The Epic 2017 Project #156: 170605
Led Zeppelin – Houses of the holy (1973)
Led Zeppelin’s fifth studio album was released on 28 March 1973 by Atlantic Records. It was their first album composed of entirely original material and it represents a turning point in musical direction for the band, who had begun to record songs with more layering and production techniques.
Containing some of the band’s most famous songs, including “The Song Remains the Same”, “The Rain Song”, and “No Quarter”, Houses of the Holy became a commercial success, and was later certified 11x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1999. In 2012, the album was ranked at No.148 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The title track was originally recorded for the album, but was delayed until the release of band’s next album Physical Graffiti in 1975