Page/Plant in Sydney Feb 24, 1996

Ep. 269 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

1996 was a great year for the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant partnership. After their tremendously successful 1995 Unledded tour, they both loosened and tightened up, and headed South (of the Equator) with a smaller coterie of musicians. They played Central and South America, Japan, and finally, Australia.

This recording is from their February 24, 1996 in Sydney. The recording is fantastic as is the performance. I play a super chill yet elegant Since I’ve Been Loving You (Robert hit’s that note perfectly), a raucous and percussively gorgeous Four Sticks, and we finish off the night with a brilliant and lively In The Evening, before we all drop from exhaustion. Enjoy

You can download this show right here: https://mega.nz/folder/foEhiCbY#TtDGMjtm71uxX1WJaZIKxA

Led Zeppelin – Belfast 1971

Ep. 266 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This show is a monster. Not only is it a 1971 show, making it great by default, it is also the first show with songs from Zep 4 (still 8 months from release), and it’s also one of Robert Plant’s strongest shows ever. So, it’s a winner.

I featured this show on Episode 127 where I played all the debut performances of Stairway, Rock and Roll, and Going to Calafornia. This time I’m playing the opening of the show with an incendiary Immigrant Song–>Heartbreaker, and the finale with a viking raid of a performance of Bring It on Home. Robert’s harmonica work is brilliant on top of everything.

You can download this complete concert, courtesy of my Patrons, right here: https://mega.nz/folder/XldSgQ7D#TkzZ_J1kQ_CueSsD8bry7w

Page/Plant New Orleans Oct 1, 1998 Pre-FM Source

Ep. 239 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

We hear a scorching Page/Plant show, professionally recorded for broadcast on Westwood One) from October 1, 1998 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Everyone is on fire and Jimmy plays like a man possessed. I play Heartbreaker, Most High, and a blazing How Many More Times with Jimmy commanding his instrument like the virtuoso he is, esp when he and Robert go into a brilliant I Can’t Quit You, Baby in the middle, before jumping back into it. Really great stuff.

You can download this complete pre broadcast show right here (contains commercials and voiceover by JJ Jackson): https://mega.nz/folder/GhVFmASQ#CqIuqFj2ZLPYN7fyvJpVpQ

Robert Plant with Saving Grace: Vincenza Sept 6, 2023

Ep. 234 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

We hear a great recording of Robert Plant with Saving Grace in Vicenza, Italy from Sept 6, 2023. Robert plays four Zep songs in this show and we heart them all. I play The Cuckoo (not Zep), Friends, Four Sticks, The Rain Song (beautiful!), and Gallows Pole.
This is an intimate and lovely performance. Enjoy.

You can download this complete concert right here: https://mega.nz/folder/zkdzERIC#s_JBzW1GaW4MXzKGkF-2pA

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Portland ME 2023

Ep. 224 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This is a beautiful recording from July 3, 2023 of Robert Plant & Alison Krauss in Portland, Maine. The atmosphere is alive and the sound quality is stunning A great and very enjoyable show from two geniuses.

You can download this complete concert right here: https://mega.nz/folder/qtcClbBA#gPVSVy9bPflBVVihBHYG6w

Robert Plant Detroit 1993 Rare Songs

Ep. 222 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

We hear a great set from Robert Plant on Nov 6, 1993 in Detroit, on his Fate of Nations tour. This show has some rarities (Through With The Two-Step, Like I’ve Never Been Gone, and In My Time Of Dying) which I play for you. Recording courtesy of Mark McFall.

You can download this complete recording right here: https://mega.nz/folder/y900hTBa#YoQLjUMclSZZQcdZK_mKag

Robert Plant & The Honeydrippers: Blue Note 1981

Ep. 218 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This is a very fun and joyous performance by Robert Plant with the Honeydrippers, at the Blue Note in Derby, UK. on April 21, 1981. After Zeppelin but before the solo career. We hear Little Sister, Bring It On Home, and Queen of the Hop. A great rockabilly/rock n roll show.

You can download this complete show right here: https://mega.nz/folder/7olCkKYL#ND8FpnJ_aeU5XlApP59GiQ

Robert Plant – Chicago Nov. 3, 1993 w/ James Cotton

Ep. 211 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This is a great one. Robert Plant November 3, 1993 Chicago on the Fate of Nations Tour. We hear an excellent recording of Robert in tip top form, with a great band. In the Mood (medley), Heaven Knows, and an incredible blues jam with James Cotton on harp. So so so good.

You can download this concert right here: https://mega.nz/folder/qhVVRJKY#NNUm6sauutg-UFD1DFdUCA

Jimmy Page/Robert Plant Glastonbury 1995

Ep. 209 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This is a good one. June 25, 1995, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant at the Glastonbury Festival. This show is on fire throughout. I play scorching versions of Four Sticks, In The Evening (amazing), & Calling To You>Smokestack Lightning>Break on Through>Dazed (also amazing). This one is great!

You can download this show here: https://mega.nz/folder/Dt8BjZwZ#mQadNRVz0SUBE1GS-U2FAQ

Saving Grace w/ Robert Plant & Suzi Dian May 2022

Ep. 205 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This is a beautiful recording of a beautiful show. Saving Grace w/ Robert Plant & Suzi Dian May 1, 2022, at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. We hear Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down, It’s a Beautiful Day Today, and a sublime We Bid You Goodnight. This is special.

You can download this whole concert here: https://mega.nz/folder/2gMgyCbK#FOHXHjsmooat0wBYzw2etw