Led Zeppelin

Label
Atlantic Records
Release date
9 Nov 2007
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
64:28

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Good Times Bad Times 2:46 561,774
2 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You 6:41 583,600
3 You Shook Me 10:20 350,030
4 Dazed and Confused 18:39 626,653
5 Your Time Is Gonna Come 4:35 327,955
6 Black Mountain Side 2:12 304,007
7 Communication Breakdown 3:05 580,930
8 I Can't Quit You Baby 4:18 370,121
9 How Many More Times 11:52 313,378

About this album

Led Zeppelin is the debut album of English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded in October 1968 at Olympic Studios in London and released on Atlantic Records on 12 January 1969. The album featured integral contributions from each of the group’s four musicians and established Led Zeppelin’s fusion of blues and rock. Led Zeppelin also created a large and devoted following for the band, with their unique heavy metal sound endearing them to a section of the counterculture on both sides of the Atlantic.

Although the album initially received negative reviews, it was commercially very successful and has now come to be regarded in a much more positive light by critics. In 2003, the album was ranked number 29 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

In August 1968, the English rock band The Yardbirds had completely disbanded. Guitarist Jimmy Page, The Yardbirds’ sole remaining member, was left with rights to the group’s name and contractual obligations for a series of concerts in Scandinavia. For his new band, Page recruited bassist John Paul Jones, vocalist Robert Plant and drummer John Bonham. During September 1968, the group toured Scandinavia as The New Yardbirds, performing some old Yardbirds material as well as new songs such as “Communication Breakdown”, “I Can’t Quit You Baby”, “You Shook Me”, “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” and “How Many More Times”. The month after they returned to England, October 1968, Page changed the band’s name to Led Zeppelin, and the group entered Olympic Studios in London to record their debut album.

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