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Led Zeppelin alternative Stairway To Heaven to be aired

By Anthony Barnes

An unreleased version of one of the most celebrated songs in rock, Stairway To Heaven, is to come out later this year – after sitting in the vaults for more than 40 years.

An alternative take of the epic track, one of Led Zeppelin's most famous compositions, will be released on a new version of the band's fourth album due out later this year.

Guitarist Jimmy Page has sifted through vintage studio recordings to find different versions of each of the eight tracks from the Led Zeppelin IV album – which first came out in 1971 – for a companion disc to accompany the reissue, part of a remastering of the band's entire catalogue.

The soon-to-be released performance of Stairway dates from a series of mixing sessions at Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles.

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