Friday Night Jazz Rock-N-Roll

Friday, December 14, 2007 | 06:28 PM
in Music

Lz_set I was planning on doing a Jazz post this evening, but the week's biggest musical news -- the one-night only reunion concert by Led Zep -- had to take precedence.

What's that you say? One night only?

Unfortunately, it is true:  Robert Plant, not Zeppelin, is touring in May 08 with album mate Allison Kraus.

As previously mentioned, I am an enormous Led Zep fan.  However, despite having seen a bazillion concerts, to my everlasting regret, I never managed to see Zep live.

This was going to be my big chance. 

To make matter worse, the reviews from the show in London have been spectacular:


Led Zeppelin's Rocking Return  (WSJ)
Led Zeppelin Finds Its Old Power (NYT)   
Led Zeppelin Reunion Wows London (Bloomberg)
Led Zeppelin rocks again in London (LAT)          

MothershipYou get the idea.

While a tour seems to be on hold (at least for now), Zep's album sales have skyrocketed in the UK:  Music retailer HMV also revealed that sales of Led Zeppelin's Mothership 2CD/1DVD, Led Zeppelin’s recent compilation album, rose by 50% overnight following the gig. Mothership was the biggest selling album in HMV stores in the UK on December 11.

And, the rest of the band's album sales were up 500%, as fans snapped up the back catalogue after O2 Arena show, according to music site NME.

When old meets new, you can expect snafus, and this "happening" was not without a curious one: Zeppelin's reunion concert clips were inadvertently pulled from YouTube; It turns out that an Anti-Piracy firm had the Zeppelin reunion videos removed "by mistake." 

As always, videos after the jump.

- Led Zeppelin Official Site
- Every concert set list from every Zep live show. ever.
- Reunion Announcement
- Wikipedia entry




There are lots more on YouTube, but these had acceptable sound quality.

Good Times, Bad Times

Black Dog


Over The Hills And Far Away Music

Jimmy Page's 20 Greatest Led Zeppelin Studio Solos

click for Hey, hey, baby, when you walk that way,
Watch your honey drip, cant keep away




Led_zep_mother_ship Mothership 2CD/1DVD

Led Zeppelin redefined rock in the Seventies and for all time. They were as influential in that decade as the Beatles were in the prior one. Their impact extends to classic and alternative rockers alike. Then and now, Led Zeppelin looms larger than life on the rock landscape as a band for the ages with an almost mystical power to evoke primal passions.
- from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's web page on the band s 1995 induction

Disc: 1    
1. Good Times Bad Times         
2. Communication Breakdown         
3. Dazed and Confused         
4. Babe I'm Gonna Leave Yous         
5. Whole Lotta Love         
6. Ramble On         
7. Heartbreaker         
8. Immigrant Song         
9. Since I've Been Loving You         
10. Rock and Roll         
11. Black Dog         
12. When The Levee Breaks         
13. Stairway To Heaven    

Disc: 2
1. Song Remains The Same         
2. Over The Hills And Far Away         
3. D'Yer Maker         
4. No Quarter         
5. Trampled Under Foot         
6. Houses Of The Holy         
7. Kashmir         
8. Nobody's Fault But Mine         
9. Achilles Last Stand         
10. In The Evening         
11. All My Love         

Disc: 3
1. We're Gonna Groove
2. I Can't Quit You Babe (DVD)
3. Dazed & Confused (DVD)
4. White Summer (DVD)
5. What Is & What Should Never Be (DVD)
6. Moby Dick (DVD)
7. Whole Lotta Love
8. Communication Breakdown
9. Bring It On Home
10. Immigrant Song
11. Black Dog
12. Misty Mountain Hop
13. Going To California
14. In My Time Of Dying
15. Stairway To Heaven
16. Rock and Roll
17. Nobody's Fault But Mine
18. Kashmir
19. Whole Lotta Love(DVD)

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I guess great minds think alike...

My weekend post centers on the "philosophy of Led Zeppelin."

Check it out for some great "philosophy" in Led Zep's lyrics...

By the way, Mothership is outstanding! I "won" it in a music store raffle!

I already have the box set and Mothership is perfect for my car...

Posted by: The Financial Philosopher | Dec 14, 2007 6:35:47 PM

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