The first 30,000 copies will be numbered. I think if Jimmy Page spent time remastering and pulling together some unreleased outtakes for true Led Zep fans and offered them in different formats I think it is all good. Also, any updates on a boxed-set of the 8 track versions? 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. Page himself engineered the science of capturing a good recording in studio on Led Zeppelin. The word is that a numbered version would sell for £300. The music does me just fine.
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. Except for The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, no other band has as much outtake and demo material available for analysis, scrutiny, and enjoyment. The £92 is just a tad steep however. The rough mixes seem to be the same instrumental backing with a rough vocal track. This set collected every piece of tape known at the time and presented them in a chronological, cohesive order.
And the 1990 remasters are appalling! Will they spend time and money getting it right? Despite the knock against it for using inferior sounding tapes, it remains a popular and sought after item. Someone thought long and hard about getting them to fans in tip top condition. Why is teh cost so high as well £91. A bit like the pink Floyd remastered ones. A very comprehensive release with great extras. Will they be mastered from the original tapes? Fans and collectors are lucky. Only my opinion, and interestingly I only see 1 other comment, out of over 20, asking the same question.
This was never going to be simple, despite Led Zep having one of the most straightforward back catalogues out there. The first 30,000 will be numbered, but i am sure that means they will keep producing them un-nummbered. Oh and a decent engineer. 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. If they were numbered, or if the first 2500 were coloured or had some other collectable advantage, it would be a different story. . The actual packaging used to deliver was really robust with each album in its own cardboard packaging with foam lining and shrink wrapped.
Several attempts have been made in the past to offer a complete collection. 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. Very enthusiastic about what will come out of them reissuing Physical Graffiti. 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. 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. For a total of about 130 for A true Super deluxe package. How many more times are you going to release it!!! Thank once again for letting us all know first here! 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.
And the Akashic contained spurious Houses Of The Holy outtakes. These look very good and hopefully will sound amazing. 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. The liner notes offer a nice summary of the project: Led Zeppelin built their reputation on their live show. Glad the bonus tracks are not exclusively locked up in expensive box sets. Not sure great for the investors out there, only time will tell.
I am a bit disappointed. What the fans want are the Live recordings. Oh yeah, remember that 1990 box set? I never hear any audio difference significant enough to make me want to pay extra for high-res. All the audio on these sets has been remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. There is really nothing new and earth-shattering in this bonus audio for a Zep fan.
This is classic gouging of the consumer by the labels treating us all as suckers. The project was scrapped after only five discs spread out over three titles, Meet Led Zeppelin, Scorpio Rising and The Smithereens were released. 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. I gather we will be able to send those discs back and get the 2014 remasters at a discount. Well, could be a waiting game this one … The more pre-orders the price may well come down for the Box sets. Studio Magik gives a much needed overhaul of Led Zeppelin outtakes. Very nice but what are the details of the remastering? Led Zeppelin Box Set, Vol.