Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains The Same – from Definitive Collection Box Set (Mini LP Replica; Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered)

The Song Remains the Same is the soundtrack live album of the film of the same name. The album was originally released in 1976, before being remastered and re-issued in 2007.

The recording of the album and the film took place during three nights of concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden, during the band’s US tour in 1973.  The Song Remains The Same soundtrack album was reissued on CD on 20 November 2007, with the surviving band members having overseen the remixing and remastering of the original release. This coincided with the re-issue of the film, released on HD-DVD, Blu-Ray and DVD. The new version of the soundtrack included six songs that were not on the original album release: “Black Dog”, “Over The Hills And Far Away”, “Misty Mountain Hop”, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “The Ocean” and “Heartbreaker”, plus new liner notes by Cameron Crowe.

Upon its initial release in 1976, the album received some poor reviews, with some critics considering it to be over-produced and lumbering. The band themselves expressed a lack of fondness for the recording. Page has admitted that the end product was hardly the best representation of Led Zeppelin as a live band.  In contrast, the 2007 reissued version received generally much more positive reviews where the sound was vastly improved.

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