Led Zeppelin (1969)
|Artist: Led Zeppelin|
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica); Jimmy Page (acoustic, electric, & pedal steel guitars, background vocals); John Paul Jones (organ, bass, background vocals); John Bonham (drums, tympani, background vocals).|
|Additional personnel: Viram Jasani (tablas).|
|Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, England in October 1968.|
|Personnel: Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica); Sandy Denny (vocals); Jimmy Page (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, background vocals); John Paul Jones (organ, keyboards, background vocals); John Bonham (drums, tabla, timpani, background vocals); Viram Jasani (tabla).|
|Recording information: Olympic Studios, London, England (10/1968).|
|Photographer: Chris Dreja.|
|Rising from the ashes of his old band the Yardbirds, session guitarist Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most powerful, influential, and enduring British bands to emerge in the '60s. Despite the presence of such classic thrash-o-ramas as "Good Times Bad Times" and "Communication Breakdown," what set Led Zeppelin apart was the depth and range of their music. Their sound was bathed in the blues, from rootsy covers of Willie Dixon's "You Shook Me" and "I Can't Quit You Baby," to the crunching rhythm changes of "Dazed And Confused."|
|Few guitarists before or since possessed Page's sense of pacing and dynamics, as exemplified by the traditional acoustic folk elements framing the arena gestures on "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," and the raga-flavored acoustic mystery of "Black Mountain Side." These elements would continue to evolve on subsequent albums, leading to some of Led Zeppelin's greatest moments.|
Producer: Jimmy Page
Engineer: Glyn Johns
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Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 05/06/1994|
|Original Release Date : 1969|
|Catalog ID : 7567826322|
|Label : Atlantic (Label)|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : AAD|
|UPC : 00075678263224|
- Ranked #29 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...From the very beginning, Zeppelin had the astonishing fusion of Page's lyrical guitar playing and Robert Plant's paint-peeling love-hound yowl..."
- 5 stars out of 5 - "...No Zep album sounds quite as gratifyingly raw or is as comprehensive in defining the band's intentions..."
- 3 Stars - Good - "...the rites of passage, Marquee-style bluesbreaker album, recorded in just 30 hours (no record contract, no cash)
, it's peak 'Dazed And Confused,' wherein half-inch blues exploded into riffology..."
Customer Reviews of Led Zeppelin
One of the best ever!12/26/2012
Zep is my favorite band so I put many hours playing them and then have to rebuy this cd. You all have it and I get it.
Led Zeppelin #1 is a Lifetime Favorite2/7/2009
I have personally burned up multiple copies of Led Zep's first LP, 8-Track, Cassette and now CD's. With my new 1994 digitally remastered CD, I find myself floating in some sort of dream space. Songs Like "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", "Black Mountain Slide", "Dazed and Confused" and "You Shook Me Baby" are good examples of songs that transcend space and time, besides transporting you to a distant galaxy. When you get there you are introduced to the amazing and steaming hot guitar of the emerging guitar icon Mr. Jimmy Page "Communication Breakdown" and "Good Times Bad Times" are my two favorites besides Babe I'm Gonna Leave You ( sentimental reasons). The songs are short, sweet, they sizzle. The opening, the fill, the lead, the solo - wow!!!!! The songs have catchy lyrics, a great chorus, a superstar cast and a hypnotic influence ... What more keys to success does a band need to have? This is the first album and a must have FIVE STARS......