17 Songs, 1 Hour 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released in October 1969 (just nine months after the self-titled debut), Led Zeppelin II, known affectionately as "the Brown Bomber,” was written and recorded while the group toured relentlessly to support their debut album. Though it was assembled in numerous studios, band guitarist Jimmy Page performed his usual production magic and gave the album a uniformity of sound that emphasized the monster riffs that formed the basis for heavy metal. The endless touring ensured that many of the songs were written as riffs and later finessed in the studio. Nearly every song here became an FM radio staple. This 2014 deluxe edition, remastered by Page, includes alternate mixes of four songs from the album, plus backing tracks to “Thank You,” “Moby Dick,” and “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” and the previously unreleased track “La La.” Hearing these songs pulled apart as such lets the hardcore fan better understand how the final versions came to be. They also illustrate the genius of engineer Eddie Kramer, whose work with Jimi Hendrix had impressed the band, including Page. 

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Released in October 1969 (just nine months after the self-titled debut), Led Zeppelin II, known affectionately as "the Brown Bomber,” was written and recorded while the group toured relentlessly to support their debut album. Though it was assembled in numerous studios, band guitarist Jimmy Page performed his usual production magic and gave the album a uniformity of sound that emphasized the monster riffs that formed the basis for heavy metal. The endless touring ensured that many of the songs were written as riffs and later finessed in the studio. Nearly every song here became an FM radio staple. This 2014 deluxe edition, remastered by Page, includes alternate mixes of four songs from the album, plus backing tracks to “Thank You,” “Moby Dick,” and “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” and the previously unreleased track “La La.” Hearing these songs pulled apart as such lets the hardcore fan better understand how the final versions came to be. They also illustrate the genius of engineer Eddie Kramer, whose work with Jimi Hendrix had impressed the band, including Page. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

9000bc ,

Great Music Hope It Sounds Great

This is a recording I know well and from first impression it does sound better than the last 90s remaster CD. You bet I will be listening intensly over the next few days. Apple you could have at least given us Lossless. Thus only 4 stars for the whole album. The download is AAC @ 256 and the file size is about the same as any other song on itunes. They are also stamping the file with your Apple ID haven't been on here in few months so don't know how long this has been going on but it's not on a download I did in December. ID is also on a non Mastered for iTunes download I did today. Converted to lossless and it is stamped with the itunes software version lucky for me I updated before I downloaded.

zeppmeister ,

For the naysayers: Remastered for first time since 1990 and new songs

No, you don't have this already. This is your chance to hear this siesmic album almost for the first time. And the unreleased tracks are sure to be intriguing.

JackCheddar ,

WAY BETTER THAN TODAY'S TRASH!

WAY BETTER THAN TODAY'S TRASH! C'mon guys! It's led zeppelin! Huh? Ring any bells? I love the sound, love the everything (that doesn't make sense). Listen to a couple of songs! Buy the album!

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