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The Song Remains The Same (1976)

Planned for a the better part of four years, this is the band's efforts to put document the genuine Led Zeppelin experience.

Recorded at Madison Square Garden in New York City, during the band's 1973 concert tour of the United States. The film premiered on 20 October 1976, at Cinema I in New York and at Warner West End Cinema in London two weeks later.

Promotional materials stated that the film was "the band's special way of giving their millions of friends what they had been clamouring for - a personal and private tour of Led Zeppelin. For the first time the world has a front row seat on Led Zeppelin."

The film has become synonymous with the bizarre fantasy sequences which were intended to provide audiences with an insight into the personalities of the four members. With hindsight, perhaps these sequences haven't aged too well and they don't really add a great deal to the concert performances. However, the performances themselves are just extraordinary, with directors Peter Clifton and Joe Massot successfully capturing the pure, hallucinatory electricity of the band onstage at their peak. 


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