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Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:35 pm

First Three Albums Newly Remastered With Previously Unreleased Companion Audio

March 13, 2014

First Three Albums Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page,
Each With An Additional Disc Of Previously Unreleased
Companion Audio


Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats,
Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available June 3

John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant came together in 1968 as Led Zeppelin. Over the next decade, the band would become one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, selling more than 300 million albums worldwide. Their songs are some of the most celebrated in rock ‘n’ roll history that, to this day, resonate with fans young and old around the globe. Still, no matter how many times you may have listened to their music, you’ve never heard Led Zeppelin like this before.

With the June 3 release of deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III, the band will launch an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely 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,” says Page. “It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time”

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III will each be available June 3 from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:

· Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
· Deluxe Edition (2CD) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
· Single LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail. (For example, III will feature the original wheel and die cut holes.)
· Deluxe Edition Vinyl – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
· Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
· Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:
o Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
o Companion audio on CD in card wallet.
o Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
o Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
o High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit. (Live tracks are 48kHz/24 bit).
o Hard bound, 70+ page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
o High quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
o Led Zeppelin will also include a replica of the band’s original Atlantic press kit.

The Led Zeppelin legend began in January of 1969 with the group’s eponymous debut. From the opening salvo of “Good Times Bad Times,” on through to “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” “Communication Breakdown,” and “Dazed And Confused,” the album introduced the band’s unmistakable sound and left an indelible mark on the music landscape. Led Zeppelin has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales over 10 million and was inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame in 2004.

The companion audio for Led Zeppelin features a previously unreleased performance recorded on October 10, 1969 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. The nine-song set features seven tracks from the album, including an epic 15-minute version of “Dazed And Confused,” as well as “Heartbreaker” and “Moby Dick,” which would debut on Led Zeppelin II later that month.

The band wrote and recorded nearly all of Led Zeppelin II while touring relentlessly to support its debut album. Incredibly, the album was released just seven months after Led Zeppelin in October of 1969. Led Zeppelin II features some of the band’s most beloved tracks including “Ramble On” and “Heartbreaker” as well as “Whole Lotta Love,” considered by many to be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time. The album is certified diamond by the RIAA with sales of over 12 million copies.

The Led Zeppelin II companion audio gives fans the first peek into the band’s recording sessions, with alternate mixes of five songs from the album, backing tracks to “Thank You” and “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman),” and the previously unreleased track “La La.”

Following the whirlwind success of their first two albums and near constant touring, Page and Plant took to the now famous Bron-Yr-Aur cottage in Wales in 1970 to start the early composition of Led Zeppelin III. They later convened with Bonham and Jones for rehearsals before entering London’s Olympic Studios to begin recording in May 1970. Fueled by classic tracks such as “Immigrant Song” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” the album soared to the top of charts worldwide upon its release in October of 1970 and has since been certified 6x platinum.

The nine tracks featured on Led Zeppelin III’s companion audio continue to offer a window into the band’s recording process with seven studio outtakes of songs from the album as well as three previously unheard compositions: “Jennings Farm Blues” (an instrumental forerunner of “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp”), “Bathroom Sound” (an instrumental version of “Out On The Tiles”), and their take on the blues classics “Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind.”

Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band 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 with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant – along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album

Led Zeppelin

Track Listing

1. “Good Times Bad Times”
2. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”
3. “You Shook Me”
4. “Dazed And Confused”
5. “Your Time Is Gonna Come”
6. “Black Mountain Side”
7. “Communication Breakdown”
8. “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
9. “How Many More Times”

Companion Audio Disc

Live At The Olympia – Paris, France
October 10, 1969

1. “Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown”
2. “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
3. “Heartbreaker”
4. “Dazed And Confused”
5. “White Summer/Black Mountain Side”
6. “You Shook Me”
7. “Moby Dick”
8. “How Many More Times”

Led Zeppelin II

Track Listing

1. “Whole Lotta Love”
2. “What Is And What Should Never Be”
3. “The Lemon Song”
4. “Thank You”
5. “Heartbreaker”
6. “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)”
7. “Ramble On”
8. “Moby Dick”

Companion Audio Disc

1. “Whole Lotta Love”
2. “What Is And What Should Never Be”
3. “Thank You”
4. “Heartbreaker”
5. “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)”
6. “Ramble On”
7. “Moby Dick”
8. “La La”
9. “Bring It On Home”

Led Zeppelin III

Track Listing

1. “Immigrant Song”
2. “Friends”
3. “Celebration Day”
4. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
5. “Out On The Tiles”
6. “Gallows Pole”
7. “Tangerine”
8. “That’s The Way”
9. “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp”
10. “Hats Off To (Roy) Harper”

Companion Audio Disc

1. “The Immigrant Song”
2. “Friends”
3. “Celebration Day”
4. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
5. “Bathroom Sound”
6. “Gallows Pole”
7. “That’s The Way”
8. “Jennings Farm Blues”
9. “Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind”

Source --> http://www.ledzeppelin.com/news/2014/03 ... nion-audio

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Can't wait to get these :smt023

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:55 am

Rich_TCB wrote:First Three Albums Newly Remastered With Previously Unreleased Companion Audio

March 13, 2014

First Three Albums Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page,
Each With An Additional Disc Of Previously Unreleased
Companion Audio


Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats,
Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available June 3

John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant came together in 1968 as Led Zeppelin. Over the next decade, the band would become one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, selling more than 300 million albums worldwide. Their songs are some of the most celebrated in rock ‘n’ roll history that, to this day, resonate with fans young and old around the globe. Still, no matter how many times you may have listened to their music, you’ve never heard Led Zeppelin like this before.

With the June 3 release of deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III, the band will launch an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely 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,” says Page. “It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time”

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III will each be available June 3 from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:

· Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
· Deluxe Edition (2CD) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
· Single LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail. (For example, III will feature the original wheel and die cut holes.)
· Deluxe Edition Vinyl – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
· Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
· Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:
o Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
o Companion audio on CD in card wallet.
o Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
o Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
o High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit. (Live tracks are 48kHz/24 bit).
o Hard bound, 70+ page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
o High quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
o Led Zeppelin will also include a replica of the band’s original Atlantic press kit.

The Led Zeppelin legend began in January of 1969 with the group’s eponymous debut. From the opening salvo of “Good Times Bad Times,” on through to “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” “Communication Breakdown,” and “Dazed And Confused,” the album introduced the band’s unmistakable sound and left an indelible mark on the music landscape. Led Zeppelin has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales over 10 million and was inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame in 2004.

The companion audio for Led Zeppelin features a previously unreleased performance recorded on October 10, 1969 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. The nine-song set features seven tracks from the album, including an epic 15-minute version of “Dazed And Confused,” as well as “Heartbreaker” and “Moby Dick,” which would debut on Led Zeppelin II later that month.

The band wrote and recorded nearly all of Led Zeppelin II while touring relentlessly to support its debut album. Incredibly, the album was released just seven months after Led Zeppelin in October of 1969. Led Zeppelin II features some of the band’s most beloved tracks including “Ramble On” and “Heartbreaker” as well as “Whole Lotta Love,” considered by many to be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time. The album is certified diamond by the RIAA with sales of over 12 million copies.

The Led Zeppelin II companion audio gives fans the first peek into the band’s recording sessions, with alternate mixes of five songs from the album, backing tracks to “Thank You” and “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman),” and the previously unreleased track “La La.”

Following the whirlwind success of their first two albums and near constant touring, Page and Plant took to the now famous Bron-Yr-Aur cottage in Wales in 1970 to start the early composition of Led Zeppelin III. They later convened with Bonham and Jones for rehearsals before entering London’s Olympic Studios to begin recording in May 1970. Fueled by classic tracks such as “Immigrant Song” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” the album soared to the top of charts worldwide upon its release in October of 1970 and has since been certified 6x platinum.

The nine tracks featured on Led Zeppelin III’s companion audio continue to offer a window into the band’s recording process with seven studio outtakes of songs from the album as well as three previously unheard compositions: “Jennings Farm Blues” (an instrumental forerunner of “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp”), “Bathroom Sound” (an instrumental version of “Out On The Tiles”), and their take on the blues classics “Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind.”

Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band 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 with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant – along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album

Led Zeppelin

Track Listing

1. “Good Times Bad Times”
2. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”
3. “You Shook Me”
4. “Dazed And Confused”
5. “Your Time Is Gonna Come”
6. “Black Mountain Side”
7. “Communication Breakdown”
8. “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
9. “How Many More Times”

Companion Audio Disc

Live At The Olympia – Paris, France
October 10, 1969

1. “Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown”
2. “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
3. “Heartbreaker”
4. “Dazed And Confused”
5. “White Summer/Black Mountain Side”
6. “You Shook Me”
7. “Moby Dick”
8. “How Many More Times”

