Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Day 8: 2/1/1969 New York, NY

2/1/1969 New York, NY  (master>dat>cdr)
White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Pat's Delight, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

The show starts with Plant apologizing for the delay. He explains that someone forgot to bring Jones's bass to the venue, so Page kills time with an impromptu version of White Summer/Black Mountain Side. Once Jones has his bass back, the band can properly start the set with Train Kept a Rollin'. Squawks of feedback interrupt Plant's intro to I Can't Quit You Baby

Plant's apology for the short set prompts someone near the taper (or the taper himself) to quip "to hell with the Butterfly!", referring to Iron Butterfly, for whom Zeppelin was the opening act. A short but powerful drum solo is met with cheers from the crowd. How Many More Times is unfortunately cut just as the first guitar solo is beginning on my copy of the show (I seem to have acquired a bum file somewhere along the line), but the band merged Dazed and Confused into the middle section, creating a wild hybrid. The set ends with multiple requests for You Shook Me from the audience before a hurried version of Communication Breakdown.

The tape is muddy and distorted with moderate hiss. A step down from the previous night's tape.

1 comment:

Conner said...

1969-02-01, Fillmore East, New York City, NY (audience source)
This source is 46:25 in length. Not the best recording in the world. Listened to this while running. Show starts with White Summer so John Paul Jones can find a bass. They move onto Train Kept A Rollin, then I Can't Quit You Baby, Pat's Delight, How Many More Times, then Communication Breakdown for an encore. They're opening for Iron Butterfly and seem to have a limited amount of time to play. My version of How Many More Times clocks in at 15:54, so I believe it is the complete version. The audio was a bit better than I recalled this being, but it's still a pretty rough listen.