The reissues, remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page, will be
launched on June 3 with deluxe editions of "Led Zeppelin", "Led
Zeppelin II" and "Led Zeppelin III". Each album will include a
second disc of unreleased music related to that album.
"The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the
time of the recording of Led Zeppelin," Page is quoted as saying
in a statement from the band.
"It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing
tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the
The companion audio for the band's 1969 debut album "Led
Zeppelin" features a previously unreleased performance recorded
in October of that year at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. The
nine-song set features seven tracks from the album, including a
15-minute version of "Dazed And Confused".
"Led Zeppelin II" features some of the band's most famous tracks
including "Ramble On" and "Heartbreaker" as well as "Whole Lotta
Love," a fixture in the pantheon of classic rock ‘n' roll songs.
Its companion audio contains alternate mixes of five songs from
the album, including "Whole Lotta Love", plus backing tracks to
"Thank You" and "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)," and
the previously unreleased track "La La."
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The nine tracks featured on the companion audio to "Led Zeppelin
III" include outtakes of songs from the album as well as three
previously unheard compositions: "Jennings Farm Blues", "Bathroom
Sound", and the band's take on the blues classics "Keys To The
Highway/Trouble In Mind."
Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995,
received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and a year
later was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm.
Founding members John Paul Jones, Page and Robert Plant — along with
Jason Bonham, the son of drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980, the
year the band broke up — gave a tribute concert at London's O2 Arena
in 2007 for the late Ahmet Ertegun, founder of the band's label,
Band members have since discounted the prospect of another reunion.
(Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)
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