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Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has hinted at the bonus material which will appear on the band's upcoming remaster series - but he's warned fans to be patient because some of the band haven't yet agreed to the re-releases.

Classic Rock revealed last month that Page was at work completing new versions of Led Zep's entire catalogue.

Now he's revealed a few more details. He tells Rolling Stone: "The catalogue was last remastered 20 years ago. That's a long time. Everything is being transferred to a higher-resolution digital format. That's one of the problems with the Zeppelin stuff - it sounds ridiculous on MP3. You can't hear what's there properly."

Referring to the band's recording sessions at Headley Grange he explains: "There was an overage of material - different versions of things, different approaches to the mixes. The classic was When the Levee Breaks, where the drums were set up in the hallway. You know what it sounded like: immense. But we used the drums in the hall for a number of things, like Kashmir, some with closer mics. There were a lot of different approaches. It will be fascinating for people to witness the work in progress."

Other extras are likely to include live recordings and film footage. But Page insists it's not a case of bundling any old extras into the remaster packages.

"I'm not just throwing on any old flotsam and jetsam," he says. "This will be really substantial stuff. All of it is good - it has its own character and validity."

He hopes the material will be released "bit by bit" starting next year, but adds: "You've got to get to the point where all the members of the group are in agreement. I would hope it's sooner rather than later."

From: Classic Rock Magazine

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Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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