Friday, March 16, 2012

Jimmy Page releasing soundtracks album next week

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has a new release coming out next week.

Page posted the following details on Facebook:

"On March 20, the Spring Equinox 2012, the title music for 'Lucifer Rising And Other Sound Tracks' will have its premiere and release.

The title music, along with other musical pieces recorded at my home studio in the early Seventies, have been revisited, remixed and released for the first time.

This is a musical diary of avant-garde compositions and experiments, one of which was to appear on the film 'Lucifer Rising'.

The collection has been exhumed and is now ready for public release. This will be available exclusively on [].

There will be a standard release on heavyweight vinyl.

In addition there will be a special run of 418 numbered copies. The first 93 copies will be signed and numbered.

There are liner notes and commentary to each track."

“Lucifer Rising” was a short film by director Kenneth Anger; it was completed in 1972 but not widely distributed until 1980. Jimmy composed a portion of the soundtrack for the movie, but Anger reportedly fired Page after waiting three years for the music to be completed.

Anger changed his plans and hired Bobby Beausoleil, a musician and actor who was originally set to appear in the film; Beausoleil, a member of Charles Manson’s infamous “Family,” wrote and recorded the eventual soundtrack music after going to jail for life based on his role in a 1969 murder.

"Lucifer Rising And Other Sound Tracks" track listing:

Side One

01. Lucifer Rising - Main Track

Side Two

01. Incubus
02. Damask
03. Unharmonics
04. Damask - Ambient
05. Lucifer Rising - Percussive Return

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