Well, at $30 a pop I don't know. I remember getting a deal and spending like $100 for the complete CD box set of the 90 remasters. I have this really long history with Zep even having a friend with one of the largest collections of Zeppelin stuff. I have really seen it all as far as bootlegs and rare stuff. This remaster thing has been a long, confusing and drawn out thing and I'm glad it is over. I would most likely get em all if the vinyl set was offered as one? I don't care about any live recordings or ruff mixes, just get me the albums like they came out.
There have actually been remasters which came out of a couple albums in 08. I was able to hear Houses Of The Holy and saw Physical Graffiti but it was left un-opened. The word was that Jimmy Page stopped the 08 rendition so what came out today could be done.
What folks have to keep in mind is that not all of these songs are going to sound the same.The songs in two and three are not consistent sounding but great none the less. Part of Zeppelin three was recorded in an English house with the mobile studio owned by the Rolling Stones. They really cared what sound they got but lost consistency at times. They recorded the drums in big tall rooms with microphones hanging down from the 20 foot ceilings.The sound on two and three are in ways inferior to album one. It was like there is more effects on albums two and three, where one is more of a straight ahead recording. I don't know what the overdub compressed effects will sound like in HD for two and three. What I'm holding out for is a new sound of the seventh album "Presence" that album never sounded right to me even though the music was great. I hope Jimmy gets a new sound for that one.
You're a good Zep resource. Interesting stuff. From your earlier post, it almost sounds like Jimmy may have recorded some new guitar tracks to improve the sound.
I'm strictly CD, but I actually don't have their first few CDs now.
I've got the 90's remasters-just the 2 CD version which is pretty thin on songs, Celebration Day, Mothershp, the BBC Sessions which I really like and How the West Was Won. Last year I picked up Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti. I think they were remastered around 93-94. I should have waited a year!
So, I have most of their songs represented in either a live or compilation setting.
Still, I'll probably pick up Zep I, II and III if they are as good as you say.
I played Zep IV so many tims when I was a kid, I don't think I'll ever want it even though it's probably their best known album.
Edited by markm1 - 6/4/14 at 10:14am