Led Zeppelin

~ Release group by Led Zeppelin

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
  • US1969-01-12
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)SD 8216[none]
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
  • GB1969-03-31
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)588171[none]
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
  • GB1969-03-31
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)588 171
Led ZeppelinVinyl9
  • GB1969-03-31
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)8216
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)MT-1067
Led ZeppelinCassette9
  • GB1969-11-28
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)916 057[none]
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)SD 8216[none]
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)SD 19126075678152511
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)ATL 40 031, SD 8216[none]
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)P-10105A[none]
Led ZeppelinCD9
  • JP1986-11-28
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)32XD-5204988014309134
Led Zeppelin (Matrix 2 40031 SRC-02)CD9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)240 031[none]
Led ZeppelinCD9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)SD 19126-2075678152528
Led ZeppelinCD9
  • JP1988-08-10
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)20P2-2023
Led ZeppelinCD9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)19126-2, SD 19126-2[none]
Led ZeppelinCD9
BMG Direct Marketing, Inc., Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)D 134303, SD 19126-2[none]
Led ZeppelinCD9
  • XE1990-10-25
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)7567-81525-2075678152528
Led ZeppelinCD9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)240 031075678152528
Led ZeppelinCD9
  • XE1994-06-17
  • FR1994-07-01
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)7567-82632-2075678263224
Led ZeppelinCD9
  • US1994-06-21
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)82632-2075678263224
Led ZeppelinCD9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)7567826322075678263224
Led ZeppelinCD9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)CD 82632075678263224
Led ZeppelinCD9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)A2 82632777499178649
Led ZeppelinCD9
  • JP1995-12-21
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)AMCY-40054988029400543
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
  • US1999-11-23
Classic Records (audiophile reissues)SD 8216
Led ZeppelinCD9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)WPCR-11611
Led ZeppelinCD9
  • JP2005-05-25
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)WPCR-750014943674055784
Led Zeppelin4×12" Vinyl2 + 2 + 3 + 2
Classic Records (audiophile reissues), Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)RTH 3001-45, SD 8216[none]
Led ZeppelinCD9
  • JP2008-09-10
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)WPCR-131304943674083732
Led ZeppelinCD9
Dr. Ebbetts Sound Systems
Led Zeppelin (限定Celebration Day Version)CD9
  • JP2012-11-28
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)WPCR-148434943674133499
Led ZeppelinDigital Media9
  • XW2012-12-20
Rhino Atlantic (digital releases only!)603497926152
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition)2×CD9 + 8
  • XE2014-05-30
  • GB2014-06-02
  • SE2014-06-04
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)8122796457081227964573
Led Zeppelin12" Vinyl9
  • XE2014-06-02
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)081227966416
Led Zeppelin (2014 remaster)3×12" Vinyl9 + 4 + 4
  • US2014-06-02
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)R1-536123081227964603
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition, 2 mediums)2×Digital Media9 + 8
  • US2014-06-02
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)603497920112
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition)2×Digital Media9 + 8
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)603497920105
Led ZeppelinDigital Media9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)603497920136
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition)2×CD9 + 8
  • CA2014-06-03
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)R2 536127081227964573
Led Zeppelin2×CD + 3×12" Vinyl9 + 8 + 9 + 4 + 4
  • XE2014-06-03
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)8122796439081227964399
Led ZeppelinCD9
  • XE2014-06-03
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)8122796459081227964597
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition)2×CD9 + 8
  • US2014-06-03
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)R2-536127081227964573
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition, 1 medium)Digital Media17
  • US2014-06-03
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)603497920112
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition)2×CD9 + 8
  • JP2014-06-04
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)WPCR-15686/74943674178087
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition)2×Digital Media9 + 8Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)603497900848
Led ZeppelinCD9
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)R2-535224081227964597
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition)2×Digital Media9 + 8
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)603497920129
Led Zeppelin (deluxe edition, updated HD audio)Digital Media17
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)
Led ZeppelinDigital Media9Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)603497900862
Led ZeppelinCD9Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)CD 19126075678152528
Led ZeppelinDigital Media9[none]
Led ZeppelinCD919126-2[none]
Led Zeppelin (made in Japan)CD9Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)SD 19126-2075678152528
Led Zeppelin (club edition)CD9Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)A2-19126075678152528
Led ZeppelinDigital Media9Rhino Atlantic (digital releases only!)603497906185
Bootleg
Led Zeppelin (USL VT remastered reissue)CD9
KronStudioLab InternationalKSLCD-012-LZ01[none]

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Good Times Bad Times / Communication Breakdown
included in:Definitive Collection
The Complete Studio Albums
The Complete Studio Recordings
Thulemann Box
part of:Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 7) (order: 7)
Q Magazine: 20 Loudest Albums of All Time (number: 12) (order: 13)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 29) (order: 29)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 101) (order: 101)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/4126 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/3pvh [info]
other databases:http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/22629 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/led_zeppelin/led_zeppelin/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000194593 [info]
Wikidata:Q131392 [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.