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The new TBL magazine issue 34 is well underway in the design stage and due out in February. Once again it’s an action packed affair – here’s what’s instore…

Celebration Day: The Glorious 68 Days

The press conferences, the premieres, the phenomenon that was and is Celebration Day –as told as it unfolded.

Presidential Day – The Kennedy Center Honors

In the presence of Barack Obama – full report on the historic Kennedy Honors reception and gala show.

Jimmy Page goes in through the outtakes outtakes – what’s instore?

As Jimmy prepares an overhaul of the Zeppelin catalogue with unreleased material, we asses just what unheard treats we might be in for.

Ross Halfin on the shooting 02 reunion and collecting Zep

The world renowned rock photographer on capturing the 02 reunion show on camera plus his thoughts on collecting Zep on vinyl.

Let Me Take You to the Movies…

Alec Plowman on the road to the celluloid success of Celebration Day.

Led Zeppelin 1972-3: Their popularity undoubtedly not on the wane – Mike Tremaglio logs the Japan Montreux and UK tour dates 1972-3

Mike Tremaglio tracks the intensive touring period of 40 years ago.

John Paul Jones: In a Supersilent way

Kevin Hewick reports on the Birmingham and London JPJ/Supersilent happenings.

Robert Plant Space Shifting in South America and latest news round

On the spot reports from the Space Shifters South American tour plus all the latest Plant news.

Brad Tolinksi: Light & Shade – Clarity & Percption

The ‘Conversations With’ author art on the of interviewing Jimmy Page.

Plus new Zep gig finds, Jeff Strawman Instrument Watch, Gerard Sparaco CD reviews, latest Bonham news and more…

Current 2012 TBL subscribers will receive this issue automatically  

So there it is…another 32 page outpouring…

Many recent purchasers of TBL books have never indulged in the magazine…now is the perfect opportunity…

So if you are new to TBL –this is the perfect issue to find out what it’s all about because if you love will love this magazine…pre order here now for something to look forward to next month…

How To Order:

You can order the single issue TBL 34 from this link.



Here’s a timely preview taken from Mike Tremaglio’s extensive coverage of the 1972/3 UK tour….this logs the early Zep movements of 1973 including their visit to Oxford’s New Theatre all of 40 years ago …   

 Tuesday, January 2nd, 1973 City Hall, Sheffield, England

Setlist (from 107 minute audience recording):

Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Out on the Tiles (Intro)/ Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Dancing Days, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco),  Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love Medley (incl. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Boogie Chillun’, Let’s Have a Party, Heartbreak Hotel, I Can’t Quit You Baby, Going Down Slow)

 Led Zeppelin returned from the holiday break to resume their U.K. tour, but all is not well with the band.  As K. Strong of the Sheffield Star (January 3, 1973) put it, “Led Zeppelin had their own death mask – Singer Robert Plant pale-faced with the flu.  And his car broke down on the motorway en route to the concert, he croaked.  But maybe the flu was on their side because it cut out the screeching that often distinguishes a Plant vocal.”  Strong was much more complimentary of Page, stating that all agreed that he “was the best thing that ever happened to the group…and is the jewel encrusted throne of this particular treasure.”

The setlist for the show is very similar to where they last left off in London.  It had fallen into a set structure where even most of the Whole Lotta Love medley followed a similar pattern.

Wednesday, January 3rd, 1973 Guildhall, Preston, England – CANCELLED!

 Thursday, January 4th, 1973, St. George’s Hall, Bradford, England – CANCELLED!

Both shows were cancelled due to Robert Plant’s flu.  The Preston show was rescheduled to January 30th while the Bradford show was rescheduled to January 18th.

 Sunday, January 7th, 1973 New Theatre, Oxford, England

Setlist (from 94 minute soundboard recording):

Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Out on the Tiles (Intro)/ Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. There Was a Time, San Francisco, Walter’s Walk), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love Medley (incl. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love)

 The only setlist variation is the addition of Walter’s Walk back to Dazed and Confused (it would not be performed again until February 12, 1975 at Madison Square Garden).

The concert is noteworthy in that there is an available soundboard recording of the show – the first available soundboard recording since the Long Beach, June 27th, 1972 show.  Fortunately, it is the beginning of a trend since there are six total soundboard recordings from the January 1973 leg of the U.K. tour.  In total, there are 27 available soundboard recordings from 1973 –  quite a big improvement over the paltry two available from the previous year (both shows recorded for How the West was Won).

Mike Trmaglio Text taken from TBL issue 34 – copyright Dave Lewis /TBL – Cover photo by Krys Jantzen


Until next time… keep reading -keep listening

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy

January 6th, 2013.

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  • Dave Lewis (author) said:


  • Graham Rodger said:

    Don’t know if any of you glanced at Jimmy’s site on New Year’s day… 2013 THE YEAR OF THE MUSE… let’s hope so. Certainly an optimistic start to the year.

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