180 Gram Vinyl Record
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Led Zeppelin II 180-gram, two LP Remastered Edition!
Audio newly remastered by Jimmy Page
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl by Pallas in Germany
Technical note: The new remasters were created from 192 kHz/24 bit digital transfers of the original analogue tapes. The catalog is being remastered now to take advantage of the significant advances in mastering technology that have occurred since 1991.
Prepare — no matter how many times you may have listened to their music, you've never heard Led Zeppelin like this before.
Beginning with the spring release of deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III, the band is launching an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.
Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.
Led Zeppelin II Remastered Edition includes previously unreleased studio outtakes, including the unreleased track "La La."
"The material on the companion discs present a portal to the time of the recording of Led Zeppelin," says Page. "It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time."
Led Zeppelin was formed by Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant in 1968. It became among the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music. The band has sold more than300 million albums worldwide with a celebrated catalog including such landmark songs as "Whole Lotta Love," "Kashmir," "Rock And Roll," "When The Levee Breaks" and "Stairway To Heaven." The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest rock band in the world.
Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant — along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham — took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.
"...a significant turning point in the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal." — AllMusic.com
|LP 1: Original Album|
|Whole Lotta Love|
|What Is And What Should Never Be|
|The Lemon Song|
|Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)|
|Bring It On Home|
LP 2: Companion Audio
|Whole Lotta Love (Rough Mix With Vocal)|
|What Is And What Should Never Be (Rough Mix With Vocal)|
|Thank You (Backing Track)|
|Moby Dick (Backing Track)|
|Heartbreaker (Rough Mix With Vocal)|
|Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman) (Backing Track)|
|Ramble On (Rough Mix With Vocal)|
|La La (Intro/Outro Rough Mix)|
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