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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II

Label:Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – MFSL 1-065, Atlantic – MFSL 1-065
Series:Original Master Recording
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Hard Rock, Classic Rock

Tracklist

A1Whole Lotta Love5:33
A2What Is And What Should Never Be4:47
A3The Lemon Song6:20
A4Thank You3:50
B1Heartbreaker4:15
B2Living Loving Maid2:40
B3Ramble On4:35
B4Moby Dick4:25
B5Bring It On Home4:19
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Notes

© + ℗ Atlantic Recording Corporation. Broadway New York, New York.

Gatefold Sleeve

Gatefold Notes:
Half-Speed Production and Mastering by Original Masteringworks. ™

Specially Plated and Pressed on high Definition Super Vinyl by Victor Company of Japan ltd.
Special Static Free-Dust Free Inner Sleeve
Special Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
Source: The Original Stereo Master Tape
Mastered with the Ortofon cutting System
Manufactured and distributed by MFSL, Inc.
Chatsworth, Ca. 91311, under license
from Atlantic Recording Corporation.
©1969 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
All Rights reserved.

Record Label:

Manufactured and distributed by MFSL, Inc.
under license from Atlantic Recording Corporation.
A Warner Communications Company.
All Rights Reserved.
Pressed In Japan.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 [Variant 1]): Ortofon MFSL-1-065-A2 SR/2 H 121 * XA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 [Variant 2]): Ortofon MFSL-1-065-A3 SR/2 H 131 * V X A B C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 [Variant 1 & 2]): Ortofon MFSL-1-065 B2 SR/2 H 121 *

Other Versions (5 of 953)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Led Zeppelin II (LP, Album, Misprint, Stereo, Gatefold)Atlantic, Atlantic588198, 588 198UK1969
Led Zeppelin II (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold, Red Label)AtlanticSD 8236Canada1969
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Led Zeppelin II (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, PR - Presswell Pressing, Gatefold)AtlanticSD 8236US1969
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Led Zeppelin II (LP, Album, Repress, Killing Floor)Atlantic, Atlantic588 198, 588198UK1969
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Led Zeppelin II (LP, Album, Stereo)AtlanticHATS 421-43Spain1969

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  • latheofheaven's avatar
    latheofheaven
    Edited one day ago
    Yes, I will chime in with just about everyone else here and say, WOW! Hell yeah! On my system (link below) I found this li'l puppy ultra dynamic and tonally balanced. Detailed as much as it should be, and with nice decay in the transients. Let's just say I never EVER heard Moby Dick sound like this! (or anything else on this album) Before scoring a lovely, clean copy from a very nice fellow member on the Steve Hoffman Forums (JGrillo) for a great price my Go To was always the 2nd Japanese pressing, which is indeed very dynamic and detailed. But, I don't think it has near the Punch as this one. DAMN!!!

    What I am listening on:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/9ja3UKob7tppW4Y38
    • analoguesoundsrock's avatar
      Yes, this is on par with the RL cuts. I have a VG RL and just grabbed a NM- MOFI for half the $. They are both incredibly detailed and dynamic, but the MOFI is considerably more enjoyable given its playability.
      • The_Carrion_Man's avatar
        Edited 6 months ago
        Amazing clarity and distinction between instruments. Powerful presence, not at all weak or anemic for the sake of transparency. The cymbal decay is like I’ve never heard on a Zeppelin album. The “effects” passage as heard in the middle of Whole Lotta Love… like hearing it for the first time ever. I feel that little EQ (if any) was applied to this record by Mofi. There is a faint hiss present, but I only hear it on the headphones, and it is so uniform that I feel it’s an artifact of the master tape itself and not the vinyl. I’m just floored. I’ll never part with this record. Pick up a NM copy if you can swing it. 5 stars all day long.
        • abruptmodulation's avatar
          Wow - that is all I have to say! This sounds split wide open: huge, booming, in your face - all of the things! Great mix and excellent way to experience the album.
          • Indurane's avatar
            Indurane
            Mind bogglingly good! I've been waiting to pull the trigger and I'm sad I waited so long to do it. Flat, silent, dynamic. Wow!!!
            • streetmouse's avatar
              streetmouse
              Edited one year ago
              50 Years Out …

              Led Zeppelin II is a bombastic riff-driven adventure into the male world of sexual immaturity, dial turned to 11, with an intensity so singularly pointed that one can only be grateful, if not entirely embarrassed once the music is over and listeners have had time to clean up the juices still warmly running down their legs.

