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THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (SOUNDTRACK)

Led Zeppelin

 

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3.75 | 227 ratings

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clarke2001
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5 stars

Undoubtedly Zep's most progressive effort to this day. If you are prog rock purist, you can skip opening two tracks, "Rock And Roll" and "Celebration Day". That's 22% of the tracks on the album, really, but only 7% of total clocking time! The live versions of the songs are lengthy as they should be and they are interesting all the time. "The Rain Song" in this version with passionate Plant's singing is remarkable.

Probably the best version of "No Quarter" is on this record; John Paul Jones proving once again how skillful musician he is. The whole band shines here.

Actually, all the tracks are worth mentioning, but "Dazed And Confused" deserves special note: it's a peak of guitar extravaganza. Clocking at almost half an hour, it's full of unpredictable changes, astonishing passages, parts played with bow, of course, Plant's vocal experiments, theremins and frenetic bass lines. This is not only a live version of an old songs, this is totally decomposed, recomposed, overcomposed and turned upside-down, a whole new tune, live butterfly instead of studio caterpillar. Essential.

The same goes for "Whole Lotta Love", only it's not so over-developed as in case of "Dazed And Confused". Lot's of nice boogie-woogie and bluesy parts that are making sense.

This live record is worth your money for the "Dazed And Confused" alone. Don't be narrow-minded, even if you don't like hard rock. This is essential.

clarke2001 | 5/5 |

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