The latest issue of MOJO magazine celebrates the power and the glory of Led Zeppelin via a 21-page Zep-fest that features an exclusive interview with Jimmy Page, a countdown of the band’s 50 greatest tracks (Compiled by MOJO and its readers!) and a verdict on the new expanded album remasters.
Jimmy Page was sitting on a little stool playing some acoustic Zep when suddenly he kicked the stool out from underneath him and he and Led Zeppelin launched into “Kashmir”. I’ll never forget that moment.
Here is “Kashmir” from the movie, Celebration Day.
I have waited for Led Zeppelin to deliver newly remastered and previously unreleased material from their vaults. I learned that harvest of music will be spread out over a series of box sets devoted to each of Led Zeppelin’s albums. Those remastered box sets are due out sometime in 2014, according to Jimmy Page who is masterminding this project.
“Each of the albums has been remastered but it also has a companion disc with it,” he explained. “Let’s take, for example, ‘Led Zeppelin III’ — that’s remastered from analog 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 and all the rest of it. Each disk 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.”
First, we learn that Led Zeppelin will be one of the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. on December 2nd. Led Zeppelin will receive 1) honors as a band, then 2) John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will each receive Kennedy Center Honors. We will get a nice day after Christmas present as the event will air December 26th on CBS.
Second, it was announced today that a theatrical release of Led Zeppelin’s 2007 one-night-only reunion concert, Celebration Daywill be distributed on 1,500 screens on October 17th. The recorded concert from December 10th, 2007 at London’s 02 Arena will later be issued on “multiple audio and video formats” on November 19th. I am rubbing my hands with glee over these eventualities.
Dancing days are here again as the summer evenings grow I got my flower, I got my power, I got a woman who knows.
Chorus:I said it’s alright. You know it’s alright – I guess it’s all in my heart
You’ll be my only, my one and only. Is that the way it should start?