Led Zeppelin formed out of the ashes of The Yardbirds. Jimmy Page had joined the band in its final days, playing a pivotal role on the group's final album, 1967's Little Games, which also featured string arrangements from John Paul Jones. During 1967, the Yardbirds were fairly inactive. Whilst the band members decided the group's future, Page returned to session work in 1967…
The second wave of reissues in Led Zeppelin‘s overhaul of their classic catalog pretty much follows the path set by the first: remastered versions of the original albums on one disc, and alternate takes and mixes (along with the occasional rare cut) on the other. The band’s self-titled 1969 debut included live tracks, but all of the others so far — including the new ‘IV’ and ‘Houses of the Holy’ — have basically replicated the original LPs with different versions of the same songs. That doesn’t give fans looking for more obscure Zeppelin tracks much to reach for, but Led Zeppelin weren’t ones to waste much. During the decade in which they recorded their eight albums, very few songs were left unreleased. Only one B-side — 1970's ‘Immigrant Song’ flip, ‘Hey Hey What Can I Do’ — even surfaced during their run. So don’t expect to hear any recently unearthed gems on the remastered deluxe editions of 1971's ’IV’ and 1973's ’Houses of the Holy.’
With this tribute album Led Zeppelin get a well-deserved monument. Build by musicians from bands like a.o. Rainbow, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Yes, Jethro Tull many well-known musicians take the honour to interpret classic rock tracks ~ 8 hymns ~ like „Stairway To Heaven“, „Whole Lotta Love“ and many other hits of the band in their own styles.
With an astonishing 300 million albums sold Led Zeppelin are quite simply one of the most successful groups in rock history. This unique film review presented by rock legend Tommy Vance is the ultimate critical retrospective of the career of Led Zeppelin both on and off stage. Every album is revisited and reassessed in this dynamic critical review of the music of greatest rock n roll band in history.