Led Zeppelin ‎– Led Zeppelin II

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Atlantic ‎– R1-535225, Atlantic ‎– 535225-R1
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram
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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Whole Lotta Love
Written-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
5:34
A2 What Is And What Should Never Be
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
4:44
A3 The Lemon Song
Written-By – Chester Burnett, Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
6:19
A4 Thank You
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
4:47
B1 Heartbreaker
Written-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
4:14
B2 Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
2:39
B3 Ramble On
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
4:23
B4 Moby Dick
Written-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*
4:21
B5 Bring It On Home
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
4:20

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Remastered and Cut from the original master tapes at Metropolis Mastering, London, UK [Uncredited]

The Classic Album On 180g Vinyl
Replica Of The Original LP Gatefold Jacket

© 1969 Atlantic Recording Corporation [Jacket]
Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Music Group [Jacket]

© 1969 Atlantic Recording Corporation. [Labels]
℗ 2013 Atlantic Recording Corporation. [Labels]
Manufactured In Germany [Labels]

The barcode is only printed on the sticker on the shrink wrap.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 81227 96640 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 081227966409
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 535225-R1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 535225-R1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched / stamped): R1-535225 A1 JD -27806-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched / stamped): R1-535225 B1 -27806-

Other Versions (5 of 585) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 8236 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, "RL) Atlantic SD 8236 US 1969 Sell This Version
K 40037 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic K 40037 UK 1974 Sell This Version
20P2-2024 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(CD, Album, RE, RP) Atlantic, EastWest Japan 20P2-2024 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
8236 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, CSG) Atlantic 8236 US 1969 Sell This Version
LM-2332 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2332 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version

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leonthepro

leonthepro

March 24, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
So what people talk about when they think this remaster sounds bad is most likely the digital aspect. I myself was expecting this to be a great sounding issue but after listening I felt like it was missing something and still prefererad my older 70s issue. I thought it had a lot of detail with a clean press but for some reason sounded like a CD of sorts. Later I found out that these 2014 reissues are made from a digital source of the original tapes which I reason is why it sounded strange and not as engaging. Im not one to start digital vs analog wars, I think both can be great, but this time without even knowing it I could hear the difference. If you are looking for the best sounding new versions of these albums I hear that the Classic Records releases are a good choice. They are very expensive but are made by people who really care and only do analog pressings. I myself am getting one and doing a blind test to see which I think sounds best between the 70s issue, 2014 remaster and 2007 Classic Records version. In the end its a good record and if you dont mind that much its just a great deal, but personally I would go for older 70s reissues that are in NM condition over this.

Update:
The Classic Records release by Grundman are easily superior.

Equipment used:
Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 Cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
Sustem Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
Custom made HQ Cables
eric91478

eric91478

December 28, 2017
Mine sounds fantastic. It has attack, and yet it flows at the same time. Layered, dense, and still airy.
BTNVideos

BTNVideos

June 20, 2017
This reissue isn't terrible, but it certainly not as good as the other ones in the collection. It is a more muddy, slightly distorted and just generally not as clean and pristine as I, III, IV, etc. It's still worth owning, but it won't blow you away like Zeppelin I probably did when you first dropped the needle.
Jelo_B

Jelo_B

October 11, 2015

Not sure if it's just my setup, but this particular issue (and don't have other copies so can't compare) doesn't sound very good. The volume goes up on certain sections (making me think JP made his guitar parts louder), and muddled up (for lack of a better description) in others. I have some old 80's Japanese press of other LZ albums (Houses of Holy and LZ IV) that sound a lot clearer than this. But I also have the 2014 re-issue of Physical Graffiti that sounds good. What gives? Take note that I bought this (LZ II) new and unopened. Makes me think twice about buying other LZ albums from the same re-issue period.
streetmouse

streetmouse

July 5, 2014

Take everything you thought you knew about Led Zeppelin II and throw it out the window. Now, take all you expected to hear on this Jimmy Page remaster, multiply it by a factor of ten, and you may be close to your expectations. My comparison was done against a brilliant 80’s remaster, and let me assure you, what passed through and between my Klipsch RF5 speakers was nothing shot of staggering. The music no longer rushed headlong, it flowed, ebbed, and enveloped a sensuous space that hung in the air in front of me ... silky, smooth, and filled with intoxication. Every note has been reestablished, background effects no longer hide deep within the grooves, and the vocals have evolved, riding a sustained wave, emboldened with a life heretofore unexpected, and far beyond a dream come true. And all of this without even considering the guitar and percussion work that will lay you out humbled and wasted.

I promise you, I had no expectations that such greatness was possible, where for once in my short sweet dancing daze ... things actually are better the second time around.

Now, my adventure might be complete if Joe Walsh could do this will James Gang Rides Again?

Review by Jenell Kesler