LED ZEPPELIN – Presence (Deluxe Edition Remastered 2015)
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Following the successful recent reissues of the first six LED ZEPPELIN albums, Deluxe Editions of the band’s final three studio albums: Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda were just released.As with the previous, all albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and feature a companion CD audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page.
The first of the trilogy is the delicious “Presence“.
Originally released in 1976, “Presence” was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany.
The album – which peaked at #1 in both the US and UK and was certified triple platinum – crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” and “Achilles Last Stand” and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best.
The companion audio disc that accompanies “Presence” has five unreleased reference mixes from the sessions, which reveal works in progress.
Along with alternate incarnations of “For Your Life”. “Achilles Last Stand” and “Royal Orleans,” there is also the previously unheard instrumental curiously titled “10 Ribs & All / Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)”.
Jimmy Page has done a really great job on the remastering process of these Led Zeppelin classics.
The sound is pristine and clear, balanced with a proper dynamic range.
CD 1 : Presence remastered 2015
01 – Achilles Last Stand
02 – For Your Life
03 – Royal Orleans
04 – Nobody’s Fault But Mine
05 – Candy Store Rock
06 – Hots On For Nowhere
07 – Tea For One
CD 2 : The Companion Disc [prev. unreleased]
01 – Two Ones Are Won (Achilles Last Stand) (Reference Mix)
02 – For Your Life (Reference Mix)
03 – 10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod) (Reference Mix)
04 – Royal Orleans (Reference Mix)
05 – Hots On For Nowhere (Reference Mix)
John Bonham – drums, percussion
John Paul Jones – four and eight-string bass guitars
Jimmy Page – guitars, production
Robert Plant – lead vocals, harmonica on “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”
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