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Sequence a double album where each side is devoted to the talents of each member

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Zeppelin was well-balanced in their songs, so more than one member shines on most songs. But sequence a double album that devotes one side to the talents of each member. For example...

SIDE ONE (JIMMY)

Black Dog (Even though the main idea was Jones, I always think of Page the most when I hear this one)

The Song Remains The Same (Bonzo and Plant also shine on this one but it's Jimmy's guitar layerings)

Bron-yr-aur

Since I've Been Loving You (Jones and Robert shine as well but Page's elegant solos take the cake)

SIDE TWO (BONZO)

The Wanton Song

The Ocean

Moby Dick (naturally...)

When The Levee Breaks

SIDE THREE (JONES)

Thank You (this one could fall under Robert as well but I feel Jones' mellotron/organ takes the cake)

The Rain Song (it's the piano twinklings and that gorgeous mellotron passage)

In The Light

SIDE FOUR (ROBERT)

Over The Hills And Far Away (love these lyrics)

Fool In The Rain (Robert's finest moment lyrically)

Stairway To Heaven (Again, the lyrics are so memorable. All the members shine but it's the poetic and whimsical nature of Robert's lines that steals the show for me)

And, for a limited time, here is a four track bonus EP...

Bonzo - Good Times, Bad Times

Jimmy - The Rover

Jones - Your Time Is Gonna Come

Robert - All My Love

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Fun topic idea! I agree with your JB and JPJ songs, except I'd have to throw No Quarter onto JPJ.

JP:
Difficult to disagree with Song Remains the Same and Since I've Been Loving You. I'd take off Bron-Yr-Aur (which I love) and substitute Friends - love the hoppy beat and the strange tuning. Black Dog is a great riff but since it was indeed JPJ's idea, I'd take it off for Dazed and Confused.

RP:
Probably the most subjective. Agree with Stairway but I'd sub Kashmir and Immigrant Song. Kashmir has my favorite Zep riff, but I don't think the song gets enough credit for its lyrics. The opening verse is one of the most evocative bits of poetry I've read. And there are so many beautiful lines throughout: the dust that floats high in June, no provision but an open face... Immigrant Song is the best showcase of the mythology/Tolkien Zep songs, maybe because it's a bit tongue-in-cheek without losing its punch.

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Side One - Jimmy Page

Babe I'm gonna leave you

Heartbreaker

Since I've been loving you

Side Two - John Bonham

Good Times Bad Times

In my time of dying

Achilles Last Stand

Side Three - Robert Plant

Dazed & Confused

Out on the tiles

Four Sticks

Side Four - John Paul Jones

Lemon Song

No Quarter

The Rain Song

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Fun topic idea! I agree with your JB and JPJ songs, except I'd have to throw No Quarter onto JPJ.

JP:

Difficult to disagree with Song Remains the Same and Since I've Been Loving You. I'd take off Bron-Yr-Aur (which I love) and substitute Friends - love the hoppy beat and the strange tuning. Black Dog is a great riff but since it was indeed JPJ's idea, I'd take it off for Dazed and Confused.

RP:

Probably the most subjective. Agree with Stairway but I'd sub Kashmir and Immigrant Song. Kashmir has my favorite Zep riff, but I don't think the song gets enough credit for its lyrics. The opening verse is one of the most evocative bits of poetry I've read. And there are so many beautiful lines throughout: the dust that floats high in June, no provision but an open face... Immigrant Song is the best showcase of the mythology/Tolkien Zep songs, maybe because it's a bit tongue-in-cheek without losing its punch.

Good mention of Kashmir for Robert! I went back and forth on whether to include that one or Stairway. You're right that the opening lyrics are especially memorable. "Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dreams..." might be my favorite individual lyric in a Zeppelin song.

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Page (at a strech):

The Song Remains The Same

Ten Years Gone

Achilles Last Stand

Plant:
Bron-Yr-Aur-Stomp
Kashmir
All My Love
Jones (at a strech):
No Quarter
Carouselambra
In The Light
Bonham:
Bonzo's Montreux
Out On The Tiles
When The Levee Breaks
As I said, a bit of a strech for time on the Page and Jones sides but there you go...

