Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has nearly finished remastering the band’s entire back-catalogue.
His manager Peter Mench told the Sunday Times that Page is currently holed up in a west London recording studio creating 21st-century versions of Led Zep’s nine-album body of work.
No further details are available – but given the furore surrounding the band’s recent activities, a re-release campaign is likely to be extremely high profile.
More than 20 million people signed up for the lottery to grab the 18,000 tickets available for their 2007 reunion show. The band’s Facebook page has gained 6.8 million likes – up by nearly 75% since they announced and later released their Celebration Day movie.
It’s possible the Led Zeppelin remasters could be released in a format similar to Pink Floyd’s Immersion series, which coupled the official album with demos, unfinished material and alternative takes. Floyd aimed to underline just why they deserve their high status – and Led Zep are well capable of making the same claim.
It’s thought the re-release campaign will take place next year.