“Fathom Events Classic Music Series: Led Zeppelin” was the second event in Fathom’s cinema exclusive series and it was a worthwhile viewing (one-night on Monday, March 30), even if it did not show any original footage. In fact, the footage is taken from the band’s "Led Zeppelin" DVD release (New York’s Madison Square Garden in July 1973, London’s Earl’s Court in May 1975, and England’s Knebworth Festival in August 1979). However, the event did give a much needed full-screen experience for the Zeppelin fan.
Zeppelin fans know the footage taken from the 2003 DVD release. Jimmy Page had spent a lot of time on its production. But to experience it on the big screen with big speakers is well worth the price of admission. And the likes of “Misty Mountain Hop,” “Nobody's Fault But Mine” and, yes, “Stairway To Heaven” (gotta love Page playing the classic song on the double-neck guitar) came over the best.
Online feedback has been mixed about sound quality at select theaters. Problem is: it really does depend on the theater. Newer is truer when it comes to movie theaters, and that’s the best way to choose. The Zeppelin footage itself is solid.
In the end, “Classic Music Series: Led Zeppelin” will keep the rock fan hoping for Fathom Events next part of this series.
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