Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Vol. 2
offers ten highlights from Houses of the Holy
, Physical Graffiti
, and In Through the Out Door
. While all fans can argue about missing album tracks -- some may choose "The Rover" and "Over the Hills and Far Away" for should-have-beens, while others take "Custard Pie," "For Your Life," and "Hots on for Nowhere" -- the only true staples missing are "Dancing Days" and the exquisite faux-Brazilian "Fool in the Rain." Thus, this is a pretty fine compilation for the casual fan, the kind who only wants the songs he hears on the radio all the time (such as "The Song Remains the Same," "No Quarter," "Trampled Underfoot," "Kashmir," "In the Evening"). Of course, any true Zeppelin
enthusiast will want the full albums, but as a sampler of their last four records, Latter Days
is just fine.