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Countdown to the Celebration Day…23 days to go.

To mark the impending momentous worldwide screening of the Led Zeppelin Ahmet Ertegun 02 reunion concert on October 17th, we are counting down to the day with a daily Celebration Day Newsletter post. This will feature relevant news and updates plus the TBL Countdown Collection – a daily celebration of Zep moments, memories and artefacts.

Here’s a catch up on recent Celebration Day news…


Full details of the Celebration Day multi format releases  have now been announced: They line up as follows:

· 2 CD – 16 Audio Tracks on 2 CDs

· 2 CD + 1 DVD – Concert Film On DVD + 2 CDs

· Deluxe Edition 2 CD + 2 DVD – 2nd DVD features bonus material including footage of full dress rehearsal at Shepperton Studios

· 16 Track Digital Edition – 16 Audio Tracks

· 3 LP 180g Vinyl

· 2 CD + 1 Blu-Ray – Concert Film On Blu-Ray + 2 CDs

· Deluxe Edition 2 CD + 1 Blu-Ray + 1 DVD – Bonus DVD features bonus material including footage of full dress rehearsal at Shepperton Studios

· Blu-Ray Audio – High-resolution 48K 24-bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound

Here’s the official site ordering link –


Here’s a review of the press showing from the Telegraph – by the way if anyone has a copy or scan  of the feature on  the press conference that appeared in The Times last Saturday (22nd) -I’d welcome a copy.


Here’s the official video of the Celebration Day Press Conference:


Number 6 in the countdown to Celebration Day:

Today’s choice is The Most Collection –Various Artists on the budget Music For Pleasure label. I purchased this in late 1973 at Carlow’s in Bedford for 89 pence. This is a little gem –and at the time upped my education of Zep influences overnight. Basically this profiles the work of producer Mickie Most. It includes the superb Page era Yardbirds Little Games (with John Paul Jones string arrangement) and Ten Little Indians (which has early use of the backwards echo technique Page would use on Whole Lotta Love), plus the CCS cover version of the aforementioned Zep classic, plus the man could have been the singer in Zep Terry Reid performing the brilliant Friends (a hit for Arrival in 1970) and Superlungs, plus the soaring instrumental Beck’s Bolero (written by Page) –the late ’66 super group session featuring Keith Moon, Nicky Hopkins, JPJ and Beck and Page where the name Led Zeppelin was first mooted. Not bad for all under a quid!

Until tomorrow……when we will be presenting a John Bonham special posting…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy

September 24, 2012

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  • Martin said:

    Did anyone ask (or do you know) if the proceeds from the sales of ‘Celebration’ day will go to the Ahmet’s charity?

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Hiroshi -mine is a UK pressing

    Gary D – Arrival’s version just edges it for me…Mickie Most talented guy and big friend of Peter Grant

    John – would imagine it will be the same though not sure

    Gary W – I’ll take that copy of the Times!

  • gary wade said:

    still got the copy of the times dave, will send it to totnes towers if you still need it?

  • Simon Croom said:

    Great video of the press conference – glad to see that the guys retained their disdain for the press at times – though Robert seemed genuinely pleased with your question! JPJ was tip top too 😉

  • John Webster said:

    So for me its the vinyl and the deluxe blu-ray edition. Only other question is does the blu-ray audio only have a different sound quality to that on the deluxe blu-ray. Seems unlikely to me but any thoughts?

  • Gary Davies said:

    Ditto. I too have the aforementioned LP. Which ‘Friends’ is the better song? They’re entirely different tracks but both up there with the best in my book.

    I kinda miss Mickie Most….always thought he was a cool dude on New Faces all those years ago.

  • Hiroshi said:

    The Most Collection: I am another proud owner of this collection and indeed it is a little gem. I remember I bought my copy at a secondhand record shop in Osaka city centre that I frequented back in the Eighties. 
    I don’t have it at hand now, but one strange thing I remember is, while the sleeve was printed in Great Britain, the disk itself was pressed in the U.S.A. — how about yours, Dave?
    Speaking of Terry Reid, I caught him in Sheffield in June. He toured Japan a couple of times in 1977 but never since, and this was the first time for me to see this music legend (at least in the Zep fan circle). It was a solo effort of just him and an acoustic guitar, but the way he performed is not so much a singer/songwriter as a blues/hard-rocker that he was. Swaying, growling and shouting all the way through — quite a vibrant performance it was. If he had accepted the offer from Page, they would have turned out to be a very good outfit in their own right. But that’s another story.

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