Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II [2LP] (Deluxe Edition, 180 Gram)
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Deluxe Edition Features Original Album On 180g Vinyl PLUS Companion LP On 180g Vinyl!
Newly Remastered by Jimmy Page from the Original Master Tapes! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 123/500!
Led Zeppelin has never sounded better!
No matter how many times you may have listened to their music, youve never heard Led Zeppelin like this before.
The band wrote and recorded nearly all of Led Zeppelin II while touring relentlessly to support its debut album. Incredibly, the album was released just seven months after Led Zeppelin in October of 1969. Led Zeppelin II features some of the band's most beloved tracks including "Ramble On" and "Heartbreaker" as well as "Whole Lotta Love," considered by many to be one of the greatest rock 'n' roll songs of all time. The album is certified diamond by the RIAA with sales of over 12 million copies.
The Led Zeppelin II companion audio gives fans the first peek into the band's recording sessions, with alternate mixes of five songs from the album, backing tracks to "Thank You" and "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)," and the previously unreleased track "La La."
In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music. The band has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide with a celebrated catalog including such landmark songs as "Whole Lotta Love," "Kashmir," "Rock And Roll," "When The Levee Breaks" and "Stairway To Heaven." The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest rock band in the world.
Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant - along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.
Deluxe Edition Features Original Album On 180g Vinyl PLUS Companion LP On 180g Vinyl
Newly Remastered by Jimmy Page from the Original Master Tapes
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Housed in tri-fold sleeve with original artwork and newly created negative artwork for companion audio
1. Whole Lotta Love
2. What Is And What Should Never Be
3. The Lemon Song
4. Thank You
2. Living Loving Maid (Shes Just A Woman)
3. Ramble On
4. Moby Dick
5. Bring It On Home
Companion Audio Disc
1. Whole Lotta Love (Rough Mix With Vocal)
2. What Is And What Should Never Be (Rough Mix With Vocal)
3. Thank You (Backing Track)
4. Moby Dick (Backing Track)
1. Heartbreaker (Rough Mix With Vocal)
2. Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman) (Backing Track)
3. Ramble On (Rough Mix With Vocal)
4. La La (Intro/Outro Rough Mix)
2014 Atlantic Records