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Encomium: Tribute to Led Zep [Compilation]

Various Artists (Collections) Audio CD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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1. Misty Mountain Hop - 4 Non Blondes
2. Hey Hey What Can I Say? - Hootie And The Blowfish
3. D'yer Mak'er - Sheryl Crow
4. Dancing Days - Stone Temple Pilots
5. Tangerine - Big Head Todd And The Monsters
6. Thank You - Duran Duran
7. Out On The Tiles - Blind Melon
8. Good Times Bad Times - Cracker
9. Custard Pie - Helmet With David Yow
10. Four Sticks - Rollins Band
11. Going To California - Never The Bride
12. Down By The Seaside - Robert Plant & Tori Amos

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LED ZEPPELIN / VARIOUS Encomium - A Tribute To Led Zeppelin (1995 US 12-track CD album featuring versions of Zeppelin classic by the likes of Sheryl Crow Stone Temple Pilots Duran Duran and Robert Plant & Tori Amos picture sleeve)

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1.0 out of 5 stars This CD/tape is a waste of hard earned money Dec 28 1998
Format:Audio CD
I think it sucks when no name band, such as 4 Non Blondes and others try to compare themselves to the best. It's an insult to me and other Zeppein fans across the world. I say if somethings not broken, don't fix it. Nobody will ever come close to being as revelutionary as Led Zeppelin at any time in their musical careers. I find it a tribute to the late, great John Bonham that Plant, Page, and Jones called it quits when they did. Its a testament to the loyalty they showed each and every day. Has anybody stopped to think why Led Zeppelin hasn't made any new albums, I wonder. In my eyes Led Zeppelin will always be the greatest rock band ever, even if they never play another note again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Tunes, Bad Tunes. Nov. 4 2003
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
What can one expect from a tribute album? Good bands and better interpretations hopefully. "Sheryl Crow" and "Stone Temple Pilots" both do a fair job, but nothing too amazing. "4 Non Blondes" and "Duran Duran" are suprisingly good. My favorite is from "Rollins Band". Some might hate it, but I think it's the strongest cover. Of course "Robert Plant" with "Tori Amos" is pretty good too. The others are hit and miss. This is a decent cd overall, but the big problem, like with most tributes, is that it just makes you want to listen to the far superior originals, like I will now.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Alternative and play-it-safe tribute to Zeppelin Oct. 4 2002
Format:Audio CD
Encomium not only serves as an alternative tribute to Led Zeppelin, it provides a snapshot of the early 1990's music scene. With the exception of Duran Duran, everybody else was flavor of the month or on the rise.
Some are karaoke version remakes, with only a different vocal style. It's as if the cover artists are playing it safe, staying in a self-asserted comfort zone in deference to Led Zeppelin, so as not to alter the original too much. Hootie and the Blowfish do a near matching cover of the B-side "Hey Hey What Can I Do" and Darius Rucker's deeper voice does this song justice. Stone Temple Pilot's "Dancing Days" echoes the original, with Scott Weiland doing softer vocals in contrast to the rough as sandpaper intonations on his solo debut. Big Head Todd & The Monsters' "Tangerine", Duran Duran's "Thank You", Cracker's "Good Times Bad Times", and Helmet/David Yow's "Custard Pie" are further examples of this play-it-safe stance.
Of the differently styled songs, Sheryl Crow gives "D'yer Mak'er" a nice poppy feel and it's easily the best song here. 4 Non-Blonde's Linda Perry's vocals reflect Robert Plant's own soaring vocals on "Misty Mountain Hop," especially in the "baby baby baby" section. Blind Melon's "Out On The Tiles" is passable, with different styled guitars. Come to think of it, Shannon Hoon does have a high-pitched quasi-Robert Plant register, doesn't he? Henry Rollins' harder guitars and rougher voice gives "Four Sticks" a unique treatment. The harsh Melissa Etheridge/Janis Joplin-ish vocals of Never The Bride's lead singer gives "Going To California" a somewhat abrasive treatment, but it's tolerable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars cut 12 worth the price of the disc .... Aug. 24 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
