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Remastered Versions of Led Zeppelin’s ‘IV’ and ‘Houses of the Holy’ due this October

ZepJust a month after Led Zeppelin re-released I-III, a deluxe reissue of their first three albums, a remastered version of their fourth and fifth albums, IV and Houses of the Holy has been announced. As with I-III, 1971’s IV and 1973’s Houses of the Holy were remastered by Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page, and will include bonus discs of unreleased material. The albums will be available on October 28th via Atlantic/Swan Song.

The additional audio for remastered IV includes alternate versions of “Misty Mountain Hop,” “Going to California,” and the classic, “Stairway to Heaven.” Houses of the Holy, will feature seven unreleased tracks, including a version of “The Rain Song” without piano and “Over the Hills and Far Away” with a guitar mix backing track. The albums will be available in a variety of formats, including CD (without bonus audio) and deluxe edition CD, a single vinyl and two-LP deluxe edition vinyls, digital downloads, and lastly, a super deluxe box edition that includes everything mentioned above, along with an 80-page coffee table book and an album cover print. The tracklist for both albums can be seen below.

-Samantha M. Lopez

Complete Track Listing for the New Led Zeppelin Reissues:

IV
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’

Companion Audio Disc
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)

Houses of the Holy
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’

Companion Audio Disc
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 John Paul Jones keyboard overdubs; no vocal)
7. ‘The Ocean’ (working mix)

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