This remastered double-disc reissue of the soundtrack to the Led Zeppelin concert film The Song Remains The Same -- including five songs that appeared in the film but not on the accompanying album -- is a ripping reminder of what an awesome rock 'n' roll locomotive Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham were behind Robert Plant. Today, it's no less amazing to hear what a devestating wallop they could deliver with just three instruments than it was when I first saw the movie some 30 years ago.
Here's one soundtrack where the image component is completely extraneous, although the fantasy sequences are quite entertaining. For those who prefer the studio Led Zeppelin to the stage version, there's the Mothership collection, which crams 24 of their best tunes onto two superbly remastered discs. Both have pointless notes from Cameron Crowe, who proves he's no better at writing about rock than he is at directing films.