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Definitive collection - just spend the money and get it!,
This review is from: The Complete Studio Recordings (Audio CD)
I was one of the suckers who bought the orignial CD catalogue from the 1980s, then bought the original four-disk remasters box set in 1990 (with its supplement from 1993). But THIS box set is the way to go.
First, unlike the 1990 4-disk box set and its 1993 2-disk supplement, you get the orignal records in the original running order, and unlike the orignal catalog releases in the 1980s, you get all the original artwork, which was previously unavailable. These original studio records include the following:
1. Led Zeppelin I (1969) - "Communications Breakdown", "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", "Good Times Bad Times"
2. Led Zeppelin II (1969) - "Whole Lotta Love", "Thank You", "Ramble On", "Heartbreaker", "What Is and What Should Never Be"
3. Led Zeppelin III (1970) - "Immigrant Song", "Since I've Been Loving You", "Gallow's Pole"
4. "IV" (1971) - "Stairway to Heaven", "Rock and Roll", "Black Dog", "Going to California"
5. Houses of the Holy (1973) - "Over the Hills and Far Away", "Dancing Days", "D'yer Mak'er", "The Ocean"
6. Physical Graphitti (1975) (2CD) - "Kashmir", "Housses of the Holy", "Trampled Underfoot", "Black Country Woman"
7. Presence (1976) - "Nobody's Fault But Mine"
8. In Through the Out Door (1979) - "All My Love", "Fool in the Rain", "In the Evening"
9. Coda (1982) - "We're Gonna Groove", "I Can't Quit You Babe"
Second, on the 'Coda' disk (which was nothing more than a posthumous collection of unreleased tracks to begin with), you get four of the five nonalbum tracks released with the 1990 box set - "White Summer/Black Mountain Side", a semi-live track from 1969, "Traveling Riverside Blues" and "Baby Come Home", recorded between the first and second records, and the hit b-side "Hey Hey What Can I Do", orignially a b-side of "Immigrant Song", one of the few singles released by this quintessential AOR band. The only thing missing is the remixed version of "Moby Dick", which was included on the first 1990 box set, but which is hardly essential.
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Initial post: Jan 18, 2009 5:32:41 PM PST
M. Brown says:
Hello, so on each record is it only the songs you listed?
Posted on Jan 23, 2009 7:53:30 PM PST
K. Ward says:
Its the entire 9 albums plus bonus tracks, he only listed some favorites on each.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009 7:40:38 PM PDT
Dave A. Schacht says:
Posted on Jun 6, 2009 5:46:53 PM PDT
David D. McFarland says:
I waited and never got to be a sucker and never got the catalog when it was first released, adleast you got it, great box set and worth it.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2010 11:07:10 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 19, 2010 11:08:33 AM PST
Jan Zijlstra says:
Great review - told me exactly what I needed to know.
Can you comment on the sound quality of these transfers?
Thanks! - Jan
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2011 5:39:26 PM PDT
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L. Masco says:
Actually, any non-idiot knows that web browsers render white space all as one space - so 8 tabs, 2 spaces, or any combination thereof show up as only one space unless special effort is taken (for example, if they are embedded with a special code meaning "non breaking space", (with an ampersand followed by nbsp;) ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-breaking
Now you both know, and are a little less idiotic.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2011 12:36:53 PM PDT
Raquel Gee says:
I came here to read a review of Zep's Complete Studio Recordings and all I see is petty fighting about punctuation. Don't waste the space on this forum for such trifle. Can someone talk about the sound quality of the transfers?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2011 2:05:51 PM PDT
S B says:
IMHO, the sound is pretty good compared to the albums (which I once had). The remasters were done in 1990-1991 era unlike nowadays, when they just boost up the volume (usually the mid-range) and call it "remaster." (I like the Queen and Rolling Stone remasters from the early 1990s much better than the more recent releases for this very reason.)