Dandy..), Dazed And Confused (<< Feel Like I've Been Loving You..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge, Lickin' Stick..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete excellent to superb 1st audience recording. 215 minutes.
Details: This source has possibly the best sound of all three nights recorded. Instruments are in the great balance and the recording is very clear and not too much hissy.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying (<< You Shook Me..), The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter [ cut ], [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick (<< Yankee Doodle Dandy..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Feel Like I've Been Loving You..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge, Lickin' Stick..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete fair to good 2nd audience recording. 214 minutes.
Details: This source is very hissy, distand but instruments are still audible though.

Recording Includes: Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Out On The Tiles Intro, Black Dog [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 7 minutes.
Details: Shot from some distance, showing entire stage and members of group in middle of screen. Original copies have Dazed And Confused and Stairway To Heaven at the start of the film. Some copies are synched up with existing audios. Older versions are incorrectly labelled as being from March 24th, 1975 and some of them are much incomplete.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Crazed And Bemused (Black Cat Records), The Final Show In The Forum 1975 (Jelly Roll), Get Back To L.A. (Tarantura), LA Forum 1975 3rd Night (Lighthouse), Last Night In The Forum 1975 (Power Archives), Psychical Graffiti (Flying Disc Music), Remainz (Akashic), & We're Playing Our Balls Out (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: We're Playing Our Balls Out (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Deep Throat III (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & 2 reissues)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Deep Throat (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & 2 reissues), Film Noir Volume 2 - 1975~1980 (Hercules), & Visual Graffiti 1975 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: The third and final night at the Forum and also the last show of the 1975 US Tour. A very good show, although Robert's voice alternates between sounding great and being really irritating. Linda Lovelace, a well-known Deep Throat star introduced the show. No Quarter is simply amazing, one of the best versions I have ever heard, and Dazed And Confused has some really great moments in the middle. It is also the longest version of this song, clocks at 46 minutes! This is the third out of three times Since I've Been Loving You was played in 1975. The guitar solo in Stairway To Heaven is amazing, and the Theremin section of Whole Lotta Love has some excellent bass and drum interplay while Robert screams.

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Led Zeppelin U.K. Return - The Earls Court Shows
May 17, 1975 - May 25, 1975

MAY 17 - EARLS COURT EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, ENGLAND (SATURDAY, 8pm)
DJ 'Whispering' Bob Harris introduced the band. Date added to the original itinerary. The show is married by equipment problems.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song [ cut ], [ cut ], Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Tangerine, Going To California, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. Near 196 minutes.
Details: It is distant, kinda muddy with lots of room echo source but but fortunately the audience noise is negligible and music is fairly listenable, especially during acoustic section.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter, [ cut ], Tangerine [ cut ], [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 170 minutes.
Details: Also distant but with better dynamic definition and instruments are bit more audible in the mix. This source is also much brighter.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: Welcome to Home 1-4 (Private Collection)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 2: Custard Pie (Rock Solid Records) & Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Arabesque & Baroque (Antrabata Reference Master), Custard Pie (Cobra Standard Series), Join The Blimp (Tarantura), & Nice Opening Night (Image Quality)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: The Chancellor Of The Exchequer (Tarantura2000), Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music: The Complete Earl's Court Arena Tapes "I" (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Devil's Banquet (Power Chord), Earl's Court - The Final Option: Welcome Home (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Five Glorious Daze: Welcome Back To Britain (Tarantura2000), & La Promenade (Wendy Records)

Comments: A very good show but not tops and also few PA problems plagued the atmosphere. "We'd all like to welcome back to Britain ... Led Zeppelin!" DJ Bob Harris proudly introduced their triumphant come back. Robert's voice is simply awful in Rock And Roll and Jimmy's guitar goes on the fritz in Rock And Roll, but by Sick Again there is an obvious recovery. In My Time Of Dying (dedicated to Dennis Healey, the Chancellor Of The Exchequer, who was taxing large earns heavily at the time that caused groups' emigration from the United Kingdom) and No Quarter are simply wonderful, and although this version of Dazed And Confused isn't the best, it is quite good with a particularly great violin bow solo from Jimmy. His solo in Stairway To Heaven makes up for any shortcomings previous to it.

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MAY 18 - EARLS COURT EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, ENGLAND (SUNDAY, 8pm)
DJ Johnie Walker introduced the band. Date added to the original itinerary. The show was professionally filmed.

