Jimmy Page Says a New Led Zeppelin Live Album Is in the Works
Led Zeppelin are about to reissue their 2003 live record, How the West Was Won, but Jimmy Page said more recordings of the legendary group in concert are on the way.
In a recent interview, the guitarist said a new archival live project is due this year, with more to come later. “I can't give the game away, but there's a recording that’s another multi-track that we'll release,” he told Planet Rock (via Music Week). “It's so different to all the other things that are out there. It's another view compared to How the West Was Won or The Song Remains the Same. I'm looking forward to people hearing that. There's a lot of stuff to come out, a number of releases. I'd like to say that they'll be coming out over the next 10 years. There's more to come for sure.”
Although he shot down the obligatory question of a band reunion with “I very much doubt it,” Page did praise how he and the other two surviving members collaborated on a special book commemorating their 50th anniversary that's coming out in October.
“I'm really pleased that we're all doing it collectively, because there are so many other people doing books," he said. "There's about 10 that I know of that are coming, which is pretty ridiculous! It will be really good to have an authoritative book, where the band are actually contributing to it rather than being ripped off.”
The 15th-anniversary edition of How the West Was Won, which is comprised of highlights from a pair of 1972 concerts Led Zeppelin performed in Southern California, is arriving on March 23. In addition to the three-CD set, it's getting its first appearance on vinyl as well as a Super Deluxe box that adds a DVD and a book featuring previously unpublished photos of the band.
If you need to get a fix for some live Led Zeppelin in person these days, Robert Plant is currently on tour in support of his latest album, Carry Fire. Check out highlights from the opening night in Raleigh, N.C., last week.