Having already established themselves as stars in America, Led Zeppelin trekked across the country playing shows in support of their debut album. And facing pressure to put out record #2 while they were already touring, the band did what few bands did back then – they did both at the same time.
That’s what amazes Carter Alan the most about Led Zeppelin II, which he discusses in the latest edition of Carter’s Catalog. The album was recorded at many different studios and during various times on the band’s tour, rather than within a single block of time at one location.’
Despite that approach, Led Zeppelin still managed to put out a cohesive record with some amazing songs on it, most notably “Whole Lotta Love”. It’s proof that they were just so good it didn’t matter how they recorded their music, just that they recorded it at all.
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- How Led Zeppelin Triumphed with Their Unusual Approach on “II”
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