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Led Zeppelin II

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Led Zeppelin II
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Album by Led Zeppelin
Released October 22, 1969
Recorded January-August, 1969
Olympic Studios, London;
Mirror Sound, LA;
Mystic Studios, LA;
Morgan Studios, London;
A&R Studios, NY;
Juggy Sound Studio, NY;
Atlantic Studios, NY;
Mayfair Studios, NY;
Hut, Vancouver.
Mixed at A&R Studios, NY.
Producer Jimmy Page
Genre Hard rock
Length 41 min 29 s
Record label Atlantic Records
Catalogue (US) Atlantic SD 8236
(UK) Atlantic 588 198
Professional reviews
Q 4/5 October 2000 (http://www.q4music.com/nav?page=q4music.review.redirect&fixture_review=124582&resource=124582&fixture_artist=144739)
Led Zeppelin Chronology
Led Zeppelin
(1969)
Led Zeppelin II
(1969)
Led Zeppelin III
(1970)

Led Zeppelin II was a rock and roll album released October 22, 1969 (see 1969 in music) by Led Zeppelin. The album was released on Atlantic Records. One of the more popular albums by Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II was an early forerunner of heavy metal, and helped inspire a lot of the next generation of metal performers, including Blue Öyster Cult, Van Halen and Deep Purple.

Commercially, "Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's biggest hit; it reached #4 on the Billboard Top 100 in January 1970, which was after the record company went against the group's wishes by releasing an edited, shorter version on a 45. The song is an example of compound AABA form. "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" peaked at #65.

In 2003 the TV network VH1 named Led Zeppelin II the 43rd greatest album of all time.

Track listing

  1. "Whole Lotta Love" (Bonham/Dixon/Jones/Page/Plant) 5:34
  2. "What Is and What Should Never Be" (Page/Plant) 4:44
  3. "The Lemon Song" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant) 6:19
  4. "Thank You" (Page/Plant) 4:47
  5. "Heartbreaker" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant) 4:14
  6. "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" (Page/Plant) 2:39
  7. "Ramble On" (Page/Plant) 4:23
  8. "Moby Dick" (Bonham/Jones/Page) 4:21 [instrumental]
  9. "Bring It On Home" (Dixon/Page/Plant) 4:20

Personnel

  • Jimmy Page - Acoustic, electric, and pedal steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Robert Plant - Vocals, harmonica
  • John Paul Jones - Bass guitar, organ, backing vocals
  • John Bonham - Drums, backing vocals
  • Peter Grant - Executive producer
  • Eddie Kramer - Engineer, mixing
  • George Chkiantz - Engineer (Tracks 1, 2)
  • Chris Huston - Engineer (Tracks 3, 8)
  • Andy Johns - Engineer (Track 4)


Led Zeppelin
John Bonham - John Paul Jones - Jimmy Page - Robert Plant
Original albums: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin III - Untitled - Houses of the Holy - Physical Graffiti - Presence - The Song Remains the Same - In Through the Out Door - Coda
Other albums: Boxed Set - Profiled - Remasters - Boxed Set 2 - The Complete Studio Recordings - BBC Sessions - Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One - Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two - How the West Was Won
Films: The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin DVD
Songs: "The Battle of Evermore" - "Dazed and Confused" - "Stairway to Heaven" - "When the Levee Breaks"
Other: Peter Grant - Swan Song Records


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