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Houses of the Holy is Led Zeppelin's fifth studio album and is incredibly good. This album they continue to perfect their ability to blend acoustic instruments into a rock setting, and write original simple melodic rock songs that are, well, perfect.

Houses of the Holy has three of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs. "Over the Hills and Far Away" has a catchy acoustic English folk melody, which has beautiful electric guitar solos complementing it. "The Ocean" is based on a simple music phrase. The rhythmic foundation finds Jones and Bonham establishing the foundation. That is capped off with some unaccompanied singing by Robert Plant and a nice Jimmy Page solo; a well-balanced classic indeed. A song often overlooked is "The Rain Song." This is really a gorgeous song, which is one of their most melodic pieces featuring great dynamics and great keyboard work.

The flow of the songs and the diversity of the writing make for a super follow-up to their classic previous album, Led Zeppelin IV.  
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Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy - Song List
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1. The Song Remains the Same (Page/Plant) - 5:28
2. The Rain Song (Page/Plant) - 7:39
3. Over the Hills and Far Away (Page/Plant) - 4:46
4. The Crunge (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant) - 3:13
5. Dancing Days (Page/Plant) - 3:42
6. D'Yer Mak'er (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant) - 4:23
7. No Quarter (Jones/Page/Plant) - 7:01
8. The Ocean (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant) - 4:30

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Jimmy Page - Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Steel), Background Vocals 
Robert Plant - Harmonica, Vocals
John Paul Jones - Organ, Bass, Background Vocals 
John Bonham - Drums, Background Vocals

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Released - 1973
Produced by Jimmy Page
Label - Atlantic

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