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PRESENCE

Led Zeppelin

 

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FatalV
4 stars Excellent addition by excellent musicians!

Presence is the 7th full-length album of Led Zeppelin... After the release of the double masterpiece Physical Graffiti, the band decides to perform a very different style in its music, never performed before. Presence, appears to be an experiment, especially for Page and Plant who are the main band's composers.

Everything sounds different. From Page's lightly-wrought guitar sound, to Plant's discovery voice, to Jone's amazing and excellent arranged keys, to Bonham's experimental playing. Achilles Last Stand is the album's masterpiece, without devaluating the other tracks, of course. The country style appears in Candy Store Rock, showing the wide composing ability of the band. Tea for One is the classic Zeppelin slow-blues track, being re-arranged by musicians such as Joe Bonamassa, that reminds to everyone the band's dominance over the blues.

It's clear that the band's sound has been changed and Zeppelin, also search out other musical paths. This might dissapoint the classic Zep fans, but this doesn't mean that Presence appears to be boring or a Zep's fail. The whole production is excellent (actually, better than every other album of the band) and that proves that Jimmy Page is an excellent producer for different music styles.

To me the album rules! 4 stars really..!!

FatalV | 4/5 |

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