Led Zeppelin – “Led Zeppelin”

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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
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Personal Review:
 So here we are with the greatest band of all time, Led Zeppelin with their debut self titled album. Another fine piece of rock n’ roll history.

 The album opens with “Good Times Bad Times” and it starts off with one of the greatest opening guitar riffs, with amazing drumming, then Robert Plant begins to sing and everything seems to just simply fall into place as the song builds up to that chorus, and it’s absolutely amazing. Led Zeppelin is just so great. After that comes the song “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” and it’s a slower song, and Robert plant sings so softly, and the guitar playing is pretty awesome. The lyrics are pretty great too. Then the song picks up, and it is no longer slow! The guitar playing and faster lyrics are beyond amazing, and this is just really great music. Led Zeppelin is simply the greatest, the drums and guitar playing are off the wall. Then after that comes “You Shook Me” which opens with some pretty wild guitar playing once again, and the vocals on this one are pretty trippy, and wild too. The song is pretty crazy, the guitar playing is steady and crazy, the bass rocks too. The vocals though, they’re amazing. Then we get some organ playing, and it makes the song even better. Those vocals are off the wall. The A-Side closes with “Dazed and Confused” and I wonder if they named the movie after it? It’s another great song by Zeppelin, lots of crazy guitar playing and drumming, Robert Plant’s vocals are still beautiful. The song begins to get really psychedelic, and we go back into some crazy drumming again. Led Zeppelin just rocks.

 The B-Side opens with “Your Time is Gonna Come” which has some organ playing in the intro, and it’s pretty great, sounds almost like a full blown church organ, and it slowly subsides, then the acoustic guitar comes in, and Robert Plant begins to sing, and once more, we’re treated to a terrific song. The whole group even sang a bit, and this song is a terrific way to open the B-Side. The album slowly fades into the song “Black Mountain Side” and we’re greeted yet with more amazing guitar playing. This song seems to be a nice little instrumental piece, and it’s a good listen. We then go into the song “Communication Breakdown” and it’s completely amazing, the guitar playing just blows me away, and it’s just unbelievably great. The vocals come in, and Robert Plant just blasts out the amazing vocals, and the guitar playing is phenomenal. Then comes “I Can’t Quit You Baby” and the amazing tracks keep on coming, this one is a little slower, and the guitar playing remains great. The drums are a bit slow, but still terrific. This is just overall amazing. The album closes with “How Many More Times” and by this point you know that this has been a great album, and it has been filled with great vocals, drumming, guitar playing and organ playing. Everything about Led Zeppelin is phenomenal.

Interesting Facts:
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Track Listing:
A1 – Good Times Bad Times
A2 – Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
A3 – You Shook Me
A4 – Dazed and Confused

B1 – Your Time is Gonna Come
B2 – Black Mountain Side
B3 – Communication Breakdown
B4 – I Can’t Quit You Baby
B5 – How Many More Times

Label:
Atlantic Records

Catalog Number:
R1 – 535224

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Drums, Tympani & Backing Vocals – John Bonham
Lead Vocals & Harmonica – Robert Plant
Bass, Organ & Backing Vocals – John Paul Jones
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar & Backing Vocals – Jimmy Page
Tabla Drums – Viram Jasani
Produced by Jimmy Page
Recorded & Mixed at Olympic Studios, London
Engineer – Glyn Johns
Executive Producer – Peter Grant
Back Liner Photo – Chris Dreja
Cover Design – George Hardie

Other Albums I Own by Led Zeppelin:
Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin IV
Houses of the Holy
Physical Graffiti
The Soundtrack from the Film The Song That Remains the Same

Released:
1969

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