Led Zeppelin will release an expanded box set version of their 1976 live album and concert film The Song Remains the Same later this year, complete with four previously unreleased live tracks, 5.1 sound and a host of other features.
The release is scheduled for Sept. 7, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the first show Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones ever played together. In addition to the Super Deluxe Boxed Set edition, the album and film will be reissued on CD, vinyl, Blu-ray, streaming and digital formats.
The Song Remains the Same was recorded over a three-night stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden in July 1973 at the conclusion of a North American tour in support of the band’s Houses of the Holy album.
Previously unreleased outtakes of “Celebration Day,” “Over the Hills and Far Away,” “Misty Mountain Hop” and “The Ocean” have been integrated into the audio versions of The Song Remains the Same and are included as bonus clips on the DVD.
As Page has done with the rest of the band’s back catalog in recent years, the guitarist oversaw the remastering for the new box set. He has changed the track sequence to allow the 29-minute version of “Dazed and Confused” to fit uncut onto one side of the vinyl edition of the album.
The Super Deluxe edition of The Song Remains the Same includes two CDs, four vinyl albums, two DVDs, a high-definition download card, a 28-page book featuring band photos, stills from the film and an essay from Cameron Crowe, and a replica of the program from the band’s 1977 tour of Japan. MORE