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Oude Rai - May 27, 1972

  • Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Celebration Day, Stairway to Heaven, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Hello Mary Lou, Running Bear, That's Alright Mama, Hootchie Coochie Man, Going Down Slow), Rock and Roll, Communication Breakdown.
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on September 21, 2007 - 5:14pm
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May 27, 1972
Amsterdam, Holland
Netherlands
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Setlist: 

Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Celebration Day, Stairway to Heaven, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Hello Mary Lou, Running Bear, That's Alright Mama, Hootchie Coochie Man, Going Down Slow), Rock and Roll, Communication Breakdown.

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Press ReviewScenic and top sport for 10,000 enthusiasts

[Google Translation] That a small ten thousand pop lovers wanted to compete for the concert of, for example, NLG 12.50 in the old Amsterdam RAI for the concert, the English band Led Zeppelin clearly demonstrated the need for "heavy rock", a category in the current pop music in which the blues and rock and roll music is performed with the help of hefty electronic sound equipment The English group The Who has made this pop music, also 'strongly focused on the body, very popular.' Almost four years ago Led Zeppelin, with its own version of this style, was successful, thanks in particular to the exceptional talents of the yeast arist Jimmy Page, who struck the group around the world, and their popularity in the Netherlands was underlined once again in the old RAI on Saturday evening. floor packed in festival mood, while the side paths near the stage were filled with thick rows standing hearers. The concert, announced by organizer Lou van Rees, very original as "Gala of the Year", consisted of a non-stop performance of two and a half hours from the group itself, which can be called unique in pop "and unusual performance. through the perfect alignment and timing, in which no weak moment could be seen or heard.

The Zeppelin, who was still working in the same occupation from the start, turned out to have a very colorful repertoire. in which attractive blues melodies were played with unenhanced stringed instruments. Relaxing on wooden chairs, (a la Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) they made sounds, also ir, temperate atmospheres, convincing. The hall was under a puff and a sip under the watchful eye of singer Robert Plant. Only during the second stage of the gig did the group switch over to the 4500 watt strong sound system. To see a Led Zeppelin working at full strength is fascinating and exciting spectacle. Especially thanks to the hyper-sensual acting singer Robert Plant and the no less theatrical with the body to the guitar winding Jimmy Page ran theater, music and top sport into each other. Especially the twenty-minute drum solo of the burly John Bonham seemed more like a karate exercise due to his never-failing, dull popping. The subdued John Paul Jones behaved like a dignified bass player, knew his modest place, but gave it the overpowering, tight pace.

Robert Plant was often able to chalk up high and low in his undisclosed narcissistic way and wring in all aggressive erotic positions, Jones was and remained the boss. Guitarist Jimmy Page seemed to have a big relationship with the late guitar innovator Jimi Hendrix. In addition to, the well-known blues and rock idiom appeared to be well-versed in the "free sound sector", impressionist sounds of sounds a la Pink Floyd, with which he managed to release fascinating effects and associations.

Led Zeppelin in the old RAI in Amsterdam, with his right Jimmy Page. [Handelsblad / 5/29/720 |  by PETER DE VRIES AMSTERDAM]

Setlists: 

Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Celebration Day, Stairway to Heaven, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Hello Mary Lou, Running Bear, That's Alright Mama, Hootchie Coochie Man, Going Down Slow), Rock and Roll, Communication Breakdown.

Comments

Sjaak van den Burg's picture

Het was mijn 1e grote concert en het beste wat ik ooit gezien en vooral gehoort heb. Indrukwekend en onvoorstelbaar goed en 1 v de mooiste herinneringen uit mijn jeugd en denk er nog regelmatig aan terug

Name's picture

I was there too with a few friends. people were standing at the roofs of cars to get in the Arena.

Great concert. Long ago

Toine's picture

This concert was absolutely great.
The hash smoke in the hall was so thick that it was a miracle the band made it through The Immigrant Song, let alone the rest of the show.

Rick Challker's picture

My daughter and her boy friend just graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and are back in Seattle for the holidays. We were just talking of old great rock bands and I told them of my summer of 1972 when I was hitching around Europe (first of several trips). I had the good fortune of landing in Amsterdam, sleeping on a canal boat ($1.00 or 3 Dutch guilder a night!) and hanging out.

I heard of a Zepplin show and managed to get a ticket. My buddy and I got to the place early and were wondering if we had the correct address, we expected a hall or large commercial place, instead we found ourselves outside an old looking warehouse with many other folks. When the large wooden doors opened we all rushed in to a large open room, with no chairs. Towards the back of the room was a small wooden stage built up maybe 3 feet high and a theater type velvet rope barrier only a few feet from the would be stage. No security that I can recall, we just parked ourselves a few feet from the velvet rope, surrounded by an amazing mix of Euro/international folks and saw the most remarkable performance of my life.

In my life I have not seen many big name bands, due to the hype, large crowds, etc. This was a simple pure and innocent time, to live on in my memory and share with others. I did not know there was a web site for this concert. Be interesting to see if others had the same experience and memories. Peace to all.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

An extremely rare show, this was a warm-up for the US Tour, and a great show it is. Robert's voice is just amazing, and the playing and spontaneity of the improvisations are phenomenal. Celebration Day is wonderful and a really great, fast and furious Dazed And Confused is given to the restrained crowd. Even Moby Dick is short, tight and enjoyable. The blistering encores and the Whole Lotta Love (with some very unique and odd references) finally make the crowd hysterical.

Polderviolin's picture

Mijn allereerste concert.

Gemoedelijke sfeer, in mijn herinnering zaten de meeste vooraan gewoon op de vloer. Later was het staan en wat ingetogen mee swingen....

Vond het wel overweldigend en bijzondere gebeurtenis.

Bizar eigenlijk als ik er nu aan terug denk, nu zijn de dancefeesten gewoon uitbundig "knallen".....overigens heb ik veel muziekclips van 60/70....de pubers van toen gingen nog niet geheel uit hun dak....veel jongeren zittend kijken naar elvis, rolling stones en beatles...

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My very first concert.

Warm hospitality, in my memory were the most front just on the floor. Later it was up and what restrained them swinging
Found it overwhelming and special event.

Weird actually when I think back now, now the exuberant dance parties just "pop" ..... moreover I have a lot of music clips 60/70....de of teenagers then went still not completely out of their minds .. .. many young people sitting watching elvis, rolling stones and beatles ...

Eliane Soaves Eineker's picture

I was there as well, back packing through Europe, and my friends and I in Amsterdamwere wondering "what should we do?" How about a Led Zeppelin in concert? Will never forget, same way as you described, no seats, and AMAZING! Unforgetable!

Albert's picture

Dag om nooit te vergeten. Liftend vanuit Tilburg naar A'dam, vervolgens onderweg aangehouden door de rijkspolitie om dat ik nog een onbetaalde bekeuring had openstaan, en 2 uur vastgezeten op het politieburo van Zaltbommel. Toch nog  op tijd bij de oude RAI aangekomen waar het vervolgens 'n krankzinnige toestand was om binnen te komen: 10.000 man moesten allemaal door hetzelfde smalle ingangetje.en Fiatje 600 dat recht voor de ingang stond geparkeerd werd gewoon overlopen.Weet verder ook nog dat de opening The immigrant song was, dat iedereen op de grond zat en dat je al stoned werd van de lucht alleen. 

 

vince's picture

I was there ,18 years old.One of my first great concerts,it was mindblowing.i saw them 4 times more after that,but this was the best.I will never forget it. Vince.

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