Saturday, September 24, 2016

Led Zeppelin: BBC Sessions delivers highest UK chart position in 37 years

Led Zeppelin’s expanded reissue package, “The Complete BBC Sessions”, has delivered the band their highest UK chart position in more than three decades.

Vintage Vinyl News reports the project – which presents live recordings selected from Led Zeppelin’s appearances on BBC Radio between 1969 and 1971 – enters the Official Album Charts at No. 3, marking the highest UK chart spot for the group since 1979’s “In Through The Out Door” landed at No. 1.

Since that time, the band’s best showings were "Coda" (1982 / No .4), "Mothership" (2007 / No. 4) and "Celebration Day" (2012 / No. 4).

“The Complete BBC Sessions” is also the UK’s top selling Vinyl Album and Rock & Metal Album this past week.

“It’s a historical document,” declared producer and guitarist Jimmy Page at a BBC Sessions launch event in London on September 14 carried by hennemusic. “It’s sort of Led Zeppelin’s promotion. It’s them going full-throttle, they’re taking no prisoners when they’re going in on these sessions. And yet, it’s still employing all of the dynamics and the improvisation.”

“It’s a great time capsule,” he adds. “It’s really cool – you hear the band progressing over, not even a handful of years, just from 1969 to 1971. My goodness, it’s only two years and yet it’s expanding and expanding. It’s cool.”

"The Complete BBC Sessions" is available in multiple formats, including 3CD and 5LP Deluxe Editions, digital download and a 3CD/5LP Super Deluxe Boxed Set.

See also:

VIDEO: Jimmy Page interviewed in BBC Sessions live event from London
VIDEO: Led Zeppelin premiere What Is And What Should Never Be from BBC Sessions
hennemusic LIVE: Jimmy Page hosts Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions launch from London
Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin’s BBC Sessions were totally fearless
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