Led Zeppelin III

November 13, 2007 | Format: MP3
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  • Original Release Date: October 5, 1970
  • Release Date: October 5, 1970
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 1970 Swan Song Inc.
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  • Total Length: 42:55
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  • ASIN: B0011Z5IVO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)

Customer Reviews

What struck me about this newly remastered CD was THE SOUND... It is so clean and clear!
Chris Harbeck
Some are alternate takes of the album songs from the same recording sessions, every bit as good in their way but slightly different.
The Guardian
The deluxe edition bonus disc contains the best of the three initial release albums bonus material.
Beatlenik

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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I suspect like many fans - I bought all three of these 2CD DELUXE EDITIKNS on the day of release (Monday 2 June 2014 here in the UK). And after the initial disappointment of the "Led Zeppelin" debut version with its questionable sound on some tracks and its rubbish bootleg-sounding live bonus disc - I'm thrilled to say that "II" and "III" are entirely different beasts.

For me it's not the more applauded and revered "II" that tickles my spine - but the fabulous 'Acoustic' expansion of the British Super Group's songwriting chops on "III" that puts them head and shoulders above all the rest. This beauty has always made my eyes water and my quadruple bypass beat a little faster. Well - "III" now sounds fabulous - and the 'Companion Audio' CD actually warrants the word 'bonus' with some truly spine-tingling new additions. Here are the Tiny Flowers and Hangman Riding Many A Mile details...

UK released 2 June 2014 (3 June in the USA) - Atlantic/Swan Song 8122796449 breaks down as follows...

Disc 1 (43:11 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 10 are the vinyl album "Led Zeppelin III" - originally released 5 October 1970 in the USA on Atlantic SD-7291 and Atlantic 2401 002 in the UK

Disc 2 (41:33 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 9 are PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 'Rough/Alternate Mixes' of Seven album tracks with two New Songs - the Instrumental "Jennings Farm Blues" (which turns out to be an early version of "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp") and a stunning new double cover-version outtake called "Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind".
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By </>< on June 6, 2014
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Finally a new Remaster that isnt trashed by the LOUDNESS WARS. Let an artist such as Jimmy Page at the helm and you dont get that crap! What you do get is a careful thoughtful remaster! SUPERB SOUND! Clean and fresh! We all know the the Led Zep III album by now and how its a true rock classic of all time! The new bonus disc adds some insight and is good to have but the songs are works in progress and thus doesnt equal to the finished work but again its great to own and to hear a new take on an old classic! I highly recommend the first 3 Deluxe Remastered versions that have been released this week of June 2014. New record producers could learn a ton from this volume of work, like the temptation to NOT jack up the volume and totally ruin a great album as is always the case it seems these days!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By William R. Bettler on July 17, 2014
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I must confess that I have purchased this CD three times (and the LP once). This is the best version I have heard of the original album. Details emerge in this remastering that are revelatory. But the real news here is the bonus disc. The instrumental tracks are lovely and support the idea that this is one of rock's most highly accomplished group of musical technicians. The "rough" tracks are simply amazing--one feels like s/he is sitting with the musicians in the recording studio (or in Page's Headley Grange estate!). "Since I've Been Loving You," especially gives me chills (in a good way!).
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Hill TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 3, 2014
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On the heels of the highly successful "Celebration Day" live album and DVD from (whenever), Jimmy Page has begun the process of remastering the entire Led Zeppelin catalog, beginning with the first three, which are all being made available today, June 3rd, 2014. With the first two, I'm replacing my old copies, but I actually have never owned a CD copy of III. I almost bought one about a year ago, but then I read about Page working on these deluxe edition and decided to wait. I'm glad I did, because for not much more than I would have paid for the CD then, I get a newly remastered copy of the album, plus a bonus disc with several studio rough cuts, backing tracks, and alternate takes. I love all of Zeppelin's music, so it's great to hear songs in earlier stages in a slightly different form. It offers fresh perspective on how the final versions of the songs came to be, it gives new emphasis to the music in some cases, like on the tracks with no vocals where you can appreciate the music on its own, and it gives fans something new to hear, which is where the real value is. We've listened to these albums over and over throughout the years, and there's no guitar lick or solo, no vocal nuance, no drum fill that we don't know like the backs of our hands. Now, there are some new, or "newish" if you prefer, tracks to listen to from Led Zeppelin from the prime of their career. I'm very happy with the content, the packaging, and the timing of all three of today's new deluxe editions, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next batch. Bonus material for "Zoso" will make my year when Page decides to release it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Blount on June 8, 2014
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For those of you sitting on the fence wondering if you should by this. The sound quailty is extremely noticable and the extra tracks are good, the price is right and the music is excellent. It's a real remastered masterpiece, worth every penny.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Cagle on June 7, 2014
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As much as I love the first two Zeppelin 2014 remasters and I have reviewed them with great fanfare I think the LZ III remaster takes the cake. At a time when Led Zeppelin was looking to define themselves beyond the heavy rock/metal sterotypes III showed the band could make an album they could play for their families at home. The second side of acoustic, banjo, and mandolin sounds may have put some people off then and now but to me convey a band that has so much talent and soul in their music. The real question here of course is it worth getting the 2014 remaster? Yep, you should. The acoustic instruments will never sound better and that squeaky bass drum pedal on Since I've been loving you has never been more annoying yet so endearing to me then now. There is also a companion disc which for my money might be the best of the first three albums that have been issued. The alternate take of Immigrant Song has more menace and I love the different approach of Since I've been loving you. The cherry on the cake for me is Keys to the Highway. Why this didn't replace Hats off to Roy Harper I don't know. Jimmy Page and John Davis deserve a pat on the back for a job well done! I can't wait for the new remasters of the IV, HOTH, and PG! Don't hesistate get them and enjoy!
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