By Ian Chainey

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The June 3 deluxe reissue of Led Zeppelin's first three albums is beginning to take shape. We previously reported the bonus content of the Jimmy Page-led repress project, remastered by the legend himself. Now, we have our first taste of the extras. Today, "Whole Lotta Love," has hit virtual airwaves in its rough mix incarnation.

Additionally tagged as a 'radio edit' -- yes, a radio edit of a rough mix -- this version of II's tentpole and Led Zeppelin's highest charting single is intriguingly spare, a refreshingly skeletal iteration of a foundational proto-metal classic. Robert Plant's vocal track is mostly singular, unadorned with the majority of the later overdubs that would add ear candy to his chest-tone. Also, the infamous freak-out bridge is far less lysergic, sounding as though it might've been rerouted through the dub console of King Tubby. It repositions the song as a bluesy groover itching to hit samplers. To that end, don't be surprised if you hear it in a DJ set this weekend.

Find the track, along with a "Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown" medley recorded in Paris in 1969, and full details and specs on the reissue's various formats, below...

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Led Zeppelin S/T deluxe edition specs

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- CD1: Original album newly remastered in vinyl replica sleeve.

- CD2: Companion audio in a new sleeve, featuring a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris, France.

- Vinyl 1: Original album newly remastered in sleeve replicating the original album on 180 gram vinyl.

- Vinyl 2/3: Companion audio on two LPs ( 180 gram vinyl ) in a new sleeve featuring negative artwork based on the original album artwork, and featuring a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris, France.

- HD Download Card
( Original album @ 96 kHz/ 24 bit )
( Concert @ 48 kHz/ 24 bit )

- LP sized, high quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

- Album-size hardback book ( 72 pages ).

- Replica of original Atlantic press kit.

Led Zeppelin II deluxe edition specs:

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- CD1: Original album newly remastered in vinyl replica gatefold sleeve.

- CD2: Companion audio in a new sleeve, featuring previously unreleased studio outtakes.

- Vinyl 1: Original album newly remastered on 180 gram vinyl, in gatefold sleeve replicating the original album.

- Vinyl 2: Companion audio on 180 gram vinyl in a new sleeve featuring negative artwork based on the original album artwork, and featuring previously unreleased studio outtakes.

HD Download Card
( Original album and Companion
Audio in 96 kHz/24 bit )

- LP sized, high quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

- Album-size hardback book ( 88 pages )

Led Zeppelin III deluxe edition specs:

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- CD1: Original album newly remastered in vinyl replica gatefold sleeve, including the wheel and die cut holes.

- CD2: Companion audio in a new sleeve, featuring previously unreleased studio outtakes.

- Vinyl 1: Original album newly remastered in gatefold sleeve replicating the original album on 180 gram vinyl, including the wheel and die cut holes.

- Vinyl 2: Companion audio on 180 gram vinyl in a new sleeve featuring negative artwork based on the original album artwork, and featuring previously unreleased studio outtakes.

- HD Download Card
( Original album and Companion
Audio in 96 kHz/24 bit )

- LP sized, high quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

- Album-size hardback book ( 80 pages ).