Average: 4.9 (36 votes)

March 22, 1973

Essen, DE

Grugahalle

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, Turn On Your Love Light, Let That Boy Boogie, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Let's Have a Party, I Can't Quit You Baby), Move It (lyrical teaser), Heartbreaker.

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Concert description

The fact is, every show Zeppelin performed in Austria and Germany in March of 1973 is a gem and they each have a characteristic to them that makes them wonderful in their own rights. Vienna is high energy and satisfying, Munich is smooth and more stretched out on the improves, Berlin is tight but also very heavy and charged, Hamburg is technical and frantic, and Offenburg is the tightest and most confident overall. But this show is perhaps the technical and inspirational peak, especially for Page and Bonham. It has all the playing and energy of the other shows, but with so much more charisma. Page’s guitar work and Bonham’s drumming in Dazed And Confused are both unbelievable. They pull out phrases and rhythms the like of which they hadn’t done before and will not achieve again on this tour. Every improvised note is played with an authority and power that is superiorly different from the other shows. Old riffs and passages have a new color to them and the solos just flow endlessly. It is as if they each kept going further and further out on a limb, pushing the envelope of their abilities. After this they were never able to really play with this amount of spirit on this songs this way again!