Celebration Day (CD)


Led Zeppelin

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Amoeba Review

11/18/2012

How does this sound so good? Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones reunite in 2007 for a tribute concert to the late, legendary music executive Ahmet Ertegün, their first full-length show together since 1980, when drummer John Bonham died. Together with Bonham’s son, Jason, Led Zeppelin tear through their catalog as both the seasoned veterans they are and with the ferocity of a band decades younger. With the exception of Plant’s vocals, which are strong but understandably more restrained than their wild young versions, this could have been recorded in 1977. The band performs songs from across their career on Celebration, not wimping out by relying only on hits or avoiding songs like “Black Dog,” which particularly hard and nastily — Page just destroys it. “No Quarter” similarly snarls with nocturnal power, as Plant soars his vocals overhead while the audience adds subtle atmosphere to a song that’s already dripping with it. Bonham proves his dad proud on an extended take on “Dazed and Confused” — no easy feat, as it’s one of the great rock ’n’ roll drum songs of all time. With mixing work by Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Smashing Pumpkins), everything sounds remarkably full for a live recording. It’s rare that a reunion sounds so impassioned, and for one as anticipated as that of Led Zeppelin (and as sadly short-lived), this has got to be nearly as good as having been there. (The deluxe edition includes bonus rehearsal video and BBC footage. A triple-LP vinyl version will be released on Dec. 10.)



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Good Times Bad Times
Led Zeppelin 03:11
2.
Ramble On
Led Zeppelin 05:44
3.
Black Dog
Led Zeppelin 05:53
4.
In My Time Of Dying
Led Zeppelin 11:10
5.
For Your Life
Led Zeppelin 06:40
6.
Trampled Under Foot
Led Zeppelin 06:19
7.
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Led Zeppelin 06:43
8.
No Quarter
Led Zeppelin 09:21


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Since I've Been Loving You
Led Zeppelin 07:52
2.
Dazed And Confused
Led Zeppelin 11:44
3.
Stairway To Heaven
Led Zeppelin 08:49
4.
The Song Remains The Same
Led Zeppelin 05:46
5.
Misty Mountain Hop
Led Zeppelin 05:08
6.
Kashmir
Led Zeppelin 09:06
7.
Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin 07:26
8.
Rock And Roll
Led Zeppelin 04:34

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