JIMMY PAGE To Form Career-Spanning Band; Says LED ZEPPELIN Reunion Is Not Possible
September 30, 2014, 4 years ago
Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page, ruled out any chance of the band playing together ever again today. Page was hosting a playback of his remastered versions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy at Olympic Studios in London when he confirmed the news.
Asked directly by NME if remastering the albums made him want to reform the band again, he said: "I don't think it looks as though that's a possibility or on the cards, so there's not much more I can say about that. I'm not going to give a detail-by-detail account of what one person says or another person says. All I can say is it doesn't look likely, does it?"
Page also confirmed that he is likely to form his own band and play live material right across his whole career, including his Zeppelin work, in the near future.
He told the Q&A; session: "If I was to play again it would be with musicians that would be... some of the names might be new to you. I haven't put them together yet but I'm going to do that next year. If I went out to play, I would play material that spanned everything from my recording career right back to my very, very early days with The Yardbirds. There would certainly be some new material in there as well."
Read more at NME.
October sees Led Zeppelin’s deluxe reissue program continue with expanded versions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy. Check out a new trailer for Led Zeppelin IV below featuring a sample of “Black Dog” (Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs):
The second round of Led Zeppelin reissues, due in Europe on October 27th and in North America on October 28th, begins with one of the most artistically influential and commercially successful albums in the history of music, Led Zeppelin IV, and continues with 1973's chart-topping Houses Of The Holy.
As with the previous Deluxe Editions, both albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.
Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy, each album is now available for pre-order in the following formats: Super Deluxe Edition Box: - Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve - Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art - Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing - Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art - High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit - Hard bound, 80 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia - High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered
Deluxe Edition 2CD: - Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio
Deluxe Edition Vinyl 2LP: - Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl
Single CD: - Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet Original Album Vinyl: - Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP's first pressing in exacting detail
Digital Download: - Remastered album and companion audio will both be available Order here.
Led Zeppelin IV tracklisting:
“The Battle Of Evermore”
“Stairway To Heaven”
“Misty Mountain Hop”
“Going To California”
“When The Levee Breaks”
Companion Audio Disc:“Black Dog” – Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs
“Rock And Roll” – Alternate Mix
“The Battle Of Evermore” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange
“Stairway To Heaven” – Sunset Sound Mix
“Misty Mountain Hop” – Alternate Mix
“Four Sticks” – Alternate Mix
“Going To California” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix
“When The Levee Breaks” – Alternate UK Mix
Houses of the Holy tracklisting:
“The Song Remains The Same”
“The Rain Song”
“Over The Hills And Far Away”
Companion Audio Disc:
“The Song Remains The Same” – Guitar Overdub Reference Mix
“The Rain Song” – Mix Minus Piano
“Over The Hills And Far Away” – Guitar Mix Backing Track
“The Crunge” – Rough Mix - Keys Up
“Dancing Days” – Rough Mix With Vocal
“No Quarter” – Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal
“The Ocean” – Working Mix