Jimmy Page's manager Peter Mensch has told the U.K.'s Sunday Times that the guitarist is holed up in a west London studio "remastering every Led Zeppelin LP." It is believed that the new remasters, which are due next year, will include alternate takes and unreleased material as well.
Page recently told Mojo magazine that there are plans to release each Zeppelin studio album as a box set with additional material from each LP. In addition, it was revealed in an article in The Australian that artist Shepard Fairley has been tapped to re-design the artwork for the upcoming reissues.
From the moment my friend made me listen to "The Song Remains The Same" on headphones when I was in 6th grade to this day I have loved Led Zeppelin. But c'mon Jimmy. How many more remastering jobs can you pull off? I have the vinyls, cd's, the first box set of remasters. Then there was the "Early Days" and "Later Days" compilations, The "Definitive" Collection, The "Mothership".... Now a box set for each re-issue Ala Pink Floyd.
If they are as well done as the Floyd sets with tons of unreleased stuff and live shows(which were my favorite parts) then I will probably pay up. But I have a proposal for Mr. Page. How about letting us fans who have bought these albums three times already trade in our various copies for the new latest remasters. I know, you're bringing the music to millions of new young fans, and that's great! Keep it alive for future generations and hopefully they'll put down the One Direction and pick up the Zeppelin. So how about for us old guys, put the unreleased stuff in one package and we'll just give our kids our old albums.