January 28, 1973
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
includes: 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, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley), Heartbreaker, Thank You.
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Press Review: Any thoughts of Led Zeppelin’s stamina giving out at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, on Sunday, on what was the second last gig of their exhausting two month British tour, were promptly dispelled before a full and running-over fanatical crowd of 1,472.
The band flexed their muscles with Black Dog and two and a half hours later were still bombarding their audience with Heartbreaker and Thank You for encores.
Most of the stuff was familiar. Nothing from Jimmy Page was more dynamic than Dazed & Confused, where his bowed work held the faithful spellbound.
Stairway to Heaven was one of Robert Plant’s frequent triumphs and John Bonham’s percussive heroics throughout held everything in place.
The tastes of things to come on the band’s fifth album were The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song and Dancing Days. John Paul Jones’ keyboard work provided an effective symphonic background to Rain Song but for a total impact with this audience nothing popped Page’s athletics on guitar – even when he sat down for Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, shared country style with Plant and sounding almost naïve compared with the mind-blowing volume of the rest of the programme. (J.Anderson | Jan. ‘73)