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Led Zeppelin launches back catalogue on Spotify

Led Zeppelin launches back catalogue on Spotify

Led Zeppelin have signed a deal with Spotify allowing the service to stream their back catalogue.

The band announced the news on their Twitter account at 15.30 GMT today [December 11].

"Led Zeppelin is now available on demand, only on @Spotify. Play now: http://spoti.fi/LedZep #StreamZeppelin"

Starting today, the band's first two albums - Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II - are available, with additional albums being released at midnight local time each day for the next four days.

Wednesday, December 11 - Led Zeppelin (1969) and Led Zeppelin II (1969)
Thursday, December 12 - Led Zeppelin III (1970) and Untitled fourth album (1971)
Friday, December 13 - Houses Of The Holy (1973) and Physical Graffiti (1975)
Saturday, December 14 - Presence (1976) and In Through The Out Door (1979)
Sunday, December 15 - The Song Remains The Same (1976), Coda (1982), BBC Sessions (1997), How The West Was Won (2003), Mothership (2007), and Celebration Day (2012)

Previously, Led Zeppelin were one of a number of groups to withhold their music from streaming services, having only agreed to let Apple sell their albums through iTunes in 2007.

Other big name artists who've currently resisted signing up include The Beatles, Oasis and AC/DC. Meanwhile, Thom Yorke has criticised Spotify calling it "'The last desperate fart of a dying corpse".

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