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The remastered In Through the Out Door sounds so much better than previous versions. I think this album is Jimmy's best achievement in the latest series of reissues. Listen to all of JPJ's keyboard work, but particularly the opening of South Bound Suarez. The piano sounds so much clearer and crisper. All My Love is a sonic masterpiece when played even on the headphones that come with the iPhone; it is a beautiful song, Jimmy's lovely acoustic guitar is much more prominent, and the swirling keyboard work of JPJ is truly magnificent. I must admit that I am a bit biased about this album. It was ITTOD that made me a Led Zeppelin fan back when it was released in 1979 when I was 18 years old. Like all children of the 70's, I was very familiar with side one of Led Zeppelin IV and loved it - but this album got me hooked permanently. It is difficult to describe what a breakthrough it was, entering the charts at number one during the depths of the awful disco era. There are fans and critics who slam the album for not having enough hard rock and offering unabashedly pop tracks like Fool in the Rain, All My Love, and Hot Dog (which many fans hate, but I love as a terrific tribute to rockabilly). For us back in 1979, however, the pounding percussion of Bonzo made each track a Zeppelin track, something no disco band could ever do. The album package is very cool too - the color change when you apply a wet sponge, and the six different covers depicting a man reading a "Dear John" letter in a dive bar from six different vantage points.
I love In Through the Out Door and the songs on Coda from In Through the Out Door sessions! Can you imagine what Zeppelin would've gone on to do if Bonham hadn't died? They were fantastic in their final years! After Celebration Day they should've made an album with Jason! I can't stop listening to Darlene over and over! It's such a fantastic song! And the best part about ITTOD is no plagiarism like on their earlier albums! I mean seriously the only song on Led Zeppelin I that wasn't copied from someone else was Communication Breakdown! And ITTOD features exclusively John Paul Jones on keyed instruments which is where in my opinion he was totally in his element. He's definitely the most talented member of the band. If you haven't listened to ITTOD I recommend it!
the amazing "BLAST OFF" part of the solo in "IN THE EVENING" sO unique,original,perfect for the song! Id like to hear some feedback on it: -what musicians thought of it first X hearing it -Page & Plant tour= someX's PAGE did play that part ,it was hard live ,however somewhere on Utube i DID see him "pull it off" live! One X in particular LIVE he REALLY NAILED IT! can someone share THAT link? or any other versions audio or video ?
The latest episode of The Second Spin (a podcast that takes a look at overlooked or critically and/or commercially disregarded albums) is looking at Zepp's In Through The Out Door. http://www.thesecondspin.com/episode-13-in-through-the-out-door-by-led-zeppelin/
Here's another "What If?" question for you: what if "In Through the Out Door" was released as a double, rounded out with the 1978-era "Coda" tracks and "Walter's Walk" thrown in for good measure? The original ITTOD clocks in at 42:25 and with the four tracks added, the revised total (by my math) is 60:50. That's a little short for a double, but at 67:07, "Exile on the Main Street" isn't that much longer. Something like "Swan Song" could have rounded it out nicely. What do you think?
sofcorharcor posted a topic in Led Zeppelin NewbiesHey everyone, good to be here, this is my first post... I was wondering if anyone knew if the acoustic solo to All of my love was performed by jimmy page... I know that the obvious answer is yes but I know that Jimmy was a bit 'under the weather' during those sessions... My next question is if anyone knows songs that Jimmy wrote lyrics to... Robert Plant wrote most of them (I think?) but I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Jimmy contributed as well... any info would be great, thanks!