Led Zeppelin has digitally released its recent Record Store Day vinyl single as part of two new playlists to celebrate the band’s fiftieth anniversary.
The band officially marked its fiftieth anniversary on September 27 with a new video and press release announcing two new playlists on streaming services: “Led Zeppelin x Led Zeppelin” and “An Intro To Led Zeppelin.”
Those playlists include digital versions of the band’s Record Store Day single, which consisted of two previously unreleased tracks: The Sunset Sound mix of “Rock And Roll” and the Olympic Studios mix of “Friends.”
You can access the playlists through the links on the official Led Zeppelin website.
A press release sent out by the band on September 27 said that the band’s Record Store Day single was the best-selling release in the history of the event.
Led Zeppelin released this video to promote the new playlists:
And the band also updated its profile pictures on social media to this image:
The band has also quietly released an album of interview clips with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones on their career. This release wasn’t mentioned in the band’s press release, but it is available to listen to on Spotify.
Here’s the full press release published by Led Zeppelin on September 27:
50 years ago this week, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant convened in Olympic Studios in London to begin recording their debut album as Led Zeppelin. A mere 36 hours in the studio followed and Led Zeppelin was complete. Produced by Jimmy Page, the album was released in January 1969 on Atlantic Records and commenced one of the most legendary canons in rock ‘n’ roll history.
To celebrate this historic golden anniversary, the band unveiled three new digital-only releases today on all digital download and streaming platforms.
LED ZEPPELIN X LED ZEPPELIN is a comprehensive, career-spanning 30-track collection traversing all eight of the band’s landmark studio albums including definitive tracks such as “Immigrant Song,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Kashmir,” “Ramble On,” and “Stairway To Heaven.” The set also includes the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll,” making its digital debut here after being released for the first time earlier this year on Record Store Day as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single, which is now the best-selling release in Record Store Day history.
￼AN INTRODUCTION TO LED ZEPPELIN, serves as a 10-track entry point to one of the most essential catalogs in rock ‘n’ roll and features all the previously mentioned classic songs along with “Black Dog,” “Good Times Bad Times,” “Going To California,” and “Over The Hills And Far Away.”
￼The final release is the digital version of the band’s first ever Record Store Day release, which was produced by Page and previously available earlier this year as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single. The two-track set features the digital debut of the “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends,” a stripped down version without the orchestration of the final mix, along with the aforementioned “Rock And Roll” (Sunset Sound Mix).
Led Zeppelin x Led Zeppelin
1. “Immigrant Song”
2. “Rock And Roll” (Sunset Sound Mix)
3. “Whole Lotta Love”
4. “Black Dog”
5. “Stairway To Heaven”
6. “Good Times Bad Times”
7. “Going To California”
8. “Ramble On”
10. “Over The Hills And Far Away”
11. “Hey Hey What Can I Do”
12. “D’yer Mak’er”
13. “When The Levee Breaks”
14. “All My Love”
15. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”
17. “Dazed And Confused”
18. “The Song Remains The Same”
19. “Fool In The Rain”
20. “The Ocean”
21. “What Is And What Should Never Be”
22. “Houses Of The Holy”
23. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
24. “Misty Mountain Hop”
25. “Communication Breakdown”
26. “Thank You”
27. “No Quarter”
28. “Trampled Under Foot”
29. “I Can’t Quit You Babe”
30. “In The Evening”
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