SOME STUFFS: Last three Led Zeppelin deluxe editions are on the way

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Led Zeppelin fans have had mixed feelings about the deluxe editions Atlantic Records have been releasing for all of their albums, anxiously waiting for the new one but either enjoying what was released or complaining that there wasn’t enough. There are three more on the way and this is the last of the bunch, as it represents the band’s last two albums before the death of drummer John Bonham, and ending with the 1982 compilation that, true to its title, concludes their existence as a band.

1976’s Presence is considered by some LZ fans as “a return to the essence, as Physical Graffiti may have been too much music at any given time, or with a few fans claiming the album had too much clutter. Whatever their disappointments were for it, Presence worked its magic in its own way. The deluxe will feature the following extras:

  • “Two Ones Are Won”
  • “For Your Life (Reference Mix)”
  • “10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)”
  • “Royal Orleans (Reference Mix)”
  • “Hots On For Nowhere (Reference Mix)”

    It’s a mixture of reference tracks/mixes and previously unheard/un-bootlegged songs.

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    1979’s In Through The Out Door ended up being the band’s last hurrah. If there was one distinct complaint about it, it was that it had keyboards/synthesizers, which some fans felt ruined the power of the band, despite the fact Led Zeppelin had used some type of keyboard in their music since the debut album (i.e. Jones’ Hammond B-3 and bass pedeals in “Your Time Is Gonna Come”). Other fans welcomed a new change in their sound, with hope the group would continue rocking in the decade to come. The deluxe edition features rough and early mixes of songs:

  • “In the Evening (Rough Mix)”
  • “Southbound Piano (South Bound Saurez)”
  • “Fool in the Rain (Rough Mix)”
  • “Hot Dog (Rough Mix)”
  • Epic (Carouselambra – Rough Mix)”
  • “The Hook (All My Love – Rough Mix)”
  • “Blot (I’m Gonna Crawl – Rough Mix)”

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    Coda was an album that gathered previously unreleased songs so in itself, it showed fans what may be lurking in their tape library. Oddly enough, it is the deluxe edition of Coda that has the most extra goods in terms of material to listen to, with two extra discs coming along with a newly remastered version of the compilation:
    DISC 2

  • “We’re Gonna Groove (Alternate Mix)”
  • “If It Keeps On Raining (When the Levee Breaks – Rough Mix)”
  • “Bonzo’s Montreux (Mix Construction in Progress)”
  • “Baby Come on Home”
  • “Sugar Mama (Mix)”
  • “Poor Tom (Instrumental Mix)”
  • “Travelling Riverside Blues (BBC Session)”
  • “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do”
    DISC 3

  • “Four Hands (Four Sticks – Bombay Orchestra)”
  • “Friends (Bombay Orchestra)”
  • “St. Tristan’s Sword (Rough Mix)”
  • “Desire (The Wanton Song – Rough Mix)”
  • “Bring It On Home (Rough Mix)”
  • “Walter’s Walk (Rough Mix)”
  • “Everybody Makes It Through (In the Light – Rough Mix)”

    The regular remasters will be released as single CD editions and single LP pressings, each on 180g audiophile quality vinyl. Each remaster will be released as double CD’s (with Coda being a triple CD) and double LP’s on 180g vinyl. For those who want to commit themselves even further, the super deluxe edition box sets (30,000 copies) will each come with a hard cover book (all numbered(, each one being at least 70 pages in length, all full of photos and Led Zep memorabilia. The last batch of Led Zeppelin remasters will be out on July 31st.




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