Bursting Night (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin TDOLZ Vol. 053)
Disc: 1 (73:09) The Song Remains The Same, Sick Again, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, In My Time Of Dying, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter
Disc: 2 (62:50) Ten Years Gone, The Battle Of Evermore, Going To California, Black Country Woman/Bron -Y- Aur Stomp, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot
Disc: 3 (73:45) Out On The Tiles/Moby Dick, Guitar Solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown
The Los Angeles concerts are some of the most famous shows in Zeppelin history. The famous Blueberry Hill vinyl LP from September 4th, 1970 was the first Zeppelin bootleg and the original pressing usually commands high prices. The band continued to put on some amazing concerts at this venue in 71,72,73, and 77. In 1977, they played on June 21,22,23,25, 26 & 27th.
Every Zeppelin collector should have in their collection at least one version of each of these concerts which were taped by the famous Mike Millard with the exception of the show from the 22nd which we can enjoy thanks to another taper and is of lower quality compared to the others. These are not only high quality sources but are also amazing concerts with power and energy that capture the lucky audiences who were fortunate to experience what many of us including myself were too young to witness.
Zeppelin opened the Saturday night show with a fast and furious “The Song Remains The Same” and the concert continued to develop momentum. Highlights are a great “In My Time Of Dying” with Plant throwing in some of the lyrics from “Rip It Up” credited to Blackwell and Marascaleo, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “Ten Years Gone”, “Kashmir”, “Stairway To Heaven”, and the closer “Communication Breakdown.”
The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin packaged these amazing shows first as Power & Glory which was a 20 CD box set which contained each show is a heavy glossy digipack and then they also released the individual shows in the same packaging. The title being reviewed could benefit from a EQ system to help enhance the lower frequencies and sounds somewhat flat however you can hear the vocals and all instruments with incredible clarity.
The new Scorpio released this show as Thank God It’s Saturday Night (Scorpio LZ-250677) and although this title is even brighter and contains more bottom end, it also contains problems including a repeat several times during “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”. This is probably one of most recent titles that can be found without too much difficulty. Many collectors rave about Delirium Treatment (Tarantura TCD-YUZUKI-4) released in July of 2004 for packaging and sound quality however I’ve never heard it and this title is now quite rare and difficult to obtain.
Bursting Night is still a decent title and is recommended for both the casual and hardcore Zep fan.