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Recorded mostly on the road at various North American studios, it was an even greater commercial success than their first album, and reached the number one chart position in the US and the UK.
The album further developed the mostly blues-rock musical style established on their debut release, creating a sound that was "heavy and hard, brutal and direct", and which would be highly influential and frequently imitated.
The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal.
Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.
Following Beck's departure in October 1966, the Yardbirds, tired from constant touring and recording, began to wind down.
They were still committed to several concerts in Scandinavia, so drummer Jim Mc Carty and vocalist Keith Relf authorised Page and bassist Chris Dreja to use "the Yardbirds" name to fulfill the band's obligations.
Their fourth album, which features the song "Stairway to Heaven", is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to secure the group's popularity.
Page's first choice for the lead singer was Terry Reid, but Reid declined the offer and suggested Robert Plant, a singer for the Band of Joy and Hobbstweedle.
Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot.
They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums.
The band saw their albums as indivisible, complete listening experiences, disliking the re-editing of existing tracks for release as singles.
Grant maintained an aggressive pro-album stance, particularly in the UK, where there were few radio and TV outlets for rock music.
Rolling Stone magazine described them as "the heaviest band of all time", "the biggest band of the Seventies", and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history".