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Jimmy Page announces Sound Tracks release:

Jimmy Page has announced full details of an archive release that centres on his Lucifer Rising and Death Wish II soundtrack recordings.

Sound Tracks is a four CD/vinyl set due for release on March 6 – full ordering details below:

I asked Jimmy about this impending release during our interview I conducted with him last October

DL: What can fans expect from the instrumental music you are about to release via your website.

JP: What I am doing with the website, what I started doing, is to put out some soundtrack stuff. There’s only two but its all extra material. I even found something from Lucifer Rising that pre dates what I sent to Kenneth Anger, and it’s really, really terrific. It’s from my own mixes and I’m really proud of this and I want it to be heard. It’s quite different to the one that came out on the website previously. So I’ve got experimental stuff that I did, and it’s interesting to think what I was doing with that back then.

DL: Is that coming out on vinyl?

JP: It will come out on vinyl and CDs. There’s also stuff from Death Wish which never got heard but it will now, so that’s basically what I’ve got in the pipeline.

Here is the full info via Jimmy’s official website:

Introducing Sound Tracks by Jimmy Page: a special edition box set bringing together JP’s extraordinary compositions for the films Lucifer Rising and Death Wish II along with additional archive material for the first time.

The quadruple box set is available to pre-order now and new discs Lucifer Rising and Death Wish II along with additional archive material for the first time.Lucifer Rising: The Second Coming and Lucifer Rising and Death Wish II along with additional archive material for the first time.Death Wish II: Expansion include rare, never-before-heard tracks.

Speaking about the release, Jimmy explains; “The archive material and work included here serve as an illustration of the ongoing process at the time of these two projects.”

Recorded at Jimmy’s home studio in Plumpton and The Sol studio in Cookham in the late seventies and early eighties, Sound Tracks features an all-new booklet containing a written track-by-track insight by Jimmy Page for the archive material amidst a stunning collection of original artwork across 36 pages. The quadruple gatefold CD case and booklet is housed inside a soft-touch matt black slipcase.

Pre-order your copy now – Sound Tracks will be released on Friday, March 06 2015.

  There are three versions of Sound Tracks available to pre-order now:

4 x CD Edition

4 x Vinyl Edition

Signed Deluxe Edition



1 Lucifer Rising – Main Title 20:32

2 Incubus 01:45

3 Damask 02:03

4 Unharmonics 02:06

5 Damask – Ambient 02:05

6 Lucifer Rising – Percussive Return 03:21


1 Lucifer Rising Early Mix 18:59

2 Sonic Textures 1 – Earth 04:33

3 Sonic Textures 2 – Air 03:02

4 Sonic Textures 3 – Fire 01:45

5 Sonic Textures 4 – Water 01:05

6 Sonic Textures 5 – Ether 01:04


1 Who’s To Blame 02:41

2 The Chase 05:50

3 City Sirens 02:01

4 Jam Sandwich 02:35

5 Carole’s Theme 02:50

6 The Release 02:36

7 Hotel Rats and Photostats 02:46

8 A Shadow In The City 04:02

9 Jill’s Theme 04:00

10 Prelude 02:20

11 Hypnotizing Ways 02:48

12 Main Title 02:44


1 Jill’s Orchestral Theme 04:04

2 Alternate Jill’s Theme 01:26

3 9M1 02:07

4 City Sirens 02:00

5 Baby I Miss You So 03:12

6 Hey Mama / Swinging Sax 03:13

7 Carole’s Theme – Strings 01:25

8 Prelude 02:13

9 Country Sandwich 02:37

10 A Minor Sketch 05:24


Jimmy Page to be honoured at NME Awards:

This news via

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page will be honoured with a special one-off award, the Rock’N’Roll Soul Award, at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.

Jimmy Page will be at the ceremony, which takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday (February 18), to collect the award in person. Tickets are available now.

The Rock’N’Roll Soul Award recognises the unique genius of Jimmy Page and celebrates one of rock’s most important and influential guitar players, writers and producers. Truly in a field of his own, Jimmy Page has given so much to the world of rock’n’roll, with his influence continuing to reverberate amongst today’s artists.

