Available April 21st Exclusively At Independent Music Retailers
In celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary commencing in September, Led Zeppelin is releasing its first ever Record Store Day exclusive on April 21st. The Sunset Sound Mix of “Rock And Roll” and the Olympic Studios Mix of “Friends” will be released a limited 7″ single exclusively to independent retailers worldwide. The limited edition 7″ single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl.
The previously unreleased version of “Rock And Roll” provides an additional peek into the fabled “Sunset Sound Mixes” of Led Zeppelin IV. Only two previous “Sunset Sound Mixes” have been released, the first being the version of “When The Levee Breaks” on the original album and the second the “Stairway To Heaven” mix that debuted on the 2014 deluxe edition. The previously unheard Olympic Studios Mix of “Friends” is a stripped-down version, without the orchestration of the final mix, offering a true fly-on-the-wall feel from the band’s recording sessions for Led Zeppelin III at Headley Grange.
Additionally, Led Zeppelin will release a newly remastered version of their classic live album How The West Was Won in multiple formats on March 23rd including the first ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions (with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound). The collection captures performances from Led Zeppelin’s legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25th and 27, 1972. Melded together and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end, the three CD and four LP collections capture the band at the height of its formidable powers.
This fall, the band will also release Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin, the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band. The 368 page hardback book will be released in October 2018 and was authored by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. It is available for pre-order through the publisher’s website.
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