2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s formation, and what better way to start the celebration than some Record Store Day exclusives.
Record Store Day takes place on 21st of April at independent music stores, and a Jimmy Page produced 7″ yellow vinyl single will be released in commemorate half a century of the iconic rock band. This will feature two previously unheard studio mixes handpicked by Page himself: “Sunset Sound Mix” of ‘Rock And Roll’ as well as the “Olympic Studios Mix” of ‘Friends.’
‘Rock And Roll’ gives us an additional peek into the fabled “Sunset Sound Mixes” of Led Zeppelin IV. Only two previous “Sunset Sound Mixes” have been released, the first being the version of ‘When The Levee Breaks’ on the original album and the second the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ mix that debuted on the 2014 deluxe edition. Whereas the previously unheard “Olympic Studios Mix” of ‘Friends’ is a stripped-down version, without the orchestration of the final mix, offering a true fly-on-the-wall feel from the band’s recording sessions for Led Zeppelin III at Headley Grange.