Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
01-Apr-1973  

Centre Sportif

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 1:55:13   Saint-Ouen, France   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)
 
France receives Zeppelin in a storm of cheers! As for this performance, it is perhaps the sleeper hit of the entire European 1973 tour. A straight-forward and no-frills show, this gig is a definite consolidation show. Whereas Page and Bonham seemed to have toned down their incredible technique at the shows in Lyon and Nancy, here in Paris they are definitely back at it, and this show features more stunning playing from the both of them. All of the usual spots are performed excellently ... the solo portion in Over The Hills And Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, the Whole Lotta Love medley ... Again, more of that unpredictable rhythmic fury from Bonham, and that fluid and emotionally expressive playing from Page. This might actually be the duo's most polished performance of the tour, having just enough of that frenetic energy from the week before, but mixed with a confident and effortless presentation. What makes this particular show all that more of a standout is that this is also the best voice that Plant has been in since before his vocal crash in January.
   

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Rock And Roll    3:45      
2.       Over The Hills And Far Away    5:18      
          Out On The Tiles (Intro)    0:10      
3.       Black Dog    4:55    
4.       Misty Mountain Hop    4:20    
5.       Since I've Been Loving You    7:26      
6.       Dancing Days    3:18    
7.       Bron-Y-Aur Stomp    4:40    
    a.        Acoustic Improvisation    0:57      
      i.        That's The Way    0:13      
8.       The Song Remains The Same    4:55    
9.       The Rain Song    7:26      
10.       Dazed And Confused   25:18      
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    1:55      
    b.        Ethereal Interlude    1:23      
      i.        San Francisco    0:24      
    c.        Bow Solo    6:00      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:40      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    1:45      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:22      
      iv.        Fireworks Section    0:33      
      v.        Crescendo Section    0:37      
    d.        Circular Funk Section    1:16      
    e.        Lay-It-Back Section    0:11      
    f.        Moaning Section    1:30      
    g.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:33      
    h.        Outro Shuffle    2:48      
11.       Moby Dick    7:10   cut  
12.       Stairway To Heaven    9:05      
13.       Whole Lotta Love   23:08      
    a.        Funk Out Section    2:14      
      i.        Ain't It Funky Now    0:42      
      ii.        Theremin Duel    1:04      
    b.        Come Back Section    1:48      
      i.        Everybody Needs Somebody To Love    1:09      
    c.        Boogie Chillen'    3:57      
      i.        Boogie Mama    0:26      
      ii.        Hideaway    0:05      
    d.        Baby I Don't Care    1:44      
    e.        (Let's Have A) Party    2:07      
    f.        I Can't Quit You Baby    5:53      
    g.        The Lemon Song    0:57      

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
3rd gen   119   aud   1st source, reel>1st gen cassette>2nd gen cassette (runs a bit fast)
unknown gen   30   aud   2nd source