Posted January 20, 2018 03:33:38 The Led Zepplers biggest hits have always been on the big screen.
But they have always also been in theaters, where the album came out in 1977.
It is here, in the video above, that we see Led Zeppa’s Greatest Hit album on Blu-ray and DVD.
The movie itself comes with a special featurette that covers all the songs and the albums history, with highlights from Led Zepton’s early days on the road, including the infamous performance at the 1976 White House Christmas Tree Lighting.
“The first time I saw the film, it was like watching the dawn of a new era,” says Led Zepps son, Eric.
“I felt like I was at a concert with my whole family.
It was a moment I will never forget.”
The video was filmed by Eric, who was a member of Led Zeep’s first tour and a part of the band’s first sold out show at the famed White House in 1976.
“It was so beautiful,” Eric says.
“You could feel the crowd moving and cheering.”
But when it comes to the album, Eric is just glad to be back on the stage.
“If I’m not playing with the boys, I’m with Eric,” he says.
And the movie is just one of the reasons.
The original version of the film was released in 1979, but the film and the music were remade and released in the 90s.
“This was a very big deal for me,” says Eric.
The band started recording the new version in 1992, but it was too late for the release.
Now, Eric and his son Eric Jr. have been able to watch the movie in HD.
“We were in a movie theater with my family, and we saw it, and it was just incredible,” Eric said.
“There’s nothing like seeing it on Blu Ray.”
This new version is a bit different than the original version.
The new version includes many deleted scenes that were cut from the original film, but still have been added into the Blu-Ray release.
“These were not the first times we saw the movie,” says Zeppler’s son.
“Back in ’75, we were just seeing the film on our TV and we’d always be watching it on the radio and we were like, ‘Why aren’t we watching the movie on TV?'”
But Eric says that watching the new movie on BluRay is a treat.
“To watch it in the theater, you just feel like you’re really there,” he said.
It’s worth noting that there’s a special section in the Blu Ray that is dedicated to the film’s soundtrack.
The film is played at a slower tempo, which is an adjustment that was made to make it more enjoyable for people who are not as old as the movie.
The album itself also has a new audio mix and the album itself is accompanied by a brand new version of Led ZEPTTON’S THEATRE, the band’s live concert series.
“They did this movie, they did this live concert, and this was just amazing,” Eric Jr said.
The music video is also a very different experience than the one in theaters.
Eric said that the band decided to use the new audio in the film.
“When you see the video, it feels like you’ve been at a Led Zeppo concert,” he explained.
“A really good live concert.”
The film also has the band performing a song off the album at a private, intimate, one-off show at their home in Los Angeles.
It features a live performance from the band at the club the Led Zeppers played during their first tour in 1976, where they were at the height of their popularity.
“Our show in the club was a really good show,” Eric recalled.
“For sure, it made it even more special.”
“It’s an exciting time to be a Led Zappa fan,” Eric added.
The next day, Eric Jr says that he had a phone call from his father.
“He called and said, ‘I’m watching this movie with you,'” Eric said, adding that the reunion tour with the band was “going really well.”
It’s been a lot of fun, Eric said of watching the film in HD, and he’s looking forward to it.
“Seeing the film at home is really cool.
We just sat down and watched it and got excited,” Eric explained.
It turns out that this was the first time the film has ever been released on BluRays, and the first movie in a series called “The Definitive Film Series.”
The series, which features some of the greatest documentaries of all time, includes documentaries about the creation of Led Pops, Led Bays, Led Cents, and even a documentary about the band.