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On this day in music history: March 28, 1973 - “Houses Of The Holy”, the fifth album by Led Zeppelin is released. Produced by Jimmy Page, it is recorded at Stargroves and Headley Grange w/ The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, Island Studios in London and Electric Lady Studios in New York City from January - August 1972. It will be the bands’ most stylistically diverse album to date, shifting from its mainly blues musical base and exploring other music that has influenced them. It will be the first Zeppelin album to feature material written entirely by the band, with the production becoming more multi-layered and complex. When it comes time to choose what songs will make the final running order, band will ironically decide that the title track does not fit in well with the rest of the album and will be included on the follow up release “Physical Graffiti” in March of 1975. The album’s cover artwork is designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, featuring a collage of several photos taken at Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland over a ten day period. The children featured on the cover are brother and sister Stefan and Samantha Gates. The photos are originally shot in black and white and are color tinted after they have been processed. The process to create the cover will be an arduous one, but in the end will garner a Grammy nomination for Best Album Package. It will be another major success for the band, spinning off two singles including “D’yer Mak’er” (#20 Pop) and “Over The Hills And Far Away” (#51 Pop). In October of 2014, the album is remastered and reissued on vinyl, CD, and high definition digital downloads, with additional bonus tracks featured on the deluxe editions. The reissues also include a Super Deluxe boxed edition that features all of the audio configurations, a numbered lithograph of the album cover artwork, and a hardbound book featuring many previously unpublished photos and memorabilia associated with the original release. “Houses Of The Holy” will spend two weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 11x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.