Not 2007 Version But Better
Although this compilation was released in 2007, using the 1993 remasters, the version now on iTunes has been quietly updated to include songs from the 2014 and 2015 remastering of all the Zeppelin albums. The version previously available on iTunes did contain the 1993 remasters. I have it, as it was included on a digital only collection, The Complete Led Zeppelin, which is no longer available.
"Nobody's Fault But Mine", for example, now clocks in at 6:28, consistent with the version found on the 2015 remaster of "Presence". The previous "Mothership" version clocked in at 6:17, which is consistent with the 1993 version of "Presence".
Also, tracks 1-4, from the first album, use the 2014 remaster from that same album, as the left and right stereo channels are reversed. This was done on the entire 1993 version of the first album and not corrected until the 2014 version. Note, the 2014 version is consistent with the original vinyl and CD.
Given that the iTunes version of "Mothership" now uses remasters from the 2014 and 2015 remastered versions, it is without doubt the definitive introduction to Led Zeppelin for anyone not familiar with their music. These 24 songs sound tremendous and represent the most well known Zeppelin music in the commercial sphere. Granted, those of us who have been Zeppelin fans for years know everything and regard all of it similarly.
For casuals? Sure. For audiophiles? Stay away.
One of my favorite albums, in fact I think this is one of the best albums, period.
But this version has a serious case of compression, even the one on Youtube sounds better. I would recommend audiophiles get this album from somewhere else. But if you're just popping in some of those cheapo earbuds apple gave you- sure why not.
It’s 24 Led Zeppelin songs, enough said.
Led Zep is the best
Led Zeppelin is not to be compared
Led Zeppelin is one of (if not the best) band out there, and no one can say otherwise.
This is the only LZ song I do not have and will not DL it. Ever. There's a reason for it. Going to California? Fav tune.
I can,t believe they did not include Going to California
Hammer of the God's
Pure rock and roll, I highly recommend.
The greatest mix
By The Dude 😎👍
Led Zeppelin, a band of a mix of rock and hard rock
Zeppelin IS the greatest of ALL early hard rock bands. While there are many contenders like Cream, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Blue Oyster Cult, LZ holds the title of Number One. MOTHERSHIP, while missing some important and spectacular tracks, is an excellent collection of tunes if one is trying to educate a younger listener to the roots of modern metal. Just like the older generation (of which I am one) looks to the pioneers of Rock and Roll (like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, etc) as influencing the Beatles, Stones, and The Who, Led Zeppelin shares the same relationship with bands like Metallica through Tool to Queens Of The Stone Age. This might be an incomplete representation of Zeppelin's work, but it is a very good sampling to show today's generation of metal listeners where "their" music was born.