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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, July 31, 2015
Vinyl, Original recording remastered, July 31, 2015
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The last proper Led Zep album, or "swan song" if you will, carried on the band's grand tradition with In the Evening; Hot Dog; All My Love; Fool in the Rain , and more. From 1979.
Though the band likely didn't know it at the time, this would prove to be the last studio record by one of the most famous rock & roll bands in the world. Drummer John Bonham died shortly after its release. Although nothing compares to early Led Zeppelin--and they lost many longtime fans in the late 1970s--this LP is nothing to be embarrassed by. They were quick to embrace and experiment with synthesizers, and while it wears a little thin by record's end (the synth-bloated "Carouselambra" and the slick AOR hit "All My Love"), it adds a certain majestic tone to the heavy-hitting opener, "In the Evening," and gives a rollicking good-time feel to "South Bound Suarez." Plant's howl and Page's bluesy guitars are in fine form on "I'm Gonna Crawl" and the lilting "Fool in the Rain" recalls the pretty numbers from their early career. --Lorry Fleming
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The album has an overall softer sound to it and seems to me to be more reflective. I don’t mind this one bit – Led Zeppelin always had a softer side to them, so it really was not that much a departure. I think the playing on the album is actually very good and Jimmy Page got some great tones out of the electric guitar. I also like the use of synthesizers too (mostly Yamaha GX-1) – it lends the album an atmospheric feel. The greater use of synthesizers likely reflects the fact that John Paul Jones (and Robert Plant) did most of the writing. At the time, Jimmy Page and John Bonham were struggling with substance abuse problems.
The only track on the album that did not sit well with me was the rockabilly of Hot Dog – although I appreciate the fact that the group was trying to shake things up a bit, this one tune did not work for me.
This remastered version is awesome and attempts to recreate the old LP. The "LP sleeve" comes in the original brown paper wrapper and there is a small booklet that has photos of the group. The sound quality is generally pretty good although it sounds as if the levels of various instruments have been fiddled with. For example, the (admittedly) cheesy synth sounds on Carouselambra have been pushed further down i the mix. Overall though, the general sound is as I remember it.
All in all, this is a decent album that has a least a few gems on it. It is a little quieter than other Led Zeppelin albums but has enough of the Led Zeppelin sound that it makes for a pretty enjoyable listen.
As far as this, their final, complete release I still think it stands proud on it's own. I think the "controversy" around "Carouselambra" boggles my mind as it seems a logical musical progression along the lines of "The Rain Song" and "Achilles Last Stand" and is one of my favorite tunes. "Hot Dog" just goes to prove that Jimmy Page still can't play country guitar and presages Robert Plants collaboration with Allison Krauss, by decades to be sure. Really it's a bold step for the band, even if it didn't work. I wonder what would have happened if they had put "Darlene" on here instead of releasing it on Coda.
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