Houses of the Holy LP

Atlantic, 180g black vinyl. remastered,...
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Atlantic, 180g black vinyl. remastered, gatefold, Good things come to those who wait. Especially when it comes to remastered tapes. For a long time, the reissues of Led Zeppelin's albums were announced. in 2014 the time had come: they are here. At the end of May "I" to "III" appeared, and from October 2014 "IV" and "Houses Of The Holy" are available At a rapid pace, Led Zeppelin released three long players within 15 months from 1968 to 1971. In the 1960s and 70s, that was already brisk, but today it is an almost unimaginable frequency of releases. Surprisingly, the album "III" was not so well received at first. The criticism frustrated Jimmy Page in particular, who then didn't speak to the press for two years In interviews, Jimmy Page let it slip that he doesn't like the digital versions of Led Zeppelin's albums from the 1980s. The sound is too little differentiated, because the CDs were not produced from the studio tapes, but from mixed versions. For the 2014 reissue, Page has taken the 1972 studio tapes as a basis. The remastering aims to stay as close as possible to the concept of the sound Led Zeppelin had in mind for the vinyl pressing at the time. On the other hand, Page appreciates the possibilities of digital remastering and the many digital formats available today. He wants to do justice to both sides of the coin, and succeeds brilliantly Led Zeppelin's fifth album, "Houses Of The Holy", was underrated for a long time. Today it is considered an insider tip among Led Zeppelin fans. Top numbers are the funky "The Crunge" (ironic homage to James Brown, a deliberately non-danceable song), "The Song Remains The Same", "The RainSong", "Over The Hills And Far Away", "D'yer Mak'er", "No Quarter" and "The Ocean". The album now has diamond status. It has sold over 11 million copies The deluxe and super deluxe editions of "Houses Of The Holy" include seven previously unreleased tracks on the second CD or LP of each. These include working versions and alternative rough mixes of "The Ocean" and "Dancing Days". In the now familiar manner of the 2014 reissues, these versions allow insight into Led Zeppelin's recording work. Also featured: a guitar backing track of "Over The Hills And Far Away" and a version of "Rain Song" without piano.

Item weight: 0,38 kg