John Bonham Autograph “The Song Remains The Same” Led Zeppelin Lp. Signed by John Bonham in blue ballpoint pen.
John Bonham Autograph “The Song Remains The Same” Led Zeppelin Live Lp.
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 1973 North American tour. All songs were recorded by Eddie Kramer using the Wally Heider Mobile Studio truck. Later mixed at Electric Lady Studios in New York and Trident Studios in London.
The album was released on 22 October 1976, by Swan Song Records. The sleeve design depicted a dilapidated movie house located on Old Street film studios in London. Which was used by the group for rehearsals prior to their 1973 tour.
Until both the album and the film were remastered and re-released in 2007. There were significant differences between the two in terms of the songs included on each. These differences were as follows:
- The film included “Black Dog”, but not “Celebration Day”.
- The soundtrack album included “Celebration Day”, but not “Black Dog”.
- The film also included “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, the introduction to “Heartbreaker”, the instrumental piece “Bron-Yr-Aur”. (Which appeared on Physical Graffiti) and a hurdy-gurdy piece called “Autumn Lake”, none of which were featured on the album.
In addition, of the songs that both the album and the film had in common. Some of the recordings featured on the album were of different performances from those in the film. Other tracks which were recorded at Madison Square Garden, but omitted from both the film and the soundtrack album. Included “Over The Hills and Far Away”, “The Ocean” and “Misty Mountain Hop”. A comprehensive analysis of the sources of the original album and the edits is available at The Garden Tapes.