As there are so many versions out there, this is a review of the deluxe CD edition.
I have three versions of this album - vinyl that I bought many, many years ago, the mid-nineties remastered CD, and now this. As the vinyl was played to death I now only listen to the CDs of it, so, does this edition sound better than the earlier remaster? Not noticeably to me on my mid-range equipment but no doubt the audiophiles out there will say differently.
What about the live Paris CD then? Sounds a bit odd to me; it could be that the recording equipment couldn't cope with the sonic attack of the Zeppelin but there are times when the different instruments can't be heard clearly. Obviously there is a lack of decent soundboard recordings from that time but the BBC did a pretty fine job of it recording Zep shortly afterwards.
Can't see that I'll listen to the live CD very often - who needs it when the main album is so very, very good.