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Madison Square Garden - July 28, 1973

  • Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, (Bring It On Home intro) Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love (incl. Let That Boy Boogie), The Ocean.
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on September 22, 2007 - 4:40pm
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Average: 4.8 (174 votes)
July 28, 1973
New York
NY
United States
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Setlist: 

Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, (Bring It On Home intro) Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love (incl. Let That Boy Boogie), The Ocean.

Note: 

The gigs at MSG are filmed and recorded for the group's feature movie, The Song Remains the Same, and accompanying soundtrack album, as well as the 2003 dvd. A remastered edition of the film & soundtrack are released in November 2007.

The band hires a film crew - up to four 35mm cameras (depending on which night) - Arriflex 35BL with 400' film cartridges.  A 16mm Éclair ACL camera was occasionally used for insert shots / offstage and crowd shots. The camera crew would take notes & photos through each of these last gigs (from July 24-29), to learn the song order and the stage lighting etc. The film would be taken to Aquarius Transfer in NYC -  the dailies watched with the Director of Photography as well as Peter Grant, Robert and JP.

Notes: 

The gigs at MSG are filmed and recorded for the group's feature movie, The Song Remains the Same, and accompanying soundtrack album, as well as the 2003 dvd. A remastered edition of the film & soundtrack are released in November 2007.

The band hires a film crew - up to four 35mm cameras (depending on which night) - Arriflex 35BL with 400' film cartridges.  A 16mm Éclair ACL camera was occasionally used for insert shots / offstage and crowd shots. The camera crew would take notes & photos through each of these last gigs (from July 24-29), to learn the song order and the stage lighting etc. The film would be taken to Aquarius Transfer in NYC -  the dailies watched with the Director of Photography as well as Peter Grant, Robert and JP.

Setlists: 

Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, (Bring It On Home intro) Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love (incl. Let That Boy Boogie), The Ocean.

Comments

Al Moran's picture

Here we are again with the Greatest Band in the World Live in The Nation's Biggest City .I being from little ole New Orleans and somewhat overwhelmed and a little tired between my little Italian Gal friend Teresa and the show last night so I can only imagine what the band felt like.Well we had good seats again tonight how I don't know and never thought about it much until I decided to write this review.
No pizza tonight still got a couple of beers and a couple a slugs of my Uncles Wild Turkey 101 which I snuck.I could smell weed all around me .That was kind of a drag.Once again the show was damn good no not as good as New Orleans in hind sight but still damn good Zep rocked I never noticed Robert having any Vocal problems but in the excitement of battle or a great Rock Show you miss little thing's there was this drunk ass girl next to Teresa that kept taking out Her Tit's Hey one of life's little bonus's Being young as I was this was a distraction from the show and unless the Band was wearing Binoculars they could't see them anyway.But mostly my focus was on the Band as at the time I was just learning to play Guitar and was mesmorized by Jimmy and his Dragon Suit. Moby Dick did kick but still not as good as New Orleans but pretty Hot.This is a Band that has no Equal on thier Best Night It is unbelievable like a dream on thier worst it's still Heaven.Thanks Guys for a lifetime of Dreams of Rock and Roll excess.Also for being so damn cool at every meeting we have had.

Bob Jones's picture

We were very worried at the time of the show because the rumor was that the group was going to blow off the Garden and go to Watkins Glen. Thank God that didn't come to pass. They did show up and played a blazing set. I will never forget the beginning. The stage was in total blackness. We were sitting directly across from the stage at the opposite end of the Garden. When Rock And Roll began, we were assaluted by the lights and the huge sound. I was physically pushed back in my seat! It was unbelievable. I will never forget my one & only Led Zeppelin show. As it turns out, this was the night of the famous robbery of their safe deposit box at the Drake. I still have my ticket stub and will never give it up.

kevin blackford's picture

So glad that the Watkins Glens Festival was at the same time or I would never have been able to get tickets. Still the best concert I've ever seen after all these years.

Candice's picture

Peter Grant and I were friends. I was backstage for all 3 shows. It was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen. Jimmy gave me his bow string on the last night. Partied with them at the Plaza. One of my favs was kasmir (in 1975) when the lights changed. Awesome. The long velvet robes they changed into when they ran off stage to the black limo that got them out before the crowd stopped begging for more. 2 3 hour concerts for nothing. People slept overnite to get tickets . Wow. What a rush

