Will This Be Led Zeppelin's Final Swansong ! A Review of The Album "Celebration Day" .
This album is a two CD set, but if you want more it comes packaged in many different ways. You can get just two CD’s or two CD’s and DVD or blue ray disk or you can get it has two CDs and two DVD as well. You also can get it on vinyl to.
This is the concert that was in London in 2007 for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun at London's O2 Arena, it is now been finally remixed and released for all Led Zeppelin fans to enjoy and embrace the great music of Led Zeppelin on these two CD’s
From the moment the first song begins they capture the crowd and never lose them, the lighting and magical riffs off the guitar of Jimmy Page are there, the incredible vocals of Robert Plant are there, the thunderous drums of Jason Bonham (son of the late drummer John Bonham) are there, and the enchanted bass and keyboard playing from John Paul Jones are there.
The live versions of all these songs on the two CD’s are awesome and very beautifully done to breathe new life into these great songs. My ears were delighted when they first hear this live concert on these two CD’s. There was no new songs written for this concert but hearing these live versions of songs makes them sound new. There was many questions floating about if these aging rock stars could still deliver the performance they once did and after hearing this and watching the DVD it’s a big YES from me.
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
15. Whole Lotta Love
16. Rock And Roll
This track list could easily be a Led Zeppelin greatest hit album but Led Zeppelin never put out greatest hits albums. The performance of all these songs is flawless and reminded me of back in the day when Led Zeppelin was young, strong and on top of the music world. But when viewing the DVD you see these aging rock stars that are still able to turn out a great performance of some of their best songs, this is what makes them legends. The songs on the two CD set are all well done and so well arrange that it a pleasure to listen to them over and over again.
I loved all the songs on the two CD album set and will highlight the songs that I felt were what put the shine on this great CD set. Ramble On is a very beautiful and well put together song and I have always enjoyed Led Zeppelin’s acoustic songs and this is one of them on my list of many. Black Dog is a in your face kind of song that grab you from the start and never let’s go till the end, it the kind of song that gets your feet moving. No Quarter is a song I have always love hearing and on this album they have add a very beautiful piano solo that is so awesome that it upgrades and refreshes this song beautifully. It would not be a Led Zeppelin concert if Dazed and Confused and Stairway To Heaven was not preformed, and these updated versions are a pleasure to listen to has that raw energy explodes into sound bites has each song grabs you by the ears and never lets you go. And now on to my favorite Led Zeppelin song which is Kashmir, when I heard this song on this album it made my ears have an orgasm and I was searching for a cigarette and I don’t even smoke, and that should pretty much tell you how much I loved this version of Kashmir !!! The concert ends with two great songs, Whole Lotta Love and Rock And Roll. I could not have picked two better songs to knock the socks off everyone at the concert, the high raw energy flowed within both of these songs to end a awesome and magnificent night of Led Zeppelin music.
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin will make a rare appearance together on "Late Show with David Letterman" on December 3, 2012.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones will drop in on the late-night show for an interview. This would be worth watching for any hard core Led Zeppelin fan, because an interview with any member of Led Zeppelin is a rare thing.
You will never see Led Zeppelin like this again…….You will never see Led Zeppelin again. When asked at the press conference to announce the release of "Celebration Day" if this would spark a Led Zeppelin reunion Jimmy Page said that in the time span of when the concert was and when "Celebration Day" is being released, if it was going to happen it would have happen already. Is this the end for Led Zeppelin? If so than it has been an amazing adventure and a beautiful ending to a very successful and rewarding career for these four men that made up Led Zeppelin. And showered the world with their blues infused rock n’ roll music for all to enjoy. Thanks Led Zeppelin!
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