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5 stars Tired and frustraded by particular problems and touring stress, LED ZEPPELIN recorded PRESENCE with Robert Plant in a wheelchair, Jimmy Page completed addicted on heroin and Bonzo filled by alcohol. Jones were quite frustraded on this mainstream, also feeling that LED ZEPPELIN were somewhat "dying". The band changed the creativity support into a generic maner of made a good cover of themselves. Its not bad in time of crisis, but we must remember that a year before everything was a huge succes. PRESENCE is well produced, the sound is "big", some fat riffs, some dinossaur drumming, but the album lacks the energy of early 70s ZEP. Its impossible to feel the melancholy of Plants vocals in absolutely ALL tracks. Anyway, Page & co. still delivers some majestic tracks: to tell the truth, a TRIO - ACHILLES LAST STAND, NOBODY FAULTS BUT MINE & TEA FOR ONE. Very, very good stuff from the beggining to the end, blending all ZEPS influences into a really mature production. These three tracks are the synthesis of this moment, and theyre enough material to make PRESENCE a classic ZEP album. You may feel that something is missing, you may find difficult do define what is missing: but its missing. Get it, anyway.
rguabiraba | 5/5 |


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