Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions
The Complete BBC Sessions
- Release Date: 9/16/2016
- Remastered album, 2 CDs, each in a replica sleeve
- Unreleased audio on CD in a separate card sleeve
- Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl
- Unreleased audio on 180-gram vinyl
- High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit
- 44-page book filled with photos of the band, the recording locations, BBC memorabilia, and session information
- High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered
Nearly 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin introduced BBC Sessions, an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the band's appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. Now the band have released THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS, an updated version of the collection that's been newly remastered with supervision by Jimmy Page and expanded with eight unreleased BBC recordings, including three rescued from a previously "lost" session from 1969.
BBC Sessions was originally released in 1997 and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS builds on that collection with a third disc that boasts eight unreleased performances. In addition, the set includes extensive session-by-session liner notes written by Dave Lewis. For the first time ever, it provides accurate details and notes about all of the band's BBC sessions.
Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans. Originally broadcast in April 1969, the session included three songs: "I Can't Quit You Baby," "You Shook Me," and the only recorded performance of "Sunshine Woman."
Also included are two unreleased versions of both "Communication Breakdown" and "What Is And What Should Never Be." Separated by two years, the performances vividly demonstrate the young band's rapid evolution over a short period of time.