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Peter Howell wrote a review of _No Quarter_ that appeared in the November 5, 1994 edition of the _Toronto Star_. No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded Atlantic Nah nah nah nah nah, nuh nuh nuh, nuh nuh nuh. Nah nah nah nah nah, nuh nuh nuh, nuh nuh nuh . . . Sorry. Just getting my air guitar going for this long-awaited reunion of Messrs. Page and Plant, the frontline of the mighty Led Zeppelin. Glad to see the guys patching up their differences, and doing the Unplugged thing. I can hardly wait to hear fresh acoustic versions of such classics as "Whole Lotta Love," "Stairway To Heaven," "Rock & Roll" and "Black Dog." But wait a minute. None of these songs are on this new album (out Tuesday). In fact, this just could be somebody's idea of Least-Loved Zeppelin Tunes: I mean, "Gallows Pole," "That's The Way" and "Four Sticks"? Okay in their place and all, but . . . . And what's that buzzing sound on "Nobody's Fault But Mine"? Could it be those 24 violin and viola players from the London Metropolitan Orchestra, not to mention five cellists, a dozen or so Egyptian and Moroccan musicians and an expanded rock band lineup? Whose idea was it to mix rock with worldbeat and classical music? Nobody's fault but theirs, I'm afraid, making this disc a disappointment. (It works better as a show, to be broadcast on Monday by MuchMusic.) There are three decent new tracks, in particular the ballad "Wonderful One," but it ain't the same as vintage Led Zep, is it? Nah nah nah nah nah, nuh nuh nuh, nuh nuh nuh . . . .

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