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Led Zeppelin / The Complete BBC Sessions / super deluxe edition box set

This September Led Zeppelin will release The Complete BBC Sessions, an expanded and remastered version of their 1997 BBC Sessions album which adds a third disc of eight unreleased performances. This new set will be available across a number of formats, including an 8-disc super deluxe edition box set…

The original two-disc collection featured live recordings selected from the band’s appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. The eight unreleased BBC recordings including three rescued from a previously ‘lost’ session from 1969. Originally broadcast in April of that year, this session included three songs: I Can’t Quit You Baby, You Shook Me and the only recorded performance of Sunshine Woman.

Also included amongst the unheard audio are two unreleased versions of both Communication Breakdown and What Is And What Should Never Be. These performances are separated by two years, illustrating the bands’ evolution in such a short space of time.

Led Zeppelin / The Complete BBC Sessions super deluxe edition box set
super deluxe edition box set (click to enlarge)

Jimmy Page has supervised the remastering and this new release is available as an eight-disc super deluxe edition that delivers the 33-tracks across five vinyl records and three CDs. Similar to the album super deluxe sets, this box set includes a 48-page book, a ‘high-quality’ print of the original album cover (the first 20,000 of which will be individually numbered) and a hi-res download card, providing all content at 96kHz/24 bit. It’s fair to assume that the design and dimensions will match the other box sets, making this a good companion to the rest!

You can also buy a five-LP vinyl set (good price on Amazon UK) separately (with the bonus material on the fifth LP) and a 3CD edition. The sets come with extensive session- by-session sleeve notes written by Dave Lewis, providing, for the first time, accurate details and notes about all of the band’s BBC sessions.

The Complete BBC Sessions will be released on 18 September 2016.

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Complete BBC Sessions 3CD Edition

Disc: 1
1. You Shook Me (23/3/69 Top Gear)
2. I Can’t Quit You Baby (23/3/69 Top Gear)
3. Communication Breakdown (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
4. Dazed And Confused (23/3/69 Top Gear)
5. The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
6. What Is And What Should Never Be (29/6/69 Top Gear)
7. Communication Breakdown (29/6/69 Top Gear)
8. Travelling Riverside Blues (29/6/69 Top Gear)
9. Whole Lotta Love (29/6/69 Top Gear)
10. Somethin’ Else (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
11. Communication Breakdown (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
12. I Can’t Quit You Baby (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
13. You Shook Me (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
14. How Many More Times (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)

Disc: 2
1. Immigrant Song (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
2. Heartbreaker (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
3. Since I’ve Been Loving You (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
4. Black Dog (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
5. Dazed And Confused (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
6. Stairway To Heaven (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
7. Going To California (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
8. That’s The Way (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
9. Whole Lotta Love (Medley: Boogie Chillun/Fixin To Die/That’s Alright Mama/A Mess of Blues) [1/4/71 Paris Theatre]
10. Thank You (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)

Disc: 3
1. Communication Breakdown (23/3/69 Top Gear)*
2. What Is And What Should Never Be (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)*
3. Dazed And Confused (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)*
4. White Summer (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
5. What Is And What Should Never Be (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)*
6. Communication Breakdown (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)*
7. I Can’t Quit You Baby (14/4/69 Rhythm & Blues Session)*
8. You Shook Me (14/4/69 Rhythm & Blues Session)*
9. Sunshine Woman (14/4/69 Rhythm & Blues Session)*

*Previously unreleased.

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Complete BBC Sessions 5LP vinyl set

Side 1
1. You Shook Me (23/3/69 Top Gear)
2. I Can’t Quit You Baby (23/3/69 Top Gear)
3. Communication Breakdown (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
4. Dazed And Confused (23/3/69 Top Gear)

Side 2
1. The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
2. What Is And What Should Never Be (29/6/69 Top Gear)
3. Communication Breakdown (29/6/69 Top Gear)
4. Travelling Riverside Blues (29/6/69 Top Gear)

Side 3
1. Whole Lotta Love (29/6/69 Top Gear)
2. Somethin’ Else (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
3. Communication Breakdown (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
4. I Can’t Quit You Baby (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)

Side 4
1. You Shook Me (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
2. How Many More Times (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)

Side 5
1. Immigrant Song (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
2. Heartbreaker (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
3. Since I’ve Been Loving You (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
4. Black Dog (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)

Side 6
1. Dazed And Confused (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)

Side 7
1. Stairway To Heaven (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
2. Going To California (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
3. That’s The Way (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)

Side 8
1. Whole Lotta Love (Medley) [1/4/71 Paris Theatre]
2. Thank You (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)

Side 9
1. Communication Breakdown (23/3/69 Top Gear)
2. What Is And What Should Never Be (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
3. Dazed And Confused (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
4. White Summer (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)

Side 10
1. What Is And What Should Never Be (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
2. Communication Breakdown (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
3. I Can’t Quit You Baby (14/4/69 Rhythm & Blues Session)
4. You Shook Me (14/4/69 Rhythm & Blues Session)
5. Sunshine Woman (14/4/69 Rhythm & Blues Session)

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