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REMASTERS

Led Zeppelin

 

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Jimsey
4 stars Very good compilation for the casual fan.

The first disc is full of class A material and covers the band's first 4 albums (I, II, III & IV). Fast rockers (Communication Breakdown, Rock And Roll), heavy blues (Since I've Been Loving You, Dazed And Confused), psychedelia (Whole Lotta Love, Misty Mountain Hop) and moody ballads (Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Stairway To Heaven), it's all here. Each song is a highlight in itself, making this a top notch compilation.

Disc 2 covers the latter four albums (Houses Of The Holy, Physical Graffiti, Presence & In Through the Out Door) and features some of the band's more progressive and experimental songwriting. However, this one fails to impress me quite as much. It starts off strong enough with The Song Remains The Same and includes great songs like No Quarter, Nobody's Fault But Mine and Achilles Last Stand. Then there's the less interesting semi-reggae of D'Yer Mak'er and the song which Puff Daddy pretty much killed for me, Kashmir. Houses Of The Holy is a good song and has a distinctive main riff but it gets rather repetitive. The Rain Song is also a good tune but could have done with shorter length. Trampled Under Foot makes me think of disco and pop rock songs. All My Love is another truly great song and the end pick, In The Evening works as a nice exclamation mark for this rollercoaster.

The Remasters compilation works real well. Although I did not find the second disc quite as enjoyable as the first one, it showcases the group's diversity pretty good with a handful of very different songs. Still, this leaves me craving for more and I think I have no other choice than to atleast buy the first four Zeppelin albums.

Jimsey | 4/5 |

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