Listen to clips from Jimmy Page’s new ‘Sound Tracks’ box set

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Led Zeppelin guitar legend Jimmy Page has revealed details of his new box set that brings together music he composed for films Lucifer Rising and Death Wish II, along with other archive material.

The limited edition Sound Tracks box will be released on the 6th of March and is available to pre-order now.

Three versions of the set are available via Page’s official website including CD and Vinyl editions, each featuring four discs, or a £400 limited Deluxe Edition signed by Page himself.

Speaking to Uncut magazine last year, Page said: “There’s something coming out which I’m really excited about. It’s the mix that I did [of Lucifer Rising] but I’m leaving the guitar on it, it’s got a 12 string that is the guide guitar showing me where I’m going to do the overdub. This isn’t what goes to [director] Kenneth Anger, because I didn’t want hardly any guitar at all. The mix is really really superb, I’m really proud of it. And I’ve got some experimental music that was done with bow and Theremin which is like, hang on to your seats, because it really, really is something else, it’s disturbing. I’ve got some home stuff that I did at the same studio or equipment that I did Lucifer Rising on, with sort of that whole guitar textures and overdubs. I think people want to hear that.”

You can listen to a selection of clips from Sound Tracks via the SoundCloud stream below:


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Led Zeppelin announce ‘IV’ and ‘Houses Of The Holy’ reissues

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Led Zeppelin have announced deluxe reissues of their Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy albums.

The new editions have been overseen by guitarist Jimmy Page during production and remastering, and each will be accompanied by previously unreleased audio content.

They deluxe packages will be released on the 27th of October in multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital formats, including a Limited Edition Super Deluxe boxed set.

The details of the release formats are:

Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
Deluxe Edition (2CD) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
Single LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail.
Deluxe Edition Vinyl (2LP) – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:
o Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
o Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art.
o Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
o Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art.
o High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
o Hard bound, 80 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
o High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

The tracklistings are:

Led Zeppelin IV
“Black Dog”
“Rock And Roll”
“The Battle of Evermore
“Stairway To Heaven”
“Misty Mountain Hop”
“Four Sticks”
“Going To California”
“When The Levee Breaks”

Companion Audio Disc
“Black Dog” – Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs
“Rock And Roll” – Alternate Mix
“The Battle Of Evermore” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange
“Stairway To Heaven” – Sunset Sound Mix
“Misty Mountain Hop” – Alternate Mix
“Four Sticks” – Alternate Mix
“Going To California” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix
“When The Levee Breaks” – Alternate UK Mix

Houses Of The Holy
“The Song Remains The Same”
“The Rain Song”
“Over The Hills And Far Away”
“The Crunge”
“Dancing Days”
“D’yer Mak’er”
“No Quarter”
“The Ocean”

Companion Audio Disc
“The Song Remains The Same” – Guitar Overdub Reference Mix
“The Rain Song” – Mix Minus Piano“Over The Hills And Far Away” – Guitar Mix Backing Track
“The Crunge” – Rough Mix – Keys Up
“Dancing Days” – Rough Mix With Vocal
“No Quarter” – Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs – No Vocal
“The Ocean” – Working Mix

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Jimmy Page receives honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music

Jimmy PageJimmy Page has received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The Led Zeppelin guitar legend said “What a spirit there is here,” in a set of brief comments after receiving his doctoral degree.”Music has so much power across so many avenues. To be in a position to do the thing you’re best at, which is making music, and bringing joy and pleasure to other people, it can’t be much better than that. I wish to pass that on to all of you. Congratulations with your degrees and lots of success in the future.”

Berklee also presented honorary doctorates this year to R&B songwriter Valerie Simpson, jazz pianist Geru Allen and American Music Program youth jazz orchestra founder Thara Memory. Past honorees have included Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler and Annie Lennox.

You can watch footage of Page receiving his degree in video footage posted online by the Boston Herald below:

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