Led Zeppelin ‎– 4 - IV - 1971 Classic Rock - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Led Zeppelin ‎– Led Zeppelin IV

Label:
Atlantic ‎– R1-535340
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram

Release doesn't feature an explicit title, as with the original issues. 

 
180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve with insert.
 
Printed on front cover sticker:
"LED ZEPPELIN'S CLASSIC
4th ALBUM ON 180g VINYL
Includes Stairway To Heaven,
Black Dog & Rock And Roll
Remastered & Produced by Jimmy Page
[barcode image
0 81227 96577 8]
8122796577"
Cat# on labels 8122-79657-7
Cat# on sticker on front cover : 8122796577
 
Manufactured in Germany. (on label)

Made in the EU (inside the sleeve)

Lacquer Cut By – JD

Producer – Jimmy Page

Remastered By, Reissue Producer – Jimmy Page

Lacquer Cut at – Metropolis Mastering
Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BD 16359

Released:
2020

 

1971


Genre:
Rock
Style:
Hard Rock, Blues Rock

 

 

Tracklisting:

1. Black Dog
2. Rock and Roll
3. The Battle of Evermore
4. Stairway To Heaven

 

 

5. Misty Mountain Hop
6. Four Sticks
7. Going To California
8. When the Levee Breaks

 

 

 

Zep 4, Also commonly known as Zofo or Stairway to Heaven, this album was mysteriously released without any information about the band or its songs on the cover. The concept behind this daring statement was that the music inside would speak for itself, and it did just that in spectacular fashion. Regarded by most people as Led Zeppelin's masterpiece, this album represents the band's peak, as it's simply one of the most perfectly realized albums of all time.

It begins with two superb rockers: "Black Dog," which is best known for Plant's a capella vocals, and "Rock 'n Roll," a high octane '50s styled rocker that features an unstoppable beat, yet another great Page guitar solo, and Bonham's famous drum solo at its finish.

Meanwhile, the acoustic, Eastern influenced "Battle Of Evermore" is a brilliantly atmospheric song that's aided by Plant and guest Sandy Denny's (formerly of Fairport Convention) hypnotic vocal performances, as well as more Lord Of The Rings inspired lyrics.

And what can be said about their ultimate masterpiece, "Stairway To Heaven," that hasn't already been said? Simply put, there's a reason that this song has often been cited as the greatest rock song of all time. Starting with a beautiful, almost classical beginning (that's clearly inspired by Spirit's "Taurus"), the song builds and builds until it reaches its crashing crescendo and ultimate denouement.

Continuing, the strong "Misty Mountain Hop" and "Four Sticks" ( are both upbeat rockers before "Going To California" follows with another beautifully understated acoustic folk song.

Finishing with a flourish, "When The Levee Breaks" is a magnificent blues epic (one of the band's very best) that's most notable for Bonham's unbelievable "hammer of the gods" drumming - when he unleashes his titanic drum fill (you know the one) it gives me the chills every single time. The greatest album by arguably rock's greatest band, this album is a cornerstone of any serious rock collection.

More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Atlantic Recordings
Artist Led Zeppelin
Color Black