The Sunday Times is reporting that Jimmy Page is currently in a west London studio remastering every Led Zeppelin LP for a special 2013 release to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the band’s name change from the New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin.
It is rumored that the remastered albums will also contain alternate takes and unreleased Led Zeppelin material. In a recent interview with Mojo magazine, Page said that the albums would be released as a box set. In addition, it was revealed in an article in The Australian that L.A.-based artist Shepard Fairley has been hired to re-design the artwork for the upcoming reissues.
In other news, Page recently announced that he would release a new solo album by the end of 2013.
Speaking with BBC Radio, Page, who hasn’t released an album of new material since he collaborated with Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant on the 1998 album ‘Walking Into Clarksdale,’ said: “I’m just looking forward to making some music and surprising people with it.”
Although he remained vague on the details, Page said that the record would enter uncharted grounds: “I’ve got an idea of something which I’ve had for a long time and now’s the time to do it…I think the way to present music is same picture different frame, and sometimes this frame is quite radical.”