Led Zeppelin Shares Previously Unreleased Recording
Led Zeppelin will reissue their 1997 compilation BBC Sessions as The Complete BBC Sessions featuring several previously unreleased recordings on September 16. One of those eight previously withheld tracks is the obscure original “Sunshine Woman,” which for the first time can now be officially heard.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the newly unearthed recording of “Sunshine Woman” was took place in London on March 16, 1969, first airing the following month on BBC World Service. Zeppelin’s record label Atlantic Records believes the original master tapes of the session were lost, but several years back a private recording was obtained. Along with “Sunshine Woman” – which was not included on any of the band’s albums – there are two new versions of the classic Led Zeppelin songs “Communication Breakdown,” “You Shook Me” and “Dazed and Confused.”
Guitarist Jimmy Page was involved in the remastering process for The Complete BBC Sessions. Give a listen to the newly surfaced “Sunshine Woman” here: