Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
15-Jul-1973  

Buffalo Memorial Auditorium

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:44:06   Buffalo, NY, 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)
 
Led Zeppelin doesn’t give concerts, they perform physical transformations. They kneaded the full-house crowd in Memorial Auditorium into silly putty Sunday night with two hours and 50 minutes of massive sensory massage. The sheer enormity of the sound did it (though the full moon may have helped), an enormity that resonates into your paleolithic pith, the cry of the dinosaur summoning out that primitive quickening in the face of monstrosity. Whatever isn’t touched by the earthquake rumble of John Paul Jones’ bass, John Bonham’s gunshot cracks on the drums or Robert Plant’s echoey heart-of-darkness voice is left quivering by the swooping electronic slices of guitarist Jimmy Page, especially his solo on the theremin. Their relatively simple brooding themes are blown larger than life, like skyscraping office buildings, and they lay on thick embellishments and broad dramatic resolutions that mean more en masse than as individual items. The four of them approached it all with unexpected good humour. John and Bonham lay back blithely amongst the folding backdrop of mirrors that run the length of the stage. Page in black with a rhinestone-studded rose on his open jacket, prancing around like a cocky midlands soccer player in a pub, and Plant in tight jeans and a short jacket with rhinestones and puffed sleeves strutting back his curly blond mane. The band took no breaks, despite the heat. Applause followed a few Page guitar solos but the youngish crowd didn’t really erupt until the start of Stairway to Heaven and again when the spinning mirrored ball went on as it closed. The heavy drumbeat of Moby Dick brought a rush on the stage and most of the hall stayed on its feet for that last hour, including a long Bonham drum solo with special synthesizer effects. An 8-minute ovation brought them back for an encore after their boogieing final number. “Thank you Buffalo,” Plant said when they finished. “Take care until we see you again.”
       

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Rock And Roll    4:01      
2.       Celebration Day    3:34      
          Bring It On Home (Intro)    0:20      
3.       Black Dog    6:02      
4.       Over The Hills And Far Away    6:24    
5.       Misty Mountain Hop    4:53    
6.       Since I've Been Loving You    8:34      
7.       No Quarter   13:07    
    a.        Keyboard Solo    2:05      
    b.        Set-The-Vibe Section    1:18      
    c.        On-The-Journey Section    3:40      
8.       The Song Remains The Same    5:33    
9.       The Rain Song    8:16      
10.       Dazed And Confused   32:20    
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    2:04      
    b.        Ethereal Interlude    2:52      
      i.        San Francisco    0:42      
    c.        Bow Solo    8:01      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:47      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    2:30      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:15      
      iv.        Mars Alternate Section #2    0:16      
      v.        Fireworks Section    0:28      
      vi.        Crescendo Section    0:30      
    d.        Circular Funk Section    1:33      
      i.        There Was A Time    0:06      
    e.        Lay-It-Back Section    0:34      
    f.        Moaning Section    2:18      
    g.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:41      
    h.        Outro Shuffle    2:50      
11.       Stairway To Heaven   11:05    
12.       Moby Dick   26:09      
    a.        No-Sticks Section    2:35      
    b.        Tympani Solo    4:40      
13.       Heartbreaker    7:48      
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:43      
14.       Whole Lotta Love   14:17      
    a.        Funk Out Section    4:10      
      i.        Ain't It Funky Now    0:47      
      ii.        The Crunge    0:10      
      iii.        Theremin Duel    2:29      
    b.        Boogie Chillen'    5:04      
      i.        Gallows Pole    0:02      
      ii.        Boogie Mama    0:26      
      iii.        Hideaway    0:05      
      iv.        Cat's Squirrel    0:12      
15.       The Ocean **Encore**    4:23      

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
2nd gen   159   aud   master>2nd gen cassette (some minor tape issues in some points)
1st gen   112   sbd   master>1st gen
2nd gen   102   sbd   runs a hair fast, correct speed is 100 mins.
3rd gen       sbd   cassette