Label: Atlantic - 8122796449 • Format: 2x, CD Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Remastered Trifold Cardboard Sleeve • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Classic Rock
It had a more eclectic style than prior albums, adding folk -style songs to their standard hard rock and blues rock repertoire. While hard rock influences were still present, such as on " Immigrant Song ", acoustic-based songs such as " Gallows Pole " and " That's the Way " showed Led Zeppelin were capable of playing different styles successfully. The band wrote most of the material themselves, but as with prior records, included two songs that were re-interpretations of earlier works, "Gallows Pole" based on a traditional English folk song, by way of American singer Fred Gerlachand "Hats Off to Roy Harper", a reworking of a blues song by Bukka White.
The acoustic material developed from a songwriting session between band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant at Bron-Yr-Aur cottage in Wales, which influenced the musical direction. The songs were recorded in three locations. Additional sessions were held in more traditional recording studios such as Island Studiosand Olympic Studios in London.
As with the prior album, the band eschewed the use of guest musicians, with all music played by band members Page guitarsPlant vocalsJohn Paul Jones bass, keyboardsand John Bonham drums. The range of instruments played by the band was greatly enhanced in this album, with Jones especially emerging as a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing a wide range of keyboard and stringed instruments including various synthesizersmandolin and double bass in addition to his usual bass guitar.
As with prior albums, Page served as producer on the album, with Me And My Big Loud Mouth - The Arthur Smith Show - In Person done by Andy Johns and Terry Manning.
The album was one of the most anticipated ofand its shipping date was held up by the intricate inner sleeve design based around a volvellewith numerous images visible through holes in the outer cover. It was an immediate commercial success upon release and topped the UK and US charts.
Although critics were typically confused over the change in musical style and gave the album a mixed response, Led Zeppelin III has since been acknowledged as representing an important milestone in the band's history, and Cryptopsy - And Then Youll Beg turning point in One For The Bear - Waxfactor - Sci-Fu music.
They were determined to have a proper break, having recorded most of Led Zeppelin II in various locations while on tour, financing the sessions with the album sales and tour receipts. Plant had spent holidays there with his family. This remote setting had no running water or electric power, which encouraged a slight change of musical direction for the band towards an emphasis on acoustic arrangements.
Plant also recalled the band were "obsessed with change" and enjoyed listening to John Fahey. Further sessions took place towards the end of the year, in between touring, before the decision to stop work and take a break at Bron-Yr-Aur. The rural atmosphere gave a relaxed feel to the sessions, and the band found it a more enjoyable environment to develop songs than a studio in the city. Mixing took place at Ardent Studios, Memphisin August partway through the group's sixth American concert tour.
Manning had been to several Led Zeppelin shows, and this led to Page asking him to engineer the new album. Led Zeppelin III marked a change in focus for the band from late s hard rock to a psychedelic folk and acoustic sound. However, on this album, the group used more acoustic arrangements, and they would remain prominent to various degrees in the group's later releases.
It was released as a single in the US and became a top 20 hit. It was the opening song for the band's appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music and subsequent gigs for the next two years. The introduction was used to open live versions of " Black Dog " from 's untitled album If You Cant Rock Me - The Rolling Stones - Its Only Rock N Roll, and Bonham's drum solo on the US tour.
Page played a variety of acoustic and electric guitars and banjo, while Jones played mandolin as well as bass. The track features pedal steel guitar as well as acoustic. It was added to the group's live acoustic set in and performed regularly into the following year. It was then revived as a four-part harmony arrangement in It was written in Bron-Yr-Aur about the problems two people faced in a relationship, and the clashes with their families.
The song became a staple part of the group's acoustic set throughout the s, and was played at the Bath Festival, where Led Zeppelin performed acoustically for the first time in the UK. It was subsequently reworked as an acoustic number, and featured Bonham playing spoons.
The original LP credited the arrangement to "Charles Obscure", a band in-joke. Led Zeppelin III' s original vinyl edition was packaged in a gatefold S. D. Burman - Ishq Par Zor Nahin with an innovative cover, designed by Zacrona multi-media artist whom Page had met in whilst Zacron was a student at Kingston College of Art.
Page asked him if he would help design a sleeve for the album, and on 24 January Zacron met the band at their gig at his university and agreed to do the cover. That spring, he met the band members individually and took a series of photos of each of them, which would be put into collage.
The cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a Atlantis - Various - Puzzletron 4 collection of seemingly random images on a white background, many of them connected thematically with flight or aviation. Behind the front cover was a rotatable laminated card disc, or volvellecovered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes in Happy Feelingz - Z-Ro - The Life Of Joseph W.
McVey cover; moving an image into place behind one hole would usually bring one or two others into place behind other holes. Zacron chose the images because he wanted to "show them as the giant force they were in music". Zacron later said that upon his completion of the artwork, Page telephoned him while he was in New York to express his satisfaction with the results, saying "I think it is fantastic".
Led Zeppelin III was one of the most anticipated albums ofand advance orders in the US alone Out On The Tiles - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III close to the million mark. The volvelle-designed sleeve held up production, and caused a two-month delay. It immediately topped the British charts. Although the band's expanding musical boundaries were greeted warmly by some, detractors attacked the heavier tracks as being mindless noise.
In a review in Rolling Stonecritic Lester Bangs praised "That's the Way" as "beautiful and genuinely moving", while characterising the band's heavier songs as crude and little differentiated from each other.
A positive review came Out On The Tiles - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III Robert Christgau in The Village Voicewho assigned it an A-minus grade and wrote in his capsule review : "I have always approved theoretically of Led Zep's concept, and now the group has finally whipped it into shape.
It's amazing to realize that Robert Plant's vocals can convey that same overbearing power when Page plays acoustic, as he does to great effect on several cuts Out On The Tiles - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III. No drum solos, either. In the UK, it reached No. Despite mostly indifferent reviews and lower sales than Led Zeppelin's previous two albums, Led Zeppelin III' s reputation has recovered over time.
The RIAA certified the album 2 times platinum inand 6 times platinum in Along with the group's self-titled debut album and their second album, Led Zeppelin IIthe album was remastered and reissued on 2 June The LP versions replicate the original volvelle sleeve design. The reissue was released with an Out On The Tiles - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III colour version of the original album's artwork as its bonus disc's cover. The reissue was met with widespread critical acclaim. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 98, based on 10 reviews.
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