Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

     
 

Led Zeppelin have been worshipped intensely by generations of rock musicians ever since the 1969 release of their first of eight massively influential studio recordings. Despite a near-constant, and unrealistically cool critical reception, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, and John Bohnam'sSee more details below

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Led Zeppelin have been worshipped intensely by generations of rock musicians ever since the 1969 release of their first of eight massively influential studio recordings. Despite a near-constant, and unrealistically cool critical reception, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, and John Bohnam's beyond-iconic status was hardly ever in doubt, and indeed grew for a 20-year period after the band's 1979 demise. Encomium's tribute is appropriately reverent, with serious treatments generally true to their original arrangements. Before getting frustrated with what could be considered mere musical mimicry on the part of the record's participants, listeners should be reminded that the unusual and painstakingly detailed arrangements are generally what made Led Zeppelin songs great. If Cracker, for instance, had made "Good Times Bad Times" into their own kind of alt-country ditty, it might have been interesting, but Encomium's producers weren't willing to risk it, so they appropriately ensured cohesion by allowing (or encouraging) Cracker, and each of the disc's diverse list of contributors, to stay within earshot of their selected title's original versions. That's not to say that this tribute is without its own color. David Yow of Jesus Lizard could never even approximate Plant's rendition of "Custard Pie," so when Yow teams with Helmet for their own bombastic version of the classic, the flailing results are quite fresh without being at all revisionist. Other highlights include Sheryl Crow's sexy vocal performance of "D'yer Mak'er" that stands up well to Plant's sultry original, and Atlantic Records' promotional inclusion of their 1995 baby-band Never the Bride's expressive "Going to California." While nothing compares to the original hard rock masterpieces, the transcendent power of this 12-track collection should satisfy fans of emotive guitar rock, no matter the era.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/1995
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678273124
catalogNumber:
82731

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duran Duran   Group,Track Performer
Helmet   Group,Track Performer
Robert Plant   Track Performer
Henry Rollins   Vocals
4 Non Blondes   Track Performer
Blind Melon   Group,Track Performer
Tori Amos   Track Performer
Stone Temple Pilots   Group,Track Performer
Cracker   Group,Track Performer
Sheryl Crow   Vocals,Track Performer
Hootie & the Blowfish   Track Performer
Big Head Todd & the Monsters   Group,Track Performer
Henry Bogdan   Bass
Bill Bottrell   Multi Instruments
Terry Bozzio   Drums
Mark Bryan   Guitar,Background Vocals
Dean DeLeo   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Robert DeLeo   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar
Nick Forster   Slide Guitar
Melvin Gibbs   Bass
Page Hamilton   Guitar
Chris Haskett   Guitar
Peter Holsapple   Organ,Mandolin
Shannon Hoon   Vocals
Eric Kretz   Percussion,Drums
David Lowery   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
John Macy   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Navarro   Guitar
Linda Perry   Vocals
Brad Smith   Bass,Vocals
John Stanier   Drums
Scott Weiland   Vocals
David Yow   Vocals,Track Performer
Glenn Graham   Drums
Bob Rupe   Bass
Todd Park Mohr   Guitar,Vocals
Brian Nevin   Drums,Vocals
Michael Sherwood   Keyboards
Rob Squires   Bass
Blowfish   Track Performer
Johnny Hickman   Guitar
Christa Hillhouse   Bass
Dawn Richardson   Drums
Rollins Band   Group,Track Performer
Never the Bride   Group,Track Performer
Christopher Thorn   Guitar
Darius Rucker   Vocals
Dean Felber   Bass,Background Vocals
Rob Echeverria   Guitar
Dan Schwartz   Bass
Catherine Feeney   Piano,Strings
Rogers Stevens   Guitar
Charlie Quintana   Drums

Technical Credits

Duran Duran   Arranger,Producer
Helmet   Producer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer,Producer
Tori Amos   Contributor
John Paul Jones   Composer
Kevin Williamson   Executive Producer
Big Head Todd & the Monsters   Producer
Henry Bogdan   Producer
John Bonham   Composer
Bill Bottrell   Producer,Engineer
Bill Curbishley   Executive Producer
Eddie DeLena   Engineer
Nick DiDia   Engineer
Don Gehman   Producer,Engineer
Page Hamilton   Producer
Richard Hasal   Engineer
Eddie Kramer   Producer,Engineer
David Lowery   Producer
Stephen Marcussen   Contributor
Dave Navarro   Producer
Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Linda Perry   Producer
Peter Rave   Engineer
John Siket   Engineer
John Stanier   Producer
Andy Torri   Producer,Engineer
Theo VanRock   Producer
Butch Vig   Producer
Todd Park Mohr   Producer
Brian Nevin   Producer
Rob Squires   Producer
Never the Bride   Producer
Jolene Cherry   Executive Producer
Mike Gregovich   Engineer
Rob Echeverria   Producer
Catherine Feeney   Producer,Contributor
Tat   Mastering

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