As you may know, Jimmy Page has been working on sonically improved and expanded versions of all the Led Zeppelin albums.
Those albums will include alternate takes and other material, in addition to remastered versions of the original songs.
Although some Zep experts thought all the albums would be out this year, it now turns out that 2014 will see the release of the fist three albums: Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III.
Here’s what Page posted on his website:
It’s good news for the New Year. The first of the Led Zeppelin releases – comprising of Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III and their companion discs – will be released this year. I’ve also been working on some of my own material from the archives that will be unleashed in 2014.
Meanwhile you can listen to this motherfucker off the first album:
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Robert Plant says he recently discovered old Led Zeppelin tapes that include unreleased music, some of which could show up on remastered versions of the group’s albums, which Jimmy Page has been working on for some time. There is currently no release date set for the remasters.
“I found some quarter-inch spools recently,” Plant told BBC 6Music’s Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie. “I had a meeting with Jimmy and we baked ’em up and listened to ’em. And there’s some very, very interesting bits and pieces that probably will turn up on these things [the remastered albums].”
Plant said bassist John Paul Jones sang on some of the tracks and joked that Jones has bribed him not to release them.
“So far, he’s going to give me two cars and a greenhouse not to get ’em on the album,” Plant said.
No new music to hear yet, but if you need a Zep fix: