Perhaps the most influencial rock band of all time.

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (Atlantic) 1969

1."Good Times, Bad Times" (2:43)
2."Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" (6:40)
3."You Shook Me" (6:30)
4."Dazed and Confused" (6:27)
5."Your Time is Gonna Come" (4:41)
6."Black Mountain Side" -instrumental (2:06)
7."Communication Breakdown" (2:26)
8."I Can't Quit You Baby" (4:42)
9."How Many More Times" (8:30)

Perhaps one of the greatest blues-rock albums ever written. There are tow outstanding Willie Dixon cover ("You Shook Me" and "I Can't Quit You Baby"), but both are made to sound like original numbers. Of course every song on this one is a classic-"Dazed and Confused," "Good Times, Bad Times," "Communication Breakdown." Geez, this sounds like the playlist of every classic rock station in existence. FINALLY picked up this one in an internet trade. Should have had it years ago.

Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin- II (Atlantic) 1969

1."Whole Lotta Love" (5:33)
2."What Is and What Should Never Be" (4:47)
3."The Lemon Song" (6:20)
4."Thank You" (3:50)
5."Heartbreaker" (4:15)
6."Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" (2:40)
7."Ramble On" (4:35)
8."Moby Dick"-instrumental (4:25)
9."Bring it on Home" (4:19)

Another bonified rock 'n roll classic. Lots of heavy rock numbers mixed with some great bluesy numbers. If you haven't heard at least half the songs on this album, then you probably don't own a radio. Picked this one up for $3.99 in mint condition.

Led Zeppelin- III (Atlantic) 1970

1."Immigrant Song" (2:26)
2."Friends" (3:55)
3."Celebration Day" (3:29)
4."Since I've Been Loving You" (7:25)
5."Out on the Tiles" (4:04)
6."Gallows Pole" (4:58)
7."Tangerine" (3:12)
8."That's the Way" (5:38)
9."Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" (4:20)
10."Hats off to (Roy) Harper" (3:41)

One of the greatest rock n roll albums ever released. Don't believe me, turn on the radio to any rock station and within an hour your almost guaranteed to hear one of these songs. Still this is one of my favorite Zeppelin albums. It's less bluesy than their previous two studio albums plus the album cover art was so cool, with that spinning wheel. Too bad the cd art can't have that. I actually found a sealed copy of this for $2.50 at a large chain store. How could I pass that up?

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (aka ZOSO) (Atlantic) 1971

1."Black Dog" (4:53)
2."Rock and Roll" (3:40)
3."The Battle of Evermore" (5:38)
4."Stairway to Heaven" (7:55)
5."Misty Mountain Hop" (4:39)
6."Four Sticks" (4:49)
7."Going to California" (3:36)
8."When the Levee Breaks" (7:08)

If you haven't heard this album, you must have been living under a rock for the last 25 years. Had this been the only album Zep ever released, I think they still would have had a huge influence on rock music. Picked this one up for $2 on ebay.

Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin-Houses of the Holy (Atlantic) remastered 1973

1."The Song Remains the Same" (5:29)
2."The Rain Song" (7:39)
3."Over the Hills and Far Away" (4:50)
4."The Crunge" (3:17)
5."Dancing Days" (3:43)
6."D'yer Mak'er" (4:22)
7."No Quarter" (7:00)
8."The Ocean" (4:30)

Just look at the song titles, it alone reads like a greatest hits cd. "Houses of the Holy" is one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time. Obtained this remastered copy at a cd store that was closing it's doors for $4.50.

Presence Led Zeppelin-Presence (Swan Song) remastered 1976

1. "Achilles Last Stand" (10:26)
2. "For Your Life" (6:21)
3. "Royal Orleans" (2:58)
4. "Nobody's Fault but Mine" (6:15)
5. "Candy Store Rock" (4:10)
6. "Hots on for Nowhere" (4:42)
7. "Tea for One" (9:07)

I like this disc alot as it contains some of Zep's more obscure material.(i.e. You won't turn on the radio and hear many of these songs.) OK, some say it was a rushed album, but it's still classic Zeppelin. "Achilles Last Stand" and "Nobody's Fault but Mine" are both classic tracks. Picked this one up new for $7.99 at Sam's Club, of all places.

Led Zeppelin-Melancholy Danish Pageboys (2 cdr bootleg)

1. "White Summer" (5:04)
2. "Kashmir" (9:46)
3. "Trampled Underfoot" (6:10)
4. "Archilles Last Stand" (10:28)
5. "Moby Dick Intro" (4:45)
6. "In the Evening" (8:23)
7. "Stairway to Heaven" (10:00)
8. "Rock & Roll" (4:20)
1. "Intro" -instrumental (1:30)
2. "Song Remains the Same" (5:32)
3. "Celebration Day" (3:46)
4. "Black Dog" (5:45)
5. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (6:28)
6. "Over the Hills & Far Away" (6:15)
7. "Misty Mountain Hop" (4:59)
8. "Since I Been Loving You" (9:11)
9. "No Quarter" (15:01)
10. "Hot Dog" (4:01)
11. "Rain Song" (8:42)

Excellent stereo bootleg of one of the final Zeppelin shows featuring tons of extended jams. Zeppelin, like Deep Purple, could take a four minute song and drag it out for fifteen minutes with bluesy guitar solos. Gotta love that!

Led Zeppelin-BBC Sessions (Atlantic) 1997

1."You Shook Me" (5:44)
2."I Can't Quit You Baby" (4:22)
3."Communication Breakdown" (3:12)
4."Dazed and Confused" (6:39)
5."The Girl I Love She Got Long Black
....Wavy Hair" (3:00)
6."What Is and What Should Never Be" (4:20)
7."Communication Breakdown" (2:40)
8."Travelling Riverside Blues" (5:12)
9."Whole Lotta Love" (6:09)
10."Somethin' Else" (2:06)
11."Communication Breakdown" (3:05)
12."I Can't Quit You Baby" (6:21)
13."You Shook Me" (10:19)
14."How Many More Times" (11:51)

1."Immigrant Song" (3:20)
2."Heartbreaker" (5:16)
3."Since I've Been Loving You" (6:56)
4."Black Dog" (5:17)
5."Dazed and Confused" (18:36)
6."Stairway to Heaven" (8:49)
7."Going to California" (3:54)
8."That's the Way" (5:43)
9."Whole Lotta Love (Medley)" (13:45)
...a. Boogie Chillun'
...b. Fixin' to Die
...c. That's Alright Mama
...d. A Mess of Blues
10."Thank You" (6:37)

DISC THREE (interviews)
1. "BBC Radio-One Night Stand 1969" (5:17)

2. "King Biscuit Flower Hour 1976/77" (34:19)

3. "The Publicity Interview 1990" (24:07)

Depsite the fact that most of these BBC discs contain songs that I usually already have, I like the fact that they give me fresh, usually raw, versions of classic songs. At one time it was considered a bad thing to get too much radio airplay as greedy record execs thought that it would hinder album sales, after all why would you buy an album if you can hear the hit song on the radio? So to fill air time the BBC would have artists come in to their studios and record live versions of their songs as well as other artists material. This Led Zeppelin set offers some killer extended jams and even two previously unreleased songs: "The Girl I Love..." and "Somethin' Else." All this is wrapped up in a nice package and adds a bonus disc (disc 3) of vintage interviews.

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin (the box set) (Atlantic) 1990

1. "Whole Lotta Love" (5:34)
2. "Heartbreaker" (4:14)
3. "Communication Breakdown" (2:27)
4. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" (6:41)
5. "What Is and What Should Never Be" (4:44)
6. "Thank You" (4:47)
7. "I Can't Quit You Baby" (4:16)
8. "Dazed and Confused" (6:26)
9. "Your Time Is Gonna Come" (4:14)
10. "Ramble On" (4:23)
11. "Traveling Riverside Blues" (5:09)
12. "Friends" (3:54)
13. "Celebration Day" (3:28)
14. "Hey Hey What Can I Do" (3:56)
15. "White Summer/Black Mountain Side" (8:01)

16. "Black Dog" (4:54)
17. "Over the Hills and Far Away" (4:47)
18. "Immigrant Song" (2:23)
19. "Battle of Evermore" (5:51)
20. "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" (4:16)
21. "Tangerine" (2:57)
22. "Going to California" (3:31)
23. "Since Iíve Been Loving You" (7:24)
24. "D'Yer Mak'er" (4:22)
25. "Gallows Pole" (4:56)
26. "Custard Pie" (4:13)
27. "Misty Mountain Hop" (4:38)
28. "Rock and Roll" (3:40)
29. "Rain Song" (7:39)
30. "Stairway to Heaven" (8:00)

31. "Kashmir" (8:31)
32. "Trampled Under Foot" (5:35)
33. "For Your Life" (6:20)
34. "No Quarter" (6:59)
35. "Dancing Days" (3:41)
36. "When the Levee Breaks" (7:07)
37. "Achilles Last Stand" (10:22)
38. "Song Remains the Same" (5:28)
39. "Ten Years Gone" (6:31)
40. "In My Time of Dying" (11:04)

41. "In the Evening" (6:49)
42. "Candy Store Rock" (4:07)
43. "Ocean" (4:30)
44. "Ozone Baby" (3:35)
45. "Houses of the Holy" (4:01)
46. "Wearing and Tearing" (5:28)
47. "Poor Tom" (3:02)
48. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (6:24)
49. "Fool in the Rain" (6:12)
50. "In the Light" (8:44)
51. "Wanton Song" (4:06)
52. "Moby Dick/Bonzo's Montreux" (3:50)
53. "I'm Gonna Crawl" (5:30)
54. "All My Love" (5:53)

54 tracks of Led Zeppelin all wrapped up in a box that also contains a 36 page book. Since I have yet to really begin replacing all my old Zeppelin records, this one box set fulfulled my Zeppelin craving for a long time. On top of being assemble in chronological order (for the most part) by Jimmy Page, the set also includes three previously unreleased tracks. Led Zeppelin-the box set is the only album in their extensive catalog to include the classic B-side "Hey Hey What Can I Do," as well as their unreleased version of Robert Johnson's "Travelling Riverside Blues" and a live medley of Page"s "White Summer/Black Mountain Side." These three tracks alone would be essential to any Led Zeppelin die-hard. Of course the price is a bit scary, but this was given to me as a Christmas present, so that makes it all the much better. Santa rules!

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