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LED ZEPPELIN Reissue Program Concludes With Deluxe Editions Of Presence, In Through The Out Door, And Coda

June 3rd, 2015

Deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin’s final three studio albums: Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda will be released in July. The reaction to the first six Led Zepplin album reissues has been extraordinary, with albums charting in the Top 10 around the globe whilst also garnering 5-star reviews and other critical accolades along the way.

As with the previous deluxe editions, Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page.

Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda will each be available July 31 from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:

Single CD – Remastered original album. Presence and Coda will be packaged in a gatefold card wallet. All CD and LP versions of In Through The Out Door will be wrapped in a brown paper page replicating its initial release.
Deluxe Edition (2CD and 3CD) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio. Coda will feature two companion audio discs.
Single LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail. All vinyl versions of In Through The Out Door will also include the water-sensitive insert that replicates the inner sleeve from the album’s initial release.
Deluxe Edition Vinyl – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl. Coda will feature two companion LPs.
Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:
Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
Companion audio on CD in card wallet.
Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
Hard bound, 72+ 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.

Originally released in 1976, Presence was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany. The album—which peaked at #1 in both the U.S. and UK and was certified triple platinum—crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” and  “Achilles Last Stand” and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best.

The companion audio disc that accompanies Presence has five unreleased reference mixes from the sessions, which reveal works in progress. Along with alternate incarnations of “For Your Life” “Achilles Last Stand” and “Royal Orleans,” there is also the previously unheard instrumental curiously titled “10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod).”

On its release in the summer of 1979, In Through The Out Door topped the U.S. and UK album charts and has since been certified six-times platinum. Sadly, it would be the last album that Led Zeppelin recorded prior to drummer John Bonham’s passing the following year. Among the seven album tracks are “Fool In The Rain” and “All My Love,” two songs that remain rock radio staples to this day.

The album’s companion audio disc features an unreleased rough mix of every track from the original album, including early versions with working titles such as “The Hook” (“All My Love”),  “The Epic” (“Carouselambra”), and “Blot” (“I’m Gonna Crawl”).

The appropriately titled Coda was Led Zeppelin’s final album of studio recordings. Released in 1982, it was comprised of eight unreleased tracks recorded between 1970 and 1978. It peaked at #6 on the album charts and has been certified platinum in the U.S.

The reissue campaign ends with a double-barrel blast of Led. Coda will be the only Led Zeppelin deluxe edition to include two companion discs, featuring 15 tracks recorded between 1968 and 1974. The oldest song in the collection is also perhaps the most interesting. The frenetic blues jam “Sugar Mama” was recorded in 1968 at Olympic Studios during sessions for the band’s eponymous debut. The song was completed but never officially released until now. “Baby Come On Home” from the same session is also included in the set. Also included is the previously unreleased “St. Tristan’s Sword,” a rollicking instrumental recorded during the Led Zeppelin III sessions in 1970.

In 1972, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page took a fabled trip to India to perform with the Bombay Orchestra and now, for the first time, recordings from these sessions will be officially released with dynamic takes on “Friends” and “Four Hands” (“Four Sticks” from Led Zeppelin IV). Among the many other highlights featured here is an early version of “When The Levee Breaks” from 1970 titled “If It Keeps On Raining”; rough mixes of “The Wanton Song” and “In The Light,” from the Physical Graffiti sessions at Headley Grange, the latter a different alternate version than the one included in the Physical Graffiti deluxe edition; and an instrumental mix of “Poor Tom” from 1970.

In 1968, Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.

Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Page, Plant, and Jones, and along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album

Track Listing
1.       “Achilles Last Stand”
2.       “For Your Life”
3.       “Royal Orleans”
4.       “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”
5.       “Candy Store Rock”
6.       “Hots On For Nowhere”
7.       “Tea For One”

Companion Audio
1.       “Two Ones Are Won”  (Achilles Last Stand             – Reference Mix)
2.       “For Your Life”  (Reference Mix)
3.       “10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)”                      (Reference Mix)
4.       “Royal Orleans” (Reference Mix)
5.       “Hots On For Nowhere” (Reference Mix)

In Through The Out Door
Track Listing
1.       “In The Evening”
2.       “South Bound Saurez”
3.       “Fool In The Rain”
4.       “Hot Dog”
5.       “Carouselambra”
6.       “All My Love”
7.       “I’m Gonna Crawl”

Companion Audio
1.       “In The Evening” (Rough Mix)
2.       “Southbound Piano” (South Bound Saurez –           – Rough Mix)
3.       “Fool In The Rain” (Rough Mix)
4.       “Hot Dog” (Rough Mix)
5.       “The Epic” (Carouselambra – Rough Mix)
6.       “The Hook” (All My Love – Rough Mix)
7.       “Blot”  (I’m Gonna Crawl – Rough Mix)

