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Released: October 5, 1970

Rating: 4.180 (average of 20 ratings)

Genre: classic hard rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Immigrant Song (Page/Plant) [2:25]
  2. Friends (Page/Plant) [3:54]
  3. Celebration Day (Jones/Page/Plant) [3:29]
  4. Since I’ve Been Loving You (Jones/Page/Plant) [7:23]
  5. Out on the Tiles (Bonham/Page/Plant) [4:06]
  6. Gallows Pole (traditional) [4:56]
  7. Tangerine (Page) [3:10]
  8. That’s the Way (Page/Plant) [5:37]
  9. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (Jones/Page/Plant) [4:16]
  10. Hats off to (Roy) Harper (traditional) [3:42]

Total Running Time: 42:42


sales in U.S. only 6 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 12 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 4
peak on U.K. album chart 1 4

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Immigrant Song (11/21/70) #16 US
  • Gallows Pole (live verson by Page & Plant) (10/22/94) #35 UK, #2 AR


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin
“On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth. And even the rockers aren't as straightforward as before: the galloping Immigrant Song is powered by Robert Plant's banshee wail, Celebration Day turns blues-rock inside out with a warped slide guitar riff, and Out on the Tiles lumbers along with a tricky, multi-part riff. Nevertheless, the heart of the album lies on the second side, when the band delve deeply into English folk. Gallows Pole updates a traditional tune with a menacing flair, and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is an infectious acoustic romp, while That's the Way and Tangerine are shimmering songs with graceful country flourishes. The band hasn't left the blues behind, but the twisted bottleneck blues of Hats off to (Roy) Harper actually outstrips the epic Since I've Been Loving You, which is the only time Zeppelin sound a bit set in their ways” (Erlewine).

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Last updated March 28, 2008.