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Led Zeppelin


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2 stars THE TRAP ONE

Led Zep fans were rather spared in terms of "special compilation" unlike Yes or Purple ones (my problem is that I am HUGE fan of those two as well). They haven' t put too many of these pricey products onto the market. With the years passing by and the Internet battle on prices (not talking about downloads) one can get serious discounts on this one. The announced price on a very well-known Internet reseller (which name sounds as if it was coming out a Brazilian tropical forest...) is 69.98 US $ but a royal "special" discount of 30% makes it a 48,99 US $ investment. You can get it secondhand for about 30 to 36 US $ depending on the quality.

This compilation was the first ever to be produced by Led Zep. And the fan will have to pay for it. A lot.

This effort is, hopefully, useless these days. For two reasons.

1. In the meantime, the two CD one, called "Remasters" has been released (in 1992). There are no legendary tracks featured on this CD box that are not featured on "Remasters". On the contrary, "Good Times, Bad Times" for example is not in here.

2. Some of the rarest tracks will be featured on the expanded version of "CODA". Their last "album" released in 1982. It will be released in 1994 and will include those "lost jewels".

Several all time highs from the band are featured, but the major part of this box set (which is cleverly not named "best of") is a collection of second or even third-choice songs from the band. A bunch of them come out "Physical" and cannot be considered as Zep' classics.

This box set is not appealing to the casual fan (too many obscure tracks). For the loyal fans who are looking for "rarities" I would recommend "CODA" remastered instead (this will be a 13 ? investment) to complete your Led Zep collection. A die-hard fan might be willing to get it as a document. So, if you can buy this one for 35 bucks or so (25 ?), you might consider it, but only if you are a completionist.

The presentation of the numbers is rather hectic as well. You have to know the band quite well to "re-organize" this collection of songs in the chronological order.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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