Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
04-Aug-1979  

Knebworth Park

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 3:17:41   Stevenage, England   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
May 1978 - Knebworth 1979     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


                     
 
       

Review(s)
 
A pretty good show but nothing compared to the standards Zeppelin had set in the past. The first 45 minutes or so sound good and strong, and Ten Years Gone is very pretty, but towards the middle section, the individual performances, though good, don't quite gel into a good ensemble performance. "Well, it's nice to see you again" said Plant to the audience at the beginning of the show, in fact they not played in the United Kingdom for the last four years! The crowd roared. Achilles Last Stand is aggressive and In The Evening is intense, but Stairway To Heaven sounds timid and tired ... Robert's introduction is so lackluster it is obvious he didn't want to play it. The encores are energetic and good, and Whole Lotta Love features the new arrangement first tried in Copenhagen in July. A short Heartbreaker finishes the event. After the last note, Plant said: "All you people that have come so far. It's been kinda like a blind date. Thanks for eleven years!"
       

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       The Song Remains The Same    5:09      
2.       Celebration Day    3:11      
          Out On The Tiles (Intro)    0:10      
3.       Black Dog    5:19    
4.       Nobody's Fault But Mine    5:45    
5.       Over The Hills And Far Away    5:54    
6.       Misty Mountain Hop    4:35      
7.       Since I've Been Loving You    8:19    
8.       No Quarter   17:37    
    a.        Grand Piano Interlude    4:24      
    b.        Set-The-Vibe Section    0:44      
    c.        On-The-Journey Section    6:30      
    d.        Grand Piano Reprise    0:28      
9.       Ten Years Gone    7:12    
10.       Hot Dog    3:16    
11.       The Rain Song    7:26    
12.       White Summer-Black Mountain Side    6:29    
    a.        Mustapha    0:06      
    b.        Swan Song    0:42      
13.       Kashmir    8:50      
14.       Trampled Underfoot    7:01    
15.       Sick Again    5:09    
16.       Achilles Last Stand    9:03    
17.       Noise Solo    7:04    
    a.        Scribble Section    1:10      
    b.        Bow Solo    5:48      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:42      
      ii.        Fireworks Section    0:14      
      iii.        Crescendo Section    0:28      
          Tympani Solo (Intro)    1:13      
18.       In The Evening    7:46      
19.       Stairway To Heaven    9:29    
20.       Rock And Roll **Encore**    3:48    
21.       Whole Lotta Love **Encore**    7:13    
    a.        Whole Lotta Love Redux    3:05      
    b.        Boogie Chillen'    0:02      
22.       Heartbreaker **Encore**    5:59    
  23.       Closing Thanks        
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:01      

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
vinyl       aud   1st source, original tapes have been lost
1st gen   175   aud   2nd source, runs fast (1st gen cassette was copied in 1979)
master   181   aud   3rd source
master   175   aud   4th source, taped by Steve Thacker (recorded from just right of Center ~ 100 yards back)
1st gen       aud   5th source, taped by Dave C. (cassette, runs slow - correct speed is ca. almost 164 mins.)
master   177   aud   6th source, cassette
master   120   aud   7th source, cassette
unknown gen   169   aud   8th source, cassette 2 x C90
1st gen   165   aud   9th source, 1st gen cassette was copied in 1979
master   179   aud   10th source, taped by Phil Tattershall (Hitachi GhettoBlaster>master cassette)
master   177   aud   11th source, taped by Steve C. (single point stereo mic>ITT Studio720 Rec>master cassette). The taper recalled that he went to the show with his "...new ITT Studio 720 tape recorder and the single point stereo mike ... I ended up sat about 100 metres(?) f
1st gen?   197   sbd   only old source tape available as video soundtrack, new transfers only as silver pressed bootlegs
unknown gen   6   aud   1st source, taped by Andy Banks (color amateur video without actual sound?)
unknown gen       aud   2nd source, snippets used on the official DVD in menu section
unknown gen   193   vid   Color professional video with actual sound shot to feed the large screens and possibly for an official release. The seven tracks included in the official DVD feature a different camera edit than the bootlegs.