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Led Zeppelin announce full details of new collection The Complete BBC Sessions
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Led Zeppelin announce full details of new collection The Complete BBC Sessions

Led Zeppelin have announced full details of new collection The Complete BBC Sessions. 

The collection of tracks recorded in various BBC studios, which features 33 songs in all, will be released on September 16th. You can pre-order the collection, which will be released on a three-CD and five-LP box set as well as a deluxe package containing both, on the right-hand side of the page. 

Among the rarities featured are a three-song session from March 1969, which had been unheard since it was first broadcast the following month. The session has only come to light recently after a fan who taped it from AM radio in Europe came forward with a recording, which has been restored to releasable quality by guitarist Jimmy Page. The sessions includes the only performance of 'Sunshine Woman', a track the band never recorded, as well 'I Can’t Quit You Baby' and 'You Shook Me'.

Also featured is a rare rendition of 'Stairway To Heaven', which was aired in April 1971 from BBC Paris Cinema in London’s Regent Street. 

The collection's super deluxe edition will also include a 48-page book that features photos and details on the recording sessions and a high-quality, limited edition print of the original album cover.

Speaking about the collection, Page said: "We’d been on the road a lot by the time those sessions were recorded. The albums were always the starting point of the music, and then we’d take it out and expand it on the road. Then we’d come straight off the road into those BBC studios."

 

The tracklisting of The Complete BBC Sessions is as follows:

'You Shook Me'
'I Can't Quit You Baby'
'Communication Breakdown'
'Dazed And Confused'
'The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair'
'What Is And What Should Never Be'
'Communication Breakdown'
'Travelling Riverside Blues'
'Whole Lotta Love'
'Somethin' Else'
'Communication Breakdown'
'I Can't Quit You Baby'
'You Shook Me'
'How Many More Times'
'Immigrant Song'
'Heartbreaker'
'Since I've Been Loving You'
'Black Dog'
'Dazed And Confused'
'Stairway To Heaven'
'Going To California'
'That's The Way'
'Whole Lotta Love'/'Boogie Chillun'/'Fixin' To Die'/'That's Alright Mama'/'A Mess Of Blues' (Medley)
'Thank You'
Deluxe Edition:
'Communication Breakdown'
'What Is And What Should Never Be'
'Dazed And Confused'
'White Summer'
'What Is And What Should Never Be'
'Communication Breakdown'
'I Can't Quit You Baby'
'You Shook Me'
'Sunshine Woman'

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