October 15, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
Looks like we’ll finally be able to get the Led out, 21st-century style.
One of the remaining holdouts to online download purchasing, Led Zeppelin has announced plans to make its catalog available at e-tail stores beginning Nov. 13. Though it was not specifically mentioned by Reuters, presumably Apple’s iTunes will be chief among those stores since the report notes “all online retailers” will be involved.
This is the second time in a short period Zep news has made headlines. Recently the group announced it would reunite to play in London on Nov. 26 as part of a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who died last December. Led Zeppelin, which called it quits after drummer John Bonham’s passing in 1980, will have Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on stage together with Bonham’s son Jason for the gig. It will release a two-CD compilation “Mothership” as well.
Sure, you might already own Led Zeppelin IV (Zoso) on vinyl, 8-track, cassette and CD, but this will be a good chance for music fans to (re)discover more overlooked gems like Led Zeppelin III, Physical Graffiti and Presence. ‘Bout time, Zep!
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