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LED ZEPPELIN REHEARSAL & SESSION OVERVIEW ========================================= (Updated 30/10/1994) 1968 SEPTEMBER First rehearsals for Scandinavian tour on Gerrard Street, London. 1968 OCTOBER Recording and mixing sessions for the first album at Olympic studios, London, are completed in 30 hours. The album "Led Zeppelin" is released 17/01/1969 (US) and 28/03/1969 (UK). Track list: 1. Good Times Bad Times 2. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You 3. You Shook Me 4. Dazed And Confused 5. Your Time Is Gonna Come 6. Black Mountain Side 7. Communication Breakdown 8. I Can't Quit You Baby 9. How Many More Times Album references: * Led Zeppelin (LP,CD) [1-9] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [2,4,5,7,8] * Remasters (3LP,2CD) [1,2,4,7] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [1,3,6,9] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-9] * Good Times Bad Times / Communication Breakdown (SINGLE) [1,7] One 'lost' track from this session was released later: 1. Baby Come On Home Album references: * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [1] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1] 1969 MARCH 23th The first BBC radio session at Maida Vale studio, London, UK. This session was broadcasted originally 23/03/1969 and 20/04/1969 on "Top Gear", and again on "Symonds On Sunday" 22/06/1969. Track list: 1. You Shook Me 2. Communication Breakdown 3. I Can't Quit You Baby 4. Dazed And Confused Bootleg references: * A Secret History of Led Zeppelin (CD) * Classics Off The Air vol 1. (CD) [1-4] * Radio Appearances (CD) [1-4] * Travelling Riverside Blues (CD) [1-4] * Radio Appearances (CD) * Riverside Blues (LP,CD) [1-2] 1969 MAY Recording sessions for second album during the second US tour. 1969 JUNE 16th An obscure, unaired BBC radio session, recorded at Maida (or 9th ?) Vale Studio, London, UK. Track list: 1. The Girl I Love 2. Something Else 3. What Is And What Should Never Be 4. Communication Breakdown Bootleg reference: * Something Else (EP,CD) [1-4] 1969 JUNE 23th The third BBC session, recorded at Aeolian Hall, Bond Street, London, UK. Originally broadcasted 29/06/1969, 12/10/1969 and 11/01/1970 on John Peel's "Top Gear". Track list: 1. Communication Breakdown 2. What Is And What Should Never Be 3. Travelling Riverside Blues 4. Whole Lotta Love Album references: * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [3] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [3] Bootleg references: * A Secret History of Led Zeppelin (CD) * Classics Off The Air vol 1. (CD) [1-4] * Radio Appearances (CD) [1-4] * Travelling Riverside Blues (CD) [1-4] * Radio Appearances (CD) * Riverside Blues (LP,CD) [2-4] 1969 JUNE 27th A concert at the Playhouse Theatre, London, UK is recorded and broadcasted by BBC. One track from this performance has been released 'officially': 1. White Summer / Black Mountain Side Album references: * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1] This track and the rest of the concert are widely available on many bootlegs, but they don't belong to this category. 1969 JUNE/JULY More sessions for second album, some of them at Morgan studios. There is one known outtake from these sessions: 1. We're Gonna Groove [25/6/1969] Album reference: * Coda (LP,CD) [1] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [1] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1] 1969 SEPTEMBER The second album is completed. The album is released as "Led Zeppelin II" 31/10/1969. Track List: 1. Whole Lotta Love 2. What Is And What Should Never Be 3. The Lemon Song 4. Thank You 5. Heartbreaker 6. Livin' Lovin' Maid (She's Just A Woman) 7. Ramble On 8. Moby Dick 9. Bring It On Home Album references: * Led Zeppelin II (LP,CD) [1-9] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1,2,4,5,7,8/amalgamated with "Bonzo's Montreux"] * Remasters (3LP,2CD) [1,5,7] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [3,6,8,9] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-9] * Whole Lotta Love (3:10) / Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman) (SINGLE) [1,6] * Whole