Classic Albums Live: Led Zepplin IV

Classic Albums Live returns to the Esplanade! Encompassing heavy metal, folk, pure rock & roll, and blues, Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album is a monolithic record, defining not only Led Zeppelin but the sound and style of '70s hard rock. Expanding on the breakthroughs of III, Zeppelin fuse their majestic hard rock with a mystical, rural English folk that gives the record an epic scope. Even at its most basic, the album has a grand sense of drama, which is only deepened by Robert Plant's burgeoning obsession with mythology, religion, and the occult. Plant's mysticism comes to a head on the eerie folk ballad "The Battle of Evermore," a mandolin-driven song with haunting vocals from Sandy Denny, and on the epic "Stairway to Heaven." Classic Albums Live (CAL) and its roster of A-list musicians from across the country perform rock favorites exactly as you remember hearing them: brought to you live, note for note, cut for cut in real time. Classic Albums Live features some of the most important and inspiring albums ever made.

Date

February 1, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm