Presence Original recording remastered
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What was that thing in the center of the dining room table? It's still a mystery, but this 1976 album fits comfortably into the canon, with Achilles' Last Stand; Nobody's Fault but Mine; For Your Life; Hots On for Nowhere , and more.
Presence is one of Led Zeppelin's more overlooked albums, languishing in the monstrous shadow of its predecessor, Physical Graffiti. It's more noted in Zeppelin mythology for the circumstances in which it was recorded, in double-quick time with vocalist Robert Plant's leg in plaster after a car accident. The lack of time does show--much of the album feels like generic heavy rock, bigger on volume than variety. It's worth the price of the album, however, for the ten and a half minute long "Achilles Last Stand", a crashing, galloping epic with John Bonham sounding like he's eschewed drumsticks in favour of tree trunks--and "Nobody's Fault But Mine", a Blind Willie Johnson blues standard regenerated with a 3000-watt boost by Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin's contribution to rock was primarily physical--raising its heat and density levels, heightening its sensual force. --David Stubbs
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Top Customer Reviews
Again, the extra content on this record is sort of Meh. It'll probably only be played a couples times ever for me even though I'm a big fan. But, I am very happy to own the entire series. (Legacy complete as far as I'm concerned) ...please read my reviews of the rest of the series for particulars.
Here is the track listing:
1. Achilles Last Stand
2. For Your Life
3. Royal Orleans
4. Nobody's Fault But Mine
5. Candy Store Rock
6. Hots On For Nowhere
7. Tea For One
1. Two Ones Are Won (Achilles Last Stand)
2. For Your Life
3. 10 Ribs And All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)
4. Royal Orleans
5. Hots On For Nowhere
All in all it's great mix job and a super quality Zep album.
Jimmy Page has always said that Presence was his greatest achievement - if only for his physical work on it, but it is not Zep's greatest piece. It does contain the classic masterwork "Achilles Last Stand" and "Nobody's Fault but Mine" but people seeking the same dynamic Zep experience as their previous 6 albums should really look elsewhere first.
Presence is a straightforward album with nice guitar riffs and subdued vocals. It feels like a jam session - as opposed to Zep's previous crafted songs. "Achilles' Last Stand" is the exception. "For your Life" is another great Zep track and sums up the band's tone at the time.
For the uninitiated, Presence will be a shocker. For the fans, this album gets better with time.
Most recent customer reviews
Doesn't blaze a trail like their earlier work but a must have for diehard Zeppelin fans.Published 2 months ago by Rob
Some people will say this was a rushed album in which a recovering Plant's struggle with the aftermath of a recent accident was apparent. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bogdan Radu
Probably the less appreciated album in Led Zeppelin career, Presence nevertheless shows how the band was involving with John Paul Jones taking more and more the leadership... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer