Monday, June 8, 2015

AUDIO: Led Zeppelin premiere unreleased 1968 track Sugar Mama

Led Zeppelin are premiering an unreleased 1968 track, “Sugar Mama”, as preview to the July 31 release of the expanded reissue of their 1982 album, “Coda.”

The blues jam was recorded at Olympic Studios in London during sessions for the band’s self-titled debut.

“Coda” originally presented 8 unreleased tracks recorded between 1970 and 1978.

The reissue features two companion discs featuring 15 tracks recorded between 1968 and 1974, including 1968’s “Baby Come On Home” and “Sugar Mama”; an early version of “When The Levee Breaks” from 1970 titled “If It Keeps On Raining”; rough mixes of “The Wanton Song” and “In The Light” from the “Physical Graffiti” sessions; and, an instrumental 1970 mix of “Poor Tom” and the previously unreleased instrumental “St. Tristan’s Sword.”

The set also presents “Friends” and “Four Hands” (“Four Sticks” from "Led Zeppelin IV"), two tracks recorded during a 1972 trip to India by Page and Robert Plant that saw the pair perform with the Bombay Orchestra.

Led Zeppelin will wrap up a year-long reissues campaign on July 31 with the release of their final three studio albums, 1976’s “Presence”, 1979’s “In Through The Out Door” and 1982’s “Coda.”

All three have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a companion audio disc featuring previously unreleased material related to the original release.

See also:

Robert Plant postpones Toronto show due to illness
VIDEO: Robert Plant on the road in North America
Led Zeppelin announce final three deluxe reissues
Led Zeppelin gear book due this fall
Search Led Zeppelin at hennemusic