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You made me realise I criminally underrated the power of this album with its easy to pick up yet complex rhythms in a wide ...
on 3 January 2017
I'd never really thought much of Physical Graffiti over the years, focussing more on the first four albums while acknowledging Zep weren't over after IV just a little changed. what a mistake, thanks Jimmy Page for bringing the new remaster of this onto my radar. You made me realise I criminally underrated the power of this album with its easy to pick up yet complex rhythms in a wide yet strangely intimate sound stage. This is a monster of an album with 4 tracks in a row which are simply sublime yet all very different. The beautiful blues of In My Time of Dying gives way to the epic hook of Houses Of The Holy and surely one of Robert Plant's most majestic vocal performances in the studio. From there you have the incredible funk driven Trampled Underfoot and finally the pure drama of Kashmir. Those four songs alone would blow almost any other full album by a mere mortal band out of the water.
Oh what a fool I've been!