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4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but where's 'Hey, hey, what can I do'?, 5 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Led Zeppelin III [Deluxe CD Edition] (Audio CD)
I have little to add to the generally glowing reviews of this cd. It's a truly classic album and a great first example of Zeppelin's variety of approach, and yes, this remastering has improved significantly on the previous version.

However, and the reason for the one star deduction, my one very, very big gripe with this reissue is that with an entire extra disc to play with, no room could be found for the non-album 'B' side to the 'Immigrant song' single, ie 'Hey, hey, what can I do'. This could easily have been included without deleting any of the outtakes, and is way ahead in terms of quality of more than a few of these extra tracks. Why on earth was this left off? I doubt very much indeed if I'm the only Led Zeppelin fan left puzzled and disappointed by this omission.

Five stars for the music of course, but this really is a missed opportunity to bring a good track in from the cold.
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2014 15:51:57 BDT
D. K. Barran says:
'Hey hey' What Can I Do will most likely be on the Coda album to give it more appeal...

Posted on 5 Jun 2014 17:14:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jun 2014 17:16:27 BDT
Stratpack says:
I noticed the absence of Hey Hey What Can I Do Now also. I agree with DK Barran, I assume Jimmy's keeping it for the Coda remaster as it appeared as a bonus track there with Travelling Riverside Blues, White Summer and Baby Come On Home for the version of Coda included in the Complete Studio Recordings box. Coda will be in the last wave albums to be released so you may have to wait till the end of the year if not next year.

Coda itself was a leftovers album so it does beg the question why were all these tracks not just placed on their respective albums? The answer - to sell another album.
Coda has been part of the official discography for a long time now and personally I'm glad its still with us. Whether it justifies a 2CD set, I don't know. Surely just adding them all on to the one disc is the way to go? Otherwise it'll be a leftovers album with a bonus disc of more leftovers!!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2014 09:07:51 BDT
BlueBlueBlue says:
Agreed. But my complaint is that unlike the 'Coda' material, this was a track actually released at the time - albeit not as a single in the UK - and as such has a much more logical and natural place on Zep 3 as contemporary material.

However, as you point out, the remastered 'Coda' will need all the help it can get to ensure any sales beyond the faithful.

Posted on 10 Jun 2014 17:19:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jun 2014 17:19:50 BDT
Alex says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2014 18:44:15 BDT
Stevie Dal says:
Bit of help needed here my friend :
I'm a fan of Physical Graffitti esp sides 3 and 4 most of which were also outtakes i believe? Can you tell me which tracks on Coda are of similar vintage to those ie pre-75 ?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2014 10:36:18 BDT
BlueBlueBlue says:
The pre '75 tracks on 'Coda' are 'We're gonna groove' ('69), 'Poor Tom' ('70), 'I can't quit you baby'('70) and 'Walter's walk' ('72).
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