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LED ZEPPELIN III

Led Zeppelin

 

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3.93 | 617 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars IMO, LZ became a better band with each album until "Houses of the Holy". This album shows the band in very good fom, with an album divided in two halves: electric music (side one) and acoustic music (side two).

My father bought this album as an Import, and by this reason it has the original cover design, which was very original for the time.

IMO, the best songs fom this album are:

"Since I`ve Been Loving You": a song very influenced by Blues, played and sung with energy and feeling, showing very well the skills of each musician, particularly John Bonham. The song increases in energy from start to finish until the final climax. One of the best songs from LZ.

"Out on the Tiles", which credits Bonham with Page and Plant as songwriter, shows the drummer in great form. I think that he overdubbed another drum track for this song. It is one of the best from the album.

"Tangerine": one from the acoustic songs, that could have been a hit as a single.

"That`s the Way": one of the best from this album, also played with acoustic guitars.

The songs that I like less are "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" and "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper", which sound as fillers, IMO.

I think that LZ wanted a balance between electric and acoustic songs. This was an interesting idea.

Guillermo | 4/5 |

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