Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
[Led Zeppelin IV] (1st pressing) 12" Vinyl 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 2401 012 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] 12" Vinyl 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) SD 7208 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] 12" Vinyl 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) K 50008 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] 12" Vinyl 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) BAN 50008 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] 12" Vinyl 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), WARNER–PIONEER CORPORATION (Japanese holding company, 1972–1991) P-10125A [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] 12" Vinyl 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) SD 19129 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] (made in Japan) CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 19129-2, 250 008 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] (made in West Germany) CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 19129-2, 250 008 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 19129-2, 250 008 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 32XD-335 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 250 008 075678152825
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 19129-2 075678152825
[Led Zeppelin IV] 12" Vinyl 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 16P1-2026
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 20P2-2026
[Led Zeppelin IV] (Original mastering) CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567-81528-2 075678152825
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) CD 19129 075678008429
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567-82638-2 075678263828
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 82638-2 075678263828
[Led Zeppelin IV] (1994 Remaster) CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567-82638-2 075678263828
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7567826382 075678263828
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 19129-2 075671912921
[Led Zeppelin IV] 12" Vinyl 8 Classic Records (audiophile reissues) SD 7208
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-11614 4943674043972
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-11614 075678263859
Led Zeppelin IV (2005 Japanese remaster) CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-75004 4943674055814
[Led Zeppelin IV] 4×12" Vinyl 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 Classic Records (audiophile reissues), Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) RTH 3001-45, SD 7208 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-13133 4943674083763
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Dr. Ebbetts Sound Systems
Led Zeppelin IV (限定Celebration Day Version) CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) WPCR-14846 4943674133536
[Led Zeppelin IV] (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 603497926121
[Led Zeppelin IV] (deluxe edition) 2×CD 8 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R2-536184 081227964467
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122796448 081227964481
[Led Zeppelin IV] (deluxe edition) 2×CD 8 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122796446, 8122-79644-6, 812279644-6/1 V01 JSN, 812279644-6/2 V01 DKZ 081227964467
[Led Zeppelin IV] 2×CD + 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R2-536185 081227964313
[Led Zeppelin IV] (deluxe edition) Digital Media 16 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 603497898534
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 8122796448 9397601001507
[Led Zeppelin IV] (deluxe edition) 2×CD 8 + 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R2-536184 081227964467
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 19129-2, 250 008 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 250 008 075671912921
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 19129-2, 250 008 07567800842
[Led Zeppelin IV] (made in Switzerland) CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 19129-2, 250 008 075678008429
[Led Zeppelin IV] Vinyl 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 50 008 075678152818
[Led Zeppelin IV] (BMG club version) CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 19129-2, 250 008, D 112014 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] CD 8 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Columbia House (direct-mailing distributor of club editions of releases) A2-19129 [none]
Bootleg
[Led Zeppelin IV] (USL VT remastered reissue) CD 8 KronStudioLab International KSLCD-012-LZ04 [none]
[Led Zeppelin IV] 2×CD 14 + 12 [no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases) 4607147917084 4607147917084

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covers: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin IV by Out of Phase
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 69)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000190736 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/4300 [info]
Wikidata: Q201940 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Led_Zeppelin:Led_Zeppelin_IV_(1971) [info]
other databases: http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/22636 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/led_zeppelin/led_zeppelin__iv_/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/zpzf [info]

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Recorded at Headley Grange in Hampshire, Island Studios in London and Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Led Zeppelin IV is the album that put Led Zeppelin into homes around the world, acting as a successful marriage of the hard rock from their second album with the folkier meanderings of their third. It is an album that demonstrates their subtlety and restraint as much as their stadium-filling grandstanding and it confirmed their superstar rock status.

The actually untitled album (it was also known as Four Symbols or The Runes Album), a chart-topper on both sides of the Atlantic, captures the group's schizophrenia perfectly. On the one hand, they wallop away through genre-defining rock standards such as "Rock And Roll", "Black Dog" and "Misty Mountain Hop"; yet on the other, they are gentle and restrained on the folk mysticism of "Going To California" and the Sandy Denny co-sung "The Battle Of Evermore."

It is on their anthem, "Stairway To Heaven", however, that both strands come together in perfect accord. Starting as a recorder-driven acoustic folk ballad, it culminates in its closing minutes as a full-on, much emulated rock classic, with Robert Plant's vocals and Jimmy Page's guitar both approaching career-bests. Led Zeppelin IV also demonstrates the singular talent that was drummer John Bonham - the blues driven "When The Levee Breaks" is one of the most heavily sampled drum tracks of all time.

With immaculate playing (multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones' contributions are not to be underestimated, either), a mystically obscure sleeve, and a remarkable range of tunes, Led Zeppelin IV, is still, for many, the best example of the group's craft. Robert Plant thinks so himself. He has been quoted saying, simply: "the Fourth Album, that's it."