Led Zeppelin 1 released in 1969 is by far the best album that the group recorded and my favorite album ever. Although the album initially received negative reviews, it was commercially very successful and has now come to be regarded in a much more positive light by critics. In 2003, the album was ranked number 29 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list ofthe 500 greatest albums of all time.
Not a filler track on the entire album, the sounds range from bluesy rock (I can’t quit you baby and You shook me) and east indian tinged acoustic jam (Black mountain side) to mournful ballads (Your time is going to come). In a 1990 interview, guitarist Jimmy Page said that the album took only about 36 hours of studio time (over a span of a few weeks) to create including mixing, adding that he knew this because of the amount charged on the studio bill!