Led Zeppelin II is the second studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on 22 October 1969 in the United States and on 31 October 1969 in the United Kingdom by Atlantic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at several locations in both the United Kingdom and North America from January to August 1969. The album's production was credited to the band's lead guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Page, and it was also Led Zeppelin's first album on which Eddie Kramer served as engineer.
Led Zeppelin II was a commercial success, and was the band's first album to reach number one on charts in the UK and the US. The album's cover designer David Juniper was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package in 1970. On 15 November 1999, the album was certified 12× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales passing 12 million copies. Since its release, various writers and music critics have regularly cited Led Zeppelin II as one of the greatest and most influential albums of all time.
The album features a heavier and more blues-oriented sound than the band's debut album, Led Zeppelin. The album's opening track, "Whole Lotta Love", is a blues-rock anthem that has become one of the band's signature songs. Other notable tracks on the album include "The Lemon Song", "Thank You", and "Moby Dick".
Led Zeppelin II is a landmark album in the history of rock music. It was one of the first albums to successfully blend blues, rock, and heavy metal, and it helped to establish Led Zeppelin as one of the most important and influential bands of all time.
|Original Release: 1969.|
|This Release: 2014.|
|Catalog No: Atlantic 8122796640.|
|Size: 12" single vinyl record.|
|Additional: 180 grams.|