This is a set of the original Led Zepplin CD's which is great to have all together as a collection but unnecessary is you purchased the original CD's. There is a later compilation box set which includes some previously unreleased material which may be better for someone who owns all the original CD's.
I found the sound to be terrific. I listened to most of them with a nice set of headphones.
The stereo effect was brilliant.
The packaging was very nice as well. Big, but not too big for 10 CDs. Nice sturdy box to protect the CDs for years to come.
"See, we were fortunate in those days not to have to do singles. There was no point where we thought, 'well, now we've got to write the big single.' It was an album market at the time. So each album reflected where we were, mentally, at the time. We had done a few gigs before the first album, but then we went in and recorded it in a short amount of time. And the second album was actually done while we were on the road, so a lot of that energy comes through. The third album was written during what was, sort of, the first tour break in the band's career. The album reflected that break in our schedule--it was mellower. We got a great critical hammering because everyone was expecting something with the same sort of force as the second. But then even the fourth album got bad reviews. And it's great to sit here and say, 'they were wrong.'"-- Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, quoted in Guitar World, 1991.
...If the blues that inspired Led Zeppelin was music to haunt the soul, what they made of it was a sound to giddy the senses and electrify the body so completely that as each song climaxes you feel your ribcage blow. ...these complete remasters scrape off the patina and restore the colour to an essentially flesh-and-blood, sweatily human endeavour. They make all other rock CDs sound not quite there.