Led Zeppelin "DVD" announced

This will be of great interest to everyone so I will let the Press Release explain everything to you in full...

Warner Music Vision UK has announced the forthcoming release of the definitive live recordings of Led Zeppelin. Slated for a May 26th release is Led Zeppelin "DVD", a double-disc collection. Long sought after by Zeppelin devotees and collectors, this marks the first ever official release of these rare and legendary performances, which span the group's entire career. Much rumoured and eagerly anticipated, the 2-DVD set is priced £29.99 RRP and packaged with two full colour booklets housed in a gatefold digi-pack with slipcase.

Clocking in at 5 hours and 20 minutes, Led Zeppelin "DVD" has been created from just a handful of performances that were ever filmed during the band's extraordinary lifetime. As guitarist Jimmy Page explains, "We were never really part of the pop scene. It was never what Led Zeppelin was supposed to be about. Our thing was playing live. In that sense, Zeppelin was very much an underground band. The fact that it became as successful as it did was something that was almost out of our control. We actually shunned commercialism, which is why so little official footage of the band has ever been seen before."

Featured are performances from the Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, just one year after the release of their debut album, their triumphant five-night run at Earl's Court in May 1975 and their record-breaking shows at the Knebworth Festival in August 1979, just one year before the death of drummer John Bonham led to the band's dissolution. Also included are songs from New York's Madison Square Garden in July 1973 which were not included in "THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME" concert film, the only previously released live Zeppelin footage. Other highlights of the release include extremely rare television appearances, including a performance for Danish television in March 1969, promotional clips, TV interviews, behind-the-scenes material, and even a bit of fan-shot "bootleg" footage.

A stunning sound and vision experience Led Zeppelin "DVD" has been painstakingly restored, remixed, and remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS, and PCM Two-Channel Stereo - under the personal supervision of Jimmy Page and director Dick Carruthers. The DVD also includes further rare, never before seen footage used for the menus.

Warner Strategic Marketing will also release a 3-disc CD set on the same day titled "How The West Was Won". The material on the three CDs was recorded at two of the most legendary and explosive live performances by Led Zeppelin, at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25th and 27th, 1972.

Here is what you will find on the discs...

Full Frame, 4:3 PAL, Colour and Black & White
DVD Sound Main Feature: PCM, Dolby 5.1 Surround, DTS
DVD Region Code 2,3,4,5,6
DVD Disc Format Double DVD-9
Running Time 5 hours 20 minutes approximately

DISC ONE - Main Feature

  • Live at the Royal Albert Hall (1970)
    • We're Gonna Groove
    • I Can't Quit You Baby
    • Dazed and Confused
    • White Summer
    • What Is and What Should Never Be
    • How Many More Times
    • Moby Dick
    • Whole Lotta Love
    • Communication Breakdown
    • C'mon Everybody
    • Something Else
    • Bring it on Home
DISC TWO - Main Feature

  • Immigrant Song (1972)
  • Madison Square Garden (1973)
    • Black Dog
    • Misty Mountain Hop
    • Since I've Been Loving You
    • The Ocean
  • Earls Court (1975)
    • Going to California
    • That's The Way
    • Bron Y Aur Stomp
    • In My Time of Dying
    • Trampled Underfoot
    • Stairway to Heaven
  • Live at Knebworth (1979)
    • Rock N Roll
    • Nobody's Fault But Mine
    • Sick Again
    • Achilles Last Stand
    • In The Evening
    • Kashmir
    • Whole Lotta Love
Plus much more rare and never before seen footage

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