Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There's a darkness here – and a sense of magick too – an eerie new energy that still has all the balls-out rock power of before, but which has the group moving into this heady territory that's really all their own. Every song is a classic – and tracks include "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "When The Levee Breaks", "Going To California", "Four Sticks", and "Battle
Of Evermore". Very cool 2LP set features rare mixes of tracks from the sessions – including "Going To California (mandolin/
guitar mix)", "Rock & Roll (alt mix)", "Black Dog (basic track with guitar overdubs)", "Misty Mountain Hop (alt mix)", "Stairway To Heaven (Sunset Sound mix)", and "The Battle
Of Evermore (mandolin/
guitar mix from Headly Grange)".
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl, heavy cover, and maybe even more solid than the original!)