Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
28-Jun-1970  

Royal Bath & West Showground

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:06:19   Shepton Mallet, England   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
Apr 1970 - Europe Summer 1970     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


                     
 
           

Review(s)
 
By 8pm, it was estimated that a quarter of a million people – roughly the population of the city of Leeds – were champing at the bit awaiting Led Zeppelin. Half-an-hour to set up – then the members of THE definitive ‘heavy’ band strode on stage – Robert Plant, looking more like Norse warrior than ever, Jimmy Page looking like Mad Dan Eccles in an ankle length overcoat and yokel’s hat over his ears, John Bonham in purple vest crouched behind his green drums and John Paul Jones in “straight” trendy gear clutched his bass guitar. They kicked off with a new riff from their next album called “Immigrant Song”. They actually took some time to warm up the crowd, but this may have been intentional as they built up to a fantastic climax with an act lasting over three hours. Jimmy produced his violin bow to attack the guitar strings, and John Paul was featured on Hammond organ on Since I’ve Been Loving You. It was after John Bonham’s phenomenal drum solo – violent, aggressive and furiously fast – had brought the crowd permanently to their feet, that the real fun began! They had contrasted their rock style with the beautiful “The First Time” (aka That’s the Way) featuring John Paul on mandolin and Jim on six-string acoustic with Robert singing in the most attractive restrained style. Now it was time for the other extreme. A wild rock medley - How Many More Times. The crowd wouldn’t let them go. Tambourines thrown to the fans. As dusk fell and the lights flickered on the band roared into Communication Breakdown. ANOTHER ENCORE – at 10:50pm Zeppelin had won. They had made all the hang-ups worthwhile and given the crowd a night to remember – whatever else happened. In their final minutes, they paid tribute to the masters of Rock and Roll with the songs of Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry.
     

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Immigrant Song    3:14    
    a.        Mr. You're A Better Man Than I (solo)    0:45      
2.       Heartbreaker    5:46      
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    1:49      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:07      
3.       Dazed And Confused   14:12    
    a.        Early Shuffle    1:04      
    b.        Bow Solo    3:25      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:28      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    0:40      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    0:55      
      iv.        Judy Judy Judy    0:05      
      v.        Fireworks Section    0:22      
      vi.        Crescendo Section    0:17      
    c.        Moaning Section    0:35      
    d.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:26      
    e.        Outro Shuffle    1:18      
4.       Bring It On Home    8:46    
    a.        Break It Down Section    2:21      
      i.        Page/Jones Mimic Section    0:47      
      ii.        Harmonica Section    0:56      
      iii.        Page/Bonham Mimic Section    0:26      
5.       Since I've Been Loving You    6:43    
6.       Organ Solo    4:52    
7.       Thank You    6:05      
8.       That's The Way    4:53    
9.       What Is And What Should Never Be    4:15    
10.       Moby Dick   13:23    
    a.        No-Sticks Section    3:44      
11.       How Many More Times   26:03    
    a.        Rice Pudding    0:55      
    b.        Ad Hoc Funk Jam    0:42      
    c.        Mr. Soul    0:20      
    d.        Beck's Bolero    0:32      
      i.        Down By The River    0:25      
    e.        The Hunter    1:42      
    f.        Acapella Blues Improvisation    0:57      
      i.        Think You Need A Shot(The Needle)    0:08      
    g.        Honey Bee    1:05      
    h.        Long Distance Call    1:41      
    i.        Boogie Chillen'    2:03      
      i.        Boogie Mama    0:24      
      ii.        Hideaway    0:17      
    j.        El Paso Blues    0:32      
    k.        The Lemon Song    0:53      
    l.        I Need Your Love Tonight    0:39      
    m.        That's All Right, Mama    2:02      
12.       Whole Lotta Love **Encore**    5:52    
    a.        Space Out Section    1:31      
      i.        Theremin Duel    1:10      
    b.        Come Back Section    0:26      
13.       Communication Breakdown **Encore**    4:16    
    a.        Sing A Simple Song    0:15      
    b.        It's Your Thing    0:48      
      i.        Unknown    0:25      
14.       Long Tall Sally **Encore**    9:20    
    a.        Say Mama    1:34      
    b.        Johnny B. Goode    2:04      
    c.        That's All Right, Mama    0:47      
  15.       Closing Thanks        

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
2nd gen?       aud   1st source, Sony stereo mic>Sony TC-50 cassette deck (taped by R. H. 12 feet in air on a pole about 200 yards from center stage). Several unverified higher gen copies floating around with repeat in Thank You and with less or more incomplete end of the sho
1st gen   118   aud   2nd source, also called C. C. source (master>1st gen). Speed varies throughout.
unknown gen   125   aud   2nd source
1st gen?       aud   master reel, taped by Jochen Laschinsky (color amateur video without actual sound - entire film clocks at almost 3 mins. and features other acts)
unknown gen       pro?   black & white amateur video without actual sound (supposed to be professional footage and very likely to be damaged)