Led Zeppelin IV (Remastered, Gatefold Sleeve, 180 gram vinyl)
Cat No: 8122796577
Released: 31 October 2014
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Led Zeppelin has now prepared reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy, following on from the successful reissue campaign of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III earlier this year. As with the previous deluxe editions, both Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.
Released in November 1971, Led Zeppelin IV — which is officially untitled — became one of the most artistically influential and commercially successful albums, one which defined the sound of rock music for a generation with ubiquitous anthems such as “Stairway To Heaven,” “Rock And Roll,” “Black Dog,” and “When The Levee Breaks.” The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA.
In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. 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 and most innovative 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.
1. Black Dog
2. Rock And Roll
3. The Battle Of Evermore
4. Stairway To Heaven
1. Misty Mountain Hop
2. Four Sticks
3. Going To California
4. When The Levee Breaks