Led Zeppelin To Release Re-Mastered Albums
60s and 70s rock group Led Zeppelin will be releasing re-mastered versions of their first three classic albums ‘Led Zepplin’, ‘Led Zepplin II’ and ‘Led Zepplin III’. Each album will also come with an additional CD of previously unheard studio and live recordings.
The band have been spending time searching their archives for previously unreleased material to accompany their newly re-mastered albums. Guitarist Jimmy Page said, "The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording of Led Zeppelin. It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time."
Each companion disc includes unearthed material from the group’s heyday, including the Olympia in Paris show from October 10th 1969 in the ‘Led Zeppelin I’ package. ‘Led Zeppelin II’ and ‘Led Zeppelin III’ will feature work-in-progress versions of tracks such as the unreleased ‘LaLa’, giving fans an exciting insight into the group’s creative process between 1968 and 1970.
The group, whose other living members are John Paul Jones and Robert Plant, have sold over 300 million albums including 14 which reached the top ten. Their most successful single ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was released back in 1969 and again in 1997 when it reached no.20 in the UK. The news of the re-releases has sparked rumours that the band may hit the road again following their reunion gig in 2007 which saw Jason Bonham replace his late father John Bonham on drums.