Led Zeppelin III

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Led Zeppelin III
Album cover
Album by Led Zeppelin
Released October 5, 1970
Recorded May-August 1970 at
Ardent Studios, Memphis;
Headley Grange, Hampshire, with The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio;
Island Studios, London;
Olympic Studios, London.
Mixed at Island Studios, London;
Electric Lady, New York
Producer Jimmy Page
Genre Hard rock
Length 43 min 04 s
Record label Atlantic Records
Catalogue (US) Atlantic SD 7201
(UK) Atlantic 2401 002
Professional reviews
Q 5/5 October 2000 (http://www.q4music.com/nav?page=q4music.review.redirect&fixture_review=124845&resource=124845&fixture_artist=144739)
Led Zeppelin Chronology
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin III, the third album by Led Zeppelin, was released October 5, 1970 by Atlantic Records (see 1970 in music). This album added acoustic and folk rock elements to the band's rock and blues repertoire, which also helped endear the band to progressive rock fans. Detractors attacked the heavy music as being mindless noise, while the acoustic material was slagged as being a pale imitation of the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Although the negative reviews had a slight effect on sales at the time, Led Zeppelin III was still a trans-atlantic #1 smash and, with the passage of time, its reputation has recovered considerably.


Track listing

  1. "Immigrant Song" (Page/Plant) 2:23
  2. "Friends" (Page/Plant) 3:54
  3. "Celebration Day" (Page/Plant/Jones) 3:28
  4. "Since I've Been Loving You" (Page/Plant/Jones) 7:24
  5. "Out On the Tiles" (Page/Plant/Bonham) 4:05
  6. "Gallows Pole" (trad. arr. Page/Plant) 4:56
  7. "Tangerine" (Page) 2:57
  8. "That's the Way" (Page/Plant) 5:37
  9. "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp"* (Page/Plant/Jones) 4:16
  10. "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper" (trad.) 3:42

* (misspelled as Bron-Y-Aur Stomp on most pressings)


Cover design

The original vinyl edition was packaged in a gatefold sleeve with a novelty cover. The cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a surreal collection of seemingly random images on a white background, many of them connected with flight or aviation (as in "Zeppelin"). Behind the front cover was a rotatable paper disc covered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes in the cover. Moving an image into place behind one hole would usually bring one or two others into place behind other holes. This could not be replicated on a conventional cassette or CD cover, but there have been Japanese and British pressings packaged in miniature versions of the original sleeve.

External Links

Led Zeppelin
John Bonham - John Paul Jones - Jimmy Page - Robert Plant
Original albums: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin III - Untitled - Houses of the Holy - Physical Graffiti - Presence - The Song Remains the Same - In Through the Out Door - Coda
Other albums: Boxed Set - Profiled - Remasters - Boxed Set 2 - The Complete Studio Recordings - BBC Sessions - Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One - Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two - How the West Was Won
Films: The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin DVD
Songs: "The Battle of Evermore" - "Dazed and Confused" - "Stairway to Heaven" - "When the Levee Breaks"
Other: Peter Grant - Swan Song Records

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