Led Zeppelin Reissues To Feature Bonus Disc Of Alternate And Unreleased Tracks
Coming on June 3rd will be deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin’s first three albums: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III. The launch of the reissue program, which is being led by Jimmy Page, includes the band opening "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 albums are being issued in six different versions -- the Super Deluxe Box; Deluxe Edition; Deluxe Edition Vinyl; Single CD; Original Album Vinyl; and Digital Download.
Jimmy Page said in a statement announcing the first of the remasters: "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."
John Paul Jones told us that when he and John Bonham first connected as a rhythm section, he knew immediately that history would be made between them: "When I first played with Bonzo, I immediately knew. 'Cause there's a lot of guitarists, and there's a lot of singers. There are less bass players, and there aren't that many drummers -- who are really good. And when a rhythm section recognizes each other, when you find each other, you go, 'Wow! Right! OK!' And Bonzo and I immediately recognized each other as we knew what we were doing, and we clicked."
There's been no word yet as to when the next albums in the series will be released.