A previously unheard Led Zeppelin track is set to be released for the first time on the band’s forthcoming reissues.
“La La” was recorded during studio sessions for 1969 album Led Zeppelin II, and was discovered among a treasure trove of unreleased recordings. The song has been remastered and is included on an upcoming re-release of the album, which will be reissued with a companion disc along with Led Zeppelin's other records. Jimmy Page admits wading through vaults of unreleased material was a major challenge.
Page says, “The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording... It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time.”
Even if you thought you’d heard enough of Led Zeppelin, you can choose to soon hear more. The reissue sets are massive. The reissue of their 1969 self-titled debut features a previously unreleased performance recorded on October 10, 1969 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. The nine-song set features seven tracks from the album, including an epic 15-minute version of “Dazed And Confused,” as well as “Heartbreaker” and “Moby Dick,” which would debut on Led Zeppelin II later that month.
Led Zeppelin II , which includes “Whole Lotta Love,” features alternate mixes of five songs from the album, including backing tracks to “Thank You” and “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman),” as well as the “new” “La La.”
The Led Zeppelin reissue albums are out in June 2014.