LED ZEPPELIN: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, ENGLAND 1970 PART 3 OF 6
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" & "VHS," a double-disc and double-cassette 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 the 2-VHS set £24.99 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" & "VHS" 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.