Lotta Love (5:33) / Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman) (SINGLE) [1,6] 1969 NOVEMBER Initial recording for third album takes place at the Olympic studios. Two outtakes from these sessions have surfaced: 1. Since I've Been Loving You 2. Jennings Farm Blues (takes 1 - 11) Bootleg references: * Jennings Farm Blues (CD) [2] 1970 JANUARY 9th Soundcheck at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. One track has been released: 1. I Can't Quit You Baby Album reference: * Coda (LP,CD) [1] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [1] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1] There are some doubts that this version of "I Can't Quit You Baby" is actually the concert version, not the one played in soundcheck. 1970 MAY/JUNE Page and Plant are writing and rehearsing material for the third album at a cottage in Bron-Y-Aur. Later in the month the group begins recording at Headley Grange. Many underground tapes from these rehearsal and recording sessions have surfaced: 1. I Wanna Be Her Man 2. Guitar Instrumentals 1 - 4 3. Down By The Seaside (instrumental) 4. Guitar Instrumentals 5 - 16 5. Down By The Seaside (3 takes) 6. Guitar Instrumentals 17 - 21 7. Guitar Instrumentals 1 - 2 8. Poor Tom (instrumental) 9. Acoustic Duo 10. Bron-Yr-Aur Progressions 11. That's The Way (5 takes) 12. Friends (instrumental) 13. Bron-Yr-Aur 14. Immigrant Song 15. Out On The Tiles 16. Bron-Yr-Aur 17. Poor Tom (2 takes) 18. Hey Hey What Can I Do 19. That's The Way 20. Blues Medley 21. Since I've Been Loving You Bootleg references: * Rehearsals May 1970 [1-6] * Hiawatha Express [7-13] * The Making of Friends (EP) [14-18] * Studio Daze (CD) [19-21] 1970 JUNE Recording sessions for third album at Olympic studios. One known outtake exists: 1. Poor Tom [5/6/1970] Album reference: * Coda (LP,CD) [1] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1] 1970 JULY/AUGUST Recording sessions for the third album at Island studios. Two outtakes are found: 1. Hey Hey What Can I Do 2. Bron-Y-Aur Album references: * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1] * Physical Graffiti (2LP,2CD) [2] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [2] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-2] * The New Age of Atlantic (LP) [1] * Immigrant Song / Hey Hey What Can I Do (SINGLE) [1] 1970 AUGUST 17th Page completes the mixing of the third album at Ardent studios, Memphis, USA. "Led Zeppelin III" is released 23/10/1970. Track list: 1. Immigrant Song 2. Friends 3. Celebration Day 4. Since I've Been Loving You 5. Out On The Tiles 6. Gallows Pole 7. Tangerine 8. That's The Way 9. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp 10. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper Album references: * Led Zeppelin III (LP,CD) [1-10] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1-4,6,7,9] * Remasters (3LP,2CD) [1,3,4] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [5,8,10] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-10] * Immigrant Song / Hey Hey What Can I Do (SINGLE) [1] 1970 NOVEMBER/ Initial sessions for the fourth album at Island studios. DECEMBER One outtake from these sessions: 1. Down By The Seaside Album reference: * Physical Graffiti (2LP,2CD) [1] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [1] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1] 1970 DECEMBER/ Rehearsals at Headley Grange. An extremely valuable tape 1971 JANUARY has surfaced from these rehearsals: 1. Stairway To Heaven (instrumental take 1) 2. Blues Guitar Instrumental (2 takes) 3. Black Dog (3 takes) 4. No Quarter 5. Stairway To Heaven (instrumental takes 2 - 4) 6. Stairway To Heaven (2 takes) Bootleg references: * Studio Rehearsals, January 1971 Led Zeppelin IV (LP) [1-6] * Inedits 1971 JANUARY Recording sessions for the fourth album at Headley Grange, using the Rolling Stones' mobile studio. Two outtakes: 1. Night Flight 2. Boogie With Stu Album references: * Physical Graffiti (2LP,2CD) [1-2] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [1-2] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-2] 1971 FEBRUARY Overdub sessions for the fourth album at Island studios. Later in the month Page takes the tapes to the Sunset Sound studios, Los Angeles, for mixing. 