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"Led Zeppelin, Houses Of The Holy - Japanese Replica LP in a CD (with OBI Sash)"

LED ZEPPELIN - HOUSES OF THE HOLY - THIS IS THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE 1ST EDITION RELEASE This is a Japanese digitally re-mastered Mini LP replica Limited Edition Collection with OBI sash down the front - only 2,000 Collector pieces made world-wide and are immediately Out of Print. Recorded from the finest Original Masters available. Comes with anti-static sleeves similar to Vinyl LPs, Cardboard packaging like an LP, includes extensive Liner Notes Booklet. Actual miniaturized version of the 12" LP in 4" CD version. HOUSES OF THE HOLY was the nickname Led Zeppelin concocted for the huge sports arenas they were then playing because, by the time, HOUSES OF THE HOLY was released on March 28, 1973, Led Zeppelin was among the biggest tourning bands in all of rock and in producer/composer/guitarist - Jimmy Page, they had one of the most gifted arrangers. Although compared to their previous two albums, HOUSES OF THE HOLY if more of a bare-bones back to the roots kind of production. Certainly, tunes like "The Rain Song", "Over The Hills And Far Away" and "No Quarter" showcase vocalist, Plant's whispers/to/a/scream range, Jones' tasteful use of emerging electronic keyboard technologies and Page's expressive use of multiple guitar tracks to create an orchestral ambience. But, on the whole, there is more of an emphasis on the rhythmatic inter-play between Page, Jones and Bonham from the James Brown derived funk of "The Crunge" and the reggaish dance breaks of "D'yer Mak'er" to the menacing eastern modalities of "Dancing Days" and the rocking revups of "The Song Remains The Same" and "The Ocean". Recorded during the Spring of 1972 at Star Grooves (one of Mick Jagger's homes) and through the Summer of 1972 at Olympic Studios in London and Electric Lady in New York City. HOUSES OF THE HOLY - After the album Led Zeppelin IV surprisingly became one of the most lauded and biggest-selling albums in rock history, the group faced a challenge head-on and created a compelling follow up. Released in May of 1973, Houses of the Holy is perhaps their most accessible, commerical yet ambitious title. Maturing from the blues quartet that had catapulted them onto the scene, producer/guitarist Jimmy Page really started expanding his studio skills and vision after Led Zep II. Here, on their fifth album, each member takes a turn shining. They complimented each other perfectly and could still rock with the best of them: even their acoustic songs could rock! Each song is an adventure: folk, middle-Eastern, blues, there's even a hint of R&B/soul here and there. All in all, this is an exceptional collection. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Track Listings 1. The Song Remains The Same 2. The Rain Song 3. Over the Hills and Far Away 4. The Crunge 5. Dancing Days 6. D'yer Mak'er 7. No Quarter 8. The Ocean
SKU Number: JMSCD WPCR 11615
Price: $59.99