Three Week Hero

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Three Week Hero
ThreeWeekHeroalbumcover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 8, 1969
RecordedSeptember 1968
Studio Olympic Studios, London
Genre Rock, pop
Length47:41
Label Liberty
Producer Steve Rowland
P.J. Proby chronology
Believe It or Not
(1968)
Three Week Hero
(1969)
California License
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Three Week Hero is an album released by rock singer P.J. Proby on April 8, 1969 by Liberty Records. The album contains a mixture of dramatic pop, blues, rock, and country style songs. While it did not succeed commercially, it is best remembered today as the first time all four members of Led Zeppelin recorded together in the studio. [2] The album was reissued on CD in 1994.

Liberty Records American record label

Liberty Records was an American record label started by chairman Simon Waronker in 1955 with Al Bennett as president and Theodore Keep as chief engineer. It was reactivated in 2001 in the United Kingdom and had two previous revivals.

Led Zeppelin English rock band

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham. Along with Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, the band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the originators of heavy metal. Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia and folk music.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Three Week Hero" (John Stewart) – 2:56
  2. "The Day That Lorraine Came Down" (Kenny Young) – 3:15
  3. "Little Friend" (Robin Gair, Peter Mason) – 4:01
  4. "Empty Bottles" (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) – 2:53
  5. "Reflections (Of Your Face)" (Amory Kane) – 5:14
  6. "Won't Be Long" (J. Leslie McFarland) – 3:41
  7. "Sugar Mama" (Woodley, Young) – 2:50
  8. "I Have a Dream" (Terry Hensley, Alec Wilder) – 4:45
  9. "It's Too Good to Last" (Baker, Stephens) – 3:14
  10. "New Directions" (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) – 3:46
  11. "Today I Killed a Man" (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway) – 3:24
  12. "Medley: It's So Hard to Be a Nigger/Jim's Blues/George Wallace is Rollin' in This Mornin'" (Mable Hillery/Traditional) – 7:38

Personnel

Jimmy Page British guitarist of Led Zeppelin

James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

John Paul Jones (musician) Multi-instrumentalist, producer, bassist of Led Zeppelin

John Richard Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English musician and record producer who was the bassist and keyboardist in the rock band Led Zeppelin. Prior to forming the band with Jimmy Page in 1968, he was a session musician and arranger. After the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980, Zeppelin disbanded and Jones developed a solo career. He has collaborated with musicians across a variety of genres, including Josh Homme and Dave Grohl with the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.

John Bonham English rock musician

John Henry Bonham was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the British rock band Led Zeppelin. Esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass drumming, distinctive sound, and feel for the groove, he is regarded by many as the greatest and most influential rock drummer in history. In 2016, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him No. 1 in its list of the "100 Greatest Drummers of All Time".

Additional notes

The song "Sugar Mama" recorded by Led Zeppelin at Morgan Studios in 1969, is not the same "Sugar Mama" recorded on this album.

Catalogue: Liberty 83219

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. Ian Fortnam, "Dazed & confused", Classic Rock Magazine: Classic Rock Presents Led Zeppelin, 2008, p. 43.