LED ZEPPELIN RELEASING DELUXE ‘PHYSICAL GRAFFITI’ SET NEXT MONTH
Led Zeppelin’s expanded three-disc reissue of their 1975 double album Physical Graffiti will be released in the UK on February 24th, and presumably in North America the following day.
Ultimate Classic Rock reported that the new set has been made available for pre-sale on Amazon.UK, with Zeppelin updating their Facebook page with new Physical Graffiti graphics.
The new edition features seven previously unissued alternate tracks and outtakes — in addition to remastered versions of such Zeppelin classics as “Kashmir,” “Trampled Under Foot,” “Houses Of The Holy,” “In My Time Of Dying,” “Down By The Seaside,” “Boogie With Stu,” and “The Wonton Song,” among others.
Jimmy Page, who serves as producer for the ongoing reissue series, said that the new editions of the albums aren’t designed to change the historical narrative of Led Zeppelin’s career: “No, no, I’m not into rewriting history, I’m re-presenting history. All of the music that you hear across the companion disc is all basically mixes from the time. I thought it was essential to have mixes from the time, because you’ve got the mindset. It’s showing the mindset of what’s being done. To go to the multi-tracks and start remixing, then that’s a whole different total ball game. I wasn’t into that. I really wanted to have something whereby (it) totally reflected what was going on at that point of time. A times capsule, if you like, of when these things were being recorded.”
The bonus tracks to featured on Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti – Deluxe Edition are:
“Brandy & Coke” (“Trampled Under Foot” – Initial Rough Mix)
“Sick Again” (Early Version)
“In My Time of Dying” (Initial Rough Mix)
“Houses Of Then Holy” (Rough Mix With Overdubs)
“Everybody Makes It Through” (“In The Light” – Early Version/In Transit)
“Boogie With Stu” (Sunset Sound Mix)
“Driving Through Kashmir” (“Kashmir” – Rough Orchestra Mix)