Led Zeppelin Releases Debut Record Store Day Vinyl Single


Story by Cat Badra

Record Store Day 2018 is today, and for the first time, Led Zeppelin has a vinyl disc out for the occasion

Today (April 21) is Record Store Day 2018, and for the first time ever, classic rock band Led Zeppelin has a Record Store Day release out. The release is a yellow vinyl single featuring a pair of remixes – the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll” and the “Olympic Studio Mix” of “Friends” – both of which were hand-picked by Jimmy Page just for the Record Store Day disc. This comes in advance of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary celebration, which is scheduled to kick off this September with a collection of special releases commemorating the occasion.

In honor of their first-ever Record Store Day release, Led Zeppelin has posted a new trailer highlighting different aspects of the vinyl. The 33-second clip depicts the group’s 7-inch yellow vinyl pressing of two never-before-released mixes of Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll,” called “Sunset Sound Mix,” and “Friends,” named the “Olympic Studio Mix.” Page, who is often the brains behind Led Zeppelin’s reissues and unique packages, produced both remixes.

As with the other 2018 Record Store Day exclusives, the Led Zeppelin 7-inch will be available at your local, independently owned records store starting today. These special releases are limited and often sell out quickly, so snag them while you can. Other classic rock artists that have vinyl releases out today include the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Rush, Eric Clapton, Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead, the Moody Blues, Motorhead, the Rolling Stones, U2, Whitesnake and Yes, to name a few. Some more modern rockers releasing vinyl today include Linkin Park, Evanescence, Disturbed and more.

The 2018 Record Store Day release list runs the gamut of genres, from rock to hip-hop to metal. To see the full list of Record Store Day releases and view participating shops, head to the event’s official website at RecordStoreDay.com.



Posted by Cat Badra | Music, Rock, Rock News

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