Jimmy Page Confirms Unreleased Material for Led Zeppelin Reissues

Page talks bonus tracks in new interview.

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Jimmy Page has been talking to Team Rock Radio about the upcoming Led Zeppelin remasters, and the companion discs that will come with each album, HenneMusic reports. "Each of the albums has been remastered but it also has a companion disc with it," Page reveales. "Let’s take for example, 'Led Zeppelin III' - that’s remastered from analogue from the original thing. I know everybody does that, but what they don’t do.. I revisited all the working mixes that were done at the time. "There's different versions. Say for example, there's 'Since I've Been Loving You' – there's an incredible version of that which is totally different, it's really raw in its approach, it's quite dramatic, it's cool. "That's one little item of it, but what it gives is a companion disc to 'Led Zeppelin III.' It'll come out in its own box. Each disc will give a really intimate picture of the group - that's the idea that I've had with it and I think it's successful." Page also confirmed that the remasters will contain unreleased material, but was tightlipped as to what that material will be: "I can’t tell you ... it's got to be a little bit of a surprise, I can't give all the games away."

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    I wonder does he have the recorded jam that took place between Zeppelin and Sabbath I think around the time Sabbath were making Vol 4, would love to hear that.
    They actually haven't released remastered versions of all of their work. I know, I own the Complete Zeppelin which has the original versions of their songs, but also includes the remastered versions too. I would like to hear some of the live cuts remastered too (such as Top Gear or Lollipop Sundae). The only thing that slightly irks me is the fact that I may end up spending more money on their albums(which technically I have, and I already own individual albums before I even bought the complete zeppelin) for remastered versions. I would like to hear the unreleased stuff too.
    I wonder if this new material might contain some of those demos they worked on with Myles Kennedy after their 02 reunion Always thought they'd be interesting to hear
    To be honest I haven't listened to Zeppelin in ages, so maybe some new stuff will get me into them again. Looking forward to this.
    The unreleased material aside, how is this different from the like 6 other times theyve released "remastered" versions of all their stuff?
    The difference is the level of sound quality the music can now be formatted to. The last time the catalogue was updated was 20 years ago, and it sounds ridiculous on the mp3 format. Mp3 in general is going to yield very poor sound quality, you lose a huge portion of information with that format. Additionally, when people remaster old records nowadays, they take the master tape and re-do EQ and stuff and re-format it in better quality technology, which is great. What he's done is gone through the mixes of the material and mastered them all again, if I'm understanding him properly. The difference is taking the final product and remastering that, instead of taking all of the tracking and remixing the individual tracks, giving you much more control over the volume levels, effects, and panning of the separate tracks. In short, it's all about better sound quality.
    Remastered material and unreleased material aren't the same thing you retard
    I said the unreleased material ASIDE from the "new" remastered material. I'm asking how this new remastered material is different from the countless other remastered versions theyve released. Please read carefully from now on before you go making and ass of yourself.
    Okay. I was wrong. Unreleased stuff aside? Money. They need to make money, and they know people are gonna buy the re-releases. They may be legendary musicians, but they gotta eat, too.
    Not saying they don't already make enough money...
    No wonder they didn't bother making a new album or touring a few years ago. All they have to do is "remaster" all their old stuff every 5 years to keep raking in the cash.
    Their final album, Coda, if I remember correctly, was all unreleased material. There was nothing recorded immediately prior to its release. ITTOD, of course was new material. I am surprised they have old material left! I can't wait to hear it. When Bonham I was as heartbroken as many people were when Cobain died, even though that happened right up the road from where I live. I loved Zeppelin growing up. To hear that there is stuff never released to the public makes me so happy!
    This, I like. But will it be a complete box set with each album remastered, and a extra disc for each studio album?
    Jimmy,instead of rehashing material from 30 40 years ago have you thought of maybe writing some new music an stop ripping everyone off with old remastered,remixed,unheard or lost material.