Recording Includes: No Quarter [ cut ], Tangerine, Going To California, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp.
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 1st audience recording. Near 45 minutes.
Details: This is famous Red Devil acetate source believed to be lost in fire and survived only as fragmentary portion of the show. The quality is very good with only slight distance and without any distortion and bass notes are just a little bit blurred in the mix.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Tangerine, [ cut ], Going To California, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven.
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 2nd audience recording. 182 minutes.
Details: This one seems to be taped much close to the stage but has some bass distortion. What makes this recording special is the balance of instruments - each can be heard very clearily.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same [ cut ] >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Tangerine, [ cut ], Going To California, That's The Way, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), [ cut ], Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 3rd audience recording. Near 198 minutes.
Details: This is also the one recorded much close to the stage, with all the instruments in a great balance. There is no distortion so it makes this recording the best of all three survived.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 4th audience recording. 57 minutes.
Details: Another very good sounding source with such clarity and good balance. It could be a bit more upfront though. This is the only know tape source with band introduction.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: No Quarter (no label & Red Devil)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music: "No Quarter" (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD), Earl's Court - The Final Option: Assorted Delights (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & No Quarter (Tarantura2000, 5CD)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 3: Complete Earls Court Arena '75 (Immigrant)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 4: Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music: "No Quarter" (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD), Earl's Court - The Final Option: Assorted Delights (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & No Quarter (Tarantura2000, 5CD)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2 & 3 mixes: Five Glorious Daze: Magical Atmosphere (Tarantura2000) & Red Devil (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2, 3 & 4 mixes: Arabesque & Baroque, The Second Night (Antrabata Reference Master), Argenteum Astrum (Tarantura), Black Dragon With The Blue Eaxe: Black Dragon With The Blue Axe (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Black Dragon With Blue Axe: Journey Into The Fourth Dimension (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music: The Complete Earl's Court Arena Tapes "II" (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Earl's Court - The Final Option: No Quarter (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Five Glorious Daze: It's Time To Welcome Home (Tarantura2000), Femme Fatale (Wendy Records, original & reissue), No Quarter (Tarantura2000, 3CD), No Quarter: Journey Into The Fourth Dimension (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), No Quarter: No Quarter (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), No Quarter - In Association With Red Devil (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & Zep Triumphant Volume 2 (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: The second night produces a much more relaxed and tight performance. No Quarter has to be one of the best versions ever and the acoustic section is incredibly intimate and effective. Jimmy's soloing, especially in the greatly expanded Over The Hills And Far Away, is staggering. The encores sound banal after the very good version of Dazed And Confused and the dramatic Stairway To Heaven.

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MAY 23 - EARLS COURT EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, ENGLAND (FRIDAY, 8pm)
DJ David 'Kid' Jensen introduced the band. Rumoured to be professionally recorded and filmed.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, [ cut ], In My Time Of Dying (<< You Shook Me..), The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Tangerine, Going To California, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 1st audience recording. 198 minutes.
Details: The dynamic and bright but overloaded tape, with the drums and bass being distorted in the mix over the rest of instruments. Beside of that, this is an excellent sounding recording. The electric piano intro to No Qiarter is much inaudible in the mix though. Most likely the PA system bleed has died for a while.

Recording Includes: Rock And Roll [ cut ] >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying (<< You Shook Me..), The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. 140 minutes.
Details: A somewhat distant and a bit boomy source with fair instruments balance. It has a good but blurred low end that shoukd have been captured on other two sources for this night. The acoustic set sounds very clear surprisingly and makes this tape excellent rate on this short fragment and encores more distant than rest.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, [ cut ], Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying (<< You Shook Me..), The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Tangerine, Going To California, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete very good 3rd audience recording. 203 minutes.
Details: A really nice, brightly sounding but a tad distant tape with some loud members from the audience here and there. Except for these, this is the second best recording for this date, stands only a tiny bit below of the first source. Frankly, there is no distortion here and if complain on this, lower notes (which are kinda muddy) might be better defined. Again, the failured PA system ce be heard at the start of No Quarter.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: The Awesome Foursome Live At Earl's Court (The World Joker)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Thunderstorm (Tarantura) & Welcome To The Show! (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Arabesque & Baroque, The Third Night (Antrabata Reference Master), Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music: The Complete Earl's Court Arena Tapes "III" (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Express (Scorpio "new"), & Physical Express (Jelly Roll)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1, 2 & 3 mixes: Earl's Court - The Final Option: The Awesome Foursome (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Five Glorious Daze: Please Welcome To Earl's Court (Tarantura2000), & The Rites Of Manhood (Tarantura2000)

