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“Led Zeppelin IV” and “Houses Of The Holy” super deluxe box sets

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Led Zeppelin IV Super Deluxe Edition box set

Phase two of the Led Zeppelin archival campaign became a reality today with the official announcement of the deluxe reissues of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy, both due in October.

As before, each album will be available as a single and deluxe two-CD, single or deluxe double 180g vinyl, as well as a top-of-the-range super deluxe edition box set which contains both CDs and both vinyl records and comes with an 80-page hardcover book, hi-res downloads (96kHz/24 bit), and an cover art print (first 30,000 numbered).

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Houses of the Holy box

The deluxe editions come with now familiar ‘companion discs’ and the Led Zeppelin IV deluxe edition includes unreleased versions of every song on the original album including alternate mixes of Misty Mountain Hop and Four Sticks and an alternate version Stairway To Heaven.

The 11 million selling Houses Of The Holy features seven unreleased tracks including rough and working mixes for The Ocean and Dancing Days and a version of The Rain Song without piano.

Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy will be reissued on 27 October 2014.


Led Zeppelin IV

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Super Deluxe Box (2CD+2LP+Book)

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2CD Deluxe (with companion audio disc)

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2LP Deluxe Vinyl (with companion audio disc)


Houses Of The Holy

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Super Deluxe Box (2LP+2CD+Book)

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2CD Deluxe (with companion audio disc)

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2LP Deluxe Vinyl (with companion audio disc)


Track Listings For COMPANION AUDIO discs

Led Zeppelin IV

  • 1. “Black Dog” – Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs
  • 2. “Rock And Roll” – Alternate Mix
  • 3. “The Battle Of Evermore” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange
  • 4. “Stairway To Heaven” – Sunset Sound Mix
  • 5. “Misty Mountain Hop” – Alternate Mix
  • 6. “Four Sticks” – Alternate Mix
  • 7. “Going To California” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix
  • 8. “When The Levee Breaks” – Alternate UK Mix

Houses Of The Holy

  • 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

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38 responses to “Led Zeppelin IV” and “Houses Of The Holy” super deluxe box sets

  1. Wazza says:

    Any idea when the uk links will be available ?

  2. Philip Cohen says:

    I wouldn’t doubt the talk that circulated a few months back, that the reason for postponing “Physical Graffiti” is because of the logistical problems in pressing adequate supplies of the 2-L.P. vinyl release. But why should the vinyl revival fad folks(whose purchases constitute a minuscule percentage of music purchases) be allowed to derail the CD & download releases?

    • Kevin says:

      Philip, it’s nothing to do with what you call “vinyl revival fad” lovers “derailing” the release of PG. That album was always intended as a standalone release.

      As far as I know it will be released on 24th Feb 2015, on its 40th anniversary.

      Makes much more sense, no?

    • Richie says:

      I think you`ll find Phillip that in the case of the Led Zep reissues that vinyl accounts for a large percentage of sales.

    • Philip Cohen says:

      The “Logistical Problems” that I refer to (in producing adequate quantities of an, at least, 3-L.P. “Physical Graffiti” vinyl set) is this: the limited pressing capacity of the two best European vinyl pressing plants are presently being used almost exclusively to press records by two groups: Pallas is pressing Led Zeppelin records & Optimal is pressing Beatles records. The capacity of these two plants permits them to take few other projects for now. Clearly,Pallas needed more time to press adequate quantities of “Physical Graffiti”.

  3. Peter says:

    Being a double album, PG, do you expect the Super Deluxe version will be a good bit more than the I, II, III and IV releases, circa £99 ish

  4. Wazza says:

    £132 , that’s ridiculous

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The other ones were about £95 and IIRC dropped to £89 before release date. I think the current Amazon.com price of $140 or £82 is more or less what this will drop to in the UK before release date.

    • karl says:

      I have to agree, it’s absolutely absurd and talk about stealing from your fans….ha!

  5. AlexKx says:

    Kevin what do you mean that “Physical Graffiti” was suppose to be a “stand alone” release? And for those wondering I would imagine the “Physical Graffiti” box set to be three vinyl records, right? Or perhaps four? Who, how, and where have there been “logistical problems” with printing vinyl records?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Vinyl pressing capacity is all maxed out at the moment, in no small part thanks to the Beatles mono box. That could be part of the issue. Maybe Warners decided that 3 at once wasn’t optimum as a strategy… who knows. I can understand why they’d do it “standalone”, if that is indeed what will happen.

    • Kevin says:

      Alex, when I spoke to Warners about this back in March they confirmed that HOTH and IV would be released in late October or November, in time for the Xmas market; JP apparently wanted PG to come out on its own, partly because it’ll be the biggest (and therefore most expensive) set [no, they wouldn’t tell me how many discs there would be], and partly because 24th Feb 2015 will be the album’s 40th anniversary.

      The final three (Presence, ITTOD, Coda) will come out later in 2015.

  6. Paul Kent says:

    I can’t get that excited over these, after purchasing the first 3. The companion discs were hugely disappointing. Page was talking them up as essential before release, but they’re nothing more than alternate mixes with little difference to the originals, or “backing tracks” which is just a fancy way of saying “instrumental”. These are more of the same without the previously unreleased brand new songs that were the hook for the first phase. Factor in Page’s reticence to compromise the integrity of the original recordings and that means a set of “remasters” that sound almost identical to the last set he did. A bit of a let down, really. No doubt I’m in a minority of one, here :D

  7. Steve Burke says:

    Music Direct are touting these are “definitive” which means they must have forgotten about the Classic AAA releases they once sold. =D

  8. Clarky says:

    Paul Kent is right on.
    I bought the first three reissues and they sound no better than the previous upgrades. And the SDE box sets? It’s £1000 nearly all told to have the lot. And on LZIII extra disc there was no ‘Hey Hey What Can I Do’. Mr Page, not good enough.

