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Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin II was a rock and roll album released October 22, 1969 (see 1969 in music) by Led Zeppelin. The album was released on Atlantic Records. On of the more popular albums by Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II was an early forerunner of heavy metal, and helped inspire a lot of the next generation of metal performers, including Blue Oyster Cult, Van Halen and Deep Purple.

Commercially, "Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's biggest hit; it reached #4 on the Billboard Top 100 in October 1969, which was after the record company went against the group's wishes by releasing an edited, shorter version on a 45. "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" peaked at #65.

Track listing

  1. "Whole Lotta Love" (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham/Dixon) 5:34
  2. "What Is and What Should Never Be" (Page/Plant) 4:44
  3. "The Lemon Song" (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham) 6:19
  4. "Thank You" (Page/Plant) 4:47
  5. "Heartbreaker" (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham) 4:14
  6. "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" (Page/Plant) 2:39
  7. "Ramble On" (Page/Plant) 4:23
  8. "Moby Dick" (Bonham/Jones/Page) 4:21
  9. "Bring It on Home" (Page/Plant) 4:20

Personnel

  • Jimmy Page - Acoustic, electric, and pedal steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Robert Plant - Vocals, harmonica
  • John Paul Jones - Bass guitar, organ, backing vocals
  • John Bonham - Drums, backing vocals
  • Peter Grant - Executive producer
  • Eddie Kramer - Engineer, mixing
  • George Chkiantz - Engineer (Tracks 1, 2)
  • Chris Huston - Engineer (Tracks 3, 8)
  • Andy Johns - Engineer (Track 4)

Additional notes Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, Mirror Sound, Los Angeles, Morgan Studios, London, A&R Studios, New York, Juggy Sound Studio, New York, Atlantic Studios, New York. Mixed at A&R Studios, New York

Catalogue: Atlantic SD 8236



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