Led Zeppelin is the debut album of English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded in October 1968 at Olympic Studios in London and released on Atlantic Records on 12 January 1969. The album featured integral contributions from each of the group's four musicians and established Led Zeppelin's fusion of blues and rock.
Led Zeppelin II is the second studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in October 1969 on Atlantic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at several locations in the United Kingdom and North America from January to August 1969. Production was entirely credited to lead guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Page, while it also served as Led Zeppelin's first album to utilise the recording techniques of engineer Eddie Kramer.
Led Zeppelin III is the third album by English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded between January and July 1970 and was released on 5 October 1970 by Atlantic Records. Composed largely at a remote cottage in Wales known as Bron-Yr-Aur, this work represented a maturing of the band's music towards a greater emphasis on folk and acoustic sounds. This surprised many fans and critics, and upon its release the album received rather indifferent reviews.
The untitled fourth album by English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on 8 November 1971. No official title is printed on the album, but it is generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, following the naming standard used by the band's first three studio albums. The album has alternatively been referred to as Four Symbols,, The Fourth Album, Sticks, ZoSo, Untitled, The Hermit, Runes, or simply, IV. Zoso is also the moniker for the band's guitarist Jimmy Page.
Houses of the Holy is the fifth album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 28 March 1973. The album title is a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "Houses of the Holy. " It was the first Led Zeppelin album to not be, at least unofficially, titled after the band, and was also the first of the band's albums to be composed of completely original material.
To Venus and Back, the fifth album released by singer and songwriter Tori Amos, is a two-disc album set including a studio album and a live album. The first disc, titled Venus: Orbiting, features eleven original songs that finds Amos experimenting heavily in electronica. It spawned the singles "Bliss" (August 1999), "1000 Oceans" (August 1999), "Glory of the 80's" (Europe only, November 1999), and "Concertina" (U.S. only, February 2000).
From the Choirgirl Hotel is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Tori Amos. A departure from her previous albums, it was more heavily produced and a very radio-friendly project featuring a full rock band sound (instead of Amos' usual minimalist piano sound). Upon its release in May 1998, the album debuted at US #5 and UK #6.
Strange Little Girls is a concept album released by singer-songwriter Tori Amos in 2001. The album's twelve tracks are covers of songs written and originally performed by men, reinterpreted by Amos from a female's point of view. Amos created female personae for each track (one song featured twins) and was photographed as each, with makeup done by Kevyn Aucoin.
Boys for Pele is the third studio album by American singer and song-writer Tori Amos. Preceded by the first single, "Caught a Lite Sneeze", by three weeks, the album was released on 22 January 1996, in the United Kingdom and on 23 January, in the United States.
Slave to the Grind is Skid Row's second album, released on June 11, 1991. Slave to the Grind is notable for being the first heavy metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 during the SoundScan era, and many other metal albums followed, such as The Black Album by Metallica, and Far Beyond Driven by Pantera. Although it hit first in the SoundScan era, it only sold just over 4 million albums worldwide as of the end of 1996.
Under the Pink is the second solo album by singer-songwriter Tori Amos. Upon its release in January 1994, the album peaked at US # 12 and on the back of the hit single "Cornflake Girl", the album debuted at UK # 1, her highest-charting UK album debut to date. This album was included in Blender magazine's list of 500 CDs You Must Own. A special double-disc edition was released exclusively in Australia and New Zealand, titled More Pink: The B-Sides.
Subhuman Race is the third full-length album (not counting the B-Side Ourselves EP) by the New Jersey metal band Skid Row. It was released on March 28, 1995, and shows the band moving from their original metal sound to one more influenced by alternative metal, with hints of Anthrax, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, while retaining the Guns N' Roses-style hard rock aesthetic on which they based their sound.
Skid Row is the debut album from the American heavy metal band Skid Row, released on January 24, 1989. The album is certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA. The album spawned the top 10 singles "18 and Life" and "I Remember You" and the Mainstream rock hit "Youth Gone Wild". It is the band's most commercially successful album. It went on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide, including 5 million in the United States alone.
Exile on Main St. is the tenth studio album by English rock band The Rolling Stones. It was released as a double LP in 1972 and drew on influences from rock & roll, blues, country and soul. Initially "Exile" was greeted with lukewarm reviews, but is now widely considered among the band's finest work and one of the defining masterpieces of the rock era.
Out of the Cellar is the breakthrough album by glam metal band Ratt, released in 1984. Produced by Beau Hill, the album features their best-known hit, "Round and Round", and other hits such as "Wanted Man", "Back for More" (the song was originally on the Ratt EP), and "Lack of Communication". "Back For More" was originally written by "Stephen Pearcy" and Matt Thorne AKA "Matt Thorr", although Thorne wasn't credited for the song till the 2005 album Rat Attack "Round and Round Greatest Hits".
Back in Black is a hard rock album by Australian band AC/DC. It is the seventh Australian and sixth internationally released studio album by the band. Released on 25 July 1980, Back in Black was the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott, who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33, and was dedicated to him.
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You is the breakthrough album by Aretha Franklin, released on March 10, 1967. It established Aretha as a superstar and a major force in the recording industry. The album, along with her signature song, "Respect", were chart-topping hits upon their initial release.
Lady Soul is an album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1968. The album was her second R&B chart-topper, the follow-up to "Aretha Arrives" and included some of her biggest hit singles, "Chain of Fools" (#2 Pop), and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (#8 Pop), and "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" (#5 Pop). It eventually sold over a million copies in the United States alone. The album was reissued on Rhino Records in the early 1990s.
Young, Gifted and Black is a Top 10 Gold-certified album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1972. It takes its title from the Nina Simone song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", which is the record's title track. Young, Gifted and Black won Aretha a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named it the 76th greatest album of all time.
AWB is an album by Scottish funk band Average White Band, released in August 1974. An enormous best-seller, AWB was the Average White Band's breakthrough record, stunning many listeners with its soul and funk coming from a Scottish band. AWB topped Billboard's Pop Albums and Black Albums charts. A 2004 expanded re-issue from Sony/Columbia in the UK includes a bonus CD with several demo session recordings made before the group joined Atlantic Records – taken from the so-called 'clover sessions'
Green Onions is the debut album by Booker T. & the M.G. 's, released on Stax Records in October of 1962. It reached number 33 on the Pop Albums chart in the month of its release. The title single was a huge hit worldwide which has been covered by dozens of artists, including The Blues Brothers, The Ventures, Al Kooper, The Shadows, Mongo Santamaria, Count Basie and many others. Three previous Stax LPs - two by Mar-Keys, one by Carla Thomas - had been issued on Atlantic Records.
Vapor Trails is the seventeenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, produced by Paul Northfield and released in May 2002. The release of Vapor Trails marked the first studio album for the band in six years (since Test for Echo in 1996) due to events that befell drummer Neil Peart in the late 90's.
How the West Was Won is a triple live album by English rock group Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on Compact Disc on 27 May 2003, and DVD-Audio on 7 October 2003. These original performances are from the band's 1972 concert tour of the United States, recorded at the L.A. Forum on 25 June 1972 and Long Beach Arena on 27 June 1972. Guitarist Jimmy Page considers Led Zeppelin at this point to have been at their artistic peak, as is mentioned in the album's liner notes.