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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

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  • The Basics

    You can basically divide rock 'n' roll into two periods: before and after the arrival of Led Zeppelin. The term rock gods was invented for them, and 40 years later, they still personify it more than any other band. Which is why we've scaled Mount Zep to bring back the Essential elements of their staggering story. Every kid who ever harboured guitar-hero dreams began by cranking out the unmistakable intro to "Stairway to Heaven", rock's original epic suite. No hard rock or heavy metal band on the face of the planet would exist if these musical marauders hadn't blown up blues tunes like "When the Levee Breaks" to mountainous proportions via drum demon John Bonham's wooly-mammoth wallop, Robert Plant's electric-banshee wail, and Grim Reaper of rock Jimmy Page slicing the air with lethal, scythe-like guitar licks. And though it's seldom acknowledged, Zeppelin even prefigured punk, with the pent-up-frustration and manic drive of "Communication Breakdown". Discover the deeper secrets inside Zep's rock 'n' roll soul in Next Steps.

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  • Next Steps

    Though the faces of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and Robert Plant are chiseled into hard rock's own Mount Rushmore, Zeppelin could scale down for folk-flavoured ballads or amp up the atmosphere with art-rock ambition in the blink of an eye. Page's improvised banjo and Jones's mandolin swirl around "Gallows Pole" (a dark version of the traditional composition "The Maid Freed from the Gallows") from Led Zeppelin III. Plant's myth-making lyrical mystique floats through the haze of Jones' creepy keyboards on the moody, majestic prog-rock of "No Quarter". But — despite being addressed to a permanently drunk woman who "won't be true" — the window opens to the warm, sun-kissed breeze of sweetly ringing guitar strings, gospel-style backing swells and sob-suppressing declarations of love on the unabashedly pretty "Hey Hey What Can I Do". Experience the full range of the original rock gods' gifts in Deep Cuts.

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  • Deep Cuts

    Led Zeppelin's meat and potatoes was undeniably the blues, and they set the pace for legions of long-haired blues-rock warriors by working their mojo on Windy City classics; crank up "You Shook Me", which they transform into an earth-shaking stomp where Plant's soaring, sexed-up cries duke it out note-for-note with Page's Muddy Waters-meets-Jimi Hendrix axe acrobatics. But digging just a little deeper, you'll discover that the hard-rockin' heroes could funk it up, too, getting on the good foot by mixing a mighty James Brown groove with "Bonzo" Bonham's steely slam on "The Crunge". Along with their other breakthroughs, Led Zep even spiced things up with international flavours by indulging in exotic Eastern textures, like the ones Jones' serpentine synth riffs conjure up in the moody masterpiece "In the Light".

    £5.94 Deep Cuts
  • Complete Set

    Led Zeppelin stormed out of the '60s to define the sound of '70s rock. These four horsemen of the sonic apocalypse took all the elements floating around the late-'60s rock world — blues, folk, conceptual epics — and pumped them up to dizzying dimensions. Their gargantuan sound made them both musically and materially bigger than any band before them, ushering in a new era of larger-than-life arena rock. Even today, the helium-voiced sex appeal of Robert Plant, the utterly original constructions of visionary guitarchitect Jimmy Page, and the titanic-times-ten rhythm section of John Bonham and John Paul Jones are the bedrocks upon which the entire classic-rock canon is built. We've combed through the Zeppelin vaults to bring together the Essentials of their senses-shattering canon; here's your opportunity to experience the majesty, the mystery, the mighty rock mastery of Led Zeppelin in one fell swoop.

    £5.94 Complete Set

Customer Reviews

THE best rock band ever!!

Others wrote wonderful tunes (Beatles), political folk (Bob Dylan), ballads and rock 'n roll (Presley) and they were all great pop/folk/rock n roll gods, BUT after ZEP nothing was ever the same again. You can list literally thousands of bands who owe their success to these pioneers. Awesome musicians, awesome band chemistry, awesome individual talents. Listen to the albums and marvel at the invention, the risks and the ability of these four.
Also great people - I played cricket and rugby with Robert Plant and he is such a nice guy!
No argument - the best!!

The Greatest Heavy Rock Band of all Time

Led Zeppelin are simply the masters of heavy rock. Arguably the greatest Rock band of all time (only the Who are equal in my opinion). Led Zeppelin's combination of Robert Plant's awesome vocals, Jimmy Page's screaming guitar riffs, probably the best in the history of rock, John Paul Jones solid bass playing and the almost speaker breaking ear splitting drumming of the late great John Bonham. (Bonzo is up there alongside Keith Moon as the greatest rock drummer of all time, I can never decide who's better).

This collection is very good and contains a great selection of Led Zeppelin tracks. Some people find Led Zepp a little loud and heavy but most people when they hear Led Zeppelin they never look back. Download this collection, push play, crank up the volume, sit back and listen to the undisputed greatest heavy rock band and quite possibly the greatest rock band of all time. Often imitated never bettered, all hail Led Zeppelin.

Just a response to the reviewer saying that Led Zeppelin fall down as being the greatest rock band of all time because not every song they wrote is brilliant. Firstly the majority are, secondly no band including the Beatles have a roll-call of songs that are all great and as a Beatles fan myself, I know this too be true. Thirdly countless numbers of the greatest acts in rock today always mention Led Zeppelin as inspiring. Fourthly Rolling Stone magazine named Stairway to Heaven the greatest Rock song of all time. And lastly the Beatles arent a rock band, they are a pop music band. The Beatles music now sounds dated, listen to current music acts and you can hear Led Zeppelin's influence, bands like Muse, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters and Kasabian to name but a few.

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Where Rock sounds like a classical composition.