Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
23-Jul-1973  

Civic Center

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:56:58   Baltimore, MD, 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)
 
A very overlooked show but one of the best from the end of the tour. A rather rowdy audience is called to calm down during Since I've Been Loving You. Robert's voice is surprisingly strong and he reaches up high at the end of Rock And Roll and shreds his vocal chords in a great version of Since. The band is playing very slick and Page completely reverses the sections of Dazed And Confused, and the end result is a very dynamic and gutsy version. The end blow-out of Heartbreaker to the encore is pure Zeppelin nirvana and the crowd's approval is deafening. As a bonus, this show also happens to be the first show that Joe Massot and his film crew were on hand to film the band. It's not known exactly what the film crew may or may not have captured on this night. The footage from the movie that features Grant backstage cussing out the promoter over the sale of pirate posters at the gig is from this show. Oddly enough, in that very footage one can hear the band doing "Dazed And Confused" in the background.
   

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Rock And Roll    3:57      
2.       Celebration Day    3:47      
          Bring It On Home (Intro)    0:20      
3.       Black Dog    5:43      
4.       Over The Hills And Far Away    6:43    
5.       Misty Mountain Hop    4:59    
6.       Since I've Been Loving You    8:37      
7.       No Quarter   12:30    
    a.        Keyboard Solo    2:05      
    b.        Set-The-Vibe Section    1:07      
    c.        On-The-Journey Section    3:20      
8.       The Song Remains The Same    5:38    
9.       The Rain Song    6:05   cut    
10.       Dazed And Confused   30:09    
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    2:20      
    b.        Ethereal Interlude    2:16      
      i.        San Francisco    0:27      
    c.        Bow Solo    6:39      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:39      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    2:25      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:40      
      iv.        Fireworks Section    0:22      
      v.        Crescendo Section    0:27      
    d.        Circular Funk Section    1:55      
    e.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:36      
    f.        Outro Shuffle    2:44      
11.       Stairway To Heaven   11:14    
12.       Moby Dick   27:48    
    a.        No-Sticks Section    4:02      
    b.        Tympani Solo    5:45      
13.       Heartbreaker    8:00    
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:42      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:07      
14.       Whole Lotta Love   15:18      
    a.        Funk Out Section    4:23      
      i.        Ain't It Funky Now    1:02      
      ii.        The Crunge    0:05      
      iii.        Theremin Duel    1:57      
    b.        Boogie Chillen'    5:40      
      i.        Gallows Pole    0:02      
      ii.        Boogie Mama    0:26      
      iii.        Hideaway    0:05      
      iv.        Cat's Squirrel    0:10      
15.       The Ocean **Encore**    4:24    
  16.       Closing Thanks        

My Collection Of Recordings For This Event

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
master   186   aud   Phillips Rec w/condenser mic>TDK master cassxette x2, taped by Randy Faulkner (runs a tiny bit slow). The taper keeps the recorder on for a long time after the show that's why it is so long.
2nd gen   181   aud   better than master (the master copy has quite an amount of distortion on the right channel, which is probably due to the deterioration of the master or microphone damage)