Best Led Zeppelin Box Sets

Led Zeppelin Box Sets

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The band Led Zeppelin has released numerous box sets since the band broke up in 1980.The initial release of their catalog on single CDs back in the mid nineteen eighties was met with initial disappoint by fans because the CDs featured very poor sound quality. However, since those first run CD issues in the eighties, the band has released every original album on CD multiple times with each new reissue featuring tremendously better sound. The latest remasters also featured bonus disks with rare tracks that have blown Led Zeppelin fan away. Nice work Jimmy Page!

Atlantic Records jumped on the box set craze in the early 1990’s with Led Zeppelin. The first box set issues of the Led Zeppelin material featured remastered audio and fantastic rare photos of the group. Atlantic Records has continued to mine the Led Zeppelin archives, releasing fantastic box sets of Led Zeppelin material presented in various formats. We have attempted to list some of the best Led Zeppelin Box Sets that we know Led Zeppelin fans would love.

Led Zeppelin Box Set 1990

The first box set released by Atlantic Records was issued in 1990. It featured 4 CDs of remastered Led Zeppelin tracks arranged in no particular order. It does not feature the entire catalog. The box set also featured a large LP sized booklet. This fantastic box set was issued on CD, Vinyl and Cassette. It has been out of print for many years now, but can still be found being sold on Amazon by third party sellers for pretty low prices. A great collectors item for Led Zeppelin fans if you get one that’s still sealed with the booklet.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Whole Lotta Love
  2. Heartbreaker
  3. Communication Breakdown
  4. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
  5. What Is And What Should Never Be
  6. Thank You
  7. I Can’t Quit You Baby
  8. Dazed And Confused
  9. Your Time Is Gonna Come
  10. Ramble On
  11. Travelling Riverside Blues
  12. Friends
  13. Celebration Day
  14. Hey Hey What Can I Do
  15. White Summer/Black Mountain Side

Disc: 2

  1. Black Dog
  2. Over The Hills And Far Away
  3. Immigrant Song
  4. The Battle Of Evermore
  5. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
  6. Tangerine
  7. Going To California
  8. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  9. D’yer Mak’er
  10. Gallows Pole
  11. Custard Pie
  12. Misty Mountain Hop
  13. Rock And Roll
  14. The Rain Song
  15. Stairway To Heaven

Disc: 3

  1. Kashmir
  2. Trampled Under Foot
  3. For Your Life
  4. No Quarter
  5. Dancing Days
  6. When The Levee Breaks
  7. Achilles Last Stand
  8. The Song Remains The Same
  9. Ten Years Gone
  10. In My Time Of Dying

Disc: 4

  1. In The Evening
  2. Candy Store Rock
  3. The Ocean
  4. Ozone Baby
  5. Houses Of The Holy
  6. Wearing And The Tearing
  7. Poor Tom
  8. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
  9. Fool In The Rain
  10. In The Light
  11. The Wanton Song
  12. Moby Dick/Bonzo’s Montreux
  13. I’m Gonna Crawl
  14. All My Love
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Led Zeppelin Box Set: Volume 2

If your brought the fist Led Zeppelin Box set and wanted to complete your collection of Led Zeppelin songs, the Vol. 2 Box set included all the songs from Led Zeppelin’s catalog that were not included on the first 4 CD box set. Many fans really liked the second box set because of the selection of the tracks and the unique track listing on both CDs

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The Complete Studio Recordings

One of our favorite box sets of all time was released in 1993. Housed in a cube sized box, the Complete studio Recordings contained all the band’s original studio albums released from 1969 to 1982. Included are: Led Zeppelin I (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), IV (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), Physical Graffitti (1975) (2CD), Presence (1976), In Through the Out Door (1979), and Coda (1982).  This collection did not include the Soundtrack album from The Song Remains the Same.

All the CD’s slid into little compartments into the cube sized box. It was a nice and neat compact way to house your Led Zeppelin collection.

