While the members of Led Zeppelin may be in total disagreement regarding their plans for a reunion tour, at least they’re on the same page when it comes to their back catalog. On June 3rd, Zeppelin will kick off its new archival project with deluxe reissues of its first three studio albums: 1969′s Led Zeppelin, 1969′s Led Zeppelin II, and 1970′s Led Zeppelin III. Each release contains a second disc comprised entirely of unreleased studio and live recordings.
Today, beginning at 2:30 PM ET, Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who oversaw the entire reissuing process, is hosting a live stream during which he’ll premiere recordings from all three albums. The event will take place at L’Olympia in Paris; a recording of the band’s October 10th, 1969 performance at the venue is featured on the bonus disc of Led Zeppelin. Tune in via LiveStream.com.
Update: You can replay the live stream below. Among the songs played: “Communication Breakdown” and “You Shook Me” from the L’Olympia gig; alternate versions of “Heartbreaker”, “Whole Lotta Love”, and “Immigrant Song”, and a cover of “Key to the Highway”.
The reissues will be available in various configurations, including as a Super Deluxe Box Set featuring the albums on both CD and vinyl, a High-Def audio download card, a hardbound 70+ page book full of rare or unseen photographs, high quality prints of the album artwork, and more. Other configurations include a two-disc deluxe edition, a single-disc edition, single and deluxe vinyl editions, and a digital version. For additional details and the full album tracklists, head here.
In the coming months, the band plans to reissue their other six studio albums in similar fashion.