Classic Albums Live: Led Zepplin IV
Classic Albums Live returns to the Esplanade! Encompassing heavy metal, folk, pure rock & roll, and blues, Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album is a monolithic record, defining not only Led Zeppelin but the sound and style of '70s hard rock. Expanding on the breakthroughs of III, Zeppelin fuse their majestic hard rock with a mystical, rural English folk that gives the record an epic scope. Even at its most basic, the album has a grand sense of drama, which is only deepened by Robert Plant's burgeoning obsession with mythology, religion, and the occult. Plant's mysticism comes to a head on the eerie folk ballad "The Battle of Evermore," a mandolin-driven song with haunting vocals from Sandy Denny, and on the epic "Stairway to Heaven." Classic Albums Live (CAL) and its roster of A-list musicians from across the country perform rock favorites exactly as you remember hearing them: brought to you live, note for note, cut for cut in real time. Classic Albums Live features some of the most important and inspiring albums ever made.