Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition)
 
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Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition)

27 Oct 2014 | Format: MP3

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4:50
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3:17
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3:43
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7:02
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4:31
Disc 2
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5:30
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7:45
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4:22
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3:16
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 Mar 1973
  • Release Date: 28 Mar 1973
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 2014 Atlantic Recording Corporation. All Rights Reserved
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  • Total Length: 1:17:03
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  • ASIN: B00M89PHNG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,775 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Peter Young on 28 Oct 2014
Format: Audio CD
One word of caution for completeists - the gatefold album cover is not reproduced in full anywhere in this package - a bizarre omission when you consider that the band were legendarily meticulous about the attention given to the album artwork!
Instead, the blue 'reversal', which is an unwelcome gimmick in this context, is substituted - why?

The full art spread is inexplicably also missing from the inner booklet too - for me this detracts from what should have been the definitive version of a fine LZ album.

The music itself is as you would hope - personally, I think the actual sound of the recordings lack some of the 'warmth' of the fourth album which tends to leave some of the tracks here, particularly thise recorded on the mobile, sounding a little too clean and clinical, but it's faithful to the original album. The second disc is of interest to LZ collectors but there's nothing that will have you wondering why it wasn't included in the final album - those goodies were saved for Physical Graffiti.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Oct 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Robert Plant once ruminated that Led Zeppelin waited 5 months before releasing their 5th album "Houses Of The Holy" because they wanted to get the album artwork right. And when he saw the 1990s CD reissue in its 5" puniness minus that "HOTH" title bandana that came with 1973 originals - he wondered was it worth the wait? Well the album is back in a brand new 2014 reissue and with its title wraparound restored - properly remastered this time and sporting some rather cool 'extras' too. Here are the crunges, quarter oceans and songs that remain (roughly) the same...

Released October 2014 - this review if for "Houses Of The Holy" by LED ZEPPELIN - the 2CD DELUXE EDITION on Atlantic 8122795827 (Barcode 081227958275) which breaks down as follows:

Disc 1 (ORIGINAL ALBUM - 40:59 minutes):
1. The Song Remains The Same
2. The Rain Song
3. Over The Hills And Far Away
4. The Crunge
5. Dancing Days [Side 2]
6. D'yer Mak'er
7. No Quarter
8. The Ocean

Disc 2 (COMPANION AUDIO Unreleased Studio Outtakes - 36:13 minutes):
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 - No Vocal)
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)

For a supposed DELUXE EDITION the 16-page booklet is adequate at best - colour live shots, the inner sleeve reproduced in the centre pages and a few basic reissue credits on the last few pages. For such an iconic band and prestigious catalogue - you think Atlantic could have pushed the boat out a bit more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I. Hampton on 19 Nov 2014
Format: Audio CD
Funny one this. HOTH has always been one of my favourite albums but it could have been so much better. Imagine if the two worst tracks were removed and replaced by two that were unbelievably left off and emerged on the brilliant Physical Graffiti two years later. So replace the silly Dancing Days and the pretty awful Crunge with The Rover and Houses Of The Holy. Now the running order would be.
The Song Remains The Same
The Rain Song
Over The Hills And Far Away
Houses Of The Holy
The Rover
D'yer Mak'er - I know but there is room for one joke track (And I like it)
No Quarter
The Ocean.
What an album that would be !!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JESB on 6 Nov 2014
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The remastered album sounds just great. Like the previous re-releases the scrub up applied really does display what a powerful rhythm section Bonzo and JPJ were. The kit in particular to my ears sounds wonderful throughout the album and the bass playing a revelation. This probably marks a sea change in the way Zep albums were produced, it's a very clean, dry sound it has non of the density of it's immediate predecessor and not so much of a sense of a band playing in a room, the little timing glitches on Black Dog and Misty Mountain Hop would have stood out like sore thumbs treated in this way.

I remember listening nonplussed the day this was originally released; having doted on zep 4, and seen them début numbers from this at blitzkrieg volumes at the Southampton Gaumont I simply couldn't understand what the Crunge and Dyer Maker and the sped up vocals were all about. I was still mystified having heard the session out-takes subsequently released on Physical Graffiti as to why these tracks got the nod; what were they thinking? Why the sped up vocals on the title track? a metaphor for the pace and momentum of the subject matter or a pitching issue?. Conspiracy theories? last track on Vol 4 Plants vocal is the only thing not slowed down in order to give the rhythm track added weight, and then first track Vol-5 Planty is the only thing sped up! Wouldn't it have been great to have a booklet that was informative?? Have you seen the way Deep Purple and Jethro Tull treat their legacy and fan base? Complete alternate versions, wonderfully informative booklets full of anecdotes, memories etc. I've made the point before that if Page could have nicked just one (more?
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