Saturday, December 20, 2014

# 153: Led Zeppelin in Iceland (1970)

Led Zeppelin in Iceland

1970

Gig on 22. June 1970 @ Laugardalshöll

Led Zeppelin's first concert in June brought them to Iceland participating in a cultural exchange program representing the UK. An audience of over 4,000 attended this concert, running over two hours on 22. June 1970..
Peter Grant did not travel with them and mentions in the UK press that a film crew would document their visit. Despite this plan, only local news footage captures the group's arrival at the airport, hotel and short clip of Dazed and Confused.

"Immigrant Song" is about their trip to Iceland
Lyrics
Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
How soft your fields so green, can whisper tales of gore,
Of how we calmed the tides of war. We are your overlords.

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing. 

Setlist includes: Dazed and Confused, Bring It On Home, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, Moby Dick, How Many More Times, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown.
Source: 
http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/june-22-1970

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