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The Song Remains the Same (1976)

A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Himself - Drummer (as Led Zeppelin)
... Himself - Bassist & Keyboardist (as Led Zeppelin)
... Himself - Guitarist (as Led Zeppelin)
... Himself - Lead Singer (as Led Zeppelin)
Peter Grant ... Himself - Band Manager
Richard Cole ... Himself
Derek Skilton ... Himself
Colin Rigdon ... Himself
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Some of the footage that was shot but never used was eventually released on the 'Led Zeppelin DVD'. This includes performances of "Misty Mountain Hop" and "The Ocean" (later also to appear on the 2007 re-issue of this film) and alternate takes of "Black Dog" and "Since I've Been Loving You". See more »

Goofs

Prior to the montage in Whole Lotta Love you see Jimmy Page playing the Sunburst Les Paul. Moments later you see him walk to the right of the screen with the red one and exchange it for the Sunburst model (which he was already playing). See more »

Quotes

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

"Stairway to Heaven" is played in its entirely, resulting in several minutes of blackness after the credits have finished rolling as the music continues See more »

Connections

References A Warm December (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Dazed And Confused
Written by Jimmy Page
Performed by Led Zeppelin
Music Published by Superhype Music, Inc.
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Nobody Goes Down Heavier Than Zep!
6 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Basically this movie goes two ways:

1. You don't care about Led Zeppelin and you dislike the film.

2. You're a zeppeleptic fan and you love it. Its so good. The new DVD's are better; but this was all we had for a while and I still cherish it.


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