Led Zeppelin Release Long, Lost Song ‘Sunshine Woman’


Led Zeppelin‘s 1997 collection “BBC Sessions” is getting an expanded re-release next month. The set will now include a third disc of eight previously unreleased tracks. The Zeppelin original “Sunshine Woman,” which was never known to be recorded for a studio release, is one of the featured songs and premieres below on Speakeasy today.

“Sunshine Woman” was recorded on March 16, 1969, in London and aired April 14 on the BBC World Service. According to the label, Atlantic, the original BBC tapes were lost, but a private recording surfaced in the late 1990s. Fans have known about the song and heard it in varying qualities over the years, but until now, it’s never been properly released.

The other previously unreleased songs featured on “The Complete BBC Sessions” include two new versions of “Communication Breakdown,” “You Shook Me” and “Dazed and Confused.” Jimmy Page oversaw the remastering process of the re-release. Multiple configurations are available, too, including a super deluxe box set that includes the album on three CDs and five LPs, and a 44-page book containing detailed information on the BBC sessions.


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Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey has been a contributing writer and journalist for the Pluto Daily since January 2014.