- LED ZEPPELIN: III: 1970: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A transitional album going from a heavy blues-rock sound to more of a folk/acoustic sound which would become even more prevalent with their Led Zeppelin IV. Favorites- Immigrant Song, Celebration Day, Tangerine, Gallow’s Pole.
- LED ZEPPELIN IV: 1971: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: What was with the naming of the albums by order of release? Maybe they saw Chicago was doing it and this would be the final numbered Led Zeppelin album. That is the only criticism I have of the album- most people call it Zoso anyway [ I guess officially it wasn’t called Led Zeppelin IV- it had no title} Great great album though-my favorite Led Zeppelin along with Physical Graffiti. This album plays like a greatest hits. It has sold over 37 million copies. Of course the most overplayed song [along with Free Bird} in history is the most famous song on the album- Stairway To Heaven. It is a great song but how many times can a person listen to it? When The Levee Breaks may be the greatest Led Zeppelin song ever.
- NEIL DIAMOND: THE GREATEST HITS: 1966-1992: DISC 1:
- NEIL DIAMOND: THE GREATEST HITS: 1966- 1992: DISC 2: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The problem with this 2 disc Greatest Hits is 14 of the 36 songs are either live versions or studio re-recordings since MCA refused to allow Columbia to use their masters. MCA released a 2 disc Glory Road -that I had to get- to get the studio versions of the live songs on this. It would have been nice if they would have had the studio versions all in one place. Anyway. Diamond’s great period was late 60’s to mid 70’s- some of his material is weak in my opinion but the great songs make up for the weak material.