Led Zeppelin Remasters

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Led Zeppelin Remasters
A zeppelin flying over a crop circle
Compilation album by
Released15 October 1990 (1990-10-15)
RecordedOctober 1968 – December 1978
GenreHard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, folk rock
Length145:01
LabelAtlantic
ProducerJimmy Page
CompilerJimmy Page
Led Zeppelin chronology
Led Zeppelin Boxed Set
(1990)
Led Zeppelin Remasters
(1990)
Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Led Zeppelin Remasters is a three-LP (or two-cassette or two-CD) compilation album of digitally remastered material by English rock band Led Zeppelin. Containing songs from eight of the band's nine studio albums, it was initially released in the UK and Japan by Atlantic Records on 15 October 1990. The album is essentially a scaled-down version of the four-CD Led Zeppelin Boxed Set.

This compilation set came about as a result of the initially rushed conversion of Led Zeppelin's album to the compact disc format in the late 1980s. Led Zeppelin were among the first rock bands to be re-issued on CD, but such was the haste to capitalise on the new format that the new CDs were derived not from re-equalised master tapes, but from sound-generation tapes that had been equalised for the original vinyl platters.[2] For this 1990 reissue, Led Zeppelin guitarist and producer Jimmy Page himself supervised the mastering process, which was based on Led Zeppelin's archive of master tapes.

Track listing[edit]

1990 vinyl edition
Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Communication Breakdown" (from Led Zeppelin, 1969)John Bonham, John Paul Jones, and Jimmy Page2:29
2."Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" (from Led Zeppelin)Bredon, Page, and Robert Plant6:42
3."Good Times Bad Times" (from Led Zeppelin)Bonham, Jones, and Page2:45
4."Dazed and Confused" (from Led Zeppelin)Page (inspired by Jake Holmes)6:26
5."Heartbreaker" (from Led Zeppelin II, 1969)Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant4:14
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Whole Lotta Love" (from Led Zeppelin II)Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page and Plant5:34
7."Ramble On" (from Led Zeppelin II)Page and Plant4:23
8."Since I've Been Loving You" (from Led Zeppelin III, 1970)Jones, Page and Plant7:24
9."Celebration Day" (from Led Zeppelin III)Jones, Page and Plant3:28
10."Immigrant Song" (from Led Zeppelin III)Page and Plant2:23
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Black Dog" (from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)Jones, Page and Plant4:54
12."Rock and Roll" (from Led Zeppelin IV)Bonham, Jones, Page and Plant3:40
13."The Battle of Evermore" (from Led Zeppelin IV)Page and Plant5:57
14."Stairway to Heaven" (from Led Zeppelin IV)Page and Plant8:02
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."The Song Remains the Same" (from Houses of the Holy, 1973)Page and Plant5:28
16."D'yer Mak'er" (from Houses of the Holy)Bonham, Jones, Page and Plant4:21
17."No Quarter" (from Houses of the Holy)Jones, Page and Plant7:01
18."Houses of the Holy" (from Physical Graffiti, 1975)Page and Plant4:03
Side five
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
19."Trampled Under Foot" (from Physical Graffiti)Jones, Page and Plant5:35
20."Kashmir" (from Physical Graffiti)Bonham, Page and Plant8:32
21."Nobody's Fault but Mine" (from Presence, 1976)Page and Plant6:27
Side six
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
22."Achilles Last Stand" (from Presence)Page and Plant10:23
23."All My Love" (from In Through the Out Door, 1979)Jones, Plant5:51
24."In the Evening" (from In Through the Out Door)Jones, Page and Plant6:49
"Misty Mountain Hop" and "The Rain Song" were not included on the LP edition of the album.

Sales chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[3] 10
Japanese Albums Chart[4] 32
German Albums Chart[5] 13
Swiss Albums Chart[6] 24
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[7] 1
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[8] 3
Finnish Albums Chart[9] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[10] 33
Swedish Albums Chart[11] 21
Belgian Albums Chart (Walloon)[12] 32
Belgian Albums Chart (Flemish)[13] 46
Spanish Albums Chart[14] 12
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 19
Norwegian Albums Chart[16] 8

Sales certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[17] Platinum 60,000^
Australia (ARIA)[18] 10× Platinum 700,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[19] Gold 100,000*
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[20] Gold 35,440[20]
France (SNEP)[21] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[22] Platinum 500,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[23] 11× Platinum 165,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[24] Gold 25,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[25] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[26] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[28] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog #
United Kingdom 15 October 1990 Atlantic Records 3LP (33 rpm) ZEP 1
2CD 80415-2

