Only read mine a the reviewer before me! The reviewed that gave everybody ONE star
I’ve been a Studio musician for over 30 years. Guitar, piano, harmonica. Most of the reviews here don’t understand that nothing is as good as the vinyl albums to those that really have a good ear for music. The needle wiggling in the groove of an album produced a sound wave that worked with our eardrums perfectly. Digital representation of that sound wave in various parts re-created a sound wave with mini straight lines in it, and some people’s brains can hear the difference. I know I can. This music sounds way better
Than the other Led Zeppelin iTunes or CDs! NOT THE ALBUMS! Bottom line; if you are a fan of Led Zeppelin, but the album first, and then buy the songs on iTunes from the other albums. If you have a decent here for music, you will notice the The difference; the depth or richness of this particular mastering. If you’re a musician, or someone that spent a lot of time with you eyes closed headphones on, or at parties concentrated on the music more than you did conversations around you, THIS IS FOR YOU! If Music is it more important to you than anything else, then don’t buy it!
Great live show as an extra
By Les Nessman19
It's great to hear white summer / black mountainside (there's a great version found on the Complete BBC Sessions) and Good Times Bad Times / Communication Breakdown, as these are obviously alterations to the studio versions. You really hear how great they are. You would be doing yourself a disservice not listening to them live (check How the West Was Won album too).
Why does The Led Zeppelin IV artwork show up.
Why when I pop this disc into my computer to download it to my computer.
The artwork for the 4th album shows up and when I go to the correct the error, I can't.
By Alexander D. Great
Is not the point of the rating system. One star for the commenters? really? My 5 star review is to reverse the effect of the one star review which was not sbout the music. I get the point, I love physical media and have a thorough understanding of how it improves the sound, but I'm not an ITunes hater either...
By Russell Berryman
If you can’t tell the difference your ears are shot (and thats a possibility for many) or you have a earwax buildup from hell. Because my 60 year old ears can hear things I never heard before!!!! Thanks Jimmy!!!!
The bonus disc is the greatest album I have ever heard. The live versions of I can't quit you baby and You shook me are my favorite songs in the universe. If only they had laid that energy to album instead of becoming a pop band :/
GREATEST BAND EVER
HEAVIEST BAND EVER
The only one
Let me preface my review by saying I'm NOT a Zeppelin fan. As soon as I completed my LP/tape collection as a teen, I couldn’t stand them anymore. The only album I would listen to was In Through the Out Door, and even that was sporadic at best. I’ve always admired John Paul Jones and John Bonham, but the songwriting no longer appealed to me.
In an effort to hear some of Bonham’s playing again, I checked out the remasters on iTunes. I know they can't compare to the CD or LP versions, especially with high-end audio equipment, but I generally listen to music with headphones, PC speakers, or my crappy in-car system streaming via Bluetooth. The remasters sound great across all my devices, and Deluxe Edition of LZ1 sounds brighter and broader than the older remastered version. To rate the album for an iTunes remaster using average to low-end devices, I give the deluxe edition 5 stars.
As for a Zeppelin album . . . I can’t put my finger on it, but LZ1 has become the only Zeppelin release that I can listen to from the first track to the last. Every other album has a few songs I like, but I’m hesitant to buy any of them as a collection (I may eventually get In Through the Out Door and Houses of the Holy, but only the deluxe editions when they’re released). There’s a unique flow and a consistency in the songwriting to LZ1 that I can’t feel in the other albums. It’s become my favorite Zeppelin album, and one of my favorite albums of all time. I give it 5 stars easily.
As for the extra tracks . . . I knew I would never listen to them, so I went super-stingy and saved an extra $2 by only purchasing the main tracks. I can’t speak for them or give them a rating, but there’s certainly a lot of live material for fans. If you haven’t picked up the album since the 90s in a digital format and don’t plan on using a high-end audio system, I’d definitely recommend the deluxe version in full.
If, however, you’ve bought a remastered version of the album, especially on CD and/or LP, don’t bother with the iTunes version. In fact, you can knock my score down 2-3 stars, because the iTunes version will seriously disappoint you. “Mastered for iTunes” does not mean it works well on every system, and it doesn’t guarantee the best sound. From my experience, it seems to be meant for more casual music lovers like me, who are mired in the Apple ecosystem, listen to music on smaller devices, and don’t want to bother with converting music from high-end versions to nearly lossless formats.
One word of warning: you can get the same version on CD for a cheaper price, but that’s true of pretty much all iTunes releases.
These editions are very poor!! No good extra trcks, no video, no booklet!!! no iTunes LP… Useless, only for to steal money at fans! Go home Jimmy Page!
FINALLY … A Good Remaster!
I am a huge Zep fan and have every album in vinyl and CD along with bootlegs, box sets, etc. The original Remastered series was horrible, Mothership was even worse with over-driven distortion and just plain loud. This time they FINALLY got it right! I picked up the Super Box Set and even the lousy Apple Lossless sounds great. There is much more depth in the music and bass that I have never heard before in any of the other versions. If you are a Led Zeppelin fan, do yourself a favor and pick up these new remasters … you will NOT be disappointed!
Excellent new version!
By Me in Phoenix
This is an excellent new remaster of a truly classic album. I had the original ...but this new release is worth buying regardless.