LED ZEPPELIN

Hard Rock • United Kingdom
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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The group's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues on their early albums, has drawn them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music. After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group was initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with albums such as Led Zeppelin (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), their untitled fourth album (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), and Physical Graffiti (1975). Their fourth album, which features the track Stairway to Heaven, is among the most popular and read more...
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LED ZEPPELIN albums / top albums

LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin album cover 4.19 | 120 ratings
Led Zeppelin
Hard Rock 1969
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin II album cover 4.21 | 127 ratings
Led Zeppelin II
Hard Rock 1969
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin III album cover 4.14 | 123 ratings
Led Zeppelin III
Hard Rock 1970
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin IV album cover 4.49 | 175 ratings
Led Zeppelin IV
Hard Rock 1971
LED ZEPPELIN Houses Of The Holy album cover 3.87 | 109 ratings
Houses Of The Holy
Hard Rock 1973
LED ZEPPELIN Physical Graffiti album cover 3.94 | 103 ratings
Physical Graffiti
Hard Rock 1975
LED ZEPPELIN Presence album cover 3.60 | 83 ratings
Presence
Hard Rock 1976
LED ZEPPELIN In Through The Out Door album cover 2.96 | 72 ratings
In Through The Out Door
Hard Rock 1979
LED ZEPPELIN Coda album cover 2.72 | 55 ratings
Coda
Hard Rock 1982

LED ZEPPELIN EPs & splits

LED ZEPPELIN Good Times Bad Times album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Good Times Bad Times
Hard Rock 1969
LED ZEPPELIN Whole Lotta Love album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Whole Lotta Love
Hard Rock 1970
LED ZEPPELIN Acoustically album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Acoustically
Hard Rock 1972

LED ZEPPELIN live albums

LED ZEPPELIN The Song Remains The Same album cover 4.22 | 21 ratings
The Song Remains The Same
Hard Rock 1976
LED ZEPPELIN BBC Sessions album cover 4.33 | 19 ratings
BBC Sessions
Hard Rock 1997
LED ZEPPELIN How The West Was Won album cover 4.32 | 23 ratings
How The West Was Won
Hard Rock 2003
LED ZEPPELIN Celebration Day album cover 4.59 | 19 ratings
Celebration Day
Hard Rock 2012
LED ZEPPELIN The Complete BBC Sessions album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
The Complete BBC Sessions
Hard Rock 2016

LED ZEPPELIN demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

LED ZEPPELIN Stairway To Heaven album cover 4.62 | 3 ratings
Stairway To Heaven
Hard Rock 1972

LED ZEPPELIN re-issues & compilations

LED ZEPPELIN Boxed Set album cover 4.45 | 10 ratings
Boxed Set
Hard Rock 1990
LED ZEPPELIN Remasters album cover 4.29 | 10 ratings
Remasters
Hard Rock 1990
LED ZEPPELIN Boxed Set 2 album cover 4.00 | 5 ratings
Boxed Set 2
Hard Rock 1993
LED ZEPPELIN The Complete Studio Recordings album cover 4.25 | 4 ratings
The Complete Studio Recordings
Hard Rock 1993
LED ZEPPELIN Early Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume One album cover 3.66 | 5 ratings
Early Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume One
Hard Rock 1999
LED ZEPPELIN Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume Two album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume Two
Hard Rock 2000
LED ZEPPELIN Early Days & Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volumes One and Two album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Early Days & Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volumes One and Two
Hard Rock 2002
LED ZEPPELIN Mothership album cover 4.25 | 8 ratings
Mothership
Hard Rock 2007
LED ZEPPELIN Definitive Collection album cover 4.38 | 4 ratings
Definitive Collection
Hard Rock 2008
LED ZEPPELIN An Introduction to Led Zeppelin album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
An Introduction to Led Zeppelin
Hard Rock 2018
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin x Led Zeppelin album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Led Zeppelin x Led Zeppelin
Hard Rock 2018

LED ZEPPELIN singles (12)

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2.29 | 3 ratings
Good Times Bad Times / Communication Breakdown
Hard Rock 1969
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2.64 | 3 ratings
Whole Lotta Love / Living Loving Maid
Hard Rock 1969
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3.75 | 4 ratings
Immigrant Song / Hey Hey What Can I Do
Hard Rock 1970
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3.25 | 2 ratings
Black Dog / Misty Mountain Hop
Hard Rock 1971
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3.25 | 2 ratings
Rock And Roll / Four Sticks
Hard Rock 1972
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3.83 | 3 ratings
Over The Hills And Far Away / Dancing Days
Hard Rock 1973
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3.50 | 3 ratings
D'yer Mak'er / The Crunge
Hard Rock 1973
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3.67 | 3 ratings
Trampled Underfoot / Black Country Woman
Hard Rock 1975
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3.33 | 3 ratings
Candy Store Rock / Royal Orleans
Hard Rock 1976
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2.25 | 2 ratings
Fool In The Rain / Hot Dog
Hard Rock 1979
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Travelling Riverside Blues
Hard Rock 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair
Hard Rock 1997

