Physical Graffiti

Physical Graffiti

Music CD - 2015
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Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Atlantic Recording Corporation,, [2015]
Edition: Deluxe edition.
Branch Call Number: CD POP/ROCK Led Physical
Characteristics: 3 audio discs (123 min.) :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in.
audio file, CD audio, rda
digital, rda
Alternative Title: Swan song

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XGirl
Jan 22, 2017

Well, darlings - If you like these dudes, then you're bound to love Physical Graffiti. This is clearly Led Zeppelin at their absolute peak.

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Aka_MeTarzan
Jun 21, 2016

Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released as a double album on 24 February 1975.

The band wrote and recorded 8 new songs for the album at Headley Grange. These 8 songs stretched the total time of the record beyond the typical length of a single LP, so the band decided to make Physical Graffiti a double album by including unreleased tracks from earlier recording sessions: one outtake from Led Zeppelin III, 3 from Led Zeppelin IV, and 3 from Houses of the Holy, including the unused title track.

Physical Graffiti was commercially and critically successful; the album went 16x platinum in the US in 2006, signifying shipments of 8 million copies, and was a number one album in both the US and UK.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 01, 2015

In the Zep canon, "II" was the hard rock hit machine, "III" was the acoustic retreat to the countryside, and "IV," well "IV" was the monolith. Yet 1975's double album "Physical Graffiti" might just be the most of any Zeppelin album, from its length to its iconic cover to its encompassing of everything that makes Zeppelin Zeppelin. The album is a masterpiece or a classic or whatever else you want to call it. This 3-disc 40th anniversary reissue adds very little to that. The original album is on 2 discs and a third disc has alternate takes/earlier versions that is mildly interesting, but hardly essential. The booklet has some pictures, but no liner notes, which is a little frustrating. If you already have this album, I'm not sure why you'd need to buy the reissue.

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fdb045
Sep 23, 2015

I waited quite awhile to hear this re-released version and was disappointed that tracks 7 and 8 on disk 2 won't play - not surprising when looking at the disk. This is CPL disk 39065122282922.

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SyrusM
Apr 08, 2015

the heaviest / greatest band of all time

This album is full of memorable guitar riffs, breath taking rhythms, psychedelic blues, groovy shuffles and hints of British folk.
Commercially and critically successful “Physical Graffiti” is a significant turning point in the evolution of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.

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ManMachine
Sep 13, 2012

Often imitated, but never surpassed, Led Zeppelin proved with 1975's Physical Graffiti that, when it came to innovative, hard-driving, and top-of-the-line "Heavy Metal", they were, without question, the undisputed reigning kings of the genre.

It's surprising to hear how well some of these tunes actually hold up today, 40 years down the road.

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KerrAvon
Aug 19, 2011

One of the greats in the mighty Zeppelin cannon! Even though it was not recorded the same year, it has many classics on it (Kashmir, Houses Of The Holy, The Rover, In My Time Of Dying & In The Light are worth the price of the album!). Gotta hear this one!

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