Serious classic rock aficionados and collectors have been “tipped off” by the Internet buzz surrounding the release of some rare instrumental recordings by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page [http://www.jimmypage.com]—an album featuring the never-used soundtrack for the short film Lucifer Rising.
The record, titled Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks, is a collection of instrumental tracks recorded in the 1970s in Page’s home studio. The album’s featured track was originally slated as the sound track for Kenneth Anger’s short film Lucifer Rising, but never made it onto the film as Page was reportedly fired from the project.
The following is an excerpt from the “official release notice” which appeared on Jimmy Page’s Facebook page:
“On March 20th, the Spring Equinox 2012, the title music for Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks will have its premiere and release.
The title music, along with other musical pieces recorded at my home studio in the early Seventies, have been revisited, remixed and released for the first time.
This is a musical diary of avant-garde compositions and experiments, one of which was to appear on the film Lucifer Rising.
The collection has been exhumed and is now ready for public release. This will be available exclusively on the website.”
Here’s where the collectors are going to have a heyday. The record release will include a printing of vinyl copies.
AND…there will be a limited special run of 418 numbered vinyl copies.
AANNND…93 of those numbered copies will be autographed by Jimmy Page himself!
As the official announcement states, this special recording is only be available for sale via JimmyPage.com [http://www.jimmypage.com]—although given time, I’m sure eventually the limited release copies will find themselves on the collector’s market for much higher prices than the website is charging. The point is—if you’re a collector and/or a Jimmy Page fan, don’t wait.
- Lucifer Rising – Main Track
- Damask – Ambient
- Lucifer Rising – Percussive Return
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