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 »
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Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only ... See full summary »
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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 »
For anyone who hasn't heard of Led Zeppelin, these talented, British dudes (who reigned supreme throughout the psychedelic 70s) were, at the height of their careers, the undisputed Gods of Heavy Metal/Rock'n'Roll, bar none.
Back in those days of songwriting glory, Led Zeppelin's concerts broke world records for attendance and their albums sold-out by the millions.
Now, in 2007 (nearly 40 years after their inception), Led Zeppelin reunited at 02 Arena, London, to treat their ever-loyal fans (young & old) to a trip down memory lane as they delivered 16 of their best remembered tunes (including Stairway To Heaven) to an enthusiastically cheering crowd.
With the 3 remaining original members of Led Zeppelin now being 60+ years old, I honestly have to say that I found their performance on stage to be noticeably tired and lacking in any youthful vitality. Even though Plant, Page & Jones were obviously well-rehearsed for this concert (and Plant even got a new perm just for the occasion), I couldn't help but notice that (between all of the robotic, rock-star gestures and posturing) there was a decidedly bored look on all of their 3 faces.
This, in turn, made it quite difficult for me to watch these dudes with any real enjoyment while they (rather listlessly) strut around on stage like peacocks at only half mast.
Anyways - I'd say that this DVD titled "Celebration Day" was at least worth a view. But, personally speaking, I'm one who prefers to remember Led Zeppelin as they were in the days of their youth, rather than as I saw them now as stiff, old men trying (desperately?) to retain an image of who they were 30+ years ago, that has long ago faded away into the past.
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