Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has shed some light on what to expect for this coming year celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary & beyond.
According to Planet Rock’s interview, he was asked about any kind of possible reunion saying,
“I very much doubt it. You’ve just got to face facts. We’ve gone past the tenth anniversary of the 02 (show), where we managed to do one serious concert. That’s the only thing that we’ve done for such a long time, so I very much doubt we’ll do anything else. I really think the time has gone.”
When it came to the upcoming vault releases being prepared for this year he said,
“I can’t give the game away, but there’s a recording that’s another multi-track that we’ll release. 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.”
Also Page, who along with Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, assisted in the new Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin book, due in October, went on to say: “I’m really pleased that we’re all doing it collectively because there are so many other people doing books. There’s about ten 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.”
Coming on March 23rd is a newly remastered reissue of the Led Zeppelin 2003 live collection, How The West Was Won. The set, which features new remastering supervised by Jimmy Page, marks the first offering from the band in celebration of its 50th anniversary this year.
How The West Was Won will be released in multiple formats including triple-CD, the first ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions — with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound — and the LP version spread over four discs.
How The West Was Won was originally released on May 27th, 2003 featuring tracks culled from two Southern California shows recorded at the L.A. Forum on June 25th, 1972 and Long Beach Arena on June 27th, 1972. Jimmy Page sequenced the set to replicate a single concert from beginning to end. The album peaked at Number One on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The tracklisting to Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won is: “L.A. Drone,” “Immigrant Song,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog,” “Over The Hills And Far Away,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Stairway To Heaven,” “Going To California,” “That’s The Way,” “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp,” “Dazed And Confused,” “Walter’s Walk,” “The Crunge,” “What Is And What Should Never Be,” “Dancing Days,” “Moby Dick,” “Medley: Whole Lotta Love/Boogie Chillun/Let’s Have A Party/Hello Mary Lou/Going Down Slow,” “Rock And Roll,” “The Ocean,” “Bring It On Home,” and “Bring It On Back.”