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pujols05

40 Years Old: Houses of the Holy

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pujols05   

It was 40 years ago today....perhaps Zeppelin's most overlooked album, for me Houses of the Holy has a laid-back, confident, groovy feel that has only gotten better with age. Indispensable in every way.

What is your favorite track on the album? I might just have to go with "The Rain Song", but it's a hard choice.

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fishhead   

so hard to pick one...they are all so different and all so good ..................(except for D'yer'Maker...sorry, it;s one of the songs by anybody that i can't listen too)

However, if it is one you are asking of me to list as my fav it would be TSRTS.

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ledded1   

I remember all too well buying it on it's release. 40 years ago today. I love it all, another every track is different album.

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JTM   

It was the first LZ album I bought within a few days of it's release,[the others were out yonks before I bought them) just a few weeks before my 16th birthday. Also it was the first to be released with the Orange and Green label as opposed to the Plum and Purple label.

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scylla   

No Quarter, closely followed by The Ocean and The Rain Song. Dancing Days is great too.

Just can't get to like TSRTS somehow, no matter how much I try.

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pujols05   

Just can't get to like TSRTS somehow, no matter how much I try.

I much prefer live versions of TSRTS (actually, that's true for just about every Zepp song for me!), but I don't dislike the studio version.

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Cecil.   

No Quarter, closely followed by The Ocean and The Rain Song. Dancing Days is great too.

Just can't get to like TSRTS somehow, no matter how much I try.

For me it is one of those albums that grows on you, also to me it had a different feel/sound to the previous albums.

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pujols05   

For me it is one of those albums that grows on you, also to me it had a different feel/sound to the previous albums.

Maybe Houses is Zeppelin at their "tight but loose" best...?

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clw   

No Quarter, closely followed by The Ocean and The Rain Song. Dancing Days is great too.

Just can't get to like TSRTS somehow, no matter how much I try.

Wow..stairway to heaven in that blows me away

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clw   

First one I bought new! I have a hard time realizing that it's been 40 years!

Makes me sad that it was that long ago

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Cecil.   

Maybe Houses is Zeppelin at their "tight but loose" best...?

Well I do like The Crunge, D'yer Maker & The Ocean, just the production on No Quarter is a bit .. not tight or loose.

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It's amazing how timeless and amazing their music can sound after 40 years. "Houses of the Holy" is my second favorite Zeppelin album after "Physical Graffiti." HOTH is such a diverse and well layed out album. Always loved it. Learned to love it even more over the last couple years. I am sure the love for it will keep growing too.

My favorite song from this wonderful album would have to be "The Rain Song."

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Walter   

Studio version fav song: Rain Song

Live version fav song: throw a dart because all of these songs were great live, whether played in their entirety or not. No Qaurter would have to be the song I most look forward to them playing in the set lists from '73-'79.

I never liked the production of HoH, but I always remember seeing the cover and title as a little kid and going "Whoa....". Very mystical.

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