Next week, Led Zeppelin’s first three albums will be reissued with plenty of bonus material, and the band has now shared one of the soon to be released rarities: a rough mix of Led Zeppelin II’s “Whole Lotta Love.” The track has been set to images of the band performing live.
“This version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ is the mix down from the night that we recorded it, 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,'” Robert Plant said in a statement.
“You can see how songs grow,” Jimmy Page said. “There must have been five or six other takes of that, which are not present. So the shaping of these things is very interesting and you can hear with this particular version that we haven’t quite reached the point yet, and that it’s very, very close.”