Remastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at Pallas: Stellar-Sounding 2LP of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy: Deluxe Edition Includes Previously Unreleased Companion Audio
The song remains the same? Not on Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy: Deluxe Edition 2LP set. Painstakingly remastered from the original master tapes by guitarist Jimmy Page, and pressed at Pallas (Europe's best plant), this 180g LP of Houses of the Holy sounds superb. Page spent years on this project with one goal in mind: Making these reissues the end-all-be-all definitive editions of his iconic band's records. He has succeeded, and then some. In addition to the reference-caliber audio, each LP features packaging that fully replicates the look of the first pressing of the original album.
In addition, this special Deluxe Edition features previously unreleased companion audio that will satisfy every fan. The companion audio for Houses of the Holy gives fans the first peek into the band's recording sessions, with different mixes of seven tracks. They include rough and working mixes for "The Ocean" and "Dancing Days" that reveal a deeper look inside the recording sessions of these classics. Other standout recordings include the guitar-mix backing track for "Over The Hills And Far Away" and a version of "The Rain Song" without piano.
Led Zeppelin topped the charts again in 1973 with Houses of the Holy, which features legendary tracks such as "The Song Remains The Same" and "No Quarter" while also showcasing the continuing evolution of the band's signature sound with the reggae-tinged "D'yer Mak'er" and the funk jam "The Crunge." The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies.
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy: Deluxe Edition Track Listing:
1. The Song Remains The Same
2. The Rain Song
3. Over The Hills And Far Away
4. The Crunge
5. Dancing Days
6. D'yer Mak'er
7. No Quarter
8. The Ocean
1. The Song Remains The Same (Guitar Overdub Reference Mix)
2. The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano)
3. Over The Hills And Far Away (Guitar Mix Backing Track)
4. The Crunge (Rough Mix - Keys Up)
5. Dancing Days (Rough Mix With Vocal)
6. No Quarter (Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal)
7. The Ocean (Working Mix)