Led Zeppelin Win Ultimate Classic Rock Award for Reissue of the Year
Given the size and scope of the reissues, as well as Led Zeppelin’s monolithic standing among classic-rock lovers, it’s surprising that this was the most hotly contested category of this year’s awards. Led Zeppelin earned 32.4 percent of the vote, the only category in which a winner did not receive at least 40 percent. Second place was a virtual dogfight, with the 40th Anniversary set of Rush’s 1974 debut (13.8 percent) barely edging out the Beatles' ’The U.S. Albums’ box (13.21 percent). You can see the complete poll results below.
Remastered by Jimmy Page, each of Zeppelin's reissues were released in a variety of formats, including a Super Deluxe Edition that added a bonus disc of alternate mixes and outtakes, a vinyl copy, a hardcover book and album-cover artwork. The first three albums arrived in June, with ‘IV’ and ‘Houses of the Holy’ hitting shelves in October. And with the rest of the catalog still to come, beginning with ‘Physical Graffiti’ on Feb. 24, Zeppelin will undoubtedly qualify for this same award next year.
Congratulations to Led Zeppelin on winning Reissue of the Year at the Ultimate Classic Rock Awards!
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