Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
13-Sep-1971  

Community Theatre

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:17:20   Berkeley, CA, USA   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
N American Tour 1971     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


                 

Review(s)
 
Led Zeppelin bows in with a roar Led Zeppelin, tabbed a supergroup by many rock critics, proved itself only to be loud, boisterous and very deafening at their first Bay Area appearance in over a year last week. Filling the Berkeley Community Theatre with some 40 amplifiers and speakers, the English group apparently mis-judged its sound projection because its effect was almost unbelievable, and often unbearable. It is well known that Led Zeppelin is a talented group. Jimmy Page is without a doubt one of the best guitarists in the musical world, John Bonham is a great drummer, bassist John Paul Jones is an above-average performer and Robert Plant, well, he has been called a male Janis Joplin. The concert, which started 20 minutes late, began with the barely recognizable "Immigrant Song," with Page improvising to the hilt throughout the number and Plant dancing around onstage spastically to the tune. "Since I've Been Loving You," was moving, dramatic and gutsy, but absolutely too loud and so was "Black Dog," from the newest album. Their mystic and haunting "Dazed and Confused" has improved by Page and his guitar. Zeppelin's "Celebration Day," a hard, driving number that was unbelievably loud, shook the auditorium and the people in it. A quiet and peaceful interlude where the group sat down and performed a couple of tunes including the lyrical and soothing (to the ear) "Going to California" almost saved the evening. They played acoustic guitar, but even it was plugged in. John Bonham, the drummer in the group, presented one of the most phenomenal drum solos this reporter has ever witnessed. The half-hour solo had the crowd in a frenzy and they roared its approval until his conclusion. From then on, the crowd stood until the end of the performance, apparently hypnotized by the music, and danced Whole Lotta Love", a fast moving tune, interspersed with oldies but goodies like Rick Nelson's old hit, "Hello Mary Lou." When called back for an encore, they went into "Been a Long Time," also from their upcoming album and again blasted the audience out of the auditorium, ears ringing with the tunes of Led Zeppelin, probably the loudest group to come out of England.
   

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Immigrant Song    3:54      
    a.        Mr. You're A Better Man Than I (solo)    1:50      
2.       Heartbreaker    6:53      
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:09      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:07      
3.       Since I've Been Loving You    7:01    
          Out On The Tiles (Intro)    0:10      
4.       Black Dog    5:02    
5.       Dazed And Confused   21:29    
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    1:00      
    b.        Bow Solo    5:21      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:36      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    1:31      
      iii.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:06      
      iv.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:07      
      v.        Mars Alternate Section #2    0:30      
      vi.        Fireworks Section    0:25      
      vii.        Crescendo Section    0:28      
    c.        Honky Tonk Section    0:35      
    d.        Moaning Section    0:38      
    e.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:33      
    f.        Outro Shuffle    2:10      
6.       Stairway To Heaven    8:41      
7.       Celebration Day    3:58    
8.       That's The Way    6:05    
9.       Going To California    4:45    
10.       What Is And What Should Never Be    4:11    
11.       Moby Dick   20:56    
    a.        No-Sticks Section    5:25      
          Ad Hoc Funk Jam (Intro)    0:52      
12.       Whole Lotta Love   21:52      
    a.        Space Out Section    2:35      
      i.        Theremin Duel    1:00      
    b.        Come Back Section    0:50      
    c.        Boogie Chillen'    2:50      
      i.        Boogie Mama    0:27      
      ii.        Hideaway    0:05      
    d.        Hello Mary Lou    2:02      
    e.        Mess O' Blues    3:24      
    f.        You Shook Me    4:11      
    g.        Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You    0:06      
    h.        Kind Hearted Woman Blues    0:40      
13.       Communication Breakdown **Encore**    5:43    
    a.        It's Your Thing    0:30      
    b.        Gallows Pole    0:48      
  14.       Closing Thanks        

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
master   137   aud   taped by Bob Menke, widely available only as remastered version
2nd gen?   124   aud   it is very possibly that this is 3rd gen actually (runs a bit fast)