- Released: August 9, 1994
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Atlantic
Q - 11/94, p.1433 Stars
- Good - "...kind of PHYSICAL GRAFFITI, part two, though not quite essential..."
- 1.Achilles Last Stand
- 2.For Your Life
- 3.Royal Orleans
- 4.Nobody's Fault But Mine
- 5.Candy Store Rock
- 6.Hots On For Nowhere
- 7.Tea For One
Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica); Jimmy Page (electric & acoustic guitars, background vocals); John Paul Jones (bass, keyboards, background vocals); John Bonham (drums).
Recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany.
Personnel: Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica); Jimmy Page (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); John Paul Jones (keyboards); John Bonham (drums).
Audio Mixer: Keith Harwood.
Recording information: Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany (11/1975-12/1975).
Led Zeppelin's seventh album, PRESENCE, is a straight-ahead rocker, that has much more of a "live" feel than some of their previous recordings. Gone are most of the big production flourishes, and in their place the big power trio + vocals sound that made Led Zeppelin such a popular concert band.
The opening "Achilles Last Stand" is a driving, up-tempo rocker, while the closing "Tea For One" is a slow, Chicago-style blues, featuring Plant's moaning vocals and Page's alternatingly sweet, and frenetic solos. Elsewhere, "Royal Orleans" mixes delta blues with Indian music, "Hots On For Nowhere" is a stop-time boogie, and "Candy Store Rock" is heavy metal rockabilly.