Today in Music: 03/28/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: Houses of the Holy, the fifth studio album by Led Zeppelin was released on March 28, 1973, on Atlantic Records. The album was produced by Jimmy Page and mixed by Eddie Kramer. The iconic album cover was designed by Hipgnosis. Houses of the Holy showed a stylistic shift for the band, abandoning the weighty darkness of their previous work for a more expansive sound. The album’s cover art was inspired by Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Childhood’s End and consists of multi-printing photographs of two children (Stefan and Samantha Gates) taken at Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland. Houses of the Holy has the distinction of being the first album released by the group not to have an eponymous title. It was also their final album for Atlantic Records before forming their own label, Swan Song Records. Houses of the Holy was a commercial success, topping the album charts of both the US and the UK. #ledzeppelin #housesoftheholy #jimmypage #robertplant #johnpauljones #johnbonham #eddiekramer #hipgnosis #albumcoverart #arthurcclarke #childhoodsend #giantcauseway #ireland #stefangates #samanthagates #atlanticrecords #swansongrecords #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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