I guess no one likes Led Zeppelin anymore.
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Actually, I was very interested in this post and kept on checking back over the past 24 hours to see what others had to say. When there finally wasn't much of anything, I simply went to Acoustic Sounds and ordered the vinyl of "The Song Remains the Same." I first heard this recording on, I'm thinking, a Radio Shack turntable the year it was released, which was the year I was graduated from high school. I loved the band back then, and I still love 'em today, though I'm betting that this recording sounds a bit better on my record spinner of today. Thanks for reminding me that I wanted to hear this again. -- Howard
Led Zeppelin II and III are two of my favorite releases from the Classic Records re-issues. They sound amazing. I can't wait to hear what they sound like when "Pagey" gets done with them.
Well it's good to hear that there are still fans out there of the greatest rock band ever(in my not so humble opinion)
I am hit or miss on Classic reissues.
Agree on II--much better than any vintage albums I have heard.
A word of caution: Avoid Classic's later Zep reissues--Houses of the Holy and IV in particular seem like a pale comparison to some of the best original vintage copies--way too much boosted mid range in the vox and guitars, and very little bottom end in the drums or bass--both sound a tad off for my tastes, especially on tracks like "The Ocean" and "Four Sticks", which really rock on the best copies I have heard. The best original copies have a truer magical soundstage with the fuller and airier drums and rock solid bass that you can really feel.
Dude your name is Bongofury! I mean how many hits does it take for the Classic records version to sound bad????
Okay I'm just kidding. I just thought it was funny that your name was bongofury. Anyway, I agree with you about Led Zep IV not sounding good;however, I have always felt that was Jimmy Page's fault. I read a book about Zep and how much time Jimmy spent in the studio producing that album and messing with the mix. I just feel that album was overproduced. Even the old copies didn't sound right to me; Jimmy's guitar sounds like it's coming out of a toilet bowl and yes the bass is too low in the mix.
I disagree about Houses of the Holy though. At least on my system the classic records version sounds amazing.