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Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy Album Mp3
Performer: Led Zeppelin
Title: Houses Of The Holy
Genre: Rock
Style:Classic Rock, Hard Rock
Released: 1973
MP3 album szie: 1252 mb
FLAC album size: 1097 mb

Tracklist

No Quarter6:52
The Ocean4:16
The Crunge3:52
The Rain Song6:32
Over The Hills And Far Away4:06
Dancing Days3:40
The Song Remains The Same5:24
D'yer Mak'er4:18

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    Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released on 28 March 1973 by Atlantic Records. Several songs subsequently became fixtures in the group's live set, including The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song and No Quarter. Other material recorded at the sessions. Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Led Zeppelin. Houses Of The Holy 8-Trk, Album, Club, Bla. Record Club Of America, Inc. RCOA 31374-8, 7255-8. Продать эту версию. Led Zeppelin. The in album Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy 1973. Led Zeppelin - The Song Remaings The Same. Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song. Благодаря чему продажи Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1976 оцениваются в США в 48млн и он обошёл Thriller Майкла Джексона и стал самым продаваемым альбомом всех жанров в США. Теперь у Eagles 120миллионов в США , но носители all types до этого было 101млн. у Led Zeppelin честные 111,5 млн носители-Standart также как и у The Beatles. For me, Led Zeppelin began as the epitome of everything good about rock: solid guitar work, forceful vocals and rhythmic backing, devotion to primal blues forms, and most of all, thunderous excitement on stage and vinyl. But as superstardom came to them, so too came the gradual evaporation of those qualities from their sound. And on this album, that alone is a major triumph. Two songs are naked imitations, and theyre easily the worst things this band has ever attempted. The truly original songs on Houses of the Holy again underscore Led Zeppelins songwriting deficiences. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy 1973. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by Led Zeppelin, released on 28 March 1973 by Atlantic Records. It is their first album composed of entirely original material and it represents a turning point in musical direction for the band, who had begun to record songs with more layering and production techniques. Containing some of the band's most famous songs, including The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Over the Hills and Far Away, and No Quarter. Houses of the Holy follows the same basic pattern as Led Zeppelin IV, but the approach is looser and more relaxed. Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere. While the pseudo-reggae of D'Yer Mak'er and the affectionate James Brown send-up The Crunge suggest that the band was searching for material, they actually contribute to the musical diversity of the album. The Rain Song is one of Zep's finest moments, featuring a soaring string arrange. House of the Holy,' Led Zeppelin's fifth and arguably most eclectic album, was released on March 28, 1973. Led Zeppelin underwent a massive tour in support of Houses of the Holy , which found the band glitzing up their stage show with lasers, mirror balls, pyrotechnics, fancier outfits and more. They broke just about every box office record known to mankind. Even though Led Zeppelin traveled around the world in a swanky, custom-painted jumbo jet, the trek and no doubt, the cumulative effect of their previous several years left the band exhausted

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    Listen to music from Led Zeppelin Performer. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Led Zeppelin Performer. Led Zeppelin: Were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassistkeyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. With their heavy, guitar-driven sound, they are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music. Immigrant Song, Stairway To Heaven, Kashmir и другие песни. Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. Led Zeppelin. Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Follow Artist. Acknowledged as the most successful and influential band of the heavy rock era, with a catalog that continues to inspire. Read Full Biography. Overview . Biography . Led Zeppelin History Episode 10 March 1970: The record breaking North American tour beginsLed Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin History Episode 10 March 1970: The record breaking North American tour begins What Is And What Should Never Be. July 2 at 9:00 AM . Celebrate the 4th of July with 20 off all US Tour apparel. Led Zeppelin - Легендарная британская рок-группа, образовавшаяся в сентябре 1968 года в Лондоне, Англия, и признанная одной из самых успешных, новаторских и влиятельных в современной истории. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, в мае 2006 года - Polar Music Prize, музыкальный аналог Нобелевской премии. All songs by Led Zeppelin. Приобретайте пластинки, компакт-диски и многое другое от Led Zeppelin на маркетплейсе list of Led Zeppelin music featured in tv shows and movies. Led Zeppelin music featured in movies and TV shows: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You. Led Zeppelin Remastered. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Популярно у слушателей. Исполнитель: Led Zeppelin

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Reviews: (113)
digytal soul
digytal soul
Opened sealed LP only to find out there was a scratch across side 2. Poor quality control.
Doath
Doath
This must be remastered at the same time they released the remastered CD.I don't recommend this version (digitally mastered and 180g LP). Because of the noise cancelling it lost the edge and dynamics. The same version CD sounds less musical and rock. If you know the original recording, none of the remaster version would sound good besides Steely Dan.
in waiting
in waiting
Just a fantastic sounding pressing. George Piros doesn't get enough love. Easily up there with the RL cut. This must be from the '82 reissues around the time of Coda's release as the label looks the same as my '82 GP cut of IV.
Jaiarton
Jaiarton
Any ideas why this album is listed at such expensive prices? I can't find a sales history here or elsewhere suggesting that it should be particularly expensive...
WOGY
WOGY
Interesting these records. I went by memory and thought this was released in ‘73 only to find out it was ‘77. Overall, not all that bad considering and worth the $20.00 for No Quarter
Diab
Diab
The LP was originally released in 1973 as SD 7255, and your reissue has a different catalog #.
Shaktizragore
Shaktizragore
I had purchased a used copy of this last night, not knowing about the B2 matrix having the issues it does, and boy does No Quater and The Ocean play with heavy distortion. I went back to the store today and exchanged it for a new copy hoping to have the newer matrix number etched B3 but I was pleasantly surprised to see it was the EU pressing etched in the wax, found here https://www.discogs.com/Led-Zeppelin-Houses-Of-The-Holy/release/6224441 and it sounds 100x better than this pressing did. It may not be as warm as my '77 reissue but it sounds great plus it is without the surface noise and occasional click from being played so much over the years. I'd recommend the linked version to anyone able to cop one.