ULLA's picture

For me night with this great music it's like night in heaven

Cheryl's picture

In 1973, The Best Band in the World came to Providence, RI.
I had just moved here from my home, Modesto, CA. My youth in CA was magic, I lived 45 minutes away from San Francisco and had been totally spoiled when it came to seeing my favorite bands.
It all started outside the Providence Civic Center. It was me, my old man John, and our good friend Debbie who was 8 months pregnant. Concern for Debbie prevented us from "aggressively" maintaining our place in line. I had never seen such insanity. People were going crazy, but not in the good way. Someone tried to grab my ticket out of my hand, wtf, I am a CA hippie, what the hell are these people on?
Some "problem" was preventing the line from moving forward, people were fighting and shoving, it was so horrible.
We are now 100 feet from the entrance, I can hear them playing.......all of a sudden, out of nowhere comes a group of "uncool fools" with what looks like a telephone pole and commence to battering the side door down! The cops start freaking out, demand the doors be shut, even if you have a ticket! The command to disperse was coming from a loudspeaker, the Police were threatening to tear gas the crowd. I am crying now, I cannot believe this. I CAN HEAR THEM PLAYING INSIDE, I wanted in, I wanted safety for my friend Debbie.
The crowd went "riotous", people screaming and pushing and shoving to get away from the tear gas. Debbie and I exchanged long looks, she told me to get in somehow, she didn't want to hold me and John back. She needed to get her unborn child out of this riot and safe from the teargas. We were real hippies, we don't leave anyone behind. Me and John literally grabbed each of Debbie's arm's and ran from the gas.
We knew the back of the Civic Center very well as my husband John worked in an office nearby..We ran to the back of this huge building and then...while we are running I hear. da dummmm dmmmmmm dmmmmm dmmmmm feedback~~~~~~ they were starting my "to this day" favorite song ever; Dazed and Confused. We huddled up to this back door, protecting Debbie with our bodies and listened to the whole song, almost! Just as the song "may" have been about to end, another large crowd of people began running by, being chased by cops on Horses.
We could no longer hear any music, we just sat there in shock trying to figure out what the hell just took place.
Me and my husband had taken acid that night, we were getting married the next day and this was such an important night to us. Naturally Debbie did not do any acid but was worried about what might be going on in my head, she knew how badly I wanted to see Led Zeppelin, she had seen me cry at the unfairness of the whole scene. I was fine, so was my old man. Just blown away, totally. Had it had been just me and John, we would have gotten in, we had tickets and had no problem working our way through any line with Led Zeppelin at the end. But we had Debbie, our friend that we loved, we were all just 19 at the time. Leaving Debbie never entered our minds, sadly it was all Debbie could think about. She begged us to get in, leave her, she was born and raised in Providence, her Father was a cop, she would have been fine in her city, perfectly fine. She felt terrible.
As soon as the last horses ran by, we got up from our little hidden corner. We all headed home, all we could think about was whether the baby got any tear gas in his system.
The moral to the story is, Jason, the "unborn" is a Banking Hotshot. He has two beautiful sons. Who knows what could have happened had we stayed in the fray. I am 5'2", 98lbs, Deb was 5'3", 120lbs pregnant, John 6", 175lbs. We would have been "Trampled Underfoot".
I will never regret my decision to stay with Debbie but, to this day I have not seen my band live. I am 55, heading to Woodstock 2009 in a couple of weeks. I have heard a rumor that Led Zeppelin is going to play. I pray to my Universe, please let this happen. I am a good person and that is all I really have left on my "bucket" list. Well, never got to go to any of my proms, never got a dozen roses from a lover, that's ok, I am cool with all of that. But if anyone reading this has any influence or power of love, repeat this mantra; "Led Zeppelin will show up at this Woodstock". Besides the health of my children and all children, I want this more than anything money could ever buy. This shit ain't for sale, it is of the spirit.
peace, see ya @ Woodstock 09.
ZeldaZorch

Argenteum Astrum's picture

The second show of the three night stand and the second to last of the 1973 tour, this is a very good, although somewhat loose show. Robert's voice alternates between being very strong and creaking a bit but it is surprisingly strong in Since I've Been Loving You and Stairway To Heaven. The band is playing very well, in a loose and exciting Dazed And Confused. Moby Dick is extremely long yet somewhat exciting and the last three numbers rock hard!

Bob Bugiada's picture

I had a choice of going to Watkins Glen and seeing the Grateful Dead, the Band, and the Allman Brothers Band at the Summer Jam. I chose to stay in town to see the Mighty Zep. Excellent choice! The concert was a magical one for me! I remember it vividly even 36 years later! All I could think was "Raw Power" afterward. That's what a rock & roll show is supposed to be! I wonder if any of the band members can remember that night. On the live album, which songs came from Saturday night? I wish Led Zeppelin would get together again for a tour. Rock & roll misses them!

Name's picture

I believe Kashmir was written once the '73 US tour was over, and released until 1975. There was no Kashmir in the Garden, was there?

craig's picture

I was thinking the same thing,Perhaps this lady was referring to another concert a few years on. I'd love to hear more TSRTS has never left my turntable /cd etc since its release

william mucha 's picture

  I was at this mind bending show. We sat  in the lower level just left of the stage front. That night we decided to take itmes to help bend our minds.  Well after almost 3 hours ( no opening act if I recall)  of Page  ripping the guitar and Bonham smashing the drums I was melting.   Then out of left field some jerk ( always some jerks ) threw some explosive item ( ash can, cherry bomb,etc) that seemed to be near me and startled me to death.  Well this awesome show changed in a bang andI went into my only ever bummer land and I could not pull it together no matter how many times my buds told me I was ok and I went home later that night believing I would be different the next day and actually said so long to my buds.  I had a bad headache for several days and never would out that trip way again feeling I would not return.  For the music ,anyone who saw ZEP it was magical. I just happened to be sitting in the area where a jerk sat  !!!!

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Hi!

I'm not sure how old this comment is, but if you want to know what songs came from the night you saw, you can view complete audio editing details at

www.thegardentapes.org.

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Led Zep 7/28/1973 by william mucha (not verified)
LZ concert 7/28/73 by Bob Jones (not verified)
So glad that the Watkins by kevin blackford (not verified)
kashmir in 73'??? by craig (not verified)
"I saw all 3 nights" by Name (not verified)
I saw all 3 nights by Candice (not verified)
I Was There! by Bob Bugiada (not verified)
1973 NY by ULLA (not verified)
Night Two of Heaven by Al Moran (not verified)