Led Zeppelin Made a Video for ‘Whole Lotta Love’
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Led Zeppelin premiered a new video today … 34 years after they broke up.
The clip is for a “rough mix with vocal” version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ from the band’s upcoming deluxe reissues of its first three albums.
The five-minute video collects a bunch of vintage footage of Zeppelin performing onstage back in the day. Some of the scenes are familiar to fans (part of it showed up on the ‘Led Zeppelin’ DVD a decade ago); some of it is quite rare. You can watch the new video above.
Either way, the focus here is on the song, which features the same skeletal framework found on the released version from the band’s second album, 1969’s ‘Led Zeppelin II.’
“This version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ is the mix down from the night that we recorded it,” Jimmy Page said in a press release. ‘So it doesn’t have any of the overdubs that everyone will be familiar with, because when they hear this they’ll think, ‘Oh yeah, that’s the original’ and all of a sudden they’ll go ‘No, it’s not.'”
The three remastered reissues — all of which include bonus discs featuring live tracks and previously unreleased material — come out on June 3.