Three snippets of Led Zeppelin’s August 19, 1971 performance in Vancouver, Canada have emerged online in the past two years.
Two fragments of “Whole Lotta Love” as well as a clip of “Rock And Roll” were published to Led Zeppelin’s official forum by a user who seems to have attended and taped the show.
The most recent snippets, two clips each less than 2 minutes long from “Whole Lotta Love,” were published on June 15 by the Led Zeppelin Official Forum user “spindle”. The second clip features Led Zeppelin performing “Boogie Mama” as part of their “Whole Lotta Love” medley sequence.
“That’s all for now, sorry…” the user wrote in their new forum post.
However, the clips of “Whole Lotta Love” emerged after the same user also published a single clip of the start of “Rock And Roll” from that show on the forum on November 17, 2020.
“I checked the set list for the Aug.19, 1971 show in Vancouver and I’m sure they don’t have it right. My recollection is that they sang ‘Gallows Pole’ and SETLISTFM doesn’t even mention that. Also no mention of ‘Rock & Roll’ but they sang that on the encore,” the user wrote in 2020.
“No recollection of ‘Friends’ or ‘Tangerine’ being played. I missed the first two songs of the set,” they continued, before sharing what they claimed was a more accurate setlist for the show than ones circulating online (notes in square brackets below by LedZepNews):
- Unknown first song [likely Immigrant Song]
- Unknown second song [likely Heartbreaker]
- Stairway To Heaven
- Going To California
- That’s The Way
- Since I’ve Been Loving You
- Black Dog
- Dazed And Confused
- Communication Breakdown
- What Is And What Should Never Be
- Celebration Day
- Gallows Pole
- Whole Lotta Love (20-minute medley including Boogie Chillen’, That’s Alright, Mess Of Blues, Honey Bee, Sittin’ and Thinkin’)
- Encore break
- Unknown song [likely a cover of Weekend by Eddie Cochran]
- Rock And Roll
“I’ve got some work to do to organize the tapes. They’ve been in storage for almost 50 yrs. I’m slow,” they posted in 2020 before vanishing for months, only returning to the forum once and then reappearing on June 15 to share two more clips of their recording.
The continued emergence of clips of Led Zeppelin’s August 19, 1971 show is occurring as a Japanese bootleg label prepares to release a recording of the band’s May 4, 1971 performance in Odense, Denmark.
LedZepNews reported in May that the bootleg label Tarantura is releasing a recording of the Odense show, which is expected to be a landmark recording thanks to the inclusion of “Four Sticks” and “Gallows Pole”.