Issued by Atlantic Records on January 12, 1969, Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album did much to launch the genres of hard rock and heavy metal. The record showcased the group's unique and distinctive sound, which it created by taking the electric blues of such performers as Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck to an extreme level. And yet, at the same time, the album demonstrated a surprising degree of influence by British folk. Wholly unauthorized by the band, this behind-the-scenes documentary examines events leading up to the creation of the said recording, and dissects its contents via interviews with rock critics and journalists; it also features a number of rare Zeppelin live performances.
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