Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
28th May 1973
'Whole Lotta Live : Live Soundboard Collection', No Label (Discs 8 & 9 - LZ8 & LZ9)
Lineage : Silvers > EAC (Secure) > WAV > TLH (Verify, then flac8) > Dime...
01 - Rock & Roll
02 - Celebration Day
03 - Bring It On Home (Intro) > Black Dog
04 - Over The Hills & Far Away
05 - Misty Mountain Hop
06 - Since I've Been Loving You
07 - No Quarter
08 - The Song Remains The Same
09 - The Rain Song
10 - Dazed & Confused (coda)
01 - Moby Dick
02 - Stairway To Heaven
03 - Heartbreaker
04 - Whole Lotta Love
05 - The Ocean
This is a very good, well balanced board tape, & it's had releases on several labels over the years. This box set, according to argenteumastrum,
contains clones of the various Japanese labels - as this particular one contains the 'Dazed...' coda, plus no cuts in 'Rain...', it appears to be
from the Empress Valley release 'Three Days Before' as opposed to the Watchtower release.
As there have been several releases, I include this website review, particular to this edition :
"The source tape is from the desk and is excellent. There are some initial volume and balance issues but they soon clear up leaving a
nicely balanced, although hissy, show. There appears to be a momentary tape switch during the intro to Since I've Been Loving You that
lasts a few seconds before switching back to the first tape. SIBLY also has a spot of tape unevenness in it where the sound levels
fluctuate. No Quarter is missing a nice chunk of tape starting several seconds into the organ intro to the point just before Jones, Page
and Bonham have their mini jam. The total time on the disc is a tad over nine minutes. The mini jam section contains snippets of what
remind me of Your Time Is Gonna Come from Jonsey. The Rain Song is not cut on this release. The track listing on the rear of the package
shows 9 tracks for disc 1 but there are really 10. The unlisted track is 2 minutes 47 seconds and contains the end of Dazed And Confused.
Plant asks the audience to be patient as they literally "lost" part of Jimmy's guitar. He asks "Are we going to be alright without it Jim?
- Are you going to be ok without it?". Disc one is cut off not long afterwards. Disc two cuts in with Plant's commentary. You can hear
someone (Bonzo?) say "We'll do Moby Dick then". Plant then states that "Yes, we're going to have to substitute a number here". Moby Dick
is played out of sequence buying time for Jimmy's guitar to get fixed. The splice of tape containing the fragment of Dazed solves a
mystery. The reviews that I have read for this show all centered around the Watchtower release of this set. The reviewers couldn't figure
out why Moby Dick and Stairway were played out of sequence in this show, nor could they figure out why Jimmy's guitar was missing from the
intro to Moby Dick. We now know - Jimmy broke something on the Les Paul causing the set list alteration. Fascinating what a fragment of
tape can do, huh? The Whole Lotta Love medley contains only a brief reference to The Crunge but it does include a rather effective version
of Going Down as well as the normal Boogie Woogie. There's about 4 minutes of crowd cheering before the band takes the stage for the
encore. Other than the missing tape in No Quarter and the absence of Dazed, this is an excellent set. From what i've read online of the
Watch Tower set, this is also a marked improvement to that release. Recommended to anyone who can justify the cost.
(Steve Prendergast March 03) "
(Taken from http://www.uuweb.led-zeppelin.us/1973.html#28-May-73%20San%20Diego, with all appropriate credit & thanks)
Curiously enough, the packaging for the no-label box set (that these discs are taken from) also omits the 10th track on the first disc, only
listing the first 9...
EAC Log, ffp, md5 included
Don't turn this to mp3, decode to wav in tlh & burn them instead...
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