Album of the Day: Led Zeppelin ’II’

Album of the Day: Led Zeppelin ’II’

Posted 25 Aug 2022
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Led Zeppelin circa 1969. Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage/Getty Images.

We’re looking back at Led Zeppelin’s 1969 album Led Zeppelin II - a standard-setting landmark of heavy metal. 


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'Led Zeppelin II'

Led Zeppelin's second album was created, appropriately enough, on the fly – it was written and recorded (in studios of varying quality) during multiple U.S./European tours in 1969. As a singer and lyricist, Robert Plant was growing by leaps and bounds, guitarist Jimmy Page was coming into his own as a producer, and the powerful rhythm section of John Paul Jones and John Bonham helped make Led Zeppelin II the band's heaviest album. As on their debut, the blues influence is undeniable on such tracks as Whole Lotta Love and Heartbreaker, but the acoustic-flavored Ramble On was one indication that the U.K. quartet was looking well beyond Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf. 

On original release, the collection became the group's first No.1 album, and Led Zeppelin II remains a heavy metal landmark.

Led Zeppelin | ‘Whole Lotta Love’

Led Zeppelin | ‘Heartbreaker’

Led Zeppelin | ‘Ramble On’


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