Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III


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Review

by lz41 USER (32 Reviews)
February 21st, 2012 | 14 replies


Release Date: 1970 | Tracklist

Review Summary: From a land of midnight sun and hot springs...

Sales wise, Led Zeppelin III was more modest than Led Zeppelin II and I. However, the artful expansion of their craft to master acoustic guitars, folk genre and mystic lyrics would ultimately lead to a combination of their first three albums to create the epic Led Zeppelin IV.

The only electric songs on III are two of Zeppelin's biggest; the metallic Viking rocker 'Immigrant Song' and a minor masterpiece; the epic sum-of-their-parts blues 'Since I've Been Loving You,' with Page's spontaneous, raw solos, Plant's agonised howls and Jones' dark keyboard.

Standout acoustics include the darkly humorous 'Gallows Pole': a man sentenced to hang tries to bribe the executioner with silver, gold and then his sister. In a bizarrely morally satisfying twist, the hangman takes all three-then lets him swing anyway. Page's romping banjo adds a particular element of fun.
The beautiful 'Tangerine', the musical blueprint for 'Stairway To Heaven' and the lyrical forefather of 'Going To California', proceeds the heartbreaking 'That's The Way'- a song about a friendship between a black girl and a white boy being broken by their parents, because "that's the way/that's the way it oughta be.''

The bodacious 'Bron-Y-Aur Stomp' is a wonderful track, the album capped off by 'Hat's Off To Roy Harper', in which Jimmy flips his fingers inside out with a muffled blues steel string with Plant's intense glowering straight out of the heart of the Deep South.

Although Plant's vocals are slightly jarring on 'Friends', 'Celebration Day' and the rolling 'Out On The Tiles', this doesn't detract from the overall experience: leafy acoustics and poetic lyrics on an album that was Led Zeppelin's finest, subtlest work of art ever.



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iFghtffyrdmns
February 20th 2012


7047 Comments


led zeppein
HA

more like....






KILL
February 20th 2012


71955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

johnnyblaze
February 20th 2012


2615 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

love this album. acoustic zeppelin is always win. good review bro.

drewnewton1995
February 20th 2012


20 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

my favorite zeppelin album! Good review

TheNotrap
February 21st 2012


8109 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

WE COME FROM THE LAND OF THE ICE AND SNOW

Digging: Threshold - For The Journey

NeutralThunder12
February 21st 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

least fave pre-bad zep

BigHans
February 21st 2012


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thats the Way is massively underrated

Maniac!
February 21st 2012


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

least fave pre-bad zep [2]

Jethro42
February 21st 2012


12481 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lots of gems on here but hey, it's Led Zep.

NeutralThunder12
February 21st 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

a few songs are fucking awesome, but most of it isnt too special imo, there other stuff is better

NeutralThunder12
February 21st 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

your opinion means a lot fade

yea

Maniac!
February 21st 2012


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ioi

NeutralThunder12
February 21st 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

fade not saying yea sarcastically in a thread for once

i love it

TheVoiceAndTheSnake
February 21st 2012


3663 Comments


zed leppelin



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