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That 70s Guy
10-09-2008, 06:25 AM
LED ZEPPELIN: Definitive Collection CD Box Set Due In November - Oct. 8, 2008 LED ZEPPELIN (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=106492#) first took flight 40 years ago this summer. And while the song may remain the same, Robert Plant (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=106492#), Jimmy Page (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=106492#), John Paul Jones, and John Bonham forever changed rock 'n' roll. To celebrate the band's anniversary and its immeasurable influence on popular music and culture, Atlantic Records/Rhino Entertainment will release on November 4 a limited-edition CD box set. This Japanese import contains all 10 of the quartet's albums in mini-LP replicas with artwork from the original U.K. LP sleeves.

The mini-LP replicas boxed set includes:

* Led Zeppelin (1969)
* Led Zeppelin II (1969)
* Led Zeppelin III (1970)
* Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
* Houses of the Holy (1973)
* Physical Graffiti (1975)
* Presence (1976)
* The Song Remains the Same (1976)
* In Through the Out Door (1979)
* Coda (1982)

The sleeves included in the boxed set feature the original LP album artwork released in the U.K., including the original printing of the group's debut, which used turquoise ink on the cover for the band's name and the Atlantic Records logo. Later printings used orange ink, making the first a rare collector's item. The orange sleeve is included with the boxed set as a bonus.

"Led Zeppelin III" features the gatefold sleeve with the rotatable laminated card disc, while "Physical Graffiti", which was nominated for a Grammy Award for best album package, features the interchanging window illustrations from the original LP jacket that included four covers made up of two inners, a middle insert cover and an outer cover.

Additionally, the set includes all six covers released for "In Through the Out Door", LED ZEPPELIN's final studio album. Nominated for a Grammy Award for best album package, the "In Through the Out Door" covers feature different photos of the same bar scene taken from different perspectives.

To pre-order this limited-edition CD boxed set, go to Rhino.com (http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=513820&P=upPage).


10-09-2008, 11:34 AM
Cute idea. I wouldn't mind having it. But $20/album for albums I've already bought many times over? Don't think so.

Deja Vu
10-09-2008, 06:07 PM
Sounds ridiculously extravagent and pointless, especially considering Zep already has several boxsets out. But for collectors this could be quite meaningful.

I'm still waiting for a Zep rarities collection. Though it may never come.

10-19-2008, 06:19 PM
Cynical exploitation. Don't buy!!!

11-16-2008, 10:08 PM
If these are the Japanese 24 bit remasters they are worth it. I have heard some of these from other bands and I was blown away by the difference. I might try to get it.

11-16-2008, 10:46 PM
I bought a box set a few years ago with the same contents, I think it's sufficient enough for me.

11-16-2008, 11:00 PM
and here comes the 69th led zeppelin box set....