Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III is the third studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded between January and August 1970 and released on 5 October by Atlantic Records. Composed largely at a remote cottage in Wales known as Bron-Yr-Aur, this work represented a maturing of the band’s music towards a greater emphasis on folk and acoustic sounds. This surprised many fans and critics, and upon its release the album received rather indifferent reviews.
Although it is not one of the highest sellers in Led Zeppelin’s catalogue, Led Zeppelin III is now generally praised, and acknowledged as representing an important milestone in their history. Although acoustic songs are featured on its predecessors, it is this album which is widely acknowledged for showing that Led Zeppelin were more than just a conventional rock band and that they could branch out into wider musical territory.
Released: 5 October 1970 (US) and on 23 October 1970 (UK)
Recorded: December 1969, May–July 1970 at Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, Headley Grange, Hampshire; Island Studios, Olympic Studios, London
Genre: Folk rock, Hard rock
Producer: Jimmy Page
Singles released from the Album:
“Immigrant Song/Hey, Hey, What Can I Do” Released in October 1970