The cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a surreal collection of seemingly random images on a white background, many of them connected thematically with flight or aviation. Behind the front cover was a rotatable laminated card disc, or volvellecovered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes in the cover; moving an image into place behind one hole would usually bring one or two others into place behind other holes.
Zacron chose the images because he wanted to "show them as the giant force they were in music". Zacron later said that, upon his completion of the artwork, Page telephoned him while he was in New York to express his satisfaction with the results, saying, "I think it is fantastic".
Led Zeppelin III was one of the most anticipated albums ofand advance orders in the US alone were close to the million mark. The volvelle-designed sleeve held up production and caused a two-month delay. It immediately topped the British charts. Although the band's expanding musical boundaries were greeted warmly by some, detractors attacked the heavier tracks as being mindless noise.
In a review for Rolling Stonecritic Lester Bangs praised "That's the Way" as "beautiful and genuinely moving", while characterising the band's heavier songs as crude and little differentiated from each other.
A positive review came from Robert Christgauwho originally assigned it an A-minus grade and wrote in his "Consumer Guide" review for The Village Voice : "I have always approved theoretically of Led Zep's concept, and now the group has finally whipped it into shape. It's amazing to realize that Robert Plant's vocals can convey that same overbearing power when Page plays acoustic, as he does to great effect on several cuts here. No drum solos, either. In the UK, it reached No. Despite mostly indifferent reviews and lower sales than Led Zeppelin's previous two albums, Led Zeppelin III' s reputation has recovered over time.
The RIAA certified the album 2 times platinum inand 6 times platinum in Along with the group's self-titled debut album and their second album, Led Zeppelin IIthe album was remastered and reissued on 2 June The LP versions replicate the original volvelle sleeve design. The reissue was released with an inverted colour version of the original album's artwork as its bonus disc's cover.
The reissue was met with widespread critical acclaim. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 98, based on 10 reviews. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. So buy it now. You know you want to. It's what all the cool kids are doing. There you go Very good. II really just love listening to these older songs.
They really do bring back so many memories. Memory lane as they say. Some of these songs can really bring you back to a certain times of your life. Often times I remember things that I had long forgotten, or so I thought. It is just great to listen and relax and enjoy these great songs. I grow up with so many of them. I do often listen on my laptop when I am travel and staying in hotels. Nice to have some thing familiar with me.
I love that I will never ever lose them or scratch them ever again. No more finding the wrong CD in the case either! That really was aggravating.
Will have them forever if you are buying your music in mp3 form from Amazon. Giving a 1 star because I cannot give 0. I was all excited for this album and to have it not even work with poor sound quality to the point if you turn the volume all the way up you still only hear scratching and muffled music. How does this have so many rave reviews!? I love the sound of the new remastered CD, it's true to the original as far as I can tell and it's wonderful hearing these songs again with spectacular clarity and no static, it does not sound like digital, it sounds good!
Listening to these songs they still sound amazing and from another planet. Eddie Kramer's clever production techniques also helped them achieve some massive sonic landscapes with a limited number of recording tracks. If you liked it a long time ago buy it now and listen to the remastered version on a killer set of headphones, be careful, it Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (Vinyl blow your mind :- Good music to all.
Even though I own all their albums, this is still my favorite. I saw this album performed live at the Grande Ballroom in It was a few months after I saw the Yardbirds at the same venue that year. Much of this music evolved from Jimmy Page's Yardbirds period. This album is the most blues oriented of the Led Zeppelin albums. The cover art is very spartan. Led Zeppelin was signed to Atlantic Records by Ahmet Ertegun in after hearing their demo recording. He "knew they would be a smash" Wiki.
The was a record signing bonus paid for the time. I do not know the reason for the super cheap artwork used on this release. I believe this album was recorded in 1 week at Olympic Studios in London. The recording engineer for this album was the famous Glyn Johns. That was released 20 years ago. As a electrical engineer knowledgable about the evolution of audio equipment, and particularly Analog to Digital Converters, it is my opinion that this recently pressed Japan SHM CD is the best sound of this recording to date.
If you know this music, you know you want it; it'll be our dirty little secret. The sleeve is great but the best part is the disc has been properly remastered without all the ham-fisted, brickwalled compression, distortion, and EQ that's all too common in the current market. Trust me, zep is loud enough, they don't need any help. This disc sounds crisp and clear, or as much so as Led Zep ever did.
