Baby Come On Home

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Baby Come On Home
Appears on Boxed Set 2
Published by Flames of Albion Music
Registration ASCAP 320401696
Release date 21 September 1993
Recorded 10 October 1968 at
Olympic Studios, London.
Mixed at Mixed at Atlantic Studios, New York.
Genre Blues rock
Language English
Length 4 minutes 29 seconds
Composer Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Bert Berns
Label Atlantic Records
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer Glyn Johns

'Baby Come On Home' is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin.

Overview

It was recorded during sessions for the band's debut album but remained unreleased until appearing on the 1993 compilation Boxed Set 2. The track stems from an old master reel labelled 'Yardbirds. 10 October 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 renovation skip outside Olympic Studios in 1991.[1] It was mixed by Mike Fraser for a much belated release in 1993, as a promotional 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, guitarist Jimmy Page played a Leslie guitar and John Paul Jones played piano and a Hammond organ.[3]

'Baby Come On Home' was never performed live by Led Zeppelin or by any of its members.

Chart positions

Song (Airplay)

Chart (1993) Peak position
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[4] 4
Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[5] 66

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, producer, remastering, digital remastering
    • Robert Plant – vocals
    • John Paul Jones – Hammond organ, piano, bass pedals
    • John Bonham - drums, percussion
  • Production:
    • Peter Grant – executive producer
    • Glyn Johns - engineer, mixing
    • Mike Fraser - mixing
    • George Marino - remastered CD engineer (1990)

Notes

  1. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream, 1st edn. London: Omnibus Press, 106. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  2. Shadwick, Keith (2005). Led Zeppelin: The Story of a Band and Their Music 1968-1980, 1st edn. London: Omnibus Press, 33. ISBN 978-0-87930-871-1. 
  3. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream, 1st edn. London: Omnibus Press, 106. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  4. Mainstream Rock Tracks - 1 November 1993. Billboard. Retrieved on 9 August 2013.
  5. RPM Singles Chart - 6 November 1993. RPM. Retrieved on 9 August 2013.