Led Zeppelin (DVD)
|Director||Dick Carruthers and Jimmy Page|
|Producer||Jimmy Page and Dick Carruthers|
|Release Date||27 May 2003 (US)|
26 May 2003 (UK)
|Recorded||1968 - 1979|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock, folk rock|
|Length||5 hours 20 minutes|
|Catalogue||Atlantic R2-970198 (US)|
Atlantic 0349701982 (UK)
Led Zeppelin is a double DVD box-set by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. The recording history of the DVD spans from the years 1969 to 1979 and comprises performances from the Royal Albert Hall in 1970, Madison Square Garden in 1973, Earls Court in 1975, and Knebworth in 1979, in addition to other visual documentation. The DVD package was released in the United Kingdom on 26 May 2003, and the United States on 27 May 2003.
The DVD project was several years in the making. Due to dissatisfaction with the only visual document available in the form of The Song Remains the Same, Led Zeppelin guitarist and creative producer of the DVD Jimmy Page, resolved to compile all remaining archive footage of the band's performances for official release. Due to the deterioration of the original film material over time and gaps in filming, Page put out an open request for bootleg footage for specific concert dates to bootleg traders, some of whom complied. Bootleg footage from selected concerts was then interspersed with the professionally filmed material. Much of this footage was painstakingly restored for almost a year. Some of these film tapes were so aged and fragile, they had to be baked in ovens in order to regain their flexibility. The audio soundtrack was digitally remixed for stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes.
In keeping with enigmatic album covers of the past, and tieing in with the theme of the How the West Was Won released at almost same the time, the DVD cover features buttes standing alone on a sea of desert sand, ringed by a cloud halo. The buttes are the West and East Mitten Buttes, photographed from the visitor centre at the Navajo Tribal Park located at Monument Valley, Arizona.
The RIAA certified the Led Zeppelin DVD at 10 times platinum for 2 million sales in the United States alone (estimated 2.5 million worldwide). It was, for three years the highest selling music DVD in the United States and Japan.
|Chart (2003)||Peak position|
|Norwegian Music Chart||1|
|German Music Chart||18|
|US Billboard Top Music Video Chart||1|
|UK Top 10 Music DVDs and Videos Chart||1|
|Australian ARIA Top 40 DVD Chart||1|
|US Billboard Comprehensive Music Videos Chart||4|
|Hungarian MAHASZ Top 20 DVDs Chart||8|
|Finnish Music Chart||3|
|United States (RIAA)||2,600,000+||13× Multi-Platinum|
|Australia (ARIA)||75,000+||5× Platinum|
|RIAA – USA||Gold||7 July 2003|
|RIAA – USA||Platinum||7 July 2003|
|RIAA – USA||10× Platinum||7 July 2003|
|RIAA – USA||11× Platinum||9 July 2012|
|RIAA – USA||12× Platinum||9 July 2012|
|RIAA – USA||13× Platinum||9 July 2012|
- The Top 100 - 2 June 2003. lista.vg.no. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- The Top 100 - 9 June 2003. musicline.de. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- Top Music Video - 14 June 2003. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- Comprehensive Albums - 20 March 2004. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- Top 20 DVDs - 9 January 2005. MAHASZ. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- The Top 100 - 13 August 2006. pop.yle.fi. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- CAPIF: Led Zeppelin - 10 June 2003. CAPIF. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- RIAA.org Mothership - 9 July 2012. RIAA. Retrieved on 2 October 2013.
- RIAJ DVD Accreditations - 6 November 2003. RIAJ. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- ABDP DVD - January 2005. ABDP. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- ARIA DVD Accreditations - 31 December 2006. ARIA. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- Finnish Charts Certifications: DVD - 2007. IFPI. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
- Bundesverband Musikindustrie: Mothership - 2008. IFPI. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.