Page Soundtrack Rising
Long-lost Jimmy Page album officially released.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: March 23rd, 2012
ed Zeppelin completest and obsessive music collectors have reason to rejoice, as Lucifer Rising, a long-lost Jimmy Page soundtrack album, is finally seeing a legitimate release. Although it’s been bootlegged countless times, the album will soon be sold on CD and vinyl through Page’s website.
Lucifer Rising was a short film by underground experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger, whose films include Prisoner of Mars, Rabbit’s Moon, Scorpio Rising, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and many others that most people have neither seen nor heard of. Page was hired to compose the soundtrack, but due to a falling out with Anger, his music was not used in the film.
Lucifer Rising began filming in 1966 but wasn’t completed until 1972, and remained unreleased until 1980. It was released with a soundtrack by Manson Family member Bobby Beausoleil (currently serving a life sentence at Oregon State Penitentiary for the murder of Gary Hinman), but Page makes a brief appearance in the film, as a bearded figure seen staring at a portrait of Aleister Crowley.
Those hoping to hear some lost Zeppelin classics should look elsewhere, this is soundtrack music, and soundtrack music for an extremely bizarre film, so there are no hints of “Over The Hills And Far Away,” or even “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” to be found.
To purchase the soundtrack, go here.