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  • Summary: The release of the debut album from the British rock band was reissued and remastered with deluxe versions including a disc of live tracks from its October 1969 concert in Paris.
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  1. Jun 5, 2014
    100
    Although the album isn't as varied as some of their later efforts, it nevertheless marked a significant turning point in the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal.... Zeppelin never felt this nervy again: they harnessed their majesty and knew how to deploy it, but here it still seems like they weren't quite sure of their limits, which is why it's a particularly exciting bonus disc [a concert given at the Olympia in Paris in 1969].
  2. 100
    Little more needs to be emphasized about the lasting importance of these prototypes other than this third reissue tweaks the sound with Page’s new remastering revealing nuances in the playing and arrangements that further enhance their already substantial historical cachet.
  3. Q Magazine
    Jun 19, 2014
    100
    Upgrading previous remasterings, Page's personal touch brings out even more detail.... Each album's companion disc supplies both pleasure and an education. [Jul 2014, p.120]
  4. 91
    Led Zeppelin I is a fantastic glimpse into the time capsule, a standing testament to rock pageantry.
  5. Jun 5, 2014
    90
    Made and issued between the falls of 1968 and 1970, the original LPs mark Zeppelin's rapid progression out of British R&B and psychedelia into a crushing-riff rock of unprecedented dynamic range, embedded with details from Fifties rockabilly and Celtic and Appalachian folk, blown open with volcanic improvising.
  6. Jul 17, 2014
    89
    The fearsome foursome's eponymous, 1969 debut pairs its volcanic blues and folk with a raw performance from that same year in Paris.
  7. Jun 19, 2014
    73
    From a purely sonic standpoint, these new versions are impossible to disregard.... The deluxe edition bonus material is more hit-or-miss. Since the Led Zeppelin vaults had basically already been emptied, Page tosses in a bonus Paris live show from 1969; the eight-track set has already circulated as a bootleg for years, and it remains inessential.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Sep 6, 2015
    10
    O melhor álbum de estreia de todos os tempos. Possui faixar pesadas como "Good Times Bad Times" e faixas viajantes como "Babe, I'm Gonna LeaveO melhor álbum de estreia de todos os tempos. Possui faixar pesadas como "Good Times Bad Times" e faixas viajantes como "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You". Eu amo tanto esse albúm, wow. Expand
  2. Feb 9, 2016
    10
    My second favourite album of all time after The Beatles' Abbey Road, honestly. Songs like Dazed And Confused, You Shook Me, How Many MoreMy second favourite album of all time after The Beatles' Abbey Road, honestly. Songs like Dazed And Confused, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown... ALL of them are flawless. In my opinion, this is Led Zep's best album (sorry, IV). Fully recommended. Expand
  3. Jul 12, 2018
    10
    Excellent album by an exceptional band, why not the best band of all time. Four incredible musician with a immeasurable empathy playing. PageExcellent album by an exceptional band, why not the best band of all time. Four incredible musician with a immeasurable empathy playing. Page and his creativity and feeling playing, Bonhan with his unquestionable talent and aggressive playing drums, Plant with his powerful voice and Jones with all his musical erudition adding many arrangements to the album with beautiful piano pulsating basslines. LZI is heavy, bluesy, technical, aggressive, intense, full-of-energy and many another adjectives which still won't express the marvelous that this album is.
    About the re-issue extra material, the only one that shows a decent stuff without taking money giving the same album twice, as in posteriors re-releases. It Gives Zeppelin playing in Paris in a quite interesting performance. Not their best shows, but it has a lot of energy that band has performing.
    The most worthwhile band's reissue about material. [11/10 for the album, 8/10 for the extra material]
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  4. Feb 3, 2020
    10
    The giant step for rock and for all world music. This album is interesting when you listen to it for the first time, but it is also awesomeThe giant step for rock and for all world music. This album is interesting when you listen to it for the first time, but it is also awesome when you listen to it for the twentieth time. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2019
    10
    Raw and powerful. An amazing debut album. Out of the 8 studio albums I would place this one 5th.
  6. Aug 27, 2017
    9
    un album qu'il est bienun album qu'il est bien . Expand