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Led Zeppelin


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Matthew T
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5 stars I first heard this album back in 1972 on a 8 track cartridge in my oldest cousins car. He left me there while he ran into do buisness he said I'll be about half an hour listen to this if you like and put on the cartridge.I went through the few other cartridges that he had and found David Bowie and thought great being 13 years old at the time but couldn't work out how to eject the cartridge and did not want to break Phil's player so I was stuck with Led Zeppelin.Well I realise now how lucky that I was because after the 2 nd listen in a row I was hooked. Yes the 2nd listen Phil's half hour was 2 he left me there for.

The album starts off with Black Dog with Plant's vocals,Page's riffs and Bonham's drumming a stunning first track but what really set it of was when Rock and Roll came on I loved it. The title says it all for track 2 3.The Battle of Evermore is a accoustic but would have to one of the best accoustic tracks done by a band of this style. I'd like to mention that Robert Plant's vocals are outstanding and over the years this would be the track I play the most. 4. The most famous one some say the best song ever,the bands Magnum Opus.All I know is it is a bloody good song and if you have not heard it you could not be from Earth.

5. The flip side of the record. My favourite is Going to California. I could go on and review the other tracks but on the really rare chance you have not heard it I think you would like some to work out yourself.

This is the first review that I have posted and the reason I gave This album.s mastepiece status is because I still play it today even though I first heard it 36 years ago. This album and Jethro Tull (Aqualung),Black Sabbath( Paranoid) and Pink Floyd,s(Dark Side of the Moon) would always be classic albums to me because I first heard them as a kid and I still play them today regularly. Matt

Matthew T | 5/5 |


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