Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)

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Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
Appears on Led Zeppelin II
Published by Superhype Music
Registration ASCAP 420154005
Release date 7 November 1969
Recorded 25 June 1969 at
Morgan Studios, London.
Mixed at A&R Studios, New York.
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Language English
Length 2 minutes 40 seconds
Composer Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Label Atlantic Records
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer Andy Johns

'Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)' is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin from their album Led Zeppelin II, released in 1969. It was also released as the b-side of the single 'Whole Lotta Love'. The song is about a persistent groupie who exasperated the band early in their career.[1]

For the recording of this track, Page played on a Vox 12-string guitar.[2]

Live performances

Even though the song was never performed, there was a single show in Dusseldorf during which a short segment of the song was played right after the band's song 'Heartbreaker' on 12 March 1970, as bootlegs from that date show attest. It was also one of the few Led Zeppelin songs on which Page sang backing vocals. Conversely, singer Robert Plant played it on his 1990 solo tour.

Chart positions

Single

Chart (1970) Peak position
Japanese Singles Chart[3] 93
US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart[4] 65

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, backing vocals, producer, remastering, digital remastering
    • Robert Plant – vocals
    • John Paul Jones – bass guitar
    • John Bonham - drums, percussion
  • Production:
    • Peter Grant – executive producer
    • Andy Johns - engineer, mixing
    • Joe Sidore - original CD mastering engineer (mid-1980s)
    • George Marino - remastered CD engineer (1990)

References

  1. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 34. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  2. Tolinski, Brad; Greg DiBenedetto (May 1993). "Inside the studio with Jimmy Page". Guitar World 14 (5). ISSN 1063-4231.
  3. Top 100 Singles - 1 March 1970. Oricon. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  4. Hot 100 Singles - 4 April 1970. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.