Rebecca’s Picks – Album’s You Should Own: Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin

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Track List
1. The Song Remains The Same (Page, Plant)
2. The Rain Song (Page, Plant)
3. Over The Hills And Far Away (Page, Plant)
4. The Crunge (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant)
5. Dancing Days (Page, Plant)
6. D’yer Mak’er (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant)
7. No Quarter (Jones, Page, Plant)
8. The Ocean (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant)

Released March 1973, by Atlantic Records
Produced by Jimmy Page

Band Members: Jimmy Page-guitars, John Paul Jones-bass, piano, organ, mellotron, harpsichord, synthesizers, John Bonham-drums, Robert Plant-vocals, harmonica

If I were abducted by aliens and they asked me to define rock and roll, I would hand them a pair of headphones and crank this album.

Track by track, it is probably Led Zeppelin’s most diverse. Houses Of The Holy is their fifth album, and their last recording for Atlantic Records. There is classic riff-driven Zeppelin- “The Song Remains The Same”, a ballad- “The Rain Song” a reggae influence on “D’yer Mak’er”, and the best song ever for strapping on the headphones and lighting up-“No Quarter”.How many rock songs do you know of that feature a harpsichord? Interestingly, the song “Houses Of The Holy” didn’t make it on this album. It was released on their next recording, “Physical Graffitti”.

Led Zeppelin’s catalog will be made available on Itunes soon. Buy this entire album. It has been remastered, and sounds better than ever.

Rebecca