On February 25, 1972, Led Zeppelin played the third show of a six-date Australasian tour, at Western Springs Stadium, a venue in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland.
Standing near the front was 20-year-old photographer Lloyd Godman, armed with an 8mm movie camera, who managed to capture some footage of the band in full flow. He then consigned the film to his shed, where it lay undisturbed for the best part of half a century.
“I knew I had this roll of film in the shed so I sent it off to get digitised,” Godman tells the New Zealand Herald. “I knew there was band stuff on it but I didn’t know what it was. It came back and there was the Zeppelin film.”
The five minutes of film may be quite murky, but a Zeppelin archivist in the US was able to synch the footage to sound recordings from the event, and the results were premiered yesterday on the LedZepFilm YouTube channel.
Among the snippets of tracks played in the film are Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed And Confused, Rock And Roll and Whole Lotta Love.
“[My reaction was] really one of joy,” says Godman, “because, of the still photographs I took, I only ended up with six shots, which were really the rejects because the promoter had picked through the best of them and they just disappeared. So finding this was like finding gold really.”
He continues: “It’s really timeless music, some of that stuff. It’s so powerful and I think the combination of musicians that came together to form the group – it was just like a giant cyclone.
“The way a cyclone’s formed is, you know, all the energy was there – it just came together and it just formed into this amazing vortex that not only carried them along but carried everybody else along as well.”
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- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III - 2nd - German Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £175.00, $213.50, €206.50 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2022 14:36)on May 16, 2022 at 12:22 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin III (Rare 1970 UK 10-track stereo LP on the plum & red Atlantic label without Peter Grant credit & 'Celebration Day' listed as just 'Celebration', German printed fully laminated gatefold picture sleeve with rotating picture wheel in fully working order. This is the first issue with 'Do What Thou Wilt' and 'So Mote It Be' hand-scratched into the dead wax/matrix area. The sleeve is Excellent with some mild scuffing & light cosmetic wear. The vinyl has been professionally cleaned & grades Excellent with very little evidence of play)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - UK - CD album - £4.99, $6.09, €5.89 (New Item) (arrived 09-May-2022 09:21)on May 16, 2022 at 12:22 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin II (1994 German 9-track digitally remastered CD issue of their their 1969 second album which was produced by Jimmy Page with Eddie Kramer on mixing duties, including Heartbreaker, Ramble On, drum workout Moby Dick andthe ever-popular Whole Lotta Love. The disc looks barely played and comes housed in a jewel case with the fold-out picture sleeve inlay)
- Led Zeppelin - Boxed Set 2 - German - 2-CD album set - £25.00, $30.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2022 10:11)on May 16, 2022 at 12:22 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Boxed Set 2 (1993 German 31-track digitally remastered double CD comprising material from the nine studio albums released to compliment the 'Remasters - Boxed Set 1', with yet more great songs that weren't released on the first set plus the previously unreleased recording 'Baby Come On Home'. Both discs look barely played inside its own jewel case with individual picture sleeve inlays and comes complete with the 52-page booklet, all housed in a 5" x 6" x 1" glossy picturebox)
- Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings - US - cd album box set - £125.00, $152.50, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2022 10:52)on May 16, 2022 at 12:22 pm
LED ZEPPELIN The Complete Studio Recordings (1993 US limited edition TEN CD box set featuring all nine studio albums as originally sequenced and digitally remastered by Jimmy Page & George Marino at Sterling Studio in New York plus four bonus tracks. The ten discs are paired up in five hardback book style digipak picture sleeves featuring the original album artwork inside together within an extensive booklet featuring details about the band with lots of great black and white and colour images, housed together in the 6" x 5.5" x 4.5" square picture box which retains its opened hype-stickered shrinkwrap)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - Italian - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2022 09:28)on May 16, 2022 at 12:22 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin II (Circa 1978 Italian issue of the 1969 9-track stereo LP on a green & red Atlantic label with the bottom perimeter label print stating 'Made In Italy by WEA Italiana' and with the 'W' logo, and with 'The Lemon Song'credit on both the label & sleeve. The gatefold picture sleeve displays some light general wear and has some foxing inside, the vinyl remains in a really nice condition with just light signs of play, the first we have ever seen!)