No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded (album)

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No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded
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Type Live album
Artist Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Release Date 14 October 1994
Recorded 1994 at
Marrakesh, Morocco, Snowdonia, Wales, and London.
(2004 issue) Mixed at Metropolis Studios, London.
Genre World music, Hard rock, folk rock, rock
Language English
Length 79 minutes 32 seconds (original), 78 minutes 1 second (remastered)
Label Atlantic Records (US), Fontana Records (UK)
Catalogue Atlantic 82706-1 (US), Fontana 526 362-1 (UK)
Producer Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
Engineer Mike Gregovich

No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded (also simply known as No Quarter) is a live album by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, both formerly of English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released by Atlantic Records on 14 October, 1994, in the United States, and on Fontana Records in the United Kingdom.

Overview

The long awaited reunion between Page and Plant occurred on a 90 minute Unledded MTV project, recorded in Marrakesh, Morocco; Snowdonia, Wales, and London, which rated highly on network television. This recording was released as a music video entitled No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded. In addition to acoustic numbers, the album features a reworking of Led Zeppelin classics, along with four Middle-Eastern and Moroccan-influenced songs: 'City Don't Cry', 'Yallah', 'Wonderful One', and 'Wah Wah'.

The album was number 4 on debut on the Billboard's Pop Albums chart. Upon its original 1994 release No Quarter contained 13 tracks. Several years later, it was reissued overseas, adding the previously unreleased original 'Wah Wah' as a bonus track. Upon the album's tenth anniversary, it was reissued in the US with 'Wah Wah,' plus the previously unreleased 'The Rain Song,' which took the place of 'Thank You,' which was cut from the album on this reissue. Finally, the 2004 reissue retitled the original 'Yallah' as 'The Truth Explodes.'

Reviews

Reviewer Country Review Year Score
Scott Floman (Goldmine) United States Rock and Soul Album Reviews 2002 B+

Accolades

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Metal Hammer UK Metal Hammer Albums of '94[1] 1994 14
Mojo UK The 25 Best Albums of 1994[2] 1994 11
Raw UK Raw Albums of the Year[3] 1994 14
Mojo UK Mojo 100 Modern Classics[4] 2001 42

Track list

Album information

Track listing:

  • Side one:
  1. 'Nobody's Fault but Mine' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:06
  2. 'Thank You' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:47
  3. 'No Quarter' (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:45
  4. 'Friends' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:37
  • Side two:
  1. 'Yallah' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:59
  2. 'City Don't Cry' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:08
  3. 'Since I've Been Loving You' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) – 7:29
  • Side three:
  1. 'The Battle of Evermore' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:41
  2. 'Wonderful One' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:57
  3. 'That's the Way' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) - 5:35
  • Side four:
  1. 'Gallows Pole' (trad. arr. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:09
  2. 'Four Sticks' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:52
  3. 'Kashmir' (John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 12:27

Re-issue (2004)

Album information

Track listing:

  1. 'Nobody's Fault but Mine' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:06
  2. 'No Quarter' (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:45
  3. 'Friends' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:37
  4. 'The Truth Explodes' (formerly known as 'Yallah') (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:59
  5. 'The Rain Song' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 7:29
  6. 'City Don't Cry' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:08
  7. 'Since I've Been Loving You' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) – 7:29
  8. 'The Battle of Evermore' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:41
  9. 'Wonderful One' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:57
  10. 'That's the Way' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:35
  11. 'Wah Wah' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:59
  12. 'Gallows Pole' (trad. arr. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:09
  13. 'Four Sticks' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:52
  14. 'Kashmir' (John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 12:27

Chart positions

Album

Chart (1994) Peak Position
UK Albums Chart[5] 7
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 10
US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart[7] 4
Australian ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart[8] 2
Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[9] 3
Swiss Albums Chart[10] 16
German Albums Chart[11] 18
Dutch Albums Chart[12] 33
Austrian Albums Chart[13] 27
New Zealand RIANZ Top 50 Albums Chart[14] 13
French Albums Chart[15] 8