Personnel[edit]

Led Zeppelin
Additional musicians
production
  • Yves Beauvais – producer
  • Perry Cooper – executive producer
  • Bob Defrin – art direction
  • Larry Fremantle – design
  • Peter Grant – executive producer
  • Bob Gruen – photography
  • Richard "Hutch" Hutchison – design co-ordinator
  • John Kubick – digital editing and transfers
  • George Marino – digital remastering
  • Jennifer Moore – photography and imaging
  • Aubrey Powell – photography
  • Jodi Rovin – design
  • Rhonda Schoen – digital editing and transfers
  • Chris Wroe – photography and imaging

Led Zeppelin Remasters (Bonus Disc edition)[edit]

Led Zeppelin Remasters (Bonus Disc edition)
Led Zeppelin - Remasters (Bonus Disc edition).jpg
Box set by
Released21 February 1992
RecordedOctober 1968 – December 1978
GenreHard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, folk rock
Length205:01
LabelAtlantic
ProducerJimmy Page
CompilerJimmy Page

Led Zeppelin Remasters (Bonus Disc edition) is a three-CD and three-cassette compilation album long-case digipak of remastered material by English rock group Led Zeppelin. The discs came in a multicolour dayglo label reflected on the box set cover. It was released in the US by Atlantic Records on 21 February 1992. This release includes a bonus CD featuring promotional interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, included in a sleeve pouch with liner notes from the original Remasters release.

Revised track listing[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Communication Breakdown" (from Led Zeppelin, 1969)John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page2:29
2."Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" (from Led Zeppelin)Anne Bredon, Page, and Robert Plant6:42
3."Good Times Bad Times" (from Led Zeppelin)Bonham, Jones, and Page2:45
4."Dazed and Confused" (from Led Zeppelin)Page (inspired by Jake Holmes)6:26
5."Whole Lotta Love" (from Led Zeppelin II, 1969)Bonham, Willie Dixon, Jones, Page, and Plant5:34
6."Heartbreaker" (from Led Zeppelin II)Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant4:14
7."Ramble On" (from Led Zeppelin II)Page and Plant4:23
8."Immigrant Song" (from Led Zeppelin III, 1970)Page and Plant2:23
9."Celebration Day" (from Led Zeppelin III)Jones, Page, and Plant3:28
10."Since I've Been Loving You" (from Led Zeppelin III)Jones, Page, and Plant7:24
11."Black Dog" (from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)Jones, Page, and Plant4:54
12."Rock and Roll" (from Led Zeppelin IV)Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant3:40
13."The Battle of Evermore" (from Led Zeppelin IV)Page and Plant5:57
14."Misty Mountain Hop" (from Led Zeppelin IV)Jones, Page, and Plant4:37
15."Stairway to Heaven" (from Led Zeppelin IV)Page and Plant8:02
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Song Remains the Same" (from Houses of the Holy, 1973)Page and Plant5:28
2."The Rain Song" (from Houses of the Holy)Page and Plant7:39
3."D'yer Mak'er" (from Houses of the Holy)Bonham, Jones, Page and Plant4:21
4."No Quarter" (from Houses of the Holy)Jones, Page, and Plant7:01
5."Houses of the Holy" (from Physical Graffiti, 1975)Page and Plant4:03
6."Kashmir" (from Physical Graffiti)Bonham, Page, and Plant8:32
7."Trampled Under Foot" (from Physical Graffiti)Jones, Page, and Plant5:35
8."Nobody's Fault but Mine" (from Presence, 1976)Page and Plant6:27
9."Achilles Last Stand" (from Presence)Page and Plant10:23
10."All My Love" (from In Through the Out Door, 1979)Jones and Plant5:51
11."In the Evening" (from In Through the Out Door)Jones, Page, and Plant6:49
Disc three
Profiled

Disc three was originally issued under the title Profiled, as a promotional accompaniment to the Led Zeppelin Boxed Set.

Sales chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
1999 US Billboard 200[29] 47

Sales certification[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[18] 10× Platinum 700,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog #
United States 21 February 1992 Atlantic Records 3CD 82371-2

Personnel[edit]

Led Zeppelin
Additional musicians

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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