Darlene (Led Zeppelin song)
|Song by Led Zeppelin|
|from the album Coda|
|Released||19 November 1982|
|Recorded||16 November 1978|
|Studio||Polar, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
Due to space constraints, the song was not included on In Through the Out Door. It was left unreleased until 1982, when it was included on the album Coda. It was one of three songs recorded at Polar Studios which were omitted from In Through the Out Door and later released on Coda, the other two being "Ozone Baby" and "Wearing and Tearing".
In a contemporary review of Coda, Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone described "Darlene", along with "Ozone Baby" and "Wearing and Tearing", are "about as wonderful as hard rock & roll gets." Loder also described the song as "hypnotic".
- Lewis, Dave (2004) The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9
- Welch, Chris (1998) Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused: The Stories Behind Every Song, ISBN 1-56025-818-7
- Davis, Stephen (1985). Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga. New York: Ballantine Books. p. 292. ISBN 0-345-33516-3.
- Dave Lewis (1994), The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, Omnibus Press, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9.
- Loder, Kurt (20 January 1983). "Coda". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 July 2017.