The Song Remains The Same

Led Zeppelin Announce Massive ‘The Song Remains The Same’ Reissue

David Layde
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The super deluxe boxed set in multiple versions, as well as the full album’s debut release in hi-res 5.1 surround sound on blu-ray will be made available September 7th. It’s also the first time the full-length film and soundtrack have been released in the same package, Strap yourself in, full details, as well as a plethora of live videos, are available below…

Led Zeppelin was at the peak of their powers on July 27-29 1973 when the band’s performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden were recorded for the concert film, The Song Remains The Same. The soundtrack to the film, produced by Jimmy Page, was originally released on Swan Song in 1976.

The band continues revisiting their live canon on September 7th with a new edition of the soundtrack to The Song Remains The Same that features newly remastered audio. 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 slated to commence later this year.

Coincidentally, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant played their first live show together, under the moniker ‘The New Yardbirds’ at the time, on September 7, 1968.

The Song Remains The Same will be released in multiple formats from Atlantic/Swan Song, 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 4-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.

The CD comes with remastered audio on two CDs, plus a 24-page booklet.  The vinyl release sees remastered audio on four 180-gram vinyl LPs, plus a 28-page booklet. The Blu-Ray is in 96kHz/24 bit 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Surround and in stereo mixes. Video performances of four songs not in the original film: ‘Celebration Day,’ ‘Over The Hills And Far Away,’ ‘Misty Mountain Hop,’ and ‘The Ocean.’ and are all with 5.1 audio. In streaming and digital download will be enjoyed in remastered audio.

The Super Deluxe Boxed Set is the killer with remastered audio on two CDs and four 180-gram vinyl LPs. Then there’s the two DVD set of The Song Remains The Same featuring the full theatrical version of the film plus bonus content including four performance outtakes that were not part of the original film:  ‘Celebration Day,’ ‘Over The Hills And Far Away,’ ‘Misty Mountain Hop,’ and ‘The Ocean.’

There’s a DVD of the entire album in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and PCM Stereo, plus photo gallery. If that’s not enough there’s a high-def download card of all stereo audio content at 96kHz/24 bit. A 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. As well as all this glorious rock booty there’s a high-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.