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Led Zeppelin (2003)

Cast: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page, more...
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Rhino Home Video
Genre: Music, Music Videos/Performance
Languages: English
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This double-DVD set includes more than five hours of never-before-available concert and performance footage from Led Zeppelin, spanning the years 1969-1979. While enthusiasts have been trading poor quality versions of this material for years, this marks the first archival video release to contain any footage of the band playing live. The main feature on the first disc includes highlights of the band's legendary set at the Royal Albert Hall January 9, 1970. If there was ever any doubt as to the power and intricate legerdemain of Jimmy Page (guitar), Robert Plant (vocal/harmonica), John Paul Jones (bass/keyboards/mandolin), and John Bonham (drums), this performance will silence all detractors. The dozen songs from this show are derived primarily from the band's first two LPs, with a few well-chosen covers thrown in for good measure. One particularly interesting inclusion is Plant's spontaneous incorporation of a few lines from Neil Young's "Down by the River" and "On the Way Home" during an epic "How Many More Times." Supplementary shorts on disc one feature a promotional video for "Communication Breakdown" (with the band miming to a pre-recorded audio track), a half-hour mini-show for Danish Television, a clip of "Dazed and Confused" from the British TV program Supershow, as well as a pair of tunes ("Communication Breakdown" and "Dazed and Confused") for the French TV show Tous En Scene. The second DVD fast forwards to the '70s and continues with a trio of main attractions and a slew of extras. First up is a composite video for "Immigrant Song," which contains some amateur footage married to a previously unissued live version of the song. This is followed by outtakes from the motion picture The Song Remains the Same (1976), which finds the quartet at Madison Square Garden in 1973. The oft-bootlegged 1975 Earl's Court is up next, highlighted by acoustic renderings of "Going to California" and "That's the Way." The last extended set finds Zep during its triumphant return to England in 1979. It would ultimately be a bittersweet affair, as it turned out to be the band's final performance in its homeland prior to the death of Bonham the following year. Extras on disc two include a few interview clips and promotional videos for "Over the Hills and Far Away" and "Traveling Riverside Blues" -- both circa the Led Zeppelin (1990) four-CD box set. ~ Lindsay Planer, All Movie Guide


  • We're Gonna Groove
  • I Can't Quit You Babe
  • 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

GreenCine Member Ratings

Led Zeppelin (Disc 1 of 2) (2003)
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9.12 (24 votes)
Led Zeppelin (Disc 2 of 2) (2003)
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9.15 (20 votes)

GreenCine Member Reviews

totally awesome dvd menu dude by seangrout October 26, 2005 - 6:29 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
I have to agree with spaz fanboy larbeck, these Zep dvd's are great. Beyond the enjoyment of the music & old footage, I was also drooling for
the dvd menu design. Any other menu design nerds out there should take a look. Metropolis DVD did them, and they are inspiring.

Knebworth, scence of the greatest performance in rock'n'rock history by larbeck January 31, 2004 - 6:00 AM PST
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
See part 1 for the first part of review....[BEWARE OF FANBOY MAXIMUS! All rationality is lost with sound of Zeppelin here!]

We have four tunes that did not make to the "The Song Remains the Same" including an alternate version of the single greatest blues song of human history ("Ever Since I Been Loving You"). But it is the Knebworth footage that is the best ever seen - of any musicians, anywhere anytime. Plant shines on "In My Time of Dying". Pagey rips open the sky with "Achilles Last Stand". John Paul Jones's work with the groundbreaking Yamaha GX-1 synth makes the mix ring the halls of Heaven while John Bonham (who I remember everytime I hear thunder) shakes the pillars of Hell. Between "In The Evening" and "Kashmir" it just never great better than this. I fear it never will.

I am seriously considering getting "Led Zeppelin FOREVER" on my gravestone.

The great music of all time by larbeck January 31, 2004 - 5:35 AM PST
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Okay, I am so biased. Fanboy Alert! I cannot be rational about Led Zeppelin. But consider, you pop in the disc and IMMEDIATELY you go the the first menu. This first half has vintage performances from the early days, warts and all. And Pagey solicted bootlegs from the fans to including this package - as Led Zeppelin never really cared much about filming themselves at the time because it was all about the MUSIC, maaaannnnn!

My first VHS tape was "The Song Remains the Same". My first DVD was "The Song Remains the Same". But when that day somes and I score that huge-mo home theater rig and whatever HD DVD format wins the war, my first HD DVD will be this one!!!

Rent it if you have any doubts. But seriously, how come you do not own it yet? I don't think I could be seriously involved with someone who doesn't own this DVD. How could I respect them?

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