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Led Zeppelin: Dazed & Confused

Led Zeppelin: Dazed & Confused is a documentary DVD that was released on April 10, 2012. It is the brainchild of Sonia Anderson, independent filmmaker, whose credits include documentaries on The Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga.

Dazed & Confused contains a wealth of archival footage, both concert and interviews, from early in their career, including the 1969 Danish TV performance up through Robert Plant's years. Many interviews from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham are interspersed with the biographical narration from Dave Kelly.

Also, included are interviews and dialogue by rock producer Nick Tauber, film director & friend of Jimmy Page, Tony Palmer and British journalist & author, Kris Needs.

Steve McNerney provided the instrumental & incidental soundtrack to this documentary. To those "more-than-casual" Led Zeppelin fans, you would definitely take note that the soundtrack contains music that sounds nearly identical to studio Zeppelin tracks, however if you are a casual fan, the soundtrack adds to the exemplary storytelling.

This DVD would be perfect for the casual Led Zeppelin fan, as it gives excellent, commonly-known (read basic) facts about the band and their career that has spanned 40 years, including solo, Page/Plant and reunion eras. The concert footage is pretty standard fare, seemingly been released on concert movie The Song Remains The Same or 2003's DVD.

Although you may have seen the bits and pieces of this documentary separately, you have not seen it organized in this way. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. You might learn something.

-Jeff Strawman
June 05, 2012


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Led Zeppelin History

October xx, 1968 - Led Zeppelin is recorded
October 19, 1968 - Final performance as the New Yardbirds
October 31, 1969 - Led Zeppelin II is released in the US
October 17, 1969 - Bonham is thrilled to play Carnegie Hall where Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa have performed
October 23, 1970 - Led Zeppelin III is released in the US
October xx, 1970 - The press lash out at the band over the Led Zeppelin III acoustic content
October xx, 1971 - Page and Plant venture around Thailand and India after the Japan tour
October 18, 1972 - Zeppelin rehearse at the Rainbow Theater for a UK tour
October xx, 1973 - Each member performs an individual film sequence for their concept film
October 31, 1974 - Swan Song hosts a party for the launch of its UK division
October xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin decide not to tour and concentrate on recording new material
October 20, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same premieres at New York’s Cinema One
October xx, 1977 - Jimmy starts assembling a Led Zeppelin live album from recordings as far back as 1969
October xx, 1978 - Jones and Bonham record with Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios
October xx, 1978 - Rehearsals for In Through The Out Door in London
October xx, 1979 - All nine Led Zeppelin albums enter the Billboards Top 200 -- no other band has ever achieved this
October 10, 1980 - A private funeral is held for John Bonham at Rushock church in Worcestershire
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