Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

 (2LP Deluxe Remastered Edition)

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
Side 1
Whole Lotta Love
What Is And What Should Never Be
The Lemon Song
Thank You

Side 2
Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)
Ramble On
Moby Dick
Bring It On Home

LP 2: Companion Audio
Side 1
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)

Side 2
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)

Customer Reviews (4.75 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Unless you own a Ludwig pressing this copy is a must have

posted on 05/01/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jon Giessler
I own 6 very different pressings 2 in particular take some beating this new JP pressing takes listening to a new level Bonzo sounds much more enthusiastic. The symbols toms and bass drums are just incredible. I was very taken by surprise Plants vocals are centered with incredible presence. The first time I have ever in 42 years of listening to this record I have heard John Paul Jones rolling his ringers on the bass strings!


posted on 06/18/2014
5 Stars

Zeppelin II Re-mastered 4 Stars

posted on 06/15/2014
4 Stars
Reviewer: Triodeotl
Stark contrast here compare to the original (PR) Presswell Company pressing that I have owned for years. Of course the original is distorted and murky. But there is more ambient information. I can hear Plants voice in the room walls. Bass and drums are not as well deliniated as the new re- master. Its almost like information is missing and that it is added like a new mix down of the tape. The old MoFi sounds like a cleaned up version of the original pressing where it brings the distortion forward so its more noticable because its so much cleaner. These new remasters are different. More impact cut hotter although the relative volume is the same. It sounds more powerful musically. Again the digital artifacts come to it head in the high frequencies. Not as smooth. An artificial sense of it all being cleaner and brighter due to the fact that there is information missing ambiance of the original.

Bonhams drums/cymbals never sounded better. You gotta hear it. Get it! +++++

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