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Led Zeppelin celebrates 50th anniversary with three digital compilations

Three New Digital Releases Available Now As 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins

Fifty years ago this week, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant convened in Olympic Studios in London to begin recording their debut album as Led Zeppelin. A mere 36 hours in the studio followed and Led Zeppelin was complete. Produced by Jimmy Page, the album was released in January 1969 on Atlantic Records and commenced one of the most legendary canons in rock ‘n’ roll history.

To celebrate this historic golden anniversary, the band unveiled three new digital-only releases today (Thurs, Sept 27th) on all digital download and streaming platforms.

Led Zeppelin x Led Zeppelin is a comprehensive, career-spanning 30 track collection traversing all eight of the band’s landmark studio albums including definitive tracks such as “Immigrant Song,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Kashmir,” “Ramble On,” and “Stairway To Heaven.” The set also includes the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll,” making its digital debut here after being released for the first time earlier this year on Record Store Day as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single, which is now the best-selling release in Record Store Day history.

An Introduction to Led Zeppelin, serves as a ten track entry point to one of the most essential catalogs in rock ‘n’ roll and features all the previously mentioned classic songs along with “Black Dog,” “Good Times Bad Times,” “Going To California,” and “Over The Hills And Far Away.”

The final release is the digital version of the band’s first ever Record Store Day release, which was produced by Page and previously available earlier this year as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single. The two track set features the digital debut of the “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends,” a stripped down version without the orchestration of the final mix, along with the aforementioned “Rock And Roll (Sunset Sound Mix).”

The releases are part of Warner Music Group (WMG)’s planned “series of high-profile events” for the group’s 50th anniversary. In October, the band is releasing their illustrated book, Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin by Reel Art Press. Earlier this year, a statue of drummer John Bonham was erected in his hometown of Redditch, England on what would have been his 70th birthday on May 31st. Founder Jimmy Page also confirms unheard Zeppelin music will also be released, although he didn’t elaborate to what extent.

Led Zeppelin x Led Zeppelin

1. Immigrant Song
2. Rock And Roll (Sunset Sound Mix)
3. Whole Lotta Love
4. Black Dog
5. Stairway To Heaven
6. Good Times Bad Times
7. Going To California
8. Ramble On
9. Kashmir
10. Over The Hills And Far Away
11. Hey Hey What Can I Do
12. D’yer Mak’er
13. When The Levee Breaks
14. All My Love
15. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
16. Heartbreaker
17. Dazed And Confused
18. The Song Remains The Same
19. Fool In The Rain
20. The Ocean
21. What Is And What Should Never Be
22. Houses Of The Holy
23. Since I’ve Been Loving You
24. Misty Mountain Hop
25. Communication Breakdown
26. Thank You
27. No Quarter
28. Trampled Under Foot
29. I Can’t Quit You Babe
30. In The Evening


An Introduction to Led Zeppelin

1. Immigrant Song
2. Rock And Roll (Sunset Sound Mix)
3. Whole Lotta Love
4. Black Dog
5. Stairway To Heaven
6. Good Times Bad Times
7. Going To California
8. Ramble On
9. Kashmir
10. Over The Hills And Far Away

Author: Buddy Iahn

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