I have waited for Led Zeppelin to deliver newly remastered and previously unreleased material from their vaults. I learned that harvest of music will be spread out over a series of box sets devoted to each of Led Zeppelin’s albums. Those remastered box sets are due out sometime in 2014, according to Jimmy Page who is masterminding this project.
Jimmy Page has been holed up in the studio poring over Zeppelin’s archives, and he recently revealed during an interview with TeamRock Radio (via Blabbermouth) that he’s completed the remastering process, with a twist.
“Each of the albums has been remastered but it also has a companion disc with it,” he explained. “Let’s take, for example, ‘Led Zeppelin III’ — that’s remastered from analog from the original thing. I know everybody does that, but what they don’t do: I revisited all the working mixes that were done at the time.”
“There’s different versions. Say, for example, there’s ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ — there’s an incredible version of that which is totally different, it’s really raw in its approach, it’s quite dramatic, it’s cool. That’s one little item of it, but what it gives is a companion disc to ‘Led Zeppelin III’. It’ll come out in its own box and all the rest of it. Each disk will give a really intimate picture of the group. That’s the idea that I’ve had with it and I think it’s successful.”
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