Thursday, April 19, 2018

Led Zeppelin preview debut Record Store Day release

Led Zeppelin are previewing their first-ever Record Store Day release in a new video ahead of the 2018 edition of the April 21 event.

The band will issue a limited edition 7” single featuring previously unheard mixes of “Rock And Roll” and “Friends” for the annual event that celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.

The previously unreleased version of "Rock And Roll" provides an additional peek into the fabled 1971 "Sunset Sound Mixes" of "Led Zeppelin IV". Only two previous "Sunset Sound Mixes" have been released, the first being the version of "When The Levee Breaks" on the original album and the second the "Stairway To Heaven" mix that debuted on the 2014 deluxe edition reissue of the band’s fourth record.

The previously unheard "Olympic Studios Mix" of "Friends" is a stripped-down version without the orchestration that was included of the final mix that appeared on 1970’s “Led Zeppelin III.”

Led Zeppelin’s first Record Store Day release previews the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which will see the group publish an official book, “Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin”, in October, and release a live album at some point, as well, among other projects.

Last month, Led Zeppelin reissued their 2003 live set, “How The West Was Won”; remastered by producer/guitarist Jimmy Page, the collection presents highlights from the group’s 1972 concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena, with the two nights sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end.

See also:

Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant recalls vintage Stairway To Heaven performances
Led Zeppelin: 50th anniversary edition of Five Glorious Nights book available
Led Zeppelin stream Immigrant Song from How The West Was Won reissue
VIDEO: Led Zeppelin preview How The West Was Won reissue
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