The rough mixes seem to be the same instrumental backing with a rough vocal track. Despite the knock against it for using inferior sounding tapes, it remains a popular and sought after item. Two members of the band, Page and John Paul Jones, began their career as studio session musicians and understood how to write and craft good songs in the studio. For a total of about 130 for A true Super deluxe package. Page himself engineered the science of capturing a good recording in studio on Led Zeppelin.
Very enthusiastic about what will come out of them reissuing Physical Graffiti. . Several attempts have been made in the past to offer a complete collection. Thank once again for letting us all know first here! And the Akashic contained spurious Houses Of The Holy outtakes. That is, selling us something every 3-5 years rather than a catalogue dump. Not only are the new sessions presented, but all of the older tracks have been given a remastering job from the best available sources and are presented in their definitive form.
Why is teh cost so high as well £91. Oh and a decent engineer. The box set contains everything, including the book and hi-res downloads. Led Zeppelin John Bonham — drums, percussion John Paul Jones — bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin Jimmy Page — acoustic and electric guitars, production, remastering, digital remastering Robert Plant — vocals, harmonica Additional musicians Viram Jasani — tabla on Black Mountain Side Ian Stewart — piano on Boogie with Stu Disc one No. Not sure great for the investors out there, only time will tell. These look very good and hopefully will sound amazing.
And the 1990 remasters are appalling! This boxed set features the rest of English rock group Led Zeppelin's catalogue not included in the first box set Led Zeppelin and includes the previously unreleased studio track Baby Come On Home. Led Zeppelin Super Deluxe Edition box set Phase one of the much anticipated Led Zeppelin reissue campaign has just kicked-off with the first three albums slated for a 2 June release date. The twenty hours of music in this box set extend from extremely primitive cassette demos made in the wilds of Snowdonia to initial rehearsals in Headley Grange to perfectly polished alternate takes and mixes of classic songs. If the high-res digital files do not come with the individual vinyl then that is a consideration although high-res is usually entirely dependent on the mastering. The music does me just fine. Akashic attempted a comprehensive box set in the winter of 1999 called The Final Option. A very comprehensive release with great extras.
The first 30,000 copies will be numbered. If you want to hear some good Zep bonus audio hunt down a copy of Studio Magik and get out your headphones! The actual packaging used to deliver was really robust with each album in its own cardboard packaging with foam lining and shrink wrapped. This is classic gouging of the consumer by the labels treating us all as suckers. What the fans want are the Live recordings. The previous issue with the unavailability of high-res digital files is now being addressed and audiophiles are now being increasingly catered for in the digital realm.
Well, could be a waiting game this one … The more pre-orders the price may well come down for the Box sets. All said though, releases look good, as mentioned all the audio content bar downloads is availible at the lower price points. The liner notes offer a nice summary of the project: Led Zeppelin built their reputation on their live show. This was never going to be simple, despite Led Zep having one of the most straightforward back catalogues out there. Oh yeah, remember that 1990 box set? A bit like the pink Floyd remastered ones. Mothership , etc were crap compressed sound, hope this will not be the case again… I hope there is not a trend of now placing more importance on nice presentation than sound quality for all these vinyl deluxe set that have, or are coming out from a number of artists. How many more times are you going to release it!!! I gather we will be able to send those discs back and get the 2014 remasters at a discount.
After selling x-amount numbered that could mean a discount in the long term, but for £92, each box, at the moment, think alot of people might pass, i think i will. Very good post Dan, sums it up really. I just have zero interest in spending money on Vinyl. Except for The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, no other band has as much outtake and demo material available for analysis, scrutiny, and enjoyment. Someone thought long and hard about getting them to fans in tip top condition. There is really nothing new and earth-shattering in this bonus audio for a Zep fan. I am a bit disappointed.
This set collected every piece of tape known at the time and presented them in a chronological, cohesive order. Also, any updates on a boxed-set of the 8 track versions? If they were numbered, or if the first 2500 were coloured or had some other collectable advantage, it would be a different story. Very nice but what are the details of the remastering? All the audio on these sets has been remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Will they spend time and money getting it right? The project was scrapped after only five discs spread out over three titles, Meet Led Zeppelin, Scorpio Rising and The Smithereens were released. Photos, details, track listings and pre-order links below: Led Zeppelin The first album will come as a single vinyl remaster and a deluxe triple vinyl edition which includes the original album remastered, plus two further records of companion audio on 180g vinyl in a tri-fold sleeve.
If you have any Zep bootlegs you have probably heard most of the bonus content already. The marketing people know how to entice the average buyer but you really need to assess what is being offered and whether you are getting value for money in terms of the content especially compared to previous issues or cheaper editions of a multi-format release. The £92 is just a tad steep however. A top quality product throughout. The deluxe sets feature original artwork, plus a newly created negative artwork for the companion audio.