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Led Zeppelin III [Import]

Led ZeppelinAudio CD
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Led Zeppelin was the definitive heavy metal band. It wasn't just their crushingly loud interpretation of the blues -- it was how they incorporated mythology, mysticism, and a variety of other genres (most notably world music and British folk) -- into their sound. Led Zeppelin had mystique. They rarely gave interviews, since the music press detested the band. Consequently, the only ... Read more in Amazon's Led Zeppelin Store

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  • Audio CD (August 16, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002J1U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (357 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,931 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Immigrant Song
2. Friends
3. Celebration Day
4. Since I've Been Loving You
5. Out On The Tiles
6. Gallows Pole
7. Tangerine
8. That's The Way
9. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
10. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

Editorial Reviews


After plundering the Yardbirds' legacy and Willie Dixon (among others) for their blues-riff-heavy first two albums, Jimmy Page and company surprised many listeners with the strong acoustic/folk sensibility displayed on III. Page aficionados shouldn't have been caught off guard; the guitarist had toyed with similar sensibilities and modalities during his brief tenure with the Yardbirds (most notably "White Summer" from the Little Games album). Ever the creative thieves, Zep kick off the album by nicking the riff from "Bali Ha'i" no less, with Robert Plant wailing it to punctuate the thundering FM warhorse "Immigrant Song." Even other electric rockers like "Celebration Day" and "Out on the Tiles" have an inventive, offbeat musicality to them that suggest the band was already wary of stereotyping. But it's the decidedly mellower acoustic groove of the album's latter half that's the news here, from the graceful beauty of "That's the Way" and "Tangerine" to the raw, folksy charm of "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp," "Hats Off (to Roy Harper)," and the traditional "Gallows Pole." --Jerry McCulley

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1970's unexpectedly acoustic-oriented Led Zeppelin III is the sleeper in the band's catalog, and remains many a fan's favorite. Includes Tangerine; That's the Way; Immigrant Song; Since I've Been Loving You; Gallows Pole , and more.

