LED ZEPPELIN Premieres New ‘Whole Lotta Love’ Video

As a teaser for the June 3 deluxe reissues of LED ZEPPELIN‘s first three albums, the band has compiled a new video for the alternate version of 1969’s “Whole Lotta Love”, which is featured on the “Led Zeppelin II” set. The track was among a handful of unreleased versions of legendary tunes Jimmy Page previewed earlier this month in a New York City listening session for the press. Page said in a statement announcing the new video, “You can see how songs grow. There must have been five or six other takes of that, which are not present. So the shaping of these things is very interesting and you can hear with this particular version that we haven’t quite reached the point yet, and that it’s very, very close.”Bassist John Paul Jones said of the newly unearthed take: “‘Whole Lotta Love’ must have been very early on its life, so it probably hadn’t developed into the juggernaut that it became in later years. But it’s fresher, I think.”Robert Plant added: “This version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ is the mix down from the night that we recorded it, so it doesn’t have any of the overdubs that everyone will be familiar with, because when they hear this they’ll think, ‘Oh yeah, that’s the original’ and all of a sudden they’ll go, ‘No, it’s not.'”

The five-minute “Whole Lotta Love” video, which contains a montage of archival footage from various LED ZEPPELIN performances, can be seen below.

Coming on June 3 will be deluxe editions of LED ZEPPELIN‘s first three albums: “Led Zeppelin”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III”. The launch of the reissue program, which is being led by Jimmy Page, includes the band opening “its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.”

The albums are being issued in six different versions — the Super Deluxe Box; Deluxe Edition; Deluxe Edition Vinyl; Single CD; Original Album Vinyl; and Digital Download.

“When these things were originally done, they were done for vinyl,” Page explained on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. “And then they were remastered about 20 years ago for the CD market. But now there’s a re-emerging vinyl market, CD, digital online — so the whole lot of these original albums has been remastered for all of those different media, if you like.” He continued: “I thought, ‘Other people have done this — other people have remastered their catalog, so let’s see what we can do to make it, like, really special.'”

The Super Deluxe Box set of each LED ZEPPELIN album features:

* Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
* Companion audio on CD in a new sleeve and on 180-gram vinyl (“Led Zeppelin” features a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris; “II” and “III” feature previously unreleased studio outtakes).
* Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating the first pressing.
* High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit (Live tracks are 48kHz/24bit).
* Hard-bound, 70-plus-page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
* High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
* “Led Zeppelin” will also include a replica of the band’s original Atlantic press kit.

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