NealR2000 Posted July 23, 2014 Share Posted July 23, 2014 Sorry if this has come up before, but I couldn't find anything on it. I recall this album and corresponding film coming out. The stories of the problems making them, mostly the film, are well told. My question concerns the actual decision to release them. I'm not sure how much of what I believe is based upon fact, a shoddy memory of mine, or probably a mixture of comments I've read over the years. My take is that the project was shelved due to disatisfaction with footage and performance quality. Maybe not shelved, but put aside while better things were in progress. This may explain the huge time lag between the 1973 performances and the 1976 release. I know there are stories of wanting to add 1975 tour footgage, etc. What happened in the meantime was Robert's accident (August 1975), which put the band on hiatus. Worrying that they may lose their place with no band output, they decided to dust off the project and release it. I know Presence was recorded and released before TSRTS, but that was made (by Zeppelin's standards) in record time, and the decision to resurrect TSRTS was probably made before deciding to go into the Munich studio for Presence. Does anyone have anything to add or correct as to the decision to release TSRTS? I guess my only question is was TSRTS released only due to Plant's injury? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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