Fans of Led Zeppelin take note – on November 12th a new 2 CD set entitled Mothership is coming out.
Plus, there is a special edition re-issue of concert film The Song Remains The Same out on DVD.
Here is the official press release:
After nearly forty years, Led Zeppelin continues to inspire generations with their groundbreaking blues-infused, guitar-driven rock n roll.
Arguably the biggest rock band in the world throughout their 12-year reign, they remain one of the most influential and innovative groups in music history.
With over 200 million albums sold worldwide, their catalog is one of the most enduring bodies of musical composition to come out of the 20th century, and it has influenced countless bands along the way.
They had the biggest tours; the biggest sound; the biggest record sales; the biggest reputation. Quite simply Led Zeppelin was the ultimate rock band.
Available November 12, worldwide, Atlantic Records/Rhino Entertainment will honor Led Zeppelin with the release of Mothership, a 24-track, two-CD comprehensive collection that spans their illustrious career.
All eight of the band’s classic studio albums are represented here, with the tracks being personally selected by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones. Mothership includes landmark songs such as ?Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song, Kashmir, Rock And Roll, Dazed And Confused and Stairway to Heaven.
The set will also include new liner notes.
Available at all physical retail outlets and www.ledzeppelin.com, Mothership collectible packages will be available in multiple configurations:
– Standard Package: 2-CD set
– Deluxe Edition: 2-CD/ 1-DVD featuring the 90-minute, premiere-version of the Led Zeppelin DVD (£12.20 SRP)
– Collector’s Edition: 2-CD/1-DVD ultra-deluxe, collectible limited edition
– Vinyl Edition: LPs, high-end, audiophile quality vinyl with collectible memorabilia
Originally released in 1976, The Song Remains The Same soundtrack album of the concert film features songs from the band’s three-night stint at Madison Square Garden in July 1973. On November 19, The Song Remains The Same soundtrack gets the deluxe reissue treatment, with the band members overseeing the remixing and remastering of the original release.
The new version of the soundtrack includes six songs that were not on the original release Black Dog, Over The Hills And Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, The Ocean, and Heartbreaker, plus new liner notes by Academy Award-winning director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous).
Slated for a simultaneous release, Warner Home Video debuts brand-new DVD editions of The Song Remains The Same, now for the first time with all 14 songs from the original concert.
The DVD features newly remixed and remastered sound, 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, and boasts more than 40 minutes of added bonus material*, including never-before-released performance footage of Over The Hills And Far Away and Celebration Day; plus performances of Misty Mountain Hop and The Ocean; a rare 1976 BBC interview with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page; vintage TV footage from the Drake Hotel robbery during the New York concert stand; and a Cameron Crowe radio show.
The discs will be available as follows:
– Deluxe Edition DVD
– Deluxe Edition HD DVD and Blu-ray
– Limited Collectors Edition 2-disc set includes collectible vintage
T-shirt with original album artwork design, soundtrack CD, lobby cards, reproductions of original premiere invites, tour schedule, and more
‘We have revisited The Song Remains The Same’, says Jimmy Page, ‘and can now offer the complete set as played at Madison Square Garden. This differs substantially from the original soundtrack released in 1976, and highlights the technical prowess of Kevin Shirley, who worked with us on How The West Was Won. When it comes to The Song Remains The Same, the expansion of the DVD and soundtrack are as good as it gets on the Led Zeppelin wish list’.
1. Good Times Bad Times
2. Communication Breakdown
3. Dazed And Confused
4. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
5. Whole Lotta Love
6. Ramble On
8. Immigrant Song
9. Since I’ve Been Loving You
10. Rock And Roll
11. Black Dog
12. When The Levee Breaks
13. Stairway To Heaven
1. Song Remains The Same
2. Over The Hills And Far Away
3. D’Yer Maker
4. No Quarter
5. Trampled Under Foot
6. Houses Of The Holy
8. Nobodys Fault But Mine
9. Achilles Last Stand
10. In The Evening
11. All My Love
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME
1. Rock And Roll
2. Celebration Day
3. Black Dog (including Bring It On Home)*
4. Over The Hills*
5. Misty Mountain Hop*
6. Since I?ve Been Loving You*
7. No Quarter
8. The Song Remains The Same
9. Rain Song
10. The Ocean*
1. Dazed And Confused
2. Stairway To Heaven
3. Moby Dick
5. Whole Lotta Love
* Not on original soundtrack release
I for one am looking forward to this, especially after the superb live DVD released in 2003.