1971 JULY Fourth album is mixed again in London. The album is released untitled 12/11/1971. Track list: 1. Black Dog 2. Rock And Roll 3. The Battle of Evermore 4. Stairway To Heaven 5. Misty Mountain Hop 6. Four Sticks 7. Going To California 8. When The Levee Breaks * Untitled / Led Zeppelin IV / Zoso (LP,CD) [1-8] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1-5,7,8] * Remasters (3LP,2CD) [1-5] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [7] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-8] * Black Dog / Misty Mountain Hop (SINGLE) [1,5] * Rock And Roll / Four Sticks (SINGLE) [2,6] 1972 MARCH Page and Plant make some experimental recordings with Bombay Symphony Orchestra in Bombay. 1. Friends 2. Four Sticks Bootleg reference: * The Making of Friends (EP) [1-2] * Bombay 1972 APRIL/MAY The recording sessions for the fifth album at Stargroves (with Rolling Stones' mobile studio) and Olympic studios. Many outtakes from these sessions have been released over the years: 1. Houses of The Holy 2. The Rover 3. Black Country Woman 4. Walter's Walk [15/5/1972] 5. Slush Album references: * Physical Graffiti (2LP,2CD) [1-3] * Coda (LP,CD) [4] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1] * Remasters (3LP,2CD) [1] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [2-4] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-4] 1972 JUNE Recording and mixing sessions for the fifth album at Electric Lady studios, New York, USA. One outtake has surfaced: 1. No Quarter (3 takes) Bootleg reference: * Studio Daze (CD) [1] 1972 NOVEMBER Fifth album is completed. The album is issued as "The Houses of The Holy" 26/03/1973. Track list: 1. The Song Remains The Same 2. The Rain Song 3. Over The Hills And Far Away 4. The Crunge 5. Dancing Days 6. D'yer Mak'er 7. No Quarter 8. The Ocean Album references: * The Houses of The Holy (LP,CD) [1-8] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1-3,5-8] * Remasters (3LP,2CD) [1,2,6,7] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [4] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-8] * Over The Hills and Far Away / Dancing Days (SINGLE) [3,5] * D'yer Mak'er / The Crunge (SINGLE) [4,6] 1973 APRIL Rehearsals for 9th US tour. 1973 JULY 23th Film maker Joe Massot starts shooting material for a project that will be realized as "The Song Remains The Same" three years later. 1973 JULY 27th - Final nights of 9th US tour at Madison Square Garden, New 29th York, are filmed and recorded for the movie project. 1973 OCTOBER Joe Massot shoots material for the fantasy sequences of "The Song Remains The Same". 1973 NOVEMBER Initial sessions for the sixth album at Headley Grange. 1973 DECEMBER Page's mountain climbing sequence for "The Song Remains 10th & 11th The Same" is filmed at Loch Ness. 1974 JANUARY Swang Song is formed. 1974 JANUARY/ Sixth album sessions resume at Headley Grange. A rehearsal FEBRUARY tape from these sessions is available: 1. The Rover (2 takes) 2. Take Me Home (2 takes) 3. In The Morning / In The Light (take 1) 4. Trampled Underfoot (6 takes) 5. In The Morning / In The Light (take 2) 6. Sick Again 7. The Rover (acoustic) 8. Rhythm Exercise 9. In My Time of Dying (5 takes) Bootleg references: * Tangible Vandalism (LP,CD) [1-9] * Hidden Documents * In Through The Outtakes 1974 MARCH/APRIL More sessions for the sixth album. 1974 JULY Mixing sessions for the sixth album. Some leftover tracks from previous albums are included for the double set, which is released as "Physical Graffiti" 24/2/1975. Track list: 1. Custard Pie 2. The Rover [April/May 1972] 3. In My Time of Dying 4. Houses of The Holy [April/May 1972] 5. Trampled Underfoot 6 Kashmir 7. In The Light 8. Bron-Yr-Aur [July/August 1970] 9. Down By The Seaside [November/December 1970] 10. Ten Years Gone 11. Night Flight [January 1971] 12. The Wanton Song 13. Boogie With Stu [January 1971] 14. Black Country Woman [April/May 1972] 15. Sick Again Album references: * Physical Graffiti (2LP,2CD) [1-15] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1,3-7,10,12] * Remasters (3LP,2CD) [4-6] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [2,8,9,11,13-15] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-15] * Trampled Under Foot / Black Country Woman (SINGLE) [5,14] 1974 JULY Peter Clifton as a new director for "The Song Remains The Same" works with the group at Shepperton Studios. 