To be honest, the independent music scene in Portland, Oregon isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think Led Zeppelin. Kick ass rock music and calls for a reunion are though. So is a $691 book. But thanks to the folks at Jealous Butcher Records, you may also soon associate the iconic UK outfit with the likes of M. Ward and Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla.
These independent musicians and more — including The Long Winters, Loch Lomond, Laura Viers, Portland Cello Project, and Nick Jaina — have covered Led Zeppelin classics for an upcoming tribute album titled From The Land of Ice And Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin. So, for example, Mr. Ward tackled “Bron-Yr-Aur”, while Walla did “In The Evening”. And for those wondering, Kelly Blair Bauman handled “Stairway to Heaven”.
The 33-track, 2-disc set will arrive starting October 12th and will be available on a double gatefold CD. Also included will be artwork created by Carson Ellis of The Decemberists. You can find the complete tracklist below and artwork to your top right.
What’s more, a percentage of proceeds from sales of the compilation will go to First Octave, a music education-based organization that believes that consistent music education fosters creative as well as intellectual values and is essential to a balanced core curriculum in schools.
It appears we can hear a cover of "In the Light" due out October 12th. I hope it wont be too hard to get this 2 disc set.