Mothership

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Led Zeppelin's reunion for an Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert in November 2007 (pushed back a couple of weeks due to a finger injury Jimmy Page sustained during rehearsals) seemed like a spur of the moment thing -- but how spontaneous could it have been if it just happened to coincide with the release of an expanded The Song Remains the Same on both CD and DVD, the debut of their catalog as digital downloads, and the new two-disc compilation Mothership as a sampler of the whole shebang? Considering this full-scale, multi-prong assault -- which also included a new album by Robert Plant, after all -- it was probably not all that spontaneous. Such a precise attack ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Led Zeppelin's reunion for an Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert in November 2007 (pushed back a couple of weeks due to a finger injury Jimmy Page sustained during rehearsals) seemed like a spur of the moment thing -- but how spontaneous could it have been if it just happened to coincide with the release of an expanded The Song Remains the Same on both CD and DVD, the debut of their catalog as digital downloads, and the new two-disc compilation Mothership as a sampler of the whole shebang? Considering this full-scale, multi-prong assault -- which also included a new album by Robert Plant, after all -- it was probably not all that spontaneous. Such a precise attack suits this most mythic of classic rock groups, who always benefited from an enormous sense of scale. Weighing in at two discs and 24 tracks, Mothership has a sense of scale that the previous round of compilations -- the two-part Early Days & Latter Days, delivered in 1999 and 2000 respectively -- lacked, not just because it pushes these two phases together but because it is heavy on the heavy epics, emphasizing Zeppelin's sheer sonic ballast over either their lighter or more idiosyncratic moments. This effects the second disc more than the first, as the band started out heavy and expanded outward, and while it would have been nice if "Fool in the Rain" represented In Through the Out Door instead of "In the Evening," this is a minor quibble as Mothership hits the obvious high points without seeming perfunctory. And that, along with Page's new remastering, is the real selling point behind Mothership: as a compilation it is both gripping listening and a good introduction to this very album-oriented band, which is what makes it a welcome addition to their catalog. [The deluxe edition of Mothership contains a DVD with highlights from their eponymous live DVD -- it's a nice bonus but really, you'd be better off getting the full set.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227996154
  • Catalog Number: 313148
  • Sales rank: 19,938

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Led Zeppelin Primary Artist
Jimmy Page Guitar
Robert Plant Vocals
John Bonham Drums
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Memphis Minnie Composer
Jimmy Page Composer, Producer
Robert Plant Composer
John Paul Jones Composer
Anne Bredon Composer
John Bonham Composer
George Chkiantz Engineer
Glyn Johns Engineer
Keith Harwood Engineer
Andy Johns Engineer
Eddie Kramer Engineer
Leif Mases Engineer
Ron Nevison Engineer
David Fricke Liner Notes
Christian Rose Inlay Photography
Shepard Fairey Art Direction
John C.F. Davis Remastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    BEST ALBUM EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This, I would have say is my favorite album. It has all of Led Zeppelin's best songs which is my favorite band.I also enjoyed reading the little booklet included it was very informative. The DVD really kicks some royal booty. If you call your self a Led Zeppelin fan, or a rock fan,you NEED to buy Mothership!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Superb Remaster!

    I am a big Led-Zeppelin fan, and this compilation definitely caters to what I like. First of all, it contains many of their biggest hits. Secondly, the sound quality is outstanding! The clarity and detail would make the casual listener think that it was recorded in 2007 instead of many years prior. Thirdly, the liner notes tell an excellent and concise history of Led Zeppelin. Over all, this is a top quality remaster that all Led-Zeppelin fans should add to their collection.

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