LED ZEPPELIN Premiere New “Whole Lotta Love” Video

Led Zeppelin

As a teaser for the June 3 deluxe reissues of Led Zeppelin‘s first three albums, the band has compiled a new video for the alternate version of 1969′s Whole Lotta Love, which is featured on the Led Zeppelin II set. The track was among a handful of unreleased versions of legendary tunes Jimmy Page previewed earlier this month in a New York City listening session for the press. Page said in a statement announcing the new video, “You can see how songs grow. 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.

Bassist John Paul Jones said of the newly unearthed take: “Whole Lotta Love must have been very early on its life, so it probably hadn’t developed into the juggernaut that it became in later years. But it’s fresher, I think.

Robert Plant added: “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.‘”

The five-minute Whole Lotta Love video, which contains a montage of archival footage from various Led Zeppelin performances, can be seen below.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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