Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two

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Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two
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Type compilation album
Artist Led Zeppelin
Release Date 21 March 2000 (US)
21 March 2000 (UK)
Recorded May 1972 - December 1978 at various studios.
Mastered at Sterling Sounds, New York.
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, folk rock, rock
Language English
Length 64 minutes 36 seconds
Label Atlantic Records
Catalogue Atlantic 83278-2 (US)
Atlantic 7567-83278-2 (UK)
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer George Marino

Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two is a single compilation release (One compact disc or double vinyl album) by English rock group Led Zeppelin, issued by Atlantic Records on 21 March 2000.

It features a total of 11 tracks selected by Jimmy Page, to highlight the band's later career from 1973 through to 1979. As an added bonus, the CD format is enhanced with the addition of a promotional music video, 'Kashmir'. This video contains a combined footage recorded on the evenings of 24 and 25 May 1975, in Earls Court Arena, London. The footage used was the same as the one projected on the giant Ediphor screen at the venue,[1] and synced to the remastered track. Footage of 'Kashmir' was also added to the Led Zeppelin DVD in 2003.

The album debuted at number 81 on the Billboard's 200 Albums chart, and charted for a total of twenty-six weeks. It was preceded by Early Days (1999), rounding out the best of the band's catalogue. Both Early Days and Latter Days were later combined into the Early Days and Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volumes One and Two (2002) CD only box set.

Track list

Album information

2000 Track listing:

  • Disc 1:
  1. 'The Song Remains the Same' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) - 5:28
  2. 'No Quarter' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) - 6:59
  3. 'Houses of the Holy' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) - 4:01
  4. 'Trampled Under Foot' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) - 5:35
  5. 'Kashmir' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham) - 8:31
  6. 'Ten Years Gone' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) - 4:22
  7. 'Achilles Last Stand' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) - 10:22
  8. 'Nobody's Fault but Mine' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) - 6:27
  9. 'All My Love' (Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) - 5:53
  10. 'In the Evening' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) - 6:49
  • Video 'Kashmir' - 8:31

Chart performance

Chart (2000) Peak position
German Albums Chart[2] 71
UK Albums Chart[3] 40
US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart[4] 81
US Billboard Top Internet Albums[5] 6

Certification history

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold 19 April 2004
RIAA – USA Platinum 19 April 2004

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, electronic effects, backing vocals, producer, remastering, digital remastering
    • Robert Plant – vocals, harmonica
    • John Paul Jones – bass guitar, keyboards, piano, bass pedals, backing vocals
    • John Bonham - drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Production:
    • Peter Grant – executive producer on original recordings
    • George Marino - remastering engineer [Sterling Sound, New York]
    • Andie Airfix - art direction and design
    • Ross Halfin - photography research
    • M. Dubra - photographic collage
    • Yves Beauvais - boxed set production

Notes

  1. Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (2005). Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, Revised. London: Omnibus Press, 44. ISBN 1-84449-659-7. 
  2. Top 100 Albums - March 2000. musicline.de. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  3. Top 100 Albums - 1 April 2000. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  4. Billboard.com Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Vol. 2 - 8 April 2000. Billboard. Retrieved on 2008-12-03.
  5. Top Internet Albums - 8 April 2000. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.