Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin has now prepared reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy, following on from the successful reissue campaign of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III earlier this year. As with the previous deluxe editions, both Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.
Released in November 1971, Led Zeppelin IV — which is officially untitled — became one of the most artistically influential and commercially successful albums, one which defined the sound of rock music for a generation with ubiquitous anthems such as "Stairway To Heaven," "Rock And Roll," "Black Dog," and "When The Levee Breaks." The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA.
In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.