A previously unreleased track from the first batch of Led Zeppelin remasters is available for download today (April 15th). Rolling Stone premiered the medley of "Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown" from October 10th, 1969 at Paris’ Olympia Theatre, with the legendary show finally seeing official release as part of the band’s 1969 self-titled debut. Expanded and remastered versions of the band’s first three albums -- Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III -- will be released on June 3rd.
In a statement for the set, Jimmy Page spoke about the Paris show, recalling, "This is how we started off the set at Olympia. And you can just feel the energy on this. It's wild, but it's contained." John Paul Jones said: "These were usually openers 'cause they made you sit up. Concise and hard-hitting."
Robert Plant claimed "Communication Breakdown" was his "tip of the hat to the land of Eddie Cochran, the late-‘50s rock n’ roll. But it was supercharged by absolute powerhouse playing. 'Good Times Bad Times' is the nearest thing you’d ever come to a sort of rock ditty. I mean, how did I know about the 'days of my youth I was told what it means to be a man' and all that stuff? It’s almost Tin Pan Alley, but played brilliantly. And Bonzo’s bass drum work. They were just really vigorous, joyous, uncomplicated pieces of music, which were great fun."