Both reissues are out Oct. 28.
Despite being one of the most respected and commercially successful bands in rock history, Led Zeppelin have gotten into trouble more than nearly any other artist when it comes to copyright infringement.
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The song is a rough mix that begins with a few melodic organ and ends with a bluesy psychedelic breakdown. There are no real vocals, but if you listen close you can hear Robert Plant wailing in the background.
He had no further comment on the subject.
Attorney Francis Alexander Malofiy will try to prevent ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ from being reissued, if he’s not stripped of his license first.
Jimmy Page will be on hand to discuss the previously unheard material.
Speaking with Radio.com about the upcoming series of remastered Led Zeppelin albums, Page discussed rock critics, the value of the new companion discs (“a wonderful portal”) and keeping the band’s legacy intact.
The band claims that the opening notes of “Stairway to Heaven” – one of the most iconic riffs of all time – mimic the same chord progression of Spirit’s song, which appeared on their 1968 debut.
The tracks range from live versions of old classics to brand new mixes, particularly on ‘III.’
Page spoke to Boston’s Berklee College of Music, while Combs received his certificate from Howard University.
Among the book’s many pictures will include shots from famous rock photogs, including Ross Halfin and Neal Preston, who took a portrait of Page that the guitarist liked enough to make it his 1977 passport image.
For interested bidders, the lot contains 56 black & white negatives shot by Bengt H. Malmqvist, corresponding prints and two contact sheets that detail the wild evening.