Released in 1971, Led Zeppelin’s fourth album remains one of their most admired works.
Often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, it was all a part of Jimmy Page’s plan to not include the band’s name on the exterior jacket or to give the album a proper title. The record company called this strategy an act of “career suicide”, but Page was adamant in his quest to “let the music do the talking”. And talk, it did.
The album was monolithic for its impact, endurance, influence and pure Zep-lishness. It defined not only hard rock in the 70s but Led Zeppelin’s sound and style.
Seismic rhythms, layered dynamics, a fusion of hard rock and mystical folklore, there is a grand sense of drama layered into traditionalist rock and roll.
Incomparable, undeniable, unconventional – all Led Zeppelin.
Mark you calendars and join Robin LaRose on Tuesday, November 8 @ 6 p.m. as he takes you back to 1971 with Led Zeppelin IV only on Rock101!
Led Zeppelin IV Track List
“Black Dog” 4:54
“Rock and Roll” 3:40
“The Battle of Evermore” 5:51
“Stairway to Heaven” 8:02
“Misty Mountain Hop” 4:38
“Four Sticks” 4:44
“Going to California” 3:31
“When the Levee Breaks” 7:07