Led Zeppelin have announced the release of a special 7 inch single for this year’s Record Store Day, featuring unreleased versions of both ‘Rock And Roll’ and ‘Friends’.
The vinyl single will hit stores on April 21 and offers fans the chance to hear the Sunset Sound Mix of ‘Rock And Roll’ and the the Olympic Studios Mix of ‘Friends’ for the first time ever.
The Sunset Sound mix of ‘Rock and Roll’ was initially recorded during the release of 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV, while ‘Friends’ comes from the recording of Led Zeppelin III in 1970.
The hard rock icons will also release a newly remastered version of their classic live album How The West Was Won in multiple formats on March 23.
Among the new offerings are the first ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions of the album, which captures performances from Led Zeppelin’s legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972.
But as their fiftieth anniversary at the end of this year draws closer, it seems that a Led Zeppelin reunion isn’t on the cards.
“I very much doubt it,” guitarist Jimmy Page recently told Planet Rock.
“You’ve just got to face facts. We’ve gone past the tenth anniversary of the 02 [show], where we managed to do one serious concert. That’s the only thing that we’ve done for such a long time, so I very much doubt we’ll do anything else. I really think the time has gone.”