Friday, April 4, 2008

Day 95: 12/2/1971 Bournemouth, England

12/2/1971 Bournemouth, England  Heartbreat
Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused, What is and What Should Never Be, Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Love*

The tape begins with Immigrant Song already in progress. Page shreds through the solos during Heartbreaker. Plant's voice is strong during Black Dog. Dazed and Confused is cut during the bow solo. Several shouted requests for Rock and Roll are granted after What is and What Should Never Be. The band stops playing at the end of the guitar solo, leaving Plant to sing the first two lines of the final verse a cappella before the band crashes back into action. Whole Lotta Love is preceded by an excellent jam on a heavy riff. The medley includes John Lee Hooker favorites Bottle Up and Go and Boogie Chillen', a great rendition of Heartbeat, Hello Mary Lou, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, and the first appearance of I Can't Quit You Baby since 3/25/1970 in an excellent new arrangement. Unfortunately, the recording ends during the extended blues jam.*

The tape is muffled and a bit distant with a fair amount of hiss.
*- a complete recording of this show has surfaced on Electric Magic's Rock and Roll Magic, but is not currently in our collection.


Eric said...

Excellent bootleg. Although not the best sounding, definitely one of their high energy performances. I highly recommend the more complete show with a great rendition of Jerry Lee's 'It'll Be Me.'

Allan said...

That heavy riff at the intro to Whole Lotta Love...

Allan said...

I meant