Mothership

Compilation by released in 2007
Mothership's tracklist:
Good Times Bad Times
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Communication Breakdown
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Dazed and Confused
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Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
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Whole Lotta Love
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Ramble On
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Heartbreaker
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Immigrant Song
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Since I've Been Loving You
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Rock and Roll
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Black Dog
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When the Levee Breaks
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Stairway to Heaven
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The Song Remains the Same
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Over the Hills and Far Away
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D'yer Mak'er
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No Quarter
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Trampled Under Foot
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Houses of the Holy
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Kashmir
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Nobody's Fault but Mine
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Achilles Last Stand
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In the Evening
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All My Love
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Mothership review

All the best of the legendary Led Zeppelin

One of the most influential bands of all time that is rightfully considered the father of heavy metal Led Zeppelin has ceased to exist over twenty years ago but the names of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Johns and John Bonham have remain in history for good. Their albums of the 1960s and 1970s have given the world an innumerable number of hits, and as the time passes, the songs never lose their freshness, and the band's creative work keeps inspiring young collectives and performers. This year a new best-of collection Mothership has seen the light of the day, it consists of 24 immortal hits. Although it is far from the first suchlike compilation of Led Zeppelin, this time the authors have managed to select the tracks from the band's best albums and demonstrate the way the music changed in each period of its creative work. Naturally the name of Led Zeppelin is not just words for most of the listeners, and the greatest part of Mothership is sure to be familiar to them, but the fact by no means lessens the value of the record that has embraced all the best of the legendary band's creative work.

Songs on Mothership were welcomed with ovations

One of the peculiarities of Led Zeppelin's albums has always been the absence of fillers, which has made it quite difficult to pick out the songs to make up the compilation. Nevertheless Mothership offers the most well-known and successful compositions which have been always performed at the concerts and were welcomed with ovations. The record opens with a reflexive song Good Times, Bad Times from the band's debut eponymous album. Bonham's drum work is best revealed on outrageous Communication Breakdown, an the blues of Dazed And Confused proves once again how much diverse were the directions the band worked with. A slow composition Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You is a great example of Led Zeppelin's acoustic music, and one of the early hits Whole Lotta Love is anthem of all young men written under the influence of man's hormones. The text of epic Ramble On has been obviously prompted by Tolkien's books, and one of the most famous Immigrant Song has by now served as a soundtrack to more than one movie, including Shrek The Third. One of the audience's favorite Since I've Been Loving You is another example of blues full of emotional outbursts, while When The Levee Breaks is definitely one of the most well-known tunes in the world. Yet of course the peak of Led Zeppelin's creative work is considered the eight-minute ballad Stairway To Heaven without which the compilation would not be complete. Hit The Song Remains The Same is a heavier composition with amazing drum work, and the guitars of Jimmy Page and John Paul Johns sparkle on Over The Hills And Far Away. The riff of magnificent piece of music Kashmir is probably known to everybody, regarding the fact that even P. Diddy has used it for one of his works, and the record closes with In The Evening and All My Love, comparatively recent and no less famous songs.

Time has no power over Led Zeppelin's music

Compilation Mothership has comes as part of the present companies Atlantic/Rhino Records и Warner Home Video gave to the fans by releasing three discs telling of Led Zeppelin's music this year. Later we are going to get a new version of the concert The Song Remains The Same, and a new DVD will hit the stores as well. Collection Mothership provides a great opportunity to make sure once again that all the awards Led Zeppelin has ever won are well-deserved and wonder how the time has no power over this outstanding band's music. It is not a secret that heavy metal was only one of numerous genres the band played, including folk, blues, country, even soul and reggae. The uniqueness of Mothership lies first of all in the fact that one can hear most varied Led Zeppelin here, very young and more experienced, playing most varied music, which, nonetheless always remains the true work of Page, Plant and the others. Despite that the band exists no more for a long time now there is no way to forget the legacy it has left in the world of music, and due to such collections as Mothership one can be sure it is never going to happen.

Alexandra Zachernovskaya (21.11.2007)
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