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Led Zeppelin


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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. Kind of reminds me of "The White Album" .Not the music of course but with both releases I felt they could have condensed them to one and not missed anything of note. The first disc in both releases are by far the better of the two and the only ones I listen to anymore. I guess though if you can't get enough ZEPPELIN this is a must. A mix of previously unreleased songs and new ones.

Disc one opens with "Custard Pie" a rather bombastic sounding tune. The drums dominate with some good bass as well.The guitar after 2 minutes is good as well as the harmonica to end the song. "The Rover" is such a catchy tune with tasteful guitar melodies throughout. "In My Time Of Dying" is a slow bluesy song that does speed up part way through. The guitar is catchy. "Houses Of The Holy" feature some fantastic vocals. Great tune ! "Trampled Under Foot" has a good beat, almost sounding like a Stevie Wonder song. The keys are great ! Clavinet from Jones in this hard not to like tune. "Kashmir" is Arabic sounding with slowly pounding drums and terrific vocals. Mellotron and some orchestration as well.

Disc two starts off well with "In The Light" an Eastern sounding song. "Down By The Sea" Is rather good too, a lazy summer time song. "Ten Years Gone" has a melancholic feel to it. Good contrast between the mellow and aggressive. Of note "Boogie With Stu" features a guest appearance from the ROLLING STONES pianist at the time, Ian Stewart. A fifties sounding tune.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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