...it is Robert Plant and Tori Amos (Down by the Seaside). A completely different feel. Tori said she thought she should wear her confirmation dress for this one. It is that ethereal. Led Zeppelin can even transform Hootie(Hey Hey What Can I Do) and Duran Duran (Thank You). 4 Non-Blondes and Sheryl Crow are non-original covers. 16 pages of interesting liner notes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lighten up snobs July 3 2002
Format:Audio CD
I'm a musician, and huge Zepplin fan, but I just take it for what it is and loved it. I clearly got the impression that all the artists had a blast playing these songs, especially Rollins Band. Henry Rollins' vocals on "Four Sticks" kills me!
Biggest shockers: 4 Non Blondes and Hootie. Just goes to show how in the end, it's all about good songwriting.
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2.0 out of 5 stars cover version songs are imitating the original June 4 2002
Format:Audio CD
well this one is not good, the cover version songs from sheryl crow, temple pilots, duran duran. what are these all?
ZEP was abused by the fans and then they are enthusiastic to copy their original albums.
I dont even care about that, cause I m not a huge ZEP fan. But these various artists are too much over acting. Certainly there are many more better rock n roll bands than ZEPPELIN.
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Format:Audio CD
yes in fact these commercial various artists are sounding the same like the original one (the way they are imitating Robert plant voice so much!) then I would like to
buy the original albums of ZEP than buying this cover version songs.
My opinion of another cd: the tribute to DEEP PURPLE cd is much better than this one, because the rap, funky, soul musicians on the tribute to deep purple
according to new york, did not imitate the deep purple original sound. They have improvised the DP songs into New yorker black music style.
But this Zeppelin cover version songs are boaring and unspectacular,.........most of the various artists are copying the PLANT voice so much. need I say more?
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Format:Audio CD
yes in fact these commercial various artists are sounding the same like the original one (the way they are imitating Robert plant voice so much!) then I would like to buy the original albums of ZEP than buying this cover version songs.
My opinion of another cd: the tribute to DEEP PURPLE cd is much better than this one, because the rap, funky, soul musicians on the tribute to deep purple according to new york, did not imitate the deep purple original sound. They have improvised the DP songs into New yorker black music style.
But this Zeppelin cover version songs are boaring and unspectacular,.........most of the various artists are copying the PLANT voice so much. need I say more?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Even the Best, done badly, is pretty damned good
Strange, in this time or horrible popular music, I keep going back to the old classics, most classic amongst them, Led Zeppelin. You'll never find a better band or better music. Read more
Published on Feb. 1 2002 by Sean Patrick O Neill
1.0 out of 5 stars Unspectacular cast falls flat trying to capture Zep's magic
Unlike other legendary rock bands, such as the Beatles or the Who, Led Zeppelin was not particularly renowned for their songwriting skill. Read more
Published on Dec 1 2001 by P. Nicholas Keppler
3.0 out of 5 stars A few gems scattered around
There are a few bummers here,like Henry Rollins slaughtering "Four Sticks"with his patented scream-don't sing method,but there is the o so lovely moans and come hither... Read more
Published on Nov. 24 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars "Four Sticks" cover
I haven't actually bought this CD or listened to it extensively, but I have heard this particular cover by Rollins Band. It's all wrong; it's a mess. Read more
Published on July 18 2001 by Lee Corso
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I thought, for the most part, this tribute was very good. My only question to these ... moaning teary-eyed reviewers who keep complaining that the cover songs sound nothing like... Read more
Published on July 15 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad...
I happen to be a hardcore ZepHead who actually likes this collection. It's a nice departure from the "clones", and I like the interpretations. So it's not Zeppelin. Read more
Published on March 28 2001 by "tabbreathe"
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