1975 JANUARY 17th Rehearsal sessions for alternative 10th US tour set in Minneapolis due to Page's broken finger. 1975 APRIL Mixing session for "The Song Remains The Same" at Electric Lady studios, New York, USA. 1975 OCTOBER First rehearsals for a new album after Plant's car accident at SIR studios, Hollywood, USA. 1975 NOVEMBER Led Zeppelin's seventh album is recorded in 18 days at Musicland studios, Munich, Germany. The album, "Presence", is issued 05/04/1976. Track list: 1. Achilles Last Stand 2. For Your Life 3. Royal Orleans 4. Nobody's Fault But Mine 5. Candy Store Rock 6. Hots On For Nowhere 7. Tea For One Album references: * Presence (LP,CD) [1-7] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1,2,4,5] * Remasters (3LP,2CD) [1,4] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [3,6,7] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-7] * Candy Store Rock / Royal Orleans (SINGLE) [3,5] No out-takes from "Presence" sessions are known. Since the album was recorded only in three weeks, it's seems that they didn't record anything that wasn't released. 1976 JANUARY Page continues the mixing of "The Song Remains The Same" at Electric Lady studios, New York, USA. 1976 AUGUST "The Song Remains The Same" soundtrack is completed at Trident. 1976 SEPTEMBER Page and Bonham cut a percussion track at Montreux studio: 12th 1. Bonzo's Montreux * Coda (LP,CD) [1] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1/amalgamated with 'Moby Dick'] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [1] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1] 1976 OCTOBER 20th "The Song Remains The Same" is premiered at Manhattan's Cinema One, New York. Movie soundtrack: 1. Autumn Lake 2. Bron-Y-Aur 3. Rock And Roll 4. Black Dog 5. Since I've Been Loving You 6. The Song Remains The Same 7. Rain Song 8. Dazed And Confused 9. Stairway To Heaven 10. Moby Dick 11. Heartbreaker 12. Whole Lotta Love 13. Stairway To Heaven Video reference: * The Song Remains The Same (VIDEO) [1-13] 1976 OCTOBER 22nd "The Song Remains The Same" double soundtrack album is released. Track list of soundtrack album: 1. Rock And Roll 2. Celebration Day 3. The Song Remains The Same 4. Rain Song 5. Dazed And Confused 6. No Quarter 7. Stairway To Heaven 8. Moby Dick 9. Whole Lotta Love Album reference: * The Song Remains The Same (2LP,2CD) [1-9] 1976 NOVEMBER/ Rehearsals for 11th US tour. DECEMBER 1977 JANUARY More rehearsals for 11th US tour at Manticore studios, Fulham, UK. 1978 MAY The group reunites at Clearwell castle in the Forest of Dean for rehearsal. 1978 OCTOBER Rehearsals for the new album in London. 1978 NOVEMBER/ Led Zeppelin's eighth studio album is recorded at Abba's DECEMBER Polar Music studios. Page mixes some of the material at his home studio in Plumpton over Christmas. Many outtakes have surfaced: 1. Ozone Baby [14/11/1978] 2. Darlene [16/11/1978] 3. Wearing And Tearing [21/11/1978] 4. Carouselambra (instrumental) 5. Wearing And Tearing 6. Fool In The Rain (take 1) 7. Hot Dog 8. In The Evening 9. Southbound Suarez 10. Carouselambra (take 2) 11. Darlene 12. Fool In The Rain (take 2) 13. All My Love Album references: * Coda (LP,CD) [1-3] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1,3] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [2] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-3] Bootleg references: * Out Through The Back Door (LP,CD) [4-12] * In Through The Outtakes * Studio Daze (CD) [13] 1979 FEBRUARY Mixing sessions for the eight studio album at Polar Music studios, Stockholm. "In Through The Out Door" will be released just after Knebworth festival 20/08/1979. 