Led Zeppelin II Original recording remastered
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|1. Whole lotta love|
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|8. Moby dick|
|9. Bring it on home|
Recorded while the band was touring America for the first time, II eschewed songwriting finesse for bludgeoning riffs, and thus set the standard for all heavy metal bands to follow. Includes Whole Lotta Love; Heartbreaker; Moby Dick; What Is and What Should Never Be , and more. From 1969.
Led Zeppelin II is an album of Jimmy Page riffs so huge, and John Paul Jones/John Bonham rhythms so deep, that the heavy metal genre this classic helped create has tried for decades to catch up, mostly without success. And no wonder: since II catches the band before they'd headed too far into their ridiculous medieval fancies, this might be as good as Zep would ever be. Regardless, the thunderous "Whole Lotta Love," a Top 5 hit, and "Bring It on Home" are very nearly as fierce and twisted as British white blues would ever get. --David Cantwell
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If you are wondering to buy or not to buy???
If you just love the sound of the Japanese SHM-CDs and / or the MOTHERSHIP , CDs.
You will just love these LED ZEPPELIN , 2014 remasters.
As far as the volume level goes , it is smack right in the middle between the amazing sounding 2007 Japanese LED ZEPPELIN SHM-CDs and the MOTHERSHIP volume's.
JIMMY PAGE used the same revolutionary remastering process used by BOB LUDWIG to remaster the 2014 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Box Set CDs.
They are louder , cleaner , clearer than the 1993 / 1994 LED ZEPPELIN remasters versions but not as loud as the MotherShip , versions.
Plant's voice is also more up front in the mix. You hear the incredible clarity of all of the instrument separation in each song.
The drum and bass / keyboard sounds are just mind blowing. PAGE's guitars are crystal clear.
So the LED ZEPPELIN 2014 remasters sound far better than the remastered versions that came out in 1993 / 1994. FAR BETTER!!!
I can truly write this for the 2014 LED ZEPPELIN remastered albums 1 , 3 , 4 and HOUSES OF THE HOLY , as well.
Crank it up and enjoy...You will now not have to raise your stereo volume to ear splitting volumes just to hear more details of this classic LED ZEPPELIN music.
You will never have to buy these CDs , again.
The music of Led Zeppelin helped to define a generation, and their over-the-top stage presence was absolutely electric. It is always a challenge bringing that type of live energy to the studio, but few accomplished this like Zeppelin. Though it might not be accurate to say that Led Zeppelin II defined the music of the band, as it was constantly changing and evolving, it did reflect the band at their heavy metal purest; before the band began their flirtation with a more medieval sound (a la Stairway to Heaven/Battle of Evermore). Led Zeppelin II represents the band at its hardest and most raw.
The question of the originality and influence of Led Zeppellin as reflected in II is always a heated debate between the belivers and the non-convinced, but in my humble opinion, there is a reason that Zeppelin has earned its reputation. Any fool who even compares a band like Queen or Deep Purple to Zeppelin needs to up the dosage on their medication. These bands, though great, (and favourites of mine), cannot hold a candle to the sheer brilliance of Zeppelin. And with regard to the 'questionable influence' of Zeppelin, one needs to realize that Zeppelin essentially invented the genre which they made famous; they were the original and remain the standard.Read more ›
The sequel to 'I', 'II' picks up right where their previous debut left off. Songs like 'Ramble On', where the fine, catchy rhythm blasts into the hard paced, loud mouthed Robert Plant are so rocking, you can't stop and think, 'Man, these guys still freakin' rock.' 'Heartbreaker' is another fine example of fine tuning. With the infamous scale that is one of rock's greatest hooks, the song really has you headbanging as if it's raw power is something new.
The album has it's moments and it has it's shines. 'Moby Dick' is one of them, but in essence, this is definitely not a studio song. If you want the real deal, buy 'How the West Was Won' and you'll understand. Nevertheless, it's still killer. 'What It Is and What Should Never Be' is such a fine example of different sounds, it's worth the price of the album alone. Along with the overdone, but still medium rare 'Whole Lotta Love', Led Zeppelin 'II' is one of those albums where every song is great and every song can be played over and over...on the same listen.
This sits proudly next to 'Tommy', 'Out of Our Heads', 'The Doors', etc in my vinyl collection. On CD, this rests kindly on my dashboard and I'll always put it in. 'II' is better than 'I' in my opinion, and I think you might see it that way as well.
Most recent customer reviews
Content is a five but remastering is only a three. Bass line has been boosted to an annoying, boomy level in this edition.Published 2 months ago by coffee maker
This is my favorite Led Zep cd. I think it's because it's the first one I heard, and it stuck with me...Published 5 months ago by Wendy Huber