Led Zeppelin IV was a huge success commercially and critically when it was released. Most of album’s songs are staples on classic rock radio stations, including “Black Dog”, “Rock and Roll”, “When the Levee Breaks”, and “Stairway to Heaven”. The album is one of the best-selling albums in history, with over 23 million units sold in the United States, third most for any album all-time.In 2003, the album was ranked number 66 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Jimmy Page acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, producer
Robert Plant vocals, harmonica
John Paul Jones synthesizer, bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin, recorders
John Bonham drums
Ian Stewart piano (on Rock and Roll”, uncredited)
Sandy Denny vocals (on track 3)
Peter Grant executive producer
George Chkiantz mixing
Andy Johns engineer, mixing
Graphreaks design coordinator
Barrington Colby Mom inside illustration (The Hermit)
CD Mastering engineers
Joe Sidore - original CD (mid-1980s)
George Marino - remastered CD (1990)
Released November 8, 1971
Recorded December 1970 March 1971 at
Headley Grange, Hampshire, with The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio;
Island Studios, London;
Sunset Sound, Los Angeles.
Mixed at Island Studios, London;
Olympic Studios, London.
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock, folk rock
Length 42:39, Label Atlantic
Producer Jimmy Page
Edited by Timitzi on 15 Oct 2009, 20:00
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