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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unjustly Slated: Up There With The First Two
Led Zeppelin III...For many years, this has been regarded as a weaker album in Zeppelin's output from '69 - '75, however, that tag seems to have rightly dropped now. Sure, this has a more accoustic/folk feel to it ( espicially on the old side two), but the accoustic numbers are powerful in their own right and when the electric stuff rocks, it's up there with the first two...
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars three stars and three classics
Led Zeppelin III contains three of the greatest tracks ever recorded by anybody: Immigrant Song, Since I've Been Loving You & That's The Way; it also contains a couple of passable tracks: Gallow's Pole & Tangerine; but it is certainly no classic. Ironically, it isn't a decision to be 'heavy' or folk-oriented, or to try and face in both directions, that lets it down - it's...
Published on 21 Jan. 2012 by Martin J. White


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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost the original, 13 May 2014
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Replaced the Led 3 lent it out and cannotremember who had it and they are not very forth coming by returning it undr there own .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 12 July 2011
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Definitely a must buy, if you are a music lover. Impossible to miss any album from Led Zeppelin! Apart from that, CD in great conditions and received in perfect timing.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Experimental rock of peaks and troughs, 3 Oct. 2005
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A bit of a strange one, this. The introductory Immigrant Song was almost deceptive, as the majority of this album avoids all such power play and aggressive rock riffs. The intro to Out on the Tiles, the weird tuning of the brilliant Friends, and the folk jam of Gallows Pole are standouts, but by their high standards, this probably just fell short of the mark. It still remains a classic, though, and fills the gap between the two masterpieces of 2 and 4 perfectly.
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14 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Zeppelin at their best...., 18 April 2006
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Zeppelin III is a strange album in many ways. It is often overlooked amongst their early (69-71) output and tends to be somewhat harshly judged by fans and critics alike compared with the better-known and more lauded Zeppelin II and IV.

The album itself consists of the usual eclectic mix of heavy rock and blues with an unusually pronounced emphasis on acoustic folk making up the second half of the album.......All very promising, then...?

The only problem is that the trademark heavy rock tracks on Zeppelin III are not top drawer by Zeppelin standards. The songs are strangely lacklustre and forgettable, compared with classics like 'Whole Lotta Love' (Zeppelin II) and 'Rock and Roll' and 'Black Dog' (Zeppelin IV).

In addition, the production, for the most part, sounds vague and woolly and lacks the usual crispness and 'live feel' evident on most other Zeppelin releases.

The first half of the album is rescued by the one real highlight of the whole set, the excellent, brooding, blues-infused 'Since I've been Loving You'. Unfortunately, this seven-minute epic of a track is not representative of the album as a whole, either in terms of quality of songwriting or strength of performance.

It's also a real pity to note that most of the folk-flavoured numbers comprising the second half of the album are forgettable. The only track of any promise is 'Tangerine' which boasts a nice, strummed acoustic guitar intro and pretty melody. Even this track, however, is hampered by an oddly amateurish recording with sloppy, double-tracked vocals and a really lousy, pedestrian, slide guitar solo from Page.

If you're new to Led Zeppelin and want to sample one or two of their original studio albums, start off with the excellent Zeppelin IV (in many ways Zeppelin III is a slightly off-beam prototype for its far more illustrious successor) and 'Physical Graffiti'. Zeppelin III was a critical and commercial disappointment, so I wouldn't be too swayed by the diehard fans, who tell you it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. 'Since I've been Loving You' aside, it really isn't.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars off the tiles master of blues rock?, 25 July 2005
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robert plant, paul jones jimmy page bonzo who make up a band who i think are called zed zeppelin i think they made music that lasted longer than world war 2 and more power in there music than britney spears has in her left toe..it's just so damn fun like most of the albums around this period they made records too make you think but not too much, because they would hurt our tiny brains feeled with peace, love and sex you couldn't get much better than led zeppelin 3 and album of pure quality and no filler yeah the songs may last 5 and 7 minutes they definalty don't bore you they twist and turn and elvolve in a butterfly that flies off and leaves you wondering how did i get through live without this album too tell me everything i want to know about how music changed from the blues breakers of the 50's
led zeppelin masters of rock? No they played what has been done before and made it better...!!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 July 2014
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very good
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2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The weak link in the Led Zep chain., 16 Aug. 2010
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Because of the standard of the albums Led Zeppelin released around it, this one was a comparative disappointment. As for the positives, `Immigrant Song' at least ranks alongside anything else they did and I like 'Gallows Pole' and 'Tangerine' too. The rest of it is pretty much missable. The album has a more acoustic feel than usual; I'd rather listen again to their other albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 July 2014
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3 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed airbag, 19 Oct. 2005
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D. J. H. Thorn "davethorn13" (Hull, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is something of a transitional album with a patchwork feel in terms of style. The second half ditches the hard rock in favour of an acoustic approach, which at least is consistent. Of these tracks, the deathly Leadbelly cover "Gallows Pole" is the most potent, while its antithesis, the upbeat "Tangerine" is another highlight. The remaining songs are at best passable.
The first half is a bizarre mixture. Nobody is likely to forget the romping "Immigrant Song" which takes up the first three minutes. "Friends" however, with its nod to Holst's "Mars" is an unlikely Zep item. Two decent rock songs and an over-long blues workout make up the remainder. In summary, "Zep 3" is patchy in terms of style and quality and can be regarded as a stepping stone to greater things.
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3 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Passed their best., 18 Sept. 2007
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Used to be my favourite Led Zep album but now it all seems a little bit whimsical (though not as much as their next two albums), too much padding as well. Some great songs but it doesn't touch the high points of their second album. Lyriclly it makes as much sense as any Led Zeppelin collection of tracks, i.e. one notch up from Oasis. Musically the punch is lacking. Led Zeppelin are a bit like Nivana in that they are famous for a few quality songs, and what quality, but the quantity just doesn't add up.
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