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  1. Now that the remastered "Houses of the Holy" has been released, here is where you can post your feelings, good or bad, about the reissue. This goes for whether you only got the remastered original album, or if you got the Deluxe Vinyl package or if you went whole hog and got the Super Deluxe Editions. Or even if you just got the HD downloads. Whatever format you got this remastered "Houses of the Holy", give us your review. How does it sound to you as compared to the original vinyl or the old cds? Do you like the packaging? Were there any flaws or screw-ups in your opinion? What sounds better? What sounds worse?
  2. Hello, I am new to this forum, although I have been lurking around a bit. I have a question, and the answer to it eludes me for years now. What is the guitar effected with, on the song, "Houses of the Holy " ? The intro is what I'm asking about, it sounds "metallic" , as like a steel drum sound. I would appreciate any suggestions, because I have tried everything to achieve that Sound! Thank you, fellow Zep' s.
  3. Hello. It has often been stated by historians and fans alike that Mr. Page only used his famous "Dragon" 1959 Rosewood Neck Telecaster, aided along with Sola Sound MKII Tonebender (modified with three OC81Ds by the legendary Roger Mayer) and a 1690T Surpo Corando Amplifier (modded from a 2x12 to a 1x12 by a roadie) for the FIRST 2 LED ZEPPELIN STUDIO ALBUMS. My ears do not agree with such statements. Page acquired a 1958 Gibson Les Paul from Joe Walsh during late April of 1969, since his "Dragon" Telecaster supposedly malfunctioned. So naturally, we would assume here that: "Case closed: Page never owned or used a Telecaster after April of 1969, since he was always seen around this period with that 1958 Les Paul he bought from Joe Walsh." But then, again, many of those same sources state that Page recorded the famous "Stairway To Heaven" guitar solo with his "Dragon" Telecaster. The same one which was supposedly not in use after late April of 1969. So, maybe Page did use the Telecaster longer than we would all assume. Yes, that is very much so. At least my ears say so. When I hear: Immigrant Song, Celebration Day (In breif sections, like the lead guitar solo), Out On The Tiles (again, in brief sections, like on the closing riff), Rock and Roll (the lead guitar solo), Stairway to Heaven (The six string part and lead solo), When The Levee Breaks (the six string overdubs, and the regularly tuned slide parts), The Song Remains The Same (the six string lead guitar solos), The Rain Song (in breif sections, like the "heavy" section), Over The Hills and Far Away (the six string electric rhythm guitar, because the solo sounds awfully like a Les Paul), Dancing Days (most of it), D'yer M'aker, No Quarter (the rhythm part sounds like a fuzzed-up Tele, and the solo sounds like a Fender Stratocaster, but CAN be a potential Telecaster), The Ocean, Houses of The Holy, In The Light (Lead part), Down by The Seaside, Achilles Last Stand (in brief sections), Royal Orleans (in brief sections), Nobody's Fault But Mine (In brief lead parts), Candy Store Rock (in a lot of brief moments), Hots on Nowhere (in brief sections), Tea For One (in brief moments), and most of In Through The Outdoor, I tend to feel that the 1959 Telecaster>Surpo>Tonebender combo was being in use, instead of the much talked about Les Paul. Could anybody confrim these to be true?
  4. Hey guys, So I saw this picture some time ago and always assumed that man is Robert, but now I'm not so sure and I just can't seem to find any information on this. Every article I read about the Houses of the holy photo shoot only concerns the children but never says anything about the grown-up models. Does anybody know something about this?
  5. With the Remasters and press that follows: http://www.dve.com/onair/sean-mcdowell-4802/interview-with-jimmy-page-12905618 http://www.x1015.com/onair/colfax-45108/jimmy-freaking-page-12904353
  6. When Storm Thorgerson died last year at age 69, Po Powell, now the last living member of the design collective, began to trawl through the Hipgnosis archives. He ultimately compiled this treasure trove—including unseen photos of the Rolling Stones and of the original Giant's Causeway shoot—into an epic new book: Hipgnosis|Portraits, out this month from Thames & Hudson. Led Zeppelin, Houses of the HolyAubrey Powell/Hipgnosis (Mythgem Ltd)How did Hipgnosis create the cover for Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" (1973)? Powell: I got a phone call from Jimmy Page, asking if Hipgnosis was interested in designing a cover for "Houses of the Holy." I agreed, and asked to hear the music and see the lyrics. He said, "No, just turn up in a few weeks with some ideas." 'The Dark Side of the Moon' sold 65 million copies. A billion people have probably seen that image.When we showed up, Storm and I basically just had a sketch on a napkin. That’s how we did things in those days. Not very high-tech. The sketch was from an idea that came from science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke’s novel At Childhood’s End. At the end of the book, all the kids in the world go up into space in an enormous column of gold fire. I drew that on a napkin and Jimmy Page loved the idea. Then Robert Plant suggested we find some "interesting rocks," and I said, "How about we go to the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland?" They gave us carte blanche to shoot there for as long as we wanted, even though it would be expensive. At that time, bands had all the creative power—more power than record companies. We went with a family—three adults, two kids, up on the rocks—and it poured rain for five days. It was absolutely miserable. I needed to make this cover extraordinary, but there was no chance of sunshine. The photos we took were in black and white, in the pouring rain. Each album cover had a totally unique design process.Finally, I decided to cut each individual child out from the various black and white photographs and created a montage. I hand-tinted it in bright orange and gold and red, rich colors, with 11 gorgeous children running up these octagonal rocks. The image is completely made up. That’s the cover you buy in record stores. I put the original black-and-white photos in this book because no one's ever seen them before. I’ll always remember when I showed the final cover to Jimmy Page in the parking lot of a train station in England as he was returning home from tour. I opened up the car trunk, and there was the artwork. He said, "That looks incredible—that thing will gather a crowd." Within 10 minutes, 200 people were gathered round, looking in the car trunk and at Jimmy Page, dressed in all his finery with long hair and a lot of jewelry. http://www.fastcodesign.com/3039377/the-dark-side-of-the-moon-cover-designer-on-the-making-of-iconic-rock-album-art
  7. Just finished listening to the new Houses Of The Holy LP (vinyl) reissue and noticed that it seemed oddly speeded up - song "The Song Remains The Same" in particular is noticeable. So we A-B'd it with a new digital file and a copy of the original vinyl and even synched them - sure enough, the new HOTH is too fast (the song in question finishes 3 seconds early in fact). Has anyone else checked this out yet?
  8. Anyone out there know whyAmazon.co.uk are charging £116.99 for the Led Zep IV and Houses of the Holy Super Deluxe versions of these releases and What Records.co.uk ( http://www.whatrecords.co.uk/search.asp?artist=led+zep&title=&format=&catalogue=&submit.x=-94&submit.y=-314 ) are charging £89.99. Am I missing something here or are Amazon about to 'price reduce' with their 'Pre-order' promise. Someone with some record retail experience should be able to answer this.
  9. Haha me again lol. This time with a Houses of the Holy 1st pressing? I'll post pics and info