Cardboard sleeve reissue box set from Led Zeppelin featuring all ten albums of the “Led Zeppelin 40th Anniversary SHM-CD Cardboard Sleeve Reissue Series” in the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD players), advanced cardboard sleeve replicas of the original UK E-style album jackets, plus six bonus cardboard sleeves including five alternate jackets for “In Through The Out Door” and one alternate jacket for “Led Zepplin I” utilizing the original ink.
The high quality SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies’ research into LCD display manufacturing, SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc, allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.
The Japanese SHM format has been hotly debated over the net and in magazines. Some people cannot hear any difference and others swear that the sound is the best ever.
This set was a very expensive Japanese import. But now Warners have imported limited amounts into Europe and the USA at a much more affordable price.
This is the first time that the real UK sleeves have been given the mini album sleeve treatment.