Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
22-Mar-1973  

Gruga-Halle

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:25:51   Essen, Germany   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
3rd European Tour 1973     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


         

Review(s)
 
The fact is, every show Zeppelin performed in Austria and Germany in March of 1973 is a gem and they each have a characteristic to them that makes them wonderful in their own rights. Vienna is high energy and satisfying, Munich is smooth and more stretched out on the improves, Berlin is tight but also very heavy and charged, Hamburg is technical and frantic, and Offenburg is the tightest and most confident overall. But this show is perhaps the technical and inspirational peak, especially for Page and Bonham. It has all the playing and energy of the other shows, but with so much more charisma. Page’s guitar work and Bonham’s drumming in Dazed And Confused are both unbelievable. They pull out phrases and rhythms the like of which they hadn’t done before and will not achieve again on this tour. Every improvised note is played with an authority and power that is superiorly different from the other shows. Old riffs and passages have a new colour to them and the solos just flow endlessly. It is as if they each kept going further and further out on a limb, pushing the envelope of their abilities. After this they were never able to really play with this amount of spirit on this songs this way again!
 

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Rock And Roll    3:48      
2.       Over The Hills And Far Away    5:46    
          Out On The Tiles (Intro)    0:10      
3.       Black Dog    5:30    
4.       Misty Mountain Hop    4:37    
5.       Since I've Been Loving You    8:10      
6.       Dancing Days    3:38    
7.       Bron-Y-Aur Stomp    4:45    
    a.        Acoustic Improvisation    0:54      
      i.        That's The Way    0:15      
8.       The Song Remains The Same    4:38    
9.       The Rain Song    8:13      
10.       Dazed And Confused   30:26    
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    2:10      
      i.        Black Mountain Rag    0:06      
      ii.        There Was A Time    0:30      
      iii.        Cold Sweat    0:05      
    b.        Ethereal Interlude    1:30      
      i.        San Francisco    0:25      
    c.        Bow Solo    7:01      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:38      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    2:01      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:35      
      iv.        Fireworks Section    0:12      
      v.        Crescendo Section    0:40      
    d.        Circular Funk Section    1:25      
    e.        Moaning Section    1:40      
    f.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:36      
    g.        Outro Shuffle    2:38      
11.       Stairway To Heaven    9:45    
          Big Spender (Intro)   0:21    
12.       Whole Lotta Love   27:33      
    a.        Funk Out Section    3:15      
      i.        Ain't It Funky Now    0:38      
      ii.        Theremin Duel    1:06      
      iii.        Pretty Thing    0:45      
    b.        Come Back Section    2:35      
      i.        Everybody Needs Somebody To Love    1:33      
      ii.        Turn On Your Lovelight    0:33      
    c.        Boogie Chillen'    3:50      
      i.        Cat's Squirrel    0:02      
      ii.        Boogie Mama    0:26      
      iii.        Hideaway    0:05      
    d.        Baby I Don't Care    1:48      
    e.        (Let's Have A) Party    2:18      
    f.        I Can't Quit You Baby    6:47      
    g.        The Lemon Song    1:54      
13.       Heartbreaker **Encore**    7:08    
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:07      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:16      
      ii.        Feel So Bad Medley    0:14      
  14.       Closing Thanks        

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
1st gen       aud   1st source (available at least as two different versions of which one is verified gen TDK SA90 cassette copied somewhere between 1977 and 1979)
3rd gen   91   aud   1st source
unknown gen       aud   1st source, cassette
1st gen       aud   2nd source (taped by Enno Jansen, recorded from the floor, approx. 30 feet in a front of the stage), external mono mic>SABA cassette recorded>BASF C-120 master cassette>Uher reel. The recorder ate the BASF C-120 master tape so the middle part of the conce
1st gen   51   sbd   -
unknown gen       sbd   cassette