On February 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Yahoo! Live will stream the 40th-anniversary LED ZEPPELIN “Physical Graffiti” Deluxe Edition premiere. This exclusive event will feature the worldwide debut of the complete, previously unreleased companion audio from the upcoming deluxe edition of LED ZEPPELIN‘s seminal double album “Physical Graffiti”. This will be followed by a live question-and-answer session with guitarist and album producer Jimmy Page in front of a live audience at Olympic Studios in London, the same studio where portions of the album were originally recorded over 40 years ago.
For the past year, Page has hosted intimate LED ZEPPELIN listening sessions for media and other VIPs. Now, for the first time, fans worldwide will have a rare opportunity to share in this unique experience through Yahoo! Live video stream. Additionally, a few lucky audience members in attendance will have the opportunity to ask Page a question. Fans watching online are encouraged to participate as well using the hashtag #ledzeplive.
The seven previously unreleased “Physical Graffiti” companion audio tracks to be streamed during the event include rough mixes of “In My Time Of Dying” and “Houses Of The Holy”, an early mix of “Trampled Under Foot” called “Brandy & Coke”, and the Sunset Sound mix of “Boogie With Stu”. Also included is “Driving Through Kashmir”, a rough orchestra mix of the band’s eight-minute opus “Kashmir”, and “Everybody Makes It Through”, a strikingly different early version of “In The Light” with alternate lyrics
The deluxe edition of “Physical Graffiti” will arrive in multiple CD, vinyl, and digital formats, as well as a limited edition super deluxe boxed set, on February 24, 40 years to the day since the album’s original release.
Certified 16 times platinum in the U.S., the commercial success of “Physical Graffiti” was equaled by its critical reception. Generally regarded as one of the greatest double albums of all time, the original 15 tracks represent a creative tour de force that explores the band’s dynamic musical range, from the driving rock of “Custard Pie” and acoustic arrangement of “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” to the Eastern raga of “Kashmir” and funky groove of “Trampled Under Foot”.
In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed LED ZEPPELIN, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of THE YARDBIRDS, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as THE NEW YARDBIRDS. In 1969, LED ZEPPELIN released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.
LED ZEPPELIN continues to be honoured for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant — along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham — took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records‘ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first-ever Grammy award as “Celebration Day”, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named “Best Rock Album.”