Event Details




City Hall

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 1:59:42   Sheffield, England   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
Oct 1972 - Winter UK Tour 72/73     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J


What makes Led Zeppelin a bigger draw than the boy King Tut? It’s true that people queued all night for a last glimpse of the treasures from the Nile at the British Museum, but Zeppelin freaks seem prepared to do that for any concert by the rock group. In Sheffield the City Hall show was a sell-out before the box office opened. On the current tour of one-nighters Zeppelin could have played a week at each city hall and there would still have been fans who failed to get tickets. Why? It’s hard to say on the word of followers – ranging from teens to twenties – who were at the Sheffield concert last night. Comments varying between “they’re just great” and “the best rock band in the country” don’t shed much light on a phenomenon. But all were agreed that guitarist Jimmy Page was the best thing that ever happened to the group. The ex-Yardbird (but don’t keep reminding him of that) is the jewel encrusted throne of this particular treasure. His playing is majestic and tireless, the guitar slung low at the hip. Sometimes it’s a double-neck at other times he revives old memories by dragging a bow across the strings to create sounds that are a mixture of a Wurlitzer being tortured and a huge monster in extreme pain. Last night, Zeppelin had their own death mask – singer Robert Plant pale-faced with flu. And his car broke down on the motorway en route to the concert, he croaked. But maybe the flu was on their side because it cut out the screeching that often distinguishes a Plant vocal. Was it just sympathy that prompted a young girl fan to discard her bra in his direction however? The line-up is completed by drummer John Bonham, whose influence is meaty and the more subtle contribution of bassist John Paul Jones, but without Jimmy Page… They have been together since 1968 and they allowed themselves a little nostalgia. Driving hard through Whole Lotta Love and Heartbreaker, slowing down for the impressive Stairway to Heaven. Presley had his place too, alongside new material from their album due out later this month. It will be revolutionary – a title is planned. Some people unkindly say Zeppelin spend most of their time in the U.S. That’s unfair, retorts their publicist B.P. Fallon who formerly nursed the fortunes of T. Rex. In 1972 they were only in America for three weeks. But they are economical with their talents, appearing live spasmodically and never rushing albums out. Perhaps that’s the best way to create a demand and have hordes queuing for concert tickets. It certainly helps to make you a millionaire. That’s what they are.

Known Set List
  Track   Title Time
1.       Rock And Roll    4:33      
2.       Over The Hills And Far Away    7:20      
          Out On The Tiles (Intro)    0:10      
3.       Black Dog    6:25    
4.       Misty Mountain Hop    4:42    
5.       Since I've Been Loving You    9:12      
6.       Dancing Days    5:13    
7.       The Song Remains The Same    5:59    
8.       The Rain Song    7:26   cut    
9.       Dazed And Confused   29:44   cut  
    a.        Ramp-Up Section    2:45      
    b.        Ethereal Interlude    1:10   cut    
    c.        Bow Solo    6:18      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:44      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    1:40      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:25      
      iv.        Fireworks Section    0:19      
      v.        Crescendo Section    0:27      
    d.        Circular Funk Section    0:40      
    e.        The Hunter    0:05      
    f.        Moaning Section    1:02      
    g.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:32      
    h.        Outro Shuffle    3:29      
10.       Stairway To Heaven   12:11    
11.       Whole Lotta Love   26:47   cut    
    a.        Space Out Section    2:58   cut    
      i.        Sing A Simple Song    0:15   cut    
      ii.        Theremin Duel    1:04      
    b.        Come Back Section    2:55      
      i.        Everybody Needs Somebody To Love    1:25      
    c.        Boogie Chillen'    3:10      
      i.        Boogie Mama    0:26      
      ii.        Hideaway    0:05      
    d.        (Let's Have A) Party    2:00      
    e.        Heartbreak Hotel    2:11      
    f.        I Can't Quit You Baby   13:08   cut    
  12.       Closing Thanks        

My Collection Of Recordings For This Event






Generation   Length   Source   Comments
3rd gen?       aud   cassette, missing end of Whole Lotta Love and Heartbreaker (runs very fast - correct speed is. )
4th gen       aud   with end of Whole Lotta Love and Heartbreaker?
unknown gen       aud   missing end of Whole Lotta Love and Heartbreaker
unknown gen   119   aud   Analog Triad MG-X 60 Minute Metal Bias (Type IV) Cassettes