Average: 5 (468 votes)

June 27, 1977

Inglewood, CA US

The Forum

Setlist:

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, I Can't Be Satisfied, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp ~ Dancing Days, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.

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Final Night at the Forum

After already playing 5 shows at the Forum, some better than others, it was time for Zeppelin to wrap things up. Monday night's show was the 6th in 7 days and the end of the 2nd leg of their 1977 US Tour.

SRTS opens the show in fine fashion with no screw-ups and Plant in good spirits. Sick Again sounds a little sick as Page's usual killer solo is absent, HMMM. Nobody's Fault is also a little sluggish with a weak harmonica solo by Robert. Over the Hills regains the energy and Jimmy's solo is killer, complete with echo and delay. Since I've Been Loving You is dedicated to LA DJ JJ Jackson and Page rewards him with one of the best versions of the tour. Great call and response interplay with Robert and any signs of fatigue are dismissed. This song was usually a rallying cry whenever things went astray. The nightly marathon, No Quarter, lives up to it's reputation tonight clocking in at just under 40 min. Jonesy's solo is a little longer and Jimmy takes his time developing the middle jam as Robert could have left the building for 1/2 hour and no one woul have noticed! I have no problem with extended jams as long as they remain focused and tonight was both long and focused. I really have grown to like the last jam by Jimmy on the wah-wah.

Ten Years Gone, which could be hit or miss on a any given night, was a miss tonight..........just no cohesiveness. The acoustic set which followed was another matter. Battle of Evermore starts things off and has Plant singing off his own delay and it works perfectly tonight. Jimmy switches from mandolin to accoustic for Going to CA and before you know it Plant is sing Going Down South (Can't Be Satisfied). Awesome!! Black Country Woman/BYR Stomp also produces a spark as Dancing Days is weaved into the latter. Before all is said and done, the acoustic set is 30min long and Jimmy is reaching for his Danelectro. A long and meandering White/Black becomes Kashmir and this version is spot on. No miscues and Plant is really screaming the final chorus "wasted, wasted land" like he means it. Trampled Underfoot finishes hour 3 of the concert and we still have another hour to go! My copy of Out on the Tiles/Moby Dick is edited and I won't lose any sleep because of it.

However, the Page effects solo section is intact and I am probably alone in saying I like it. "America", "Star-Spangled Banner" and hints of "Superfly" all combine for 20 plus min of beautiful noise. Many are relieved when the opening notes of Achilles Last Stand are heard. A clever edit makes my copy (and every other copy Ive heard) a short 6 min radio-friendly version, but it is well played at that. Stairway officially closes 4 hours and 6 nights of magic and all that's left are the goodbyes and Whole Lotta Love>Rock N Roll. Truely a week of music for the ages. Thank You Led Zeppelin!