Led Zeppelin Deluxe Reissues | IV & Houses Of The Holy

Earlier this year Led Zeppelin released deluxe reissues of their first three albums that included a slew of previously unreleased material. That trend will continue on October 28, when deluxe editions of IV and Houses Of The Holy are set to be unveiled.

Both IV and Houses Of The Holy have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.

Here's a rundown of what will be available:

> Single CD - Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
> Deluxe Edition (2CD) - Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
> Single LP - Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP's first pressing in exacting detail.
> Deluxe Edition Vinyl (2LP) - Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
> 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 featuring new alternate cover art.
>> Remastered 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-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
>> Hard bound, 80 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.

According to a press release, "The Led Zeppelin IV deluxe edition includes unreleased versions of every song heard on the original album including alternate mixes of 'Misty Mountain Hop' and 'Four Sticks,' mixes of 'The Battle Of Evermore' and 'Going To California' heavy with guitar and mandolin, and the fabled, alternate version 'Stairway To Heaven,' mixed at the Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles which lets fans hear one of the most revered songs of all time as they have never heard it before." The seven unreleased tracks on the companion audio disc for Houses Of The Holy "include rough and working mixes for 'The Ocean' and 'Dancing Days' that reveal a deeper look inside the recording sessions of these classic songs. Other standout recordings include the guitar mix backing track for 'Over The Hills And Far Away' and a version of 'The Rain Song' without piano."

Check out the tracklist for the remasters:

Led Zeppelin IV
Track Listing
1. "Black Dog"
2. "Rock And Roll"
3. "The Battle of Evermore"
4. "Stairway To Heaven"
5. "Misty Mountain Hop"
6. "Four Sticks"
7. "Going To California"
8. "When The Levee Breaks"
Companion Audio Disc
1. "Black Dog" - Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs
2. "Rock And Roll" - Alternate Mix
3. "The Battle Of Evermore" - Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange
4. "Stairway To Heaven" - Sunset Sound Mix
5. "Misty Mountain Hop" - Alternate Mix
6. "Four Sticks" - Alternate Mix
7. "Going To California" - Mandolin/Guitar Mix
8. "When The Levee Breaks" - Alternate UK Mix

Houses of the Holy
Track Listing
1. "The Song Remains The Same"
2. "The Rain Song"
3. "Over The Hills And Far Away"
4. "The Crunge"
5. "Dancing Days"
6. "D'yer Mak'er"
7. "No Quarter"
8. "The Ocean"
Companion Audio Disc
1. "The Song Remains The Same" - Guitar Overdub Reference Mix
2. "The Rain Song" - Mix Minus Piano
3. "Over The Hills And Far Away" - Guitar Mix Backing Track
4. "The Crunge" - Rough Mix - Keys Up
5. "Dancing Days" - Rough Mix With Vocal
6. "No Quarter" - Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal
7. "The Ocean" - Working Mix

[Published on: 7/29/14]

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