Sound — 10
The sound is incredible, yeah it is from two different concerts, but Jimmy did a damn good job fixing these things. I mean if I didn't read the album sleeve, and other reviews, I would've thought it was all from one concert. Still, I would have to say, this album is for people who really like Led Zeppelin, or a die-hard fan such as myself. I mean someone who has heard maybe 4 of their songs wouldn't willingly listen to a 23-25 minute song.(God knows I would thought) But overall, everythiing was mixed perfectly from Immigrant Song, all the way to Bring It On Home. Great sound quality, a must have for Zepp fans, young and old.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrical improvisation was great by Plant, most notably on Black Dog. I really love how he ad-libs entire verses, and somehow everyone can keep up with him. The only thing I really don't like lyric wise is in That's The Way. I know when it was written, the line "My friend, the boy next door" did not have a bad meaning but people look to far into things nowadays. That lines is chastised by everyone who hears that song. Well, seeing as it wasn't meant to be that way, and there is nothing I can do about it. I still give it 3 thumbs up.
Overall Impression — 10
The best live album ever With BBC Sessions 2nd, and I know it really doesn't count as a live album, rather than a sound track, but The Song Remains The Same 3rd. Even though it is technically a bootleg, Live At Blueberry Hill is good. This album gave me a outstanding overall impression, but what really got me was Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed And Confused, and Whole Lotta Love. One more thing that tickled me, Over The Hills and Far Away, and The Ocean, and some others were from Houses of The Holy, which was released in 1973, These concerts were recorded in '72. I wonder if anyone else caught that as well?