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1994 'Gallows Pole' US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[16] 2
1994 'Gallows Pole' Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[17] 14
1994 'Gallows Pole' French Singles Chart[18] 50
1994 'Gallows Pole' UK Singles Chart[19] 35
1995 'Gallows Pole' Australian ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart[20] 46
1995 'Thank You' US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[21] 8
1995 'Thank You' Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[22] 40

Sales certifications

Album

Country Sales Certification
Canada (CRIA) 200,000+ 2× Platinum[23]
United States (RIAA) 1,000,000+ Platinum[24]
United Kingdom (BPI) 100,000+ Gold[25]

Certification history

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold 22 December 1994
RIAA – USA Platinum 22 December 1994

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page - guitars, mandolin, vocals, producer.
    • Robert Plant - vocals, producer.
    • Charlie Jones - bass guitar, percussion.
    • Michael Lee - drums, percussion.
    • Ed Shearmur - keyboards, organ, piano.
    • Porl Thompson - guitars, banjo.
    • Nigel Eaton - Hurdy gurdy.
    • Jim Sutherland - mandolin, bodhrán.
    • Abdel Salam Kheir - oud.
    • Ibrahim Abdel Khaliq - percussion.
    • Hossam Ramzy - percussion.
    • Farouk El Safi - daf, bendir.
    • Najma Akhtar - backing vocals.
    • Bashir Abdel Al Nay - strings.
    • Amin Abdelazeem - strings.
    • Ian Humphries - violin.
    • David Juritz - violin.
    • Elizabeth Layton - violin.
    • Pauline Lowbury - violin.
    • Rita Manning - violin.
    • Mark Berrow - violin.
    • Ed Coxon - violin.
    • Harriet Davies - violin.
    • Rosemary Furness - violin.
    • Perry Montague-Mason - violin.
    • David Ogden - violin.
    • Janet Atkins - viola.
    • Andrew Brown - viola.
    • Rusen Gunes - viola.
    • Bill Hawkes - viola.
    • Caroline Dale - cello.
    • Ben Chappell - cello.
    • Cathy Giles - cello.
    • Stephen Milne - cello.
    • Storme Watson - didjeridu.
  • Production:
    • Bill Curbishley - executive producer.
    • Mike Gregovich - engineer, mixing.
    • Martin Meissonnier - pre-production.
    • Andy Earl - photography.
    • Cally - design.
    • Rex King - assistant.
    • Kevin Shirley - remixed stereo and surround sound for 2004 edition.
    • Tim Young - mastering.

Notes

  1. Metal Hammer albums of '94. Metal Hammer. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  2. The 25 Best Albums of 1994. Mojo. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  3. Raw Albums of the Year. Raw. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  4. Mojo 100 Modern Classics. Mojo. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  5. Top 100 Albums - 19 November 1994. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  6. Top 60 Albums - 25 November 1994. swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  7. The Billboard 200 - 26 November 1994. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  8. Top 50 Albums - 27 November 1994. ARIA. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  9. RPM Albums Chart - 28 November 1994. RPM. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  10. Top 100 Albums - 4 December 1994. swisscharts.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  11. Top 100 Albums - 5 December 1994. musicline.de. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  12. Top 100 Albums - 10 December 1994. dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  13. Top 75 Albums - 11 December 1994. hitparade.ch. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  14. Top 50 Albums - 4 December 1994. RIANZ. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  15. Top 100 Albums - 1994. infodisc.fr. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  16. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - 29 October 1994. billboard.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  17. RPM Singles Chart - 21 November 1994. collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  18. Top 100 Singles - 17 December 1994. lescharts.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  19. Top 100 Singles - 24 December 1994. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  20. Top 50 Singles - 5 February 1995. australian-charts.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  21. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - 4 February 1995. billboard.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  22. RPM Singles Chart - 20 February 1995. collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  23. CRIA No Quarter - 4 December 1994. CRIA. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  24. RIAA.org No Quarter - 22 December 1994. RIAA. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  25. BPI No Quarter certification - 1 February 1995. The BPI. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.