Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
10-Dec-2007  

O2 Arena

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:09:33   London, England   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
Post Led Zeppelin     Led Zeppelin Reference:
Note: Ahmet Ertugen Tribute charity concert     Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


   

Review(s)
 
The long awaited concert by rock legends Led Zeppelin took place tonight, and didn’t disappoint the 20,000 fans who had travelled from the four corners of the globe to witness the bands’ brand of rock-drenched blues. Archive footage of Led Zeppelin’s seminal gig at Tampa Stadium was shown, with the voiceover informing us that this concert outsold The Beatles. The roar of the 20,000 strong crowd was deafening as the band came onstage opening with the track ‘Good Times, Bad Times’. Led Zeppelin laid their credentials from the off, and proved that their renowned stage energy, fire and skill has remained largely untainted after 30 years. ‘Ramble On’ came next, with powerful vocals from Robert Plant, combined with Jason Bonham’s dynamic drumming and the head-down, thrash-it-out guitars of Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. ‘Black Dog’ got a great crowd reception due to its heavy authentic Blues sound and explosive guitar riffs, that had the audience singing along word for word. ‘Black Dog’s’ melody is still modern and fresh-sounding reflecting the cyclical nature of the music industry. Jimmy Page’s wailing, screeching guitar-work continued into the opening chords of the track ‘In My Time Of Dying’ and Plant’s intense, concentrated facial expression mirrored the song’s lyrical sentiment ensuring a sincere vocal delivery. ‘For Your Life’ was announced by Plant who said; “This is our first adventure with this song in public”, followed by the rousing, up-tempo track ‘Trampling Underfoot’ which retains a rootsy blues feel. The tempo shifted with the ballad-like track ‘No Quarter’ enhanced by Plant’s plaintive heartfelt vocals, set against Bonham’s dynamic drumbeat and the soft sensuous keyboard, which had the audience captivated. ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ came next. Plant said, “We first heard Robert Johnson’s blues when we were staying in Mississippi”. Zeppelin’s interpretation pays homage to the blues, yet appropriates a rock feel with Page’s frenetic energetic guitar solo midway through the track. Plant continues, “It was difficult choosing songs from ten different albums for the set-list tonight, but there are certain songs that have to be in there, and this is one of them”. At this point, the band launched into a transcendent, stand-out performance of ‘Dazed and Confused’, followed by the highlight-track ‘Stairway to Heaven’ which was a definite crowd favourite, signalling a flurry of mobile phones held aloft and unanimous crowd swaying. ‘Song Remains The Same’ and ‘Misty Mountain Hop’ followed in quick succession before Plant addressed the audience again. “People from 50 countries have come to see us tonight – this is the 51st country!”, he declared, as the band played the opening bars to ‘Kashmir’. What followed was a sublime ten-minute rendition of the song that brought the house down with Page adding a climactic guitar solo. First encore track ‘Whole Lotta Love’ featured the nimble guitar-fretting from Page that the audience had come to expect. For the first time during the concert, Plant allowed himself to smile, evidence of the pressure and expectations placed on the band by the audience and the world’s media at large. The gig ended with ‘Rock and Roll’; a heavy rock-track unleashing the quintessential Zeppelin riff. Rumours continue to circulate that Led Zeppelin will play further re-union gigs, but to date this remains unconfirmed. However, judging by the band’s performance tonight, it would be a guaranteed sell-out and would confirm their status as Rock legends
   

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Good Times Bad Times    3:09      
2.       Ramble On    5:44      
3.       Black Dog    6:06      
4.       In My Time Of Dying   12:02      
5.       For Your Life    6:34      
6.       Trampled Underfoot    6:59      
7.       Nobody's Fault But Mine    7:43      
8.       No Quarter    9:36      
9.       Since I've Been Loving You    8:00      
10.       Dazed And Confused   12:40      
11.       Stairway To Heaven    8:45      
12.       The Song Remains The Same    6:06      
13.       Misty Mountain Hop    6:06      
14.       Kashmir    9:37      
15.       Whole Lotta Love    8:02      
16.       Rock And Roll    5:43      

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
master?       sbd   soundcheck
?       aud   1st source called Slowburn's source
?   130   aud   2nd source called Maia's source
master       aud   3rd source called Jules McTrainspotter's source (Sony D7 DAT recorder & Sony ECM-717 stereo microphone>Maxell DM180 DAT tape)
master   125   aud   4th source called jce's source (SP-CMC-20 Sound Professionals Deluxe Cardioid microphones>Sound Professionals Slimline Battery Module With Bass Roll Off>IRiver iHP-340 (Rockbox))
master   130   aud   5th source called Per Shoeps' source (Schoeps MK41s>NBOX>Edirol R-9 (24/48))
master       aud   6th source called Clay C. Brennecke's source (contains several minutes after the show)
master       aud   7th source called Beelzebub's source
master   42   aud   1st source called Smagin's source (Video: Canon Powershot 540>Sony Video Vegas 8; Audio: Canon Powershot 540>Sony SoundForge 8)
master   45   aud   2nd source called IanA's source (Fuji Z w/memory card 2GB followed by 1GB card; Resolution is 640x480, 30 fps)
master?   131   aud   3rd source called Terry Stevenson's source (High Definition Hand-held cam audience shot)
TV       TV   color professional TV recording with actual sound (recorded for a documentary)