Reissues of Led Zeppelin’s catalog are expected to be released this year, according to Rolling Stone. Guitarist Jimmy Page reported the news from his website, though the post has immediately been removed soon after. The reissues will be released on the Swan Song and Atlantic labels as they were originally, when first released in the 1960s and 1970s.
Kicking off the reissues are the band’s first three albums 1969’s Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II, and 1970’s Led Zeppelin III. There have also been sayings of a release other material from the band’s archives, but it is not known whether it is solo material from Jimmy Page himself, or collaborations with other artists. Each reissued album will be coming out as a deluxe edition, featuring alternate mixes and concert recordings never released. Page also states the reissued albums will sound better than the versions that are now available. In fact, Zeppelin’s catalog have been remastered twenty years ago, at a time where everything was still analog. The reissues will be a opportunity for the music to sound better on MP3 form.
In other music news, Beastie Boys Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz’s film No No: A Dockumentary will be featured at the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City, Utah from January 16th to the 26th. The film focuses on the life and career of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis, best known for his 1970 throw of a rare no-hitter while tripping on acid. This isn’t Horovitz only foray into film. Last summer, he was in talks in appearing in a film called While We’re Young, which stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. He is also reportedly working with bandmate Michael “Mike-D” Diamond on a memoir based on the Beastie Boys’ legendary history.