Since their formation in 1968 Led Zeppelin had barely put a foot wrong. Indeed
by 1971 they were being tagged 'best band in the world' by Rolling Stone
magazine, and when 'Stairway to Heaven' from their redoubtable forth hit the
decks and the airwaves that November, many doubted whether even the mighty
Zep could reach any higher. But if '73 Houses of the Holy - fine record that it
was - hinted at the band treading water, 1974 found them begin recording what
was to become arguably the most ambitious, extraordinary and influential rock
album since the dawn of the genre.
And when the fruits of the previous year's labour were released as double disc
meisterwerk Physical Graffiti in early 1975, so began an age in which the entire
world audience for contemporary sounds realised what heights of musical
magnificence could be achieved if this relatively new style was placed in the right
This film covers the development and recording of Physical Graffiti and the year
of its release, live promotion and initial impact, during which Led Zeppelin didn't
just become the most important band on the planet, but equally constructed a
completely new framework in which the style they played a large part in
developing woul thereafter exist.
Featuring brand new interveiws, rare archive, fresh revelations, newly
discovered footage and a host of other features which all together provide for
one of the best Led Zeppelin documentaries yet to be produced.