A 2016 performance by Robert Plant and his band was released on DVD and Blu-ray recently, but you wouldn’t know that from reading Robert Plant’s official website or social media profiles.
Plant has been silent about the release of “Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption,” which was released on February 9 on DVD in the US and Europe, and was released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on January 31.
The DVD hasn’t been mentioned on Plant’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. He hasn’t done any interviews or press around it. And it’s nowhere to be found on his website or online shop.
So why is Plant ignoring the release? Well, it seems like he never gave the release his blessing. Plant presumably doesn’t own the footage himself, as it’s been licensed to Eagle Rock Entertainment to release it. It’s not coming from Plant’s record label Nonesuch, so the silence around the release makes it seem as if it’s being done against his wishes.
However, it’s not like the companies involved are ripping off Plant by using footage of his show to make money. All proceeds from sales of the DVD will go towards the David Lynch Foundation, which promotes Transcendental Meditation to children.
The live DVD captures a 2016 performance by Plant and his band
The DVD captured Plant’s October 8, 2016 Festival of Disruption performance at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.
Eight songs from the show were released through Eagle Rock Entertainment on “Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption.” The eight songs were previously shown on AXS TV on March 5.
Here’s the tracklist of the DVD:
Turn It Up
Medley: The Enchanter / Rainbow
Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You
Medley: Hoochie Coochie Man / Whole Lotta Love / Mona
Going To California
This release leaves out two songs that Plant played at the show: “What Is And What Should Never Be” and “Fixin’ To Die.”
The DVD also includes the following bonus features:
David Lynch On Creativity
David Lynch On Meditation
David Lynch On Music
The Blu-ray version is only available in Japan and won’t be released elsewhere.
Here’s one trailer for the release:
And here’s another:
Here’s “Going To California”:
Here’s “Little Maggie”:
And here’s pro-shot footage of “Whole Lotta Love” from the AXS TV broadcast of the show:
Here’s the DVD cover: