The Complete Studio Recordings (Led Zeppelin album)

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The Complete Studio Recordings
The scaffolding inside of a zeppelin
Box set by Led Zeppelin
Released 24 September 1993 (1993-09-24)
Recorded October 1968 – December 1978
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, folk rock
Length 436:10
Label Atlantic
Producer Jimmy Page
Compiler Jimmy Page
Led Zeppelin compilations chronology
Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2
(1993)
The Complete Studio Recordings
(1993)
BBC Sessions
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Complete Studio Recordings is a ten compact disc box set by the English rock group Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 24 September 1993. It contains all nine of the original Led Zeppelin studio albums digitally remastered, and an expanded version of Coda. The albums are placed in chronological order with the exception of Presence which appears between Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti. The intention was to have the latter in one two-disc-sleeve.[2]

The set's version of Coda included some of the previously unreleased tracks that had surfaced on the box set series: "Baby Come On Home", "Travelling Riverside Blues", "White Summer"/"Black Mountain Side", and "Hey Hey What Can I Do". In 2007, when the Led Zeppelin catalog was released to digital stores, the expanded tracklist for Coda was used, but omitted "Travelling Riverside Blues" because of its inclusion with BBC Sessions.

The set also includes a booklet featuring an extended essay by rock journalist Cameron Crowe and photos of the band.

The album cover depicts the inside structure of a zeppelin.

This title has been discontinued just prior to the launch of Mothership, and is now superseded by the Definitive Collection Mini LP Replica CD Boxset, which was released in September 2008.

Track listing[edit]

