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This year marks half a century since the official debut of Led Zeppelin. Let that sink in. If Jimmy Page should be accused of any black magic…. And they did just that. The show was a last-minute addition to the three-night engagement already booked at the capacity former-synagogue due to audience demand. He was crying, if you can imagine that, and hugging us all. You know with this grizzly bear hug.
For all the tantalising and salacious stories — some apocryphal, some not — of debauchery, drugs, destruction, mud sharks, groupies, whips, private jets, violence, black magic, transvestites, hard business dealings and death, it's become all too easy to forget what actually set it all off: the incredible body of music. And let's face it — without the music these tales that have set the benchmark of how a planet-shagging rock behemoth is expected to behave would simply be a catalogue of obnoxiousness with nothing to back it up. Just ask any of the spandex-clad cretins currently residing in well-deserved obscurity. These re-issues of Led Zeppelin's initial three albums, the first to come springing from the traps and newly re-mastered under the ever-watchful eye of founder, guitarist and producer Jimmy Page, do much to redress the balance in favour of what Led Zeppelin were actually about. For not only are these given a new sonic sheen, they reveal — thanks to the bonus discs that accompany each of the albums — the work that, ahem, led to their completion. The story of their inception has been told often enough. Formed from the ashes of The Yardbirds by former session guitarist Jimmy Page, a man whose nimble finger work graced the grooves of records by Lulu, Billy Fury and the soundtrack to Goldfinger among countless others, Led Zeppelin fulfilled the contractual live obligations of their previous incarnation before recording their debut album in 36 hours.
The A-List Edit: Tulum
Trashed hotel rooms, orgies, booze binges, drugs, a reputation for violence, underage inamoratas, groupies , heavy metal, headbanging, stadium rock, Tolkien references, godlike status, dabbling with the occult Led Zeppelin did it all, and then some. Half a century ago. The formation of the band in summer is well documented. Jimmy Page was the last of the triumvirate of blues virtuosos to have played lead guitar for the Yardbirds, after Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, but as the band fell apart, he was the one left trying to put together a New Yardbirds for an already booked tour of Denmark and Sweden.
There was a time when they were the biggest band in the world; they're still major rock 'n' roll influences decades after their formation. We left off most of the bonus songs from the remastered "Deluxe Editions" that are no more than early sketches of tracks that ended up on the official albums under different names. Aimless, as far as these things go. A medley of two old blues songs featuring only Page and Plant during the making of their third album. Most likely never seriously considered for the record since it sounds so tossed off. Recorded during the Led Zeppelin II sessions, it's easy to hear why it was cut.
Jimmy Page performing live onstage, playing his Gibson Les Paul guitar. On the In Through the Out Door seven-minute opener, Page augments his guitar with a Gizmotron, Jones plays Abba-fied synth, Plant wails about loneliness and Bonham makes like a crocked wildebeest. It's a nice marriage of Jones' love of electronics and the band's innate rock power, as well as its last sweeping anthem. With a winding synthesizer solo by Jones, the majestic "All My Love" is one of only two Zeppelin songs not written or co-written by Page. It's Plant's mystical tribute to his son Karac, who died in at age five. According to a friend, Page "hated 'All My Love,' but because it was about Karac, he couldn't criticize it.