Friday, 3 June 2016

Led Zeppelin [1969.12.06] Piston 70 (Paris, France) [MP3]

Led Zeppelin
'Piston 70'
L'Ecole Centrale 
Chatenay-Malabry, Paris, France
Saturday December 6th, 1969

View the Concert Programme (On-Line Flipbook):
View the Concert Programme in PDF file:

This show in FLAC file format can be found here:

Master Audience Recording
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Artwork Included)
01. Good Times Bad Times [as an intro only]
02. Communication Breakdown
03. I Can't Quit You
04. Heartbreaker
05. Dazed And Confused
06. White Summer / Black Mountain Side
07. You Shook Me
08. Moby Dick
09. How Many More Times

Over the years, there's been much speculation regarding the validity of Led Zeppelin's appearance at Ecole Centrale's Piston 70 - despite a review in the French magazine Best in February 1970 and a publication of the programme in the book Hexagonal Experiences. The first clue was the photographs of the gig taken by Gilles Château, which were published on the website.

But now, more than 40 years later, there's no doubt that it really happened since this recording has been dug out! A 40 year old master tape that has never been circulated before. It must have a few glitches from time to time, but it's a miracle that it was not completely gone after all this time.

I first heard about the Châtenay-Malabry show through the website of Jean-Claude Bellamy (a former Centrale student who operated as a lighting engineer that night). Having done an engineer school myself, I always remained curious to find a copy of the show, but quickly realized it was a controversial date. But I kept believing in it, and basically always asked about it when Led Zeppelin came into the discussion. I'm finally so glad that I managed to find it and was able to restore it. Nowadays, it'd likely have just been rubbishly ripped onto mp3 and shared onto a blog as if it was an evident download. A shame because such a new Led Zep find is a very big deal. I've spent many hours on the editing just for the sake of all the fans who hoped to hear it as well. -Original

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