LED ZEPPELIN IV (aka: Untitled) * CLASSIC RECORDS 200 GRAM PRESS
Encompassing heavy metal, folk, pure rock & roll, and blues, Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album is a monolithic record, defining not only Led Zeppelin but the sound and style of '70s hard rock. Expanding on the breakthroughs of III, Zeppelin fuse their majestic hard rock with a mystical, rural English folk that gives the record an epic scope. Even at its most basic -- the muscular, traditionalist "Rock and Roll" -- the album has a grand sense of drama, which is only deepened by Robert Plant's burgeoning obsession with mythology, religion, and the occult. Plant's mysticism comes to a head on the eerie folk ballad "The Battle of Evermore," a mandolin-driven song with haunting vocals from Sandy Denny, and on the epic "Stairway to Heaven." Of all of Zeppelin's songs, "Stairway to Heaven" is the most famous, and not unjustly. Building from a simple fingerpicked acoustic guitar to a storming torrent of guitar riffs and solos, it encapsulates the entire album in one song. Which, of course, isn't discounting the rest of the album. "Going to California" is the group's best folk song, and the rockers are endlessly inventive, whether it's the complex, multi-layered "Black Dog," the pounding hippie satire "Misty Mountain Hop," or the funky riffs of "Four Sticks." But the closer, "When the Levee Breaks," is the one song truly equal to "Stairway," helping give IV the feeling of an epic. An apocalyptic slice of urban blues, "When the Levee Breaks" is as forceful and frightening as Zeppelin ever got, and its seismic rhythms and layered dynamics illustrate why none of their imitators could ever equal them. (AMG)
A Note on Classic Records: Acclaimed reissue label specializing in audiophile LP reissues of classic albums; employs its own custom-built tube-based mastering equipment on all of its releases; masters its releases from original master tapes (or the best sources available). Earliest releases were a box set of RCA Living Stereo classical titles and Verve jazz titles (subsequently sold individually).
Classic used 180 gram vinyl until 2001. That year they switched to 180 gram "SV" (Super Vinyl) and added a sticker specifying the type of vinyl to all their LPs. They introduced 200 gram "Quiex SV-P" in July 2002. That was followed by "SV-P II" and, in 2008, "Clarity Vinyl." In the 2000s, they also introduced lower priced versions of many of their LPs, pressed from the same masters but on regular 150, 140, or 120 gram vinyl. Represses were always done on the latest vinyl formulation and can be dated by the sticker.
Classic also produced a line of gold CDs in the 1990s and then 24/96 HDAD digital disks. Mastering was typically done at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Grundman himself or Chris Bellman. Classic's assets were purchased by Acoustic Sounds in 2010. (DSG)
Led Zeppelin – Untitled
Label: Atlantic – SD 7208, Classic Records – SD 7208
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 200 gram
Country: US Released: 2005
A1 Black Dog 4:55
A2 Rock And Roll 3:40
A3 The Battle Of Evermore 5:38
A4 Stairway To Heaven 7:55
B1 Misty Mountain Hop 4:39
B2 Four Sticks 4:49
B3 Going To California 3:36
B4 When The Levee Breaks 7:08
Mastered By – BG*
CLASSIC RECORDS QUIEX SV-P 200 GRAM SUPER VINYL PROFILE (front oval sticker) reissue in gatefold jacket.
Recorded At Headley Grange, Hampshire Island Studios London
Mastered At Sunset Sound, Los Angeles CA
Matrix / Runout: Side A) SD-7208-A BG
Matrix / Runout: Side B) SD-7208-B BG
CLEANED ON VPI HW-27 TYPHOON [6-STEP PROCESS]
LP’s RE-SLEEVED IN AUDIOPHILE QUALITY INNER SLEEVES
JACKETS PROTECTED BY HIGH QUALITY JACKET PROTECTORS
SHIPPED IN DEDICATED LP BOX/MAILER
***TERMS OF SALE***
Buyer responsible for PayPal Fees & Shipping costs.
MEDIA MAIL/TRACKING/INSURED [USA ONLY]
ASK ABOUT COMBINED SHIPPING
NOTE: I will not ship to certain "high risk" countries. ASK before you buy/bid.
Subject to prior sale on other sites, forums, & blogs
If you have received NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, you MAY NOT BID/BUY.
NO RETURNS ON SEALED LP’s FOR ANY REASON
!! ASK ABOUT FEE FREE OPTIONS !!
*** AURALIC AUDIO FULL LINE DEALER **
*** RYAN SPEAKERS – A FULL LINE DEALER ***
~ LP SALES & COLLECTION ACQUISITIONS ~
“WE BUY LP COLLECTIONS”
Thank you for looking