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  • Audio CD (19 Mar 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B000024FP2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,760 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Nobody's Fault But MineRobert Plant 4:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Thank YouRobert Plant 5:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. No QuarterRobert Plant 3:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. FriendsRobert Plant 4:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. YallahRobert Plant 4:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. City Don't CryRobert Plant 6:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Since I've Been Loving YouRobert Plant 7:30£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Battle Of EvermoreRobert Plant 6:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Wonderful OneRobert Plant 4:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Wah WahRobert Plant 3:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. That's The WayRobert Plant 5:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Gallows PoleRobert Plant 4:09£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Four SticksRobert Plant 4:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. KashmirRobert Plant12:27Album Only

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Fourteen years of speculation from their fans and occasional sniping between the two former members ended when Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin reconvened their former musical partnership to produce No Quarter. Having long resisted offers from MTV to reform to do an Unplugged show, they finally accepted as part of a deal that also allowed them to visit Morocco to record new material. The album combines the results of both of these projects. The Led Zeppelin material features new arrangements and new instrumentation, including strings, Egyptian musicians and the haunting vocals of British-Asian star Najma Akhtar. The selection of songs is notable for including some of their lesser-known classics and all of the re-arrangements are well thought-out and executed. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" and "No Quarter" are almost completely revamped, and the latter in particular sounds terrific. The four new tracks are not always fully developed as songs--the three recorded with native musicians in Morocco, of which "Yallah" is a highlight, appear to be tantalising fragments of longer jams. Nevertheless, they are always interesting. The fourth track, "Wonderful One", is a moving ballad on which Plant's voice, which throughout the album appears better than ever before, gets yet another chance to shine. --James Swift

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Guardian TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 May 2013
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Originally released in 1994 `No Quarter' contains 14 musical pieces, mostly intelligent and imaginative re-works of songs written jointly by Page and Plant and recorded by Led Zeppelin in the 1970s. Most buyers interested in this collection will be Zeppelin fans and very familiar with all the `originals' from Zep's back catalogue.

One of the reasons Page and Plant hit it off when they met in 1968 was that they shared wide-ranging musical interests, and their subsequent joint-compositions incorporated ideas from North African and Indian music (check out Page's frequently unconventional guitar tunings) as well as Mississippi Delta blues, Appalachian mountain music and the folk traditions of the British Isles.

On this album the duo perform some of their best songs with new arrangements backed by 7 musicians playing variously banjo, mandolin, bodhran and hurdy-gurdy as well as bass and percussion. To add further spice to the mix, a traditional Egyptian 11-piece musical ensemble is deployed on many of the tracks, and - on those recorded in Marrakech - 4 Moroccan musicians. To top it all off, the entire string section from The London Metropolitan Orchestra (violins, violas and cellos) guest on a brand new interpretation of the Zep classic `Kashmir' to close the album.

Some of the songs on the album are performed in front of a live audience and some are studio recordings; some recorded in Marrakech in the open air and some at a cottage in Snowdonia. Overall the result is a very rich musical experience, more complex and varied than any one of Zeppelin's glorious albums to which this collection will inevitably be compared.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Jan 2009
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`No Quarter' is one of those albums that is best listened to in a dark room, with a glass of red wine and letting the music wash over you. If it hits you just right you will find yourself both mesmerised and moved. This has a fine selection of tracks, including many Led Zeppelin tracks, and makes for some fine listening. Recorded with both Egyptian and Moroccan musicians, this album has a wonderfully middle eastern feel and often enhances previously known and loved tracks like `Kashmir'. `Since I've Been Loving You' has a great bluesy feel and `Wonderful One' stands out amidst the other gems on this CD. `Kashmir' is the ultimate album closer and that driving riff coupled with the middle eastern music makes for powerful listening. A great album from two legendary artists and although this album is nearly 14 years old (at the time of writing this review), it stills sounds fresh and inspiring. Well worth a try if you're a fan of Led zeppelin or not.

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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 7 April 2004
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Calling this album by the video title of "Unleded," as a takeoff on "Unplugged," sorely misses the point of why "No Quarter" is not just Jimmy Page and Robert Plant doing acoustic versions of Led Zeppelin songs. The primary attraction of this album is the infusion of Eastern rhythms and sounds into their old songs. The Egyptian Ensemble's percussion section uses instruments you just do not hear on rock 'n' roll albums: Dobolla, Duf, Bendir, Reque, Merwas, Nay and Finger Cymbals (for good measure the back up band includes a Bodhran and Hurdy Gurdy). As soon as you hearing the opening of "Nobody's Fault But Mine" you know that there is an exotic twist to these songs this time around. "No Quarter," "Friends," "The Battle for Evermore," "Gallows Pole" and "Four Sticks" all benefit from this fresh approach. Then, just to make things really interesting, we get the string section of the London Metropolitan Orchestra to come in on the awesome version of "Kashmir" that ends the album. Consequently, the songs were we do not really get the full flavor of this exotic twist, such as "Thank You," That's the Way" and "Since I've Been Loving You," seem a bit out of place. It would be hard to argue that Plant's voice is everything it once was, but ultimately he is just another instrument on this mix. I have always appreciated the mixing of musical styles, whether it is Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel using South African influences or Loreena McKennitt blending Celtic and Eastern music together, so I certainly consider "No Quarter" to be in that successful vein. The fact that these are Led Zeppelin songs just makes this album that much better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bearsome on 2 Feb 2013
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I'm a huge Robert Plant fan, but am only now, quite late on, collecting some of his non Led Zep stuff. This is a great collection of songs and, Kashmir, always my favourite Led Zep number, is just brilliantly different, with Jimmy Page and an Egyptian orchestra. This CD will be played over and over again.
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By jraff on 16 Oct 2014
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Previously purchased the DVD of No Quarter, which is evocative both to listen and watch (recommend by the way). Purchased this CD to play and retain as a backup, but loved the added bonus of a free MP3 download onto my Kindle. Agree with the positive reviews, mixture of blues, rock, folk, mystical eastern music that transports, Page and Plant are simply stunning. Can't go wrong with this one, go on treat your ears!
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