Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy: Deluxe Edition on 2CD
Original Album Newly Remastered by Jimmy Page Plus Bonus Second Disc of Unreleased Companion Audio
John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant came together in 1968 as Led Zeppelin. Over the next decade, the band would become one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, selling more than 300 million albums worldwide. Their songs are some of the most celebrated in rock 'n' roll history that, to this day, resonate with fans young and old around the globe. Still, no matter how many times you may have listened to their music, you've never heard Led Zeppelin like this before.
As with the previous deluxe editions, Houses of Holy has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album. Page spent years on this project with one goal in mind: Making these Led Zeppelin reissues the end-all-be-all definitive editions of his iconic band's records. He has succeeded, and then some.
The companion audio for Houses of the Holy gives fans the first peek into the band's recording sessions, with different mixes of seven tracks. They include rough and working mixes for "The Ocean" and "Dancing Days" that reveal a deeper look inside the recording sessions of these classics. Other standout recordings include the guitar-mix backing track for "Over The Hills And Far Away" and a version of "The Rain Song" without piano. Nobody outside of Zeppelin's inner circle has ever heard these until now.
Led Zeppelin topped the charts again in 1973 with Houses Of The Holy, which features legendary tracks such as "The Song Remains The Same" and "No Quarter" while also showcasing the continuing evolution of the band's signature sound with the reggae-tinged "D'yer Mak'er" and the funk jam "The Crunge." The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies.
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy - Deluxe Edition Track Listing:
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
1. The Song Remains The Same (Guitar Overdub Reference Mix)
2. The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano)
3. Over The Hills And Far Away (Guitar Mix Backing Track)
4. The Crunge (Rough Mix - Keys Up)
5. Dancing Days (Rough Mix With Vocal)
6. No Quarter (Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal)
7. The Ocean (Working Mix)