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Led Zeppelin II - Vinyl Record

by Led Zeppelin

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Product Code:
WARB-ATL-6409
Label/Make:
Atlantic
Genre/Model:
Rock
Description:
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed
UPC:
081227966409
Remastered from the Original Master Tapes by Jimmy Page and Pressed at Pallas In Germany

Recorded quickly during Led Zeppelin's first American tours, Led Zeppelin II provided the blueprint for all the heavy metal bands that followed it. Since the group could only enter the studio for brief amounts of time, most of the songs that compose II are reworked blues and rock & roll standards that the band was performing on-stage at the time. Not only did the short amount of time result in a lack of original material, it made the sound more direct. Jimmy Page still provided layers of guitar overdubs, but the overall sound of the album is heavy and hard, brutal and direct. "Whole Lotta Love," "The Lemon Song," and "Bring It on Home" are all based on classic blues songs -- only, the riffs are simpler and louder and each song has an extended section for instrumental solos. Of the remaining six songs, two sport light acoustic touches ("Thank You," "Ramble On"), but the other four are straight-ahead heavy rock that follows the formula of the revamped blues songs. While Led Zeppelin II doesn't have the eclecticism of the group's debut, it's arguably more influential. After all, nearly every one of the hundreds of Zeppelin imitators used this record, with its lack of dynamics and its pummeling riffs, as a blueprint.

- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

1. Whole Lotta Love
2. What Is And What Should Never Be
3. The Lemon Song
4. Thank You
5. Heartbreaker
6. Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)
7. Ramble On
8. Moby Dick
9. Bring It On Home
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Led Zeppelin II 5.0
Review By Ben Sanacore

Yeah, Man!!

This a stunning reissue of one of Led Zep's greatest albums. You probably already know how great the songs are. All album reissues should sound this extraordinary. The music is all there and then some. When you hear it, you feel like you're in the middle of it. Everything is there, the prominent lows, the solid mid's, and the soaring highs with all the great fidelity and punch anyone could want just short of a live performance. I got two copies, and I'm sure glad that I did. If you're a Zeppelin fan, this is not to be missed. It's one of my favorite vinyl reissues to date. Yeah, man!!

VINYL RECORDS

Vinyl records are able to capture the purest quality of recorded music in true form. This is possible because the initial recording is captured on an analog source (usually tape) for the ultimate in High Fidelity sound, it is then pressed onto virgin vinyl. Analog recordings capture the bottom end (or bass) while adding sweetness to the high end (or treble) better than any digital recording ever could. Analog systems are still commonly used before they are digitally transferred to CD. This means that the sound then is altered in the transfer process when CD's are produced. The word fidelity means accuracy and faithfulness. High Fidelity sound is faithful to the original sound made by the artist, capturing maximum accuracy of what was intended for the listener to hear. Vinyl records capture those sounds for the ultimate High Fidelity listening experience!

180/200 GRAM Vinyl LP

These vinyl records are produced with 180 or 200 grams of high definition premium grade virgin vinyl. This is a higher quality audiophile pressing than the typical vinyl record of 100-120 grams. These limited edition LP's are manufactured with the hi-fi enthusiast in mind. A 180 or 200 gram LP is sometimes also referred to as an audiophile pressing, there is a higher bass response and an even warmer High Fidelity sound. 180 or 200 grams LP's are typically manufactured in limited amounts and are considered collectables, commanding a higher price.

VINYL REISSUES

Typically, a vinyl reissue is a repressing of an original LP, usually extracted from the recording's master-tapes. In some cases, reissues are remastered to lower surface noise and improve overall sonics. Reissues help preserve the music of an original recording, especially when original LPs become unavailable or can no longer be found. Reissues can be pressed on a variety of thickness from 150 gram to 200 gram and offer a great opportunity for records collectors to own many classic recordings.

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5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews Add your review of this product
Led Zeppelin II 5.0
Review By Ben Sanacore

Yeah, Man!!

This a stunning reissue of one of Led Zep's greatest albums. You probably already know how great the songs are. All album reissues should sound this extraordinary. The music is all there and then some. When you hear it, you feel like you're in the middle of it. Everything is there, the prominent lows, the solid mid's, and the soaring highs with all the great fidelity and punch anyone could want just short of a live performance. I got two copies, and I'm sure glad that I did. If you're a Zeppelin fan, this is not to be missed. It's one of my favorite vinyl reissues to date. Yeah, man!!

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