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 II - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £495.00, $653.40, €584.10 (New Item) (arrived 08-Dec-2021 13:34)on December 8, 2021 at 3:25 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin II (Incredibly Rare 1969 UK first press 9-track stereo vinyl LP on the plum & red label, housed in the first release pale brown gatefold picture sleeve. The label & sleeve both list The Lemon Song where later issues listit as Killing Floor. This copy sports the legendary misprint on side two for "Livin' Lovin' Wreck", which was quickly noticed & almost immediately corrected, with very few leaving the factory) See more info for further info on condition...
- Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy + Band - German - vinyl LP - £45.00, $59.40, €53.10 (New Item) (arrived 29-Nov-2021 13:19)on December 8, 2021 at 3:25 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Houses Of The Holy (Late 70s German issue of the 1973 8-track vinyl LP, gatefold picture sleeve with textured thick card lyric inner & rare intact belly band. The belly band is printed with 'ATL 50 014' with the labels & inner having 'K50014'. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear with a little discolouration to the white inner and belly band & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play. A nice example at an advantageous price ATL50014)
- Led Zeppelin - Boxed Set 2 - German - 2-CD album set - £25.00, $33.00, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 14:04)on December 8, 2021 at 3:25 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Boxed Set 2 (1993 German 31-track digitally remastered double CD, featuring 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! Also includes the previously unreleased track Baby Come On Home. Each disc comes in their own jewel case with picture sleeve & back inlay, complete with a 52-page booklet and housed in a 5" x 6" x 1" glossy picture box)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin DVD - UK - DVD - £15.00, $19.80, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 15:48)on December 8, 2021 at 3:25 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin DVD (2003 UK two-disc Regions 2-6 PAL DVD set, featuring remixed & remastered live performances from the Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden, Earls Court and Knebworth, along with the previously unreleased TV appearances, interviews & behind the scenes footage. Complete with two booklets, the discs are nestled within four-panel fold-out glossy digipak picture sleeve complete with a hype stickered slipcase and remains in excellent condition)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin - German - cd album box set - £50.00, $66.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 15:57)on December 8, 2021 at 3:25 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin (1990 German limited edition 54-track digitally remastered four CD box set, complete with superb illustrated twenty eight page full size booklet including in-depth articles by Cameron Crowe, Kurt Loder and Robert Plamer, along with discography and notes on the recordings, all housed in a 12" picture box)