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Led Zeppelin Embraces Record Store Day With New Release

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You may want to get in line early this Record Store Day.  In advance of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will wet fan’s appetites with their first ever Record Store Day release on April 21st, 2018.

Produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl, the limited-edition 7” single will feature two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked by Page–the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll” b/w the “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends.”

The previously unreleased version of “Rock And Roll” provides 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.

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 the Headley Grange recording and rehearsal venue in Headley, Hampshire, England.

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