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Led Zeppelin will release a limited edition 7” single featuring 2 previously unheard mixes: “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll” and “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends.”

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So with this record store day release I now have 3 versions of friends. But how do they relate to each other?

Friend (RSD) - recorded at headly grange and then mixed at Olympic indeed this is called the Olympic studio mix

Friends (Companion audio) - in the Zeppelin III SDBS book under recording information it suggests that this version was recorded at Olympic and not headly is this correct? If so can I assume this was also mixed at Olympic?

Friends (Album) - now I’m not sure on this one.  Recorded and mixed at headly, Olympic or Island? But what combination?

Not sure if I’m asking the right questions here? Any thoughts?

 

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A local record store, The House Of Guitars posted that they got more RSD releases in, drove there and grabbed one just now!!!!

 

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Thanks for the info above, just bought a copy myself from amazon...its definitely a cool record. Cheers to any of the true fans who picked up a copy on record store day. 

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Led Zeppelin Score Chart Topping Hit With RSD Release
    
05-01-2018

Led Zeppelin have topped the UK Vinyl Singles Chart with their debut Record Store Day release. The band's limited edition 7" single featuring previously unheard mixes of "Rock And Roll" and "Friends" landed at No. 1 on the chart ahead of tunes by David Bowie, U2 and Jimi Hendrix, among others as issued as part of the April 21 event celebrating the culture of independent record stores.

The previously unreleased version of "Rock And Roll" provides an additional peek into the fabled 1971 "Sunset Sound Mixes" of "Led Zeppelin IV". Only two previous "Sunset Sound Mixes" have been released, the first being the version of "When The Levee Breaks" on the original album and the second the "Stairway To Heaven" mix that debuted on the 2014 deluxe edition reissue of the band's fourth record.

The previously unheard "Olympic Studios Mix" of "Friends" is a stripped-down version without the orchestration that was included of the final mix that appeared on 1970's "Led Zeppelin III."

http://www.antimusic.com/news/18/May/02Led_Zeppelin_Score_Chart_Topping_Hit_With_RSD_Release.shtml

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Led Zeppelin existed for only a short period of time, recording less than 90 songs, if memory serves.  It must be hard to continually 'release'  interesting stuff.

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For those of you that never had a chance to purchase a copy.... some participating RSD outlets are getting in more copies. Just check with your local record shop. I paid $14.5 CAD for mine including shipping. My brother in law bough his locally for $10.98 CAD.

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On 5/3/2018 at 12:52 AM, zeplz71 said:

Led Zeppelin Score Chart Topping Hit With RSD Release
    
05-01-2018

Led Zeppelin have topped the UK Vinyl Singles Chart with their debut Record Store Day release. The band's limited edition 7" single featuring previously unheard mixes of "Rock And Roll" and "Friends" landed at No. 1 on the chart ahead of tunes by David Bowie, U2 and Jimi Hendrix, among others as issued as part of the April 21 event celebrating the culture of independent record stores.

The previously unreleased version of "Rock And Roll" provides an additional peek into the fabled 1971 "Sunset Sound Mixes" of "Led Zeppelin IV". Only two previous "Sunset Sound Mixes" have been released, the first being the version of "When The Levee Breaks" on the original album and the second the "Stairway To Heaven" mix that debuted on the 2014 deluxe edition reissue of the band's fourth record.

The previously unheard "Olympic Studios Mix" of "Friends" is a stripped-down version without the orchestration that was included of the final mix that appeared on 1970's "Led Zeppelin III."

http://www.antimusic.com/news/18/May/02Led_Zeppelin_Score_Chart_Topping_Hit_With_RSD_Release.shtml

It warms the cockles.

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Sounds like humor... rock and roll friends. I am noting this. Not all that interested with this single. I like the original release mixes and the Mothership remaster. That's all I need.

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For $25 i got a sealed brand new copy with both record label and record store day labels. Its a nice collectors piece, thanks for the info sharing above. 

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16 hours ago, middlezep said:

For $25 i got a sealed brand new copy with both record label and record store day labels. Its a nice collectors piece, thanks for the info sharing above. 

What do you mean? Are there are two different labels?

Tnx

 

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Oleg said:

What do you mean? Are there are two different labels?

Tnx

 

Pretty sure is referring to the two stickers on the shrink wrap. http://forums.ledzeppelin.com/topic/25330-led-zeppelin-will-release-a-limited-edition-7”-single-featuring-2-previously-unheard-mixes-“sunset-sound-mix”-of-“rock-and-roll”-and-“olympic-studios-mix”-of-“friends”/?do=findComment&comment=920035

To anyone getting one of these 45s, if you like to keep the shrink wrap (with the stickers) in tact around the cover, don't make the mistake I made and try to splice it open from the side, splice the shrink wrap open from the top! Cant believe I did that after seeing all the pictures of the way the 45 comes out of the cover from the top! Oh well, no biggie.

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Yeah, I made the same mistake as well!  Oh, well.  At least I have a copy.  Only cost me $12 on RSD.

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On 5/8/2018 at 4:41 PM, Oleg said:

What do you mean? Are there are two different labels?

Tnx

 

There is a official silver record store day sticker, with a perforated stamp border and a yellow atlantic records sticker, with the song info. I am just gonna look  at it and leave it a collectors piece. Just the thought of this release is a very nice thing. Thank you Jimmy 

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Seller's name : revolution_vinyl     Location : New Hampshire USA

$15 US including shipping, here: 3 left as of now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Led-Zepplelin-7-RSD-release-2018/222975098718?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D98868a3705eb40bea35101db2781049c%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D222975098718%26itm%3D222975098718&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Aaa8ad697-5b35-11 Name revolution_vinyl e8-9dcd-74dbd1804a06%7Cparentrq%3A774916781630ab446bf3e3d6fffd28b6%7Ciid%3A1

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That's a great deal! I got mine from Amazon Canada because it was the best deal at the time I ordered it. Cost me about $19US including shipping, and I'm happy enough with that price. Mine arrived yesterday in great shape, with both stickers.

And yes, I slit the shrinkwrap from the top. 😀

Quick tip RE slicing open the shrink, to avoid damaging the top edges of the sleeve: and the record: use an Xacto knife (or whatever) to make a very small cut(s) wherever there is a natural air gap at the top of the sleeve. Then use a duller, non-damaging thin item like a guitar pick to extend the small slit the full width of the top.

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