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Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe CD Edition) Original recording remastered

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In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world. The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to an remarkable start in June 2014 as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The albums achieved similar international success with debuts near the top of the charts in more than a dozen territories, including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. For the second round, the band prepared the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy. As with the previous deluxe editions, both albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album. In 1973, Led Zeppelin topped the charts again with Houses Of The Holy, which features legendary tracks such as "The Song Remains The Same" and "No Quarter" while also showcasing the continuing evolution of the band’s signature sound with the reggae-tinged "D’yer Mak’er" and the funk jam "The Crunge." The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies. The seven unreleased tracks on the companion audio disc include rough and working mixes for "The Ocean" and "Dancing Days" that reveal a deeper look inside the recording sessions of these classic songs. Other standout recordings include the guitar mix backing track for "Over The Hills And Far Away" and a version of "The Rain Song" without piano. Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant – along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 27, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Atlantic Catalog Group
  • ASIN: B00M30V1YO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By J. Hill TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 27, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Back in June of this year, Jimmy Page oversaw the release of the first three Led Zeppelin albums with newly re-mastered sound and bonus material. All three of those deluxe editions were incredible and offered not only fresh versions of the original LP's, but an eclectic batch of companion CD's with alternate studio takes, instrumental tracks, previously unheard recordings, and for Zeppelin I, cleaned-up live audio. Today, October 27, 2014, sees the release of the next two deluxe editions, Led Zepplein IV and Houses of the Holy.

Houses of the Holy is quite the album in its own right. Zeppelin really began to spread their wings on this one. It's loaded with experimentation, and shows real ambition on the part of the band to grow, progress, and evolve. They begin playing around with orchestral arrangements on "The Rain Song." They show a new funky side on "The Crunge." They go full-on reggae on "D'yer Mak'er." They delve into psychedelia on "No Quarter." This album really created some distance from the first four and showed that Zeppelin was capable of much more than loud, blues-driven rock 'n' roll and acoustic folk. This is the one that made songs like "Kashmir" and "Trampled Under Foot" possible. While some bands flounder when they attempt to branch out, Zeppelin flourished and began the next phase of their career.

The bonus disc for this is one of my favorites so far. I can't get enough instrumental recordings, and this has three. Nothing against Robert Plant, but I love hearing these songs without vocals. With only the music to focus on, I can hear so much more of the instrumentation, and we're talking about three of the most legendary players in music history with Page, Jones, and Bonham.
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If you purchased the Super Deluxe Edition Box - CD & LP, make sure that your version of The Ocean (track 8) on the vinyl is not distorted. I received a replacement but it also had horrible distortion in the left channel at the beginning parts of the song. Just to make sure it wasn't a personal left channel distortion issue, I listened to the CD that came with the Deluxe Edition, the FLAC download, my original CD and my original vinyl, but all of them sounded fine. I saw that several Amazon customers who purchased the vinyl album mentioned this problem, but I did not see anyone who purchased the Deluxe version mention it. Since I experienced it twice, I wanted folks to be aware of the potential issue. Supposedly the vinyl manufacturer is aware of the issue, but I have not read if a solution has been determined. If any of y'all received a non-defective vinyl with your Deluxe Edition, please let me know (maybe I'll ask Amazon for a 3rd replacement).

By the way, all of the other items in this edition were outstanding. Love the book, the box, the numbered album picture, the replicated album cover and album band.. Plus, the downloadable files sound fantastic. Alas, The Ocean is distorted - can't have Houses of the Holy with a distorted version of The Ocean. I waited 20 years for a remastered version - guess I can wait a few more weeks/months for them to get it right.

[12/20/14 Update] I received my 3rd version of the box set yesterday and I am very happy to report that The Ocean sounds fantastic.
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Music, Sweet Music to My Ears. I cannot say how pleased I am with the sound of these new 2014 CDs. Jimmy Page really makes it so they sound amazing without that "brick wall" that kills dynamics. In other words, you CAN play these new CDs loud, like they were supposed to be played. I cannot say the same about the 1994 remasters that so many of us grew up with. I A/B'd the sound: with DAC, without, and my Marantz SA-8004 kicked butt in either mode, although for longer listening I prefer the DAC to slightly reduce the brightness factor. The packaging is sweet too. If you are familiar with the earlier I-III Deluxe releases you know what I am talking about, but this is one-step cooler... it has a mini obi, just like the LP once did.

I am trading my first five 1994 remasters to land the vinyl version of this 2014 release, it's worth it to have both in my opinion. I feel the same about the released Zep 4 too, and needless to say, the first three 2014s are must haves. Is it worth getting the extra tracks? Maybe, but I did not hesitate when my local shop was selling them a day early at $12.99!! How can I lose? I didn't. Get this, No Quarter and the rest never sounded so alive and 3-D in a digital format before.

Update: Several listens later, I am in awe of how much clarity and separation between the instruments there is. While the acoustic guitars really benefitted, I can say that No Quarter is 10x sweeter than before, and that is saying a lot. While my vinyl copy of the 2014 reissue blows away he CD in depth and width of the soundstage, the CD is not to be overlooked if you need to rip it to iTunes at full rez.
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In second place, only behind The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, in terms of sales units, is the 2nd biggest selling band in the USA, and well ahead of their next competitors, the Eagles and Pink Floyd, by tens of millions of units sold. In 1968 and 1969, the term “heavy metal” was still only a phrase in a song by one of the few “hard rock” bands in existence. Flower power had given over to psychedelic and blues influenced rock, the “heavy” bands being Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, The Doors, Big Brother & The Holding Company, the proto-punk group The Troggs, and the early burgeoning Grand Funk Railroad, Ten Years After, and other groups moving into the harder side of rock. The Who had not yet melded a hard rock sound with the beginnings of progressive rock, and the space frontier of Pink Floyd would never gain consideration as hard or heavy rock. Therefore, for all intents and purposes, Led Zeppelin stepped into a void. Not initially greeted with warmth by rock critics, they were passed around dorm rooms like a dry brush fire, and with simple word of mouth, the flames were fanned into a raging forest fire in no time at all. Without Led Zeppelin, there may never have been a heavy metal genre, and prog rock may have been severely limited in experimentation, where LZ were not only successful and influential, they were one of the most innovative bands in the history of music.

After defining a complete future genre with LED ZEPPELIN and LED ZEPPELIN II, they took a few song experimentations (i.e. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, Ramble On…) and fully flowered them into the magical and tremendous LED ZEPPELIN III (an album which to this day has spawned countless arguments, mostly centered around how “different” it is).
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