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Coda [Original recording remastered]

Led Zeppelin Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Aug 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Swan Song
  • ASIN: B000002JSR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,980 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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Overlooked later period studio album.

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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I first bought this album two years ago, although previously, my brother said it wasn't all that good. My opinion : it's well worth buying for the blistering album closer, WEARING AND TEARING, which is best played extremely loud, as it's a rampaging monster of a track, used as an answer to the punks who had written off Zep and which also could have been a slight precursor to the early '80s NWOBHM craze. This is the most aggressive song on the track, although 'Walter's Walk' is impressive, too. Cut in 1972 during the HOUSES OF THE HOLY sessions, this features a groovy Jimmy Page riff and is efficiently powered along by Bonzo's powerful drums. The 1970 soundcheck version of 'I Can't Quit You, Baby' is heavier than the original, further improved by Page's sizzling solo and 'We're Gonna Goove' ain't bad, either. As for the other songs? 'Poor Tom' is an okay acoustic effort, with a distinctive, opening drumbeat, 'Bonzo's Montreux' is a pretty interesting drum solo from the man himself and the New Wave influenced 'Ozone Baby' and 'Darlene' are adequate rockers, indicating the sort of direction Zeppelin were taking towards the end of the Seventies. CODA is not brilliant, but it's certainly worth a listen.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In my dreams 10 Nov 2007
Format:Audio CD
In my dreams Presence was the last Zep album and the band made a decision to finish on a high with one of the best rock albums ever made and therefore, in my dreams, 'Coda' doesn't exist. However, in reality, some of it should because some of it is worthy of inclusion on any of the proper Zep albums. Coda is only 33 minutes long. It's an extended EP by todays standards. It's a short collection of stuff that wasn't deemed worthy of inclusion on previous albums. In my opinion Coda contains two tracks that are amongst the best tracks that Zep ever recorded. I'm not a fan of drum solos but 'Bonzo's Montreux' is a gem, a reminder that John Bonham was, and still is, in a league of his own. Recorded in 1976, it wouldn't have been out of place on Presence. The second little gem is 'Wearing and Tearing'. Recorded in 1978 and therefore,I believe, would have improved 'In Throught The Out Door'. Coda is definately worth a listen for these two alone. The rest is good and well worth a place in your collection but its a far cry from the glory days of Zep 4 and Presence.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is THE Version of Coda to Own 21 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD

When it was first released, the general consensus was that Coda was a cash-in and a disappointment, which indeed it seemed like, at the time.

Although listening to it again after many years, I found there was much to like here, including a storming studio version of We're Gonna Groove, the old live favourite from their early days, which they returned to on the 1980 European Tour, an excellent alternative take of I Can't Quit You Baby from the first album, as well as Poor Tom, Walter's Walk, Darlene and Wearing and Tearing, which are all better tracks than most of those found on In Through The Out Door.

Where the album falls down is with the throwaway Ozone Baby and the self-indulgent Bonzo's Montreux, which is proof-positive that Bonham may have been an extremely powerful drummer, but not the most inventive and also it's jumbled, confused running order.

However, browsing for a copy on CD, a while back, I came across this import from Japan, which includes the following 4 tracks from the expensive studio sessions box, which are not available elsewhere : Baby Come Home, Travelling Riverside Blues, White Summer/Black Mountain Side and Hey Hey What Can I Do, from the early days, all of which are excellent and make a mediocre album well worth owning.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is basically an album of out takes and is very patchy but worth getting for some hidden Gems. On Walters Walk and Wearing and Tearing Jimmy lets go with some awesome riffs, why they didn't appear on Prescence and In Through the Outdoor respectively is a mystery and Ozone Baby and Darlene are excellent prefabs from the ITTOD sessions. I'm Going to Groove would not have been out of place on Zep 1, unfortunately, Poor Tom is pretty average and Bonzos Montreux is no Moby Dick, but nevertheless worth buying to complete the collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Swan Song 13 Oct 2012
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Coda can be seen as a journey through Zeppelin's career, it contains material written from various albums but not deemed up to scratch. Even if the band members found that the songs were not quite good enough for previous albums,it contains some stunning tracks. The pick of these for me are 'Wearing and Tearing', 'Ozone baby', 'Walters walk' and 'Darlene', all excellent songs, I'm surprised they never made the album's they were intended for. To me, this album is superior to 'In Through The Outdoor' (an album Page and Bonham didn't have as much influence on), although it is much derided by some fan's, who just see it as a money making ploy at the time by Atlantic records. I'm one of those fan's who would gratefully pay for any unreleased Zeppelin material, to me everything they touched was gold.
Some have been asking why tracks such as 'Hey, Hey, What Can I Do' were not included on this album? Well that's to do with copyright and that all surviving members of Led Zeppelin had to agree to the realise of material. 'Hey , Hey What Can I Do' is not even available for download in the UK, whereas 'Travelling Riverside Blues' is available on the 'BBC Sessions' album.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A bad day at the office for Jimmy!!
I am a die hard Led Zepp fan, I'm the guitarist in a Led Zepp tribute band, I have always admired Jimmy Pages work. Read more
Published 1 month ago by carmine Procaccini
3.0 out of 5 stars Its only OK
Zeppelin starting to run out of steam with this album, I have loved this band since the very first album release - ive got them all. Read more
Published 1 month ago by N. Hufferdine
4.0 out of 5 stars CODA - missing tracks from 1969 t0 1978.
8 tracks on this, Zepp's first compilation album, 1982. Hard Rock / Blues / et al.
I will break the tracks down just this one time.
1. WE'RE GONNA GROOVE. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr Paul Savory
3.0 out of 5 stars Pedido
El pedido ha llegado en general bien, todo a su tiempo y en buen estado, ningún problema, gracias. Ciao saludos
Published 12 months ago by leo
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent CD
excellent service arrived well within time scale.. great CD, bought for my partner who is an avide music fan and he loved it. extra bonus it was one he hadn't heard of.
Published 12 months ago by sue
4.0 out of 5 stars Chip shop floor
If this is some of the music that didn't make it to the albums then I wish other groups would be as discerning over their content. Read more
Published 12 months ago by M C Garwood
5.0 out of 5 stars ITS ZEP
I know some people didn't rate this album but I'm biased and I worship everything they do, you just have to listen not compare. Then you make up your own mind.
Published 14 months ago by Gary Wishart
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality
What a fantastic album. I have been a Led Zep fan since I saw them live at Earls Court in 1975. I have heard most of these tracks before but never this album. Read more
Published 17 months ago by D. J. Collison
4.0 out of 5 stars good rarities disc for fans mostly.
This is for fans only maybe. It's a release of leftovers and b sides. Ignore the twits who put this down as it's not supposed to be a REGULAR release. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Michael Dobey
1.0 out of 5 stars somebody shot the swan
Lacklustre release with poor sound quality and rough unpolished poorly engineered songs. Well below par for Zepp fans. Read more
Published 23 months ago by zargb5
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