NME editor Mike Williams says: “This special, one-off award has been created to reflect one of the most important and iconic figures to have ever picked up an instrument. There is nobody in popular culture quite like Jimmy Page, and we are honoured to be giving him the Rock’N’Roll Soul Award at this year’s ceremony.”

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TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot:

With the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s activities in 1975 upon us -I will be celebrating this era with a series of TBL Led Zep 1975    Snapshots – these will take the form of postings covering specific gigs and events from the era, with particular spotlight on the period January to May 1975. They will run periodically on the TBL Facebook pages and on the TBL website.

This is designed to track the progress of the year as it unfolded. I will also be listening to the relevant bootleg of the chosen gig on the day to add a perspective of how it sounds 40 years on.

TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot: Number 8



Set Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/in My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain SongKashmir/No Quarter/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Heartbreaker.

Background info: This date was re scheduled from January 27. Following this gig the band took a two week break. Jones and Bonham returned to the UK. Page and Plant holidayed on the caribbean island of Dominica

Snapshot Listen – how it sounded today:

I have this on the St Louis Blues 3 CD set that came out via Empress Valley in 200. It’s another well balanced soundboard that captures another high energy performance. Robert’s voice is now well on the way to recovery. There’s some great off the cuff moments –  prior to the violin bow sequence in Dazed Jimmy relays the chords to Train Kept A Rollin’ which Robert picks up on for a brief few bars. During Stairway To Heaven Robert now sings ”Dear people” and ”Our stairway” leading into the crescendo. There’s a brief snatch of Frank Sinatra’s My Way before they zip into Whole Lotta Love . During Heartbreaker they cut into an impromptu version of Jimmy Reed’s  Shame Shame Shame.

They were  right on it now and a after short break in the tour they would storm around the west coast in March with renewed vigour.

To be continued

Dave Lewis February 16, 2015.


PG 1974

TBL Physical Graffiti Countdown…7 days to go and counting  -the story as it unfolded…Physical Graffiti Snapshots

With just a week to go before the monumental release of the reissue of Physical Graffiti -I am ramping up the expectation with daily TBL Countdown Physical Graffiti snapshots on the TBL Facebook page – these will unfold the story of the making of the album via press quotes and clippings from the time -all designed to aid your enjoyment of this much anticipated reissue.

TBL Physical Graffiti Reissue Feedback during Physical Graffiti Week on TBL Website and Facebook: Your views and pics wanted!

As usual I welcome all your feedback comments on the Physical Graffiti reissue release . I’ll be opening up the TBL channels of communication here on the TBL website and TBL Facebook to feature your comments and pics – let me know where you purchased it – what you think of it and post any pics of your own grand unboxing  – in effect it will be Physical Graffiti Week here on TBL web and Facebook  and I look forward to sharing your experiences in what is sure to be a very special week for Led Zep fans the world over…


Howard Mylett:

Howard 1

It would have been the legendary Zep author Howard Mylett’s 68th birthday today…much missed always…here’s Howard with his catalogue of pioneering Zep books…his work was and remains, a massive inspiration to me and countless other Zep fans…RIP…


 DL Diary Update:

Last Saturday I watched the truly excellent Dave Clark Five documentary on BBC 2 – the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Paul McCartney paying homage to something of an underrated 1960s phenomenon. It certainly put the record straight. Great memories for me as The DC5 was the first live concert I attend at the Granada Cinema in Bedford as a seven year old in April 1964 on a package tour which included The Hollies and The Kinks on the same bill. Phew!

Busy here on text for the Earls Court photo book and TBL 39 prep.

Chris Grigg brought the You Tube clip below to my attention. It’s the 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists rehearsing Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song. Have a look -it’s an absolute classic – as the clip info explains  The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone. The new Zep generation of percussionists – oh yes!

 YouTube clip:

Brandy & Coke – Trampled Underfoot Initial Rough Mix:

The 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists rehearsing Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin:

Until next time…

Keep listening, keep reading…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy –  February 16, 2015 

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  • JesPortland said:

    Gotta love that Louisville drummer at the right rear!

  • Doug Yancey said:

    any idea of JP will have Sound Tracks released in the US? Couldn’t afford the shipping cost from the UK.

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