Led Zeppelin II

Track Listing

1. “Whole Lotta Love”
2. “What Is And What Should Never Be”
3. “The Lemon Song”
4. “Thank You”
5. “Heartbreaker”
6. “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)”
7. “Ramble On”
8. “Moby Dick”

Companion Audio Disc

1. “Whole Lotta Love”
2. “What Is And What Should Never Be”
3. “Thank You”
4. “Heartbreaker”
5. “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)”
6. “Ramble On”
7. “Moby Dick”
8. “La La”
9. “Bring It On Home”

Led Zeppelin III

Track Listing

1. “Immigrant Song”
2. “Friends”
3. “Celebration Day”
4. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
5. “Out On The Tiles”
6. “Gallows Pole”
7. “Tangerine”
8. “That’s The Way”
9. “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp”
10. “Hats Off To (Roy) Harper”

Companion Audio Disc

1. “The Immigrant Song”
2. “Friends”
3. “Celebration Day”
4. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
5. “Bathroom Sound”
6. “Gallows Pole”
7. “That’s The Way”
8. “Jennings Farm Blues”
9. “Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind”

Source --> http://www.ledzeppelin.com/news/2014/03/13/first-three-albums-newly-remastered-previously-unreleased-companion-audio

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Can't wait to get these :smt023


Very cool indeed.

Did you know Zeppelin loved Elvis very, very much?

The "companion audio" is very enticing for those who have these albums in several formats already.

Any Zeppelin experts here who can reveal which of these rare tracks are new to disc?

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:09 am

I've heard these will sound WAY better than the 1993 remasters by George Marino.

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:44 pm

Here's the promo video for the "Led Zeppelin" Deluxe Edition -->


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Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:47 pm

Been looking forward to these since they were announced last year.

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:22 pm

I've got them pre-ordered. Man, this is a long wait!

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:06 pm

From the Led Zep Facebook page -->

"Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown (Live in Paris, 1969)" is now available for streaming on @spotify. Taken from the companion audio that will be released alongside the remastered album in June.

http://open.spotify.com/user/ledzeppeli ... APfhh66UBR

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Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown (Live in Paris, 1969) is now available as an instant download when you pre-order of Led Zeppelin (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/led-z ... mpt=uo%3D4

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:10 pm

Led Zeppelin unleash unheard recordings

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27113822

You can hear an excerpt of an alternate take of "Whole Lotta Love".

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:18 pm

Click below to hear an excerpt of "Keys To The Highway" from the BBC interview.


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Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Fri May 16, 2014 6:06 pm

Jimmy Page Previews 8 Previously Unheard Led Zeppelin Songs to New York Audience

https://music.yahoo.com/blogs/music-new ... 37491.html

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:03 am

If anyone was wanting an opinion on these releases, I picked up all three of them the other day and I highly recommend them.

I only bought the 1-disc version for each because that's all I really need. I've never been big on outtakes from any artist for the matter, and I did hear that the 1969 concert that comes with the debut album does not have very good audio at all.

However, the audio of the albums themselves are superb. There is a lot more clarity in everything, Robert Plant's voice stands out more, and there is just more oomph to everything. Very crisp and clear.

Go pick them up! Worth the price!

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:10 pm

Austin wrote:If anyone was wanting an opinion on these releases, I picked up all three of them the other day and I highly recommend them.

I only bought the 1-disc version for each because that's all I really need. I've never been big on outtakes from any artist for the matter, and I did hear that the 1969 concert that comes with the debut album does not have very good audio at all.

However, the audio of the albums themselves are superb. There is a lot more clarity in everything, Robert Plant's voice stands out more, and there is just more oomph to everything. Very crisp and clear.

Go pick them up! Worth the price!

Was the difference in price between the one and two disc versions so much that it was worth foregoing the second disc? I've bought the doubles, haven't played them yet, but the second discs were really the only reason why I got them. I was always more than happy with the sound on the two boxed sets of remasters done back in the 1990s, so without the outtakes these would have been pointless for me.

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:44 pm

The difference was about $6, which isn't much, but it kind of is when you're a poor college student like me.

You'll be even happier with the sound of these new remasters. Trust me.

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:14 pm

Austin wrote:The difference was about $6, which isn't much, but it kind of is when you're a poor college student like me.

Fair enough, I've been in that position before now. After I've played the discs I might wish I'd gone with the single editions myself.

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:12 pm

Mine will be delivered today. Can't wait to hear them.

Re: Led Zeppelin I, II, III - Reissues

Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:48 am

Amazing!!

All three albums charted on the Billboard top ten!