August 28, 2002


It’s been some time that the surviving members of LED ZEPPELIN and John Bonham’s widow requested from the U.S. Copyright Office to renew the copyright for 1973’s “Houses Of The Holy” album – and be refused now. The copyright still remains in the hands of Atlantic records, who released the album and whose recording’s registration has it as a work made for hire. Alas!


Having released Running Blind” in 2001, after two decades of recording sillence, Ken Hensley is ready to unleash a beast and put out no less than four albums.

The first, to start being recorded on October 15th and released in November, is “Born Again”, a compilation of Ken’s songs originally done by URIAH HEEP but re-cut by his current band, FREE SPIRIT. As of yet, chosen are “Paradise / The Spell”, “The Magician’s Birthday”, “Sweet Freedom”, “Weep In Silence” and “Wonderworld”, with the rest left for the fans to submit until August 31st at [email protected] .

The second one is to be called “Opramenko”, the first FREE SPIRIT collective studio recording of 15 completely new songs.

Then goes “Decadent Dozen”, a collection of Hensley’s solo songs as treated by FREE SPIRIT.

And finally, “Mixed Messages”, new versions of ballads Ken recorded throughout his entire career.

The albums will be laid down one by one and finished and mastered before the end of March 2003.

August 28, 2002

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