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Format: CD
Sku: 60148740
UPC: 075678263323
UPC 14: 00075678263323
Release Date: 6/21/1994
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Whole Lotta Love ~ Led Zeppelin
2. What Is And What Should Never Be ~ Led Zeppelin
3. Lemon Song, The ~ Led Zeppelin
4. Thank You ~ Led Zeppelin
5. Heartbreaker ~ Led Zeppelin
6. Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman) ~ Led Zeppelin
7. Ramble On ~ Led Zeppelin
8. Moby Dick ~ Led Zeppelin
9. Bring It On Home ~ Led Zeppelin
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica); Jimmy Page (acoustic, electric & pedal steel guitar, background vocals); John Paul Jones (organ, bass, background vocals); John Bonham (drums, tympani, background vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded in London, England and New York, New York in 1969.
Muze PNote Personnel: Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica); Jimmy Page (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, background vocals); John Paul Jones (organ, background vocals); John Bonham (drums, timpani, background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Eddie Kramer.
Muze PNote Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY (1969); Atlantic Studios, NY (1969); Juggy Sound Studio (1969); Mirror Sound, L.A.CA (1969); Mirror Sound, Los Angeles, CA (1969); Morgan Studios, London, England (1969); Olympic Studios, London, England (1969).
Muze PNote From the first grinding notes of the famous vamp that introduces "Whole Lotta Love," LED ZEPPELIN II announces for all to hear that they are the definitive hard rock band of their generation. But before the listener can even settle into the groove, things takes a hard left turn into a spacey new rhythm, exotically flavored by Page's droning feedback and innovative use of a violin bow. By tune's end, Zeppelin has repeatedly toyed with the listener's expectations.
Muze PNote This subversive quality distinguishes most of the arrangements on LED ZEPPELIN II, as in the soft/hard dynamic shifts of "What Is And What Should Never Be," the gospelish mood of "Thank You," the rocking vamps and funk rhythms of "Heartbreaker" and "Living Loving Maid," and the country music echoes of "Ramble On." And in their appropriations of source materials from Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Sonny Boy Williamson, Page and company continued to mine the rich vein of the blues.

Producer: Jimmy Page

Engineer: Chris Huston; Eddie Kramer; Edwin H. Kramer; George Chkiantz; Andy Johns

Artist Overview

Formed from the ashes of British blues-rockers the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin shot to the stratosphere in the early 1970s. With Dionysian frenzy and a blast of blues-drenched riffs, they became one of the biggest bands of the era. Their intense musical excursions helped define the sound of hard rock, while their penchant for folk balladry added to their mystique as rock gods. The group called it quits after the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980, and remaining members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones pursued (mostly) separate musical ventures.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Almost Famous
Muze Music Compilations Shrek The Third
Muze Music Compilations The Song Remains The Same (Remastered & Expanded Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Perfecto Presents Another World

Associated Artists and Works

Livin', Lovin', Played Led Zeppelin ~ Artists, Various
Classic Rock String Quartet
Great Zeppelin: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin ~ Great White
Jason Bonham Band (The)
Jazz, Orchestre National De
Lez Zeppelin
Kashmir: Symphonic Led Zeppelin ~ London Symphony Orchestra
On, Pickin'
Orchestre National De Jazz
Original Soundtrack
The Song Remains the Same [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster ~ Original Soundtrack
Pickin' On
The Buddha Lounge Ensemble
Livin' Lovin' Played: A Led Zeppelin Tribute ~ Various Artists
World's Greatest Metal Tribute to Led Zeppelin ~ Various Artists
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/06/1994
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1969
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7567826332
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00075678263323

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.114)
- Ranked #75 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "This album opens with one of the most exhilarating guitar riffs in rock & roll..."

Rolling Stone (12/13/69, p.50)
- "...'Whole Lotta Love'...has to be the heaviest thing I've run across....The album ends with a far-out blues number called 'Bring It On Home', during which Rob contributes some very convincing moaning and harp-playing..."

Spin (12/03, p.122)
- "...It's not heavy metal, but it's a damn fine blueprint..."

Q (8/00, p.126)
- Included in Q's "Best Metal Albums Of All Time"

Q (6/00, p.75)
- Ranked #37 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...A chugging monster, derailed into a lengthy free-form ju-ju freak-out. Then 'The Lemon Song' reverts to straight-ahead blues-rock pastiche..."

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