Average: 4.3 (27 votes)

January 14, 1973

Liverpool, UK

Liverpool Empire

Setlist:

Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Let That Boy Boogie, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Let's Have a Party, I Can't Quit You Baby, Going Down Slow), Heartbreaker, The Ocean.

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Twice on one tour

Having seen zep earlier on the tour at Manchester Hardrock I more or less knew what to expect.
At Manchester my mate had a tape recorder and taped the show (very naughty I know).
All over Xmas and New Year I had listened to the show so knew what was coming.
I queued outside the Empire, with my girlfriend, and had to move out of the way as a big limo stopped and a certain Robert Plant got out and entered through a side door - everyone went quiet.

Inside we were upstairs (the circle) at the very front - looking down on the stage.
The band played the same show as at the Hardrock but the encores were different.

I don't think they played as well - I remember John Paul Jones mellotron going haywire and packing up during Stairway.
His hair had changed from very long to that stupid pudding bowl style that you see in the film "Song Remains...........".

During Whole Lotta Love, when Plant sings "One night, I was laying down thinking" just before they start playing all the old rock 'n' roll covers, he also sang "I believe I told you this before, last year at the place where they do the wrestling" (i.e. Liverpool Stadium) - how cool is Planty.

I also remember him apologising for not doing an accoustic set - something about it not going down too well in Germany - they did play Tangerine but not too sure about Bron-aur- Stomp.

'The Ocean' was brilliant - they didn't play that one in Manchester.

But it was a good night - a great way to start 1973.

This was also the year I first saw The Stones (brilliant) and The Who (dreadful - doing the full Quadrophenia) on seperate dates at Bell Vue, Manchester - around September / October.