Led Zeppelin's only (official) live album is a 'must buy' for any genuine fans and, indeed, anyone who has seen the film or who likes the band but missed out on seeing them live.
The band really were a magnificent live outfit and for anyone not fortunate enough to have seen them live, this album, together with the accompanying film, offers a taste of what they were like in concert.
The band do great justice to their classic songs "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock 'n' Roll" and "Whole Lotta Love" - the latter being an extended version complete with the "Boogie Mama" middle section.
The highlight for me is a truly astounding version of "No Quarter". John Paul Jones excels himself on keyboards, while, not to be outdone, Jimmy Page contributes one of his most magnificent and memorable guitar solos. This track is vastly superior to the studio version, which sounds a little bit flat by comparison.
In similar vein the versions of "The Song Remains The Same" and "The Rain Song", although closer to their studio counterparts, are still superior.
"Dazed and Confused", at 27 minutes, may be too long for some... but with all the tempo changes and having see the film and remembering Jimmy Page playing the guitar with a violin bow at one point, the time seems to fly by.
Whilst "Moby Dick", which is John Bonham's drum-solo extravaganza, can be entertaining on screen it rapidly becomes rather irritating just listening to it.
The only other curiosity is the inclusion of "Celebration Day". The band play a decent enough version of it but it doesn't feature in the film and it seems to have been included on the soundtrack at the expense of "Since I've Been Loving You" which, for me, is the absolute highlight of the film. Very strange.
Those slight criticisms apart, this is still an excellent live album which captured the band at their peak. It is worth the purchase price just for "No Quarter".