Artist: Led Zeppelin
Title: British Story
Label: Wendy (WECD-82/83)
Source: January 1973 Soundboard Compilation

Lineage: Original Silver CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC

Disc 1 & Disc 2 Track 1-2
-Live At The New Theatre Oxford Oxfordshire 7th Jan. 1973
Disc 2 Track 3-5
-Live At The Caird Hall Dundee Tayside 27th Jan. 1973
Disc 2 Track 6-9
-Tour Rehearsals At The Gaumont Theatre Southampton Hampshire 22nd Jan. 1973

WECD-82 - Disc 1

(Oxford 7th Jan. 1973)
01. Rock And Roll
02. Over The Hills And Far Away
03. Black Dog
04. Misty Mountain Hop
05. Since I've Been Loving You
06. Dancing Days
07. Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp
08. The Song Remains The Same
09. The Rain Song
10. Dazed And Confused

WECD-83 - Disc 2

(Oxford 7th Jan. 1973)
01. Stairway To Heaven
02. Whole Lotta Love

(Dundee 27th Jan. 1973)
03. Whole Lotta Love
04. Heartbreaker
05. Communication Breakdown

(Southampton 22nd Jan. 1973)
06. Love Me #1
07. Love Me #2
08. Frankfurt Special
09. Kings Creole

Concert Reviews:
1973.01.07 - Robert's voice is still incredibly weak from the flu, but the band is definitely on, with Jones and Bonham shining through in this bass and drum heavy soundboard. Jimmy is incredible too, especially in Dazed And Confused, where he indulges in some exotic and strange sounding soloing in the fast section that sounds quite breathtaking amongst the bashing of the rhythm section. The instrumental machine is playing exceptionally which makes up for Robert's sickness. Whole Lotta Love was dedicated to road crew: "Any of our road managers that didn't get arrested in Sheffield. This really is a bit heathen for a Sunday night."

1973.01.27 - I think this is a much better show than previous one with exceptional playing throughout. The Whole Lotta Love Medley contains some nice improvisations and a small snippet of Ramble On, the song which was never played in its entirety.

1973.01.22 - The show finds the Zeppelin in a smaller venue on a small, carpeted stage. This seems to lend itself to the type of performance given that night - very relaxed, very loose, very cool. Sloppiness abounds, even on well-rehearsed long-time standards, and occasionally yields interesting differences. Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp was dropped out from the set for the second time during this tour. Of particular and special note is an off-hand performance of How Many More Times, which had been retired just over two years prior. You can hear the band play off of each other as they all take turns guiding the music's direction. Plant's voice is shot for most of the performance, typical for the time period. Page experiences sloppiness syndrome on occasion and keeps most of his solos a bit subdued. Bonham also seems to withhold some of the flair - extra fills and subtle nuances - for most of the show. Jones, however, other than a meandering introduction to Thank You, lays down his bass lines as excellently as ever.
-Argenteum Astrum

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