Led Zeppelin Reunite for Concert DVD Release
On September 21, the remaining three members of Led Zeppelin had a brief reunion in support of their upcoming concert DVD and movie. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones met for the screening of the two-hour long concert film, directed by Dick Carruthers, and then spoke at the press event afterwards, in which they addressed questions both about the performance and possible future projects.
The film, titled Celebration Day, is an accurate recapturing of their 2007 one-off reunion concert at the O2 Arena. The concert was in memory of Zeppelin's mentor and Atlantic Records head Ahmet Ertegin, and the film features all performances sequentially. Rather than interviews or other statements from the band, Celebration Day simply captures the concert. For a more authentic – or “bootleg” – feel, the director placed Super 8 cameras in the audience and refused usage of cranes to capture the performance.
Screenings in major cities, ahead of a worldwide release, are scheduled for October 17. By November 19, the concert DVD hits stores.
Aside from their performance five years ago, Led Zeppelin appear to have no plans for any future reunions, be it for a live performance or any recording. As to why it took five years for footage of the concert to be released, Jones said: "Five years is like five minutes in Zeppelin time. I'm surprised we got it out so quickly."
Upon its DVD release, Celebration Day will be available in a number of formats, including a one DVD/two CD set, with Blu-Ray available; a deluxe two DVD/two CD set; one Blu-Ray/one DVD/two CD set, which include rehearsal footage; a music-only two CD set; a music only Blu-ray; a three-LP version; and digital.
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