This September Led Zeppelin will release The Complete BBC Sessions, an expanded and remastered version of their 1997 BBC Sessions album which adds a third disc of eight unreleased performances. This new set will be available across a number of formats, including an 8-disc super deluxe edition box set… The original two-disc collection featured live recordings selected from the band’s appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. The eight unreleased BBC recordings including three rescued from a previously ‘lost’ session from 1969. Originally broadcast in April of that year, this session included three songs: I Can’t Quit You Baby, You Shook Me and the only recorded performance of Sunshine Woman.
Also included amongst the unheard audio are two unreleased versions of both Communication Breakdown and What Is And What Should Never Be. These performances are separated by two years, illustrating the bands’ evolution in such a short space of time.
Jimmy Page has supervised the remastering and this new release is available as an eight-disc super deluxe edition that delivers the 33-tracks across five vinyl records and three CDs. Similar to the album super deluxe sets, this box set includes a 48-page book, a ‘high-quality’ print of the original album cover (the first 20,000 of which will be individually numbered) and a hi-res download card, providing all content at 96kHz/24 bit. It’s fair to assume that the design and dimensions will match the other box sets, making this a good companion to the rest!