Led Zeppelin

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Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Led Zeppelin 12" Vinyl 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) SD 8216
Led Zeppelin Vinyl 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8216
Led Zeppelin Vinyl 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 588 171
Led Zeppelin 12" Vinyl 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) SD 8216 [none]
Led Zeppelin 12" Vinyl 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) SD 19126
Led Zeppelin 12" Vinyl 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) ATL 40 031, SD 8216 [none]
Led Zeppelin 12" Vinyl 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) P-10105A [none]
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 32XD-520 4988014309134
Led Zeppelin (Matrix 2 40031 SRC-02) CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 240 031 [none]
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) SD 19126-2 075678152528
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 20P2-2023
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567-81525-2 075678152528
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567-81525-2 075678152528
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 240 031 075678152528
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567-82632-2 075678263224
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 82632-2 075678263224
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567826322 075678263224
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) CD 82632 075678263224
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567-82632-2 075678263224
Led Zeppelin 12" Vinyl 9 Classic Records (audiophile reissues) SD 8216
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-11611
Led Zeppelin 4×12" Vinyl 2 + 2 + 3 + 2 Classic Records (audiophile reissues), Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) RTH 3001-45, SD 8216 [none]
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-13130 4943674083732
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Dr. Ebbetts Sound Systems
Led Zeppelin (限定Celebration Day Version) CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-14843 4943674133499
Led Zeppelin (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Rhino (reissue label) 603497926152
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition) 2×CD 9 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122796457 081227964573
Led Zeppelin (2014 remaster) 3×12" Vinyl 9 + 4 + 4 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R1-536123 081227964603
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition) 2×CD 9 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R2 536127 081227964573
Led Zeppelin 2×CD + 3×12" Vinyl 9 + 8 + 9 + 4 + 4 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122796439 081227964399
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122796459 081227964597
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition) 2×CD 9 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R2-536127 081227964573
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition) Digital Media 17 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition) 2×CD 9 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-15686/7 4943674178087
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R2-535224 081227964597
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition, updated HD audio) Digital Media 17 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) CD 19126 075678152528
Led Zeppelin (made in Japan) CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) SD 19126-2 075678152528
Led Zeppelin CD 9 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) A2-19126 075678152528
Bootleg
Led Zeppelin (USL VT remastered reissue) CD 9 KronStudioLab International KSLCD-012-LZ01 [none]

Relationships

part of: Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 7)
Q Magazine: 20 Loudest Albums of All Time (number: 12)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 29)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000194593 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/4126 [info]
Wikidata: Q131392 [info]
other databases: http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/22629 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/led_zeppelin/led_zeppelin/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/3pvh [info]

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With its intriguing and now iconic artwork, Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut album must have made an arresting sight for any patchouli-doused flower child sifting through record store racks back in January 1969. The Summer of Love was over, Altamont was just a few months away and the times they were a-changin'. Zeppelin may have been a product of the 60s, but their often bombastic style signposted a new decade and the arrival of a new breed of rock bands.

Fortunately for Zeppelin, their first effort was every bit as dramatic, dynamic and compelling as the sleeve which bound it. Recorded at London's Olympic Studios during October 1968, it showcased an ambitious and inventive fusion of blues and rock which paved the way for virtually every big-riffing outfit of the 70s. It wasn't heavy metal, but it sure was heavy.

Although still finding their feet and searching for a collective identity, the band were clearly brimming with confidence; so much so, in fact, that they funded these recording sessions themselves. The resulting lack of corporate meddling meant complete artistic freedom which, in turn, allowed founding guitarist Jimmy Page to pursue the clear and certain vision he had for his new band.

The group were certainly well-rehearsed upon entering the studio. From the rhythmic stomp of Good Times Bad Times to bludgeoning coda How Many More Times, this is the sound of a super-tight unit ploughing through a set they'd already performed on stage countless times. Even the arrangements mirrored those worked out on the road.

Alongside a clutch of stellar originals, the album highlights the band's ability to bend cover versions to their own ends; even passionate renditions of Willie Dixon's You Shook Me and I Can't Quit You Baby pale alongside a masterful reinvention of Anne Bredon's Babe I'm Gonna Leave You. The centrepiece, however, is 100% Zep: the smouldering, sinister Dazed and Confused. A platform for Page's famous violin bow histrionics, it remains one of the band's signature songs.

Compositionally, Zeppelin would go on to achieve greater things, but the performances here simply cannot be faulted. Darkly orchestrated by Page, vocalist Robert Plant, drummer John Bonham and bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones play their hearts out, expressing an eternal synergy unheard of in rock before and, some say, since.