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
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 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, plus an expanded version of the posthumous release Coda. The discs are physically paired together in double-disc booklets and arranged in chronological order, with the exception of Presence (placed between Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti) being paired with Houses of the Holy in order to keep the two discs of Physical Graffiti together in the same case.[2]

Four bonus tracks were added to the Coda disc. These were "Baby Come On Home" which had appeared on Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2, along with some of the previously unreleased tracks that had surfaced on the 1990 box set: "Travelling Riverside Blues", "White Summer/Black Mountain Side", and "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do". This expanded version of Coda created for the box set was also later released to digital stores in 2007 with the digital release of the full Led Zeppelin catalog, but with "Travelling Riverside Blues" omitted due to it already being included in 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This title was discontinued just prior to the launch of Mothership, and is now superseded by the Definitive Collection Mini LP Replica CD Boxset, released in September 2008.

Track listing[edit]

Led Zeppelin (disc one)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Good Times Bad Times"John Bonham, John Paul Jones, and Jimmy Page2:47
2."Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"Anne Bredon, Page, and Robert Plant6:41
3."You Shook Me"Willie Dixon and J. B. Lenoir6:30
4."Dazed and Confused"Page (inspired by Jake Holmes)6:27
5."Your Time Is Gonna Come"Jones and Page4:41
6."Black Mountain Side"Page2:13
7."Communication Breakdown"Bonham, Jones, and Page2:30
8."I Can't Quit You Baby"Dixon4:43
9."How Many More Times"Bonham, Jones, and Page8:28
Led Zeppelin II (disc two)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Whole Lotta Love"Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, and Robert Plant5:34
2."What Is and What Should Never Be"Page and Plant4:47
3."The Lemon Song"Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant6:22
4."Thank You"Page and Plant4:50
5."Heartbreaker"Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant4:15
6."Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)"Page and Plant2:40
7."Ramble On"Page and Plant4:36
8."Moby Dick"Bonham, Jones, and Page4:22
9."Bring It On Home"Page and Plant4:20
Led Zeppelin III (disc three)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Immigrant Song"Page and Plant2:26
2."Friends"Page and Plant3:55
3."Celebration Day"Jones, Page, and Plant3:29
4."Since I've Been Loving You"Jones, Page, and Plant7:25
5."Out on the Tiles"Bonham, Page, and Plant4:08
6."Gallows Pole"traditional, arr. Page and Plant4:58
7."Tangerine"Page3:12
8."That's the Way"Page and Plant5:39
9."Bron-Y-Aur Stomp"Jones, Page, and Plant4:20
10."Hats Off to (Roy) Harper"traditional, arr. Charles Obscure3:42
(Untitled) [aka Led Zeppelin IV] (disc four)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Black Dog"Jones, Page, and Plant4:57
2."Rock and Roll"Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant3:40
3."The Battle of Evermore"Page and Plant5:52
4."Stairway to Heaven"Page and Plant8:02
5."Misty Mountain Hop"Jones, Page, and Plant4:38
6."Four Sticks"Page and Plant4:46
7."Going to California"Page and Plant3:31
8."When the Levee Breaks"Jones, Memphis Minnie, Page, and Plant7:07
Houses of the Holy (disc five)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Song Remains the Same"Page and Plant5:32
2."The Rain Song"Page and Plant7:39
3."Over the Hills and Far Away"Page and Plant4:50
4."The Crunge"Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant3:17
5."Dancing Days"Page and Plant3:43
6."D'yer Mak'er"Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant4:23
7."No Quarter"Jones, Page, and Plant7:00
8."The Ocean"Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant4:31
Presence (disc six)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Achilles Last Stand"Page and Plant10:25
2."For Your Life"Page and Plant6:24
3."Royal Orleans"Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant2:58
4."Nobody's Fault but Mine"Page and Plant6:27
5."Candy Store Rock"Page and Plant4:11
6."Hots On for Nowhere"Page and Plant4:43
7."Tea for One"Page and Plant9:27
Physical Graffiti [1] (disc seven)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Custard Pie"Page and Plant4:13
2."The Rover"Page and Plant5:37
3."In My Time of Dying"Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant11:05
4."Houses of the Holy"Page and Plant4:02
5."Trampled Under Foot"Jones, Page, and Plant5:37
6."Kashmir"Bonham, Page, and Plant8:32
Physical Graffiti [2] (disc eight)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."In the Light"Jones, Page, and Plant8:46
2."Bron-Yr-Aur"Page2:06
3."Down by the Seaside"Page and Plant5:13
4."Ten Years Gone"Page and Plant6:32
5."Night Flight"Jones, Page, and Plant3:36
6."The Wanton Song"Page and Plant4:07
7."Boogie with Stu"Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant, Ian Stewart, Mrs. Valens3:53
8."Black Country Woman"Page and Plant4:24
9."Sick Again"Page and Plant4:42
In Through the Out Door (disc nine)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."In the Evening"Jones, Page, and Plant6:49
2."South Bound Saurez"Jones and Plant4:12
3."Fool in the Rain"Jones, Page, and Plant6:12
4."Hot Dog"Page and Plant3:17
5."Carouselambra"Jones, Page, and Plant10:32
6."All My Love"Jones and Plant5:51
7."I'm Gonna Crawl"Jones, Page, and Plant5:30
Coda (disc ten)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We're Gonna Groove"James Bethea and Ben E. King2:40
2."Poor Tom"Page and Plant3:03
3."I Can't Quit You Baby"Dixon4:17
4."Walter's Walk"Page and Plant4:31
5."Ozone Baby"Page and Plant3:35
6."Darlene"Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant5:06
7."Bonzo's Montreux"Bonham4:17
8."Wearing and Tearing"Page and Plant5:31
9."Baby Come On Home" (recorded 1968, appeared on Boxed Set 2, 1993)Berns, Page, and Plant4:30
10."Travelling Riverside Blues" (recorded 1969, appeared on Boxed Set, 1990, and BBC Sessions, 1997)Johnson, Page, and Plant5:11
11."White Summer/Black Mountain Side" (recorded live in June 1969, appeared on Boxed Set, 1990)Page8:01
12."Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" (recorded 1970, b-side to "Immigrant Song" single, 1970 / also appeared on Led Zeppelin Boxed Set, 1990)Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant3:55

Sales certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
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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