Friday, July 31, 2009

Earl's Court 1975

Over the years, I've amassed a huge collection of Led Zeppelin bootlegs. All of them are great shows. Among some of their finest works have been portrayed during the last end of their 1975 tour. At this time, Led Zeppelin was on tax exile from their homeland of England. Taxation laws prevented them only allowing them to spend a certain amount of time in England or lest they pay a lot in taxes. Knowing this, they played a handful of dates at Earl's Court Arena in London. These shows are suburb! To get your hands on them is a real treat!

They played there from May 17-18 and May 23-25. I have two of the shows in my collection. The 18th and the 23rd. Clips of it can be found on their DVD they released in 2003. I got a hold of an import video of show from the show on the 23rd. (It's only a partial) That was an awesome sight to see! To me, this is Zeppelin at their peak.

This is an approximate set list of their shows in Earl's Court. Some tunes may vary.

Rock and Roll
Sick Again
Over the Hills and Far Away
In My Time of Dying
The Song Remains the Same
The Rain Song
Kashmir
No Quarter
Tangerine
Going to California
That's the Way
Bron-y-Aur Stomp
Trampled Underfoot
Moby Dick
Dazed and Confused (includes Woodstock)
Stairway to Heaven
Whole Lotta Love
The Crunge
Black Dog

Here's Tangerine, An electricfied version of it at one of the shows. It's one of my favorites!

1 comment:

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

one of the best I've seen :)