Zeppelin Catalog Going Digital In November
Led Zeppelin will end its digital music holdout when Warner Music Group makes the legendary rock outfit’s entire catalog available to download starting Nov. 13. All online music retailers will offer the group’s full albums or a la carte downloads on that date.
Through a new exclusive partnership, Verizon Wireless will become the first mobile music service provider to deliver Led Zeppelin full-song over-the-air downloads, ringtones, ringback tones, alert tones and wallpapers.
“The addition of the digital option will better enable fans to obtain our music in whichever manner that they prefer,” Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page says in a statement.
The digital release program is timed to coincide with the release that day of the 24-track, two-CD Atlantic/Rhino compilation “Mothership,” which spans the band’s 12-year career.
On Nov. 20, a newly remixed and remastered version of the “The Song Remains The Same” soundtrack will be reissued with six songs that were not on the original album.
The British rockers will reform for a one-off performance on Nov. 26 at London’s O2 Arena to salute Atlantic Records co-founder and chairman emeritus Ahmet Ertegun, who died last December. The band recorded for Atlantic its entire career.