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Having seen "The Song Remains the Same" at least 475,000 times in high school, I'll definitely be getting this one!

Real Video preview of "what is and what should never be"

Clocking in at nearly five and a half hours, "LED ZEPPELIN DVD" has been culled from just a handful of performances which were ever filmed during the band's extraordinary lifetime. As guitarist Jimmy Page explains, "We were never really part of the pop scene. It was never what Led Zeppelin was supposed to be about. Our thing was playing live. In that sense, Zeppelin was very much an underground band. The fact that it became as successful as it did was something that was almost out of our control. We actually shunned commercialism, which is why so little official footage of the band has ever been seen before."

Featured are performances from: London's Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, just one year after the release of their debut album; their triumphant five-night run at London's Earl's Court in May 1975; and their record-breaking shows at England's Knebworth Festival in August 1979, just one year before the death of drummer John Bonham led to the band's dissolution. Also included are songs from New York's Madison Square Garden in July 1973 which were not included in "THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME" concert film, the only previously released live Zeppelin footage. Other highlights of the DVD include: extremely rare television appearances, among them a performance for Danish television in March 1969; promotional clips; TV interviews; behind-the scenes material; and even a bit of fan-shot "bootleg" footage.

Visually and sonically stunning, "LED ZEPPELIN DVD" has been painstakingly restored, remixed, and remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS, and PCM Two-Channel Stereo - under the personal supervision of Jimmy Page and director Dick Carruthers.

"Led Zeppelin DVD"

Royal Albert Hall, January 1970:

"We're Gonna Groove"

"I Can't Quit You Baby"

"Dazed and Confused"

"White Summer"

"What Is and What Should Never Be"

"How Many More Times"

"Moby Dick"

"Whole Lotta Love"

"Communication Breakdown"

"C'mon Everybody"

"Something Else"

"Bring It on Home"

Madison Square Garden, July 1973:

"Black Dog"

"Misty Mountain Hop"

"Since I've Been Loving You"

"The Ocean"

Earl's Court, May 1975:

"Going to California"

"That's the Way"

"Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp"

"In My Time of Dying"

"Trampled Underfoot"

"Stairway to Heaven"

Knebworth Festival, August 1979:

"Rock and Roll"

"Nobody's Fault But Mine"

"Sick Again"

"Achilles Last Stand

"In the Evening"


"Whole Lotta Love"

+ Bonus Videos

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that's really impressive, and I'm not even much of a Zep fan (anymore).

I'm one of those nerds who has been waiting for Neil Young to finally clear out his archives, like he's been promising for about 15 years now. I recall seeing a fairly detailed feature in Rolling Stone on it many years ago, and it seemed like it was imminent, and HUGE! At the time, it was supposed to be like, 12 individual boxed sets (!), each covering a time frame with unreleased studio tracks, demos, live shows (some in their entirety!) and DVDs. [Eek!][Eek!]

Now that's gonna rock!

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I think I'll be getting that Led Zep DVD (And that Neil Young one as well for that matter!)

When does it go on sale?

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Originally posted by Dr. Huxtable:

Having seen "The Song Remains the Same" at least 475,000 times in high school, I'll definitely be getting this one!

Me too! I recall one night watching this and peewees big adventure, seamlessly and repeatedly, and 4 of us smoking an entire carton of butts, and drinking a case of coke in one night! Almost died at 16 [Eek!] !!

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Did anyone end up picking this up? I went to Record Runner yesterday looking for the Trailer Park Boys DVDs... they were sold out so I picked up the Zep DVDs instead. Not a bad deal at CDN $32.99.

I've only watched the 2nd disc so far but it's really good. This coming from someone who hasn't been into Zeppelin at all since high school. Song highlights for me were The Ocean, Trampled Underfoot and Achilles Last Stand. Cool to see how they pulled some songs off in concert, with John Paul Jones playing a lot of keyboards and bass pedals. I love JPJ but, god, did he ever have a horrible haircut!

I'll post more once I've watched disc 1.

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I picked this up and it is excellent. I am not the worlds biggest Zep fan or anything, but I am really enjoying each area of the disc. The package is well put together with lots of footage from various years in the bands reign. My favourites so far are the Madison Square Garden shows from 73, and some good Earls Court stuff from 75 I think (acoustic). The picture and transfer are excellent for the age of the film they are using, and I am really impressed with the DTS audio track. Very nice.

I would urge any music fan to grab this. It is well worth repeated viewings/listenings!


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