Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Led Zeppelin reissues enter UK charts

The latest album reissues from Led Zeppelin have entered the UK charts just three days following their release on Monday.

The Official Charts Company reports the expanded version of 1971’s “Led Zeppelin IV” landed at No. 4 in the midweek ranking, while 1973’s “Houses Of The Holy” enters at No. 7.

The full weekly chart will be published on Sunday.

Released in November 1971, the album — which is officially untitled but is generally referred to as “Led Zeppelin IV” — featured anthems such as "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Black Dog" and "When The Levee Breaks". The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999 and has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA.

Released in March of 1973, "Houses Of The Holy" features "The Song Remains The Same" and "No Quarter" while showcasing the continuing evolution of the band's signature sound with the reggae-tinged "D'yer Mak'er" and the funk jam "The Crunge". The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies.

Led Zeppelin kicked off their reissue series in June with the release of expanded editions of the band’s first three albums – “Led Zeppelin I”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III” – each with a companion disc of bonus material.

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