Comments: An excellent show ... "Good evening! Welcome to the show. After an absence of something like two years, I guess we're all ready for a little Physical Graffiti. Please welcome to Earl's Court ... Led Zeppelin! DJ David Jensen introduced the band in the great style Robert's voice is in strong shape (by 1975 standards) and the band rocks! "Last weekend we did a couple of warm-up gigs for these three. We believe these were the first three gigs to be sold out, so these must be the ones with the most energy stored up. You've been waiting!" Plant stated. Kashmir is thunderous and No Quarter contains some truly excellent improvisation from all three instrumentalists. The acoustic section is wonderful and Dazed And Confused and Stairway To Heaven are excellent version, though both will be bested the following night. The Whole Lotta Love encore has a really long jam leading into Black Dog, with the rhythm section cooking ferociously while Robert screams and ad-libs.

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MAY 24 - EARLS COURT EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, ENGLAND (SATURDAY, 8pm)
DJ Nicky Horne introduced the band. Whole concert was professionally recorded and filmed. Fragments were used on "Whole Lotta Love" promo video in 1997, Latter Days - The Very Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume 2 in 2000 and DVD in 2003.

Recording Includes: In My Time Of Dying [ cut ], [ cut ], The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, [ cut ], Kashmir, [ cut ], No Quarter, Tangerine, [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], That's The Way, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Woodstock (an excerpt from Dazed And Confused medley), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 1st audience recording. Near 106 minutes.
Details: A clear and dynamic source with nice spectrum. Taped much close to the stage. Some songs sounds less bright as the others - most likely they are sourced from different tape generation.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], Tangerine, Going To California, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge, Sex Machine, Turn On Your Lovelight..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 187 minutes.
Details: For the most part the recording is clear and balanced but boomy a bit - you can hear the echo in the arena. It sounds very live what is a big trump of this tape when compared to super dry board source.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..) [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 3rd audience recording. 143 minutes.
Details: A quite hissy source capturing everything in not the best clarity, especially in louder parts.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Tangerine, Going To California [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge, Sex Machine, Turn On Your Lovelight..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 210 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very well balanced professional video soundtrack.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Tangerine, Going To California [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< Woodstock..), Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge, Sex Machine, Turn On Your Lovelight..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete color professional footage. 208 minutes.
Details: Shot to feed the large screens. The picture is degenerated on all of pre-2005 versions. The new version has Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven and Whole Lotta Love-Out On The Tiles Intro-Black Dog in really good quality which means that tape generation is far closer to the master. The official DVD features In My Time Of Dying with some inserts edited.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience source 1: The 1975 British Tour (LZ), Absence (Toasted Records), The Best Of Led Zeppelin (no label), Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 1 (Rock Solid Records), Earl's Court (Europe & Idle Mind Productions), Earl's Court II (Europe & BUG), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Kashmir (Berkeley), Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), Live In England 1976 (The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label), & On Stage In Europe 1975 (Ze Anonym Plattenspieler)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) soundboard: Rock And Roll (Waggle)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Earl's Court - The Final Option: Assorted Delights (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2: Fourthcoming (Image Quality)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Earl's Court Incident (Red Devil), Earl's Court May 24 1975 (Tecumseh), Graf-Zeppelin-Marsch (Tarantura), He Must Be Dazed And Confused (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Odesseus (Celebration Definitive Masters), Rock And Roll (Toasted/Condor), Silver Coated Rails (Toasted/Condor), & Your Mother Wouldn't Like It! (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2 & soundboard mixes: Arabesque & Baroque, The Fourth Night (Antrabata Reference Master), Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music: The Complete Earl's Court Arena Tapes "IV" (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Earl's Court (Silver Rarities), Earl's Court - The Final Option: Fourthcoming (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Earl's Court - The Final Option: He Must Be Dazed And Confused (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Earl's Court 1975 Fourth Night (Lighthouse), Earl's Court 2405 Evoluzione (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), Five Glorious Daze: For The Next Three Hours Your Mother Wouldn't Like It (Tarantura2000), The Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Musiciens Aux Masques (Wendy Records), & To Be A Rock And Not To Roll (Watch Tower)

