Led Zeppelin will be releasing a yellow limited-edition 7″ single as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 21). It was produced by Jimmy Page, and it will come with a mix of “Rock and Roll” from the “Sunset Sound Mixes” for “Led Zeppelin IV”, and the “Olympic Sound Mix” of “Friends,” which removes the orchestration for “a true fly-on-the-wall feel from the band’s recording sessions for Led Zeppelin III at Headley Grange.”
As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, Led Zeppelin have teamed up with ReelArtPress to release an official illustrated book called “Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin” in October. You can pre-order that HERE, and read an official description below:
“‘Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin’ is the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band. Celebrating 50 years since their formation, it covers the group’s unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham on and offstage, in candid moments and in the recording studio. This definitive 368-page volume includes unseen photographs and artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.”
Led Zeppelin will be reissuing their 2003 live album “How the West Was Won” on March 23 to commemorate its 15th anniversary. The set, which has been remastered under the supervision of Jimmy Page, features the band’s June 25 and 27, 1972 shows at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena.
Here’s all the available formats:
* CD – Remastered audio on three CDs
* Vinyl – Remastered audio on four 180-gram vinyl LPs.
* Blu-Ray Audio – 96kHz/24 bit 5.1 (DTS-HD Master Audio Surround) and stereo mixes (PCM Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo).
* Streaming and Digital Download – Remastered audio.
* Super Deluxe Boxed Set
– Remastered audio on three CDs and four 180-gram vinyl LPs.
– DVD of album in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and PCM Stereo, plus photo gallery.
– High-def download card of all stereo audio content at 96kHz/24 bit.
– A book filled with rare and previously unpublished photos of the band at each of the concert locations, plus memorabilia and ephemera.
– High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
During a recent interview with DJ Kyle Meredith on Louisville, Kentucky’s 91.9 WFPK, Robert Plant was asked if he could ever see himself recording with Jimmy Page again. He responded be saying he has “no idea,” and that “it’s not even within [his] countenance to imagine it, really.” Meredith then mentioned how “near and dear to the hearts” Led Zeppelin are to fans, and said the following: “Me too — nobody more than me. But I don’t wanna do it a disservice either.” The last time Led Zeppelin performed together was in December 2007 at London’s O2 Arena.
As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, Led Zeppelin will be collaborating with ReelArtPress on an official illustrated book. Stay tuned for more details on that. This news comes after Jimmy Page previously said more surprises were in store as well.
In a new interview for the Academy Of Achievement, Jimmy Page revealed that Led Zeppelin will release something that hasn’t been heard before for their 50th anniversary. He said the following:
“There’ll be Led Zeppelin product coming out, for sure, that people haven’t heard, because I’m working on that. Next year will be the 50th year, so there’s all manner of surprises coming out.”
Led Zeppelin are streaming a previously unreleased song titled “Sunshine Woman,” via The Wall Street Journal. This song will be included on the band’s “The Complete BBC Sessions” release, which will be available on September 16. This effort will also feature live recordings made by BBC radio between 1969-1971 and alternate takes of “Dazed and Confused,” “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” and “You Shook Me.”
Click the LINK to go to the stream.