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28 minutes ago, rm2551 said:

Interesting Strider. I recall he has said pretty firmly there is nothing left of studio stuff on the shelf while promoting the re-release series. In fact, I found it a bit positive the way he seemed to be careful when saying this - he always specifically said studio material. I always took that to mean he does have some live stuff on the shelf but doesn't want to talk about that (leave that card up his sleeve).

Just to be clear, I was talking about video and/or film footage of the band in the studio, not audio. I pretty much agree with Page that most of the studio audio outtakes have been exhumed at this point…either officially or on bootlegs.

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7 hours ago, Strider said:

Haters be damned, I am looking forward to this. For one thing, I always think Jimmy Page is like the Cheshire Cat when talking about what is or is not in the archives. I think there is a bit more than he lets on, especially in the studio stuff of the band recording. But whatever footage is used, this new documentary is already bound to be miles better than all of the MTV, BBC, A & E and other so-called documentaries of Led Zeppelin that have oozed out over the years.

It would have been nice if they could have planned it better so that it came out in time for the band's 50th anniversary, but beggars can't be choosers.

Well said Strider and I agree. Been a while since we talked. I'm looking forward to this doc so much. Considering the director Bernard MacMahon who released the astonishing doc "American Epic" on PBS and the BBC. This should be great. I can see what Jimmy Page does and say at what footage he actually has. If he says he has this or that, he knows he will hear it from the hardcore fans. He knows how much we want this stuff and I don't blame him for being coy about this.

The other thing, if it wasn't for the pandemic this would have been released last  year in the Fall. It was nearly complete until Covid-19 happened and they couldn't have access to the last bits of audio and video they needed for the film which they got the end of last year or early this year. Glad it's finally done.

Hope I can see this in the theater and at least a temporary wide release or a streaming service like Netflix or Prime which I have. It's unfortunate Peter Jackson will be releasing the "Let It Be" doc only on Disney+ to start. May have to just get the dvd for that. Perhaps, a soundtrack for the Zep doc? Or Japan 1971 as well around November 8th as well for the 50th. Page is always feast or famine!  I think it will be a good Fall for the smart core fans like you and I and many others. Not the whiners and complainers who are never happy regardless!

Sorry for the long spiel but a lot to say! I hope I didn't bore you!

 

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On 8/10/2021 at 6:33 PM, SuperDave said:

Well said Strider and I agree. Been a while since we talked. I'm looking forward to this doc so much. Considering the director Bernard MacMahon who released the astonishing doc "American Epic" on PBS and the BBC. This should be great. I can see what Jimmy Page does and say at what footage he actually has. If he says he has this or that, he knows he will hear it from the hardcore fans. He knows how much we want this stuff and I don't blame him for being coy about this.

The other thing, if it wasn't for the pandemic this would have been released last  year in the Fall. It was nearly complete until Covid-19 happened and they couldn't have access to the last bits of audio and video they needed for the film which they got the end of last year or early this year. Glad it's finally done.

Hope I can see this in the theater and at least a temporary wide release or a streaming service like Netflix or Prime which I have. It's unfortunate Peter Jackson will be releasing the "Let It Be" doc only on Disney+ to start. May have to just get the dvd for that. Perhaps, a soundtrack for the Zep doc? Or Japan 1971 as well around November 8th as well for the 50th. Page is always feast or famine!  I think it will be a good Fall for the smart core fans like you and I and many others. Not the whiners and complainers who are never happy regardless!

Sorry for the long spiel but a lot to say! I hope I didn't bore you!

 

Not at all. :wave:

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9 hours ago, Strider said:

Not at all. :wave:

Thanks Strider and glad you appreciate this. You've always been one of the best I like to correspond with on this board. Great info, tales, experiences and so much more! You TCB as "The King" Elvis has as his motto! It's what my friends and I live by for music and TCB. Just look it up and perhaps you'll understand this and TCB. I know you will!

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21 hours ago, SuperDave said:

Thanks Strider and glad you appreciate this. You've always been one of the best I like to correspond with on this board. Great info, tales, experiences and so much more! You TCB as "The King" Elvis has as his motto! It's what my friends and I live by for music and TCB. Just look it up and perhaps you'll understand this and TCB. I know you will!

Is telepathy one of your super powers, SuperDave? I have been on an Elvis movie marathon since August began. Since Elvis made 31 feature films and there are 31 days in August, the month in which Elvis died, I have been watching one Elvis movie a day in chronological order. Today is August 13 and so I am on the 13th film, 1963's "Fun in Acapulco".

