Watch 'Kashmir' exclusively on NME
Led Zeppelin premiere the live version of ‘Kashmir’ from their new concert film Celebration Day exclusively on NME.com – scroll down to watch.
The clip is the first full track that’s been made available online from the new release, which was filmed at the band’s infamous 2007 gig at the O2 arena.
The epic nine-and-a-half-minute ‘Kashmir’ was originally released on the band’s sixth studio album, ‘Physical Graffiti’, in 1975.
Speaking to NME recently, Jimmy Page said that it took the band two years before they sat down to watch the footage of their 2007 reunion show, and another three years before it was ready for release.
At the London premiere of Celebration Day, Page said: “It was important that if we were going to do [a reunion] at all, that we went out there and did it properly. We put a lot of time and effort into it so that it would be what you’re going to see now, which is just one show – that’s all we did, no warm-up gigs, no follow-up. It wasn’t designed to be a film at all. That’s why it’s taken a little while to come out, because we didn’t even look at it for two years after we’d done it, so we could be a bit more objective about it.”
Read a full review of Celebration Day in this week’s NME, which is on newsstands now, or available digitally.