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8 hours ago, Snickybomb said:

Yep, and he’s killing a cash cow by not coming out with a ‘warts and all’ autobio like Clapton did.  But, when you’re selling autographed pictures for upwards of $2k, why bother?  I doubt he needs the cash.

Jim doesn't want a warts and all, the questions it would pose, best keep those doors closed. As for the cash cow, maybe thirty years ago but not now.

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Couldn't see this posted on this thread. it's two months out of date, but does seem to confirm the filming was done pre-pandemic, and editing was going on July / Aug. Originally posted on ledzepnews, so hat tip to @Cookie0024

 

From latimes.com August 2, 2020, via ledzepnews:

1:00 P.M. | Santa Monica
It’s a busy day at Paradise Pictures, albeit a quiet one.

Besides writer and producer Allison McGourty, there were just two others in the spacious craftsman in Santa Monica, and they were in a dark room with masks on editing a documentary about Led Zeppelin. Before the pandemic, there would have been others working behind monitors in various corners of the suite. Now, in this new normal, most tasks are done remotely, which means McGourty spends much of her days in Zoom meetings.

McGourty’s day began at 7 a.m., with a call to her post-production team in London. She should have been there with them, overseeing the color grading on the documentary that requires a deft technical and artistic touch. She also should have been able to attend the funeral of a good friend who died recently. But that is not the world she is living in.

Now McGourty was sitting at her desk, which faces a row of open windows. There was a light breeze, and she could see Santa Monica Beach just beyond the tropical plants in the front yard, where hummingbirds are known to flit around.

She called her archive producer in the U.K., and they talked about how they would get the last bit of footage they needed before the archive house in France closes for the August holiday. It’s been difficult to get all the footage they need. The pandemic shuttered European archive houses for months, and now they must rush before the houses shutter again.

Yet another video conference call awaited. The calls can seem endless, but she has noticed lately that people seem to be more respectful of time. There are fewer emails sent, less fluff.

For this — and the fact that she and her team members are healthy, and that all of their shooting was done before the pandemic hit — she is grateful.

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6 hours ago, 76229 said:

Couldn't see this posted on this thread. it's two months out of date, but does seem to confirm the filming was done pre-pandemic, and editing was going on July / Aug. Originally posted on ledzepnews, so hat tip to @Cookie0024

Thanks - stumbled on that article yesterday when I was seeing if there's any update on the documentary. From what I've heard, the documentary producers have spent a lot of time hunting out archive footage. Nice to hear they're being thorough about it all.

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Yes...this is very good news...news on something we know actually exists and not just a hopeful desire to be seen doing something soon statement from Pagey. I always try to apply Jonesy wisdom to things like this and remind myself of his "Zeppelin time" statement. Obviously, the Covid impact on unfinished works is profound...I wonder if these European archive houses are repositories for concert films or something less essential like venue shots of K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen as an example?

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I'll only believe that this will come to fruition once I'm seeing it with my own eyes.

Sadly, I've learned to have 0 expectations from any supposed official Zeppelin related releases.

I seriously would not be surprised if it fades into the ether along with Jimmy's solo album, his desire to be seen playing live, the supposed releases for the 50th that never happened etc.

All that said, I hope to god I'm proved wrong!

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On 9/30/2020 at 6:28 PM, tom kid said:

I'll only believe that this will come to fruition once I'm seeing it with my own eyes.

Sadly, I've learned to have 0 expectations from any supposed official Zeppelin related releases.

I seriously would not be surprised if it fades into the ether along with Jimmy's solo album, his desire to be seen playing live, the supposed releases for the 50th that never happened etc.

All that said, I hope to god I'm proved wrong!

I think & hope now the court case against Led Zeppelin re: STH has finally ended, that we may see some more of those 50th anniversary items and possibly some live releases down the road.

R😎🙏

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On 10/6/2020 at 1:52 AM, Giveroffire said:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8099675/led-zeppelin-new-project-no-tour-jimmy-page-interview

What about this unusually specific reference by Page to the multi track that will be released? Maybe the time has come...

No tour, no shit Sherlock, like that hasn't been obvious for forty years now.

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I know it's an article from 2018...that's why it was referenced. Simply a response to some of the speculation here and on the lawsuit thread regarding material that was planned but possibly held up because of litigation. This sounded a bit different because it wasn't the usual vague mumbo jumbo from Page....just saying his specificity suggesting a multi-track release that was different than HTWWW or TSRTS might be noteworthy... that's all.

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3 hours ago, reesergreaser said:

 

Greetings:

Is there a Planned Release Date for the Officially Approved Led Zeppelin Documentary Film Directed Bernard McMahon?

 

 

No release date has been announced for the documentary, sadly.

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