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2003 (1970, 71, 75, 79, etc.)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Led Zeppelin DVD is phenomenal and beyond expectations; it clocks in at over five hours.  According to the liner notes within the package, the Led Zeppelin DVD is put together to "provide a compelling snapshot portrait of their career as a live band." In addition, to  " allow a whole new generation of people who weren't there the first time around to get a chance to see what Led Zeppelin was really all about. "  For sure, the Led Zeppelin DVD delivers its mission statement.   

This two DVD set that takes one on a journey through their career with four major concert segments, from 1970, '73, '75, and '79, as well as plenty of bonus footage.  

The first disc includes around an hour and a half of early Led Zeppelin performing tracks from their first two albums. This period of their career Led Zeppelin was primarily blues based in their playing.

The second disc contains three main performances and all are priceless. The Madison Square Garden is an extension of their live video The Song Remains the Same.  It is followed by six tracks from their 1975 tour supporting their album Physical Graffiti, and three of the songs are from that album.  The first three numbers show the band sitting in chairs with acoustic instruments in hand, Jimmy Page with a guitar, Robert Plant with a microphone, and John Paul Jones with a mandolin.  They begin with a gorgeous rendition of "Going to California" that really emphasis  Jones varied musical skills with some nice mandolin solos and riffs.   While "Stairway to Heaven" has been heard over and over it is an incredible song.  This rendition builds to a climatic peak with some incredible string bending that will send chills up and down your spine.  

The final set captures the band on tour for their 1979 album In Through the Outdoor.  From our initial overview, the seven song set is electrifying. The  song list includes material from five different albums.  It includes strong versions of two of the top songs from their album Presence, "Nobody's Fault But Mine" and 
"Achilles Last Stand," as well as the most popular track from Physical Graffiti,"Kasmir."

Of the four different major sets included you may have your favorite.  We give the nod to the Earl's Court performance as we love Led Zeppelin's  acoustic music. However, the other three performances are just as brilliant. Depending on your favorite period of their music will determine the one you enjoy most. 

The Led Zeppelin DVD earns the highest grade with flying colors. Not only is the music killer, they priced it affordable.  Many artists charge for two hours of music what they are charging for over five hours.  Barry Small
Grade  A +

   
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The Led Zeppelin DVD contains nearly five and a half hours on two discs played at various times throughout their career.  

Led Zeppelin DVD - Disc One  

Royal Albert Hall - January 1970 (102:00)
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

Communication Breakdown Promo - 1969 (2:24)

Danmarks Radio - 1969 (31:24)
Communication Breakdown
Dazed and Confused
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
How Many More Times

Supershow - 1969 (7:31)
Dazed and Confused

Tour En Scene - 1969 (9:01)
Communication Breakdown
Dazed and Confused

Led Zeppelin DVD - Disc Two

Madison Square Garden - July 1973 (23:34)
Black Dog
Misty Mountain Hop
Since I've Been Loving You
The Ocean

Earl's Court - May 1975 (49:00)
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 (50:11)
Rock and Roll
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Sick Again
Achilles Last Stand
In the Evening
Kashmir
Whole Lotta Love

NYC Press Conference - 1970 (3:27)

Down Under - 1972 (5:27)
Rock and Roll
Interviews 

The Old Grey Whistle Test - 1975 (3:47)
Robert Plant interview

Promo 1 1990 (4:49)
Over the Hills and Far Away

Promo 2 1990 (4:12)
Traveling Riverside Blues

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Jimmy Page - Guitar 
Robert Plant - Vocals, Harmonica
John Paul Jones - Keyboards, Bass, Mandolin
John Bonham - Drums

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Released - 2003 (Recorded live during various stages of Led Zeppelin's career.)
Produced by Jimmy Page
Label - Atlantic
The packing is very well done with two booklets, one for each DVD.  They each include photos and a few words about the performances, and more.

The DVD includes rare television appearances, promotional clips, interviews, behind-the scenes material; and more.

The footage has been 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.

Some release information about the Led Zeppelin DVD is available from Billboard, and Atlantic Records.  

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