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PHYSICAL GRAFFITI

Led Zeppelin

 

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Chris S
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5 stars This with Led Zeppelin III are perhaps the best of the lot. Physical Graffiti is a double album that delivers consistently from the rockin ' Custard Pie' and ' The Rover'. The excellent bluesy ' In My Time Of Dying' - eleven odd minutes of it. ' Houses Of The Holy' is perhaps the best track on the album. I stand corrected but I was always under the impression that PG was a fully released double LP and not a hotch potch compilation made up from various rejects or outtakes that perhaps another reviewer is referencing.' Trampled Under Foot' is a great raucous rocker of a song, great keyboards and guitar work. The key to Led Zeppelin's success was the blend of all four musicians.' Kashmir', another Tolkienesque Middle Earth feeling song builds to a great climax with vocals like ' Watch the sun beat down upon my face....''...There were elders of a different race.....". Lyrics of stunning spiritual atmospheres. The music connects with the soul, powerful stuff indeed.

' In The Light' quietly begins CD2 or album 2 on the vinyl.It as a really nervy feel to it. This is soon put to bed with the delightful ' Down By The Seaside'. Another stunning piece of music. More Elvish references return on ' ten years gone' as it marches into the western reaches.' Nightflight' signifies the end more or less to the conceptual feel of the album as the rock and roll kicks in on ' Wanton song', 'Boogie with Stu'. ' Black Country Woman' and ' Sick Again' finish off the album perfectly. this is a great masterpiece with an equally enjoyable feast of a cover. This was definitely their last epic release.

Chris S | 5/5 |

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