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Houses of the Holy
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Houses of the Holy

Houses of the Holy
Album by Led Zeppelin
Released March 28, 1973
Recorded January-August, 1972 at both Stargroves, England and Headley Grange, Hampshire, with The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio;
Island Studios, London.
Mixed at Olympic Studios, London;
Electric Lady, New York.
Producer Jimmy Page
Genre Hard rock
Length 40 min 56 s
Record label Atlantic Records
Catalogue (US) Atlantic 7255
(UK) Atlantic K50014
Professional reviews
Q review 3/5 December 2000 (remastered version)
Led Zeppelin Chronology
Houses of the Holy
Physical Graffiti
Houses of the Holy is an album by Led Zeppelin released by Atlantic Records on March 28, 1973 (see 1973 in music). The album title is a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed, "houses of the holy". "D'yer Mak'er" is a reggae- based tune, and is a play on words from the joke "My wife's been to the West Indies" "Jamaica?" "No, she went of her own accord". The song "The Ocean" is also dedicated to the "sea" of fans which came to Led Zeppelin concerts. The cover photograph was taken at the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland. Some releases of the album have a paper outer sleeve hiding the naked children.

Track listing

  1. "The Song Remains the Same" (Page/Plant) - 5:28
  2. "The Rain Song" (Page/Plant) - 7:39
  3. "Over the Hills and Far Away" (Page/Plant) - 4:47
  4. "The Crunge" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant) - 3:13
  5. "Dancing Days" (Page/Plant) - 3:41
  6. "D'yer Mak'er" (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham) - 4:22
  7. "No Quarter" (Page/Plant/Jones) - 6:59
  8. "The Ocean" (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham) - 4:30


Led Zeppelin
John Bonham - John Paul Jones - Jimmy Page - Robert Plant
Original albums: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin III - Untitled - Houses of the Holy - Physical Graffiti - Presence - The Song Remains the Same - In Through the Out Door - Coda
Other albums: Boxed Set - Profiled - Remasters - Boxed Set 2 - The Complete Studio Recordings - BBC Sessions - ' - ' - How the West Was Won
Films: The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin DVD
Songs: "The Battle of Evermore" - "Dazed and Confused" - "Stairway To Heaven" - "When the Levee Breaks"
Other: Peter Grant - Swan Song Records