Baby Come On Home

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"Baby Come On Home"
Led Zeppelin - Baby Come On Home.jpg
Single by Led Zeppelin
from the album Boxed Set 2
Released 21 September 1993 (1993-09-21)
Format CD single (US)
Recorded October 1968
Genre Blue-eyed soul[1]
Length 4:29
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Bert Berns, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Producer(s) Jimmy Page
Led Zeppelin singles chronology
"Travelling Riverside Blues"
(1990)
"Baby Come On Home"
(1993)
"The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair"
(1997)
"Travelling Riverside Blues"
(1990)
"Baby Come On Home"
(1993)
"The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair"
(1997)

"Baby Come On Home" is a soul[1] song by English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded during sessions for the band's debut album but remained unreleased until 1993, when it was included on the compilation Boxed Set 2. The song was also included as a bonus track on the CD edition of the band's ninth studio album Coda as included in The Complete Studio Recordings (1993) and Definitive Collection Mini LP Replica CD Boxset (2008). In 2015, the song was included on disc one of the two companion discs of the reissue of Coda.

The track stems from an old master reel labelled 'Yardbirds. October 10, 1968' (Led Zeppelin were called the "New Yardbirds" during their first months of existence). The master tape went missing for a number of years and allegedly turned up in a refuse bin outside Olympic Studios, following renovations in 1991.[2] It was mixed by Mike Fraser for a much belated release in 1993, with a single to promote the Boxed Set 2.

The song was originally recorded under the title "Tribute to Bert Berns", in honour of the American songwriter and producer who had died in December 1967.[2]

On this track, Jimmy Page played guitar through a Leslie speaker and John Paul Jones played piano and a Hammond organ.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Single[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak position
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[3] 4
Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[4] 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shadwick, Keith (2005). Led Zeppelin: The Story of a Band and Their Music 1968–1980 (1st ed.). San Francisco: Backbeat Books. p. 53. ISBN 0-87930-871-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Dave Lewis (1994), The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, Omnibus Press, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9.
  3. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.billboard.com/artist/306805/led+zeppelin/chart |title=Mainstream Rock Tracks - 1 November 1993 |work=Billboard |accessdate=2009-01-15 |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20090221050358/http://Template:Billboardurlbyname
  4. ^ "RPM Singles Chart - 6 November 1993". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 

Sources[edit]

  • Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused: The Stories Behind Every Song, by Chris Welch, ISBN 1-56025-818-7
  • The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, by Dave Lewis, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9

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