Okay, I know that other people have actually recorded cover albums of Led Zeppelin IV, but I have actually heard three songs off of LZ4 in live Heart concerts, and they completely blew the original away. Okay, Black Dog was merely just as good, if robbed a bit of its primal male cock-rockingness, but Battle of Evermore and Misty Mountain Hop were HUGELY benefitted by the effortless scream of Nancy and (on Battle) the harmony of Ann.
Of the rest of the songs on LZ4, (wish there was a Runes character on ASCII :)), I think they could do:
Rock n Roll, Four Sticks: Just as good as the original.
Stairway, When the levee breaks: I’m not sure, it might be better, but probably worse.
Goin to California: I think Robert Plant’s style really shines over Nancy’s here. She could never do the “goin to California with an achin IN my heart” as well as Robert.
Has anyone else heard them do other covers off of Led Zep 4? When will they come out with the cover album?