Led Zeppelin III is the third studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in October 1970. It had a more eclectic style than prior albums, adding folk-style songs to their standard hard rock and blues rock repertoire. While hard rock influences were still present, such as on "Immigrant Song", acoustic-based songs such as "Gallows Pole" and "That's the Way" showed Led Zeppelin were capable of playing different styles successfully
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Led Zeppelin III. Led Zeppelin. Released October 5, 1970. Led Zeppelin III Tracklist. 1. Immigrant Song Lyrics. Steering away from the hard rock that Led Zeppelin II gave us, Led Zeppelin III presented us with light rock/folk songs (such as Gallows Pole and Hats Off to (Roy) Harper ) except for, of course, the hard-hitting Immigrant Song. The cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a surreal collection of seemingly random images on a white background. Behind the front cover was a rotatable laminated card disc, covered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes in the cover. Led Zeppelin III Q&A.
On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth.
Their third album deviates little from the track laid by the first two, even though they go acoustic on several numbers. Most of the acoustic stuff sounds like standard Zep graded down decibelwise, and the heavy blitzes could’ve been outtakes from Zeppelin II. In fact, when I first heard the album my main impression was the consistent anonymity of most of the songs - no one could mistake the band, but no gimmicks stand out with any special outrageousness, as did the great, gleefully absurd Orangutang Plant-cum-wheezing guitar freak-out that made Whole Lotta Love such a pulp classic