Mothership CD (2007)

Artist: Led Zeppelin

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Label Zyx Music
SKU 206210693
UPC 081227996154
UPC 14 00081227996154
Format CD
Release Date 11/13/2007
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Author Led Zeppelin
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Technical Info
Engineer Eddie Kramer; George Chkiantz; Glyn Johns; Keith Harwood; Leif Mases; Andy Johns; Ron Nevison
Producer Jimmy Page
CatalogID 8122799615
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 11/12/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 135m : 25s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227996154
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Robert Plant (vocals); Jimmy Page (guitar); John Bonham (drums).
Audio Mixers: Eddie Kramer; Keith Harwood; Andy Johns.
Audio Remasterer: John C.F. Davis.
Liner Note Author: David Fricke.
Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY (10/1968-12/1978); Island Studios, London, England (10/1968-12/1978); Juggy Sound Studio, New York, NY (10/1968-12/1978); Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany (10/1968-12/1978); Olympic Studios, London, England (10/1968-12/1978); Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden (10/1968-12/1978); Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio, Headley Grange, Hampshire, (10/1968-12/1978); The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, Headley Grange, Hamps (10/1968-12/1978).
Photographers: Dick Barnatt; Carl Dunn; Bob Bruen; Baron Wolman; Ian Dickson; Chris Walter; Neal Preston; Laurens Van Houten; Neil Zlozower; Peter Simon.
Upon the release of MOTHERSHIP in 2007, almost three decades after their demise, Led Zeppelin arguably stood as the only other band in rock history to merit space with the Beatles in the greatest-of-all-time debate. While the latter practically invented the how-to guide for composing and recording modern pop, Zeppelin taught the machinery how to rock with a seismic bravado that decades latter still rattles foundations. In the post-Zeppelin era, rock became a synonym for a heaviness intended to both inspire awe and knock you flat with its weight.
The first six Led Zeppelin records contain nary a less-than-stellar track and define perfection as a canon; yet adequately compiling bits and pieces of this remarkable run has always eluded the band. Though this collection is no substitute for the first six records, MOTHERSHIP succeeds as a greatest hits retrospective on two levels: one, as an introduction for neophytes who want all the band's signature songs, and two, as a sound upgrade for completists. (In fact, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones themselves are all given production credit on these blistering remasters.) While many extraordinary gems--"Going to California," "Battle Of Evermore," and "Your Time Is Gonna Come," among them--are left out, no reasonable Zep head can argue with the cuts that are included, from "Communication Breakdown" and "Black Dog" to "Dancing Days," "Kashmir," and "Achilles' Last Stand." In the end, MOTHERSHIP works as a stirring lecture in Zeppelin 101.
(Note: The deluxe edition includes a live DVD of collected performances that stands with HOW THE WEST WAS WON as proof that the quartet could destroy a stage just as handily as they could a reel of tape.)
Artist Overview
Led Zeppelin was the definitive heavy metal band. It wasn't just their crushingly loud interpretation of the blues; it was how they incorporated mythology, mysticism, and a variety of other genres into their sound. They had mystique. More than any other band, they established the concept of album-oriented rock, refusing to release popular songs from their albums as singles. Led Zeppelin IV was their biggest album ever, featuring everything from the crunching rock of "Black Dog" to the folk of "The Battle of Evermore," as well as "Stairway to Heaven," the most-played song in the history of album-oriented radio. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.112) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[MOTHERSHIP] gives us an insight into how devastating this arcane, courageous, frontierless, much-loved, much-feared music from so many worlds ago can still sound."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.46) - "[T]his covers all the rock bases....It's a monument to their power and crunch, riff follows solo follows hammering drums with visceral motion."
Q (Magazine) (p.129) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[E]verything here does the job. For all the cold ambitions, brutal arrogance and sheer power on display, there's also an exuberance and malevolent charm."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]estament to the fact that Zep's music remains bold, majestic and utterly untouchable, regardless of format."
Disc 1
1 Good Times Bad Times,Song Remains the Same, The
2 Communication Breakdown,Over The Hills And Far Away
3 Dazed And Confused,D'Yer Mak'er
4 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You,No Quarter
5 Whole Lotta Love,Trampled Under Foot
6 Ramble On,Houses Of The Holy
7 Heartbreaker,Kashmir
8 Immigrant Song,Nobody's Fault But Mine
9 Since I've Been Loving You,Achilles Last Stand
10 Rock And Roll,In The Evening
11 Black Dog,All My Love
12 When The Levee Breaks
13 Stairway To Heaven
Disc 2
1 Good Times Bad Times,Song Remains the Same, The
2 Communication Breakdown,Over The Hills And Far Away
3 Dazed And Confused,D'Yer Mak'er
4 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You,No Quarter
5 Whole Lotta Love,Trampled Under Foot
6 Ramble On,Houses Of The Holy
7 Heartbreaker,Kashmir
8 Immigrant Song,Nobody's Fault But Mine
9 Since I've Been Loving You,Achilles Last Stand
10 Rock And Roll,In The Evening
11 Black Dog,All My Love
12 When The Levee Breaks
13 Stairway To Heaven
Product Attributes
Artist Led Zeppelin
Label Atlantic/q Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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