Led Zeppelin [Remastered]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Led Zeppelin had a fully formed, distinctive sound from the outset, as their eponymous debut illustrates. Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme, Zeppelin created a majestic, powerful brand of guitar rock constructed around simple, memorable riffs and lumbering rhythms. But the key to the group's attack was subtlety: it wasn't just an onslaught of guitar noise, it was shaded and textured, filled with alternating dynamics and tempos. As Led Zeppelin proves, the group was capable of such multi-layered music from the start. Although the extended psychedelic blues of "Dazed and Confused," "You Shook Me," and "I...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Led Zeppelin had a fully formed, distinctive sound from the outset, as their eponymous debut illustrates. Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme, Zeppelin created a majestic, powerful brand of guitar rock constructed around simple, memorable riffs and lumbering rhythms. But the key to the group's attack was subtlety: it wasn't just an onslaught of guitar noise, it was shaded and textured, filled with alternating dynamics and tempos. As Led Zeppelin proves, the group was capable of such multi-layered music from the start. Although the extended psychedelic blues of "Dazed and Confused," "You Shook Me," and "I Can't Quit You Baby" often gather the most attention, the remainder of the album is a better indication of what would come later. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" shifts from folky verses to pummeling choruses; "Good Times Bad Times" and "How Many More Times" have groovy, bluesy shuffles; "Your Time Is Gonna Come" is an anthemic hard rocker; "Black Mountain Side" is pure English folk; and "Communication Breakdown" is a frenzied rocker with a nearly punkish attack. Although the album isn't as varied as some of their later efforts, it nevertheless marked a significant turning point in the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal. [A remastered version was released in 2014.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2014
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227964597
  • Catalog Number: 535224
  • Sales rank: 6,065

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Led Zeppelin Primary Artist
Jimmy Page Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Robert Plant Harmonica, Vocals
John Paul Jones Organ, Bass, Background Vocals
John Bonham Drums, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
J.B. Lenoir Composer
Jimmy Page Composer, Producer, Remastering
Robert Plant Composer
Jake Holmes Inspiration
John Paul Jones Composer
Anne Bredon Composer
John Bonham Composer
Chris Dreja Back Cover Photo
Glyn Johns Engineer
John Davis Mastering
George Hardie Cover Design, Cover Art
Peter Grant Executive Producer
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