Robert Plant says that he Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones will reconvene to discuss plans for Led Zeppelin's 50th anniversary this year. Although a live reunion is not in the cards, so far we do know that Page has been prepping a live album featuring unreleased tapes, and a major photo book titled Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin will be published via Reel Art Press sometime this year.
Plant, who's currently on the road with the Sensational Space Shifters in support of his latest album, Carry Fire, shed light on Zep's 50th anniversary, telling TheCurrent.org, "Well, we're planning to get together and talk about it. Basically, it's very difficult to find stuff that still is unheard, and not only will it be 50 years, but it'll be, next year, 38 years since John (Bonham) passed away. And the great thing about Led Zeppelin was that we didn't chronicle ourselves; we just kind of went from town to town and sang songs and played guitars and stuff. And then went about our lives."
- Plant, who is not one to mill about in his own nostalgia, went on to say: "The whole idea of chronicling the life of people in bands. . . In a way, I wish that we had more stuff to look at, but there will be a book of photographs and stuff. But some of it will be particularly interesting, I think. Beyond that, musically, there's bits and pieces lying around, but not an album or anything like that. But there will be a celebration, I'm sure, somewhere. A cork will pop!"
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- Coming on March 23rd is a newly remastered reissue of the Led Zeppelin 2003 live collection, How The West Was Won. The set, which features new remastering supervised by Jimmy Page, marks the first offering from the band in celebration of its 50th anniversary this year. How The West Was Won will be released in multiple formats including triple-CD, the first ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions -- with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound -- and the LP version spread over four discs.
- How The West Was Won was originally released on May 27th, 2003 and peaked at Number One on the Billboard 200. It featured tracks culled from two Southern California shows recorded at the L.A. Forum on June 25th, 1972 and Long Beach Arena on June 27th, 1972. Jimmy Page sequenced the set to replicate a single concert from beginning to end.
- The tracklisting to Led Zeppelin's How The West Was Won is: "L.A. Drone," "Immigrant Song," "Heartbreaker," "Black Dog," "Over The Hills And Far Away," "Since I've Been Loving You," "Stairway To Heaven," "Going To California," "That's The Way," "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp," "Dazed And Confused," "Walter's Walk," "The Crunge," "What Is And What Should Never Be," "Dancing Days," "Moby Dick," "Medley: Whole Lotta Love/Boogie Chillun/Let's Have A Party/Hello Mary Lou/Going Down Slow," "Rock And Roll," "The Ocean," "Bring It On Home," and "Bring It On Back."
CHECK IT OUT: Led Zeppelin on February 27th, 1972 live in Sydney: