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Tony Palmer interviewed / Summer Playlists Sorted / Spend, Spend, Spend

29 June 2008 2,146 views No Comment

Did a great phone interview with the celebrated filmmaker and journalist Tony Palmer for a future TBL. Tony was responsible for that fantastic Observer magazine feature in 1975 that formed the sleeve notes for the Earls Court programme.  He laughed when I began reciting whole chunks of that text such is the effect it had on me back then (“Statistics are always misleading….With Led Zeppelin statistics are irrelevant – except that they are truly astonishing” etc) and he had some illuminating thoughts about being with Zep on the road during that period, his various dealings with Peter Grant and his attempts to film the band.  He also told me how he came to be the first national journalist to review Zeppelin (see page 23 in TBL 20). Tony’s major 17 part 1970’s TV documentary All You Need Is Love is out on DVD and is due to air week by week on E4 soon.

Elsewhere it’s been full on with launching the Zavvi summer sale. Forgive me for the blatant plug but it’s a sale you could spend,spend spend in.

On CD amongst the bargains there’s Cream’s Disreali Gears (£3),Fleetwood Mac Tusk (£4) The Clash Singles (£3),Marvin Gaye What’s Going On (£4),Leonard Cohen Greatest Hits (£3) a series of mini box set CD collections containing five albums per set from the likes of Jeff Beck, Rory Gallagher,Patti Smith,Santana,Steve Vai,Joe Satriani,Lou Reed at £14 each, the Quadrophenia special edition DVD for £3 – plus hundreds of other titles to rummage through. Get yourself down to your local store and enjoy the physical shopping experience.

Your wallet will be lighter but your summer playlist will be well sorted.  

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