Celebration Day

~ Release group by Led Zeppelin

Annotation

Live At O2 Arena in London On December 10, 2007

Annotation last modified on 2012-11-22 09:56 .

Album + Live

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Celebration Day 2×CD + DVD 8 + 8 + 16 Rhino (reissue label) 8122-79688-7 081227968878
Celebration Day (live at O2 Arena, London) (iTunes) Digital Media 16 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 603497927975
Celebration Day Digital Media 16 Rhino Atlantic (digital releases only!) 603497927982
Celebration Day 2×CD 8 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Swan Song R2-532631 081227970994
Celebration Day 2×CD + Blu-ray + DVD 8 + 8 + 16 + 1 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Swan Song 8122-79688-1 081227968816
Celebration Day (blu-ray audio) Blu-ray 32 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Swan Song 8122-79710-0 081227971007
Celebration Day (2CD + 1 Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray sized digipack.) 2×CD + Blu-ray 8 + 8 + 16 Swan Song 8122-79688-3 081227968830
Celebration Day 2×CD + Blu-ray 8 + 8 + 16 Swan Song 8122-79710-7 081227971076
Celebration Day 2×CD 9 + 7 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122797099
Celebration Day (deluxe edition 2 CD, 1 Blu-Ray, 1 DVD (CD sized digipak)) 2×CD + Blu-ray + DVD-Video 8 + 8 + 17 + 19 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Swan Song, Warner Music (global imprint of Warner Music Group, 'W' logo either with "Warner Music" or no text) 532630-R2 081227971038
Celebration Day (US Release) 2×CD + DVD 8 + 8 + 16 Swan Song 532624-R2 081227971106
Celebration Day (HDtracks) Digital Media 16 Rhino Atlantic (digital releases only!) 603497927746
Celebration Day 2×CD 8 + 8 Swan Song 8122-79709-9 081227970994
Celebration Day (Spotify) Digital Media 16 Rhino (reissue label) 603497906239
Celebration Day (deluxe edition) 2×CD + Blu-ray + DVD 8 + 8 + 16 + 1 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Swan Song WPZR-30454/7 4943674129430
Celebration Day 2×CD + DVD 8 + 8 + 16 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Swan Song 8122796885 081227968854
Celebration Day 2×CD 8 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Swan Song 532631-R2 081227970994
Celebration Day 2×CD + 2×DVD 8 + 8 + 16 + 1 Swan Song 8122-79688-2 081227968823
Celebration Day 3×12" Vinyl 5 + 5 + 6 Warner Music Europe 532632-R1 081227971021

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The scramble for tickets for this December 2007 Ahmet Ertegun tribute show virtually caused the Internet to crash. Money on the table for a subsequent reunion tour ran into hundreds of millions.

Such facts are evidence, like it's needed, of the intensity of interest in Led Zeppelin 30 years after they split. There had been desultory one-off reunions, but this O2 Arena show was the full monty. And now, for the best part of 20 million applicants who missed out on tickets for Greenwich, here is the official souvenir.

Available in a variety of varyingly priced packages, Celebration Day is an opportunity to witness the power and the glory of Led Zeppelin, quite possibly for the last time, and they certainly don't disappoint. "There are certain songs that have to be played," Robert Plant admits here, before a shrieking ride through one of the best back catalogues in rock.

There's a scorched-earth take on Dazed and Confused, then the band harnesses its considerable energy on Ramble On, Black Dog and Rock and Roll. By the time they get to Whole Lotta Love you could swim home on the testosterone.

But there was always more to Led Zeppelin than amps that went up to 11. You think you'd groan, but Stairway to Heaven is curiously affecting ("Hey Ahmet," grins Plant afterwards, "we did it"), while Kashmir has the relentless drive and authority of an invading army.

In My Time of Dying and Nobody's Fault but Mine display Plant's strengths as a singer, and the band's empathy with the music which so inspired them. Truth be told, some of the Jimmy Page solos go on longer than The Archers, but to hear that potency harnessed and unleashed is undeniably impressive. Surprisingly, the star of the show is the drummer, young Jason Bonham. The sheer physicality of his playing is awesome and exhausting.

Following their split, Led Zeppelin have always been protective of their legacy. Celebration Day is a fitting addition to their history. Experienced in conjunction with Barney Hoskyns' eye-opening new biography, Trampled Under Foot, this is a powerful reminder of just what made Zeppelin fly. Now, do excuse me… I think I can hear Valhalla calling…