Doomwarden
Doomwarden
I have a copy A4 and B1, with "for Mary" on side A runout and Pecko on side B. There is no text on side A in the green part but there is on side 2. Very strange, any ideas ,please.
Zbr
Zbr
Comes with a sticker on the cover, not my preference... The record itself sounds fantastic. Exactly how you want it to sound. It also comes with a poly-lined inner sleeve so this is an all round high quality release that I would highly recommend.
Oveley
Oveley
Great sounding album. Blows my original US Presswell out of the water. Great sounding bass and drums.
Tolrajas
Tolrajas
So what people talk about when they think this sounds bad is most likely the digital mastering. I myself was expecting this to be a great sounding issue but after listening I felt like it was missing something and still prefererad my older 70s issue. I thought it had a lot of detail with a clean press but for some reason sounded very flat and sterile. If you are looking for the best sounding new versions of these albums I hear that the Classic Records releases are a good choice. They are very expensive but are made by people who really care and do great mastering for vinyl. I myself am getting one and doing a blind test to see which I think sounds best between the 70s issue, 2014 remaster and 2007 Classic Records version. In the end its a good record and if you dont mind that much its just a great deal, but personally I would go for many 70s reissues that are in NM condition over this. Update:The Classic Records release by Grundman are easily superior for some albums and closer with others, they are never worse than the 2014 reissues however.Equipment used:Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 CartridgeCyrus 2 AmplifierSustem Fidelity SF-3050 Tower SpeakersCustom made HQ Cables
Contancia
Contancia
some double of this reference to vérify others .................... Of-The-Holy/release/7423567
GYBYXOH
GYBYXOH
I have this on order and look forward to hearing it. I can wholeheartedly agree that the Japanese Led Zeppelin pressings are pretty much fantastic. I would I, II, III, IV, Physical Graffiti, and The Song Remains The Same and pretty much blown away by all of them. The quietness of the vinyl, great clarity, and super reproduction of the covers as well. I own all of the Zeppelin deluxe reissues, original US pressings, and would give the edge to the Japanese versions.
Chilele
Chilele
I meant to type I own I, II, II, IV etc.
Alianyau
Alianyau
These releases are the same? I believe that is https://www.discogs.com/Led-Zeppelin-Houses-Of-The-Holy/release/5932930
lifestyle
lifestyle
I have a copy with  TGP and SRC in the runouts and the labels have "ST-A-732783 AR". I can't find a single match in the db. Seems strange for something that seems pretty common in most situations.
Malalrajas
Malalrajas
according to this link, it's a re-press. Not much other info though: https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/5871409?sort=price%2Cdesc&ev=rb
Scoreboard Bleeding
Scoreboard Bleeding
I don't believe I ever found it, and haven't spent any more time on it since I posted this. It sounds like it might need to be added as a new release from what I can deduce without digging out the album.
Prinna
Prinna
I also have this one! Were you able to identify this release? On the "Common runout groove etchings: how to list them (Version 6)" forum post: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/743281 I found this is an Allied Record Company pressing, but that is about it.
Vrion
Vrion
Strip of paper surrounding the cover with "LED ZEPPELIN . HOUSES OF THE HOLY" on front side and on back side Atlantic logo, made in Germany, etc. A golden sticker with WE 341 (4 in a circle ) is sticked on it.
Exellent
Exellent
hi everyone, is it safe to say if you have a US LP HOTH with sd7255, it will be an RL cut? hope to purchase an RL cut online soon and most sellers dont mention the deadwax info. thanks
Vudogal
Vudogal
jasonsouza77 sadly no. thanks for your message. <At least 10 words must be entered. Please enter at least 4 more.> Just ask the seller for the deadwax info. Dont think there is a way to know for these.
Gold Crown
Gold Crown
sadly no. thanks for your message. <At least 10 words must be entered. Please enter at least 4 more.>
Qwert
Qwert
I’m looking for an RL copy now and I am wondering the same did you find out any other info?
Gaxaisvem
Gaxaisvem
I have a variation, label code ends in -MO instead of SP. Has the RL mastering on side 1 and GP on side 2.
Flocton
Flocton
Very good as it goes for a Greek pressing,or any for that matter, recommended.
Quashant
Quashant
How can one identify this release compared to the other 2014 reissues?
Bumand
Bumand
I question the legitimacy of this release. The pictures shown above show that the promo labels are pasted on the original label. Look in the 10 o'clock position on Side One, and you can see a large "A" with its point inward to the center. My copy also has this letter on Side One, and a "B" on Side Two. The runout actually shows 004-A and 004-B on Sides A and B respectively, under the paste-on labels. Not the values identified in the description here. Anyone who has one of these is invited to examine their copy to see if theirs matches the description here or what I found on mine. But currently based on what I see, there is every reason to believe this is a counterfeit.
Jozrone
Jozrone
I purchased one of these and it appears to be counterfeit. The Runout does not match, the labels are stick-on post-pressing, and the artwork is a poor reproduction. While I am sure this is a legitimate release, per se, note that the asking price is far lower than one might expect, and even though this is a US release, the copies are all in Europe. Buyer beware!
Coron
Coron
This Pressing is phenomenal. The Bass packs so much punch and is a joy to hear everytime.10/10 would recommend this record.
invincible
invincible
My copy is exactly like this but has a 'D' instead of a 'B' etched on side two run out
Diredefender
Diredefender
This version does have all 8 tracks, including D'yer Maker
Vetibert
Vetibert
https://www.discogs.com/Led-Zeppelin-Houses-Of-The-Holy/release/6908285?ev=item-vcSomebody knows what year is this release? 70s, 80s, 90s ?? And the quality of this...
