44 years ago, on this day, October 5th, the third studio album of Led Zeppelin was released this week in 1970, in US.
- “You can just see the headlines, cant you?” Robert remarked. “Led Zeppelin go soft on their fans’ or some crap like that. The point is that when you begin a new album you don’t know how it’s going to come out. When we conceived those numbers at Bron Yr Aur we started to see what we wanted to do with this album. It was obvious it was going to work and it just grew from there. Now we’ve done Led Zeppelin III the sky’s the limit. It shows we can change and it means there are endless possibilities and directions for us to go in. We wont go stale and this proves it’’ - Robert Plant.
’‘There is another side to us’’ Page said soon after the album’s release. ‘’Everyone in the band is going through changes. There are changes in the playing and the lyrics. Robert is really getting involved in his lyric writing. This album was to get across more versatility and use combinations of instruments. I haven’t read any reviews yet but people have got to give the LP a reasonable hearing.’’ - Jimmy Page.