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The Song Remains the Same
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Writer:
Peter Clifton (writer)
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Release Date:
20 October 1976 (USA) See more »
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In Concert And Beyond
Plot:
A Led Zeppelin concert filmed in Madison Square Garden, New York. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
First watch the movie, then listen to the EP, you decide See more (87 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
John Bonham ... Himself - Drummer (as Led Zeppelin)
John Paul Jones ... Himself - Bassist & Keyboardist (as Led Zeppelin)

Jimmy Page ... Himself - Guitarist (as Led Zeppelin)

Robert Plant ... Himself - Lead Singer (as Led Zeppelin)
Peter Grant ... Himself - Band Manager
Richard Cole ... Himself
Derek Skilton ... Himself
Colin Rigdon ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Led Zeppelin
Jason Bonham ... Himself (uncredited)
Mick Bonham ... Himself (uncredited)
Patricia Bonham ... Herself (uncredited)
Gloria Grant ... Herself (uncredited)
Roy Harper ... Himself (uncredited)
Jacinda Jones ... Herself (uncredited)
Maureen Jones ... Herself (uncredited)
Tamara Jones ... Herself (uncredited)
Charlotte Martin ... Herself (uncredited)
Claire Massot ... Maiden on horseback with sword (uncredited)
Scarlet Page ... Herself (uncredited)
Virginia Parker ... Castle maiden (uncredited)
Carmen Plant ... Herself (uncredited)
Karac Plant ... Himself (uncredited)
Maureen Plant ... Herself (uncredited)
Steven Weiss ... Himself (uncredited)
Shirley Wilson ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Clifton 
Joe Massot 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Clifton  writer

Produced by
Peter Grant .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Day (director of photography) (as Ernie Day)
Phil Parmet (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Arthur .... makeup effects artist
Jim Gillespie .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Lundsten .... sound recordist
Garth Marshall .... production sound
Jimmy Page .... sound producer
Jimmy Page .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Ian Knight .... special effects consultant
Kirby Wyatt .... special effects consultant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Blake .... focus puller
Ian Knight .... lighting consultant
Kirby Wyatt .... lighting consultant
 
Editorial Department
Peter Clifton .... director of editing
 
Music Department
Eddie Kramer .... music engineer: live performances
Jimmy Page .... music mixer: live performances
 
Other crew
Richard Cole .... tour manager: Led Zeppelin
Brian Condliffe .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Renée Glynne .... continuity
Mick Hinton .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Benji Le Fevre .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Ray Thomas .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Steven Weiss .... shoot trouble
 

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Runtime:
137 min
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Color (Eastmancolor) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) | 4-Track Stereo (with Dolby noise reduction) | Mono
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 (uncut) (1991) | Finland:K-8 (heavily cut) (1977) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:PG
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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:
Continuity: In the sequence where Peter Grant, the band's manager, is pretending to be a 30s gangster, two different vintage cars are used in the same sequence. This is most visible by looking at the hood ornaments.See more »
Quotes:
Himself - Lead Singer:[prior to singing "Stairway to Heaven"] I think this is a song of hope.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Since I've Been Loving YouSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
First watch the movie, then listen to the EP, you decide, 6 February 2002
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Led Zeppelin gives puzzlement with The Song Remains the Same by adding footage in between the concert videos of documentary footage and insights into the groups' minds. The documentary footage is more normal and not bothersome, unlike the fantasy footage which seemed to me when I first saw it like different members' hallucinations. Interesting, maybe, but why intersect with concert footage?

It is in the concert footage the film does it's best, however, by giving Zeppelin fans (and possibly even non-Zeppelin fans) a treat of a motion picture with some of their best played and famous songs- The film's title song (my favorite of the concert), No Quarter (2nd), Stairway to Heaven (still awesome the 100th time you've heard it), Moby Dick (to anybody wanting to learn how to play good rock drumming), Dazed and Confused, extended 20 minutes longer than usual by the way, among others. Rock fans in general should also take a look, or possibly just watch the scenes on DVD that make more sense. My Grade: A-

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