Edited by Redcarmoose - 10/1/12 at 6:31am
I would guess from this reference chart that it's only out on Blu-Ray audio.
I hear though that it will also be out on cassette, 8-track, Edison Cylinder and 78rpm mono versions.
I think DVD/Blu-Ray (Red Highlight Here) and 2 CD is the way to go as you get the 07 rehearsal footage. Crazy marketing, I wonder if the DVD has the DTS tracks? The completest will get the Blu-ray audio and the vinyl.
All I can say is the 180 gram vinyl from the newly remastered Song Remains The Same is truly amazing. This of course, should sound 2X better!
Once at a used DVD store I purchased only the 2nd DVD of Iron Maiden's second to last DVD release. I didn't know it but all I had was these ugly rock stars talking and flying around in their jet plane. The total concert footage was on the other DVD! lol.
This time around though, and even at their age, the band truly out performs any prior expectations I feel. They look great and the concert is perfectly filmed and recorded. Somehow they just knew how to make the songs both classic and fresh. Jimmy sounds alive with all the new electronics putting his old riffs up an octave and beyond. This was not stuff they had in the day and it seems Jimmy has been doing practice routines in his basement with the new gear. I'm sure he has it all.
I was waiting to hear Roberts voice fail to reach the range required in some song parts. They must have figured it all out before hand as he hit the notes at times then slightly changed some parts which all made it go over perfect. They had six weeks to get into the groove again before the night.
With our entire youth-centric culture getting it's values by what's on TV and in Vogue Magazine, it was a pleasant surprise to find these guys looking good and showing the world once again that they still rule as the kings of hard rock.
Maybe they photo-shopped the 2 plus hours of it frame by frame? They look pretty darn good.
The BluRay will have to wait until the weekend when the wife and kids are out, but the CDs are great...very little compression for rock and sound pretty darn good! Lovin' what I'm hearing on my SR-009s from the world's greatest rock'n roll band!
Ok...first CD down, generally very please BUT there is some high pitched feedback there (quiet, but noticeable) on some songs. Like within the first minute of Nobody's Fault But Mine. I can hear it with my SR-009/SRM727II and my HD800/GS-X. A bit annoying actually. Luckily not on the BluRay video through my home theatre.
I just watched it again and I have to say that it may not have happened with out Jason Bonham. His style is so close to the simple/clean precision of his Dad, John Bonham. I just don't think anyone else could have been better for them.
How many bands from the early 1970s can regroup and pretty much get it down for two hours? I was actually very scared that they would fade. I refused to listen to the crappy bootleg of the concert and I'm glad I waited to really hear it clearly. Of course they are not the same as 1975 exactly, I did find though that the concert gifted me two new favorite live songs. Stairway To Heaven was nailed 100% and may be the best rendition I have ever heard. Number two as a surprise was the powerful new rendition of 1975's Kashmir!
The songs have seemed to continue to develop though the years and slowly change. Every song was played at the original length with no short-cuts. There was no cheesy medley, luckily for us. My 12 year old Niece was laughing at Jimmy Page at a couple of places. It seems he has an almost Albert Einstein look going on. I told her that this was my favorite band in 74 when I was 12.
My Niece said that Jimmy Page looks 100 years old and that it was nice they gave everyone one last final concert. lol
Many of us are on the edge of our seat listening to hear if they even make the smallest change. As listeners we maybe were much better back in the day when we were just happy to simply have the song in any shape or form. I am looking forward to getting more relaxed with the recording and learning to like it for what ever it is, or is not. For me anyway this was never something I expected so it's all an extra bonus. It's basically a thing that somehow worked out to sound like Led Zeppelin and not a bar band playing Led Zeppelin. If you have ever heard 2007's Out Though the In Door by Vanilla Fudge, then you know the scope of how far down the ladder of cheesery these tunes can quickly go when handled different. In the end it is what it is and we are what we are. Nothing more nothing less.
If I was going to play just one first song for a visiting friend it would have to be the 8th song No Quarter. They seem very at home with the mood of this song as well as the song maybe sounding far better than it ever has. It is also the turning point in the set for me anyway, when the other-world-like monster that is classic Zeppelin wakes-up and turns up the heat.
I still only have the original TSRS DVD release. I would guess the new version has the cool extra songs as well as improved sound and image. The remastered CD and vinyl were specifically worked over by Jimmy Page himself, as I'm sure the DVD was.
Even though the band has stated that they are average in TSRS, as they were tired from touring, it is all we have. Put together from the best of three nights recorded in Madison Squire Garden, it's a great show for folks who never experienced them live. In the end I seem to like TSRS a little better than this new film.
The original Song Remains The Same movie was a great event to see. I saw it in the cinema in the mid 1970s. They would often mix it together back-to-back with a Hendrix movie or another concert movie like Woodstock. It was a long running midnight movie too. There was actually a large amount of public smoking at these movie events! Something I don't think you see as much now?