Led Zeppelin Debut Interactive ‘Trampled Under Foot’ Video
Led Zeppelin's current round of deluxe reissues trades on past glories, but it also embraces the future, as demonstrated by the new video released for a previously unreleased version of "Trampled Under Foot."
The clip, which you can watch above, was put together by Interlude, a media and technology company whose mission brief includes creating interactive videos that introduce "an element of magic to storytelling, creating an addictive, personalized viewing experience that is different every time." That's a tall order, and it's up to you to determine whether this video fills it, but at the very least, it's an imaginative new way of looking at a record every Zeppelin fan knows by heart.
The video, set to the "Trampled" rough mix referred to as "Brandy & Coke," starts with the Physical Graffiti album cover — then takes the viewer inside the building in the picture. "By selecting one of the featured 16 windows, the audience can enter into the room and will discover events that pay homage to the window illustrations on the original artwork," explains a press release announcing the video. "Featuring archival footage, such as the band's full Earl's Court performance of the song, original animation and more, Interlude technology allows viewers to follow and interact with characters from room to room without disrupting the flow of the song."
The Physical Graffiti reissue, out now, follows a batch of deluxe editions released in 2014, culminating with Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy last fall. Further installments are expected later this year.
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