Ozone Baby

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Ozone Baby
Appears on Coda
Published by Flames of Albion Music
Registration ASCAP 450153932
Release date 19 November 1982
Recorded 14 November 1978 at
Polar Studios, Stockholm.
Mixed at the Sol Studio, Cookham, Berkshire.
Genre Rock
Language English
Length 3 minutes 35 seconds
Composer Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Label Swan Song Records
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer Leif Mases

'Ozone Baby' is a song by English rock group Led Zeppelin.

Overview

The song had been recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden during the sessions for the band's final studio album In Through the Out Door on 14 November 1978 but it was decided to leave the song off the resultant album. After the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham in 1980, the band released an album of studio outtakes in 1982 entitled Coda, and this song was included on it. It was one of three songs recorded at Polar Studios which were omitted from In Through the Out Door and later released on Coda, the other two being 'Wearing and Tearing' and 'Darlene'.[1]

'Ozone Baby' is a straightforward, up-tempo rock song, featuring some harmonised vocal effects from singer Robert Plant.[2] Few Led Zeppelin studio songs included harmonised vocal effects, but it had been increasingly utilised by Plant in live performances from 1977 onwards. Despite this, 'Ozone Baby' itself was never performed live at Led Zeppelin concerts.[3]

Chart positions

Song (Airplay)

Chart (1982) Peak position
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[4] 14

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, producer, remastering, digital remastering
    • Robert Plant – vocals
    • John Paul Jones – bass guitar
    • John Bonham - drums, percussion
  • Production:
    • Peter Grant – executive producer
    • Leif Mases - engineer, mixing
    • Lennart Ostlund - assistant engineer
    • 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, 98. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  2. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 98. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  3. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 98. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  4. Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart - 1982. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.