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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In A Mellow Mood April 17, 2001
Format:Audio CD
After the thundering success of their first two albums, Led Zeppelin showed that they had more than just a heavy metal side. Led Zeppelin III has an acoustic based, earthy sound and in most places finds the band in a mellow mood. "Immigrant Song" opens the album with a driving kick that belies what will follow. "Friends" and "Celebration Day" show off Jimmy Page's skills on the acoustic guitar while retaining the power of their electric work. "Since I've Been Loving You" is a mournful blues dirge in which Robert Plant bleeds his heart out all over the song. John Bonham contributes the fine "Out On The Tiles". "Gallow's Pole" starts with a slow beat and then builds and builds and picks up speed like water rising in a dam. The water keeps getting higher and then tension builds in the song before it comes bursting free at the end. "Tangerine" is beautiful song that doesn't get many mentions as a great Zep song, but despite its seeming subtlety, it one of the most intricate of their songs and one of their all-time best. III is among the most critically bashed of their albums, but the acoustic nature of it was a precursor to the Unplugged albums of the 90's and the album deserves alot more credit than it gets.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mature Transition August 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
On this album ,Zeppelin begin to become more electic in their music after two raunchy blues albums to get the ball rolling. They haven't completely left their power behind though. IMMIGRANT SONG is a short but immensley powerful song with plants banshee wail like nothing you've ever heard. CELEBRATION DAY has a brlliant warped slide guitar riff and OUT ON THE TILES is an underrated classic zeppelin tune with its funky swagger. SINCE I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU is a brilliant epic not quite of the same standard as other zeppelin epics but it still remains a concert favourite. But the secret of this album is the folky side of it which is excellent throughout. GALLOWS POLE is a menacing interpretation of a Leadbelly classic, BRON-YUAR-STOMP is an infectious tune, but the standouts ore most definately TANGERINE which is a quite amazing tune showing how much Zeppelin have matured as can be said for THAT'S THE WAY which is equally pristine and one of their best compositions.
What this album does is show you that Led Zeppelin were far more than straight blues rock or heavy metal, their compositions were detailed thoughtful and even sensitive and of all their albums, this shows that side of them best and also gives us a little sneak preview of what was to come next.
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75 of 87 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most Underrated Zeppelin Album (4 STARS) January 13, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I would have to say that "Led Zeppelin III" is by far their most under-appreciated album to date. Many fans hardly recognize it for the beautiful music it contains. Sure, it's not as catchy, driving, grabbing as some of the more popular Zepp albums, but really that's the basis of its appeal. "III" is not something you can imagine filled football stadiums moshing to. It's what's in the background as you ask someone to pass the coffee on a Sunday. And critics, as many as their fans did at the same time, sold them out in the early 1970's. Zepp is heralded as a "Blues Metal Band" (sounds like an oxymoron to me) and people expected the same high pitched wisping Robert Plant vocals to accompany Page's blues riffs. But when "III" hit, everyone was disillusioned. Teased with "Immigrant Song" and Part 2 of Friends, "Celebration Day," no one could lower their heart rate in time to appreciate acoustic classics like "Tangerine," "Gallows Pole," and "That's the Way." Perhaps they could swallow the bluesy "Since I've been Loving You" or "Hats Off to Roy Harper" having been introduced to the same sound in their 1969 debut, but on the whole they were disappointed.
Years later "Immigrant Song," "Friends," "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp," and the unreleased "Hey, Hey What Can I Do" rank among Zeppelin's greatest songs. Page seemed to be the one taking all the risks, hanging up the legendary Les Paul to fiddle with alternate acoustic guitar tunnings (Open D 4th fret capo on "That's the Way," Open G tuning on "Bron-Y-Aur"). And after the dust has settled on the bands monster career, "III" is behind only "IV," "Houses of the Holy," and "Physical Graffiti" as Zepp's finest album.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zeppelin's Best! June 15, 2001
By tin2x
Format:Audio CD
Sure it's supposed to be an "acoustic" album and "soft" but it actually is a super, well rounded affair. You get rockin' tunes ("Immigrant Song", "Out On The Tiles", "Celebration Day"), funky folk ("Bron Yr Aur Stomp", "Gallows Pole"), some kickin' blues or blues influenced tracks ("Since I've Been Loving You", "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper" which is "Shake 'Em On Down"), and a super ballad in "Tangerine". I & II are great but I think there's an earthiness and subtlety here that are missing from their first two efforts. IV/ZOSO is overrated because of 3 songs, and the later albums are by and large pretty damn good. But I'd say this is the most diverse album, and apart from metal heads' perspectives, their most accessible. I love Spinal Tap but sometimes you don't need to go to 11 to totally rock out... Led Zeppelin III proves it. Enjoy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it for years.
Loved it for years. I have this on vinyl but wanted it on CD. Now I have added it to my Zeppelin collection.
Published 18 days ago by Jerry Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
The greatest rock band of all time. Where would they have gone had their iconic drummer not passed away? Amazing
Published 21 days ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars led zep is the best
kick ass rock and roll. some of the best syncopation every done in a studio, they are just as good live.
Published 1 month ago by steve miller
5.0 out of 5 stars before it was digitally remastered...
sounds great, arrived very quickly...Love Led Zepp, made my day when this arrived,wish I could find more music before they ruin it through remastering...
Published 1 month ago by dazzed58
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Awesome
What can I say just a true masterpiece it seems I just can't get tired of it still sounds amazing
Published 1 month ago by Steven Calcagno
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mixed Bag, But Not A Mixed Review
Zeppelin III was unwanted fodder for music critics in 1970 who weren't ready for a drastically different approach after the rocking Zeppelin II. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Todd7
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality as was posted
Whoever rates the albums for this seller knows what he is talking about. For a used copy it is near mint! Read more
Published 2 months ago by John Lesh
5.0 out of 5 stars ZEPPELIN III!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C'mon it's Led Zeppelin..What more do I have to say?? Great price also.. Gives you all the greatest band in Rock n Roll had to offer.
Published 2 months ago by jason osterberg
5.0 out of 5 stars psych rock and folk mixture.
When I first heard this , I was perplexed. There were a few great hard rock songs on here. But there was also folk rock done in electric style. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michael Dobey
5.0 out of 5 stars Led Zeppelin . . .
A product I am more than happy to review. Led Zeppelin among many other older bands is astronomically famous. They are STILL more popular than ever. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mathew Lee Dean
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