A new soundboard recording of Led Zeppelin from 1971 is on the way

A soundboard recording of Led Zeppelin performing in Osaka, Japan on September 28, 1971 seems to be on the way.

Japanese bootleg label Empress Valley has released a new leaflet which claims that the soundboard recording of this date will soon be available.

And a bootleg distributor hinted in an email last week that future soundboard releases are on the way.

Here’s the recent leaflet from Empress Valley which emerged earlier this week:

Led Zeppelin Osaka 1971

We’ve already seen some evidence that a soundboard recording of this show exists.

A single song, “Black Dog,” was released by Empress Valley in July 2016 but no other clips have been released since then.

Here the soundboard recording of “Black Dog” below which emerged in 2016:


The September 28, 1971 show has already been available as three audience tapes, but no full soundboard recording has emerged.

A partial soundboard recording of the next night’s show was released last year by Empress Valley.

Here’s the full setlist from the existing audience tapes for September 28, 1971:

  • Immigrant Song
  • Heartbreaker
  • Since I’ve Been Loving You
  • Black Dog
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Stairway to Heaven
  • Please Please Me / From Me to You
  • Celebration Day
  • Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp
  • That’s the Way
  • Going to California
  • We Shall Overcome
  • Tangerine
  • Down by the Riverside
  • What Is and What Should Never Be
  • Moby Dick
  • Whole Lotta Love
  • C’mon Everybody
  • Hi-Heel Sneakers
  • Communication Breakdown

Listen to a mixture of the three audience sources for the show below:


You can also read about this night on the Year of Led Zeppelin blog here.

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