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This is a fun topic. And I have changed my songs so many times since I saw the thread yesterday. And while it is literally impossible as each song has the best 4 musicians...damn this is hard and today this would be mine although ask me next week and a few may change

SIDE ONE

John Paul Jones

No Quarter - IMHO he owns this song!

Dazed and Confused - the bass line alone forget about it!

Lemon Song

In The Light

Carouselambra

SIDE TWO

John Henry Bonham

Moby Dick- I for one love a great long drum solo and this one kicks ass!

When The Levee Breaks - thank you Headley Grange :-)

Bonzo's Montreux

Achilles Last Stand

The Ocean

SIDE THREE

Jimmy Page

Stairway To Heaven - As long as I breathe this is MY favorite masterpiece. I had to give this one to Jimmy:-)

Bron-Yr-Aur - wished this one would have been longer

The Song Remains The Same

Black Dog

Heartbreaker

SIDE FOUR

Robert Plant

Immigrant Song- the notes he hits!

Bron-Y-Aur Stomp

All My Love - For his son

Tea For One

That's The Way

Bonus:

Kashmir- almost put this with Robert then you really cannot pick who is best on this IMHO

Rain Song

I Can't Quit You Baby

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Page

The rover

Over the hills and far away (alternate version)

Communication breakdown

La la

Bonham

We're goona groove

Rock and roll

Hots on for nowhere

Fool in the rain

Jones

Black dog

Ramble on

Houses of the holy

South bound suarez

Plant

Hey hey what can i do

Night flight

The crunge

Misty mountain hop

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Bonzo:

Out On The Tiles

Rock and Roll

Kashmir

Royal Orleans

JPJ:

Whole Lotta Love

The Crunge

D'yer Mak'er

No Quarter

In The Light

Carouselambra

All My Love

JP:

How Many More Times

The Battle Of Evermore

The Rover

Achilles Last Stand

Candy Store Rock

Tea For One

In The Evening

RP:

The Immigrant Song

Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

Going to California

When The Levee Breaks

Black Country Woman

I'm Gonna Crawl

Edited by mrledhed

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California for JPJ too, the mandolin makes that tune! especially live!

Yes, yes! It's why I love the companion disc version, love that mandolin!

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Good point on Going To California. I, too, love the new companion disc where you can really hear the beauty of the song's melody.

I suppose Bonzo does get credit for Kashmir but, myself, I still think of it as a "Plant song" first. The lyrics are just so memorable and really describe the setting. Then there's Jones as well, who might contribute most to the actual atmosphere of the song. I guess it's one of those songs where each member can truly lay claim to playing an integral role.

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This is not going to be easy....

Bonham:

The Ocean

When the Levee Breaks

Moby Dick

Good Times

Jones:

No Quarter

In The Light

Trampled Under Foot

Kashmir

Plant:

Friends

Going to California

Thank You

All of my Love

Page:

The Song Remains The Same

The Rain Song

Achilles Last Stand

Stairway To Heaven

I will not list honorable mentions because there are so many per member I would end up forgetting some.

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I believe if you asked Page what his definitive Zeppelin track was, he'd say Achilles Last Stand.

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Side One - Page

Since I've been loving you

The Rain Song

Whole lotta love

Side Two - Bonham

In my time of dying

Four sticks

Black dog

Side Three - Plant

Ramble On
Kashmir

Achilles last stand

Side Four - Jones

The Lemon Song

No Quarter

Trampled underfoot

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I thought I heard Jimmy say that "Kashmir" truly defined them, but anyways here I go.

Page

Achilles Last Stand

Heartbreaker

The Rover

Whole Lotta Love

Jones

No Quarter

Your Time is Gonna Come

Trampled Under Foot

Dazed and Confused

Bonham

When The Levee Breaks

The Ocean

Kashmir

Rock and Roll

Plant

Stairway

What Is and What Should Never Be

Immigrant Song

Thank You

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What the hell, I'll play:

Side One (Page)

Achilles Last Stand/Heartbreaker/Since I've Been Loving You/Black Mountain Side

Side Two (Bonham)

In My Time Of Dying/When The Levee Breaks/Moby Dick

Side Three (Jones)

Black Dog/No Quarter/Trampled Under Foot/The Lemon Song

Side Four (Plant)

Whole Lotta Love/Going To California/Nobody's Fault But Mine/Kashmir

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