LED ZEPPELIN movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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4.47 | 12 ratings
The Song Remains The Same
Hard Rock 1976
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4.57 | 14 ratings
Led Zeppelin
Hard Rock 2003
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4.57 | 10 ratings
Celebration Day
Hard Rock 2012

LED ZEPPELIN Reviews

LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin

Album · 1969 · Hard Rock
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UMUR
"Led Zeppelin" is the eponymously titled debut full-length studio album by UK rock act Led Zeppelin. The album was released through Atlantic Records in January 1969. Led Zeppelin were formed in London in 1968 and were originally called the New Yardbirds. After the Yardbirds disbanded in July 1968 guitarist Jimmy Page was left with ownership of the name and contractual obligations for a 1968 Scandinavian summer tour and he quickly recruited bassist John Paul Jones, lead vocalist Robert Plant, and drummer John Bonham, and the new lineup completed the Scandinavian tour playing both Yardbirds songs and material which would subsequently be Led Zeppelin songs. After returning from the tour the band changed their name to Led Zeppelin and within a few months entered Studio Olympic in London to start recording their debut album. Recording took place from September to October 1968.

The material on the nine tracks, 44:45 minutes long album are a combination of blues rock tracks which are covers of Willie Dixon ("You Shook Me" and "I Can't Quit You Baby") and original rock and hard rock songs. It´s a fairly varied album showing a band with an eclectic taste in music and expression. Only the percussion on "Black Mountain Side" provide a touch of laid back 60s psychedelic rock. Other than that this is a much more powerful, pretty hard edged (for the time), and skillfully executed rock album, than many of the psychedelic tinged hard rock albums from the previous couple of years (albums from artists like Iron Butterfly and Cream come to mind). Plant´s raw voice and screaming powerful delivery is a great asset to Led Zeppelin´s sound, but all four members of the band bring something special to the table. Page is a powerful but also versatile guitarist, and Jones is a hard rocking and clever bass player. Bonham is a hard pounding driving force and although his playing is pretty much at volume 11 at all times, he is still s skilled drummer with some interesting rhythm ideas.

Highlights include the heavy "Dazed and Confused" and "How Many More Times", the energetic proto-heavy metal oriented "Communication Breakdown", and the beautiful acoustic tinged "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", but this album is through and through an exceptionally strong debut showing a band who have many interesting, eclectic, and clever songwriting ideas, and who perform their music with great power and conviction. I´m not sure that I think a song like "Your Time Is Gonna Come" would normally fit on an album like this, but again it goes to show that Led Zeppelin already this early on refused to be labelled and did exactly what they wanted to and succeeded in doing it.

The album features a powerful, organic, and detailed sound production. Although some tracks feature quite a few overdubs (mostly harmony guitars) it´s an album which feels like most of it was recorded live in the studio, and that´s what music like this deserves. Upon conclusion Led Zeppelin´s debut album was not only a groundbreaking rock album from the late 60s, but it´s also a good quality release showing an incredible amount of maturity and understanding of each other musical qualities considering that the band had only been together for a couple of months when they started recording the material. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

LED ZEPPELIN Coda

Album · 1982 · Hard Rock
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Dellinger
So the "last" Led Zeppelin album, released with leftovers from their discographly... and you can hear it. Besides "I Can't Quit You Baby", which for some reason I like better than their version on their first album, there is nothing I really find worth of being in any of their previous albums. Most songs are OK, some a bit annoying, but mostly the album sounds like the less inspired parts of all their previous albums. I guess it's best not to consider it part of their studio discography, as it was considered by Atlantic, and rather think of it as a collection of leftovers, as it really is.

LED ZEPPELIN In Through The Out Door

Album · 1979 · Hard Rock
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Dellinger
Just like Presence, I find this album more annoying than anything... without much of the hard rock songs that I love from them, let alone the epic ones. But unlike Presence, this one doesn't have a song as great as "Achilles Last Stand" to save it. I don't give it one star because there is "In the Evening", which is good, as well as "All my Love", but still they are not at the same level of their greatest songs from previous albums. It's a shame that this would be the last album they would record before the end of their career.

LED ZEPPELIN Physical Graffiti

Album · 1975 · Hard Rock
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Unitron
I'm of the opposite opinion of most people when it comes to Zeppelin. You could make one great solid single-disc best of compilation with all the songs I like from Zep's self-titled albums and Houses of the Holy. Though, the latter is when the band was just starting to get good. More variation in songwriting, more experimental, and even more memorable hooks. Physical Graffiti though, that's where they take what that started and just went all out.

