- Rare performances and obscure footage
- Interviews and photograph gallery
- Live studio recordings of Zeppelin classics.
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 8, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Sexy Intellectual
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: The Story of the Yardbirds
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
- Set-Top Game - Quiz
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 09/07/2006
"[T]his doc ably tells their tale. Its coolest curiosities are publicity photos of a short-haired Robert Plant..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Led Zeppelin - The Origin of the Species: Roots and Branches
covers the years that the future members of Led Zep were struggling in the session studios and amateur band scenes of the 1960s, moving through the modest success of outfits like The Yardbirds and Band of Joy and culminating in Led Zeppelin's first two albums as a band verging on huge global domination.
Includes live studio recordings of "Whole Lotta Love," "Dazed and Confused," and "Communication Breakdown."
Documenting what Led Zeppelin was like before Led Zeppelin, this film examines the context and origin of one of rock's most influential bands. Exploring the band scene of the early 1960s, including the success of predecessors the Yardbirds and Band of Joy, ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES traces the group's initial formation and rise to the top. Interviews, performance footage, and rare photographs are combined with commentary from experts such as Melody Maker's Chris Welch, NME's Keith Altham, and former Yardbird Chris Dreja.