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Led Zeppelin


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4 stars So dazed and confused ...

(Official) live recordings from the band are really rare. 'The song remains the same' was recorded at Madison Square Garden in New York. It is an excellent example of the ZEPS live qualities and on the same level as 'How the west was won' which has a better sound quality. Actually I have never seen the movie of this concert. Okay - it might be interesting - but it is also enough to put your headphones on and to spend some time to enjoy this music.

The first two songs of CD1 are short rock & roller and seem to be like a warmup. But I'm not sure if the track order differs from the setlist. And they played there for three evenings. So IMO it really begins to start with the title song which fades into 'Rain song' with very psychedelic moments. The following long and outstanding track 'Dazed and confused' is from their first studio release and about an unrequited love. They perform it as a 27 minute trip and by the way you can examine a reminiscence to the American FlowerPower movement. The name of this song describes exactly what you feel when you've heard it. Don't go to bed after this - you might have problems to sleep.

CD 2 starts with 'No quarter' - my highlight. This is a very emotional song - excellent interacting with wonderful keyboard and guitar parts. 'Stairway to heaven' is the best known song from LED ZEPPELIN and they perform it in a fabulous version. 'Moby Dick' with a long drum solo is only interesting for Bonham fans. In the 70's I got excited when I listened to stuff like this. But today it doesn't match anymore and so I'm usually skipping to the next and last song - the furious 'Whole Lotta Love' with a lot of tempo changes and Robert Plant on the top.

Do we have a competiton with 'How the west was won'? I don't think so because the tracklists are not the same and some songs are performed in a different way. Both are an excellent addition to a (prog) rock music collection.

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