Led Zeppelin Reunion Set List!
Led Zeppelin have just come off stage, after a triumphant two-hour set, at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at London's 02 Arena. MTV Canada reports that the entire tribute concert will be released on DVD in the not too distant future.
LED ZEPPELIN REUNION SET LIST!
NOTE: Go to the following link for some video clips of the Zeppelin performance -- which actually brought tears to my eyes!
Q107 Toronto - Video Clips of Led Zeppelin Reunion! (December 10, 2007)
Myself and about ten million others were bitterly disappointed to have NOT been selected to receive a pair of tickets to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Led Zeppelin perform -- this is a band that called it quits 27 years ago, with the death of drummer John Bonham. Supposedly a one-off performance, the band's reuniting for the memory of their 'mentor' the late Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder of Atlantic Records, and the very person who signed the band to Atlantic in 1968. Ertegun died in December 2006, and this tribute concert was held in benefit of his music education foundation.
Whether it is truth or mere rumour, Led Zeppelin are in the midst of planning their own Swan Song tour, which is slated to take place in the summer of 2008. I will be there, if in fact the tour does happen.
However, Page, Plant, and Jones have all made comments to the press about the tour possibility, and Page himself had stated that he planned on speaking to the press again, after the show that had just finished. So, the next few days should give music fans worldwide an indication as to whether or not this tour will really happen.
So, let's see what Jimmy Page has to say in the next week or so ...
Here is the set list from NME.COM, along with some brief comments about the performance of each individual song (9:00pm to 11:00pm GMT):
'Good Times Bad Times'
"The set started with a clip from 'The Song Remains The Same' DVD with an American news clip telling of they broke The Beatles' attendance record for a gig in 1973 in California. Simple stage set, video screen behind the band."
"'Ramble On' done in extremely slow, bluesy manner, with shards of electric guitar from Jimmy Page."
"Page wearing dark shades, quite muddy sound. Crowd singing the 'ah-ah' bits back at Plant."
'In My Time Of Dying'
"Page is playing bottleneck guitar. Plant spoke for the first time before song, saying 'Good evening'."
'For Your Life'
"That's not something you get to hear often these days, Led Zeppelin giving a song its live debut."
'Trampled Under Foot'
"Before starting Plant told the crowd it was the band's attempt to sound like Robert Johnson's 'Terraplane Blues'."
'Nobody's Fault But Mine'
"There are huge screen's dominating the O2 Arena, they split into four sometimes, goes monochrome, colour etc...quite spectacular."
"Following the song Plant paid tribute to John Paul Jones, who played keyboards and bass on the track."
'Since I've Been Loving You'
"A bit of a style guide for you, all the band are dressed in black bar Page who is rocking a white shirt. As for the song they gone for the epic version....very bluesy."
'Dazed And Confused'
"Settle yourselves in, we're expecting a ten minute version of this classic... it was. At the end of it of the song Plant told the audience 'On guitar Jimmy Page, just as he did on 'The Song Remains The Same' DVD which was filmed in Madison Square Garden in the 70s."
'Stairway To Heaven'
"What do you think happened? Right! From the moment those opening notes rang out the whole audience went absolutely crazy. The atmosphere is electric. Afterwards Plant said "Ahmet, we did it!"
'The Song Remains The Same'
"A fairly straight version of the classic. The sound is still a bit muddy and quiet though."
'Misty Mountain Hop'
"Plant kicked this one off by praising the job drummer Jason Bonham has been doing, stepping into his late father's shoes tonight."
"Yet another epic, as this song cracks the ten minute mark. Plant introduced this one declaring 'We've got people from 50 countries here and this is the 51st'. Afterwards they left the stage to loud applause. Will they do an encore? What do you reckon..."
'Whole Lotta Love'
"... of course they come back to deafening applause. And it's an extended version of the old 'Top Of The Pops' theme. Then once more the band leave the stage with a visibly emotional Plant declaring:
'Thanks to everybody. Thanks Ahmet Ertegun, this one for is Ahmet Ertegun as we remember the days when Atlantic Records was the best label on the planet!'."
'Rock And Roll'
"Just time for one more, as after two hours the night reaches its climax, and what a stomper to go out on. And after the hype, the millions of people who entered the ticket ballot and the speculation, Led Zeppelin's reunion show is over. A one off? We dearly hope not."
Here's hoping that the band members enjoyed themselves, and the performance came out okay. I would like to see this show be released on DVD, as well as the tour that we have been hearing about -- I hope that happens as well. Page has been talking about a new album as well -- which would be based on musical pieces he has been collecting for the past four years:
"I would like to keep this moving," he said. "I've got things I've been working on for the past four years that I'm proud of. Some of the songs I've got ready are as good as anything I've done in the past. I wouldn't necessarily save them for my solo career."
Begin your prayers now!
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Led Zeppelin - Official Website
Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert To Come Out On DVD (December 9, 2007)
Achilles Last Stand - BEST Led Zeppelin Fan Site!
Jimmy Page Online - Fan Site
Robert Plant - Official Site
John Paul Jones - Official Site
Jason Bonham - Official Site
John Paul Jones
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