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Led Zeppelin Announces Reissue Of 'Songs Remain The Same': Here's When It Will Be Released

 

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Led Zeppelin announced the reissue of The Song Remains The Same, the live soundtrack of the 1976 concert film of the band.

The announcement comes in time for the 50th anniversary of the hard rock band this year.

'The Song Remains The Same' Re-release

According to the Rolling Stone, Jimmy Page has personally supervised the remastering of the official soundtrack. It is set to be released to the public on Sept. 7, the same day when Led Zeppelin played their first gig as the New Yardbirds in 1968.

The remastered and reissued soundtrack will be available in multiple formats, namely: CD, Blu-Ray, digital, and vinyl. It will feature a live version of "Dazed and Confused," "Stairway To Heaven," and more.

A super-deluxe set for fans will also be available and will offer copies of both the film and the soundtrack. The boxed set will also feature a 28-page book of photos, stills, an essay written by Cameron Crowe, high-quality print of the original album cover, a replica of a Japanese program from 1977, and more.

The Song Remains The Same, the film and the soundtrack, was recorded back in the summer of 1973 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. The film was later released in 1976.

The reissued soundtrack is only one of the handful of projects this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the band. In December, Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin, an illustrated book that features never-before-seen photos and artworks of the band from the private archives of Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham was announced. It is now available for pre-order from Reel Art Press for $70.

Led Zeppelin also released a special 7-inch vinyl of "Rock and Roll" and "Friends" for Record Store Day 2018 in April.

John Bonham Statue Erected In His Hometown

In related news, last month, Redditch, a town in England, remembered and paid tribute to John Bonham with a statue. This year, Led Zeppelin, friends and Bonham's family also celebrate what would have been the instrumentalist's 70th birthday.

The Bonham statue is at the Mercian Square in the Redditch town center. Mark Richards, a renowned sculptor, created the statue and an anonymous donor funded the project.

"The most outstanding and original drummer of his time" is emblazoned at the plinth of the six-feet-high bronze statue, reported Blabbermouth.

Bonham passed away on Sept. 25, 1980, at the age of 32.

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