14 Songs, 1 Hour 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant reunited in 1994, without bassist John Paul Jones, to perform on MTV’s Unplugged series. Their project, known as UnLedded, featured performances in Morocco, Wales, and London. Like other premier artists, the duo skirted the "unplugged" rules, with Page not entirely avoiding the electric guitar and inviting a full orchestra for a program where bands commonly strip down to the studs. Page and Plant did avoid the hard rockers in Led Zeppelin's catalog and focused on the acoustic nature of “Friends,” “That’s the Way,” “Gallows Pole,” and “The Battle of Evermore” to fill out the set, with “Kasmir” reaching its full potential. The new material—“City Don’t Cry,” “Wonderful One,” “Wah Wah,” and “Yallah/The Truth Never Explodes”—illustrates the Moroccan and Middle Eastern influences that have become prominent in their music. This 2004 reissue version features edited versions of “City Don’t Cry” and “Wonderful One”; renames “Yallah” as “The Truth Explodes”; adds “The Rain Song” and “Wah Wah”; and deletes “Thank You.” For years, this was the closest fans could get to a full-scale reunion.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant reunited in 1994, without bassist John Paul Jones, to perform on MTV’s Unplugged series. Their project, known as UnLedded, featured performances in Morocco, Wales, and London. Like other premier artists, the duo skirted the "unplugged" rules, with Page not entirely avoiding the electric guitar and inviting a full orchestra for a program where bands commonly strip down to the studs. Page and Plant did avoid the hard rockers in Led Zeppelin's catalog and focused on the acoustic nature of “Friends,” “That’s the Way,” “Gallows Pole,” and “The Battle of Evermore” to fill out the set, with “Kasmir” reaching its full potential. The new material—“City Don’t Cry,” “Wonderful One,” “Wah Wah,” and “Yallah/The Truth Never Explodes”—illustrates the Moroccan and Middle Eastern influences that have become prominent in their music. This 2004 reissue version features edited versions of “City Don’t Cry” and “Wonderful One”; renames “Yallah” as “The Truth Explodes”; adds “The Rain Song” and “Wah Wah”; and deletes “Thank You.” For years, this was the closest fans could get to a full-scale reunion.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

demrayhalen ,

Missing "Thank You'

Okay so Robert tripped over one of the versus on the original release of Page/Plant's "Thank You," which was still my favorite version of the song - but on this remastered version, sadly, it is missing entirely. Buyer beware. But the inclusion of Wonderful One is a priceless addition...

Hammer of the Gods ,

Hammer of the Gods

No quarter is just that, it is a remorseless, unsparingly, ruthless album... in other words... it is just georgous. Yes, Sandy Denny is not dueting with Robert on the Battle of Evermore but the the haunting voice is absolutely beautiful (whoever she is: Right On!!!). Gallows Pole is unleashed upon us with hurdy gurdy, banjo, and Mr. Page on his Double. Zep's finest song in my opinion (although Moby Dick, Thank You, Ten Years Gone, and Bring it on Home arguably take the cake). Four Sticks on this album is filthy-sick-fantastic. Holy Jesus, I cannot begin to rant enough about the guitar play on this album. Robert sounds good himself even in his older age. Rolling Stone probably still rips the album a new one as most music critics do due to its lack of a "single" chart topper a la Lady Gaga. However, Led Zeppelin did not create singles. Led Zeppelin created masterpieces masquerading as albums. And on the seventh day, God created Led Zeppelin.

Bwaymama ,

Love it!

I have been a fan of Robert Plant since I was little. My daddy played him all the time! This musical genius evokes feelings that I always cherish about my dad. Thanks guys you,once again, take me back to the good times. This is amazing!!!!!!

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