Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Led Zeppelin to mark 50th anniversary with live album release

Jimmy Page has confirmed that Led Zeppelin will release a live album as part of their upcoming 50th Anniversary celebrations.

“I can't give the game away, but there's a recording that’s another multi-track that we'll release,” Page reveals in a new interview with the UK’s Planet Rock magazine, reports Music Week. “It's so different to all the other things that are out there. It's another view compared to [2003’s] ‘How The West Was Won’ or [1976’s] ‘The Song Remains The Same.’ I'm looking forward to people hearing that.

“There's a lot of stuff to come out, a number of releases. I'd like to say that they'll be coming out over the next 10 years. There's more to come for sure.”

Led Zeppelin will reissue their 2003 live set, “How The West Was Won”, on March 23.

Featuring newly-remastered audio, the collection delivers highlights from the band’s legendary shows at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972, with the two nights sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end.

The Planet Rock session also sees the guitarist address the possibility of Led Zeppelin regrouping for future live shows – a decade after their last appearance in London in 2007.

“I very much doubt it,” says Page. “You've just got to face facts. We've gone past the tenth anniversary of the 02 show, where we managed to do one serious concert. That's the only thing that we've done for such a long time, so I very much doubt we'll do anything else. I really think the time has gone.”

Page confirms that the band members have connected to compile material for the forthcoming “Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin” book, which is due in October.

“I'm really pleased that we're all doing it collectively because there are so many other people doing books,” he explains. “There's about ten that I know of that are coming, which is pretty ridiculous! It will be really good to have an authoritative book, where the band are actually contributing to it rather than being ripped off.”

The new issue of Planet Rock magazine will be published with four collector’s covers to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic band; the embossed black and gold foil covers carry the Led Zeppelin logo along with a design that together configures to make a zeppelin airship.

Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995.

See also:

Robert Plant releases Carry Fire live video
Led Zeppelin official 50th Anniversary book due this fall
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Led Zeppelin announce How The West Was Won reissue
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