As rock fans continue to wait for new music from Jimmy Page, the Led Zeppelin guitarist has released a new, non-musical project that’s a collaboration with his girlfriend, poet Scarlett Sabet. Page has produced Catalyst, a spoken-word album featuring Sabet reading eight of her poems.
The record is available now as an etched-vinyl 12-inch LP, or as a digital download and via streaming services. The vinyl version comes packaged with a 24-page booklet featuring liner notes penned by Page and Sabet, with photos by Jimmy’s daughter Scarlet Page.
A limited-edition version of the LP signed by Page and Sabet also can be purchased.
Catalyst was recorded in May 2019 at Jimmy’s Tower House residence in London.
“I knew Scarlett’s poems were exceptionally vibrant in print and I had witnessed the power of her public readings,” says Page. “I thought it would be exciting to do a project together to emphasize the power of the spoken word in the context of poetry and present her work in a radical form.”
Here’s the Catalyst track list:
“The Fifth Circle of Hell”
“And My Lungs Fill with Ecstatic Song”
“Cut Up (multiple return)”
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