Official Visual Reference(s): DVD (Warner Music Vision), Latter Days - The Very Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 2 (Atlantic CD-ROM), The Very Best Of Led Zeppelin (Atlantic CD-ROM), & Whole Lotta Love (promo video)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Earl's Court 75 (Cashmere), Earl's Court May 24, 1975 (Cosmic Energy), Earl's Court '75 Final Court (Celebration Definitive Masters VHS), Earl's Court 1975 The Definitive Edition (Celebration Definitive Masters), Hats Off To John Bonham (Sugar Mama), Heavy Metal Kids (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), In The Court Of King James (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), London Calling (Sugar Mama), Musiciens Aux Masques (Wendy Records), The Return Of The Kings (Way Of Wizard), Story So Far (Bad Wizard), & Your Kingdom Come Seattle 1977 (Wendy Records)

Comments: This is a monster of a show. The best of the five Earl's Court gigs, this show has the band reaching a peak for 1975, one that is even better than Seattle and LA two months earlier. Nicky Horne simply introduced the band: "Welcome to Earl's Court. For the next three hours ... your mother wouldn't like it!" No Quarter must be the best version ever recorded, and Dazed And Confused is an incredible journey. Dennis Healey was again remembered during the introduction to the Dazed: "We gotta fly soon. Y'know how it goes with Dennis ... dear Dennis. Private enterprise ... no artists in the country anymore ... he must be dazed and confused!" Stairway To Heaven contains probably the best solo ever by Jimmy on the song while Plant's vocal is not the best. The humour was belonged to the whole group so Bonham took the microphone as they climbed for the encores and said: "I'd like to say at this point that I think football's a load of bollocks!" what caued a quick retort from Plant: "I'd like to say that soccer's a wonderful sport, the best sport."

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MAY 25 - EARLS COURT EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, ENGLAND (SUNDAY, 8pm)
DJ Alan 'Fluff' Freeman introduced the band. Whole concert was professionally recorded and filmed. Fragments were used on "Whole Lotta Love" promo video in 1997, Latter Days - The Very Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume 2 in 2000 and DVD in 2003.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying (<< You Shook Me..), The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song [ cut ],[ cut ], Kashmir, No Quarter (<< Concierto De Aranjuez..), Tangerine, [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Communication Breakdown (<< D'yer Mak'er..).
Source: Incomplete fair to good 1st audience recording. 206 minutes.
Details: The tape is dry, distant and bass and drums are lost into mush sometimes. Only guitar and vocals are enough clear in the mix. It seems that someone, who taped this show, was located very far from the stage - I would say on the balcony or at very last seats of the floor.

Recording Includes: Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Communication Breakdown (<< D'yer Mak'er..).
Source: Incomplete very good 2nd audience source. 55 minutes.
Details: A clear and dynamic tape with only minimal distortion due to overloading level, recorded from some small distance and shows everything in a good perspective. The big drawback of this source is its incompleteness and some serious tape issues during start of tape. This might be a great remainder if not the fact it is very but very incomplete fragment of possible entire source.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying (<< You Shook Me..), The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter (<< Concierto De Aranjuez..), Tangerine], [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree.), Communication Breakdown (<< D'yer Mak'er..).
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. Almost 231 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very well balanced professional video soundtrack. Tangerine is totally absent on this tape source. What's very interesting, both missing parts are available as a separate, alternate source, called also "old soundboard" source. (Tangerine has a cut at the end, missing few seconds only.) In fact, the sound is quite similar to the board tape but is much less clear and is very raw and also misses much of its high notes. Very possible it was sourced from an old and high gen tape of video soundtrack, which includes these parts of this show.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Rock And Roll >> Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying (<< You Shook Me..), The Song Remains The Same >> The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter (<< Concierto De Aranjuez..), Tangerine, [ cut ], Going To California [ cut ], That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot (<< Gallows Pole..), Moby Dick, Dazed And Confused (<< San Francisco..), Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (<< The Crunge..) >> Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Communication Breakdown (<< D'yer Mak'er..).
Source: Incomplete color professional footage. 226 minutes.
Details: Shot to feed the large screens. The picture is degenerated on all of pre-Toasted Condor videos, also all of videos were very incomplete. Newer versions have quality much better and is obvious that it comes from very close to the master. The footage of the songs used on the official DVD are slightly edited from the original cut that can be seen on the bootlegs.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Arabesque & Baroque, The Final Night (Antrabata Reference Master), Buck Rogers (Tarantura), Earl's Court 1975 (Mud Dogs), & Great Taste Last Night (Image Quality)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2: Earl's Court - The Final Option: Assorted Delights (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: A 2 Last Nights (Tarantura), Earl's Court '75 Final Court (Celebration Definitive Masters), Earl's Court Incident (Red Devil), Shake For Me Baby (Missing Link), & Welcome To The 1979 Knebworth Festival's bonus disc "Epilogue" (Watch Tower)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & 2 & soundboard mixes: Bataille De Trafalgar (Wendy Records), Conquistador (Watch Tower), Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music: The Complete Earl's Court Arena Tapes "V" (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Earl's Court 1975 Final Night (Lighthouse), Earl's Court - The Final Option: Great Taste Last Night (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Earl's Court - The Final Option: Zeppelin Express Physical Rocket (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Five Glorious Daze: Watch Out For The Holy Grail (Tarantura2000), The Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), When We Were Kings (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Young Person's Guide To Led Zeppelin Volume 1 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Zep Triumphant! Volume 1 (Beelzebub Records), & Zeppelin Express Physical Rocket (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Official Visual Reference(s): DVD (Warner Music Vision), Latter Days - The Very Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 2 (Atlantic CD-ROM), The Very Best Of Led Zeppelin (Atlantic CD-ROM), & Whole Lotta Love (promo video)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Bataille De Trafalgar (Wendy Records), Demand Unprecedented In The History Of Rock Music (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), First Class Ticket (Cosmic Energy), Heavy Metal Kids (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Latter Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume Two (Celebration Definitive Masters), London Calling (Sugar Mama), & Unstoppable Metal Machine (Toasted Condor)

