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Led Zeppelin to reissue albums with unreleased material

Written by admin on March 13, 2014 – 6:24 pm -

Led Zeppelin will release dozens of unreleased live and studio recordings, including a previously unheard song, as part of their upcoming reissue programme.

The song “La La”, recorded during the sessions for “Led Zeppelin II,” will be heard for the first time on the bonus disc accompanying the reissue of that classic album in June.

Led Zeppelin reissues

The reissue programme will cover all nine of Led Zeppelin’s studio albums, commencing with “Led Zeppelin,” “Led Zeppelin II,” and “Led Zeppelin III” on June 3.

Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, has remastered each of the band’s albums and gone through the vaults to identify rarities. Commenting on the discoveries, he says:

“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.”

All of the reissues will be available as single CDs, two-CD deluxe editions, single and deluxe edition vinyl LPs, and digital downloads. There will also be limited edition super deluxe boxed sets featuring the music on CD, vinyl and high-definition download, as well as a book and a high quality print of the album cover.

The bonus disc content for the first three reissues is as follows:

“Led Zeppelin” – Bonus Disc

The tracks were all recorded live at the Olympia in Paris on October 10, 1969. Seven were live versions of tracks featured on the debut album, and two (“Heartbreaker” and “Moby Dick”) would debut on “Led Zeppelin II”.

  • “Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown”
  • “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
  • “Heartbreaker”
  • “Dazed And Confused”
  • “White Summer/Black Mountain Side”
  • “You Shook Me”
  • “Moby Dick”
  • “How Many More Times”.

“Led Zeppelin II” – Bonus Disc

This disc features bonus alternate mixes of five tracks from the album, backing tracks to “Thank You” and “Living Loving Maid” and the previously unheard song “La La”.

  • “Whole Lotta Love”
  • “What Is And What Should Never Be”
  • “Thank You”
  • “Heartbreaker”
  • “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)”
  • “Ramble On”
  • “Moby Dick”
  • “La La”.

“Led Zeppelin III” – Bonus Disc

Fans will be treated to seven studio outtakes from the album, a medley of the blues classics “Keys To The Highway”/Trouble In Mind”, and the previously unheard instrumentals “Jennings Farm Blues” (a forerunner of “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp”), and “Bathroom Sound” (an instrumental version of “Out On The Tiles”).

  • “The Immigrant Song”
  • “Friends”
  • “Celebration Day”
  • “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
  • “Bathroom Sound”
  • “Gallows Pole”
  • “That’s The Way”
  • “Jennings Farm Blues”
  • “Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind”.

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