Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO) Import
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Vinyl, Original recording remastered, October 27, 2014
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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.Read more ›
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.
With so many high quality Zeppelin bootlegs out there, I would have preferred more live material from this period. And if they want to include "alternate" versions of songs, they should truly be alternate versions. Look at the alternate versions of Beatles songs on the "Anthology" discs. Those are what I would really consider "alternate." Different lyrics, different solos, etc. This just reeks of another cash grab from Page.
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.Read more ›
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This album is on my list of all time favorite.
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I had forgotten how great this album was until I ordered a new copy and listened to it all the way through for the first time in thirty years.Published 26 days ago by Thurst
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