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Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

30 November 2005 2,127 views No Comment

Set-List:
Shine It All Around Remix, Freedom Fries, Seven and Seven Is, Black Dog, Hey Joe, Going To California, Another Tribe, Four Sticks, Let The Four Winds Blow, What Is and What Should Never Be, Tin Pan Valley, When The Levee Breaks, Gallows Pole.
Encore: The Enchanter, Hoochie Coochie Man/You Need Love/Whole Lotta Love


Reviews:
This from Andrew
Very Very good audio in Milan… Robert Voice sounded GREAT..the
Alcatraz was completely full, very hot public!

This from Manlio Benigni
People who come out of the concert smiling. Strangers who say to you: What a great gig!, like they’re kids let free in a candy shop. Friends who see each other after years (i.e. since last Robert Plant’s gig). This doesn’t happen very often. Maybe only at Percy’s gigs. Maybe we’re really Another Tribe. Percy in great form shines a light on the audience. He’s even better than in 2003, when he toured Dreamland. He clearly enjoys playing with this group, which allows him to use his voice at its best, including his loud, beloved siren wailings and “B-b-babe’s! He even hams it up on Black Dog, uttering a few lines like he couldn’t believe he’s still singing this stuff after 34 years! Hey Joe is uncanny and wonderfully supernatural, as usual. Seven and Seven Is, is furious garage rock at its best, while When the Levee Breaks mixes acoustic and electric, blues and rock, Africa and Europa like only Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation can do, thanks also to the class of Justin Adams, a great multi-instrumentalist full of talent and understatement, in the tradition of John Paul Jones. Going to California sends shivers through the spines of an audience that “please do not forget that” never had the chance to see Led Zeppelin live after the infamous concert at the Vigorelli Velodrome in 1971, cut off by furious riots between members of the audience and the police. We are treated to a great rendition of Tin Pan Valley, which, coming right after What Is and What Should Never Be, is pure Light and Shade in the year 2005, courtesy of John Baggott’s keyboard effects. A torrential Whole Lotta Love, which grows slowly from blues to hard rock, draws the gig to a close, leaving all exhausted but “guess what? ” very very happy.

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