Possessing, as he does, a producer’s in-depth knowledge of every session Zeppelin undertook, Page had been able to find stacks of additional material — ready made for the companion discs he’s including with each individual remastered album.
That wasn’t the case, however, with Presence. As Page went through Led Zeppelin’s archival material, he began to wonder how he would complete things.
Then, something amazing happened.
“The only thing that turned up that I’d literally forgotten about, out of all of these tapes and hundred and hundreds of hours of listening was: I had an early mix, a studio mix of Presence, and that had extra material on it,” Page tells Radio.com. “And that was the album I thought, with all of this chronological opening of everything, that might present a problem, and lo and behold, there it was. It was a deliverance.”
Latest posts by Something Else! (see all)
- Inside Phil Collins’ blatant rip off of Prince on ‘Sussudio': ‘Never ran away from that idea’ - December 19, 2014
- Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on taking over for Roger Waters: ‘Not a burden I was particularly relishing’ - December 19, 2014
- Dennis DeYoung offers a sharp rebuke to Styx’s latest Hall of Fame snub: ‘To each his own’ - December 18, 2014