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.
Available November 13, Atlantic Records/Rhino Entertainment will honor the Rock & Rock Hall of Famers 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 by famed rock writer David Fricke.
*Deluxe version is a 2-CD/ 1-DVD set featuring the premiere-version (90 minutes) of live performance footage culled from the Led Zeppelin DVD.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has explained that his injured finger - which had been the cause of his band’s O2 Arena show postponement - is now better and the band will resume rehearsals this week.
The guitarist, speaking to Reuters, assured fans that his finger would be fine for ther concert, scheduled to take place on December 10.
“I suppose something like a Zeppelin reunion wouldn’t be right without a bit of drama,” he joked.
“This is two to two-and-a-half weeks from the injury and there we are, it’s doing that,” Page continued, wiggling his finger. “It’s going to be fine for the concert. It’s just a bit bruised and a bit painful, but it’s going to be fine.”
LED ZEPPELIN’s legendary 1973 Song Remains the Same soundtrackis being released tomorrow (November 20) and includes six songs that were not on the original release â€” “Black Dog”, “Over The Hills And Far Away”, “Misty Mountain Hop”, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “The Ocean”, and “Heartbreaker”.
On Tuesday, November 27 in select movie theatres across the country, thousands of music fans will get to simultaneously experience “Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same” in its ultimate viewing and listening environment when Warner Home Video, Rhino Entertainment and D&E Entertainment roll out the digital red carpet for the legendary rock film. The one-night-only event will utilize D&E’s digital cinema technology to simultaneously premiere a completely re-mastered and re-mixed high-definition print to nearly 50 U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle. Showtime will be at 8:00 p.m. PST
The screening of the film coincides with Warner Home Video’s (WHV) November 20 DVD release of LED ZEPPELIN’s famed concert film with all 16 song performances for the first time together on DVD and more than 40 minutes of extra material. The DVDs include never-before-released performance footage of “Over The Hills and Far Away” and “Celebration Day”; plus performances of “Misty Mountain Hop” and “The Ocean”. Special features also include a rare 1976 BBC interview with Robert Plant and Peter Grant; vintage TV footage from the infamous hotel robbery during the New York concert stand and the original theatrical trailer.
“Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same” will also be available on December 11 in HD DVD and Blu-ray versions.
Filmed during the band’s legendary three-night stand at Madison Square Garden in July 1973 and released theatrically in 1976, “Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same” features Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham in a mesmerizing movie with classic music performances that include the hits “Dazed and Confused”, “Stairway to Heaven”, “Whole Lotta Love” and more. The film has been newly re-mixed and re-mastered in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound, personally supervised by the band.
Atlantic/Rhino Entertainment has also given Song Remains the Same soundtrack the deluxe reissue treatment, with the band members overseeing the remixing and remastering of the original release.