Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Led Zeppelin announce final three deluxe reissues

Led Zeppelin will wrap up a year-long reissues campaign on July 31 with the release of expanded editions of their final three studio albums: 1976’s “Presence”, 1979’s “In Through The Out Door”, and 1982’s “Coda.”

All three have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a companion audio disc featuring previously unreleased material related to the original release.

The “Presence” bonus disc presents five unreleased mixes from the sessions, including alternate versions of “For Your Life,” “Achilles Last Stand” and “Royal Orleans” alongside the previously unheard instrumental, “10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod).”

Additional material from “In Through The Out Door” includes an unreleased rough mix of every track from the original album, including early versions with working titles such as “The Hook” (“All My Love”), “The Epic” (“Carouselambra”), and “Blot” (“I’m Gonna Crawl”).

The band’s final album, “Coda”, originally presented 8 unreleased tracks recorded between 1970 and 1978.

The reissue features two companion discs featuring 15 tracks recorded between 1968 and 1974, including 1968’s “Baby Come On Home” and a blues jam from the same sessions, “Sugar Mama”; an early version of “When The Levee Breaks” from 1970 titled “If It Keeps On Raining”; rough mixes of “The Wanton Song” and “In The Light” from the “Physical Graffiti” sessions; and, an instrumental 1970 mix of “Poor Tom” and the previously unreleased instrumental “St. Tristan’s Sword.”

The set also presents “Friends” and “Four Hands” (“Four Sticks” from "Led Zeppelin IV"), two tracks recorded during a 1972 trip to India by Page and Robert Plant that saw the pair perform with the Bombay Orchestra.

Led Zeppelin launched the extensive reissues series last June with their first three albums, “Led Zeppelin I”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III”; it continued last October with “Led Zeppelin IV” and “Houses Of The Holy”; and was followed by 1975’s “Physical Graffiti” this past February.

“Presence” (Companion Audio)

1. "Two Ones Are Won" ("Achilles Last Stand" – Reference Mix)
2. "For Your Life" (Reference Mix)
3. "10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)" (Reference Mix)
4. "Royal Orleans" (Reference Mix)
5. "Hots On for Nowhere" (Reference Mix)

“In Through The Out Door” (Companion Audio)

1. "In the Evening" (Rough Mix)
2. "Southbound Piano" ("South Bound Saurez" - Rough Mix)
3. "Fool in the Rain" (Rough Mix)
4. "Hot Dog" (Rough Mix)
5. "The Epic" ("Carouselambra" - Rough Mix)
6. "The Hook" ("All My Love" - Rough Mix)
7. "Blot" ("I'm Gonna Crawl" - Rough Mix)

“Coda” (Companion Audio)

Disc One
1. "We're Gonna Groove" (Alternate Mix)
2. "If It Keeps On Raining" ("When the Levee Breaks" - Rough Mix)
3. "Bonzo's Montreux" (Mix Construction In Progress)
4. "Baby Come On Home"
5. "Sugar Mama" (Mix)
6. "Poor Tom" (Instrumental Mix)
7. "Travelling Riverside Blues" (BBC Session)
8. "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do"

Disc Two
1. "Four Hands" ("Four Sticks" - Bombay Orchestra)
2. "Friends" (Bombay Orchestra)
3. "St. Tristan's Sword" (Rough Mix)
4. "Desire" (The Wanton Song - Rough Mix)
5. "Bring It on Home" (Rough Mix)
6. "Walter's Walk" (Rough Mix)
7. "Everybody Makes It Through" ("In the Light" - Rough Mix)

See also:

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Search Led Zeppelin at hennemusic