'1000 reasons' have made the build up to the reunion hard
[b]Robert Plant[/b] has revealed that the last few weeks have “been filled with a thousand kinds of emotions” at tonight’s reunion show at London’s O2 Arena (December 10).
Speaking after ‘In My Time Of Dying’ – the first time since coming on stage at 9pm, the singer thanked the audience and explained that the build up to tonight’s show has been immense, “for Ahmet, and for bringing Jason into this. This is our first adventure with this song in public” before launching into ‘For Your Life.’
Plant, speaking calmly and very precisely, then also introduced the next track saying: “In 1936, Robert Johnson recorded ‘Terraplane Blues’. It’s been covered by many people, but this is Led Zeppelin’s Terraplane Blues. This is ‘Trampled Underfoot.’
One of the most famous riffs of all time then kicked in, with the screen projections coming from the back of the stage, huge live feed of [b]Plant[/b], [b]Page[/b], [b]JPJ[/b] and Jason being being mixed up with psychedelic graphics and multi-coloured shapes around the footage of the band.
The next track was ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ – long and brooding vocals by Robert Plant who’s obviously really getting into his stride as the concert goes on.
Next track was ‘No Quarter’ and the show is about halfway through.
Then came ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ – introduced by an almost apologetic Plant. “Its hard to imagine how difficult, we recorded so much, it’s been hard to choose things from ten albums. But there are some songs that have to be on there. This is one.”
You can read Uncut’s first review of the show by clicking here straight after the show for John Mulvey’s Wild Mercury Sound blog.
A longer more in-depth review will follow in the next issue of UNCUT magazine out the first week of January.
We’ll have more pictures, reports and fan reactions from the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert online from tomorrow (December 11).
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