Led Zeppelin were never afraid to try new musical directions, drawing inspiration from such styles as blues, rock, folk, country (and everything in between!) to create a unique sound that almost defies description, probably the most appropriate way to describe their vast repertoire is simply as "Led Zeppelin". During their reign they created one of the most enduring and diverse catalogues in modern music and firmly secured their status as one of the most influential groups ever (probably second only to The Beatles!).
Throughout their years at the top they were shrouded in mystery and intrigue, and seemed to leave behind a trail of question marks wherever they went. They were not a “public” band (they didn’t hire a publicist until their 9th US tour, almost five years after their formation!); they continually distanced themselves from the media, instead relying on word of mouth and their often-astounding live performances to promote themselves. Not surprisingly, this low profile led to wild rumors about their lifestyles and habits and as a result little was known about the men behind the music.
One of the most fascinating aspects of any piece of music is its composition the birth of the songs and what led to their eventual arrangements. The Led Zeppelin “Anthology” addresses the need to examine this facet of Zeppelin’s career and offers a glimpse behind those hallowed studio walls, beginning with Led Zeppelin in 1968 and ending with their final recorded work in 1978, “In Through The Out Door”, sadly for the purposes of this report we will only cover the later mentioned album “In Through the Out Door”
“In Through the Out Door, The Polar Sessions”
When Led Zeppelin reached Abba’s Polar Music complex in Stockho...
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... to transcend categorization. These strands include English folk, Mississippi blues, and Indian raga; when stamped with the band's identity and a sharp production, the brew is intoxicating, and explains why Led Zeppelin continue to be the most commercially successful rock band of the twentieth century.
1. Rapallo Sam. Jimmy Page. March 2002.
2. Electric Magic. Led Zeppelin’s First Press Release. 1968- March 2002.
3."All That Glitters..."Ed. Tom Gogola. Harris Publication Inc. 1996.
4."Led Zeppelin: In Through the outdoor" Atlantic Records. New York, 1978.
5."Led Zeppelin: Rare Interviews." With Alan Black/Alan Freeman. BBC Worldwide Music/King Biscuit Flower Hour Records/Atlantic Records Corporation. Master Tone, 1997.
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