One Night In Paris (with Led Zeppelin, not Ms. Hilton)All right – I made it back on line and will stay on line for a while. I hope.
As promised, I dug around the Licorice Pizza vaults in order to bring you good people something to make up for the downtime. What I came up with is a nearly 40-year-old Led Zeppelin concert recording.
One Night Stand In Paris was recorded October 10, 1969, at the Olympia in Paris. According to the notes that came with the file, this recording comes from audio released to radio stations. So it’s like one step up from FM broadcast quality.
Actually, I found the quality of this recording so good, I burned it onto a CD and had it in my car for a couple of weeks. That’s something you can’t say about many live recordings – especially recordings from 1969.
This show took place a little less than two weeks before Zeppelin would release their second album, so there’s a mix of songs from both disks. This short set is heavy on the blues, but, as Zep would prove over the years, they could add a heavy element to almost anything. No exception here. They also stretched the songs out into showcases, a la the 23-minute version of “How Many More Times” you’ll find here.
Good Times Bad Times (intro) / Communication Breakdown.mp3
I Can’t Quit You Baby.mp3
Dazed and Confused.mp3
White Summer / Black Mountain Side.mp3
You Shook Me.mp3
How Many More Times.mp3