Sound — 10
Filmed at the band's prime, Zep are together as a whole, and deliver a sense of true musical force. Both the metal Zeppelin and the blues Zeppelin come together in one truly awe-inspiring sound. Page shows the true extent of his talent, from using a violin bow during Dazed And Confused, to the raw force behind Black Dog, all climaxing during one of his greatest performances, Stairway To Heaven. A must-have for any for of Zeppelin, or rock music as a whole.
Content — 9
This film features an odd combination of live concert footage and fantasy sequences that may seem strange at first. Also features a very odd, mob-related opening. The song list: 01. Rock And Roll - good as an opener, although Plant has sounded better. 02. Black Dog - very good overall. 03. Since I've Been Loving You - good, although doesn't shine above other tracks. 04. No Quarter - overall, very good, and one of my favorite performances. 05. The Song Remains The Same - also very good. 06. Rain Song - good, just what you'd expect. 07. Dazed And Confused - around 25 minutes long with an odd fantasy sequence in the middle in which Page meets father time on a mountaintop. 08. Stairway To Heaven - definitely the best song on the DVD (and I personally think the studio recording isn't all too spectacular). Page uses a double-necked SG, and improvises the solo, which I excells the one on IV. 09. Moby Dick - features an amazing drum solo by Bonham. 10. Heartbreaker - shows the strength of the band as a whole. 11. Whole Lotta Love - a great closer, and gives a sense of a "grand finale". No extra features besides the movie trailer, but all in all very good.
Production Quality — 9
Sound quality is great for today's standards, not to mention 1976! Some neat camera tricks are used, as evident it Page's solo during Stairway. These camera effects were obviously very trendy at the time, and have a "retro" feel to them. The entire production contributes to the feeling that you are one of the LedHeads standing in the crowd.
Overall Impression — 9
I, owning many concert DVDs ranging from The Who to Bon Jovi to Queen, must say that this is my favorite. Had this been stolen, I would ush to the video store to buy another copy. Yes, many of the fantasy sequences were unnecessary, but they contribute to the overall feel of the film. I strongly recommend that any fan of Zep, classic rock, or music in general purchase this film, now. That's not a suggestion, that's a command. Okay, it is a suggestion. And I suggest you rush to the video store.