Led Zeppelin ‎– Houses Of The Holy

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Classic Records ‎– SD 7255
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 200 gram
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A1 The Song Remains The Same
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
5:24
A2 The Rain Song
Mellotron – John Paul JonesWritten-By – Page*, Plant*
7:32
A3 Over The Hills And Far Away
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
4:42
A4 The Crunge
Synthesizer – John Paul JonesWritten-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
3:10
B1 Dancing Days
Organ – John Paul JonesWritten-By – Page*, Plant*
3:40
B2 D'yer Mak'er
Piano – John Paul JonesWritten-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
4:19
B3 No Quarter
Grand Piano – John Paul JonesSynthesizer [Bass] – John Paul JonesSynthesizer [Piano] – John Paul JonesWritten-By – Page*, Jones*, Plant*
6:57
B4 The Ocean
Vocals [Backing] – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert PlantWritten-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
4:28

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Notes

Gatefold sleeve, lyric inner sleeve and obi.

Recorded at Electric Lady Studios (New York) and Olympic (London)

200 Gram Classic Records QUIEX SV-P Hand Made Super Vinyl Profile

Manufactured and distributed under exclusive license by Classic Records, Inc.

© 1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation
All lyrics © 1973 Superhype Music, Inc., ASCAP

Printed in U.S.A.

SD-7255
Stereo

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Runout): SD 7255-A BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Runout): SD 7255-B BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Label): ST-A-732383-MO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Label): ST-A-732784-MO
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 373) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
K 50014, K50014 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic K 50014, K50014 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ZCK4 50014 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(Cass, Album) Atlantic ZCK4 50014 UK 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7255 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(LP, Album, Pre) Atlantic SD 7255 US 1973 Sell This Version
K 50 014, ATL 50 014 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic K 50 014, ATL 50 014 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin(8-Trk, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Led Zeppelin) none Italy 1973 Sell This Version

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poul1980

poul1980

June 5, 2018
The release year above is incorrect, this issue was released in 2001.
.Richard.

.Richard.

January 18, 2018
I found House of the Holy Classic Records to be far, far superior to the current 2014 John Davis remaster. As your system improves, you hear more of what these have to offer and why they’re so sought after,
leonthepro

leonthepro

October 15, 2017
edited 3 months ago

With a lot of high hopes I bought this Classic Records release expecting it to impress me more than the 2014 remasters. It both does and does not. But lets separate certain aspects. The cover and artwork are truly of high quality. The image has really been cleaned up and improved in ways I never considered for my 70s German issue. No unnecessary purple tint. The gatefold itself is thick and sturdy as well although because of that it can get a little cramped for the 200g record inside. Aesthetically and feel wise its all premium stuff. The only drawback is that mine didn't come with a track and lyrics insert sleeve. Why this is Im not sure but the previous and original owner from Sleevecity (The company that makes great inner sleeves, which I was provided with as a bonus) suggests that around the time of its release Classic Records were in a dire financial situation and cheapened out for certain batches. If anyone knows more about this please inform us.
But we can all make due without lyric sheets as long as the music is great. The only problem being that I was initially not so amazed. The first thing to take note of for my copy is that the surface noise is quite prominent. Its not terrible, but given that this record needs to be played a little louder than most only adds to the problem. Static can mostly be ruled out considering it was cleaned by a Nitty Gritty before play. I wonder if this can be connected to the lyrics insert. Perhaps Classic Records cut corners on what grade of vinyl to use for their presses as well. Its not an issue during most tracks but its noticeable on the quieter segments and in between songs. The 2014 remasters are actually more silent. Keep in mind that this might again just apply to my theoretically lower quality copy. The ones with inserts might also be pressed quieter. I also suggest trying the 180 gram issues as they would have been made before Classic Records cheapened out on vinyl.
The mastering itself is excellent but its not always easy to tell this apart from my German issue unless you do a direct A and B comparison. If you do you will surely notice more impact in the sound and better separation between the instruments through your stereo image. Audio enhancement overall are solely positive as I see it. I have yet to do a blind test when listening and it would be interesting to know of I can truly tell this release apart from my 70s issue and the 2014 ones. Ill save that for when I have access to higher quality equipment however, just so that cant be a factor of dispute. Perhaps my Rega RP1 base unit just cant do this release justice. If so then owners of similar tables beware. I still think its better than any other release I heard so far and enjoy it as a collection piece immensely. More open and clear than the 70s issue and more engaging and less digital sounding than the 2014 remaster. Its just hard to justify with such a price. Unless money is not an issue or you happen to be a huge Led Zeppelin fan your other copies should serve you just fine until you decide its worth a shot to try this.

Equipment Used:
Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 Cartridge
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