This chapter is dedicated to give a detailed description of the most
significant CD labels involved in publicing Led Zeppelin's ROIOs. It
contains not only professional labeled silvers, but also some professional
and CD-R labels which used to produce (or still do) CD-Rs. I excluded
many low budget labels and almost all of compilations, mostly due to
the fact they do not show important value for most of the collectors
and very often are reissues of material released.
I especially focused on many Japanese as most of them are priceless
for Zeppelin's collectors, because they contain material that hasn't
been published before and was rarely (or never) reissued on other albums.
The most significant of them is EV which has published many worth-getting
titles. The interest that they arouse is caused not only by the unique
music material they contain, but also by the most beautiful cover designs.
Especially Tarantura (and their successor, T2K) and Empress Valley may
be praised for having published many tapes that are really hard to find
or are rarely reissued. However, there's also some criticism around
them as quite often these labels also using heavy mastering, making
their titles overdone.
Due to extreme amount of variety, I have decided to link most of the
labels to an excellent Bootledz
site, where complete and detailed discographies can be found. In some
other cases I am using Discogs
databases. You may also want to browse AirRaid
site. However, their discographies aren't much detailed and this site
is focused heavily on newest releases from the Far East only.
Click the label that you are interested in and try to choose the title
you are looking for while browsing the subpage: