Led Zeppelin Detail New Japanese "Immigrant Song" 7-Inch Reissue

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"We come from the land of the ice and snow/From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow..."

It's one of Led Zeppelin's heaviest and most popular songs, found on the band's most misunderstood studio LP, Led Zeppelin III. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the group's landmark release, the Japanese 7-inch single for "Immigrant Song" is being lovingly recreated for a very limited edition reissue.

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The single--which arrived with "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" on the B-side--was one of the precious few singles released by Led Zeppelin. In America, the song was a top 20 hit, peaking at #16 for the week of January 30, 1971. The #1 tune in the country that week: Tony Orlando and Dawn, "Knock Three Times." "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" wouldn't show up on a Led Zeppelin album in any official capacity until the posthumous Coda in 1982.

The reissued version of the single will be limited to just 19,700 copies (get it?), and will arrive in a sleeve that replicates the original artwork. The record will be released on January 15, 2021, and can be pre-ordered at ledzeppelin.com starting this Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 10AM EST/7AM PST.

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