Almost two decades on from the release of Led Zeppelinâs acclaimed ‘BBC Sessions’ album, a new expanded and remastered version has been announced.
An update on the original album – which collated live BBC recordings from 1969 to 1971 – the new collection has been remastered with supervision by Jimmy Page and boasts eight unreleased BBC recordings on a third disc including three rescued tracks from a much-fabled âlostâ 1969 session.
Set for release via Atlantic/Swan Song on 16th September, the album also comes complete with extensive session-by-session liner notes penned by Led Zeppelin authority and editor of the Zeppelin magazine Tight But Loose –Â Dave Lewis.
The album will be available in four different formats â Deluxe Edition 3CD, Deluxe Edition 5 vinyl, Digital Download and a Super Deluxe Box Set.
The box set will come with the following:
– Remastered album. 2 CDs, each in a replica sleeve.
– Unreleased audio on CD in a separate card sleeve.
– Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl.
– Unreleased audio on 180-gram vinyl.
– High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
– 48-page book filled with photos of the band, the recording locations, BBC memorabilia, and session information.
– High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 20,000 of which will be individually numbered.
The âlostâ session dates back to March 1969 and features three songs: âYou Shook Meâ, âI Canât Quit You Babyâ and the only recorded performance of âSunshine Womanâ. After the BBC lost or erased the master tapes, the version of the session included comes from a fanâs radio recording.
Also on the third disc are two unreleased versions of âCommunication Breakdownâ and âWhat Is And What Should Never Beâ that showcase the bandâs astounding musical development over a two-year period.
The CD track listing is as follows:
1. You Shook Me
2. I Canât Quit You Baby
3. Communication Breakdown
4. Dazed And Confused
5. The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair
6. What Is And What Should Never Be
7. Communication Breakdown
8. Travelling Riverside Blues
9. Whole Lotta Love
10. Somethinâ Else
11. Communication Breakdown
12. I Canât Quit You Baby
13. You Shook Me
14. How Many More Times
1. Immigrant Song
3. Since Iâve Been Loving You
4. Black Dog
5. Dazed And Confused
6. Stairway To Heaven
7. Going To California
8. Thatâs The Way
9. Whole Lotta Love (Medley: Boogie Chillun/Fixinâ To Die/Thatâs Alright Mama/A Mess of Blues)
10. Thank You
1. Communication Breakdown *
2. What Is And What Should Never Be *
3. Dazed And Confused *
4. White Summer
5. What Is And What Should Never Be *
6. Communication Breakdown *
7. I Canât Quit You Baby *
8. You Shook Me *
9. Sunshine Woman *