According to Atlantic, the band’s label, the original BBC tapes were lost, but a private recording surfaced in the late 90s.
Fans have known about Sunshine Woman for many years, but it’s never been properly released until now.
The Complete BBC Sessions is a remastered version of 1997’s BBC Sessions album, featuring additional tracks.
The other previously unreleased songs featured on The Complete BBC Sessions include two new versions of Communication Breakdown, Dazed And Confused and You Shook Me.
Speaking to music magazine Mojo recently, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said that, while it’s the best version of the track that’s available, “there’s no point pretending it wasn’t recorded off the radio”.
Listen to Sunshine Woman below, courtesy of Pitchfork.