Led Zeppelin DVD's:There are many other DVD's on LedZep such as "On the Rock Trail: Led Zeppelin" & "Led Zeppelin - A To Zeppelin - The Unauthorised Story"! (Can you believe DVD's with such naff names and content were made, let alone release to the public!), but trust me, the following two are necessities for even the smallest of collections!:
Release Date: May 27, 2003
2 DVD's - 30 songs - 320 Mins
Exclamations of religious awe are in order. Legendary and long sought-after, this live Led Zeppelin collection is nothing less than the rock music equivalent of the Holy Grail. Quite simply, this is what all the fuss was about.
Given that they were the biggest band in the world, Zeppelin were notoriously camera-shy in their heyday. Their official filmic legacy until now has been just the fascinating but flawed The Song Remains the Same. While this new set presents some previously unseen footage from the same 1973 Madison Square Garden gigs, its real wonders lie in the earlier (1970) Royal Albert Hall footage and the later Earls Court (1975) and Knebworth (1979) concerts. Everything here looks and sounds new-minted, thanks to painstaking restoration and remastering of both audio and visual sources, a Herculean labour of love on the part of co-producer Dick Carruthers working hand-in-glove with Jimmy Page. Trawling through thousands of yards of previously unseen film and unheard tape recordings--some with missing visuals, some with missing audio--Page and Carruthers have chosen only the best possible footage available. They were also at pains to make the segments segue seamlessly so that the viewer is treated to what feels like a continuous concert--just sample the transition from a grainy Super 8 "Immigrant Song" (Sydney, 1972) to "Black Dog" at MSG.
Highlights? It's not hyperbole to say that every powerhouse minute of this collection (some 230 minutes of concert footage plus another hour and a half of extra DVD material) is a rare musical and visual treat. But hearing Page's violin bow work on "Dazed and Confused" in DTS or Dolby 5.1 is an experience not soon forgotten.
The Song Remains The Same (2 disc special)
Original Release Date: October 21, 1976
DVD - 15 songs - 132 Mins
This groundbreaking concert film of Led Zeppelin's electrifying 1973 performance at New York's Madison Square Garden is a magical mystery tour through the band's live gig, as well as backstage footage. The film also delves into band members' personal lives and even recreates their own private hallucinations via animated sequences. A must for fans of the group and those new to the wonder of Zeppelin.
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME presents the very best of Led Zeppelin's legendary 1973 appearances at New York's Madison Square Garden. Interspersed throughout the concert footage are behind-the-scenes moments that supposedly reflect each band member's individual fantasies and hallucinations. Includes blistering live renditions of 'Black Dog', 'Dazed And Confused', 'Stairway to Heaven', 'Whole Lotta Love', 'The Song Remains The Same', 'Rain Song', and more.
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