Page And Plant - No Quarter Unledded details
|Starring:||Robert Plant, Jimmy Page|
Page And Plant - No Quarter Unledded
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Oct 2004|
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Five-Star UnleddedBy Paul D from Uxbridge, England , 27 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Originally produced for MTV's 'Unplugged' series in 1995, this isn't an entirely accoustic set. Recorded in three sections: live before an audience; against the backdrop of Snowdonia; and in Marakesh, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page take the opportunity to refashion some of their familiar (and some not so familiar) material for a wider context.
The blues and folk influences evident in many Led Zeppelin songs still remain and are even enhanced on some tracks here such as 'Gallows Pole', 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' and 'Since I've Been Loving You'. This latter track also introduces the London Metropolitan Orchestra into the proceedings to excellent effect. These are augmented for the final three tracks ('Four Sticks', 'Friends' and 'Kashmir') by an Egyptian ensemble.
These extra musicians bring a new dimension to the already wonderful 'Friends' while their presecnce on the classic 'Kashmir' offers a fascinating counterpoint to the song's rhythmic urgency.
There are two tracks where Page and Plant work as a duo: the boisterous 'The Truth Explodes' with Page in control of an electric guitar, reverb and drum machine while Plant's vocal powers through. In more restrained mood, 'Wonderful One' sees Page's lyrical guitar work in tandem with Plant's gentle, gruff vocal accompanied by discreet percussian.
The Moroccan sujourn has the aforementioned 'The Truth Explodes' sandwiched between the beautiful ' City Don't Cry' and 'Wah Wah' when the duo are joined by native musicians. These tracks are played out against a backdrop alternately of a quite town corner and the hustle and bustle of a market.
Other classic Led Zeppelin tracks are represented: the titular 'No Quarter'; 'The Battle of Evermore' with Najma Akhtar on second vocal; and 'When the Levee Breaks'.
This is a fabulous DVD packed with excellent music that should appeal to fans of Zeppelin and Page and Plant's solo work. Given the breadth of musical styles on display here, one would hope that this DVD would have a reasonable audience among those not already familiar with the content.
Among the bonus material is a version of 'Black Dog' with a guitar riff more reminiscent of 'Whole Lotta Love'. There's also an interview with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page that really should have been longer and some additional footage shot in Morocco.
For the sheer brilliance of the musicianship here, this DVD is warmly recommended.
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Music at its BestBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 10 Jul 2011What more can I add that has not already been said. Brilliant, tremendous, classy. stylish and above all 'Page and Plant'. If I could rule the World this disc would be compulsory.
Excellent videoBy a customer from Wallasey, England , 17 Jan 2010This is obviously different from a 'Led Zeppelin' video being only Page and Plant, but it was brilliant to watch. Performances by Page and Plant were excellent, there was some very good footage. The sound was brilliant and, you get to see full performances of the songs recorded unlike some other videos. Well recommended.
Page & Plant on formBy a customer from Carnforth , 05 Nov 2008Great film that compliments the album/CD very well. A selection of concert performance footage in a TV studio and outside performances in Wales & Morroco. If you have 5.1 capability at home, it sounds good on this as well. Rent with confidence if you like Zep.
page and plantBy em4llamedos (42 reviews) from Chelmsford , 26 Jul 2008very good as you would expect and almost a travelogue ?
Page and Plant - Legendary performanceBy Geordieboy (3 reviews) from Wallasey , 01 Jun 2008An absolutely outstanding performance from the two Zep front men, a performance I could watch time and time again, definately a DVD that I will be buying to add to my Music collection.