Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
23-Sep-1971  

Budokan Hall

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:30:51   Tokyo, Japan   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
1st Japanese Tour 1971     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


               

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

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Immigrant Song    3:41    
    a.        Mr. You're A Better Man Than I (solo)    1:32      
2.       Heartbreaker    6:46    
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:12      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:08      
3.       Since I've Been Loving You    7:07    
          Out On The Tiles (Intro)    0:10      
4.       Black Dog    5:37    
5.       Dazed And Confused   22:07    
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    0:45      
    b.        Bow Solo    5:05      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:38      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    1:19      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:05      
      iv.        Mars Alternate Section #2    0:34      
      v.        Fireworks Section    0:25      
      vi.        Crescendo Section    0:27      
    c.        Honky Tonk Section    0:12      
    d.        Ad Hoc Funk Jam    0:22      
    e.        Circular Funk Section    0:30      
      i.        Unknown    0:03      
    f.        Moaning Section    0:39      
    g.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:39      
    h.        Outro Shuffle    2:10      
6.       Stairway To Heaven    9:04    
7.       Celebration Day    4:02    
8.       Bron-Y-Aur Stomp    0:42    
9.       That's The Way    6:39      
10.       Going To California    6:02    
11.       What Is And What Should Never Be    4:26    
12.       Moby Dick   16:37    
    a.        No-Sticks Section    4:15      
13.       Whole Lotta Love   35:44    
    a.        Space Out Section    1:42      
      i.        Theremin Duel    1:07      
    b.        Come Back Section    1:20      
    c.        Boogie Chillen'    3:25      
      i.        Boogie Mama    0:27      
    d.        Hello Mary Lou    2:08      
    e.        Mess O' Blues    3:36      
    f.        Unknown    1:02      
    g.        Tobacco Road    2:29      
    h.        Good Times Bad Times    2:23      
    i.        Unknown    0:30      
    j.        How Many More Times    4:36      
      i.        The Hunter    0:45      
    k.        You Shook Me    5:17      
    l.        Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You    0:07      
    m.        Kind Hearted Woman Blues    0:38      
14.       Communication Breakdown **Encore**    3:28    
  15.       Closing Thanks        

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
vinyl   46   aud   1st source, original tapes have been lost possibly (runs fast)
?   142   aud   2nd source
master   134   aud   3rd source, master reel
2nd gen   134   aud   3rd source (TDK SA 90s)
master   148   aud   4th source, Sony C-120 master cassette x2 (taped by Saotome)
2nd gen   134   aud   4th source (taped by Saotome)
1st gen   149   aud   5th source, TDK SD C-60 cassette
master       aud   6th source
unknown gen   63   aud   7th source (claims to an original master is lost due to fire since "Flying Rock Carnival 1971 Complete" album contains much more of this source but it also splices it with different source(s))
unknown gen   125   aud   8th source
2nd gen       aud   9th source