Here's Led Zeppelin Playing "When the Levee Breaks" Live in 1975: Listen

Here's Led Zeppelin Playing "When the Levee Breaks" Live in 1975: Listen

A recording of Zeppelin playing in Minnesota that popped up last May has been making the rounds.
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Rare audio of Led Zeppelin playing their classic "When the Levee Breaks" live in Bloomington Minnesota on January 18, 1975 has surfaced online.

The song despite being a favourite was seldom recreated live and existed as a studio classic, one that closed out their best selling IV. Many presume this has to do with the sonic identity achieved at Headley Grange including the reverb on John Bonham's drum set, now immortalized and sampled famously. According to Setlist.FM, the classic heavy blues manifesto has only been played six times, five of which were performed in January 1975, the last of which was played at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 with Neil Young. Audio posted in May of last year has currently been trending partly due to the fact of John Paul Jones recreating the song with his own band of 17 notable musicians including Derek Trucks and Stephen Perkins for the Song Around the World Initiative.

Despite a fruitful underground market and their reputation as the finest live band of their time, Led Zeppelin have never received an official bootleg series and their live albums with their original lineup consist of just: The Song Remains the Same, BBC Sessions, and How the West Was Won. Here's to hoping for one.

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Rare audio of Led Zeppelin playing their classic "When the Levee Breaks" live in Bloomington Minnesota on January 18, 1975 has surfaced online.

The song despite being a favourite was seldom recreated live and existed as a studio classic, one that closed out their best selling IV. Many presume this has to do with the sonic identity achieved at Headley Grange including the reverb on John Bonham's drum set, now immortalized and sampled famously. According to Setlist.FM, the classic heavy blues manifesto has only been played six times, five of which were performed in January 1975, the last of which was played at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 with Neil Young. Audio posted in May of last year has currently been trending partly due to the fact of John Paul Jones recreating the song with his own band of 17 notable musicians including Derek Trucks and Stephen Perkins for the Song Around the World Initiative.

Despite a fruitful underground market and their reputation as the finest live band of their time, Led Zeppelin have never received an official bootleg series and their live albums with their original lineup consist of just: The Song Remains the Same, BBC Sessions, and How the West Was Won. Here's to hoping for one.

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