Long time no speak--I've been out of action for a while but have been lurking here every now and then.
Anyone pick up the new Led Zeppelin reunion concert DVD/Blu-Ray yet (Celebration Day)? I'm only about halfway through it, but so far it's pretty darn cool--"In My Time of Dying" was particularly rockin'.
Jason Bonham fills his father's shoes admirably. Page still sounds great. Plant's aging voice required the band to tune down a whole step, sadly, but he still nails the attitude.
JPJ shows practically no signs of age, much like this iconic riff he wrote:
All in all I think the Led Zep DVD released a few years ago does a better job of capturing what they were like as a live band at their prime, but I was impressed with how much they still bring the rock.
Too bad Plant wasn't interested in doing a reunion tour...
The performances on the "How the West Was Won" DVD are jaw-dropping. I actually like that Plant sings a step down on this one. You hear Paul McCartney try to hit those high notes these days and it just sounds bad.
"Everyone wants to change the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves." Leo Tolstoy
I'm looking forward to checking this out at some point. Life has just been a little bit busy of late.
I was definitely aware that the band had to lower the keys of some of the songs. A friend of mine gave me a bootleg of the show and when I heard that I was startled at just how much they had tuned down. I get that time is relentless, and any singers voice is going to change some 40 years on. But to hear it when you have a reasonably good sense of pitch will still make you do a double take.
So, did anyone actually see this in the theater? I know that there were a limited number of screenings of this in movie theaters.
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