Led Zeppelin (Disc One)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Good Times Bad Times"   John Bonham, John Paul Jones, and Jimmy Page 2:47
2. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"   Anne Bredon, Page, and Robert Plant 6:41
3. "You Shook Me"   Willie Dixon and J. B. Lenoir 6:30
4. "Dazed and Confused"   Page 6:27
5. "Your Time Is Gonna Come"   Jones and Page 4:41
6. "Black Mountain Side"   Page 2:13
7. "Communication Breakdown"   Bonham, Jones, and Page 2:30
8. "I Can't Quit You Baby"   Dixon 4:43
9. "How Many More Times"   Bonham, Jones, and Page 8:28
Led Zeppelin II (Disc Two)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Whole Lotta Love"   Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, and Robert Plant 5:34
2. "What Is and What Should Never Be"   Page and Plant 4:47
3. "The Lemon Song"   Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 6:22
4. "Thank You"   Page and Plant 4:50
5. "Heartbreaker"   Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 4:15
6. "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)"   Page and Plant 2:40
7. "Ramble On"   Page and Plant 4:36
8. "Moby Dick"   Bonham, Jones, and Page 4:22
9. "Bring It On Home"   Page and Plant 4:20
Led Zeppelin III (Disc Three)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Immigrant Song"   Page and Plant 2:26
2. "Friends"   Page and Plant 3:55
3. "Celebration Day"   Jones, Page, and Plant 3:29
4. "Since I've Been Loving You"   Jones, Page, and Plant 7:25
5. "Out on the Tiles"   Bonham, Page, and Plant 4:08
6. "Gallows Pole"   traditional, arr. Page and Plant 4:58
7. "Tangerine"   Page 3:12
8. "That's the Way"   Page and Plant 5:39
9. "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp"   Jones, Page, and Plant 4:20
10. "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper"   traditional 3:42
(Untitled) [aka Led Zeppelin IV] (Disc Four)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black Dog"   Jones, Page, and Plant 4:57
2. "Rock and Roll"   Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 3:40
3. "The Battle of Evermore"   Page and Plant 5:52
4. "Stairway to Heaven"   Page and Plant 8:02
5. "Misty Mountain Hop"   Jones, Page, and Plant 4:38
6. "Four Sticks"   Page and Plant 4:46
7. "Going to California"   Page and Plant 3:31
8. "When the Levee Breaks"   Jones, Memphis Minnie, Page, and Plant 7:07
Houses of the Holy (Disc Five)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Song Remains the Same"   Page and Plant 5:32
2. "The Rain Song"   Page and Plant 7:39
3. "Over the Hills and Far Away"   Page and Plant 4:50
4. "The Crunge"   Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 3:17
5. "Dancing Days"   Page and Plant 3:43
6. "D'yer Mak'er"   Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 4:23
7. "No Quarter"   Jones, Page, and Plant 7:00
8. "The Ocean"   Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 4:31
Presence (Disc Six)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Achilles Last Stand"   Page and Plant 10:25
2. "For Your Life"   Page and Plant 6:24
3. "Royal Orleans"   Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 2:58
4. "Nobody's Fault but Mine"   Page and Plant 6:27
5. "Candy Store Rock"   Page and Plant 4:11
6. "Hots On for Nowhere"   Page and Plant 4:43
7. "Tea for One"   Page and Plant 9:27
Physical Graffiti [1] (Disc Seven)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Custard Pie"   Page and Plant 4:13
2. "The Rover"   Page and Plant 5:37
3. "In My Time of Dying"   Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 11:05
4. "Houses of the Holy"   Page and Plant 4:02
5. "Trampled Under Foot"   Jones, Page, and Plant 5:37
6. "Kashmir"   Bonham, Page, and Plant 8:32
Physical Graffiti [2] (Disc Eight)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In the Light"   Jones, Page, and Plant 8:46
2. "Bron-Yr-Aur"   Page 2:06
3. "Down by the Seaside"   Page and Plant 5:13
4. "Ten Years Gone"   Page and Plant 6:32
5. "Night Flight"   Jones, Page, and Plant 3:36
6. "The Wanton Song"   Page and Plant 4:07
7. "Boogie with Stu"   Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant, Ian Stewart, Mrs. Valens 3:53
8. "Black Country Woman"   Page and Plant 4:24
9. "Sick Again"   Page and Plant 4:42
In Through the Out Door (Disc Nine)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In the Evening"   Jones, Page, and Plant 6:49
2. "South Bound Saurez"   Jones and Plant 4:12
3. "Fool in the Rain"   Jones, Page, and Plant 6:12
4. "Hot Dog"   Page and Plant 3:17
5. "Carouselambra"   Jones, Page, and Plant 10:32
6. "All My Love"   Jones and Plant 5:51
7. "I'm Gonna Crawl"   Jones, Page, and Plant 5:30
Coda (Disc Ten)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "We're Gonna Groove"   James A. Bethea and Ben E. King 2:40
2. "Poor Tom"   Page and Plant 3:03
3. "I Can't Quit You Baby"   Dixon 4:17
4. "Walter's Walk"   Page and Plant 4:31
5. "Ozone Baby"   Page and Plant 3:35
6. "Darlene"   Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 5:06
7. "Bonzo's Montreux"   Bonham 4:17
8. "Wearing and Tearing"   Page and Plant 5:31
9. "Baby Come On Home" (recorded 1968, appeared on Boxed Set 2, 1993) Berns, Page, and Plant 4:30
10. "Travelling Riverside Blues" (recorded 1969, appeared on Boxed Set, 1990, and BBC Sessions, 1997) Johnson, Page, and Plant 5:11
11. "White Summer"/"Black Mountain Side" (recorded live in June 1969, appeared on Boxed Set, 1990) Page 8:01
12. "Hey Hey What Can I Do" (recorded 1970, appeared on b-side to "Immigrant Song" single, 1970 / also appeared on Boxed Set, 1990) Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant 3:55

Sales certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[3] 2× Platinum 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog #
United States 24 September 1993 Atlantic Records Compact disc (box set) 82526

Personnel[edit]

Led Zeppelin
Additional musicians
production
  • Yves Beauvais – production
  • Chuck Boyd – photography
  • Peter Corriston – design and package concept
  • Cameron Crowe – liner notes
  • Richard Creamer – photography
  • Jim Cummins – photography
  • Mike Doud – design
  • Chris Dreja – photography
  • Elliott Erwitt – photography
  • BP Fallon – photography
  • Peter Grant – executive producer
  • Jeff Griffin – production
  • George Hardie – cover design
  • Roy Harper – photography
  • David Juniper – artwork and design
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Jim Marshall – photography
  • Barry Plummer – photography
  • Neal Preston – photography
  • Michael Putland – photography
  • Zal Schreiber – editing
  • Eric Spillman – art direction and design
  • Jay Thompson – photography
  • Neil Zlozower – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Studio Recordings at AllMusic
  2. ^ Lewis, Dave (2004). "The Complete Studio Recordings". Led Zeppelin: The Complete Guide to Their Music (1st ed.). London: Omnibus Press. p. 74. ISBN 1-84449-141-2. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Led Zeppelin – The Complete Studio Recordings". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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