Gravelblade
Gravelblade
The release year above is incorrect, this issue was released in 2001.
Kirinaya
Kirinaya
Does someone know the release year of this reissue? I have this one, but no idea when it was released!
Uylo
Uylo
Barcode is wrong, should be 9397601001538 instead of 939760100538.
black coffe
black coffe
So what people talk about when they think this sounds bad is most likely the digital mastering. I myself was expecting this to be a great sounding issue but after listening I felt like it was missing something and still prefererad my older 70s issue. I thought it had a lot of detail with a clean press but for some reason sounded very flat and sterile. If you are looking for the best sounding new versions of these albums I hear that the Classic Records releases are a good choice. They are very expensive but are made by people who really care and do great mastering for vinyl. I myself am getting one and doing a blind test to see which I think sounds best between the 70s issue, 2014 remaster and 2007 Classic Records version. In the end its a good record and if you dont mind that much its just a great deal, but personally I would go for many 70s reissues that are in NM condition over this. Update:The Classic Records release by Grundman are easily superior for some albums and closer with others, they are never worse than the 2014 reissues however.Equipment used:Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 CartridgeCyrus 2 AmplifierSustem Fidelity SF-3050 Tower SpeakersCustom made HQ Cables
Tegore
Tegore
Its easy to slip and want to just say it has no "soul" or it sounds hollow or dead. But I try to not confuse people with that myself. I think one of the main issues, at least with IV is that the projected soundstage is, while very detailed, also flat. Its like everything is equally loud and tries to be equally emphasized which only really leads to a non believable projection and playback of the music. Its also not as wide as the Classics which also serves in confusing the listener with what they are trying to hear, because its like everything is either in the middle or from the speakers. Grundman did not do an equally fabulous work on all Classics, but what he got right on pretty much every song is his mastery of stereo imaging. Its like and instrument can be anywhere between the speakers clearly, and even outside that confindment. People like to throw around detail as this word that simply implies you can hear something you didnt hear before, or more of it. But the same is true in this case because you can really tell more accurately what is being portrayed to you in the soundstage.Those are just the two major points Id adress, and there might be more to think about, but really I stopped listening to the remasters and I cant exactly recollect if there are more problems to speak of.
Morlunn
Morlunn
agree with you sound flat missing something to really enjoy it
Dont_Wory
Dont_Wory
Is this release a 1973 original pressing or from 1977 reissue? All of the other SD 19130 are from 1977 but Discogs has this version as a 1973 release. I'm pretty annoyed because I purchased this from the marketplace thinking it was a 1973 copy.
Gralinda
Gralinda
If you have SD 19130 then I believe it is a reissue. Atlantic changed their catalogue numbers from 4 digits to 5 in 1975(?)
I_LOVE_228
I_LOVE_228
I have a copy of this pressing with same matrix etchings. Note, Track B4 "The Ocean" is missing the intro count-off by John Bonham ("We've done 4 already, but now we're steady...").
Vetitc
Vetitc
I found House of the Holy Classic Records to be far, far superior to the current 2014 John Davis remaster. As your system improves, you hear more of what these have to offer and why they’re so sought after,
Winn
Winn
Agreed, although it might be one of the lamer ones from the Classic series. I only have I, III and this so far though.
Nagis
Nagis
Purchased my non deluxe copy in mid 2017 and it is stamped B3. There is no distortion on my copy.
Modred
Modred
why is there a picture of the inner sleeve with catalog # SD 7255 when this is a SD 19130 release?
Wanenai
Wanenai
B3 copy here, no distortion on "The Ocean". Whole album sounds good to me.
Shan
Shan
The mighty Zeppelin abandoned the blues/folk-tinged hard rock of Led Zeppelin III and IV and embarked in a new direction altogether on Houses of the Holy. Robert Plant's trademark voice was much more polished and John Bonham introduced syncopated jazz, reggae and R&B beats reinventing the Zeppelin sound altogether. If that wasn't enough Jimmy Page brought the heavy, parked the blues and John Paul Jones layered the majority of the tracks with piano and organ fills. From the opener, 'The Song Remains The Same' right through until the closer 'The Ocean', the album showcases a group in its prime, a tour de force that had no equal back in 1973. Houses of the Holy represents the best of Led Zeppelin and forged a sound that would be FM staples for the next few decades with each song taking a life of its own and finding its way onto the airwaves. 'No Quarter' to this very day is considered as the mighty Zeppelin at their very best.
Inth
Inth
The mastering on this lp isn't good. I bought the 76' jap pressing in 82' and really didn't notice, know, or care about the quality. I just knew I had a jap pressing and that was cool in itself. So, I have to agree with Jimmy Page on the mastering of early Zep lp's. Robert's vocals are pretty distorted. Might get a few of the new ones.
Reddefender
Reddefender
To each his own, but this sounds pretty good to me. I have a number of japanese LZ pressing and this isn't any worse than others. Voice distortion I think is a general problem with LZ masterings (apparently prior to the latest) and not something specific to this pressing. As with most JP masterings, this lacks "thundering" bass, but on the whole better (to my ears) than the new "digital" remasterings.
