Jimmy Page Sheds Light On Revamping Led Zeppelin Catalogue
Spotify subscribers can rest easy -- the entire Led Zeppelin catalogue is now available for streaming. Zeppelin, along with other high profile artists -- including the Beatles, AC/DC, and Peter Gabriel -- have long balked at allowing the site to stream their albums. No sooner have the last bunch of Zeppelin albums hit the site, that Spotify will soon have to gear up for Zeppelin's newly revamped albums, with Jimmy Page telling Mojo, that's he just wrapped work on overhauling the Zeppelin catalogue -- including previously unreleased songs and unheard alternate tracks.
Page explained, "I’ve done my bit. Technology has moved on since the last set of remasters and you can hear the difference in these new versions. They’re quite something. Obviously there’s not that much material that we could add from the first two albums, but from Led Zeppelin III there is." There's been no timetable announced for the new Zep remasters starting to roll out.
Out now is the new Robert Plant biography, titled, Robert Plant: A Life, by former Q magazine and Kerrang! editor, Paul Rees. Rees chronicles Plant's life both on and off the stage during his time fronting Led Zeppelin and beyond.
Paul Rees told us what exactly sets Robert Plant apart from his peers in terms of having that rare "third act" in rock: "You don't have to like every bit of music he's made since Led Zeppelin, but he continues to make interesting music. I think Raising Sand -- the record he did, obviously, with Alison Krauss -- is as good as anything he's done. And I think that makes him a great rarity.
There's an awful lot of biographies, autobiographies of people of his generation where it sort of stops around the mid-'70s in terms of what they did musically. They stopped making great music. And it becomes this round of going on tour and doing the hits and there's really not a lot to talk about -- and he doesn't do that."