Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
26-May-1973  

Salt Palace Arena

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:08:01   Salt Lake City, UT, USA   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
9th N American Tour 1973     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


                     
 

Review(s)
 
Like four British Caesars Led Zeppelin came, saw and conquered a frenzied, sold-out Salt Palace audience Saturday night. Easily the most elaborately staged rock performance ever seen in Salt Lake City, it will be remembered for years to come. Messrs. Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham are in the midst of a $3-million nationwide tour and the 11,000 plus fans here probably will be the smallest crowd they encounter. But it didn't seem to affect Zeppelin in the least. In fact, they seemed to enjoy the audience contact - something you don't encounter before 58,000 people in a baseball stadium. The Salt Palace stage was a collage of lighting scaffolds, spotlights, huge banks of speakers, various light-reflecting devices, 14-foot-high mirrors and, of course, the four stars themselves. Super-singer Robert Plant and Jimmy Page fronted the band and drew most of the attention while the rhythm section of bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham supplied the music's foundation. *Rock and Roll* one of Zeppelin's better recent songs opened the two-hour show. It's a song that really moves - but sets a pace that's impossible to maintain. So they slipped into some slower material from their new *Houses of the Holy* album. The band continued the fast-slow pattern through most of the night -alternating older, familiar tunes with new album cuts. Also in the format were Page's guitar breaks of varying lengths during almost every song. Most of the time, he carried it off admirably, but inevitably he began to repeat himself. But preciseness wasn't the object. It was the flash...the excitement...the theatrics...the total audience involvement that Zeppelin was after. They succeeded - and then some. It was remarkable that a concert which generated such advance excitement - and was performed before such an enthusiastic audience - was kept under such control. Most of it was due to restraint on the part of the audience. They were exemplary. *Dazed and Confused* was stretched out to a 20-minute showcase for Page and the special effects staff. Using a violin bow on his guitar and a delayed-echo system, Page had the sound bouncing from one side of the stage to the other. At times, it circled. When it began to be redundant, they moved quickly into *Stairway to Heaven,* one of the finest songs they've ever written. John Paul Jones' work on the synthesizer was beautiful throughout the concert but especially on this number.
   

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Rock And Roll    1:17   cut    
2.       Celebration Day    3:47      
          Bring It On Home (Intro)    0:20      
3.       Black Dog    5:32      
4.       Over The Hills And Far Away    5:53    
5.       Georgia On My Mind    1:01    
6.       Misty Mountain Hop    4:55    
7.       Since I've Been Loving You    8:06      
8.       No Quarter   11:10    
    a.        Keyboard Solo    1:30      
    b.        Set-The-Vibe Section    1:12      
    c.        On-The-Journey Section    2:28      
9.       The Song Remains The Same    5:23    
10.       The Rain Song    8:09      
11.       Dazed And Confused   30:20    
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    1:58      
    b.        Ethereal Interlude    2:31      
      i.        San Francisco    0:33      
    c.        Bow Solo    7:28      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:42      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    2:08      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:48      
      iv.        Mars Alternate Section #2    0:20      
      v.        Fireworks Section    0:20      
      vi.        Crescendo Section    0:36      
    d.        Circular Funk Section    1:17      
    e.        Lay-It-Back Section    0:34      
    f.        Moaning Section    2:07      
    g.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:42      
    h.        Outro Shuffle    2:28      
12.       Stairway To Heaven   10:25    
13.       Heartbreaker    7:43    
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    3:16      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:10      
14.       Whole Lotta Love    4:44   cut    
    a.        Funk Out Section    3:20      
      i.        Ain't It Funky Now    0:33      
      ii.        Honky Tonk Section    0:06      
      iii.        Theremin Duel    1:41      
      iv.        The Crunge    0:02      
15.       Communication Breakdown   3:26    
  16.       Closing Thanks        

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master   116   sbd   cassette