    • Kevin says:

      Clarky, HHWCID will in all likelihood be on “Coda”, where it has previously appeared (eg in the Complete Studio Recordings and Definitive Collection mini-LP replica box sets). Apparently, because it was a single B-side Page doesn’t regard it as part of LZIII.

  9. Rock Roll says:

    Bullmoose is selling the super deluxe box set for about $102.

  10. Carson says:

    Not sure why these 2 have higher preorder price than the first 3 SDE-boxsets on Amazon.co.uk and other amazon-outlets?

  11. Alan Fenwick says:

    The Deluxe Double Vinyl versions have gone up an extra £9 per vinyl compared to the first releases, the first 2 doubles were only £20.99 compared to £29.99 for the new ones.

    I’ve elected to go with Whatrecords for these 2, came to £45 with postage for the both of them

  12. Alan Fenwick says:

    Actually, a better way to do it, is to order the 2 Deluxe Vinyl versions from Amazon Italy and chose the cheapest shipping option, that works out at around £41 delivered to the UK.

    That’s a £19 saving compared to Amazon UK, i’m happy with that.

  13. AlexKx says:

    Oh! Now I understand what you mean by a “standalone release”! Duh! Of course that makes quite the sense as I thought that you meant that that studio l.p. “Physical Graffiti” would be released released without its bonus features somehow someway. So yeah, what you are saying makes sense though I did wonder in some ways how the releases would all unfold. I think what you are saying makes sense. Well, I for one hope that this leads to a reunion in a few years! Jimmy was probably right in that he should just get a new line-up as Led Zeppelin.

  14. Carson says:

    Seems that Amazon.it has the best price for the Super Deluxe Edition-boxsets and aswell as for the single lp or cd and deluxe lp or cd.
    So I went to preorder from there.

  15. Wazza says:

    Both sets are now at £117 on amazon

  16. Rich says:

    Perhaps the second disc would be more accurately described as “unreleased versions of well-known tracks”. I’m guessing that the Zeppelin vaults are dry.

    • Philip Cohen says:

      It is also possible that actual unreleased songs(as opposed to unreleased versions) are being saved for “Coda”.

      Remember, that “Physical Graffiti” used vault tracks from the “IV” & “Houses of The Holy” sessions. And, of course, “Coda” consisted of outtakes, some of which[“Poor Tom”, “Walter’s Walk”] required 1980’s overdubbing to make them useable. The group may not have many remaining unreleased songs.

      For every group or artist whose sessions generated prolific quantities of unreleased songs(The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Big Country, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan), there are many other artists who left behind very little(The Moody Blues, Eagles, ELP, Genesis, Queen, Creedence Clearwater Revival)

  17. Fat Old Bloke says:

    I’d prefer BluRay audio versions of all these discs rather than 2 CDs and a single CD of average out takes .

  18. Mic Smith says:

    I’ve pre-ordered through Amazon on the basis that the price should drop to the £90 mark before release day.
    I’m pleased they’ve delayed PG for its own slot as I need to spread the costs as far as I can.
    Are the new mixes of LZIV the ones Page rejected when they got the tapes back to England?

  19. Sean Wylie says:

    Canada has the IV super deluxe box set for $116.99ca now

  20. Peter says:

    I has pre-ordered on Amazon UK on the day they were announced at £129.95′ within a week or so came down to £116.95.

    No change in past few weeks, got e-mail from Burning Shed, pre-order price @£89.95, Amazon cancelled.

  21. fan says:

    I hope that they will release Earls Court ’75 complete show (like How The West Was Won mutant show) instead of alternate mixes that we don’t really care… a video dvd of the show(s) would be the must !

  22. ChelseaD says:

    I got all these re-issues so far, and am loving them. I have been confused and slightly let down by JP’s post LZ career. Who would’ve thought it was going to be Plant to reach untold heights, and Page to coast and re-coast on former glories? How many times has the LZ catalog been boxed and remastered now? So, I avoided actually buying them until these versions came along: I love context and history with an album. Alternates, outtakes etc. I am also aware that LZ never did have this huge backlog of unreleased material. Maybe their writing style was more labored; who knows? People like Stones, Bolan, Prince seem to have an album’s worth of back-burners for each keeper. So, what I have been getting on these LZ albums so far has been great IMO. Really glad I got some info re. the PG release. I was wondering how they were going to do that. PG remains my favorite LZ album. Are the last 3 (Presence, ITTOD and CODA) all going to be lumped together then?

  23. pinkfloyd says:

    Dropped by a local record shop here in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week, and surprised to discover LZ4 was already out! Both single CD & 2CD was sighted. It’s the usual EU import & much lower price than amazon UK. Picked up the 2CD, but no sign of LZ5 though…

  24. Mic Smith says:

    My copies of the SDEs arrived today – disappointed not to have got a numbered print for LZ4 as I ordered on day 1 of the pre-release being announced but perhaps it is the most popular Zep album and orders for that title alone will be higher than the others.
    But pleased so far with what I have seen and heard with the latest batch of Zep reissues.

  25. tonka says:

    Still quite happy with my old Warners ‘gold’ ones so I won’t be buying . . but is the telephone still there on The Ocean? Hope so!

  26. WaitingForHouses says:

    So has anyone else heard about “production delays” on Houses? I went down to the local vinyl shop and they said it wasn’t shipped on the 27th as scheduled, and that no one else has any in stock either.

  27. SFDoomster says:

    But warning, I think it is interesting only for US buyer.

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