Led Zeppelin
Best Of, Vol. 2: Latter Days


3.5
great

Review

by fatboy023456 USER (1 Reviews)
July 26th, 2005 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist


The Band:
Robert Plant: Vocals/Harmonica
Jimmy Page: Guitar/Backing Vocals
John Paul Jones: Bass/Mandolin/Backing Vocals
John “Bonzo" Bonham: Drums/Tympani/ Backing Vocals


There isn’t really much more to say about Led Zeppelin than what has already been said. Led Zeppelin helped pioneer hard rock and influenced many. This CD, “Latter Days," features most of Zep’s greater songs that were released after their most famous album: “Led Zeppelin IV." If you really want to get into Led Zeppelin, I recommend also getting “Early Days," which showcases their earlier hits.

“Latter Days" has a much darker tone than “Early Days," featuring songs like “No Quarter," “Kashmir," “Achilles Last Stand," and “In the Evening." The other songs on the CD all contrast this dark mood by offering a happier, more relaxing time. This album isn’t as focused on Jimmy’s guitar as “Early Days," and seems more experimental.

Out of all the darker songs, “No Quarter" and “Kashmir" stand out the most. Those two songs are very atmospheric and feature great jobs by all members of the band. “Achilles Last Stand" and “In the Evening" are too repetitive and go on for too long to be considered great songs in my opinion. “Achilles Last Stand" basically repeats the same thing for a little over 10 minutes. The lighter songs aren’t really any better, except for “Trampled Underfoot" and “Ten Years Gone." “Trampled Underfoot" really shows Jones’s keyboard skills and uses a wah pedal to great effect. “Ten Years Gone" is a beautiful acoustic/electric ballad that makes you feel very peaceful when you listen to it. “The Song Remains the Same" and “Houses of the Holy" are great songs, but there isn’t any thing that special about them. “All of My Love" is in my opinion the worst song on this CD, for it’s just extremely boring and does not sound like Zeppelin at all, featuring many orchestral instruments.

This CD is missing a lot of Zeppelin’s great songs like “The Ocean," “Over the Hills and Far Away," and “In My Time of Dying" to name a few. Unless you are getting this with “Early Days," I recommend getting the album “Physical Graffiti" instead.

Recommended Songs
-“No Quarter"
-“Trampled Underfoot"
-“Kashmir"
-“Ten Years Gone"


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fatboy023456
July 26th 2005


7 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

No comments?

Serapheus
July 27th 2005


251 Comments


Great review, I agree with you on all the songs, No Quarter is definitely my favourite track on it and i can't believe it doesn't have The Ocean.

Desensitized
July 27th 2005


136 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

They could have picked better songs from the last album, and it's missing "D'yer Mak'er", "Over The Hills...", "Custard Pie" and 'In My Time Of Dying" among many others, but as an intro to Led Zep, it's ok.This Message Edited On 07.27.05

danje
August 17th 2005


44 Comments


yeah where THE FUCK IS THE OCEAN?

Bron-Yr-Aur
April 15th 2006


4405 Comments


It's alright. I never liked Zeppelin compilations that much (except for the box set with hey hey what can i do). I prefer the albums because they flow better and have at least a vague overall theme or character of their own

Hunter555
July 3rd 2006


424 Comments


Can anyone explain to me why Kashmir is so popular? It's decent, but probably the simplest song Led's ever made.

JohnXDoesn't
July 3rd 2006


1287 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I find both collections, Early and Latter Days to be very lacking. I prefer Zeps "Latter" work (post Zep IV) except for Presence, but this thing doesn't even come close to capturing the best of the best. It would need to be about twice as long and Kashmir and Nobody's Fault But Mine have got to go. All Of My Love and Achilles Last Stand may of made the cut in a longer set of songs, but here they just take the place of better Zep songs from those respective albums that could of been included instead. Meh...This Message Edited On 07.03.06

The Door Mouse
July 28th 2006


2092 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

[quote=fatboy023456]This CD is missing a lot of Zeppelin’s great songs like “The Ocean,” “Over the Hills and Far Away,” and “In My Time of Dying” to name a few.[/quote]
true. its also missing bron-yr-aur, caraselabra (i think thats how you spell it) dancin' days... many others

Pachelbel
October 21st 2011


192 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nobody's Fault But Mine is the only Led Zeppelin song I really enjoy, it's one of the best songs ever IMO



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