Dddasuk
Dddasuk
With a lot of high hopes I bought this Classic Records release expecting it to impress me more than the 2014 remasters. It both does and does not. But lets separate certain aspects. The cover and artwork are truly of high quality. The image has really been cleaned up and improved in ways I never considered for my 70s German issue. No unnecessary purple tint. The gatefold itself is thick and sturdy as well although because of that it can get a little cramped for the 200g record inside. Aesthetically and feel wise its all premium stuff. The only drawback is that mine didn't come with a track and lyrics insert sleeve. Why this is Im not sure but the previous and original owner from Sleevecity (The company that makes great inner sleeves, which I was provided with as a bonus) suggests that around the time of its release Classic Records were in a dire financial situation and cheapened out for certain batches. If anyone knows more about this please inform us.But we can all make due without lyric sheets as long as the music is great. The only problem being that I was initially not so amazed. The first thing to take note of for my copy is that the surface noise is quite prominent. Its not terrible, but given that this record needs to be played a little louder than most only adds to the problem. Static can mostly be ruled out considering it was cleaned by a Nitty Gritty before play. I wonder if this can be connected to the lyrics insert. Perhaps Classic Records cut corners on what grade of vinyl to use for their presses as well. Its not an issue during most tracks but its noticeable on the quieter segments and in between songs. The 2014 remasters are actually more silent. Keep in mind that this might again just apply to my theoretically lower quality copy. The ones with inserts might also be pressed quieter. I also suggest trying the 180 gram issues as they would have been made before Classic Records cheapened out on vinyl.The mastering itself is excellent but its not always easy to tell this apart from my German issue unless you do a direct A and B comparison. If you do you will surely notice more impact in the sound and better separation between the instruments through your stereo image. Audio enhancement overall are solely positive as I see it. I have yet to do a blind test when listening and it would be interesting to know of I can truly tell this release apart from my 70s issue and the 2014 ones. Ill save that for when I have access to higher quality equipment however, just so that cant be a factor of dispute. Perhaps my Rega RP1 base unit just cant do this release justice. If so then owners of similar tables beware. I still think its better than any other release I heard so far and enjoy it as a collection piece immensely. More open and clear than the 70s issue and more engaging and less digital sounding than the 2014 remaster. Its just hard to justify with such a price. Unless money is not an issue or you happen to be a huge Led Zeppelin fan your other copies should serve you just fine until you decide its worth a shot to try this.Equipment Used:Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 CartridgeCyrus 2 AmplifierSystem Fidelity SF-3050 Tower SpeakersCustom made HQ Speaker Cables
Gathris
Gathris
Well then, I guess you regret the sale then or?
Bloodhammer
Bloodhammer
When Classic was having a “yard sale” and before the label and inventory were purchased by Chad Kasem, owner of Acoustic Sounds...and just way overpriced for any medium of music, I bought up to a 100 titles in one day. I already owned LZ 1-3; Graffiti, Holy, and. Coda, and had hoped to finalize the collection...but ended up with test pressings. They blow even Ludwig’s early LZ work. Jimmy owns the flight case and you see those going for $10-$15K. I’d hoped to build the collection 13 years ago and find a flight case down the road. Someone made me an offer on my 3,289 albums and 212 7” Records and due to knowing the guy and his wealth, the offer he made was roughly $12 per album and 7”. I ended up trading him the entire collection (ridiculously curated from 1989 to last year) for his 10 year old E.A.R. Amp and Pre, plus he threw me a older DCS SACD.
Bloodfire
Bloodfire
My shrink wrap includes sticker w name and album title on front and sticker w track listing on back. Plus Super Saver Series sticker and heavy weight inner sleeve.
Moonworm
Moonworm
So what people talk about when they think this sounds bad is most likely the digital mastering. I myself was expecting this to be a great sounding issue but after listening I felt like it was missing something and still prefererad my older 70s issue. I thought it had a lot of detail with a clean press but for some reason sounded very flat and sterile. If you are looking for the best sounding new versions of these albums I hear that the Classic Records releases are a good choice. They are very expensive but are made by people who really care and do great mastering for vinyl. I myself am getting one and doing a blind test to see which I think sounds best between the 70s issue, 2014 remaster and 2007 Classic Records version. In the end its a good record and if you dont mind that much its just a great deal, but personally I would go for many 70s reissues that are in NM condition over this. Update:The Classic Records release by Grundman are easily superior for some albums and closer with others, they are never worse than the 2014 reissues however.Equipment used:Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 CartridgeCyrus 2 AmplifierSustem Fidelity SF-3050 Tower SpeakersCustom made HQ Cableslly the 180 gram series.
Deodorant for your language
Deodorant for your language
One of the best quality Led Zep remasters out there. Heavy, bold sound and love the artwork too.
Owomed
Owomed
I don't know how the LP sounds, but this CD sounds absolutely amazing. Much better than other Zep CDs I have.
Marige
Marige
Sound 10/10. One of the best remasters ever. Like all other 180g remasters Made in EU.
Kazracage
Kazracage
If that artwork was implying 'childhood's end' .. where's the space ship? It looks like a typical earth bound sacrifice to Molech.. and we all know Page was totally involved in the dark side.
Ziena
Ziena
Interesting fact on mine that I haven't seen noted. I bought this new as a club member in the 80's-90's and found it to be missing the between song banter. I.E. "We've done four already and now we're steady" on "The Ocean" etc. Thought it a negative at time but now I consider it a rarity!
Jorius
Jorius
Yes this sounds just great, the instruments all seem to have there own voice, can't say how many times I've heard this lp but this one sounds like I'm listening to it in heaven.
