Needless to say, this was and is an album beyond belief, after Led Zeppelin's first album, itself beyond belief. For a band to have put out two albums of such high quality, with such a variety of approaches to music, one right after the other, was an obvious indicator that this was no ordinary group of musicians but a creative force the likes of which the world had never seen before.
On this day also for Jimmy Page:
- 1967 - Jimmy Page - A Degree of Murder Soundtrack released
- 1968 - Jimmy Page - The Yardbirds - Westmont,IL/Blue Village Teen Club
- 1977 - Led Zeppelin - Cincinnati,OH/Riverfront Coliseum
- 1985 - Jimmy Page - The Firm - Louisville,KY/Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center,Freedom Hall
The soundtrack for A Degree of Murder was composed, produced, arranged, and played by Brian Jones, and features Jimmy Page on guitar.
Jimmy Page in Rolling Stone issue #1171: "Brian knew what he was doing. It was quite beautiful. Some of it was made up at the time; some of it was stuff I was augmenting with him. I was definitely playing with the violin bow. Brian had this guitar that had a volume pedal-he could get gunshots with it. There was a Mellotron there. He was moving forward with ideas."