Rare recording of a Led Zeppelin gig unearthed at car boot sale

Bargain hunter finds a complete recording of a 1971 Ipswich gig

A rare Led Zeppelin recording has been unearthed at a car boot sale.

The bootleg copy of the audio from the group’s 1971 gig at St Matthew’s Baths Hall in Ipswich, was picked up for just “two or three pounds”.

“I was going through a stand of CDs at the car boot at Portman Road and the guy who was selling them said, ‘You might be interested in this,'” Vic Kemp told the Evening Star. “It must have been recorded by someone standing at the front with a microphone. You can hear [singer] Robert Plant talking to the audience quite clearly.”

No official recordings of the gig were ever made or released, while only a handful of patched-together bootlegs are in existence.

Kemp‘s copy, which is a recording of the whole concert, features songs such as ‘Immigrant Song’, ‘Whole Lotta Love’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’, ‘Rock & Roll’ and ‘Black Dog’.

It’s unknown how many copies of this recording have been made.