“I knew the only way to do this project properly was to leave no stone unturned and to listen to every Led Zeppelin tape and performance,” Jimmy Page says emphatically. “Additionally, I really researched what had been bootlegged and what stolen material had surfaced, and I was determined to offer things people had never heard."
Check out this rare video of Page and Plant performing “Stairway to Heaven” during a visit to Japan in 1994. Following the demise of Led Zeppelin, the duo reunited in the early ‘90s for an MTV Unplugged taping and subsequent live album, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded. After releasing Unledded to wide praise, the duo then teamed up with engineer Steve Albini for 1998’s Walking into Clarksdale, an album composed of entirely new material.
"Each of the albums has been remastered but it also has a companion disc with it. Let's take, for example, Led Zeppelin III. That's remastered from analog from the original thing. I know everybody does that, but what they don't do.. I revisited all the working mixes that were done at the time."
Today — November 8 — represents a major anniversary in Led Zeppelin history. Forty-two years ago today, the band released Led Zeppelin IV, the album also known as "Four Symbols," "The Fourth Album" or "The One with 'Stairway to Heaven' on It."
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (01).