Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
23-Dec-1972  

Alexandra Palace

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:10:59   London, England   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
Oct 1972 - Winter UK Tour 72/73     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


                 

Review(s)
 
This is the final show of 1972 and the audience is so cool and restrained that it is annoying! The show itself is very good though, and the playing is wonderful and aggressive. "Good evening! A merry 23rd of December! Tonight we've got Father Christmas himself with us - John Bonham! Tin Pan Alley's answer to Father Christmas!" Plant joking. He seems to be having slight problems in the beginning but settles down and delivers a good show. There are some great solos from Jimmy, especially in Since I've Been Loving You, where he is just playing pure, inspired blues from the soul. A restless audience stops Stairway To Heaven a minute plus into the song. After Plant's seating instructions, they start the song again: "Listen, I gotta tell you something before you all start shrieking about. First, it is the 23rd December and it is supposed to be the season of goodwill. So, if you all sit down, there's people at the back who prefer to sit, 'cos really it's one of the hardest numbers to do without a monkey house going crazy!" Moby Dick was calling by the member of the audience, which inclinated Plant to answer: "He doesn't do Moby Dick anymore. He's writing a new one. It's called The Titanic." An excellent storming version of Heartbreaker was dedicated by Plant to Roy Harper, group's friend and fellowship musician. A really enjoyable show and one I like as much as the previous night but again the sound problems caused that only a half or so fans could heard Led Zeppelin in their best.
 

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Rock And Roll    3:44      
2.       Over The Hills And Far Away    5:56      
          Out On The Tiles (Intro)    0:10      
3.       Black Dog    5:17    
4.       Misty Mountain Hop    4:42    
5.       Since I've Been Loving You    7:45      
6.       Dancing Days    3:35    
7.       Bron-Y-Aur Stomp    4:40    
    a.        Acoustic Improvisation    1:01      
8.       The Song Remains The Same    5:24    
9.       The Rain Song    8:02      
10.       Dazed And Confused   26:46    
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    2:25      
    b.        Ethereal Interlude    1:40      
      i.        San Francisco    0:32      
    c.        Bow Solo    6:56      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:47      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    2:00      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:25      
      iv.        Mars Alternate Section #2    0:13      
      v.        Fireworks Section    0:17      
      vi.        Crescendo Section    0:33      
    d.        Circular Funk Section    0:50      
    e.        Moaning Section    1:17      
    f.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:45      
    g.        Outro Shuffle    2:01      
11.       Stairway To Heaven   11:00    
12.       Whole Lotta Love   27:18    
    a.        Space Out Section    4:10      
      i.        The Crunge    1:35      
      ii.        Sing A Simple Song    0:35      
      iii.        Theremin Duel    1:36      
    b.        Come Back Section    1:47      
      i.        Everybody Needs Somebody To Love    1:01      
    c.        Boogie Chillen'    3:12      
      i.        Boogie Mama    0:26      
      ii.        Hideaway    0:05      
    d.        (Let's Have A) Party    2:13      
    e.        Heartbreak Hotel    2:18      
    f.        I Can't Quit You Baby    6:02      
    g.        Going Down Slow    3:05      
13.       Heartbreaker **Encore**    7:05    
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:29      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:17      
  14.       Closing Thanks        

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
3rd gen       aud   -
master?   128   aud   most likely 1st gen
1st gen   131   aud   1st source, master>1st gen cassette
2nd gen   130   aud   1st source
master   28   aud   2nd source, Moving Coil Mic>Decca Legato Rec>Philips C120 Cassette