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On 8/13/2021 at 8:49 PM, Strider said:

Is telepathy one of your super powers, SuperDave? I have been on an Elvis movie marathon since August began. Since Elvis made 31 feature films and there are 31 days in August, the month in which Elvis died, I have been watching one Elvis movie a day in chronological order. Today is August 13 and so I am on the 13th film, 1963's "Fun in Acapulco".  That's a classic.

Very cool Strider. I've seen many of these. Do you have the whole series or are you streaming them? It was funny that when my friends and I stayed at the former Heartbreak Hotel across from Graceland on two occasions there was a channel we had that played Elvis movies 24/7. We stayed in the Graceland suite. The suite had 7 TVs and modeled after Graceland including the Jungle Room with a mini waterfall. Very cool. But it's been torn town. Another Elvis hotel replaced it and is more high end. Hope to stay here one day.

https://guesthousegraceland.com/

Mini Jungle Room at HH:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/540009811541205837/

 

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Graceland Suite:

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On 8/15/2021 at 9:08 AM, SuperDave said:

Very cool Strider. I've seen many of these. Do you have the whole series or are you streaming them?

I have a few of the good ones on DVD, some are on Prime Video and the rest are on various streaming apps CinemaHD and Nova.

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On 8/15/2021 at 5:08 PM, SuperDave said:

..........It was funny that when my friends and I stayed at the former Heartbreak Hotel across from Graceland on two occasions there was a channel we had that played Elvis movies 24/7. We stayed in the Graceland suite. The suite had 7 TVs and modeled after Graceland including the Jungle Room with a mini waterfall. Very cool. But it's been torn town. Another Elvis hotel replaced it and is more high end. Hope to stay here one day.

https://guesthousegraceland.com/

Mini Jungle Room at HH:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/540009811541205837/

 

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Graceland Suite:

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Eww, not somewhere I would want to stay, a bit tasteless and tacky imho of course. Each to their own.

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19 hours ago, Strider said:

I have a few of the good ones on DVD, some are on Prime Video and the rest are on various streaming apps CinemaHD and Nova.

May have to check some of these out.

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14 hours ago, JTM said:

Eww, not somewhere I would want to stay, a bit tasteless and tacky imho of course. Each to their own.

HA! I agree. The jungle room looks like something from a bad 70's porn and the suite looks like it was decorated by the Shah of Iran :elvis2:

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So does anyone think completely new insights will be part of this? Or just another "fresh take" on what is already out there.

Personally, I'm looking forward to this a great deal and think it'll be great, and hoping against hope that an as of yet unannounced companion LP release (Bath or Southhampton?) will accompany it.

well, one can dream....

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46 minutes ago, rm2551 said:

So does anyone think completely new insights will be part of this? Or just another "fresh take" on what is already out there.

Personally, I'm looking forward to this a great deal and think it'll be great, and hoping against hope that an as of yet unannounced companion LP release (Bath or Southhampton?) will accompany it.

well, one can dream....

I highly doubt there will be anything new. When Page compiled the DVD all those years ago, he categorically stated there was nothing left to see. If .there was he would have certainly included it in that.

There have been rumours from time to time that a Central Park 69 film was uncovered and Bath was being restored but nothing came of either. I understand these were not necessarily under Page's direction, but I reckon this documentary will be mainly waffle, a few old pics and film we have seen countless times before. It  may be of a slight interest to new Zeppelin converts but nowt to many who have followed the band from the 70's

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21 hours ago, chillumpuffer said:

I highly doubt there will be anything new. When Page compiled the DVD all those years ago, he categorically stated there was nothing left to see. If .there was he would have certainly included it in that.

There have been rumours from time to time that a Central Park 69 film was uncovered and Bath was being restored but nothing came of either. I understand these were not necessarily under Page's direction, but I reckon this documentary will be mainly waffle, a few old pics and film we have seen countless times before. It  may be of a slight interest to new Zeppelin converts but nowt to many who have followed the band from the 70's

I hope you are wrong Chilli!!! I will remain the optimist.

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Regardless of footage seen or unseen, can anyone here really complain about an official release authorized by the band, the first of its kind?

There has always been talk of 3 shows pro-shot from the 77' tour. Pontiac being one, with the largest indoor crowd recorded at that time. Seattle 7-17-77, the one most have seen and Houston from what I have read.

I think it is a matter of what audio or video footage is worth releasing, in terms of quality and performance, not so much a lack of material.

 

A Live compilation album was considered even when they were still a band but they could not agree on the material to use. 

Whether this is what was used in 2003, not sure.

