Ozone Baby

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"Ozone Baby"
Song by Led Zeppelin
from the album Coda
Released 19 November 1982 (1982-11-19)
Recorded 14 November 1978
Studio Polar, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:35
Label Swan Song
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Producer(s) Jimmy Page

"Ozone Baby" is a song by English rock group Led Zeppelin. They recorded it in November 1978 at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, during the sessions for the band's final studio album In Through the Out Door. However, it was not released until the album of studio outtakes in 1982 titled Coda.

"Ozone Baby" is a straightforward, up-tempo rock song, featuring some harmonised vocal effects from Robert Plant.[1] Few Zeppelin studio songs included harmonised vocal effects, but it had been increasingly utilised by Plant in live performances from 1977 onwards. Despite this, "Ozone Baby" itself was never performed live at Led Zeppelin concerts.[1]

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 "Darlene" and "Wearing and Tearing".[1]

Reception[edit]

In a contemporary review of Coda, Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone described "Ozone Baby", along with "Darlene" and "Wearing and Tearing", are "about as wonderful as hard rock & roll gets."[2] Loder also described "Ozone Baby" as "bone-rattling".[2]

Sources[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dave Lewis (1994), The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, Omnibus Press, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9.
  2. ^ a b Loder, Kurt (20 January 1983). "Coda". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 

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