Comments: The final Earl's Court show, the final 1975 show, and the last ever performance of Dazed And Confused. The initial string of numbers are high powered and aggressive! No Quarter is a really great jam and the acoustic section is pretty good. Moby Dick and Dazed are rather boring however, which is sad and rather unfitting as it is the last ever performance of the latter. Stairway To Heaven was dedicated to Plant's daughter: "Carmen - this song's to a little girl who sits probably wondering what it all about ... so, where is the bridge? Well, Carmen, were's your chance to find out where the bridge is ... and if you know, please let me know after the show." The solo is wonderful and the encores contain a tortured Theremin solo from Jimmy before the extra songs are played for the last night's sake.

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Led Zeppelin U.S. Interlude
August 23, 1975 - September 9, 1975

AUGUST 23 - THE DAY ON THE GREEN, OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (SATURDAY, start had been planning at 10am) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant's car accident. Support from Joe Walsh and The Pretty Things. Both support acts not performed.
AUGUST 24 - THE DAY ON THE GREEN, OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (SUNDAY, start had been planning at 10am) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant's car accident. Support from Joe Walsh and The Pretty Things. Both support acts not performed.
AUGUST 27 - TEMPE STADIUM, TEMPE, ARIZONA (WEDNESDAY, 7pm) (cancelled)
Some reports saying Sun Devil Stadium. The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant's car accident.
AUGUST 29 - ARROWHEAD STADIUM, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (FRIDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant's car accident.
AUGUST 31 - FULTON COUNTY STADIUM, ATLANTA, GEORGIA (SUNDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant's car accident.
SEPTEMBER 2 - KENTUCKY EXPOSITION AND FAIRGROUNDS STADIUM, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (TUESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant's car accident.
SEPTEMBER 6 - ROSE BOWL, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA (SATURDAY, start at noon) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant's car accident.
SEPTEMBER 9 - LLOYD NOBLE CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (TUESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant's car accident.
Other planning dates were also cancelled: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City (Missouri); Louisville (Kentucky); Superdome, New Orleans (Louisiana); Folsom Field, University Of Colorado, Denver (most likely Boulder) (Colorado). There are some reports saying Tampa, Florida was also planned. All these dates were postponed indefinitely as well as planning trip to South America and Spring 1976 both U.K. and Europe tours. There was also planned one-off show at the Rose Bowl, Psasadena, California on January 24, 1976 but was also cancelled.

 

Led Zeppelin Final European Date
November 5, 1975

NOVEMBER 5 - UUISI MESSEHALII, HELSINKI, FINLAND (WEDNESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant's car accident.

 

Led Zeppelin Final U.K. Date
December 10, 1975

DECEMBER 10 - BEHAN'S PARK WEST, ST. HELIER, JERSEY, ENGLAND (WEDNESDAY)
The band made a guest appearance with resident pianist Norman Hale. The setlist most likely include many old rock 'n' roll standards including Blue Suede Shoes, My Baby Left Me, It'll Be Me and more. Other sources says that their set lasted 45 minutes. Led Zeppelin expert and author Dave Lewis has suggested possible candidates: Something Else, Blue Suede Shoes, C'mon Everybody, Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On, Rip It Up and Louie Louie, and Zeppelin's own compositions Whole Lotta Love, Candy Store Rock and Tea For One.