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LED ZEPPELIN IV AND HOUSES OF THE HOLY LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES FOR OCTOBER 28 RELEASE – DETAILS ANNOUNCED

29 July 2014 1,878 views 10 Comments

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The details of the next two releases in the Led Zeppelin reissue series have now been announced.

Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy will be issued on multi formats on October 27th UK /October 28th US

Here are the track listings for the deluxe editions’ companion audio discs:

Led Zeppelin IV (Companion Audio)

1. “Black Dog,” Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs

2. “Rock and Roll,” Alternate Mix

3. “The Battle of Evermore,” Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange

4. “Stairway to Heaven,” Sunset Sound Mix

5. “Misty Mountain Hop,” Alternate Mix

6. “Four Sticks,” Alternate Mix

7. “Going to California,” Mandolin/Guitar Mix

8. “When the Levee Breaks,” Alternate U.K. Mix

Houses of the Holy (Companion Audio)

1. “The Song Remains The Same,” Guitar Overdub Reference Mix

2. “The Rain Song,” Mix Minus Piano

3. “Over the Hills And Far Away,” Guitar Mix Backing Track

4. “The Crunge,” Rough Mix – Keys Up

5. “Dancing Days,” Rough Mix With Vocal

6. “No Quarter,” Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs – No Vocal

7. “The Ocean,” Working Mix

All ordering pre order details at

http://www.ledzeppelin.com/buy

Note -ordering links may not be live yet.

Official Press Release:

 LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 29, 2014) – The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to a remarkable start in June as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The albums achieved similar international success with debuts near the top of the charts in more than a dozen territories, including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

The band has now prepared the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy. As with the previous deluxe editions, both albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.

Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy will each be available October 28 from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:

  • Single CD - Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
  • Deluxe Edition (2CD) - Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
  • Single LP - Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail.
  • Deluxe Edition Vinyl (2LP) - Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
  • Digital Download - Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
  • Super Deluxe Boxed Set - This collection includes:
    • 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 second round of reissues begins with one of the most artistically influential and commercially successful albums in the history of music, Led Zeppelin IV. Released in November 1971, the album — which is officially untitled — defined the sound of rock music for a generation with ubiquitous anthems such as “Stairway To Heaven,” “Rock And Roll,” “Black Dog,” and “When The Levee Breaks.” The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA.

The Led Zeppelin IV deluxe edition includes unreleased versions of every song heard on the original album including alternate mixes of “Misty Mountain Hop” and “Four Sticks,” mixes of “The Battle Of Evermore” and “Going To California” heavy with guitar and mandolin, and the fabled, alternate version “Stairway To Heaven,” mixed at the Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles which lets fans hear one of the most revered songs of all time as they have never heard it before.

Led Zeppelin topped the charts again in 1973 with Houses Of The Holy, which features legendary tracks such as “The Song Remains The Same” and “No Quarter” while also showcasing the continuing evolution of the band’s signature sound with the reggae-tinged “D’yer Mak’er” and the funk jam “The Crunge.” The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies.

The seven unreleased tracks on the companion audio disc include rough and working mixes for “The Ocean” and “Dancing Days” that reveal a deeper look inside the recording sessions of these classic songs. Other standout recordings include the guitar mix backing track for “Over The Hills And Far Away” and a version of “The Rain Song” without piano.

In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.

Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant — along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham — took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

 

 

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10 Comments »

  • Rich Kelly said:

    MORE LIVE SHOWS PLEASE.

  • Bob Flux said:

    Have to agree with Zappo. I’m an enormous fan of Zep and all the solo stuff, but with the exception of a handful tracks (La La, Jennings…, Keys… the alt. SIBLY and the bonus concert with Zep I), I’ve been deeply disappointed with the content of the bonus material so far. I know they can’t release stuff that doesn’t exist in the first place, but putting out all these karaoke backing tracks and alternative mixes is, I find, just underwhelming. I was all geared up to buy the super deluxes when they came out, but each time the content has been announced I’ve just felt that the price is way too much for so little.

  • John Webster said:

    I see Amazon have generously knocked a fiver off each box, now £116.99. I will go to Spin cds unless Amazon match their price. Spin also have a shop in Newcastle I used to frequent when working there.

  • zappo said:

    The extras for the next releases look very uninspiring. Different mixes? Big deal! You can make your own different mix by adjusting your tone controls. Also, it’s a pity these extras don’t fill up the CD — it’s possible to have up to 80 minutes of music on a regular CD. I’m sure we could have been treated to more versions, which would, of course, have been better value for money, especially given the big increase in price of albums 4 and 5.

  • Andrew r said:

    Love the effect on the official website ad.As yiu pass your cursor over the
    artwork it changes to the alt. artwork …by degrees.Classy

  • Cliff Hilliard said:

    I agree with Phil’s tip, just pre-ordered Super Delux 4 & HOTH editions using Spin CD’s…FREE P&P for UK buyers.

    The £84 “saving” has already been ploughed back into more Led Zeppelin & Yardirds rare concert memorabilia items :-)

    Dave & Gary, thanks for your tireless work regarding TBL.

    See you soon
    Cliff

  • AJ said:

    Looks like the prices for the super deluxe editions has gone up by 40 quid – £132 on amazon UK. Of course, they have us over a barrel now that we have got volumes 1-3 :) Didn’t stop me pre-ordering of course…

  • YrLic said:

    I wonder if the ‘blue’ rendering of the HOTH cover is the same as the original version sparking comments from the band that the kids looked blue from cold?

  • Philip Tattershall said:

    UK fans please note: the prices on Amazon.co.uk are very high at present. If you intend to buy the Super Deluxe versions of both 4 and Houses, you’ll save a whopping £84 if you go to Spin CDs instead.

    Cheers,

    Phil

  • Richard Willis said:

    Its my birthday on 28th October…….. What a present!

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