Brazil
Brazil
Sounds great! Lovely packaging; worth every penny! The bonus material is nice to have too
Ral
Ral
It’s nearly impossible to notice that Houses Of The Holy feels much lighter, and a bit more free, even though its atmosphere is lightly laced with Delta blues, that this time around are more of an emphasis, accent, and to create a vision rather than as an avenue to move both the band and the album forward. If only for the song “Dancing Days,” this body of work shows that Led Zeppelin were still turning corners, with new horizons yet to come, and landscapes to explore.Certainly there are many who will tell you, and perhaps rightly so, that Houses Of The Holy was eclipsed by Led Zeppelin IV, and there are an equal number of people who will suggest that the singlehanded popularity of “Stairway To Heaven” left nearly everyone feeling a bit bloated on Led Zeppelin, as if they could take no more, pushing themselves from the table never to return … and that’s both a shame and a good thing in the same breath, as listening to this remastered reissue with brighter fresher and more ready ears, some 40 years out, gives you the chance to explore Houses Of The Holy as a unexpected bold sonic oddity, that only now manages to reveal itself.Washed clean of the weighted and nearly out of fashion blues rock of their previous albums, Page strikes the very first chords of “The Song Remains The Same” with a new and exquisitely fresh aesthetic, aesthetics that are sharp and bright, complete with studio wizardry that builds and shapes itself tightly, with some of the most delicately layered unpretentious guitar lines that are rendered with a nimbleness and attitude that is far beyond the ostentatiousness delivered on “Stairway To Heaven.” There’s also a sense of patience found on this outing, gone is the swagger and anger, replaced by fresh sounding tones of emotional maturity.While Led Zeppelin emerged during the heady psychedelic days, and their music did lend itself to those listening pleasures, it’s not until here with the track “No Quarter” that we’re presented with perhaps their first truly psychedelic song, complete with storytelling, and a blissful journey into those ethereal delights. Though with that being said, the unexpected shimmering of “No Quarter” is anomaly, as “The Ocean” ends the adventure right back where they started, with a crescendo of swaggering delight, yet still, even as they return to their roots, there’s something different, something that completely separates what they’ve done here from all of their other albums. Perhaps that difference is best described as the achievement of stylistic development heretofore not associated with Led Zeppelin, where Page pulls some new ideas out of his hat, fashioning them with intricacy and effortless delight.While the bonus material is forthcoming and instructive, I still find myself drawn simply to the original tracking, in love with the remastering, yet happy with a more enlightened, considered and more encompassing vision of what was laid down so many years ago.*** The Fun Facts: The first album cover was created by artist Storm Thorgerson, it featured an electric green tennis court with a tennis racket on it. No one in the Led Zeppelin liked the idea that Thorgerson may have been implying their music sounded like a “racket,” … he was quickly replaced by Powell who took on a most ambitious idea.The cover art used was inspired by the ending of Arthur C. Clarke's novel “Childhood’s End.” The result was collage of several photographs which were taken at the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, by Aubrey Powell [a location in Peru was considered]. The photo shoot was said to be a frustrating affair that lasted over ten days. With shooting being done first thing in the morning and at sunset in order to capture the light at dawn and dusk, though the desired effect was never achieved due to constant rain and clouds. At 4AM every morning, three adults and the two children were sprayed silver from head to toe, and they crawled across Giant’s Causeway toward a sunrise that never came. The photos of the two children were taken in black and white and were multi-printed to create the effect of eleven individuals that make up the jacket. The results of the shoot were less than satisfactory, but some accidental tinting effects in post-production created an unexpectedly striking album cover, with some considering the image to be rather sinister in nature.The two children were Samantha Gates and her younger brother Stefan.Many fans think that the song “D’yer Mak’er” is pronounced as"Dire Maker,” when in fact it’s a play on words. You're supposed to pronounce it more like the name of the Caribbean country. Robert Plant has confirmed that the title ”D'yer Mak’er” does in fact come from a bit of outdated Cockney humor, which usually goes something like this:Cockney Man 1: My wife is going on holiday.Cockney Man 2: D'yer make 'er? [spoken in Jamaican / West Indies, but pronounced quickly so that it sounds just like “Did you make her?”]Cockney Man 1: No, she's going on her own accord. The sly allusion to Jamaica made sense for the song: “D'yer Mak’er' as it is Zeppelin’s venture into reggae. Robert Plant went on to say, “I didn't expect people not to get it. I thought it was pretty obvious. The song itself was a cross between reggae and the '50s number, Poor Little Fool, along the lines of Ben E. King's things, stuff like that.”Review by Jenell Kesler
Thomand
Thomand
What makes this version differ from other UK versions? Without photos of the label and the run out matrix numbers, it is hard to tell if the version I've got is this one or another...?
Winenama
Winenama
...besides: How can you tell, that this is the first UK pressing?I recently bought this album with the OBI strip, which is supposed to only have been used with the 1st press, and its labels and matrixes are identical withhttps://www.discogs.com/Led-Zeppelin-Houses-Of-The-Holy/release/8645754This is the original eBay listing describing it as a 1st presshttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-ZEPPELIN-Houses-Of-The-Holy-LP-UK-1st-Press-amp-OBI-/322305161692?nma=true&si=eJzraLsTpO1oSou%252F%252Fi373F0ErEg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557So my question is - is it possible that this release (4943193) is actually not the 1st press? And would it be possible for the contributors to add photos of the labels?best regards,caringforvinyl
Forcestalker
Forcestalker
My Cat# is SD 7208 - # ST-A-712285-MO/ ST-A-712286-MO on the label. "Pecko Duck/Porky" etchings. Am I missing this version listed?
Fordg
Fordg
I purchased a used copy of this. Its booklet was only one folded piece (4 pages incl. front and back). There are no staple holes, leading me to believe it came that way. Is this the case with all versions of this variant?
Goldcrusher
Goldcrusher
That is freaking hilarious - inadvertent Green Day / Led Zeppelin split release. I think one band would probably be more stoked about that than the other xDSaw this at the end of the Led Zep releases and was like wtf haha
Andromathris
Andromathris
Lol, I want this for the absurdity. Too bad it will be forever out of my price range.
