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Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day #2452599 11/28/12 09:15 AM
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Hey all,

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...

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Re: Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day [Re: BenLoy] #2452601 11/28/12 09:28 AM
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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.


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Re: Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day [Re: Richard W] #2452604 11/28/12 09:44 AM
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I might have to check this DVD out, they definitely still have the energy.

As for reunion tours, meh. Looking at the prices charged for a lot of reunion tours, and then what you'll probably pay a scalper, that's my music budget for the next two years.

I did notice that JPJ is using a pick, as he often does, thereby disproving the adage the "real bass players use their fingers".


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Re: Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day [Re: BenLoy] #2452606 11/28/12 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: BenLoy
Hey all,

Plant's aging voice required the band to tune down a whole step, sadly, but he still nails the attitude.


First thing I noticed when I heard some of the recordings on the radio last week.

I noticed Geddy Lee's vocals sound labored on Rush's latest live CD set too.


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Re: Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day [Re: Bottom End] #2452619 11/28/12 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bottom End
I did notice that JPJ is using a pick, as he often does, thereby disproving the adage the "real bass players use their fingers".


he's using his fingers to hold the pick. idea

Re: Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day [Re: rumpelstiltskin.] #2452713 11/28/12 06:43 PM
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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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Re: Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day [Re: Nicklab] #2452939 11/29/12 06:25 PM
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How come Plant's got so much hair?????

It's not fair!

Davo


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Re: Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day [Re: Davo-London] #2452976 11/29/12 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: Davo-London
How come Plant's got so much hair?????

It's not fair!

Davo


Yeah. Some guys have all the luck! Nice to hear JPJ is still sounding as good as ever!


Lydian mode? The only mode I know has the words "pie ala" in front of it.
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Re: Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day [Re: b5pilot] #2453236 12/01/12 06:41 AM
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I just won an audition to join a band called "Celebration Day" - I think maybe we should change the name cuz of this DVD.

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Chick-ed, picked bass on these songs. I'll be re-recording these tracks next month. Pretty cool situation - they have a producer who likes them so unlimited studio and production time.

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