TBL CELEBRATION DAY COUNTDOWN DAILY NEWSLETTER – PRESS SCREENING AND PRESS CONFERENCE FIRST IMPRESSIONS…
Countdown to the Celebration Day -26 days to go…
Just back from London after attending the Celebration Day press screening and press conference. Voice box infection or not, I roused myself to get off early this morning for the day’s proceedings ….Where to start…
Some first impressions:
The Celebration Day film, –what can I tell you –it is just astonishing. Brilliantly directed by Dick Curruthers -the multi camera editing creates the feeling of beng right on stage with them… totally staggering –I welled up several times in unashamed emotional awe watching it and you will too.
The closeness of the four is superbly captured. The humorous glances between them light up the screen continually. As for individual song performances …again where to start – Ramble On is just incredible as is For Your Life, No Quarter –tremendous close ups on John’s playing. Stairway…there will not be a dry eye in the house when Robert utters those words ‘’Ahmet we did it.’’….Kashmir – just colossal.
This film is beyond life affirming – it’s life itself – living breathing joyous Led Zeppelin life all up on the big screen in superb sound quality. Totally, totally astonishing.
This is the sheer joy of Zeppelin for everyone to share. I have to say it again …totally, totally astonishing….
Those are some initial thoughts – a full review will follow.
The Press Conference was staged in Northumberland Avenue – the plush conference room was elaborately decked out in Celebration Day style complete with spotlights. Jimmy, Robert and John looked relaxed and on great form. The angered a variety of questions (including one from your TBL editor), with plenty of good humour and there was a lot of compliments for Jason. At one point Jimmy asked if we had enjoyed the film to mass applause.
All in all a simply sensational day. More on all this to follow tomorrow
As you can probably tell I am completely over whelmed with what I witnessed today…for once mere words are not enough –but when you see this film you will know what I mean…
Dave Lewis (tired and emotional)
Here’s a link to the Press Conference via Absolute Radio – my question is around 17 mins in.
All photos – Dave Lewis for TBL
YOU TUBE CLIP OF THE DAY:
Here’s a news clip via Artist News Service regarding the Celebration Day film with a Jason Bonham interview clip:
THE TBL COUNTDOWN COLLECTION: NUMBER SIX WITH 26 DAYS TO GO:
Number 6 in the countdown to Celebration Day:
Today’s choice is Grand Levitation by Led Zeppelin. This is the triple vinyl limited edition bootleg of the 02 reunion concert drawn from an audience tape. A superb collector’s item. Good to hear that there will be an official vinyl pressing!
Until tomorrow…keep on celebrating…
Dave Lewis/Gary Foy
September 21st 2012
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