Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same

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7.72 h 17 min1976PG
This unique rock concert film experience captures the essence of Led Zeppelin, one of the most exciting and durable rock bands of all time.
Directors
Peter CliftonJoe Massot
Starring
John BonhamJohn Paul JonesJimmy Page
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Robert PlantPeter GrantRichard ColeDerek SkiltonColin Rigdon
Producers
Peter Grant
Studio
WARNER HOME VIDEO
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

4007 global ratings

  1. 85% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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vRödReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thanks for cleaning this up for tru blue Led Zeppelin fanatics!
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great restoration,
the picture is crisp,
the sound is too
That bulge in Robert's trousers, comes out at you from the blue!
I had this on VHS & since I'm a big advocate for scrimping 'n saving I've been viewing this from tape since I first bought my first copy, the ol' VCR is failing so I'm upgrading my library to DVDs & BluRay.
I know that this was definitely NOT captured in HI-DEF, so I'm not going to bother with the extra charge most retailers charge simply because it's burned onto Blu Ray, normal DVD is just fine for me.
There's extras on this 2-disc package TOO, it is well worth upgrading.
OR, if you're a younger fan of Led Zeppelin DO NOT hesitate, pick this up and learn what REAL rock & roll is. Many disrespect 'Zep. for "ripping off" some of the originators of delta/Pure blues music but I cannot & will NOT agree, just as [many other bands, guitarists, acts] did, they HEARD the music & added their OWN style. I sincerely hope all that purchase this package, whichever format, really enjoy "The Song Remains The Same" as much as I do.
Cheers!
94 people found this helpful
J-DogReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A window into an iconic era.
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This product is more than a concert for it contains theatrical elements as well as some footage of the bands personal lives. I watched this on my big screen and I felt as if I was teleported back in time to an era where traveling minstrels were elevated to the status of deities.
Today's generation do not realize what we are about lose. Even in an age of digital music nothing compares to the raw energy of a live concert, especially, from one of the greatest bands in history in the genre of Rock. Plant's enchanting vocals are matched by only a few. Page's guitar playing is known for producing some of the most mesmerising solos ever heard. Jones is a melodic bass player. The late John Bohnam's drum playing is as filled with raw vitality as he was.
This film is more than a concert recording, it captures an important part of the American and European experience and should be acknowledged as one of the greatest films ever made in the canon of film-making. The era of rock gods should not be forgotten. Led Zeppelin and their film, "The Song Remains the Same" encapsulates that era.
34 people found this helpful
John McCownReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Led Zeppelin Rocks
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This video records Led Zeppelin during three concerts in 1973 at Madison Square Garden. The movie wasn't released until 1976. It is worth the price just to see Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham work their skills as one of rock's all time great bands. Many of the songs were from their first titled album "Houses Of The Holy." The remainder of the music comes from Led Zeppelin I "Dazed and Confused ", Led Zeppelin I I "Whole Lotta Love", and of course Led Zeppelin IV "Stairway To Heaven." The only downside are the cutaways. Each of the band members is recorded doing the things that they would like to be remembered for. For example, in John Bonham's cutaway he is seen as a race car driver and actually races a dragster on a track. I gave it five stars in spite of the cutaways. This film is a piece of rock history and if you have never seen Led Zeppelin in concert then I highly recommend this video.
71 people found this helpful
J. GriffithsReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING
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I thought this was a concert video. It turns out to be a mix of unrelated mid eval stuff-videos, gangster video, back stage banter by band and unknown people, there's no music in some of the film and then concert film. Audio is great, most of the picture quality is cleaned up very good. I'm watching it on a 75" 4K TV and I think the original shots are transferred from film. My reason for 3 stars is I don't care for the unrelated stuff. I just wanted the concert.
25 people found this helpful
Bob B.Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Too many distractions from the music
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It is a full 13 minutes before the musicians hit the first lick. We are treated to some sort of mob video, a (probably illegal) police escort through some city or another, some child nudity where the little boy apparently urinates into a creek. Then there is some more gangster violence.
Once the music starts it is punctuated by more scenes of ghouls, horseback riding, gangsters. A very long segment of an airplane taxiing.
The packaging is shoddy at best. There is no playlist, no list of musicians, no songwriting credits. It almost seems like this is a bootleg album.
The only redemption is two cuts of "Stairway to Heaven." The second one seems to be the original audio version, after the airplane takes off the screen goes blank through most of Stairway.
Sheesh.
19 people found this helpful
Michael CasaburiReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Greatest Rock Band of All time - preserved on Blu ...
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What else can I say. The Greatest Rock Band of All time - preserved on Blu Ray. I own the DVD and the Blu Ray is much better . . . in terms of Picture Quality. Led Zeppelin has very minimal footage to gather, so this was a no brainer for me - to capture a moment in time, from The Mighty Led Zeppelin. True Rock Stars in every sense of the word. There will never be another. Just 4 incredible musicians showcased with Fantasy footage and Concert footage.
29 people found this helpful
ClintlgmReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm not sure the BR is worth the extra money ...
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I'm not sure the BR is worth the extra money, the same product as the DVD set, the only difference would be you don't have to change disk half way through. I have both and I don't see any different information from the DVD Set
51 people found this helpful
BamapartsmanReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Zep, nuff said...Just pure unadulterated rock....Put it on your shelf..Like fine wine.. It only gets better with age..
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Its Zep, ground breaking, iconic, too bad the technology wasn't better in the day to record their accomplishments. u must keep that in mind...The video is as good as it can get for the magnetic recording media used in the 70's. If u really want to get the feeling get the vinyl records... u get a really different sound...richer in my opinion...People forget John Paul Jones but he was the brains behind many songs...He could play virtually any instrument and was a master of most. Get it.. admire it and remember when u were young...Nothing can match the 70's for ORIGINAL music...Nobody writes their own material much anymore... These guys did...And were magic doing it...
42 people found this helpful
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