Led Zeppelin Long Beach ’75

Ep. 56 of The Heart of Markness

This is one of the best live recordings out there. Mike Millard’s Led Zeppelin 3/11/75 is just superb. The performances are great and the audience recording sounds professional. Here the boys at their indulgent best. Dazed and Confused is played as well as the funky Whole Lotta Love/Crunge, a primal Kashmir, and a sublime Over The Hills And Far Away. Great stuff.

If you would like to download the entire concert you may do so here: https://mega.nz/folder/HoFTRIgL#estau7Slz_tMsBZR55C9jw

Led Zeppelin: NYC 1970

Sept. 19, 1970 – Evening Show

One of the best shows ever.

On Sept 19, 1970 Led Zeppelin played two shows at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. It was reported in the press that each member of the band earned $30,000 for less than six hours work. Good for them. They earned it because this show contains one of the hottest hours of live music I’ve ever heard.

You can hear the entire concert by downloading the show right here: https://mega.nz/folder/r98nGYya#itXlMjVlj9_jb-bPxo0Stw

Led Zeppelin Copenhagen ’79

July 24, 1979 – Episode 54 Heart of Markness

The Press Were Not Kind

We revisit Led Zeppelin’s July 24, 1979 show in Copenhagen, DK, which we discussed in my very first episode. I play Celebration Day, Over The Hills, Since I’ve Been Loving You, and the retooled version of Whole Lotta Love. This is an intimate warm up gig for the Knebworth shows, and it’s an incredible performance.

You can listen to this entire show, including (imo) THE BEST performance of Ten Years Gone, for free right here: https://mega.nz/folder/OpkBHRQQ#3y5xP_bIkjoFrE3I1KdP-g

Jimmy Page – Steve Winwood

Ep. 52 – The Princes Trust Rock Gala 1983

This is good. It’s not Led Zeppelin so it’s ok if you’re not interested, but this show (Sept 21, 1983) has some solid playing by a very nervous Jimmy Page. This is the night after the ARMS Concert and it’s the same show, but this night Charles and Diana were there for the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala… so that’s what it was called. This is Jimmy’s return to public performing after the loss of Zep, and Steve Winwood sang for him (Paul Rodgers would fill in when the tour reached the USA). He played 3 songs from Death Wish 2 and Stairway. He plays really well, especially given how shaky he was the night before, although Prelude is better on the 20th (imo). I like it. I hope you do too.

If you want to own this complete show, including the sets by Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck, and more…. you can download it right here: https://mega.nz/folder/j0kl3ZCI#WiyqrkwbbJFRnGv1XHtbYQ

Led Zeppelin – June 3, 1973

Ep. 49 – The Heart of Markness Podcast

Led Zeppelin June 3, 1973 LA Forum

This is one of the best, if not THE best, show from Led Zeppelin’s 1973 US Tour. Zep always deliver in Los Angeles and this is no exception. You can download the entire show (the sound isn’t the best) right here: https://mega.nz/folder/u5VjDKKL#a5Tn0W8ATuYUIhFzNVXyJQ

Page/Plant Nagoya 1996

Heart of Markness Episode 35

The 1996 tour of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant was an amazing variety of unplayed songs, arrangements, and fun. This show is the Feb. 17 1996 Page/Plant concert in Nagoya, Japan.

This is a matrix of a superb soundboard and an excellent audience recording, and you will love it.

You can download the entire show here, https://mega.nz/#F!nplXmYyR!Qrf7ikKYoLMGEaiVusoaXA

Led Zeppelin:Copenhagen ’71

Ep. 34 – The Heart of Markness Podcast

Led Zeppelin – Copenhagen May 3, 1971

Episode 34 is up! Led Zeppelin in Copenhagen, May 3, 1971. This is an amazing show, in the Top 10 for sure, if just for the only performances (I think) of Four Sticks and Gallows Pole EVER. I also play Stairway because it’s a performance from before the release of Zep 4, and no one in the audience had heard that song before. Not the best recording, alas, but one of Zeppelin’s best shows. Wild and free. Enjoy.

If you would like this whole concert. You can download the full May 3, 1971 Led Zeppelin show, from Copenhagen, Denmark, right here. https://mega.nz/#F!6gkFTCAQ!6HSXF1rdjxf26P4GWaZB0g

Page/Plant Portland OR 1995

Ep. 33 – The Heart of Markness Podcast

I was at this show. This is the first leg of the Page/Plant reunion tour (Unledded), and it was good. It got better and tighter as the tour progressed, but it was awesome to see Jimmy and Robert together again.

I recently found an almost excellent audience recording of this show (Portland OR, May 23, 1995) which I share with you. Here’s the complete show. Thank you for listening.

https://mega.nz/#F!HlEj1IAT!VOQiVamzdcVQDEWbZ7tBnw