The Complete Studio Recordings
Remastered, Box Set
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Big enough for Led Zeppelin's towering sound, this 10-CD box set collects all nine of the legendary band's original studio albums released from 1969 to 1982. Included are: Led Zeppelin I (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), IV (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), Physical Graffitti (1975) (2CD), Presence (1976), In Through the Out Door (1979), and Coda (1982). A true stairway to heaven for Zep fans, this massive box originally released in 1993 features each classic title with its original album artwork.
As Basil Bunting wrote about Ezra Pound's Cantos, "There are the Alps... you will have to go a long way round/if you want to avoid them." Led Zeppelin's work is the central fact of 1970s rock & roll; in its loving homage to and shameless piracy from the blues, its glorious and wretched excess, its transformation of hippie and folk-rock graces into a foundation-shaking kaboom, and its offhanded myth-making, the band turned everything caught in its wake into a reaction to it--or against it. The three non-album tracks the box includes are grace notes rather than lost jewels, but the point of the set is to be a Rosetta stone of album rock, the stairway to a gaudy paradise that they constructed. --Douglas Wolk
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In some ways it's good to have them all together in a box. What I don't like about it is two CDs in the one cover with paper sleeves. I really hate this idea of this type of packaging as you have to grab the CD at the edge and put finger marks on the edge - same reason why I had digipack CDs. Nothing worse than fingermarks on CDs and DVDs.
Also a shame that if you buy a box set there's only a couple of extra tracks added to CODA. Would have been good to see something like what Sabbath and Queen have done with their re-releases with an extra disc of tracks per album.
Other than that - there's a nice booklet and each CD has the inserts to the albums to look through with liner notes. Alternate cover arts of the albums as well.
So if you don't own any on CD - it's a good way to buy it. If you already own most of them on CD - wait till there's a decent release with extra tracks. There's always bound to be another release - Puffy just can't help himself
While I can see what other reviewers are talking about when they make mention of the cardboard sleeves that the cds come in, it doesn't seem that big a problem to me. I make back-up copies of all my cds as soon as they arrive and put the originals away for safe keeping, so sliding them in and out of the sleeves repeatedly isn't going to be a major issue for me.
This is an excellent box set of Zepp's studio recordings. Granted, it would have been nice to have "The Song Remains The Same" included, but even without it, it's a set well worth the money. Highly recommended!
No downsides, just great sounding music here.
NOTE: Stay away from the Japanese CDs they have all been hammered and sound way too loud.
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