Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »
Opening montage features a news broadcast on the evening of 5th May 1973, on Pulse, "Big 13" WTVT, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida, anchored by Scott Shuster with reporter John Jones at Tampa Stadium. Led Zeppelin had just broken the Beatles 1965 record for a single concert attendance, with an audience of 56,800. Led Zeppelin would later exceed that record with 76,229 attending at the indoor Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan, on 30th April 1977. See more »
Well past their prime and minus their iconic drummer, I didn't expect LZ to sound nearly as good as they did here. They play a great song set and perform them extremely well.
One nitpick -- I didn't like the way the director sometimes fast froze the camera for short spurts; ditto for the color filtering. I'm guessing that the aim was to emulate a concert snap shot, but that just looked fuzzy to me. It isn't done often enough to be annoying though. Other than that, the camera work is pretty solid. The film works best when it sticks to alternating between in focus closeups with crowd perspective shots of the entire stage, including the back screen video. Well worth a look and a must for Zeppelin fans.
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