According to The Pulse Of Radio, Jimmy Page met with the press for a question-and-answer session yesterday (February 3) at London’s famed Olympic Studios, as he unveiled the tracks to the new LED ZEPPELIN reissue of 1975’s “Physical Graffiti”, coming on February 24. During the presentation he shed some light on his upcoming unnamed solo project, revealing, “How it starts off is, you have to play guitar and get match-fit first. So currently I’m in the process of doing that — but I’m also in the process of doing this [reissue series] too. It’ll be closer to the end of the year rather than next month. I’m definitely warming up on the touchlines! What I’m doing is something that’s going to be quite different. It wouldn’t be anything that hopefully you’d imagine I would do.”

He said that he was pleased with the fan and critical reaction from the expanded reissued of the band’s first five albums so far — all of which have been curated and remastered under his direction. “The response has been phenomenal,” he said. “I knew all of the material was really great, but it was really important to set the scene right from the beginning and explain the fact that they were companion discs. It’s been a real fun project to do because I know what’s coming — and there’s some great surprises.”

Page remembered the “Physical Graffiti” sessions as being a particular high point for ZEPPELIN. “Everyone was really shining. It’s so good to be able to present this, because you can see the bare bones of it, but you also know what it becomes. It’s a really good illustration of why this whole companion disc series is so good.”