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Physical Graffiti Import
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Audio, Cassette, Original recording remastered, August 16, 1994
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Disc one is more consistent, but disc two offers a wide variety of gems such as the building ballad "Ten Years Gone" which offers some of Robert's best lyrics to date, the fun old-timey feel of "Boogie With Stu", the countrified acoustic track "Black Country Woman", and the wild "Wanton Song". Many of these tracks have the feel of b-sides (which is essentially what they were) and makes them even more fun to listen to.
One of the few double LPs to truly be worth purchasing (along with the Beatles White Album, Stevie Wonder's Songs In the Key of Life, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, and Pink Floyd's The Wall), Physical Graffiti is the high water mark of Led Zeppelin's career.
Custard Pie is blues on speed, while being squashed under the skillful wah-wah pedal of Jimmy Page.
The Rover simply rocks. It combines headbanging with flair in a musical statement that is hard to overestimate.
In My Time of Dying contains some of the best spitfire-blues slide guitar you'll ever hear.
Houses of The Holy is a great, catchy pop-rock song that just makes you wanna get up and get your schwerve on.
Trampled Under Foot is pure, 100%, unfiltered headbanging enjoyment.
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant both agree that "Kashmir" was their greatest work. I say they're just being humble about "Stairway to Heaven", but Kashmir is a close second. (Man, Puffy really pissed me off when he did "Come With Me"! Ruined a great song! (Yeah I know Jimmy helped him, but I think Jimmy was just trying to expose a new generation of listeners to Zeppelin, which is honorable))
In The Light has two distinct moods: A peaceful, glorious side, and a dark, foreboding, heavy metal side. These two moods throw you back and forth until you're dizzy, which is a good thing.
Bron-Y-Aur is an acoustic track kinda hidden amidst greatness, but it's actually Jimmy Page's best perfomance on this album! As a guitarist, trust me. This is NOT an easy song to play! Very pretty, too.
Down By The Seaside is a really peaceful little song, with really cretive use of a tremolo effect on Page's guitar. Gets you in the mood for the next two songs.Read more ›
Sure, a few tracks on the ablum: Custard Pie and Trampled Under Foot, are probably the best embodiment of the blues-rock Zep-sound that most people are familiar with, but after those tracks, the album turns into a zen statment on overindulgence. Normally, I might agree that musical overkill is a bad thing, but there's a right time and place for everything; and within the framework of this album, overkill becomes baroque. I argue that only Zep could pull this off.
Beginning with Kashmir, the album lays track upon track until many songs (ie: In the Light, Ten Years Gone) are orchestrated with somtimes 7 or 8 different guitar tracks and 3 or 4 different bass tracks. Bach himself might be proud of such hefty orchestration. Throw in JPJ's keyboards, along with several exotic instruments such as mellotrons and vibrophones, and you've got yourself a saturated hard-rock symphony. Many of the songs, such as Kashmir, In The Light, and Ten Years Gone, are very cerebral, creating a soothing Indian Raga-like effect, while others sustain a hectic Occidental pace (ie: Rover, Night Flight) but are never abrasive to the ear.
I feel that the overall album gets a bum rap sometimes, because many people would prefer to hear the more concise and abbreviated sound associated with the pentatonic riffs of earlier Led-days (ie: Whole Lotta' Love, Heartbreaker).Read more ›
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Incredible look from within the studio. The sound is impeccable, the choice of alternative cuts and mixes is fascinating. Thank you Mr. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ted Timper
I was skeptical that I would like this remaster after not liking the Page/Marino versions. This remaster sounds quite nice! Read morePublished 8 days ago by J-Dub
I have the '93 box set (Ha ha ha, "93." Get it?). This is my first of the 2014-15 remasters and, if this PG is any indication, I want them all. Read morePublished 15 days ago by bleak
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|SHM-CDs sound excellent!!!||
John, I agree completely. MP3 is the equivalent to the 8-track. I wish the studios would give us the actual studio versions, like Pink Floyd and S. Dan tried to do. And some others. My son, who thinks he's a guitarist but does not know anything about Hendrix, listens to MP3 and says it is great.... Read More
Jul 17, 2013 by hugh parker | See all 3 posts
|1994 Physical Graffiti Remaster||
Yes , the 1994 version sounds slightly better than the ordinal release but it is not the best sounding version out there.
Again , the best sounding version is the 2008 SHM-CD import version from Japan. I have had all of those versions at one time.
The older versions have a silver background on... Read More
Jun 17, 2009 by RegF | See all 10 posts
|2003 one disc edition? anyone have it?||
I don't own it, but since CDs hold a max of 80 minutes, and PG was 82 minutes long, I can tell you it is edited.
Jan 14, 2012 by C. Johnson | See all 2 posts
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