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Led Zeppelin Definitive Collection Mini-LP Replica CDs boxed set

Well if you were disappointed in the 1993 box set because it lacked the Songs Remains the Same soundtrack, don’t despair, the 2008 import collection contained all 10 original Led Zeppelin issues. Although you will pay a much higher price for this one, it’s the ultimate complete Led Zeppelin Box Set collection.  Don;t you just love mini replicas?

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Led Zeppelin Mothership

If the Complete Studio Recordings is a bit much, than Led Zeppelin 2 CD Mothership may be the perfect greatest hits package the band ever released. Great packing and sound makes this a perfect cheap Led Zeppelin gift. Cool Cover!

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How The West Was Won

One of the greatest Live albums Led Zeppelin has ever released was a great surprise to Led Zeppelin fans when it was issued in 2003. A three CD set of live performances recorded at two shows on their 1972 concert tour of the United States.

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The Complete BBC Sessions (3CD) Box set

Our favorite Led Zeppelin box set , that is also one of our favorite all time box sets across all music genres. The power of the band’s early live performances are forever captured on this stunning 2016 reissue.

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Led Zeppelin Live DVD Box Set

Word’s could not describe how Led Zeppelin fans felt when this amazing live video collection was issued in 2003. Live video concert footage of Led Zeppelin, finally! For a band that is viewed by so many as the greatest rock and roll band of all time, there was particularly nothing released on video officially of the band’s live performances with the exception of the Song Remains The Same fame. This was the Holy Grail for Led Zeppelin fans. 

  • 2 DVD Box Set:
  • DVD 1:
  • Live at the Royal Albert Hall (1970)
  • 1969 – 3 titles from Danish Television (31 min Stereo)
  • 1969 – “Communication Breakdown” Promo – Paris (9 min Stereo)
  • 1969 – “Dazed And Confused” – Supershow (7 min Stereo)
  • DVD 2:
  • 1972 – Immigrant Song – Splodge Edit Live (4 min)
  • 1973 – Madison Square Garden – New York (24mn) – 4 titles not included in the film “The Song Remains The Same”
  • 1975 – Earl’s Court – London 49 min – 6 titles
  • 1979 – Knebworth – Angleterre 52 min – 7 titles
  • 1970 – NBC interview with the band (mono)
  • 1972 – Rock N’ Roll + interviews from Australian Television (4 min Stereo)
  • 1975 – Interview with Robert Plant – BBC Old Grey Whistle (4 min Stereo)
  • 2 clips : “Over The Hills” and “Travelling Riverside Blues” (4 min)
  • The DVD includes the few performances which were ever filmed during the band’s lifetime: London’s Royal Albert Hall, five-night run at London’s Earl Court, shows at England’s Knebworth Festival, and songs from New York’s Madison Square Garden.
  • The DVD Features include: Excerpts from Danish and French television performances, Australian television interviews with Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones, fan-shot bootleg performance of “Heartbreaker”, Behind the scenes footage of Knebworth, and an NBC interview with the band from 1970.Track-list:
    Disc 1
    We’re Gonna Groove / I Can’t Quit You Babe / Dazed And Confused / White Summer / What Is And What Should Never Be / The Ocean / How Many More Times / Moby Dick / Whole Lotta Love / Communication Breakdown / C’mon Everybody / Something Else / Bring It On HomeDisc 2
    Immigrant Song / Black Dog / Misty Mountain Hop / Since I’ve Been Loving You / Going To California / That’s The Way / Bron-Y-Aur Stomp / In My Time Of Dying / Trampled Underfoot / Stairway To Heaven / Rock And Roll / Nobody’s Fault But Mine / Sick Again / Achilles Last Stand / In The Evening / Kashmir / Whole Lotta Love

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Celebration Day

No one ever expected this reunion to happen. Thankfully, Atlantic Records captured the entire show and has released it on a spectacular multi CD and Blu Ray set. The sound and video is phenomenal on this one, There are multiple issues of Celebration Day but we highly recommend the box set with the Blu Ray’s included for the incredible video presentation of the Led Zeppelin reunion show in honor of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

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