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Led Zeppelin


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4 stars LED ZEPPELIN “III” 3.5

Being tired from endless tours, ZEPs decided to have a break. They’ve moved to a countryside for a while and this reflects the whole mood and nature of their third, nameless as usual album. Most of them are less heavy, played on acoustic guitars, with noticeable influences/quotations from English/Irish/Scottish folk music. Only some songs like opening “Immigrant Song” (I remember hearing it in “Shrek III” and falling from my chair amazed), “Celebration Day” or “Out on the Tiles” bear some kind of old craziness. Album shines with warm sincere tracks like “That’s the Way“, “Tangerine”, “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp”, but unquestionable highlight here is “Since I’ve been loving you” – one of the best solos I ever heard from Jimmy, pure eargasm! Standards-like “Gallows Pole” and “Hats off to Harper” sound amazingly fresh, and oriental experiments continue in weird “Friends” tune. ZEPs proved with their third album that they’re NOT another ROLLING STONES, “the louder the better”-kind of band. From here proggers should start, from here serious ZEPs begin.

Best tracks: “Since I’ve been loving you”, “Immigrant Song”, “Gallows Pole”, “That’s the Way”, “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp”

Prog-jester | 4/5 |


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