              While ripping off old blues artists and penning their name to traditional songs is nothing new, Dylan certainly did it, it’s just that Led Zeppelin were so blatant and unapologetic about it (“Whole Lotta Love” was based on a Willie Dixon song first recorded by Muddy Waters entitled “You Need Love”), a blueprint they followed to the end … or as the wonderful Lester Bangs once said, “The music of Led Zeppelin is as ephemeral as a Marvel comic, a vivid as an old technicolor cartoon. The music doesn't challenge anybody's intelligence or sensibilities, relying instead on a pat visceral impact that will insure absolute stardom for many moons to come. Their albums refine the crude public tools of all dull white blues bands into something awesome in its very insensitive grossness, like a Cecil B. DeMille epic,” or is this music all an industrial level of sarcasm.

              Led Zeppelin is a high-octane blues-rock outfit that had emerged from the ashes of The Yardbirds. Robert Plant's howling vocals are nothing short of prissy on their cover of Joan Baez's “Babe I'm Gonna Leave You,” and please don’t for a minute attempt to tell me that Zep were filling the void left by Cream. And then there’s the inherent violence found on this album, music that certainly inspires men to consider women to be little more than the desirability of their sexual parts. This leaving me to suggest that if listeners think that this makes for rebellious music, they need to think again, as there are many other artists who were loud, yet gave audiences something to consider other than masturbatory fantasies that are the stuff of what should and and should never be. Consider for a moment the Velvet Underground song “Pale Blue Eyes,” the song is about adultery, it’s about having an affair, with the under-current being that someone, or someones are going to be hurt, yet for all of the sexuality laid bare in this number, it’s not in your face and obnoxious. Yet I’ve not even mentioned the rock attitude and persona Led Zeppelin managed to bestow onto so many other musicians. I’ve seen Led Zeppelin live, they just sort stood there with this we’re-greater-than-you-can-imagine attitude, they barely moved, the expression on their faces along with the whole way they carried themselves was like ‘You people are so lucky to even get to look at us, so why should we do anything’. They didn’t play that well, they were just very indifferent and detached; though Jimmy was certainly doing a grand amount of drugs that night, leaving fans to wander home unsure if they’d witnessed a great show or an entirely poor one.

              The music of Led Zeppelin is limited in it’s scope with weak writing, leaving the songs to become so bleached in the sun over the years that they are nearly irrelevant to anyone other than old heads dead set on reliving their youth. I’m not saying the band didn’t have talent, it’s simply that they never rose to the level of that talent, leaving young men to forever equate Led Zeppelin with the elusive Spanish-Fly sold in the back pages of Marvel comics, where merely dropping the record on the turntable would inspire and insure that women will drop their jeans.

              (laughing) If nothing else, this is a sincerely great pressing.

              Review by Jenell Kesler
              • jrsmusic's avatar
                jrsmusic
                I own LZ ll: RL, 77 RE, Page RM, Japan '92, Mono, MFSL. The MOFI takes the cake on this one. It's all about balance and tone. It's just as "in your face" as a RL....
                • BinsofFire's avatar
                  BinsofFire
                  I just scored a copy for $20 locally. NM wax, VG+ cover. I'm stoked!
                  • JKF97's avatar
                    JKF97
                    Just a fantastic sounding album. Personally I still prefer a RL cut but this is really, really close and well worth the price basically if a RL cut is a 10 this Mofi is a 9.9.
                    • SoyUnPerdedor's avatar
                      I purchased a clean copy in the end, and can report that I am delighted with the sound quality. Although this was intended to be a player, the recent hike in pricing on this issue may mean I need to source another play copy..

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