The releases kick off a massive Led Zeppelin reissue campaign
Jimmy Page has confirmed that only three of the Led Zeppelin deluxe boxed set reissues, along with some archival solo material, will be released in 2014. In an New Year’s thank you message on his website, the legendary guitarist wrote, “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 II 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.”
Page told reports at the Classic Rock Awards in November that each remastered album will come with a companion bonus disc that will feature unreleased Zeppelin tracks, and will include different versions of each song. Every one of the companion discs will be released in “their own little box” with each album boxed set being sold separately.
Robert Plant unveiled to BBC Radio 6 in a recent interview that he unearthed some previously unreleased tapes with bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones on vocals that could make their way onto the new reissues.
No other details have been revealed about the Zeppelin reissues or Page’s solo archival work including release dates, but the Zeppelin reissues are set to continue into 2015.
Page and Plant are among the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees. Voting for final submission has wrapped but the results have not been released as of press time. The 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held June 12th at the New York Marriott Marquis.
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