Event Details




Chicago Stadium

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:55:41   Chicago, IL, 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


Led Zeppelin’s sheer power, ability and show of integrity delight 20,000 fans in Stadium concert For their last few tours, spaced at two-year intervals, their concerts have become events, a phenomenon which no doubt strikes some as incomprehensible. But I’d bet the 20,000 or so people who turned up at the Chicago Stadium Wednesday night for the first of four shows the band is doing there would find their popularity as credible as the group is incredible in its steamroller approach to rock and blues. This is a band, for instance, that plays for three hours straight, with few dull moments once it gets rolling. Wednesday, it took a couple of songs; the band tends to build to a cumulative effect rather than launching all of its firepower at once. Part way into the show lead singer Robert Plant, ace guitarist Jimmy Page, keyboard and bass player John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham sat in a peaceful row across the front of the stage, doing a segment of quieter ballads in a folky, medieval mood. It was a striking change of pace from what had gone before and would come after, which was the sort of power-rock, extremely loud with a blues base, that Zeppelin handles so well. It was, in short, the usual Led Zeppelin show – a lot of music handled well, and very little bull. Plant in fact was the only member of the group who spoke at all, and then only briefly, though the group’s ambience is far from aloof. But it’s clear that they’re there for one main purpose: to create fireworks. And speaking of that, Plant would just as soon the audience left that sort of thing to Led Zeppelin.

Known Set List
  Track   Title Time
1.       The Song Remains The Same    5:22    
          The Rover (Intro)    0:45      
2.       Sick Again    5:53      
3.       Nobody's Fault But Mine    6:20    
4.       In My Time Of Dying   11:30    
5.       Since I've Been Loving You    8:10    
6.       No Quarter   17:28   cut  
    a.        Keyboard Solo    0:36      
    b.        Grand Piano Interlude    5:09      
      i.        Lounge Jam    2:39      
    c.        Set-The-Vibe Section    1:24      
    d.        On-The-Journey Section    3:52   cut    
    e.        Grand Piano Reprise    0:08   cut    
7.       Ten Years Gone    8:56    
8.       The Battle Of Evermore    5:39    
9.       Going To California    4:25    
10.       Black County Woman    1:44    
11.       Bron-Y-Aur Stomp    4:55      
    a.        Acoustic Improvisation    1:05      
      i.        Black Mountain Rag    0:05      
12.       White Summer-Black Mountain Side    6:15    
    a.        Mustapha    0:26      
    b.        Swan Song    0:16      
13.       Kashmir    9:08      
          Out On The Tiles (Intro)    0:51      
14.       Moby Dick   16:26    
    a.        No-Sticks Section    2:12      
    b.        Tympani Solo    3:27      
15.       Noise Solo    6:24    
    a.        Scribble Section    1:30      
    b.        Bow Solo    4:53      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    1:02      
      ii.        Fireworks Section    0:28      
      iii.        Crescendo Section    0:22      
16.       Achilles Last Stand    9:44      
17.       Stairway To Heaven   10:27    
18.       Rock And Roll **Encore**    3:44    
19.       Trampled Underfoot **Encore**    6:36    

My Collection Of Recordings For This Event













Generation   Length   Source   Comments
1st gen   171   aud   Panasonic recorder>master cassette>1st gen cassette, Trampled Underfoot cut at the beginning (recorded from 12th row)
2nd gen   177   aud   Trampled Underfoot cut at the beginning (recorded from 12th row)
3rd gen   176   aud   w/complete Trampled Underfoot (still suspended) (recorded from 12th row)