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Led Zeppelin II (Remastered) Tracklist:
My sister had got this for her birthday way back when this first came out she didn’t like it so I got given it ...and that’s how my love for this LP started !! It’s a fantastic zeppelin album a done I’m not prepared to live without in my collection
Nothing says hard rock more than this album. But yes, it is hard and heavy, but it has it’s soft moments, in songs like “Thank You” and “Bring it On Home”. For anybody who collects classic rock albums, this is a must-have.
This is one of my personal favorite Led Zeppelin albums. This album has a great flow, track after track. Also, this album has great vocals, great drum solos, and great guitar solos as well. Finally, the instruments wrap around the vocals like no other, and intertwine perfectly. Definitely looking forward to the next limited play album, and extended play album from Led Zeppelin.
I’m 55 now and only listened to Zep in the 70’s & 80’s when they were on the radio. Something made me begin listening to them recently and it’s like I discovered them all over again. IV is very good but I have to say I believe II is their best album. Every song is terrific. Maybe I’m trying to recapture my youth.
Got this for my 18th birthday.. I think it was a good album for an 18 yr older that did not notice the blues rip offs and studio over production for a band that was better in the studio than live.
won't even bother mentioning song titles, Just a great all time classic. Sometimes think of it as a early 70'd album, even though it's from 69. Many great Zeppelin LP'S, but this just might be there best, and that's saying something. A must for any true rock and roll fan. Lastnote, first, and fourth album and houses of the holy ain't to shabby either.
Everyone says IV is Led Zoe's best album but I think that this is truly the feast. The riffs this album has are truly by definition, mind blowing. Every single song on here is good but my favorites are Ramble On, Whole Lotta Love, what is and what should never be and living loving maid. This is an essential even for those remotely into the realm of classic rock.
Nothing could have prepared the world for the raw power of the "Brown Bomber" in October of 1969. Searing guitar riffs, crashing drums and soaring vocals turn this sophomore effort into a greatest hits album by itself. This is a timeless album that fully encapsulates the force, groove and masterful skill of rock and roll's greatest band.
I grew up with this. I cut my teeth as a guitarist learning Jimmy Page note-for-note. This music is stuff of legends still to this day. I've never gotten tired of listening and playing Zep tunes.
What more can be said that hasn't already been said for decades? They are legendary and will always be one of the best rock bands in history. The very first moment you start this album, you feel a Whole Lotta Love.
Pure genius. From an era when music was actually worth listening to. Jimmy page is one of the all time greats...if you consider yourself a rock fan or true music fan in general, this album deserves your ears. Well worth the money.
This is my personal favorite Zepplin album with my favorite Zeppelin songon it...Ramble On. Whole Lotta Love kicks it off with the pounding guitar riff. What Is and What Should Never Be materfully bounces in and out between emphasizing Plant's voice and Paiges guitar. Bring It On Home is a muddy, bluesy rip off of Willie Dixon. The song never sounded so good. Just one of the greatest albums of all time.
My favorite Zeppelin album is Physical Graphitti because of Kashmir, but I love this album. Ramble On is a masterpiece, Moby Dick's drum solo and riff is unforgettable, and Side 1, Track 1 has a Whole Lotta Love *rimshot*
Who doesn't love Zeppelin? I mean, there's nothing like classic Zep. They're one of the first bands to really nail that primal and sensual aspect of rock. They've influenced almost as many bands as The Beatles and many of my favorite bands. You can actually hear them coming through most decent rock bands of today. They were Wilco before Wilco was Wilco. Their music, especially on this album in particular, is on a grand and epic scale - it's almost rock opera. This album features some of the most solid guitar work of all time - even if it gets a little weird at some points. And the production quality, especially on the remaster, is absolutely amazing. For as good as it is, though, i can't help shaking the feeling that it could be even better. I've come to accept, through the years, that Led Zeppelin is a little over rated. The whole rock opera thing doesn't really do it for me. There are several songs on this album that are 2 star quality - too good to throw away, but a little too out there to be 3 stars. A lot of the songs in Zep's catalog are the deeper cuts that you have to be a real devotee to appreciate fully. I can see how people could like those tracks, but i'm just not one of them. But they are still amazing when they're on target. Their hits are their hits for a reason. So you get a mix of both on II. Nothing on here is quite as tight as some of my top 5 Zep songs like Over the Hills (I really prefer the more acoustic/folky nature of III and parts of IV. I wish they would have done more stuff like that.) What is and Should Never is a perfect example of both the the on target and the over-rated Zep. It's half-awesome, but also goes all over the place. There's brilliance mixed with weird and pretentious over-reaches to hit that grand, rock opera feel. It's the same with Moby. It's one of the best guitar/instrumental songs ever - minus the weird, long and un-melodic bongo/drum solo. Totally dropped a 5 star song down to a 2 star song. So Zep isn't perfect as legions of kool-aid drinking fans unquestioningly believe. Paige's guitars being the only possible exception. Even Plant's vocals can get annoying after too much time. He's great in short bursts and can really hit the primal screams, but there are moments, like in Ramble On, when he gets too talky instead of singy and drags the song down. The stats on II are weaker than III and IV. There's no 4 or 5 star songs like there are on the other two albums. There's six 3 star songs, two 2 star songs and one throw away in Thank You. I just can't stand that song. So, pound for pound, it's largely just a decent rock album of mostly average 3 star songs with moments of brilliance hampered by sections of pretention.
Remember buying this album when released at the music store. Unbelievable! Nothing sounded like it then and never will. This band sounds as fresh today as it did over 40 years ago. What else can I say? 'Ramble On' LZ...
This was the first album I ever bought. It was great in 1969 and it remains one of the best albums ever released by any group. As many reviewers have stated:"there is not a wasted moment"! Should be in everyone's collection.
If you have ever heard of Nirvana, well this was one of Kurt Cobain's favorite albums. He also liked the Sex Pistols, AC/DC Back In Black, and Aerosmith's Rocks. Buy this now along with the others mentioned.
This is by far their best album. Every song is a classic. I can STILL listen to every song and not get tired of it (unlike today’s music). This album is a timeless classic that will live on for hundreds of years to come.
If you read the itunes description you understand the title. Every song on this album will rock your socks off, even the slowest one, Thank You, has thumping, thunderous drums. This is the definitive guitar focused album. The best riffs you will ever hear but somehow they manages to not take any focus away from the lyrics.
A true HEAVY hard rock masterpiece start to finish. From the amazing opening riff of Whole Lotta Love, to the fast paced just amazingness of Bring It On Home, every single song is heavy, and Jimmy Page is proven by this album to be one of the best guitarists of all time.
Led Zeppelin II is without a doubt my favorite Led Zeppelin album and I do believe that it could be the greatest album in the history of rock music. This album is, no joke, perfect in every single way that an album can be. Not one second of any one song is wasted on this gem. Simply stunning and unmatched by any band before or since.
Love this album on CD from like 20 years ago. Heard 'What is and What Should Never Be' while seeing "Silver Linings Playbook" this past weekend and it was perfect in the movie. Glad Led Zeppelin is letting great movies use their music. I hope they do it more. I had to download a nice digital copy from iTunes. Love this song.