A soundboard recording of Led Zeppelin’s September 29, 1971 show will be released this month – but it won’t be the full show

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Japanese bootleg label Empress Valley has confirmed that it will release a soundboard recording of Led Zeppelin’s September 29, 1971 show in Osaka, Japan on September 29  – but the label isn’t releasing the full recording of the show.

Instead, the release later on this month will omit many songs that were played by Led Zeppelin that night.

Current information suggests that this new release will cut out nine tracks, including “Stairway To Heaven” and “Friends” which have already been released as promotional singles.

Here’s the track list of the upcoming release:

Disc one (52 minutes)

Introduction

Immigrant Song

Heartbreaker

Since I’ve Been Loving You

Dazed and Confused

Disc two (37 minutes)

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

What Is and What Should Never Be

Moby Dick

Communication Breakdown

Rock And Roll

Information provided by the bootleg label shows that the soundboard recording will be released in three different editions:

  • An “OH-SHOW” collector’s edition box set running across five CDs, featuring the new soundboard recording on two CDs and the existing audience recording. This version will be limited to 100 copies.
  • A Geisha box set which will include two CDs featuring the new soundboard recording. This will be limited to 200 copies.

  • And a standard release titled “How The East Was Won,” featuring the new soundboard recording across two CDs.

This leaflet has been produced to detail the different versions of the release:

The release of the show follows the previous release of three tracks from the soundboard recording.

“Immigrant Song” was released in February:

That was followed by “Stairway To Heaven” and “Friends” in March:

The teaser singles have been released in elaborate CD packages with different artwork variants:

The “Immigrant Song” single had five different covers:

An audience recording of the show has been circulating for years, but so far only the three snippets of the soundboard recording have been made available.

You can hear the full audience recording of the show below:

Here’s the full setlist of the show, according to Led Zeppelin’s official website:

Immigrant Song

Heartbreaker

Since I’ve Been Loving You

Black Dog

Dazed and Confused

Stairway to Heaven

Celebration Day

That’s the Way

Going to California

Tangerine

Friends

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

What Is and What Should Never Be

Moby Dick

Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, I Gotta Know, Twist and Shout, Fortune Teller, Good Times Bad Times, You Shook Me)

Communication Breakdown

Organ solo / Thank You

Rock and Roll

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