Led Zeppelin III

~ Release group by Led Zeppelin

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Led Zeppelin III 12" Vinyl 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 2401 002
Led Zeppelin III Vinyl 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) SD 7201
Led Zeppelin III 12" Vinyl 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) K 50002
Led Zeppelin III Vinyl 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) ATL 50 002 [none]
Led Zeppelin III 12" Vinyl 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) P-10106A [none]
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 32XD-566 4988014313735
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 19128-2, SD 19128-2 075678152726
Led Zeppelin III (gold coloured CD) CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 250 002 (Europe), SD 19128-2 (US) 075678152726
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 20P2-2025 4988014720250
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567-82678-2 075678267826
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567826782 075678267826
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 250002 075678152726
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 82678-2 075678267826
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 82678-2, D 105831
Led Zeppelin III Vinyl 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) SD 19128
Led Zeppelin III 12" Vinyl 10 Classic Records (audiophile reissues) SD 7201
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-11613 4943674043965
Led Zeppelin III (2005 Japanese remaster) CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-13132 4943674055807
Led Zeppelin III 4×12" Vinyl 3 + 2 + 3 + 2 Classic Records (audiophile reissues), Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) RTH 3001-45, SD 7201 [none]
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-13132 4943674083756
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Dr. Ebbetts Sound Systems
Led Zeppelin III (限定Celebration Day Version) CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-14845 4943674133512
Led Zeppelin III (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 603497926138
Led Zeppelin III (deluxe edition) 2×CD 10 + 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R2 536131 081227964498
Led Zeppelin III 3×CD + 12" Vinyl 10 + 9 + 10 + 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122796435 081227964351
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122796451 081227964511
Led Zeppelin III (deluxe edition) 2×CD 10 + 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R2-536131 081227964498
Led Zeppelin III (deluxe edition) Digital Media 19 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 603497904617
Led Zeppelin III (deluxe edition) 2×CD 10 + 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-15692/3 4943674178124
Led Zeppelin III (deluxe edition) 2×CD 10 + 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122796449 081227964498
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567-81527-2 075678152726
Led Zeppelin III 12" Vinyl 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 50002 [none]
Led Zeppelin III CD 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) A2-19128 075678152726
Bootleg
Led Zeppelin III 12" Vinyl 10 立得唱片事業有限公司 PRC-5072 [none]
Led Zeppelin III (USL VT remastered reissue) CD 10 KronStudioLab International KSLCD-012-LZ03 [none]
Led Zeppelin III 5.1 DTS DVD-Audio 10 Two of Us Productions Ltd TOUP-1009

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Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000650405 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/4199 [info]
Wikidata: Q207438 [info]
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http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/22631 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/m34z [info]

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Although Led Zeppelin's much-maligned third album remains divisive to this day, it's now widely accepted that it was not, after all, the product of some collective brain fade or bizarre schizophrenic episode within the band. The persistent perception of it as an acoustic album is also an inaccurate and oversimplified view. But it's easy to understand how misconceptions could arise, especially when it was first released.

The sense of anticipation surrounding Led Zeppelin III was simply enormous. The success of their first two albums (I, II) had transformed Zep into the biggest band in the world. It's hardly surprising, then, that their decision to radically change tack would cause confusion and consternation. Where I and II were blues-rock workouts with acoustic and folk embellishments, III was essentially the opposite. The embellishments and embroidery became the central focus.

Much of the album was written at a remote cottage in Snowdonia called Bron-Yr-Aur while guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant recuperated following an extensive US tour. The cottage had no electricity which encouraged the pair to explore the band's mellower, pastoral side. That the results originally met with such a lukewarm critical response was unfair, if predictable. The acoustic introductions to so many of the songs continue to fool those casually skipping through the album just to make sure they dislike it as much as other people say they should. The reality is a little different.

Ironically, given the album's generally laid-back feel, III features one of the band's most blatantly overt big-trouser moments. Opener Immigrant Song, with its strident riff and macho subject matter, is proto-heavy metal at its best. It's true that the bulk of the material doesn't favour rock, with even Celebration Day and Out on the Tiles lacking the sledgehammer weight of previous efforts, but this is no lightweight fluff. The slow blues of Since I've Been Loving You and the touching That's the Way are other clear highlights which have earned their place on any genuine best-of collection. Elsewhere, the wistful folk rock of Tangerine and Gallows Pole - another Zep arrangement of a traditional folk song - bolster what is by any reckoning an underrated work.