Event Details




Olympia Stadium

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 47:45   Detroit, MI, USA   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
N American Tour Summer 1970 - Dec 1970     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J


"From the start: "Turn ALL the lights down please"... the excitement is palpable. This little gem has taken a lot of perseverance and a long while to release (comes directly from the original source, friends from Mexico that taped it and has had it in their vaults for forty years!). It is not very often that we hear a completely new document from Led Zeppelin these days and what better place to post it than to DIME, free for everybody to share? DIME has been one of the greatest inspiration we music lovers have had in these last years. This document is really priceless. By their own account: "We went to see Led Zeppelin, but when four scruffy bearded guys including one with a big mane (obviously Robert Plant) took to the stage and started to play a piece that we wouldn't recognize... they did not looked like the Zeppelin we knew and we thought they were "fake Zeppelin". We almost stop the tape. It is lucky that we left the tape running anyway and to our amazement suddenly they started to play something that we actually recognized as from Led Zeppelin... they WERE Led Zeppelin after all... !" That is the start of the account of this genuine experience of what Zeppelin was in 1970. Surprised everyone? The recording is not what I can call great and it is only the first 45 minutes, but it is good enough to listen to the very powerful voice of Robert Plant (the guitar is overwhelmed by the bass regularly) and there is a lot distortion in one channel. The track listing is what we can expect from the first 45 minutes of an August 70 concert: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed And Confused, Bring It On Home, That's The Way. The original tape also included a rather hilarious (very dated) Mexican dialogue between the tapers that reflect well the time it was recorded... that actually wore a suit to go to the performance and were amazed by the hippies all around them... specially the chicks (in those ages called "tortas"), but the main thing is that they couldn't help but mainly falling in love with Page's hat and guitar playing, the bass player that "played in unison with Page's guitar" (weren't very impressed by the drummer) and obviously Robert Plant's powerful voice, his "degenerate" golden mane (that is a Mexican compliment at the time!) and his very worn jeans!

Known Set List
  Track   Title Time
1.       Immigrant Song    3:24    
    a.        Mr. You're A Better Man Than I (solo)    1:10      
2.       Heartbreaker    6:10      
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:01      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:08      
3.       Dazed And Confused   16:20    
    a.        Early Shuffle    0:38      
    b.        Bow Solo    4:23      
    c.        Beat Down Section    0:32      
4.       Bring It On Home    9:36    
5.       That's The Way    5:08    

My Collection Of Recordings For This Event






Generation   Length   Source   Comments
master       aud   taped by Dan M.? (after the actual show there is an amount of conversation from tapers)