Coda Original recording remastered
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Assembled after drummer John Bonham's death, this 1982 release featured some real nuggets for Led Zep fans drawn from throughout their career, including We're Gonna Groove; Ozone Baby; Poor Tom; I Can't Quit You Baby; Wearing and Tearing , and more.
Coda, released in 1982 after the break-up of the band, was the result of a trawl through the studio archives in search of leftover material. In fact, they had already used up almost all of the good stuff and, compared to their other releases, this was Led Zeppelin's only disappointing album. Nevertheless, even relatively poor material by Led Zeppelin still represents a decent level of quality and some tracks are classic, particularly "Poor Tom", "Ozone Baby" and "Wearing And Tearing". The latter song, one of three out-takes from the In Through The Out Door sessions, features a particularly high-octane blend of stripped-down and grungy rock and roll and is often spoken of as their response to contemporary punk. As so little studio material was found, they added live versions of "I Can't Quit You Babe" and "We're Gonna Groove" from 1970, the first of which in particular features some blistering playing. Even so, it was still their shortest ever release. --James Swift
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Listeners have been unfair to Coda by judging it by the standards of other Led Zeppelin albums. It was not meant to have the impact of those releases. Coda was compiled strictly for Zeppelin's diehard fans; to save them the from attempting to accumulate the band's entire body of work through expensive bootlegs. Although, it is certainly weaker than most of Led Zeppelin's albums, as a one of many serious Zeppelin acolytes, I appreciate the gaps filled by Coda.
Side A presents some excellent tracks from 1969 and 70, back when Led Zeppelin were young, boisterous bluesrockers. "Poor Tom" is a hypnotically melodic, jangley footstomper; "We're Gonna Groove" exemplifies the enthralling, scrambling guitar style of early Jimmy Page and the energetic cover of Willie Dixon's "I Can't Quit You Babe," recorded during a 1970 rehearsal, surpasses the version of the tune on their self-entitled debut.
The second side does not fair as well. It features lumbering hard rock songs recorded for Led Zeppelin's final album, 1979's In Through the Out Door, that were abandoned when the band decided to adopt a synthesizer-infused sound for the album. Some of the songs indicate why they felt a change in style was necessary.Read more ›
This album, having been originally released as a way to fulfill contract obligations after John Bonham's untimely demise, was a collection of outtakes and live tunes etc... that really never fulfilled the brief as a true full Zeppelin album...but now....where this one differs from the rest is the fact that the extra content actually warrants lots and lots of play. There are several "unreleased" and previously released on special edition songs such as the usual "Hey Hey What Can I Do" and "Travelling Riverside Blues" along with a few surprises. (Legacy complete as far as I'm concerned) ...please read my reviews of the rest of the series for particulars.
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Sounds Great! - both companion CDs are great - interesting version of some songs like "It Keeps On Raining" (When The Levee Breaks) is worth the price of the CD right there... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
CRAP,the worst sounding reissues of the zeppelin catalogue to date. This is the second one i tried zeppelin II was the other.Buy a CD cant sound any worst.Published 1 month ago by P. Hattie
Exactly what you'd expect. The bonus material really what you are after, as any real fan had the basic album years ago. It doesn't disappoint.Published 1 month ago by BowlingRon
Love the extra songs.
First time the song: "Hey, Hey, What Can I Say" is on a vinyl LP.