It’s been just under a year since Jimmy Page announced that he was raiding Led Zeppelin’s vaults and remastering his band’s entire back catalog for a series of reissues, but we haven’t heard much about the project’s progress in 2013. Which is a bit of a bummer, especially since Page stated his intention to start releasing the remastered box sets this year.
“There are a number of Led Zeppelin projects that will come out next year because there are different versions of tracks that we have that can be added to the album,” Page explained last October. “So there will be box sets of material that will come out, starting next year. There will be one box set per album with extra music that will surface.”
While it looks like we won’t be seeing any of these sets until next year at the earliest, Robert Plant recently revealed that he’s unearthed some pretty fascinating stuff that he’s hoping Page will include in the reissues.
“I found some quarter-inch spools recently, and I had a meeting with Jimmy, and we baked them up and listened to them, and there’s some very, very interesting bits and pieces that probably will turn up on these things,” Plant said. “I’m desperately trying to get this one track–or the two tracks of John Paul Jones singing lead. And so far he’s up to giving me 2 cars and a greenhouse not to get them on the album. Oh, John, wherever you are…you can’t wait to hear yourself singing all over the world! La la la la la la la…”
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I would dearly LOVE to hear this stuff! Here’s hoping that it actually does get released!