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Led Zeppelin 2,
This review is from: Celebration Day (Deluxe Edition 2CD, 1 Blu-Ray, 1 DVD (CD sized digipak) (Audio CD)
A few weeks back, in anticipation of the DVD, I watched their press conference to kick off the release of the film. Robert waxed poetically, as only he can, about the physical and mental demands they were under playing in front of an audience. He talked about how important it was to get everything, down to the set list, right. He finished up by saying how proud, relieved and exhausted they were after their performance. They have every reason to feel that way.
I've seen plenty of bootleg footage so I wasn't completely blindsided. Watching Youtube clips made with an iPhone is no comparison to Blu Ray and Surround Sound. As usual, it's tough to believe four guys are making all that noise. Robert defiantly delivered. John Paul Jones was steadfast and immaculate. Jason Bonham blended right in, but isn't the force his father was. But who is? Jimmy, ever the virtuoso, stole the show. Every note, impeccable and precise. There isn't anybody cooler than Jimmy Page. Standout tracks for me...In My Time of Dying, Nobody's Fault But Mine, and The Song Remains the Same.
If you still think Robert Plant owes you something because he doesn't want to travel the globe signing songs he sang 40 years ago, it's time to let it go. Get the DVD. They wouldn't sound or look better if you were sitting in the front row at Madison Square Garden.
*After watching and listening steadily for a week and a half I feel obligated to update Jason Bonham's performance from "blended right in" to the perfect guy for the job.