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Led Zeppelin continuing reissue series w/ ‘IV’ & ‘Houses of the Holy'; Lez Zeppelin touring, playing 3 NYC shows

by Ian Chainey

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The exhaustive Led Zeppelin reissue treatment continues with IV and Houses of the Holy. Details were announced for both of the Jimmy Page-remastered sets, and while surprises are slight, there are a few notable throw-ins making nerds salivate. IV features a “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Stairway To Heaven” and Houses of the Holy has a vocal-less version of “No Quarter.” Full tracklistings below. Both sets hit the street October 28 (preorder).

So how about that Led Zeppelin reunion, eh? The Guardian reported that Robert Plant wanted to come back as an acoustic project, but Page wished to stay plugged in.

“A couple of years ago, I said, ‘If you’ve got anything acoustic, let me know. I’ll give it a whirl,'” Plant recently told Uncut, (via NME). “It was hands across the water. [But Jimmy] just walked away.”

For the record, I tried the “got anything acoustic” line in a bar and was similarly shot down. I even tried it backwards. (Maybe I shouldn’t have been holding a mudshark?) Guess we need to step our game up.

That said, there is a way you can catch the music of Led Zeppelin live. The all-lady tribute band Lez Zeppelin will be touring Colorado and then will be playing three special shows this fall based on famous Zep engagements including The Royal Albert Hall (Jan, 9, 1970), The Song Remains the Same MSG concerts (July, 1973), and Knebworth (Aug 11, 1979). All performances will take place at NYC’s Highline Ballroom on September 22 (tickets), October 27 (tickets), and November 24 (tickets). Check out the full tour schedule below.

Led Zeppelin IV Reissue Details
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1. Black Dog
2. Rock And Roll
3. The Battle Of Evermore
4. Stairway To Heaven
5. Misty Mountain Hop
6. Four Sticks
7. Going To California
8. When The Levee Breaks

Bonus:
1. Black Dog (Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs)
2. Rock And Roll (Alternate Mix)
3. The Battle Of Evermore (Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange)
4. Stairway To Heaven (Sunset Sound Mix)
5. Misty Mountain Hop (Alternate Mix)
6. Four Sticks (Alternate Mix)
7. Going To California (Mandolin/Guitar Mix)
8. When The Levee Breaks (Alternate UK Mix In Progress)

Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy Reissue Details
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1. The Song Remains The Same
2. The Rain Song
3. Over The Hills And Far Away
4. The Crunge
5. Dancing Days
6. D’yer Mak’er
7. No Quarter
8. The Ocean

Bonus:
1. The Song Remains The Same (Guitar Overdub Reference Mix)
2. The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano)
3. Over The Hills And Far Away (Guitar Mix Backing Track)
4. The Crunge (Rough Mix – Keys Up)
5. Dancing Days (Rough Mix With Vocal)
6. No Quarter (Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs – No Vocal)
7. The Ocean (Working Mix)

Lez Zeppelin — 2014 Upcoming Dates
Aug 10 – Chicago Market Days Festival @ Northalsted Market Days – CHICAGO, IL
Sep 3 – Moxi Theatre @ Moxi Theatre – GREELEY, CO
Sep 4 – Boulder Theatre @ Boulder Theatre – BOULDER, CO
Sep 5 – Gothic Theatre @ Gothic Theatre – ENGLEWOOD, CO
Sep 6 – Keystone Music Festival @ Warren Station, Colorado – DILLON, CO
Sep 22 – Royal Albert Hall @ Highline Ballroom – NEW YORK, NY
Sep 27 – Havana @ Havana New Hope – NEW HOPE, PA
Oct 27 – Song Remains the Same @ Highline Ballroom – NEW YORK, NY
Nov 24 – Knebworth @ Highline Ballroom – NEW YORK, NY

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