Written by: Alex Green
Photo by Geoff Tischman
Led Zeppelin have announced that the landmark live soundtrack to their concert film “The Song Remains The Same” is being treated to a deluxe box set reissue.
Set for release on September 7, the specificity of that date marks exactly 50 years since the legendary band played their first ever live show under the moniker The New Yardbirds.
Originally recorded over three nights at Madison Square Garden in July of 1973, The Song Remains The Same didn’t get a proper release until October of 1976 on the Swan Song label.
Although 2007 found it reissued and remastered, this new deluxe version is the definitive iteration of The Song Remains The Same. Overseen by guitarist Jimmy Page, the set will contain a comprehensive 28-page book that comes replete with photos, stills, program replicas, a high quality print of the original album cover and an essay penned by Cameron Crowe.
Notably, this marks the first time the film and the soundtrack are available together in one set.
Available as a four-vinyl LP set, the collection can also be purchased on Blu-Ray and CD. It’s worth noting that the Blu-Ray contains both stereo and 5.1 surround sound audio
The Song Remains The Same was a Number One record in the UK when it was originally released and hit #2 in the United States on the Billboard charts.