ROBERT PLANT Thinks That LED ZEPPELIN Reissues Are “Nothing Relevant”

Robert Plant

Legendary Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant says that he doesn’t find much of value in the band’s ongoing reissue campaign, calling the previously unreleased bonus tracks “mostly work-in-progress stuff” that offer “nothing relevant” to him personally.

The Zeppelin reissues are being made available in a range of digital, CD, vinyl, and deluxe box sets through Atlantic/Swan Song, accompanied by previously unreleased bonus tracks including rough mixes, backing tracks, alternative versions, and new songs.

Asked if these versions shed any new light on the music for him personally, Plant tells Billboard.com: “No, not really. Because it’s so long ago. What you’re hearing there is mostly work-in-progress stuff. Things on their way to completion, and maybe there’s some little quirk or something that led to an either/or moment. But it’s nothing relevant, really. Not to me, at least.

Plant remains respectful of his accomplishments with guitarist Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin, telling The Telegraph in a recent interview: “I had no history to speak of, really, before I met Jimmy. I hadn’t stepped into my physical personality. In Zeppelin, I learned how to apply myself, how to express myself as a writer, how to shut up and listen. So I grew, I got some of my chops.

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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