Hugifyn
Hugifyn
I literally cannot get over how good these Page remasters sound. I also want originals like everyone else, but it's hard to wrong with these. Mine is a bit warped (really Pallas? shame) but the audio quality is as high as can be.
Ndlaitha
Ndlaitha
Mine has an Atlantic label. Anyone else?I couldn't find any references.
Bludworm
Bludworm
This version seems to have the super distorted version of "The Ocean", sadly, it's one of my favorite LZ tracks :( Got an awesome deal though and "Rain Song" never sounded better!
Waiso
Waiso
Thats incorrect, the distortion on The Ocean is on the US Pallas pressed version. The EU version was pressed at Optimal and its fine, at least my copy.
Feri
Feri
Some classics like Dyer Maker and Over The Hills And far away. Perfect sound from this series of reissue 180 gram Led Zeppelin albums. I know own all their reissue albums on 180 gram, except In Through the Door, Precense and Coda.
Lilegha
Lilegha
This copy sounds way better than some of the other US releases. Seems to be on 120 Gram vinyl, not the floppy rubbish that the Americans would use. This comment is for the second US release (in case it gets put on the main page)
Xig
Xig
I just purchased a copy today, and it seems to be the labeled B2. So i'm guessing this one will have the distortion? :(edit:Ok yeah ouch its pretty bad.
Rainpick
Rainpick
Picked up a copy with this label. In addition to the identifiers listed also: stamped STERLING script: AT RL PR-SHstamped logo like a flower or something.
Shakar
Shakar
I am looking for more information regarding this version - http://www.discogs.com/history?release=4613288#latestI am currently deciding on getting a copy of this version with "A4 FOR MARY" and "B1 PECKO" matrix runouts in very very nice condition, but would be very interested in where it fits into the chronology.Cheers,Dylan
Agalen
Agalen
The release with the "B3" stamper (new copy I grabbed off the shelf) seems to have resolved the distortion issue.
Mr.Savik
Mr.Savik
pardon my ignorance, but where on the record or jacket would this be located?
FailCrew
FailCrew
Hi just picked up one of these LP's, all the info matches except for the runout on side A, which reads K50014 A3 STERLING RLDoes anyone know if this is a variation of this pressing or should I be listing it under a different release?Many thanksGreg
Rishason
Rishason
This is version is the reissue of the album The first press is from 1973 in the Atlantic orange label. The gatefold cover does not have the text printed across the cover. The name in Spanish of the Album "Recintos De Lo Sagrado" appears only in the liner notes insert included with the record.
Dianantrius
Dianantrius
Easily my favorite album of all time!
Uleran
Uleran
I do not have this exact copy but it is an original copy and the sound is very warm and rich. Great album and a nice pressing. I'm sure the UK is better, like most of the releases from UK groups/artists but in this case I think you're safe with a US pressing unless you just have to have one. Nice thick inner sleeves with lyrics and of course this album art is classic. Probably Zeppelin's last truly great album.
Endieyab
Endieyab
In 1973 the British Led Zeppelin was the biggest rock group in the world. As gods they flew with a private jet about America from Stadium to stadium, on the road, a trail of wrecked hotel rooms and outworn groupies pulling. Thus the myth, which above all was created by journalist Stephen Davis in his widely-acclaimed scandal book Hammer Of The Gods. This power Quartet was in full bloom at once artistic and Lord and master on stage and in the studio. After the successful IV suggested successor Houses Of The Holy does not disappoint, despite the lack of a successor of the epic Stairway To Heaven. In addition to enduring favorites as the heavy war song No Quarter and the lingering ballad The Rain Song (which John Paul Jones a complete Orchestra from his Mellotron picks) is also quasi gegrapt in the James Brown-D'yer Mak'er song pastiche The Crunch and the reggae (a corruption of Jamaica). Airy also sounds the swinging rock song Dancing Days whose story has it that the whole Quartet was about to dance in the studio during the playback of the recording. The Ocean is an ode to the vast ocean of public, as seen from the stage, which Led Zeppelin still accepts something of his myth on this rich and creative rock album. This remaster contains an extra cd with the whole album (minus D'yer Mak'er) in different mixes.
Arith
Arith
Does anyone know when this version was released?
Ishnsius
Ishnsius
I have a copy of this record with two side 1 labels. eg both sides have the same side 1 label.Does anybody know anything about this?
Coiril
Coiril
Can also confirm terrible distortion in left channel of The Ocean on US pressing. Will keep anyway, but disappointing to say the least.
Yanki
Yanki
Hi. Does anyone know when they stopped putting the paper strip around the gatefold cover of Houses of the Holy, and, for that matter, when the gatefold cover was also elimanated? Thank you! --Keith, New York City
Snowseeker
Snowseeker
THIS IS NOT A RE-ISSUE BUT IS A 100% COUNTERFEIT . 112 REALLY WANT THAT ??
Zyangup
Zyangup
Why are there comparison images of the spine? US/Canada?
Natety
Natety
I pre-ordered this some time ago. I like it. Never heard the album before or any of the songs on it. I have the first 4 zepplin albums, but nothing do I know about the sound of the bands latter albums. Heard this for the first time yesterday. Very pleased. This album is so much more likeable than the first 4. Melodic andmellow. It isn`t overconfident and it really suits thisband. This has got to be that bands best album. I never knew, until now..
Worla
Worla
drappelfed I pre-ordered this some time ago. I like it. Never heard the album before or any of the songs on it. I have the first 4 zepplin albums, but nothing do I know about the sound of the bands latter albums. Heard this for the first time yesterday. Very pleased. This album is so much more likeable than the first 4. Melodic andmellow. It isn`t overconfident and it really suits thisband. This has got to be that bands best album. I never knew, until now.. You did the same as me then. I gradually got the first 5 as I could at my local store. Wanting only 70s issues to keep the consistency. Right now after hearing all of them many times I think 1 and 5 are the best, followed by 4, 3 and 2. It took a few listens for me to really like the others but I instantly liked Houses of the holy. Its funny how the next album Physical Graffiti has a song called Houses of the holy though.
Eigeni
Eigeni
I bought the US single disc release of the 2014 Houses of the Holy remaster but I don't see a listing here for it.
Berenn
Berenn
The remastering on this is fantastic.... The album is more epic than ever,,,
Linn
Linn
Agreed with bibijeebies comment...US pressing left channel distortion on The Ocean...beautiful otherwise...
Umge
Umge
So don't say we didn't warn you, when you buy the US Pallas and find out afterwards...
virus
virus
Be aware that currently there is an issue with the US P. USA pressing. There is considerable distortion on "The Ocean". The EU Optimal pressing does NOT have this.
Inabel
Inabel
I need some help tracking down the pressing I just bought of Houses of the Holy. It is a Canadian edition and has a little "Maple Leaf" in the top left corner of the cover as well as the lyrics on the inner white sleeve. It is an SD 7255. And in the trail-off it has (both sides): SD7255A/SD7255B followed by a tiny "82" almost like an exponent number and followed by the initials "JW".Any help in identifying this release/pressing and year is much appreciated!"Manufactured and Distributed by WEA music of Canada..."I am excited as this can be considered as close to mint as you can get in both the cover and record. I am not sure it was even played more than once, if that! Most copies I see have worn covers. Any help appreciated!
Dolid
Dolid
You already identified it! Why not add it to Discogs database if you didn't see it? They don't do it for you .
Kelezel
Kelezel
Never mind, I figured it out.
Landarn
Landarn
To tell it is the original edition from one that has been folded the wrong way is the front and back cover is printed on a 24" by 13¼ piece of cardboard, and the top and bottom are folded down and the inner cover (which is 24" by 12") is pasted on. So if the top of the sleeve is blue, it's the original; if it's orange, it's the later printing.P.S. If anyone knows if this edition came with the paper band, please let me know (or better yet, edit the listing and add it to the notes)!
Uanabimo
Uanabimo
Hello, I'm new here and I dont want to go about adding a release in the wrong way. The Houses of the Holy version I have I dont see anywhere here based on the following details.Some come close but there are descrepancies in the descriptions, particularly in the "Matrix / Runout" details.*Vinyl, LP, Album,Gat,*Catalog number on label text: "K 50014"*Made in the UK*Large Atlantic logo on label text*Label text also has circular text "All rights..." beginning and ending in the green part of the label, ending with the Warner Bros. logo.*Label also states "Warner Bros. Music (1- 4)" *No artist name, title, barcode nor catalogue # anywhere on the gatefold sleeve,in or out *Small Warner Bros. logo imprinted/embossed on back cover. *Inner sleeve has lyrics and the text: "℗ 1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation All lyrics © 1973 Supertype Music, Inc. ASCAP Printed and made in England by CMCS Print & Colour Ltd. K 50014 STEREO *Matrix / Runout Side One: "K-50014-A3" & "W-3" (etched) "STRAWBERRY" (stamped)*Matrix / Runout Side Two: "K 50014B1 (stamped) "PECKO" & "W-5" (etched)Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Mazuzahn
Mazuzahn
Hi, no idea how you have fared over the years. Were you able to find your version or did you create a new release? I can only recommend to keep asking in the forum, usually people respond. I have various copies of each Zep album and have spent hours, days and months trying to match them with the information provided. And let me tell you, there are hundreds of mistakes here. Just don't give up.
Huston
Huston
Thanks. I'll look into this. I really appreciate you taking the time to explain it.
Unereel
Unereel
Generally speaking, matrix details are unimportant and can be entered as "Variant 1", "Variant 2", etc., unless there's certainty that data in other fields is affected by them. There's a thread in the forums (currently here) which explains that your etchings allow you to add Mastered By - George Peckham in the credits, and Mastered At - Strawberry Mastering in the LCCN fields. However, the release you added this comment to has RME instead of PECKY, so it gets Mastered By - Reiner Erhard.Conclusion: The mastering credits we would derive from your runouts are unique, so your copy definitely must be submitted separately instead of as a matrix variation of this particular item you commented on. Be careful though and make sure it isn't already entered, perhaps incompletely... view the master release sorted by cat# and check all the possibilities. It will take some time.
Shalizel
Shalizel
I have this edition with another Matrix/Runout numbers : Side A (stamped)-MPO 50014 A STERLING RL, Side B (stamped)-MPO 50014 B STERLING. Image of Side B uploaded.
