Led Zeppelin Release New Version of 'Black Dog'

Remasterd versions of "IV" and "Houses of the Holy" will arrive on October 28.

Led Zeppelin Release New Version of 'Black Dog'
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You can now stream a previously unheard take on "Black Dog" ahead of the forthcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin's "IV." It finds the band in the midst of an early pass, with a higher guide vocal from Robert Plant and fewer of the familiar guitar overdubs.

This cool new version, premiering courtesy of Rolling Stone (via Ultimate Classic Rock), is but one promised highlight of the Jimmy Page-curated reissues of "IV" and "Houses of the Holy," which will arrive on October 28. They follow well-received reissues of Led Zeppelin's first three albums, all of which zoomed into the Top 10.

Once again, these reissues will include by a remastered edition of the original album plus a bonus disc filled with previously unreleased tracks like "Black Dog." The super-deluxe versions also feature both CD and vinyl versions of both discs, plus an 80-page book and a high-quality print of the vintage album cover.

"'Black Dog' is obviously one of the songs that Led Zeppelin is really noted for," Page tells Rolling Stone. "It's one of the powerhouse numbers that we did with an incredible riff."

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    jordo246
    Why can I not view the video in the country that the band came from.
    siamesedream777
    I really dont see the hype of all these remastered versions, it's the same song just with a cleaner sound (?)
    Jazz1992
    "THE VIDEO YOU ARE TRYING TO WATCH CANNOT BE VIEWED FROM YOUR CURRENT COUNTRY OR LOCATION." F**K YOU
    matteo cubano
    this version doesn't do a ton for me. it's very similar and whenever things are very similar i end up just listening to the original. but this is easily one of my favorite albums of all time. so excited to pick this up.
    Bollockser
    I hope these two albums have more RARE nuggets than the first 3 reissues, Page hyped them for so long and then all this supposedly "rare" material is nothing more than rough -mixes- of the exact same versions we've all heard 80 billion times. There are bootleg box sets out there that have like 15 discs of studio outtakes, where is that??? Page clearly has access to better quality copies of that material than any bootlegger.
    Exwic
    Just sounds like someone is singing along with the original to me
    killjim01