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LED ZEPPELIN II

Led Zeppelin

 

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3.91 | 641 ratings

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Guillermo
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3 stars IMO, this second album shows the band better rehearsed than in their first album, and more "integrated" as a band. It seems that they took a longer time to record the album, and that the band recorded this album when they had free time from the concerts. So, with the experience they had on the road, they sounded better.

I think that the first song that I listened from Led Zeppelin was "Whole Lotta Love" in 1969 or in the early seventies. It was in a single (or EP?) released in my country. I still like this song. I think that this song is one of the most known from LZ. A very good song.

"What is and What Should Never Be" and "The Lemon Song" are more related to Blues, and are funny in some places.

"Thank You" is a very good song with acoustic guitars and a very good organ part played by John Paul Jones. It also has some backing vocals maybe sung by Page. It is one of my favourites from this album.

"Heartbreaker" is a very good Rock song with very own guitar riffs.

I think that "Living Loving Maid (She`s Just a Woman)" was also included in the "Whole Lotta Love" single in my country. I know that LZ never released singles in England, and I think that this Pop Rock song could have been a Hit single. The most "commercial" song in this album, IMO.

"Ramble On" is another good song played with acoustic and electric guitars.

"Moby Dick"has s an "abridged" drums solo by Bohnam on which he also plays the drums with his hands as he did in the live versions of this song.

"Bring It on Home" starts as a slow Blues with harmonica, and later it develops in a very good Heavy Metal song. It ends as it started.

IMO, this is better than their first album. The band sounds with more confidence after the success of their first album. Three and a half stars rating.

Guillermo | 3/5 |

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