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November 9, 2007

Song Title
Good Times Bad Times (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Communication Breakdown (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Dazed And Confused (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Whole Lotta Love (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Ramble On (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Heartbreaker (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Immigrant Song (2007 Remastered Single/LP Version)
Since I've Been Loving You (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Rock And Roll (2007 Remastered Single/ LP Version)
Black Dog (2007 Remastered Single/ LP Version)
When The Levee Breaks (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Stairway To Heaven (2007 Remastered LP Version)
The Song Remains The Same (2007 Remastered Album Version)
Over The Hills And Far Away (2007 Remastered Album Version)
D'yer Mak'er (2007 Remastered Album Version)
No Quarter (2007 Remastered Album Version)
Trampled Under Foot (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Houses Of The Holy (2007 Remastered Album Version)
Kashmir (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Nobody's Fault But Mine (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Achilles Last Stand (2007 Remastered LP Version)
In The Evening (2007 Remastered LP Version)
All My Love (2007 Remastered LP Version)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 9, 2007
  • Release Date: November 9, 2007
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 2007 Mythgem, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Music Group
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  • Total Length: 2:15:03
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  • ASIN: B0011Z5IXC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (333 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #364 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

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328 of 348 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Remastered isn't always better - Avoid this! November 27, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Over the past 7 or 8 years, record companies have adopted a way of thinking that basically boils down to louder = better. Many new albums have been ruined because they are "mastered" too loud. Rush's "Vapor Trails" is a great example of this.

For the non technical folks, mastering is the process by which a finished, mixed tape of an artist's song is then put through a series of refinements to make the sound a little more uniform for all listening situations. It is also at that stage that the "master" is created from which all copies are then produced.

In the early days of CD and digital sound, the process of converting analog sound to a digital signal was not as good as it is now. Also, coming out of the age of vinyl, where too loud a sound on vinyl could cause the needle to jump, CD's tended to be mastered about the same volume as vinyl. The CD is capable of volume levels that are louder than vinyl.

But, rather than use technology to create a better sounding product, the record companies took a perspective that louder = better = more sales. In other words, the louder the product is, the more people will notice it.

The problem for those of us who enjoy music is that by making CD's a whole lot louder, we are also losing dynamics and dimension. Music is by nature, supposed to have peaks of loudness. There needs to be contrast. A visual representation of what we should be hearing versus what we are getting out of newer CD's would be aptly demonstrated IF I BEGAN TYPING IN ALL CAPS. THERE IS NO CONTRAST BETWEEN LOUD AND soft.

So, with Led Zeppelin's "Mothership" we are now getting louder music at the expense of dynamics. Jimmy Page remastered the entire Zeppelin catalog in 1991 and did a great job of using the technology available at that time.
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244 of 263 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent music and DVD but no new relevance November 12, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Music: 5 Stars; DVD: 5 Stars; Economic Value: 5 Stars; New Relevance: 1 Star

Almost 5 years ago to the day, the compilation "Early Days and Latter Days" was released, hence apparently bringing the 'ultimate' 2 CD "best of" Led Zeppelin on the market. A year after that, the ultimate live DVD compilation "Led Zeppelin" was released, to general acclaim. Fast forward to Fall 2007: Les Zeppelin has finally released its music digitally, plus "The Song Remains The Same" album and movie gets new life on upgraded releases, and oh yea, there is a one-off reunion concert coming up in early December in London. So how to 'celebrate' the occasion? Well, how about another "best of" release!

"Mothership" (2 CDs, 24 tracks, 140 min.) is a virtual copy of "Earlier Days and Latter Days": 20 of the 23 tracks from that appear on "Mothership", including all the staples, from "Whole Lotta Love" to "Black Dog" to Kashmir", and on and on. To mix is up just a little bit, "What Is and What Should Never Be", "The Battle of Evermore" and "Ten Years Gone" were dropped from "Early Days and Latter Days", and these 4 songs were added instead: "Ramble On", Heartbreaker", "Over the Hills and Far Away" and "D'Yer Mak'er". Too me those are minor changes on the fringes. It all sounds terrific, of course, due to yet more remastering from Jimmy Page.

As to the bonus DVD, there is nothing new here. This is a sampling/reduced version of the 2003 "Led Zeppelin" DVD: in order, there are 9 songs from the 1970 Royal Albert Hall show, 4 songs from the 1973 Madison Square Garden show that produced "The Song Remains the Same" movie, 3 songs from the 1975 Earl's Court show, and 4 songs from the 1979 Knebworth show. As such all performances are (and sound) pretty much terrific.
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116 of 133 people found the following review helpful
By J. Niss
Format:Audio CD
A disclaimer for the 25 people who, before I rewrote this, had stated that it was helpful. They may not think the same of what they read here now.

I had originally written that "finally there is Zep on cd that sounds as musical as it deserves to sound! for anybody who has been dissatisfied by the digital representation of zep to the point that I have (the last remasterings sound so lousy to me that I can't enjoy them; so I've been listening to Zep on vinyl only) this collection will be a Godsend. For those who couldn't care less about sonics there is no reason to get this, as 'nothing is revealed'."
A 'hat in hand' update of this review posted after further listening on 11/30/2007:

Mothership sounded great to me at first but after reading other folks at Steve Hoffman forums all pointing to the 80's cds as being straight transfers from the analog, i had to check it out.

I realized i may have never heard the 80's version but because i never liked the 90's remasters (compared to my analog copies) i just assumed the 80's were worse - this also was based on prejudice from hating 80's cd's from many other catalogs (miles davis is a good example).
so this re-review stands as unrequired further proof that prejudice is bad and assuming makes a you-know-what out of you-know-who.

Yesterday I got an 80's copy of zep I and sat down with it and "mothership" - and after going back and forth again and again and again - I came to the same conclusion as those others had: the 80's cds sound better.

there are still digitally induced problems with the new versions though they remain vastly superior to the 90's masters to my ear.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of Led Zeppelin
If you are not a big fan of Led Zeppelin but you know that this is a very important band and you want to buy only a compilation, this album is for you. Read more
Published 1 day ago by mario.albceron
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection for listening at work or in my car
Great compilation of songs for listening on your mobile device! It makes my days at work in front of my computer go quickly.
Published 3 days ago by N. Irick
5.0 out of 5 stars Mothership
This is a compilation of some of the best songs by Led Zeppelin ever. This is music that is enjoyed by more than one generation. I would recommend this to any music lover.
Published 17 days ago by C. Rudy
5.0 out of 5 stars Mother of all metal bands!
I don't know but I really like this compilation. I play it on my computer and on my mp3 players and it sounds great!
Published 22 days ago by LRae
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
All the good stuff none of the obscure or unknown. Great combination of hits. Nothing else to say leave me alone
Published 1 month ago by Stanley D.
5.0 out of 5 stars another great album
you have to love it its zeppelin they are a pretty good rock band dont you think. what else can say
Published 1 month ago by edwinkoegler
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock & Roll baby
Nearly all the really good Led Zeppelin stuff is in this collection. I remember when they used to say album instead of collection. Read more
Published 1 month ago by USNavy Veteran
5.0 out of 5 stars Best classic album ever
This album has a little bit of everything on it. It never gets old.
Published 1 month ago by Pamela Eggers
5.0 out of 5 stars worth every penny
I am fairly new to listening to music on vinyl, therefore on the technical side I cannot really provide a proper feedback. As expected, the records sound great. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Levi
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best from Zeppelin
Love this CD. It is classic and worth the small price that it cost. Hey if you look you can even get the MP3 download for a few cents more. Worth it!
Published 1 month ago by L. Dustin
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