Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
25-Nov-1971  

Percy Gee Building

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:32:42   Leicester, England   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
7th UK Tour 1971     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


     

Review(s)
 
Playing with a power and aggression that the last three years have clearly done little to diminish, Led Zeppelin demonstrated at Leicester University last night why they have remained supreme exponents of heavy music, in the face of increasing competition. The efforts of fellow travellers like Black Sabbath, Uriah Heap, and Grand Funk seem puny when compared to the sledgehammer sound of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones erupting into their version of Communication Breakdown. To a great extent, Zeppelin are the innovators of hard ‘n heavy and they’re still the best. They themselves are derivative of earlier bands, like Jeff Beck and of course, The Cream. But only Zeppelin have succeeded in perfecting the technique of riff-rock. Their attack is basic enough, but deadly effective. Jimmy Page usually opens up the numbers by picking out a biting guitar line, or a sharp chord, and then after a few bars bassist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham – who work as one – contribute the drive and depth. Finally, the anguished blues shouting of Robert Plant cuts in through the instrumentation. It’s certainly not music for the faint-hearted. Zeppelin emanates such force and intensity that it can be physically painful at times. But the generated energy consumes the audience. The group plays real gut music that grips the bowels and involuntarily twitches the muscles. Zeppelin played most of their best known numbers, including Whole Lotta Love, Since I’ve Been Loving You, a 15-minute version of Dazed and Confused, featuring a brilliant solo from Page, and tracks from the fourth album which is shaping up to be another mammoth seller. Their appeal is heightened by the fact that even after three years on the road, and a couple of world tours, the four members obviously still enjoy making music. They were on stage for two-and-a-half hours last night and the pace hardly slackened. As an indication of Zeppelin’s incredible popularity at the moment I’d just add that this concert sold out within hours of the campus box-office opening. I’m certain the same thing would happen if the group came back next week.
   

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Immigrant Song    4:00    
    a.        Mr. You're A Better Man Than I (solo)    1:35      
2.       Heartbreaker    7:21      
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:34      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:08      
          Out On The Tiles (Intro)    0:10      
3.       Black Dog    5:26    
4.       Since I've Been Loving You    7:40    
5.       Celebration Day    4:43    
6.       Going To California    5:32    
7.       That's The Way    6:38    
8.       Tangerine    3:38      
9.       Bron-Y-Aur Stomp    5:04    
    a.        Acoustic Improvisation    0:52      
10.       Dazed And Confused   26:55      
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    1:50      
      i.        Unknown    0:37      
    b.        Bow Solo    7:14      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:36      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    2:10      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:56      
      iv.        Fireworks Section    0:51      
      v.        Crescendo Section    0:40      
    c.        Theme From Shaft    1:23      
    d.        Circular Funk Section    0:43      
    e.        Moaning Section    1:02      
    f.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:49      
    g.        Outro Shuffle    2:53      
11.       Stairway To Heaven    9:30    
12.       What Is And What Should Never Be    4:16      
13.       Whole Lotta Love   28:25   cut    
    a.        Space Out Section    1:50      
      i.        Theremin Duel    0:50      
      ii.        Just A Little Bit    0:05      
    b.        Come Back Section    0:52   cut    
      i.        That's All Right, Mama    0:04   cut    
    c.        Boogie Chillen'    4:50      
      i.        Going Down    2:20      
      ii.        Boogie Mama    0:28      
      iii.        Hideaway    0:05      
    d.        Hello Mary Lou    2:09      
    e.        Rave On    2:19      
    f.        Mess O' Blues    3:36      
    g.        So Many Roads    0:47      
    h.        The Lemon Song    0:41      
    i.        Mean Old Fireman    0:59      
14.       Rock And Roll **Encore**    3:50    
15.       Communication Breakdown **Encore**    5:41      
    a.        Bold Soul Sister    0:05      
    b.        It's Your Thing    0:20      
  16.       Closing Thanks        

My Collection Of Recordings For This Event

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
master       aud   Sony 120 & 60 master cassettes (runs a hair slow - correct speed is 151 mins.; also available as unverified master which misses Going To California, That's The Way and Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp)
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