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Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released as a double album on 24 February 1975.

The band wrote and recorded eight new songs at Headley Grange. These eight songs stretched the total playing time of the record over a single LP's usual length, so they made this a double album by including one outtake from Led Zeppelin III, and three each from Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy, including the unused title track.

Physical Graffiti was a commercial success (even garnering praise from Rolling Stone, of all places). It ranks at #73 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.


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Tracklist:

Side One

  1. "Custard Pie" (4:15)
  2. "The Rover" (6:42)
  3. "In My Time of Dying" (11:08)

Side Two

  1. "Houses of the Holy" (6:28)
  2. "Trampled Under Foot" (5:36)
  3. "Kashmir" (8:37)

Side Three

  1. "In the Light" (8:47)
  2. "Bron-Yr-Aur" (2:06)
  3. "Down by the Seaside" (5:15)
  4. "Ten Years Gone" (6:34)

Side Four

  1. "Night Flight" (3:38)
  2. "The Wanton Song" (4:08)
  3. "Boogie with Stu" (3:52)
  4. "Black Country Woman" (4:24)
  5. "Sick Again" (4:42)


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Principal Members:

  • John Bonham – drums, percussion
  • John Paul Jones – bass guitar, organ, acoustic and electric piano, mellotron, guitar, mandolin, VCS 3 synthesiser, Hohner clavinet, Hammond organ, string arrangement
  • Jimmy Page – electric, acoustic, lap steel and slide guitar, mandolin, production
  • Robert Plant – lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar on "Boogie with Stu"


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