Led Zeppelin have issued a video preview of the Super Deluxe Edition of their forthcoming expanded edition of their 1997 set, “BBC Sessions.”
Due September 16, “The Complete BBC Sessions” will present the original package – which featured live recordings selected from the band’s appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971 – plus eight unreleased songs, including three rescued from a previously “lost” session from 1969.
The 3CD/5LP Super Deluxe Edition includes the remastered album and unreleased audio on CD, 180-gram vinyl and a high-def audio download card alongside a 48-page book filled with photos of the band, the recording locations, BBC memorabilia, and session information plus a high-quality print of the original album cover.
The set has been newly remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page with extensive session-by-session liner notes written by Dave Lewis, providing – for the first time ever – accurate details and notes about all of the band's BBC sessions.
"The Complete BBC Sessions" will also be available in multiple formats including a Deluxe Edition offered as 3CD and 5LP sets, and as a digital download.
Led Zeppelin are streaming an unreleased live version of “Communication Breakdown” from the package as a first taste for fans.
Recorded at the Paris Theatre in London, UK on April 1, 1971, the tune was cut from the original BBC broadcast of the concert.
Meanwhile, the band are headed back to court after a lawyer representing plaintiff Michael Skidmore has filed an appeal to the verdict in the recent "Stairway To Heaven" copyright infringement lawsuit involving Page and Robert Plant.
In June, a Los Angeles federal court jury cleared the duo of any wrongdoing in the creation of their 1971 signature song against a claim by Skidmore on behalf of the estate and Trust of Spirit guitarist Randy California (Wolfe) that the acoustic introduction to “Stairway” was lifted from the group’s 1968 instrumental, “Taurus.”
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