See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. This is a recording of its time and no matter how much remastering is done it shows its age. The guitars, vocals and drums are on the whole very good. The recording is let down by the distortion and shear noise of the cymbals, otherwise this would be a 4 star recording.
These reviews are about the quality or not of the recorded sound. To read about how the reviews are done please see my profile. Not muddy but sounds slightly fuzzy. The cymbals are however terrible and after continued listening become a distraction. Indeed such processing can make the sound worse. Modern recordings which have been processed digitally from start to finish can be as good as vinyl. This is not the case, it is the original recording or the process which is to blame.
Ignore this at your cost. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Led Zeppelin Re-mastered original album Rediscovered but still fresh and loose. Their breakthrough album was familiar territory to both fans and Page and co. After all it was more of a reproduction of their live set at the time embracing established blues formats but with their own indelible stamp.
Communication breakdown is raw and spellbinding but in this instance less is more. They would make better records but like the Stones first album you will always remember the first time. Former session man Jimmy Page comes out at last but each is a part of the whole! One person found this helpful. Not a review of the album, rather the physical record itself. Packaging was good, comes with paper sleeve that includes an anti-static lining and no warping as described in previous reviews I believe they use another company now.
The label even sticks to the same style as the original records too! Only beef with it was that the centre hole wasn't cut big enough, forcing me to use some sandpaper to make it larger. Shouldn't have had to do that, but it was an easy fix.
Possibly a one off, no biggie. This bumps me down to 4 stars as Album) may not be for the faint of heart who may not be comfortable with such an ordeal, but my record plays beautifully now. Would recommend! Every rock music fan has their defining Led Zeppelin moment or defining zep album. Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (Vinyl some it's the potent riffery of '2', for some it's the diversity of Physical Graffitti, with me it's 'Presence' but in truth, each album is a defining moment, even 'In through the out door' had its moments!
Led Zeppelin 1 or the first album, as you prefer is special as it set the template for what was to come. The template got added to, expanded, extended, sometimes twisted about, but this debut carries all the elements that make Led Zeppelin so special, the breadth of scope from the blistering hard rock of communication breakdown through the acoustic shimmering beauty of 'Black mountain side' to the raw blues of You shook me and 'How many more times.
Then its Plant in fine voice, playing off Page for Willie Dixon's 'You shook me' before the 'tour de force that is 'Dazed and confused' I much prefer this version to the 27 minute behemoth that clogs up a who;e side side??
No need for any pointless meandering here, they make their statement of intent in 2 and a half minutes. The ghost of Willie Dixon turns up again on 'I can't quit you, baby' nodding his approval of these white boys that bleed the blues before the final tour de force of 'How many more times' Plant is at his absolute best as he declares 'I've got you in the sights of my gun' in this 'jammed' blues rock classic.
It's as good a starting point as any if Led Zep have previously passed you by and you want to see what the fuss is about, you will not be disappointed. Don't forget to work your way to 'Physical Graffitti' and Presence to see how the music progressed, but witness here a young band with all their raw enthusiasm and fire. Some will say that it didn't get any better than this, and I would be hard pushed to contest that point.
Enjoy, and rock out!! Load more international reviews. I had Led Zep 2 a full thirty years before getting this one recently. I always had a perception that this would be somehow not the finished article, perhaps a rushed lo-fi recording padded out with cover versions. How wrong could I be? It's brilliant, quite possibly the best of the lot. The band seem to have found their sound straight away unlike many bands who take several albums to really gel.
There's an extra something special happening here, an energy, a chemistry between the musicians, that elevates this above the later albums. For example, closer How Many More Times simply explodes out of the speakers when the full band come in. It's genuinely exciting rock music and it's not hard to see how this album began the process of changing the game for hard rock. It's also got a big, full-blooded sound that no other album I can think of from that era can match.
Forthis big warm sound is almost miraculous - strange how Page seemed to progressively forget his production skills, as later albums sounded ever thinner and harsher. With its raw bluesy style, Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (Vinyl, this album dropped into the spotlight like a burning zeppelin in The greatness of this album soon catapulted them to well deserved fame. Some great great tracks here, like the psychedelic Dazed and confused! Well they're all so good.
Good times bad times is amazing, such a jive to it. Despite most songs being very bluesy, there is still a lot of variety here. There are certainly glimpses of their folky introspection on black mountain side, your time is gonna come, and babe i'm gonna leave you. I love the way plant copies pages guitar on you shook me. Surreal organ on your times gonna come.
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