Sunday, June 8, 2014

Led Zeppelin reissues expected to make strong US chart debut

The first three reissues in the Led Zeppelin album series are expected to make strong US chart debuts following their first week of release.

Billboard reports “Led Zeppelin I”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III” should re-enter the Billboard 200 album chart within the top 15, and have a chance at all hitting the top 10.

According to industry forecasters, each album could sell around 25,000 copies in the week ending June 8.

The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be announced on June 11.

If Led Zeppelin land three titles within the top 15 concurrently, they'll be the first act to do so since Whitney Houston scored four following her death in early 2012.

Deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin’s first three albums are the first part of an extensive reissue program that will see all nine of the band’s studio albums reissued in chronological order, each remastered by Jimmy Page.

The guitarist spent two-and-a-half years combing through the vaults, listening to hundreds of quarter-inch tapes before choosing the best material for the series.

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