Houses Of The Holy Original recording remastered
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|1. The Song Remains The Same|
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|5. Dancing Days|
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|7. No Quarter|
|8. The Ocean|
One of the most varied Led Zep albums, and, not coincidentally, one of their finest, with the gentle Rain Song and humorous D'yer Mak'er balancing off the crushing Dancing Days and No Quarter . From 1973.
Buoyed by the runaway commercial success of Led Zeppelin IV, Jimmy Page used this 1973 follow-up to hone his already impressive production skills, and the result was a collection sporting an impressively expansive sound. Benefiting--especially on tracks such as "Dancing Days Are Here Again", "The Crunge" and "Over the Hills and Far Away"--was Zeppelin's always underrated rhythm section: thunder-fisted drummer John Bonham and rock-solid bassist John Paul Jones. Jones also emerged here as a secret weapon on keyboards with his subtle work on more pensive fare such as "No Quarter" and "The Ocean". And the goofy "D'yer Ma'ker" showed that Zeppelin had more of a sense of humour than most people ever gave them credit for. --Billy Altman
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"The Song Remains The Same" kicks the album off in full gear, but it's certainly not the finest moment on "Houses of the Holy". The track is a fastly paced with lot's of overdubbed guitars. An essential track to the album, but again, not the best.
The album follows with the melodic and rather romantic, "The Rain Song". This one of Zeppelin's most beautiful and underrated piece's of music, I feel as though Im running down the beach's of Mexico while listening to this one. Great acoustic guitars, dreamy vocals, check it out.
Track 3, "Over the hills and far away", contains one of zeppelin's best riffs. It's got a slow acoustic start (worth listening to by the way) and 1:25 in kicks into the crunching and catchy riff. Robert Plant's signature howl is in full form on this one adding to the great feel the song delivers.
"The Crunge" is next. This is definatly the worst of the 8 tracks, and I feel the album could have easily survived without it, but nevertheless, the beat is good and it might grow on you. Zep may have try'd to hard for that funk sound on this one.
Next up is "Dancing Days" which put's the album right back into A+ form. It's got a very interesting riff sound and is probably the catchiest number on the album.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
How do you review a classic album? Sure Houses of the Holy got it's share of brickbats when it came out, but almost 40 years later there is no one left to pan it. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2013 by Sherif Laoun
When HotH was released in 1973, us Led Zeppelin fans had been waiting well over a WHOLE YEAR for this record. Read morePublished on April 20 2013 by JKH
A very different direction for this legendary band. Contains a couple of very tongue-in-cheek tunes and some truly classic rockersPublished on Jan. 25 2013 by Langer
This is one of my favorite Led Zeppelin CDs of all time. "The Song Remains the Same", "The Rain Song", "Over the Hills..." are my favorites by far. The Song... Read morePublished on March 11 2012 by Emily
I just have to say that as a whole album this one ranks as number 1 for me. I love everything Led Zep put out, perhaps leaning a bit towards everything up till this album as my... Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2011 by Kwazy Wabbit
In 1973 Led Zeppelin released their fifth album "House Of The Holy" and the first of all their albums to have a proper title instead of a number like their previous albums. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2007 by T. Skylar
this cd has not one good song but zero! none are good, even the one ones. led zeppelin might be the worst band in history but this is the worst cd in history regardless. Read morePublished on July 23 2005
This CD just not good. Man who sing songs look a like a man and sound like woman, like woman feeling painful too much, guitar player use guitar that sound cheap, just loud and... Read morePublished on July 17 2004