Average: 4.4 (20 votes)

December 20, 1972

Brighton, UK

Brighton Dome


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 incl. Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Mystery Train, Heartbreak Hotel, I Can't Quit You Baby, Going Down Slow), Heartbreaker.


UK '72 / '73 Programme

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Press Review: A Night with the Heavies

Led Zeppelin started their career by thrashing out tired old blues riffs at maximum volume. They’re still the heaviest thing on eight legs and judging by last night’s sold-out performance at the Brighton Dome, their fans are still happiest with the same old stuff.

The first half of their maxi-length two-hour set was disappointing. They were too loud and distorted, and at times messy. Robert Plant’s sensual, throaty vocals were often drowned out by the louder numbers and Jimmy page’s incredibly fast guitar runs tended to fuse into one discordant twang.
But the second half was a different story. They warmed up, got into the easier stomping rockers and suddenly everything gelled.

At first, they concentrated on their fourth album, with numbers like Rock and Roll, Black Dog and Misty Mountain Hop, which are undoubtedly their best. But the audience were yelling for older material – notably from their second and best-selling LP. They finished with a medley of these, including Heartbreaker and their theme-song, Whole Lotta Love, with some old 1950’s rock and rollers thrown in. The crowd loved it.

No doubt Zep could return next week and again have no trouble filling the house. [-N. Hough, Argus, 12/21/72]

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