Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page!
No matter how many times you may have listened to their music, youve never heard Led Zeppelin like this before.
Following the whirlwind success of their first two albums and near constant touring, Page and Plant took to the now famous Bron-Yr-Aur cottage in Wales in 1970 to start the early composition of Led Zeppelin III. They later convened with Bonham and Jones for rehearsals before entering London's Olympic Studios to begin recording in May 1970. Fueled by classic tracks such as "Immigrant Song" and "Since I've Been Loving You," the album soared to the top of charts worldwide upon its release in October of 1970 and has since been certified 6x platinum.
The nine tracks featured on Led Zeppelin III's companion audio continue to offer a window into the band's recording process with seven studio outtakes of songs from the album as well as three previously unheard compositions: "Jennings Farm Blues" (an instrumental forerunner of "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp"), "Bathroom Sound" (an instrumental version of "Out On The Tiles"), and their take on the blues classics "Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind."
In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music. The band has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide with a celebrated catalog including such landmark songs as "Whole Lotta Love," "Kashmir," "Rock And Roll," "When The Levee Breaks" and "Stairway To Heaven." The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest rock band in the world.
Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant - along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.
Deluxe Edition Features Original Album On CD PLUS Companion Audio Disc
Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page
Housed in tri-fold jacket including original artwork including the die cut holes and wheel plus newly created negative artwork for companion audio
Includes 16-page booklet
1. Immigrant Song
3. Celebration Day
4. Since Ive Been Loving You
5. Out On The Tiles
6. Gallows Pole
8. Thats The Way
9. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
10. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper
Companion Audio Disc - Previously unreleased studio outtakes
1. The Immigrant Song (Alternate Mix)
2. Friends (Track, no vocal)
3. Celebration Day (Alternate Mix)
4. Since Ive Been Loving You (Rough Mix of First Recording)
5. Bathroom Sound (Track, no vocal)
6. Gallows Pole (Rough Mix)
7. Thats The Way (Rough Mix with Dulcimer & Backwards Echo)
8. Jennings Farm Blues (Rough Mix of All Guitar Overdubs That Day)
9. Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind (Rough Mix)