Track Listing
1.       “We’re Gonna Groove”
2.       “Poor Tom”
3.       “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
4.       “Walter’s Walk”
5.       “Ozone Baby”
6.       “Darlene”
7.       “Bonzo’s Montreux”
8.       “Wearing And Tearing”

Companion Audio
Disc One
1.       “We’re Gonna Groove”  (Alternate Mix)
2.       “If It Keeps On Raining” (When The Levee
Breaks – Rough Mix)
3.       “Bonzo’s Montreux” (Mix Construction In               Progress)
4.       “Baby Come On Home”
5.       “Sugar Mama” ( Mix)
6.       “Poor Tom” (Instrumental Mix)
7.       “Travelling Riverside Blues” (BBC Session)
8.       “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do”

Disc Two
1.       “Four Hands“ (Four Sticks – Bombay         Orchestra)
2.       “Friends” (Bombay Orchestra)
3.       “St. Tristan’s Sword” (Rough Mix)
4.       “Desire” (The Wanton Song – Rough Mix)
5.       “Bring It On Home” (Rough Mix)
6.       “Walter’s Walk” (Rough Mix)
7.       “Everybody Makes It Through” (In The    Light – Rough Mix)

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LED ZEPPELIN 2, Featuring Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont U.S. Tour Update

January 20th, 2011

LED ZEPPELIN 2, the tribute band featuring bassist Chris Klein, drummer Ian Lee, guitarist Paul Kamp and vocalist Bruce Lamont, rang in the new year with a North American tour which commenced with two dates at the House Of Blues in Chicago on January 7 and 8. The flashbacks continue as the band winds through nearly a month’s worth of dates before drawing to a close on February 12 in Denver at The Gothic Theatre. LED ZEPPELIN 2 brings you the excitement of Led Zeppelin “In Concert” by re-enacting the live improvisation and onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary status for performing. Rather than a “greatest hits” show, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live in front of an audience. LZ2 sold out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and have drawn rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific dates.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 is by far and away the next best thing,” says “The music excels and the chemistry is unmatchable. What LED ZEPPELIN 2 did was take a song that Led Zeppelin was known for and duplicate its sheer amazingness… Everything was right about it… They’re bringing Zeppelin to the stage for a whole new generation of people.”

“Bruce Lamont and Paul Kamp (of Yakuza and Busker Soundcheck fame, respectively) and the killer rhythm section of Ian Lee and Chris Klein bill themselves as LED ZEPPELIN 2, and they do as good a Zep as Zep ever did back in the day,” hails the Chicago Sun Times.

Timeout New York proclaims, “LED ZEPPELIN 2 is the best Zep band around,” and The Dallas Review reports that LED ZEPPELIN 2‘s performance is “…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin in concert.” “Who cares if the real Led Zeppelin reunited? This strong tribute act paraded through Page and Plant hits for a sold-out House of Blues…” says Timeout Chicago.

Most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago’s Yakuza, Bruce Lamont has contributed to a plethora of other projects including Bloodiest (featuring members of 90 Day Men, Sterling), Circle of Animals (with Sanford Parker, Minsk/The High Confessions) and Sick Gazelle (with Eric Block and Sanford Parker). He’s also recorded with Sigh, East West Blast Test, Minsk, Nachtmystium, Rabid Rabbit, Brutal Truth, Cephalic Carnage, Sweet Cobra, Locrian, Hex Machine and more.   Commented Lamont of the shows so far: “The shows have been amazing. Really enthusiastic crowds and the age range of folks coming out has really been insane…from teenagers to folks in their ’70s. Amazing!”

LED ZEPPELIN 2 – 2011 North American Tour Dates:

1/21/2011 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/22/2011 Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
1/24/2011 The Lyric Oxford – Oxford, MA
1/25/2011 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/26/2011 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/27/2011 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX 1/28/2011 Brewster Street Ice House – Corpus Christi, TX 1/29/2011 LaZona Rosa – Austin, TX
1/31/2011 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
2/01/2011 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/02/2011 Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
2/04/2011 The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
2/05/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
2/07/2011 Aladdin – Portland, OR
2/08/2011 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
2/10/2011 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
2/11/2011 Belly Up – Aspen, CO
2/12/2011 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO

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Wolfmother Live In Vancouver: May 27, 2006

June 6th, 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006
Richard’s On Richards
Vancouver, BC  Canada

 ***Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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