Coda CD (1994)

Artist: Led Zeppelin

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by TB on 2/18/2014

Not their best, but not their worst, either. I like this album because it's short, I can listen to the entire listing almost every time I drive to or from work. Plus, I had this on cassette way back in the 90s, so it's sentimental. If you're a fan of sentimental music, but in a personal, non-musical way, then maybe you'll like it, too. I don't know what you listen to. If you like good music, you'll like this. If not, go buy some One Direction. I don't care. They don't send me royalties.

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Product Overview


Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60147838
UPC 075679244420
UPC 14 00075679244420
Format CD
Release Date 8/16/1994
Author Led Zeppelin
Associated Artist/Work Classic Rock String Quartet
Associated Artist/Work Great White
Associated Artist/Work Jason Bonham Band (The)
Associated Artist/Work Jazz, Orchestre National De
Associated Artist/Work Lez Zeppelin
Associated Artist/Work London Symphony Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Orchestre National De Jazz
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work The Buddha Lounge Ensemble
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Technical Info
Engineer Eddie Kramer; Leif Masses; John Timperly; John Luard Timperley; Leif Mases; Andy Johns; Stuart Epps; Vic Maile
Producer Peter Grant; Jimmy Page
CatalogID 7567924442
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 08/09/1994
Original Release 1982
Number of Discs 1
Length 33m : 4s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075679244420
Album Notes and Credits
Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant (vocals); Jimmy Page (guitar); John Paul Jones (keyboards, bass); John Bonham (drums).
Recorded at Morgan Studios, London, England on June 25, 1969; Olympic Studios, London, England on June 5, 1970; Royal Albert Hall, London, England on January 9, 1970; Rolling Stones Mobile At Stargroves on May 15, 1972; Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden on November 11, 16, and 21, 1978; Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland on September 12, 1976.
Personnel: Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica); Jimmy Page (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); John Paul Jones (piano, keyboards); John Bonham (drums).
Recording information: Mo (01/09/1970-11/21/1978); Morgan Studios, London, England (01/09/1970-11/21/1978); Mountain (01/09/1970-11/21/1978); Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzweland (01/09/1970-11/21/1978); Olympic Studios, London, England (01/09/1970-11/21/1978); Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden (01/09/1970-11/21/1978); Royal Albert Hall, London, England (01/09/1970-11/21/1978); Sol Studio, Cookham, Berkshire, England (01/09/1970-11/21/1978); Stargroves (01/09/1970-11/21/1978); Stargroves, Hampshire, England (01/09/1970-11/21/1978).
Released two years after the 1980 death of John Bonham, Coda tied up most of the loose ends Led Zeppelin left hanging: it officially issued a bunch of tracks circulating on bootleg and it fulfilled their obligation to Atlantic Records. Coda doesn't contain every non-LP track Zeppelin released -- notably, the B-side "Hey Hey What Can I Do" and anything from the BBC sessions were left untouched (they'd be added to Coda on a 1993 CD revision of the compilation, and also appear on the major three-disc overhaul Jimmy Page masterminded in 2015) -- but it does gather much of what was floating around in the wake of their demise, including three blistering rockers that were rejected for In Through the Out Door. If "Ozone Baby," "Darlene," or "Wearing and Tearing" -- rockers that alternately cut loose, groove, and menace -- had made the cut for In Through the Out Door, that album wouldn't have had its vague progressive edge and when they're included alongside a revival of the band's early raver "We're Gonna Groove," the big-boned funk of the Houses of the Holy outtake "Walter's Walk," and the folk stomp "Poor Tom" (naturally taken from the sessions for Led Zeppelin III), they wind up underscoring the band's often underappreciated lighter side. For heaviness, there's a live version of "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "Bonzo's Montreux," a solo showcase for the departed drummer, and when this pair is added to the six doses of hard-charging rock & roll, it amounts to a good snapshot of much of what made Led Zeppelin a great band: when they were cooking, they really did groove. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disc 1
1 We're Gonna Groove
2 Poor Tom
3 I Can't Quit You Baby
4 Walter's Walk
5 Ozone Baby
6 Darlene
7 Bonzo's Montreux
8 Wearing and Tearing
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