Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne
Jimmy Page's quality offensive continues. The Reissues were announced for a long time. By 2014, they're here. At the end of May the albums "I" to "III" were released, and from October 2014 "IV", also known as "Zoso", "Four Symbols" or "Untitled", will be available.
In the 1960s and 70s, bands and labels ticked even faster. Led Zeppelin released one LP after the other in their early years. Three longplayers within 15 months, that is breathtaking by today's standards. Since Led Zeppelin also frequently performed live, all the songs for the first six albums were written between 1968 and the summer of 1972.
The LPs "I" and "II" were very successful commercially and in the charts when they were released. "III" was not well received in the press and also by the fans. The LP quickly reached the top of the charts in the USA and Great Britain, but sales fell sharply after an initial high. Somehow they resented Led Zeppelin that not every album was the same and sounded the same. That again upset Jimmy Page, who didn't talk to the press for two years. And it led to the fact that the fourth album was released without a title and without any accompanying lyrics.
Therefore there are several titles for "IV": "Zoso", "Four Symbols" or simply "Untitled". Many Led Zeppelin fans regard the fourth album as the best of the band from today's point of view. The absolute sales figures confirm this: Among the best-selling albums of all times in the USA it is ranked 3rd. IV" is a perfect mix of hard and soft, light and dark. With "Stairway To Heaven" it contains the most famous number of Led Zeppelin ever, while "Black Dog" is the essence of what made up the individual musicians of Led Zeppelin.
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: UK & Europe