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LATEST LED ZEPPELIN DELUXE REISSUES COMING IN OCTOBER

7/30/2014

Coming on October 28th will be the second set of deluxe Led Zeppelin reissues. The Jimmy Page-remastered editions of 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV and 1973’s Houses Of The Holy will both be released with previously unreleased audio content in a variety of packages -- including a limited edition “Super Deluxe” box set.

 

When we last caught up with Jimmy Page, he credited the acoustics of Headley Grange, the legendary English manor where the band lived while recording parts of Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses Of The Holy, and Physical Graffiti for helping the band develop their studio sound. Page feels that Zeppelin's time recording at Headley Grange brought out the best in every one of them: "As far as Led Zeppelin, it was a really important time to go to this house and live there, and it's a residential recording facility, if you like, with this recording truck outside and as far as I was concerned, I knew that if we got together under those circumstances, we were going to produce some amazing work, and of course we did. It's the fourth album, quite an amount from the Houses Of The Holy album, and of course, Physical Graffiti -- 'Kashmir' was done there, as well."

The Super Deluxe Edition box for both albums feature:

  • Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve
  • Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art
  • Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing
  • Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art
  • High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit
  • Hard bound, 80 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia
  • High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered

The tracklist to Led Zeppelin IV is:

Disc One:

“Black Dog”
“Rock And Roll”
“The Battle of Evermore”
“Stairway To Heaven”
“Misty Mountain Hop”
“Four Sticks”
“Going To California”
“When The Levee Breaks”

Disc Two:

“Black Dog” - Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs
“Rock And Roll” - Alternate Mix
“The Battle Of Evermore” - Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange
“Stairway To Heaven” - Sunset Sound Mix
“Misty Mountain Hop” - Alternate Mix
“Four Sticks” - Alternate Mix
“Going To California” - Mandolin/Guitar Mix
“When The Levee Breaks” - Alternate UK Mix

The tracklist to Houses Of The Holy is:

Disc One:

“The Song Remains The Same”
“The Rain Song”
“Over The Hills And Far Away”
“The Crunge”
“Dancing Days”
“D’yer Mak'er”
“No Quarter”
“The Ocean”

Disc Two:

“The Song Remains The Same” - Guitar Overdub Reference Mix
“The Rain Song” - Mix Minus Piano
“Over The Hills And Far Away” - Guitar Mix Backing Track
“The Crunge” - Rough Mix - Keys Up
“Dancing Days” - Rough Mix With Vocal
“No Quarter” - Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal
“The Ocean” - Working Mix

INTERNET OPINIONS via Ultimate Classic Rock and RollingStone.com -- agree or not???

Mickey Warnock wrote: “Eh, rather would have some rare unreleased songs on those second discs. . . non-demo, non-remixed songs we've already heard that are already on their albums. Songs like "Fire", "Swan Song" and the rest that never made it to any of the albums - maybe even a few surprises that NONE of us hard-core fans have ever heard mentioned before. That's what I want. Not some remixed version of "Four Sticks" or "Black Dog"! “

Stuart Raymond wrote: ”Or a live set. Almost every album I have with a second disc of demos gets listened to only once, if that.”

Ken Chuba wrote: “same s***, different pile”

Lawrence Moseley wrote: “I am still hoping there will be some interesting inclusions for what was already an outtake compilation. Not sure what they can do with Presence, even the unofficial releases are not overly comprehensive - there was not much more than the official release. “

pkdude wrote: “why are they not being reissued in 5.1/pure audio also? or is that they next wave of reissues?”

OhSoRight wrote: “The "Companion Audio" for Houses is a bunch of BS. Rough mixes--who cares?”

soldout_in_bb wrote: “Page's goal of using only previously unheard material for the bonus CDs leaves a little to be desired.”

Founding_Fetus wrote: “Page should have included a live concert to go along with every album. Including one of the Japan shows from September 1971 with the fourth album would have been perfect.”

TKL wrote: “Testify! I bought re-released self-titled for the additional live disc of unheard materia (good stuff too) I'd be happy with remastered bootlegs to accompany the re-releases rather than the material they've included. LZ still rules thoigh!”

SFNico wrote: “this is what I am interested in too.live shows."rough mixes"etc tends to get played twice then put away.the Paris show on LZ1 deluxe is explosive.”

RUFKM? wrote: “YES! Those Japan shows were some of their best performances, but the quality of the available bootlegs leaves a lot to be desired.”

CHECK IT OUT: Footage of Led Zeppelin on February 27th, 1972 performing “Immigrant Song” live in Sydney:

Jimmy Page On Recording At Headley Grange

Read more at  Blabbermouth, Classic Rock, Ultimate Classic RockRolling Stone, Billboard and NME


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