Lost Led Zeppelin material surfaces
1969 recordings will feature on new, expanded version of 1997 ‘BBC Sessions’ album – now entitled ‘The Complete BCC Sessions’
In March 1969, a young Led Zeppelin recorded a three-track session for the BBC that was broadcast the following month – and then seemingly lost in the mists of time, with the master tapes allegedly erased. Now, however, that session has re-emerged in the form of a recording made by a fan from AM radio at the time, and the three rediscovered tracks are among the eight additions to a new version of the band’s triple-platinum 1997 albu BBC Sessions.
The standard version of the album, now known as The Complete BBC Sessions, features the same 24 tracks across two CDs or four LPs as the original version, albeit with all 24 having been digitally remastered by Jimmy Page and engineer John Davis. The deluxe edition adds an extra CD or LP housing eight further cuts: seven previously unreleased tracks (including the three from the 1969 session mentioned above: Sunshine Woman, I Can’t Quit You and You Shook Me), plus White Summer, which was previously only available on the Led Zeppelin boxset.
For the truly dedicated, there’s also a Deluxe Boxset edition of The Complete BBC Sessions, which includes the albums on vinyl and CD plus a code to download them digitally, a 48-page booklet and a print of the album cover – the first 20,000 of which will be numbered.
All versions will be available from 16 September.