Reissued today (February 24) — 40 years to the day of its original release — is LED ZEPPELIN‘s expanded three-disc version of its chart-topping 1975 double album, “Physical Graffiti”. The new edition, which like all the ZEPPELIN remasters has been curated and produced by Jimmy Page, features seven previously unissued alternate tracks and outtakes — in addition to remastered versions of such ZEPPELIN classics as “Kashmir”, “Trampled Under Foot”, “Houses Of The Holy”, “In My Time Of Dying”, “Down By The Seaside”, “Boogie With Stu” and “The Wonton Song”, among others.
Part one of a new video interview with Page about “Physical Graffiti” has been uploaded by Classic Rock magazine and can be seen below.
The Pulse Of Radio asked Page if he knew going in that “Physical Graffiti” was going to be a double album — and whether half the set would be comprised of outtakes from the band’s previous albums. “I thought about it, but it was as good as the material that we came up with,” he said. “I knew it was going to be fun to revisit this stuff and sort of even go retro on ourselves. There’s not many… Nobody had done that, really. Not that I know of. And I just thought that it would be really good to add even more colors to the pallet. Because there was such variety across the other albums, and just to make something that was such a statement, that ‘this is what we do, and how we do it, and nobody is anywhere near it.'”