For Led Zeppelin fans, June 3 is Celebration Day.
Atlantic/Swan Song is launching an extensive reissue campaign of all nine studio albums in chronological order, starting with the June 3 release of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III, all re-mastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.
Each deluxe edition will be accompanied by a second disc of previously unreleased music.
Page says in a statement, "The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording ... It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions and new material recorded at the time."
Led Zeppelin, with Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham, formed in 1968 and grew to become one of the rock era's most popular and influential bands, with sales to date of 300 million albums worldwide.
The reissues will be available in these formats:
Single CD – Re-mastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
Deluxe edition (two CDs) – Re-mastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
Single LP – Re-mastered vinyl album, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP's first pressing. (For example, III will feature the original wheel and die cut holes.)
Deluxe edition vinyl – Re-mastered album and unreleased companion audio on vinyl.
Digital download – Re-mastered album and companion audio will both be available.
Super deluxe box set – This includes the re-mastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve, companion audio CD in card wallet, re-mastered album on vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing, companion vinyl disc, hi-def audio download card of all content, hard bound book with rare and previously unpublished photos and memorabilia, print of the original album cover (the first 30,000 will be individually numbered). Led Zeppelin will also hold a replica of the original Atlantic press kit.