1. In The Evening 2. South Bound Saurez 3. Fool In The Rain 4. Hot Dog 5. Carouselambra 6. All My Love 7. I'm Gonna Crawl Album references: * In Through The Out Door (LP,CD) [1-7] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [1,3,6,7] * Remasters (3LP,2CD) [1,6] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [2,4,5] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-7] * Fool In The Rain / Hot Dog (SINGLE) [3-4] 1979 JULY 4th Rehearsals for the Knebworth event. 1979 AUGUST 3th Soundcheck at Knebworth. 1980 APRIL 27th First rehearsals for Tour Over Europe at Rainbow Theatre, London. 1. White Summer 2. White Summer/Black Mountain Side/Kashmir 3. Achilles Last Stand (2 takes) 4. Stairway To Heaven Bootleg reference: * The Last Rehearsal: Bonzo's Last Stand (LP) (not from September 24th as mentioned on the sleeve !) 1980 MAY 5th Rehearsals at New Victoria Theatre, London. 1980 MAY 18th Rehearsing continues at Shepperton studios. 1980 JUNE 6th The last rehearsals for European tour at Shepperton studios. 1980 SEPTEMBER The last ever rehearsal at Bray studios. After this 24th rehearsal, which was for the upcoming US tour, the group is having a little party at Page's Windsor home. Bonham, who has been drinking heavily whole day, dies later in the night. 1982 MARCH Mixing and overdubbing session for the tenth album, "Coda", which is issued 22/11/1982. Track list: 1. We're Gonna Groove [25/6/1969] 2. Poor Tom [5/6/1969] 3. I Can't Quit You Baby [9/1/1970] 4. Walter's Walk [15/5/1972] 5. Ozone Baby [14/11/1978] 6. Darlene [16/11/1978] 7. Bonzo's Montreux [12/9/1976] 8. Wearing And Tearing [21/11/1978] Album reference: * Coda (LP,CD) [1-8] * Led Zeppelin (4CD) [2,5,7/amalgamated with "Moby Dick",8] * Boxed Set 2 (2CD) [1,3,4,6,7] * Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings (10CD) [1-8] 1990 MAY Page re-masters the entire Led Zeppelin catalogue at Sterling studios, New York. Most of the re-mastered material appears first on "Led Zeppelin" (4CD boxed set) and its European edition "Remasters" (2CD boxed set, issued in the US a few months later) in October 1990. The rest of the material is released on "Boxed Set 2" (2CD boxed set) in September 1993. At the same time, all re-mastered tracks are issued on "Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings" (10 CD boxed set), this time in the original sequence and with the original cover art. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This document has been created with the help of many sources, but the majority of the information comes from two (excellent) books: Luis Rey: Led Zeppelin Live - An Illustrated Exploration Of Underground Tapes (2nd edition) If you have any questions about Led Zeppelin bootlegs, outtakes or live acts, buy this book. It is available from Hot Wacks Press, P.O. Box 544, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, N4K 5R1, for $21.00 (US) postage paid. Dave Lewis: Led Zeppelin - A Celebration Any other serious questions ? This book has the answers ! Available from Rick Barret PO Box 66262, Houston, TX 77266-6262 for $19.95 + P&P (US: $3.50, Canada: $6, overseas: $8) There are also many other contributors who deserve to be mentioned: Jukka 'Page' Viitasaari, Maurice Maes (the author of "Led Zeppelin Tour and Bootleg Info"), Thor Iverson (the author of "Led Zeppelin FAQL"), Mathew Deres, Dave Wright and others ! Thank you, guys ! I can't guarantee that the information in this document is 100% accurate, but take this as my humble effort to clear up the mess a little bit. Any corrections and new information are welcomed. To contribute, send mail to rtpo@jyu.fi. DISCLAIMER/COPYRIGHT: The author is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in this document, but _does_ retain ownership of it. The author is not endorsing the sale or trade of bootlegs, which are illegal in many parts of the world, but merely providing information. This document may be freely distributed over the various networks. Permission to make hardcopies of this document for other than personal use must be granted by the author. Permission is _not_ granted to any entity, personal or corporate, seeking profit or renumeration from the sale of this document. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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