Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Led Zeppelin IV reissue debuts in US Top 10

The expanded reissue of 1971’s “Led Zeppelin IV” has debuted at No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 album chart.

Billboard reports the album sold 35,000 copies in its opening week to land a Top 10 spot.

The project is joined by the reissue of 1973’s “Houses Of The Holy”, which opens at No. 12 in its first week with sales of 29,000.

Led Zeppelin had similar chart debuts in their native UK, with “IV” debuting at No. 6 and “Houses” at No. 14.

The band’s fourth album — which is officially untitled but is generally referred to as “Led Zeppelin IV” — features 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.

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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