Thursday, January 8, 2015

Physical Graffiti Available for Pre-Order

From Led Zeppelin/Rhino Records:

Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available February 24

The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group’s sixth studio album will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted on February 24, 1975. As with the previous deluxe editions, Physical Graffiti has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a disc of companion audio comprising previously unreleased music related to the original release.

Certified 16x platinum in the U.S., the commercial success of Physical Graffiti was equaled by its critical reception. Generally regarded as one of the greatest double albums of all time, the original 15 tracks represent a creative tour de force that explores the band’s dynamic musical range, from the driving rock of “Custard Pie” and acoustic arrangement of “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” to the Eastern raga of “Kashmir” and funky groove of “Trampled Under Foot.”

The companion audio disc that accompanies the deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti has seven unreleased tracks, including rough mixes of “In My Time Of Dying” and “Houses Of The Holy,” as well as an early mix of “Trampled Under Foot” called “Brandy & Coke.” All the unreleased companion tracks offer fans a chance to hear well-known songs from a different perspective, including the Sunset Sound mix of “Boogie With Stu” and “Driving Through Kashmir,” a rough orchestra mix of the band’s eight minute opus “Kashmir.” Also featured is “Everybody Makes It Through,” a strikingly different early version of “In The Light” with alternate lyrics.

Physical Graffiti is now available for pre-order in the following formats:

Physical Graffiti (Super Deluxe Edition Box CD & LP)

Remastered double album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art Remastered double album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art High-definition audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit Hard-bound, 96 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.


  Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition 3CD

 Remastered album on two discs, plus a third disc of unreleased companion audio.


  Led Zeppelin - Deluxe Edition Remastered (3 Vinyles) [Vinyl LP]

 Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.



Remastered album packaged in a replica of the original LP jacket.


Double LP

Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP's first pressing in exacting detail.


Pre-Order Here

Remastered album and companion audio will both be available in standard and high-definition formats


Jason Bonham in 2015

It looks like Jason Bonham's plans for 2015 are starting to firm up. On Episode 80 of Ramble On Radio last month, James Dylan confirmed that Jason was booking Led Zeppelin Experience shows for March.

The first date has popped up on Ticketmaster, March 11 at the Uptown Theatre, Napa California. Tickets go on sale Monday. Look for more dates to be announced in the next week or two.

On May 2nd, Sammy Hagar and The Circle to play the Carolina Rebellion Festival in Concord, NC. The Circle features Jason, Michael Anthony and guitarist Vic Johnson from the band Waboritas. Also on the 2-day festival (May 2nd and 3rd) lineup is Slash, featuring rumoured almost Zeppeliner Myles Kennedy, Cheap Trick, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Slayer and a host of others.

There will be, I am sure, much more from Jason as 2015 develops.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Robert Plant Space Shifting Continues

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters have announced their first performance if 2015, headlining the BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley California on May 29th - 31st.
Joining Imagine Dragons and No Doubt at the top of the BottleRock billing.

BottleRock is part of the Napa Valley Expo.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Jan 8, at 10AM Pacific Time. Order through the BottleRock website.

Fortieth Anniversary Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin are releasing the remastered Physical Graffiti on the 40th anniversary of the albums original release date on February 24, 1975. Leaks of Amazon links in both the UK and the US show the album will be dropped on February 24th in the US and Canada, 23rd in Europe.

Super Deluxe Edition Box Set
The links show the album will be 2-LP/2-CD set with the Deluxe Edition including a single disk of bonus material. The Super Deluxe Edition box set, which includes a numbered print, high def. digital files and hardcover book, will be a six disk (3-LP/3-CD) set, that is showing a price of $159.98 in US and £131.99 at Amazon UK.

The release is not official yet, and neither are the Amazon links, but it appears you can pre-order through those links if you find them.

I will update this post with official links when they are online.

Alternate Cover
Led Zeppelin News (under no circumstances should you not be following him on Twitter) also reports that the bonus disk will include seven songs:

  1. Brandy & Coke (Trampled Under Foot - Initial Rough Mix) 
  2. Sick Again (Early Version) 
  3. In My Time of Dying (Initial Rough Mix) 
  4. Houses of the Holy (Rough Mix with Overdubs) 
  5. Everybody Makes It Through (In the Light Early Version/In Transit) 
  6. Boogie With Stu (Sunset Sound Mix) 
  7. Driving Through Kashmir (Kashmir Rough Orchestra Mix)

As with the first five albums, the Deluxe Editions will feature an alternate, inverted colour cover.

Deluxe Edition LPs
Deluxe Edition CDs