Led Zeppelin IV
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Led Zeppelin IV

November 13, 2007

Song Title
Black Dog
Rock And Roll
The Battle Of Evermore
Stairway To Heaven
Misty Mountain Hop
Four Sticks
Going To California
When The Levee Breaks

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 19, 1994
  • Release Date: November 8, 1971
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 1971 Swan Song Inc.
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  • Total Length: 42:22
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  • ASIN: B0011Z5IVE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #777 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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372 of 415 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mott Four May 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Within eighteen months three members of this band had gone from total obscurity to part of the best known rock band in the world. By the end of 1971 world domination was such that they could release their fourth album without any sleeve notes, no band image or song titles on the sleeve either. Therefore it has since been called by fans a variety of names from the obvious 'Led Zeppelin IV' to the less obvious 'Runes' after its many Lord of the Rings references to 'Four Symbols'. Or 'Zosa' after its inside cover motif, or plain old 'No Title'. Still, on pre-sales it went to #1 all over the world, being released on November 8th and staying at #1 into the New Year. Over the years it has probably generated enough sales to run a fairly large country. In the last thirty-two years it has won just about every accolade there is to get. Voted the best rock record ever in such illustrious magazines as 'Classic Rock Revisited', `Rolling Stone', 'Q', 'Mojo', and even the Pattaya Mail. (We just had a vote Toto, Ella Crew, Andy, and Led Zeppelin experts Lars Fieste, John Osborne, Graham Rudd, Dai Coe, and the Dog - it was unanimous.)
If you had wanted to put together a super group in 1971 all you would of had to do was put together Led Zeppelin, and there you are you had it. Out of the ashes of the `Yardbirds' founding member Jimmy Page created Led Zeppelin (well, he had to, all the others had left). The new band did one tour of Scandinavia as 'The New Yardbirds'.
Jimmy Page originally joined the `Yardbirds' as bassist, but switched to lead guitar to give the band a duel pronged guitar attack with a certain Jeff Beck on the other axe. Jimmy Page had long been a top session player, playing most famously on the Kinks' `You Really Got Me' famous guitar riff that almost invented heavy metal music.
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best June 3, 2007
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I would like to start this review by stating that this is, arguably, the greatest rock album ever recorded. I don't see how it has an overall 4.5 star rating and it's all of the idiotic 1-star reviews that bring it down. I'm not calling it the best rock album of all time because I'm giving in to the hype about it, because I'm not. I own it and have listened through it over a hundred times so I am more than familiar with it, along with the rest of Zeppelin's music. This is simply the most complete, diverse and distinctive album ever. Not only are Plant, Page, Jones and Bonham gods of their instruments but they are likewise with song writing. The songs range from funky rock and roll (Black Dog, Rock and Roll) to groovy melodies (Misty Mountain Hop) to the more melodic ballads (Battle of Evermore, Going to California) to the epic heavy hitters on the album, Stairway and When the Levee Breaks. These four guys have mastered blues-inspired rock and roll and play it like no other. Jimmy Page is equally masterful and brilliant with the electric and acoustic guitars and his melodies are some of the most unconventional, odd time-signatured yet captivating ever. This is the quintissential hard rock album and it seems like all other albums should be measured up against this one.

I give every single song on this album a 10/10 with the exception of Four Sticks, which I would give a 9.5. Albums can't really rate much higher.

These are the gods of rock and this is their masterpiece. No person who claims to listen to rock should be without it. Don't pay any attention to the 1-star reviews, or the 2- and 3- star reviews, for that matter. They are ridiculous and written solely out of rebellion. Let them listen to their Fallout Boys and Nirvanas and Panic at the Discos.
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103 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of all time April 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD
You know, there are actually some people in the world who don't own this album? What a shame. It's a classic! From the manic vocals on "Black Dog" through the thundering backbeat and jagged guitar lines of "Four Sticks," to the rough Mississippi Delta blues of "When the Levee Breaks," the album is epic. And of course, the album's centerpiece is "Stairway to Heaven," a slow building folk rock masterpiece which climaxes in a volley of hard rock guitar lines with Plant's wailing vocals over the top.
That's not to say that the album is all brawn and no melody. On the contrary, "The Battle of Evermore" and "Going to California" are beautiful folk ballads which perfect the folk sound that Led Zeppelin had been experimenting with ever since their first album came out.
At any rate, if you don't own this album, then you ought to go out and buy it. Just to have one of the greatest CD's ever in your collection.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zeppelin Breaks The Levee April 17, 2001
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Led Zeppelin's second and third albums had both gone to number one and they had become the biggest band in music. Despite their legion of fans, the critics were not kind to them. Upon the release of their fourth record, they decided to let their music do the talking. The album is untitled (Though various names abound like Led Zeppelin IV, Runes, Zoso), contains no reference to band and has no track listing. The album contains a mere eight songs, but they are among the most powerful and memorable in rock music. There is a mystic and medieval aura emanating from the album. The album kicks off with the sledgehammer riffs of "Black Dog" that contains a heavily echoed vocal from Robert Plant. "Rock & Roll" is just what the title says, a frenetic song that rocks and rolls with manic fury. "Battle Of The Evermore" is a mystical song that plays to Zeppelin's dark side. "Stairway To Heaven" is the most requested song in the history of FM radio and though it has been overplayed to death, it achieved its status for a reason. From the quiet opening of an acoustic guitar and flute that slowly builds to a crashing crescendo to its cryptic lyrics to its grandly majestic vocals and powerful instrumentation, the song strives for greatness and achieves it. "Misty Mountain Hop" is an almost funky song with some great keyboards from John Paul Jones. John Bonham pounds some mean skins on the powerful "Four Sticks" while "Going To California" is a lush and beautiful song that has a tender vocal from Mr. Plant. The album closes with a song that is almost an equal in the epic standards of "Stairway To Heaven". Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential
One of my favorites. Goes with my Led Zeppelin belt buckle. Just like their sound. Some excellent song writing. Get it!
Published 6 days ago by Joel P. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars LED ZEPPELIN ROCKS!!!!!
Who doesn't like Led Zeppelin?? NOT ME!!! They are awesome TODAY just as much as they were back in their day of the 70's, 80's.
Published 11 days ago by JOEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased it for one song
I only purchased this CD because I wanted one song to put on my iPod. I just love "Stairway to Heaven".
Published 15 days ago by Wren
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album from the greatest rock and roll band in history
This album never gets old. Each member was a great musician and contributed to the final musical performance. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Hassan Ahmed
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have for any true rock CD collection
I think Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock band of all time, so I'm biased. This is just one of many of their 5-star CDs.
Published 24 days ago by Mark B.
1.0 out of 5 stars mostly putrid jackhammering disguised as something worthwhile
think!!! all this lp boasts of in terms of any kind of artistry are 2 songs. the insanity of the early '70s plus the utter persuasiveness of
cheap loud thumping rhythm and... Read more
Published 26 days ago by buzmeg
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Zeppelin
How can you go wrong with this classic? Went right into the iPhone. Mom as and daddy's of the 60's and 70's...tie your children down and make the listen to true artist.
Published 1 month ago by STLKAD
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
I first heard these songs many years ago when I was a teenager. i bought this and the music is as good as I remembered.
Published 1 month ago by Jeri 907
5.0 out of 5 stars The best!
Of all their albums "Number IV" is the best" of Zeppelin's work. Purchased it for a friend of mine who absolutely loved it!
Published 1 month ago by Peggy J. Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album.
I don't buy albums that aren't loaded with great songs. This Album is. good from start to finish. No filler.
Published 1 month ago by Steven W Wiggins
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