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PRESENCE

Led Zeppelin

 

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3.39 | 444 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars This was an excellent follow-up to the band's previous masterpiece "Physical Graffiti". Through this album Led Zeppelin brings back the memories of blues-influenced music as their early albums. At time of release I was not quite attracted with the album especially when I looked at the cover artwork that did not seem to be an impressive one. But as the local radio aired "Tea For One" I then purchased the cassette. To my surprise, this is an excellent album by Led Zeppelin even though it's not at the same quality with previous album.

The opening track "Achilles Last Stand" (10:25) kills everything else in the album and this is the best track from this album. The music is dynamic with floating guitar solo at opening followed with fast tempo rhythm section with fast drum work especially during transition. Robert sings at his best with background of music in stable fast tempo style. At first part it seems the song has single texture but when I follow through from start to end, the band enriches the song textures as the time goes by until the end of track. The interlude part with Page guitar solo is stunning especially when it is combined with jaw dropping drum work by Bonzo. It's probably the best track to see how great Bonzo was as a drummer. What a fabulous composition!

"For Your Life" (6:20) provides a break for the fast tempo opening track with its bluesy influence. Even though the tempo is slowing down, the composition still showcases the energy through this song. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (5:27) and "Candy Store Rock" (4:07) are another excellent tracks.

One suggestion (if you really like rock'n'roll - whenever you find many life problems or pressures at work or your business, don't get yourself suicide! Get this CD and spin the opening track "Achilles Last Stand" and it will heal you automatically. Trust me man! Keep on rockin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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