Led Zepp elin 1, 2 & 3 Atlantic
In line with the trend of remastering analogue recordings, the first three Led Zeppelin albums have been given the once-over, and expanded with an additional second disc. This includes live versions from the right eras, outtakes and backing tracks plus alternative mixes and versions as selected by Jimmy Page, many of which have not been heard before. We’re all familiar with the material, but with greater instrument separation, there’s new life and energy here that will appeal to everyone. Technology continues to improve, so we naturally expected these to be better than the earlier digital attempts, and happily they are. It’s a fantastic achievement! Various formats are available, single CD, double CD and vinyl plus a deluxe box set – and this is only the start, so expect their other studio albums to receive similar treatment before long. And although the additional material will appeal far more to the hardened fan than to a new recruit, it’s still a very worthwhile project. Hats off to Page!