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Led Zeppelin IV

The fourth album released by the British blues/rock band Led Zeppelin was not officially titled Led Zeppelin IV. The original pressing did not have the name Led Zeppelin anywhere on the outside, instead featuring four runes (one for each band member). For this reason the album is often called Four Symbols or The Runes Album.It is also referred to as "Zoso" because of Page's rune. In fact apart from the (unpronounceable) runes the album does not seem to have an official title.

Released on November 8, 1971 by Atlantic Records

Table of contents

Track Listing

  1. "Black Dog" (Page/Plant/Jones) 4:54
  2. "Rock And Roll" (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham) 3:40
  3. "The Battle Of Evermore" (Page/Plant) 5:51
  4. "Stairway To Heaven" (Page/Plant) 8:00
  5. "Misty Mountain Hop" (Page/Plant/Jones) 4:38
  6. "Four Sticks" (Page/Plant) 4:44
  7. "Going To California[?]" (Page/Plant) 3:31
  8. "When The Levee Breaks[?]" (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham/Minnie) 7:07

  • All songs produced by Jimmy Page

  • Despite the immense popularity of "Stairway To Heaven", as it received heavy AOR radio rotation back in the early 1970s, and regarded as one of the most popular rock songs of all time, the song was never released as a single thus it was never seen on the Billboard charts.

Personnel

  • Jimmy Page - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Producer, Remastering, Digital Remastering
  • Robert Plant - Harmonica, Vocals
  • John Paul Jones - Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards
  • John Bonham - Drums
  • Sandy Denny - Vocals (Track 3)
  • Peter Grant - Executive producer
  • George Chkiantz - Mixing
  • Andy Johns - Engineer, Mixing
  • George Marino - Digital Remastering
  • Graphreaks - Design Coordinator
  • Barrington Colby Mom - Inside Illustration - The Hermit

Chart positions Billboard Music Charts - North America

 1987	Led Zeppelin IV	The Billboard 200 (album)	No. 136
 1972	Black Dog	Pop Singles	                No. 15
 1972	Rock And Roll	Pop Singles	                No. 47

Additional notes Recorded at Headley Grange, Hampshire, with The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, Island Studios, London. Mixed at Island Studios, London, Olympic Studios, London

Catalogue: Atlantic SD 7208



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