Presence Original recording remastered
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|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|
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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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.
In many regards this 1976 album is a continuation of the work on "Physical Graffiti." In addition to the three aforementioned tracks, "For Your Life" is the other biggie on the album. That leaves three less than stellar tracks, although Led Zep's throw away tunes are never boring. "Royal Orleans" is over about as soon as it begins, "Candy Store Rock" is a bit of rockabilly, and "Hots on for Nowhere" gets rather funky. Given the rest of the album you almost expect Led Zep to ditch those three tunes and bring out one more epic. In the final analysis, who cares about the black object in a series of pictures each of which is something completely different? Just turn out the lights and listen to this one in the dark (unless you are depressed or despondent, in which case you need to avoid the final track at all costs).
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Had to ask for replacement; first one was defective both sleeve and record.Published 29 days ago by Dr Yuri Novikov