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Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (1976)

The Song Remains the Same (original title)
A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with lived music, a bizarre fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.

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Credited cast:
John Bonham ...
Himself - Drummer (as Led Zeppelin)
John Paul Jones ...
Himself - Bassist & Keyboardist (as Led Zeppelin)
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Himself - Guitarist (as Led Zeppelin)
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Himself - Lead Singer (as Led Zeppelin)
Peter Grant ...
Himself - Band Manager
Richard Cole ...
Himself
Derek Skilton ...
Himself
Colin Rigdon ...
Himself
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The members of Led Zeppelin are called back from vacation by manager Peter Grant to play Madison Square Garden. The film is enhanced by each of the band member's personal fantasies (hallucinations?), such as the opening scene (which is awfully confusing the first time around) in which Peter Grant, dressed in a 1930s black gangster suit drives a 1930s black Ford to a house and blasts everyone with a machine gun. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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In Concert And Beyond

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20 October 1976 (USA)  »

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La canción es la misma  »

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(magnetic prints)| (with Dolby noise reduction)|

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The concert footage is based upon Led Zeppelin's Madison Square Garden Concerts. However, the opening of the film, in what is supposed to be the limousine ride into New York City, is actually the Parkway West in Pittsburgh and ultimately goes through the Pittsburgh Liberty Tunnels before cutting back again to New York City. See more »

Goofs

Right at the end of Whole Lotta Love, there is a camera shot from above the band, over the stage looking down. John Paul Jones can be seen removing his bass guitar and putting it on a horizontal surface. Then the camera cuts to a front shot, as seen from the audience and Jones still has his bass guitar around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Himself - Lead Singer: [prior to singing "Stairway to Heaven"] I think this is a song of hope.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

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Soundtracks

Black Dog
Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones
Performed by Led Zeppelin
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2 October 2004 | by (Malta) – See all my reviews

The film must not be judged with today's yardstick. We must appreciate that first of all The Song Remains The Same was probably never meant to be a film but a visual of what a Led Zeppelin concert was all about and even more probably meant for their musical fans and others interested in rock music. I've seen this film several times when I was still a young school boy. By then I was already familiar with the Music and the many variations of the main scores which Led Zeppelin were already renowned for.

I disagree with your correspondent who judged the band by virtue of this film and stated that Led Zeppelin is the most over rated band. There are many musicians I don't mind calling geniuses such as Mike Oldfield, Queen, Beatles, Pink Floyd etc. But certainly Led Zeppelin deserve to be at the top of the list with songs such as Kashmir, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Stairway to Heaven, Dazed and Confused, In the Light, Whole Lotta Love, Battle of Evermore and my all time favourite Since I've been Loving You.

My advice - before seeing the film become familiar with the great songs.


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