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Led Zeppelin Early Days Review

Led Zeppelin Early Days review

Led Zeppelin put out two single disc greatest hits albums. The first include songs from their first four albums and the second include music from their fifth through eight studio albums. If you combine the two you would have a comparable release to the previous compilation Remasters. These albums though, give more flexibility than that double disc. For a fan that may already have several albums, this may fill the gaps. It is disappointing that each of these albums clock in well under 70 minutes as CD's can hold around eighty minutes, and that reduced their grade. It's shameful not to pack these closer to capacity.

As an alternative to owning this album, you may consider the BBC Sessions. It is two albums rather than one. Though, the versions of the songs are live so if you want the familiar versions of these essential classics stick with this collection.  

Even with it's shortcomings, The Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume 1 contains loads of great Led Zeppelin songs. If you do not want a comprehensive collection of their music you will not be disappointed with this.  by Barry Small
B +

I've placed links to all of the options to the right for comparative purposes and track listings below of the various Led Zeppelin best of CD's that I'd suggest. We've also included the Led Zeppelin DVD because it is so good and you can compare it to Mothership's DVD side by side. 

Mothership = 2 CD and 1 DVD
Early Days & Latter Days: Vol. 1 & 2 = 2 CD's
Remasters = 2 audio CD's and a disc of interviews
Led Zeppelin DVD - Two discs

Led Zeppelin Early Days  Song List
Track List

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Mothership Early Days & Latter Days: Vol. 1 & 2 Remasters
Disc: 1
1. Good Times Bad Times
2. Communication Breakdown
3. Dazed and Confused
4. Babe I'm Gonna Leave Yous
5. Whole Lotta Love
6. Ramble On
7. Heartbreaker
8. Immigrant Song
9. Since I've Been Loving You
10. Rock and Roll
11. Black Dog
12. When The Levee Breaks
13. Stairway To Heaven
Disc: 1 
1. Good Times, Bad Times 
2. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You 
3. Dazed And Confused 
4. Communication Breakdown 
5. Whole Lotta Love 
6. What Is And What Should Never Be 
7. Immigrant Song 
8. Since I've Been Loving You 
9. Black Dog 
10. Rock And Roll 
11. The Battle Of Evermore 
12. When The Levee Breaks 
13. Stairway To Heaven 
Disc: 1 
1. Communication Breakdown 
2. Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You 
3. Good Times Bad Times 
4. Dazed And Confused 
5. Whole Lotta Love 
6. Heartbreaker 
7. Ramble On 
8. Immigrant Song 
9. Celebration Song 
10. Since I've Been Loving You 
11. Black Dog 
12. Rock And Roll 
13. The Battle Of Evermore 
14. Misty Mountain Hop 
15. Stairway To Heaven 
Disc: 2
1. Song Remains The Same
2. Over The Hills And Far Away
3. D'Yer Maker
4. No Quarter
5. Trampled Under Foot
6. Houses Of The Holy
7. Kashmir
8. Nobody's Fault But Mine
9. Achilles Last Stand
10. In The Evening
11. All My Love
Disc: 2 
1. The Song Remains The Same 
2. No Quarter 
3. Houses Of The Holy 
4. Trampled Underfoot 
5. Kashmir 
6. Ten Years Gone 
7. Achillies Last Stand 
8. Nobody's Fault But Mine 
9. All My Love 
10. In The Evening 
Disc: 2 
1. The Song Remains The Same 
2. The Rain Song 
3. D'yer Mak'er 
4. No Quarter 
5. Houses Of The Holy 
6. Kashmir 
7. Trampled Underfoot 
8. Nobody's Fault But Mine 
9. Achilles Last Stand 
10. All My Love 
11. In The Evening 
Disc: 3 - DVD
1. We're Gonna Groove
2. I Can't Quit You Babe 
3. Dazed & Confused 
4. White Summer 
5. What Is & What Should Never Be 
6. Moby Dick (DVD)
7. Whole Lotta Love
8. Communication Breakdown
9. Bring It On Home
10. Immigrant Song
11. Black Dog
12. Misty Mountain High
13. Going To California
14. In My Time Of Dying
15. Stairway To Heaven
16. Rock and Roll
17. Nobody's Fault But Mine
18. Kashmir
19. Whole Lotta Love

Led Zeppelin DVD - Disc One  

Royal Albert Hall - January 1970 (102:00)
We're Gonna Groove
I Can't Quit You Baby
Dazed and Confused
White Summer
What Is and What Should Never Be
How Many More Times
Moby Dick
Whole Lotta Love
Communication Breakdown
C'mon Everybody
Something Else
Bring It on Home

Communication Breakdown Promo - 1969 (2:24)

Danmarks Radio - 1969 (31:24)
Communication Breakdown
Dazed and Confused
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
How Many More Times

Supershow - 1969 (7:31)
Dazed and Confused

Tour En Scene - 1969 (9:01)
Communication Breakdown
Dazed and Confused

Led Zeppelin DVD  Disc Two

Madison Square Garden - July 1973 (23:34)
Black Dog
Misty Mountain Hop
Since I've Been Loving You
The Ocean

Earl's Court - May 1975 (49:00)
Going to California
That's the Way
Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp
In My Time of Dying
Trampled Underfoot
Stairway to Heaven

Knebworth Festival - August 1979 (50:11)
Rock and Roll
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Sick Again
Achilles Last Stand
In the Evening
Whole Lotta Love

NYC Press Conference - 1970 (3:27)

Down Under - 1972 (5:27)
Rock and Roll

The Old Grey Whistle Test - 1975 (3:47)
Robert Plant interview

Promo 1 1990 (4:49)
Over the Hills and Far Away

Promo 2 1990 (4:12)
Traveling Riverside Blues

Led Zeppelin Early Days Musicians

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Jimmy Page - Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Steel), Background Vocals 
Robert Plant - Harmonica, Vocals
John Paul Jones - Organ, Bass, Background Vocals 
John Bonham - Drums, Background Vocals

The above are the main members and instruments, though on occasion there are guests and other instruments played.

Led Zeppelin Early Days - Credits

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Released - 1999
Produced by Jimmy Page
Label - Atlantic

Led Zeppelin Early Days - Ordering


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