Led Zeppelin to reissue ‘BBC Sessions’ with unheard tracks
The original BBC Sessions was an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the band's appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. The Complete BBC Sessions will feature the newly remastered collection, remastered under the supervision of Page, and expanded with eight unreleased BBC recordings.
The Complete BBC Sessions will be available in multiple formats.
· Deluxe Edition (3CD) – Remastered original album plus a third disc of unreleased audio.
· Deluxe Edition Vinyl(5LP)– Remastered original album, plus a fifth LP of unreleased audio, on 180-gram vinyl
· Digital Download– Remastered album and unreleased audio will both be available.
· Super Deluxe Boxed Set (3CD/5LP)– This collection includes:
- Remastered album. 2 CDs, each in a replica sleeve.
- Unreleased audio on CD in a separate card sleeve.
- Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl.
- Unreleased audio on 180-gram vinyl.
- High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
- 48-page book filled with photos of the band, the recording locations, BBC memorabilia, and session information.
- High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
Jimmy Page spoke about the band’s growth in an interview with Guitar World:“The BBC Sessions show in graphic detail just how organic the group was. Led Zeppelin was a band that would change things around substantially each time it played…We were becoming tighter and tighter, to the point of telepathy.”
Speaking with Wall of Sound, John Paul Jones added: “We’d been on the road a lot by the time those sessions were recorded. The albums were always the starting point of the music, and then we’d take it out and expand it on the road. Then we’d come straight off the road into those BBC studios.”
Recalling the BBC experience in an interview with Mojo, Robert Plant said: “The whole thing was very quaint: the politeness of the audience, the technicians fumbling about, proper hallowed low-key introductions. Like there was some sort of holy moment about to occur.”