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More Led Zeppelin Reissues

An expanded version of the 1997 archival compilation BBC Sessions, which features in-studio live recordings the rock legends made from 1969 to 1971, will be released in multiple configurations on September 16.

This comes about a year after Led Zeppelin completed the reissue campaign that saw the release of expanded editions of all its studio albums.

The Complete BBC Sessions features newly remastered tracks overseen by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, and contains eight previously unreleased bonus recordings, including three tunes from an April 1969 session that had long been considered lost.

The reissue will be available as a three-CD set, a five-LP vinyl collection, a digital download, and a Super Deluxe Boxed Set featuring the three CDs and the five LPs. The super deluxe package also boasts a 48-page book featuring photos, recording details, and images of BBC memorabilia; a high-quality print of the original BBC Sessions cover art; and a download card allowing access to high-definition audio files.

Among the unreleased tracks on The Complete BBC Sessions' bonus disc are "lost" live studio recordings of "I Can't Quit You Baby," "You Shook Me" and "Sunshine Woman." The latter track is the only known recorded performance of that tune. Other songs on the extra disc include multiple renditions of "Communication Breakdown" and "What Is and What Should Never Be."

The original BBC Sessions was released as a two-CD set in November 1997. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200, and went on to sell more than two million copies in the U.S.

Here's the full track list of the three-CD edition of The Complete BBC Sessions:

 

Disc One

"You Shook Me"

"I Can't Quit You Baby"

"Communication Breakdown"

"Dazed and Confused"

"The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair"

"What Is and What Should Never Be"

"Communication Breakdown"

"Travelling Riverside Blues"

"Whole Lotta Love"

"Somethin' Else"

"Communication Breakdown"

"I Can't Quit You Baby"

"You Shook Me"

"How Many More Times"

 

Disc Two

"Immigrant Song"

"Heartbreaker"

"Since I've Been Loving You"

"Black Dog"

"Dazed and Confused"

"Stairway to Heaven"

"Going to California"

"That's the Way"

"Whole Lotta Love" (Medley: "Boogie Chillun"/"Fixin' to Die"/"That's Alright Mama"/"A Mess of Blues")

"Thank You"

 

Disc Three

"Communication Breakdown"*

"What Is and What Should Never Be"*

"Dazed and Confused"*

"White Summer"

"What Is and What Should Never Be"*

"Communication Breakdown"*

"I Can't Quit You Baby"*

"You Shook Me"*

"Sunshine Woman"*

 

* = previously unreleased.

 

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