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UPDATE 1-Led Zeppelin to release reunion concert film
September 13, 2012 / 1:00 PM / 5 years ago

UPDATE 1-Led Zeppelin to release reunion concert film

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    By Mike Collett-White
    LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - British rockers Led Zeppelin
will release a concert film based on their 2007 charity
performance in London that hits cinemas on Oct. 17, the band
said on Thursday.
    The film, called "Celebration Day" and directed by Dick
Carruthers, was taken from the long-awaited reunion of one of
rock's most successful acts.
    The theatrical release will be across 1,500 screens in more
than 40 territories, followed by an audio and video release on
Nov. 19.
    There will be premieres in London, Los Angeles, New York and
other major cities before the theatrical release, raising the
possibility of seeing the three surviving band members on the
same red carpet, if not the same stage.
    The band broke up in 1980 after the death of their drummer
John Bonham, but despite repeated calls from millions of fans to
get back together to tour and record, reunions have been
fleeting and, by their own admission, unsatisfactory.
    But in 2007, singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and
bass player John Paul Jones, along with Bonham's son and drummer
Jason, took the stage at London's O2 Arena for a tribute gig to
Atlantic Records' founder Ahmet Ertegun.
    It was the first headline show by the band in 27 years, and
according to Cineworld, the cinema chain which will screen the
movie in Britain, it was the most over-subscribed gig in history
after more than 20 million people applied for 18,000 tickets.
    "It's a unique opportunity to savour what is likely to be
Led Zeppelin's final performance," Cineworld said.
    The band, one of rock's biggest acts with global album sales
estimated at up to 300 million, played 16 songs on the night
including hits like "Whole Lotta Love", "Kashmir" and "Stairway
to Heaven".
    The poster promoting the film features a cartoon of a
zeppelin airship against a red sky above London's Houses of
Parliament, reminiscent of the artwork on the band's 2007
compilation album "Mothership".
    Following is the track listing of the upcoming film, which
will last just over two hours.
    1. Good Times Bad Times
    2. Ramble On
    3. Black Dog
    4. In My Time Of Dying
    5. For Your Life
    6. Trampled Under Foot
    7. Nobody's Fault But Mine
    8. No Quarter
    9. Since I've Been Loving You
    10. Dazed And Confused
    11. Stairway To Heaven
    12. The Song Remains The Same
    13. Misty Mountain Hop
    14. Kashmir
    15. Whole Lotta Love
    16. Rock And Roll.

 (Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

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