Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
23-Jul-1977  

Alameda County Coliseum

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:49:13   Oakland, CA, USA   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
11th N American Tour 1977     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


                     
 
     

Review(s)
 
Zeppelin Soars to New Heights “It feels great to be back”, a self-assured Robert Plant addressed the Saturday “Day On the Green” sell-out crowd at the Oakland Coliseum. “I must personally apologize for the two-year delay.” The lead singer and resident sex symbol of Led Zeppelin was alluding to a 1975 automobile accident he suffered which prevented the British hard-rock combo from fulfilling extensive tour obligations that year. Their long absence from the Bay Area prompted a sell-out within five hours after tickets went on sale earlier this month – a feat not uncommon to any affair involving Led Zeppelin. The four man congregation which many critics fancy as the embodiment of heavy metal rock, had just finished bludgeoning the packed house of 54,000 with the thunderous power-chording of “Sick Again”, a relatively subdued piece from the 1975 double-album, “Physical Graffiti”. Those in attendance at the Bill Graham-promoted Days on the Green last weekend were treated to vintage Led Zeppelin. Providing a musical counterpoint to Plant’s shrieking and teasingly androgynous posturing, Jimmy Page’s sledge-hammer guitar style led Zeppelin through many of their classics, including: Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore and Trampled Underfoot. But the musical highlight for many of the sun-drenched crowd that paid $11.50 per ticket came during the extended jams. All the Zeppelin touches were there – Page coaxing eerie sounds out of his axe using an array of electronic devices, and at one point using a violin bow on his strings; John Bonham rifling popgun drum rolls; bassist John Paul Jones looking unperturbed and confident behind the overt sexuality of Plant’s pelvic thrusts. The crowd ate it up.
 

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       The Song Remains The Same    5:18      
          The Rover (Intro)    0:45      
2.       Sick Again    6:11      
3.       Nobody's Fault But Mine    6:19    
4.       Over The Hills And Far Away    6:52    
5.       Since I've Been Loving You    8:29    
6.       No Quarter   22:14    
    a.        Keyboard Solo    1:10      
    b.        Grand Piano Interlude    5:37      
      i.        Lounge Jam    3:12      
    c.        Set-The-Vibe Section    0:50      
    d.        On-The-Journey Section    5:40      
    e.        Grand Piano Reprise    0:16      
7.       Ten Years Gone    9:14    
8.       The Battle Of Evermore    5:33    
9.       Going To California    4:56    
10.       Black County Woman    1:44    
11.       Bron-Y-Aur Stomp    6:32      
    a.        Acoustic Improvisation    2:12      
      i.        Black Mountain Rag    0:13      
12.       Trampled Underfoot    6:55    
13.       White Summer-Black Mountain Side    8:20    
    a.        Mustapha    0:28      
    b.        Swan Song    1:29      
14.       Kashmir    9:20      
15.       Noise Solo    9:52      
    a.        Toggle Section    0:58      
    b.        Scribble Section    2:08      
    c.        Bow Solo    6:00      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:55      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #2    0:28      
      iii.        Fireworks Section    0:14      
      iv.        Crescendo Section    0:40      
16.       Achilles Last Stand    9:30      
17.       Stairway To Heaven   11:26    
18.       Whole Lotta Love **Encore**    1:20    
19.       Rock And Roll **Encore**    3:55      
20.       Black Dog **Encore**    5:10    
  21.       Closing Thanks        

My Collection Of Recordings For This Event

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
1st gen   163   aud   1st source, Bobby Whitfield source, master>1st gen VHS (runs a hair fast, correct speed is 167 mins.)
3rd gen   167   aud   1st source
4th gen   167   aud   1st source
1st gen   139   aud   2nd source (radio shack mono tape recorder>master TDK low bias two 90-minute cassettes>1st gen Maxwell high bias two 100-minute cassettes)
3rd gen   135   aud   2nd source
unknown gen       aud   1st source (color amateur video without actual sound)
unknown gen   1   vid   2nd source (color amateur video without actual sound)