Led Zeppelin releasing expanded BBC Live set

Led Zeppelin BBC SessionsLed Zeppelin releasing expanded BBC live set

The Complete BBC Sessions offers new “lost” recordings

By David Sands
July 21, 2016

If you were excited about last year’s reissues of Led Zeppelin’s final three studio albums, you’re probably going to flip over their newest offering: an enhanced and expanded revisit of their 1997 release BBC Sessions.

The popular original two-disc set featured live performances recorded by the British broadcaster between 1969 and 1971. Slated for a Sept. 16 release, The Complete BBC Sessions contains those 24 tracks (remastered by Jimmy Page), as well as eight new never-released songs, including three from a so-called “lost” 1969 session.

Among the newly scavenged tunes in the updated set are two different takes on “Communication Breakdown” along with renditions of “What Is And What Should Never Be” and “Dazed And Confused.” The three “lost” tracks consists of the only official recording of their blues song “Sunshine Woman” and Zep versions of two songs by bluesman Willlie Dixon, “You Shook Me” and “I Can’t Quit You Baby.”

Fans will be able to purchase the new Led Zeppelin in a variety of formats: a 3-CD version, a 5-LP vinyl set, a digital download and a special deluxe box set (that comes with both CDs and 180-gram vinyl LPs, a high def audio download card and 48-page book with photos and information about the recordings).

CD Track Listing

Disc One:
“You Shook Me”
“I Can’t Quit You Baby”
“Communication Breakdown”
“Dazed And Confused”
“The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair”
“What Is And What Should Never Be”
“Communication Breakdown”
“Travelling Riverside Blues”
“Whole Lotta Love”
“Somethin’ Else”
“Communication Breakdown”
“I Can’t Quit You Baby”
“You Shook Me”
“How Many More Times”

Disc Two:
“Immigrant Song”
“Heartbreaker”
“Since I’ve Been Loving You”
“Black Dog”
“Dazed And Confused”
“Stairway To Heaven”
“Going To California”
“That’s The Way”
“Whole Lotta Love” (Medley: Boogie Chillun/Fixin’ To Die/That’s Alright Mama/A Mess of Blues)
“Thank You”

Disc Three:
“Communication Breakdown” *
“What Is And What Should Never Be” *
“Dazed And Confused” *
“White Summer”
“What Is And What Should Never Be” *
“Communication Breakdown” *
“I Can’t Quit You Baby” *
“You Shook Me” *
“Sunshine Woman” *

* Previously Unreleased

Album: The Complete BBC Sessions
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Label: Atlantic/Swan Song
Release Date: September 16, 2016

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