One of the few albums that absolutely warrants being two discs, two discs of some of the best hard rock ever put to record. Riff after riff, hook after hook, melody after melody, it never lets up with a weak moment. In My Time of Dying is how you make an 11-minute rock song, it has the energy and intensity of an extended live cut. The heavy raw blues riffing is just relentless, with several great hooks. Trampled Under Foot though, if I had to pick, this might be my favorite Zeppelin song. There's something about funky songs from heavy bands in the 70's that I can't resist, but this was the first of its kind I heard. The ballsiest foot-stomper out there, it's just such an irresistible groove.

The iconic Kashmir just may have had an influence on Rainbow for songs like Stargazer and Gates of Babylon, with its plodding Phrygian climb. The Rover, In the Light, and Ten Years Gone prelude some of the sounds of the following Presence with the balance of hard rock grooves and melancholic melody. Down by the Seaside is basically a chill country song, but not without an intense bridge. The album's finale of Sick Again is another heavy stomper, but there's parts where it sounds like this hard riff and colossal drums are being layered over themselves several times. Have no idea how it was produced, but whatever it is it sounds fantastic.

Even the songs that might at first seem like filler are great, Houses of the Holy I used to think was a weak moment, but now I love it for just being a great hard rock song. While the following Presence is my favorite Zeppelin album, Physical Graffiti isn't far behind at all. The greatest double album in rock as far as I'm concerned.

LED ZEPPELIN Presence

Album · 1976 · Hard Rock
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Dellinger
Except for the opening and closing tracks, this album does just about nothing for me, except annoy me. There's not much hard rock, or even just memorable rock on the in between tracks, only annoying songs that try to be groovy or something, which are just the kind of songs I never liked on previous albums. I go for three stars just because of Achilles Last Stand, the best song on this album, and one of my very favourite Zep tracks, being long and heavy and one of their proggiest songs, and Tea for One is a very nice long blues track that should not be forgotten either.

LED ZEPPELIN Movies Reviews

LED ZEPPELIN The Song Remains The Same

Movie · 1976 · Hard Rock
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rdtprog
This is the review of the Blu-Ray version of the movie that i saw for the first time in theater a long time ago. There is a improvement of the picture quality compare to the DVD version, but nothing as good as a Blu-Ray of today. What is so interesting about this movie is that it's not only a music concert, it's a lot more. There is some fiction images throughout the movie along with behind the scenes and real day life action footage with each members of the band. The musicians played a role by illustrating the story of the songs like characters in a movie.

The movie starts with the arrival of the crew and the band in Manhattan by car. The city where the show has a important meaning to the movie. There is some entertaining behind the scenes footage, that had took place during the show. It's a real treat to see the manager takes on his crew members who had let circulate some pirates posters of the band. There goes down the drain the merchandising profits! And not only that, but we learned that a robbery of the show's profits had been stolen!

Now for the actual live footage! To have footage of the legendary band is a rare historical moment and i have never been disappointed by the quality of the footage, a little dark with no visuals, because the music was so appealing to me. The idea of illustrating the show with a story is not a bad idea, but at times, i was missing the joy of seeing the band play their instrument, it's the case, especially during the song "The Song Remains the Same", who is one of the best Led Zeppelin songs, along with "No Quarter", simply because for me that's the songs that are the closest to Progressive rock with their nice atmosphere. Another highlight of the show is the 15 minutes drum solo of John Bonham, who is captured nicely by cameras.

The extras contains more songs, and more footage of the conference press talking about the robbery that i was talking earlier in my review. After 38 years, it's easy for me to give this a 5 stars, because it's still a great music to hear today despite some flaws on the quality of the footage, but put in the context of the 70's and restore on Blu-Ray, it's nice to watch. The 5.1 mix also add a new dimension to the whole experience.

LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin

Movie · 2003 · Hard Rock
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AtomicCrimsonRush
A great DVD from the legends of rock, perhaps the best if you do not count 'The Song Remains the same'. The menus are interesting and you can jump straight into timeless classics such as a 15 minute version of Dazed and Confused with magnificent guitar lead break par excellence from Page. The lighting is always subdued and straightforward, they were never a spectacular showman band, their spectacle lay strictly with the music and what a sound they created! There are shots of the crowd occasionally but the focus is always on Page and Plant.

How Many More Times rocks out for 20 minutes and is a classic. Also drums are showcased on Moby Dick, a 15 minute treasure. Whole Lotta Love makes an appearance and is well sung by Plant. Immigrant Song was always my favourite and theres an awesome version here along with the quintessential Black Dog with that mesmirising riff. The driving blues of Since I've Been Loving You is worth mentioning with Page looking completely absorbed with his guitar. There is a chilling version of In My Time of Dying and of course the indelible Stairway to Heaven is added to the mix. A very strong blue light shines and makes a heavenly glow throughout the performance, similar to TSRTS film.

Rock and Roll is a favourite and also Nobody's Fault but Mine with its killer riff. Whole Lotta Love caps things off at the end of the DVD. I highly reccommend this as a perfect example of why Led Zeppelin are masters of proto metal and an influence to countless musicians worldwide.

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