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Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III (Remastered by Jimmy Page on 180g Vinyl)

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The difficult ‘third album’ from any band is often a tricky affair, but this legendary album didn't disappoint. 

This album started to show the range of styles that Led Zeppelin could and would command, including folky influences as well as the hard rock sounds produced from an increasing range of instruments from synthesizers to the mandolin, and of course there is stellar guitar work, Bonzo's brilliant drumming, and John-Paul Jones' innovative bass lines. 

The original release of this album was delayed due to the complexity of the front cover. The front cover here has been faithfully reproduced and represents a range of natural and man-made items in the ‘volvelle’ collage, which, at the time, was ground-breaking. 

A volvelle is a rotatable laminated card disc, covered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes in the cover. If you moved the image into place behind one hole it would usually bring one or two others surprise images into place behind other holes. The back cover was a composite shot of the best photographs from the photography sessions. The artist, Zacron, chose the images because he wanted to "show them as the giant force they were in music".

 

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Immigrant Song
  2. Friends
  3. Celebration day
  4. Since I've been loving you
  5. Out on the tiles

Side Two

  1. Gallows pole
  2. Tangerine
  3. That's the way
  4. Bron-y-aur stomp
  5. Hats off to (Roy) Harper