Japan mini-LP CDs are official audiophile releases manufactured in Japan under license. CDs made in Japan are superior in nearly every way to those from other countries.. The superb mastering (often 20 Bit, 24 Bit, K2, DSD, K2HD, or HDCD) and resultant sound quality is excellent. The Japanese packaging of classic albums in cardboard sleeve miniature is very fine. These mini-LPs endeavor to be precise miniaturizations of the first pressings of the 12\" LPs. Usually everything that was present in the original LP is included, such as gatefolds, booklets, lyric sheets, posters, printed CD sleeves, stickers, embosses, special paper or inks, and die cuts. In nearly all mini-LP releases a detail sheet is included, and although the text may be in Japanese, the insert will often include the lyrics in English, which is a big plus if the original LP did not include a lyric sheet. Japan promotional strips, also called “obi,” or stickers are usually included with the package as a way of advertising the CD to the Japanese buying public and includes considerable information, such as release date, catalog number, and mastering. Limited edition extra promotional obis are sometimes added by the distributor.
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Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin II
Hey, man, I take it all back! This is one fucking heavyweight of the album! OK—I\'ll concede that until you\'ve listened to the album eight hundred times, as I have, it seems as if it\'s just one especially heavy song extended over the space of two whole sides. But, hey! you\'ve got to admit that the Zeppelin has their distinctive and enchanting formula down stone-cold, man. Like you get the impression they could do it in their sleep.
And who can deny that Jimmy Page is the absolute number-one heaviest white blues guitarist between 5\'4\" and 5\'8\" in the world?? Shit, man, on this album he further demonstrates that he could absolutely fucking shut down any whitebluesman alive, and with one fucking hand tied behind his back too.
\"Whole Lotta Love,\" which opens the album, has to be the heaviest thing I\'ve run across (or, more accurately, that\'s run across me) since \"Parchmant Farm\" on Vincebus Eruptum. Like I listened to the break (Jimmy wrenching some simply indescribable sounds out of his axe while your stereo goes ape-shit) on some heavy Vietnamese weed and very nearly had my mind blown.
Hey, I know what you\'re thinking. \"That\'s not very objective.\" But dig: I also listened to it on mescaline, some old Romilar, novocain, and ground up Fusion, and it was just as mind-boggling as before. I must admit I haven\'t listened to it straight yet—I don\'t think a group this heavy is best enjoyed that way.
Anyhow . . . Robert Plant, who is rumored to sing some notes on this record that only dogs can hear, demonstrates his heaviness on \"The Lemon Song.\" When he yells \"Shake me \'til the juice runs down my leg,\" you can\'t help but flash on the fact that the lemon is a cleverly-disguised phallic metaphor. Cunning Rob, sticking all this eroticism in between the lines just like his blues-beltin\' ancestors! And then (then) there\'s \"Moby Dick,\" which will be for John Bonham what \"Toad\" has been for Baker. John demonstrates on this track that had he half a mind he could shut down Baker even without sticks, as most of his intriguing solo is done with bare hands.
The album ends with a far-out blues number called \"Bring It On Home,\" during which Rob contributes some very convincing moaning and harp-playing, and sings \"Wadge da train roll down da track.\" Who said that white men couldn\'t sing blues? I mean, like, who?
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 Whole Lotta Love [00:05:35]
 What Is And What Should Never Be [00:04:45]
 The Lemon Song [00:06:19]
 Thank You [00:04:49]
 Heartbreaker [00:04:14]
 Living Loving Maid (She\'s Just A Woman) [00:02:29]
 Ramble On [00:04:24]
 Moby Dick [00:04:20]
 Bring It On Home [00:04:21]