Just Be Happy - this film should bring you joy

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Rob Halford was interviewed about his new book. There were quite a few interesting tidbits regarding live footage and concert recordings. He speculated that Page has a lot of stuff, but all the members of the band have to agree to its release. He intimated that it was Plant that was hesitant to release things.

I’ll try to dig up the link.

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On 8/25/2021 at 4:08 AM, Eyekhan said:

Rob Halford was interviewed about his new book. There were quite a few interesting tidbits regarding live footage and concert recordings. He speculated that Page has a lot of stuff, but all the members of the band have to agree to its release. He intimated that it was Plant that was hesitant to release things.

I’ll try to dig up the link.

He may have various recordings but not multi tracked recordings. Anyway if his balls up of How The West Was Won is anything to go by then I'll pass. However, and I may be wrong, I think in Howard Myletts' book, the author mentions that before the filming and recording of the MSG shows in New York in 1973, they taped a few shows before. Baltimore comes to mind though someone will confirm if that is true.

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7 hours ago, chillumpuffer said:

He may have various recordings but not multi tracked recordings. Anyway if his balls up of How The West Was Won is anything to go by then I'll pass. However, and I may be wrong, I think in Howard Myletts' book, the author mentions that before the filming and recording of the MSG shows in New York in 1973, they taped a few shows before. Baltimore comes to mind though someone will confirm if that is true.

Sure. Although Ross seemed pretty confident. He mentioned a few shows including Southampton. The book is very cool, BTW. He also mentioned Jimmy being a big collector of Zep boots and that he shares his finds with him often.

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Yes nothing new there. Collector of Zepp Boots? Yes indeed. Must be great to hear stuff that was stolen off him in the break in. Japan 71 is in the hands of the bootleggers anyway and we have the Southampton show.

He could release a Earls Court compilation but I don't really care for post 73 live stuff anyway.

Japan would be great. There were at the top of their game at the time.

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22 hours ago, chillumpuffer said:

Yes nothing new there. Collector of Zepp Boots? Yes indeed. Must be great to hear stuff that was stolen off him in the break in. Japan 71 is in the hands of the bootleggers anyway and we have the Southampton show.

He could release a Earls Court compilation but I don't really care for post 73 live stuff anyway.

Japan would be great. There were at the top of their game at the time.

News to me. If there is ever to be an official release, it’s good to hear that Page has the recordings that are often rumored. I’ll gladly take it and I’ve got quite a few of the boots of these shows. 

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There's a tiny clip released here, looks like from same intro portion released by official LZ site/socials a few weeks ago. The clip from Supershow does look better than ever. Have to click on the link to see the clip. Wasn't able to post it directly.


https://deadline.com/video/becoming-led-zeppelin-watch-the-first-clip-from-new-rock-doc-about-iconic-brit-band-venice-film-festival/

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‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’: Watch The First Clip From New Rock Doc About Iconic Brit Band
Venice Film Festival

Andreas Wiseman | International Editor
September 4, 2021 
 

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s your first clip for anticipated rockumentary Becoming Led Zeppeling, which is debuting today at the Venice Film Festival.

Directed by Bernard MacMahon (American Epic) and co-written and produced by Allison McGourty, the film chronicles band members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and the late John Bonham.

The movie will reveal the individual journeys of the four members of the band as they move through the music scene of the 1960s, playing small clubs throughout Britain and performing some of the biggest hits of the era, until their meeting in the summer of 1968 for a rehearsal that changes their lives forever. Their four journeys merge into one as they set out to conquer America on a rollercoaster ride that culminates in 1970 when they become the No. 1 band in the world.

The iconic group is best known for anthemic rock tracks including Good Times Bad Times, Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song and Stairway To Heaven.

Producers of the movie say it is the first time the surviving band members have participated in a documentary in 50 years. Altitude Film Sales and Submarine Entertainment are co-repping sales.

MacMahon said of the film: “With Becoming Led Zeppelin my goal was to make a documentary that looks and feels like a musical. I wanted to weave together the four diverse stories of the band members before and after they formed their group with large sections of their story advanced using only music and imagery and to contextualize the music with the locations where it was created and the world events that inspired it. I used only original prints and negatives, with over 70,000 frames of footage manually restored, and devised fantasia sequences, inspired by Singin’ In The Rain, layering unseen performance footage with montages of posters, tickets and travel to create a visual sense of the freneticism of their early career.”

MacMahon’s debut film, American Epic, won the Audience Award at the Sydney International Film Festival and his musical The American Epic Sessions won both the Audience Award and Discovery Award at the Calgary International Film Festival and a Grammy.

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