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LED ZEPPELIN III

Led Zeppelin

 

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Chris S
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5 stars This is where Led Zeppelin really began the era of epic albums IMHO. Right up until Physical Graffiti. But III does not have a bad moment on it. The more accoustically influenced album was a significant shift of what lay further on up the road as well. The album starts off with the superb ' Immigrant Song' great riffs and vocal by Robert Plant. This leads into ' Friends' which is followed again by another excellent track ' Celebration Day'. Not an easy track to sit still to! ' Since I've Been Loving You' is a return to the more bluesy sound and is a real slow, steady burner, vocals again excellent by Plant.It is pretty useless waxing lyrical about the musicians making up Led Zeppelin because they are all/were all of such high calibre that it is a major statement of the obvious.Side two of the old vinyl started with the increasingly building in temp ' Gallow's Pole'. This is followed by the dreamy ' Tangerine' and one of the highlights of the album. A great chorus too. ' That's The Way' is a lazy sounding tune, really expressing the title of the track in the song's delivery.' Bron -Y-Aur - Stomp' is a fun jam and ' Hats Off To Roy Harper' is an unusual end to III with it's psychedlic overtones and backward playing vocal tracks. Jimmy Page and Roy Harper collaborated later on to make some memorable music together and a fitting tribute to end the album. This is by far the best album so far and even greater releases were lurking. It must be hard to improve on perfection. Five stars all the way.
Chris S | 5/5 |

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