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12-04-2012, 11:20 PM
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Celebration Day (2012), directed by Dick Carruthers: In December of 2007, Led Zeppelin reformed to play a tribute concert in London in honour of the late Ahmet Ertegun who was the founder of Atlantic Records. That concert has finally been released, and if there are any Led Zep fans still out there, this DVD should go to the top of your Christmas wish list. The band is in excellent form. What they have lost technically through aging they seem to make up for with passion. This is not a creaky band of old geezers going through the motions and hoping for the best. This is one of the greatest rock bands in history still sounding like one of the greatest rock bands in history. Their songlist emphasizes the first half of their career almost exclusively, and they collectively seem to enjoy showing off their blues roots, even acknowledging their sources, something that they didn't do often enough in the past. Plant has lost a lot off his high end, but he compensates intelligently and he probably phrases better than he ever did. And Page is phenomenal--his fingers may not be as supple as when he was younger, but it's hard to tell. Certainly, he has seldom sounded better than he does here. For any genuine rock fan, I should think this concert would be a real treat.

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