Led Zeppelin “The Song Remains the Same” Reissued September 7th
This release follows the recent reissue of their live album How The West Was Won, and rounds out the deluxe reissue series of their classic albums that began in 2014, building to the band's 50th anniversary celebration which began this year.
The Song Remains The Same was recorded at New York's Madison Square Garden on July 27th, 28th, and 29th, 1973, when the band was on tour behind their chart-topping Houses Of The Holy album. The double live album was released on October 22nd, 1976 and went on to peak at Number Two on the Billboard 200 albums chart
The press release says the new edition "will be released in multiple formats, including the full album's debut in hi-res 5.1 surround sound on Blu-ray. The 'Super Deluxe Boxed Set' will be the most exquisite and elaborate release in the reissue series, recreating the intricate embossing of the set's original issue and will also mark the first time the full length film and soundtrack have been available in the same package. On the four-LP set, Page made a change to the track sequence, allowing the epic, 29-minute version of Dazed And Confused to be featuring in its entirety on one side of vinyl for the first time."
Back in 1976, Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grand and Robert Plant talked about the film being different from what bands were doing for movies at the time, Grant said, "there have been quite a few films that have just been concerts on a stage and we wanted to get beyond that", prompting Plant to quip, "Yeah, if we're going to be self indulgent, we're might as well try to expand our indulgence a little bit, y'know?"
Here's the CD and digital tracks list to soundtrack to the film:
"Rock And Roll," "Celebration Day," "Black Dog," "Over The Hills And Far Away," "Misty Mountain Hop," "Since I've Been Loving You," "No Quarter," "The Song Remains The Same," "The Rain Song," "The Ocean," "Dazed And Confused," "Stairway To Heaven," "Moby Dick," "Heartbreaker," and "Whole Lotta Love."
The CD features two remastered discs plus a 24-page booklet, Vinyl is 4 LP's with a 28-page booklet and the Blu-Ray video features four songs NOT in the original movie: "Celebration Day," "Over The Hills And Far Away," "Misty Mountain Hop," and "The Ocean."
This is also featured on the Super Deluxe Boxset and that monster includes:
*DVD of the entire album in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and PCM Stereo, plus photo gallery.
*High-def download card of all stereo audio content at 96kHz/24 bit.
*28-page book featuring band photos and stills from the film and an essay by Cameron Crowe.
*A replica of the Japanese program from 1977, previously available only when the film first toured cinemas in that country.
*High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.