Kanek
Kanek
In a response to mjb's review/comment on his 2 uncles argument on how to label Zeppelin in any particular genre, Its interesting to note that the HOTH release in '73 has many significant changes in the direction of the band which took place in 1972 between thier 4th and 5th releases. I can imagine Atlantic and the powers surrounding the band saw the transcendency in the massive appeal of Stairway to Heaven on the last album which was thier first successful ballad, at least here in the US, which allowed them to infiltrate into record collections, not to mention the pockets, of previously untapped areas not prospered upon in the "Rock/Metal" genre at that time. STH broke ground by appealing to females around the world and also in an ironic sense, made electric guitar driven "rock" socially acceptable in religious, rather, "holier than thou" areas of cultures worldwide. Some may say this success deterred the band somewhat from their "Metal" track they were previously on, while others like jadedtom have noticed the amazing blossoming of Page's genius, which I would argue, may not have taken place without Stairway's success. Houses of the Holy, as an album, is the first time I noticed Zeppelin sounding similar to other bands like Pink Floyd or The Who, for example. Take the opening track The song remains the same, while it is truly a classic in its own right, I cant really pinpoint any other Zeppelin track that had that "conceptual" feel which probably was the beginning of the musical crossroads which they were heading through during the mid 70's. Whether it was influenced by genius on the part of the band or the genius of the marketing by the record companies or management, one can really distinguish a crossover from "Rock/Metal" to "Pop" music in this album. In the end, truly a classic band which transcends all labels and cultures
Jesmi
Jesmi
Nobody mentioned the white band that fitted around the album....LED ZEPPELIN - HOUSES OF THE HOLY....I still have the band, luckily I put the album in a plastic outer cover, so the band has remained intact.
Gralsa
Gralsa
The genius of Jimmy Page is fully displayed on this lp. And to my ear, Led Zeppelin's best song is featured here. "The Ocean" is the best riff Page ever came up with. It's a solid hook, made up of equal parts funk and rock. It's a groove so deep you could lose an SUV in it. In short, it kicks ass.
Tholmeena
Tholmeena
I have a near mint copy of this classic Lp. I compared it to RL mastered US copy and i can say that there isnt a great deal of difference in the Lp's. This Japanese press may be a tad brighter but in my opinion is better overall than the US version i have. The bass is awesome the guitars lay nice together with the vocals. I highly recommend this Japanese release to any Zep audiophile.
Breder
Breder
Robert Ludwig is, in my opinion, "hands down " the best in the business. I have to agree that Japanese pressings from the 70's and 80's are of much better quality than their U.S. counterparts. I usually try to buy the Japanese pressing over the others when the title is available and not way over priced like some sellers are guilty of. If you are patient, you can get great copies for far less than some sellers are asking. I am also very picky about these pressing having the OBI intact. I know that it's meant to be thrown away, but I like the fact that it adds to the value of the Vinyl and makes the whole package seam like it is totally complete. One reason these Japanese pressings sound better is that the Japanese were using virgin vinyl for their pressings. Another reason is that they where usually producing a thicker or heavier pressing. The U.S. was using a lot of recycled vinyl material during this era that ultimately caused popping and sound issues from the time it was opened on the day of purchase. They where also not as thick as the Japanese and European pressings. You will never get these pops or tick out as they are pressed into the vinyl permently. Unfortunately as the CD started taking over, and vinyl started loosing buyers, the quaility of the few pressings still being produced just got worse.I have about 400 or so U.S. pressings and some sound great and some have a lot of pops and ticks, but it's not always a deal breaker. My Japanese pressings also have some of these issues, but it's usually cleared up with a deep cleaning. I vacuum clean every copy I buy of any vinyl pressing, both used and especially new. I have purchased some new releases that have arrived with a lot of debris in the grooves. I vacuum clean them all primarily as a precaution as I don't want to ruin my $1,200 cartridge. I know that vacuum cleaning actually adds static, but it's the best method I have tried. After a good vacuum cleaning and static removal with either my Milty gun or my Furutech static remover, they play fine and with very little unwanted sound for quite some time with just a little brushing and minimal maintenance. I then put them in a new MFSL sleeve and only keep the original if it's printed. Even my Japanese pressing get new MFSL inner sleeves as I dislike the round bottom inner sleeves. They are hard to put back into the sleeve and I like placing the fresh cleaned vinyl into a new sleeve. If it's a generic paper sleeve, it goes in the trash. I don't spend more time cleaning my collection than enjoying it, even though it sounds that way, but this works for me if clean the vinyl right from the start, I get clean vinyl and the best possible sound from my collection. I usually buy five to ten Japanese pressing at a time and clean them in less than 30 minutes or so. I use a brush from a company called Mapleshade that is actually a very fine steel bristle that is grounded through two plates and down the handle with an extension ground wire. It works great. I also use my Milty as well before flipping the vinyl over and it eliminates the lifting of the cork mat when lifting the album off the platter. When I can't get the Japanese or MFSL copy of a certain title, I generally opt for European pressings, especially the ones pressed at Pallas. I also have started buying a lot of High Resolution Japanese Mini LP CD's , generally the SHM Platinum versions when available. I have aquired about 150 titles or so now and listen to them on a Marantz CD player with a built in amp for headphones and a great Cirrus Logic DAC chipset. This keeps my better half happy so that he can watch television while I listen to music. I have quite a few Japanese SACDs as well that I play on our Home Theater system with our Oppo-105, but I still love my vinyl collection the best and have been collecting for about 30 years or so now. "Physical Graffiti" is another great sounding Japanese pressing as well. It's quite pricey, I paid about $125 for my copy, but it's the closest to mint you will find for an album of its age. Sorry for the long reply. I just let my ADD get away from me sometimes. Enjoy you Zeppelin albums, I working on getting all of the Japanese copies right now, still need four or so.
Charyoll
Charyoll
Two uncles of mine, who were teenagers in the 1970s, were arguing about whether Led Zeppelin was an alternative, hard rockin' band -- the heavy metal Radiohead of their day -- or just a pop band. I can see how after listening to this album, one might say Led Zep was a pop band. Not that they don't rock, but some of the tracks here are lighter (like the hit "Jamaica", I mean, "Dyer Maker"), and their hits tend to have an everybody-sing-along quality that really kind of undermines their reputation. Nevertheless, Houses of the Holy ranks up there with Led Zeppelin IV as an essential rock album of the '70s, and no other group sounds like 'em.