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A Representative Collection,
This review is from: Led Zeppelin - Mothership - Very Best Of (2CD/DVD) (Audio CD)
Let's get this much straight - I won't buy this. I own a complete set of the japanese mini cd albums (replicas of the vinyl package) and the remasters boxed sets. However, the compilers have done a top job of picking a representative collection for the vaguely interested and the younger listener curious to know what all the fuss is about.
You cannot quibble with the chronological run through of the greatest rock groups high points. The willfully obscure will no doubt argue the track listing. I for one would recommend this to anyone not possessing the collection - either this or the "Remasters" double which has sadly been deleted.
Let's face it this is not for us devotees and the reviews bemoaning this are somewhat churlish and miss the point. The Rolled Gold analogy is a good one - a great collection for the newcomer.
And its a more attractive package than the shameless Early Days/Latter Days sets of a few years back.
Aw hell I did get it for the car. Damn you Atlantic/Swansong whoever!
The latest remaster is absolutely excellent, the sound is very clear, amply demonstrated on quiet to loud songs like Babe I'm Gonna Leave which sounds terrific throughout, it is not quiet and then deafening and distorted as often happens on those kind of tracks.
The sound is very well balanced throughout the collection and is a worthy replacement for the late, great Remasters double set. I also like the way JPJ's basslines sound full and meaty.
And finally, a note about the DVD - it is just extracts from the peerless "DVD" collection, if you already have this save a couple of quid by buying the cd only package. On the other hand if you don't - get it with the DVD - it is excellent value