The Complete Studio Recordings (Led Zeppelin box set)

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The Complete Studio Recordings
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Type box set
Artist Led Zeppelin
Release Date 28 September 1993 (US)
24 September 1990 (UK)
Recorded October 1968 - November 1978 at various studios.
Mastered at Sterling Sounds, New York.
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, folk rock, rock
Language English
Length 434 minutes 27 seconds
Label Atlantic Records
Catalogue Atlantic 82526-2 (US)
Atlantic 7567-82526-2 (UK)
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer George Marino

The Complete Studio Recordings is a ten compact disc collection by English rock group Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 24 September 1993.

It contains all ten of the digitally remastered Led Zeppelin studio albums digitally remastered, plus 'Baby Come On Home', 'Travelling Riverside Blues', 'White Summer'/'Black Mountain Side', and 'Hey Hey What Can I Do' which were added to the remastered Coda disc (Disc 10). These tracks were previously scattered over the preceding box sets. Each album is placed in a glossy booklet-style sleeve with production notes and cover images. These are individually housed chronologically with the exception of Presence placed between Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti. The intention was to keep the double album together in the one booklet sleeve.[1]

An extended essay by journalist Cameron Crowe, originally written for the first Led Zeppelin boxed set, is featured along with various photographs of the band. The box set case design is based on the scaffolding and beams that support the exterior skin of a Zeppelin airship, which maintained the airframe. Each of the ten compact discs also has a picture of the inside of a Zeppelin on it, with no two the same, or coinciding with the picture on the exterior of the box set.

Track listing

Box set information

1993 Track listing:

  1. 'Good Times Bad Times' (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 2:47
  2. 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Anne Bredon) – 6:41
  3. 'You Shook Me' (Willie Dixon, J. B. Lenoir) – 6:30
  4. 'Dazed and Confused' (Page) – 6:27
  5. 'Your Time Is Gonna Come' (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones) – 4:41
  6. 'Black Mountain Side' (Jimmy Page) – 2:13
  7. 'Communication Breakdown' (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 2:30
  8. 'I Can't Quit You Baby' (Dixon) – 4:43
  9. 'How Many More Times' (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) - 8:28
  1. 'Whole Lotta Love' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 5:34
  2. 'What Is and What Should Never Be' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:44
  3. 'The Lemon Song' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 6:20
  4. 'Thank You' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:50
  5. 'Heartbreaker' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 4:15
  6. 'Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 2:40
  7. 'Ramble On' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:35
  8. 'Moby Dick' (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page) – 4:25
  9. 'Bring It On Home' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:19
  1. 'Immigrant Song' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 2:26
  2. 'Friends' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:55
  3. 'Celebration Day' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) – 3:29
  4. 'Since I've Been Loving You' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) – 7:25
  5. 'Out on the Tiles' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham) - 4:08
  6. 'Gallows Pole' (trad. arr. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:58
  7. 'Tangerine' (Jimmy Page) – 3:12
  8. 'That's the Way (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) - 5:39
  9. 'Bron-Y-Aur Stomp' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) – 4:20
  10. 'Hats Off to (Roy) Harper' (trad. arr. Charles Obscure) – 3:42
  1. 'Black Dog' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) – 4:57
  2. 'Rock and Roll' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 3:40
  3. 'The Battle of Evermore' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:52
  4. 'Stairway to Heaven' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 8:01
  5. 'Misty Mountain Hop' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) – 4:38
  6. 'Four Sticks' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:46
  7. 'Going to California' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:31
  8. 'When the Levee Breaks' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Memphis Minnie) – 7:07
  1. 'The Song Remains the Same' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:24
  2. 'The Rain Song' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 7:32
  3. 'Over the Hills and Far Away' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:42
  4. 'The Crunge' (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:10
  5. 'Dancing Days' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:40
  6. 'D'yer Mak'er' (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:19
  7. 'No Quarter' (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:57
  8. 'The Ocean' (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page) – 4:28
  1. 'Achilles Last Stand' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 10:25
  2. 'For Your Life' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:20
  3. 'Royal Orleans' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham) – 2:58
  4. 'Nobody's Fault but Mine' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:27
  5. 'Candy Store Rock' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:07
  6. 'Hots On for Nowhere' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:43
  7. 'Tea for One' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 9:27
  1. 'Custard Pie' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:20
  2. 'The Rover' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:44
  3. 'In My Time of Dying' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 2:58
  4. 'Houses of the Holy' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:01
  5. 'Trampled Under Foot' (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:38
  6. 'Kashmir' (John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 8:31
  • Disc 8, Physical Graffiti (2):
  1. 'In the Light' (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 8:46
  2. 'Bron-Yr-Aur' (Jimmy Page) – 2:07
  3. 'Down by the Seaside' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:15
  4. 'Ten Years Gone' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:55
  5. 'Night Flight' (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:37
  6. 'The Wanton Song' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:10
  7. 'Boogie with Stu' (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Ian Stewart, Mrs. Valens) – 6:55
  8. 'Black Country Woman' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:30
  9. 'Sick Again' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:40
  1. 'In the Evening' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) – 6:49
  2. 'South Bound Saurez' (John Paul Jones, Robert Plant) – 4:12
  3. 'Fool in the Rain' (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant) – 6:12
  4. 'Hot Dog' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) - 3:17
  5. 'Carouselambra' (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant) – 10:32
  6. 'All My Love' (John Paul Jones, Robert Plant) – 5:51
  7. 'I'm Gonna Crawl' (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant) – 5:30
  1. 'We're Gonna Groove' (King, Bethea) – 2:36
  2. 'Poor Tom' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:03
  3. 'I Can't Quit You Baby' (Willie Dixon) – 4:16
  4. 'Walter's Walk' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:24
  5. 'Ozone Baby' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:35
  6. 'Darlene' (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:04
  7. 'Bonzo's Montreux' (John Bonham) – 4:15
  8. 'Wearing and Tearing' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:27
  9. 'Baby Come On Home' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Bert Berns) - 4:30
  10. 'Travelling Riverside Blues' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Robert Johnson) - 5:11
  11. 'White Summer'/'Black Mountain Side' (Jimmy Page) - 8:01
  12. 'Hey Hey What Can I Do' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) - 3:55

Chart positions

Chart (2008) Peak Position
US Billboard Top Internet Albums[2] 22

Certifications

Country Sales Certification
United States 2,000,000 2× Platinum[3]

Certification history

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold 16 November 1993
RIAA – USA Platinum 25 November 1997
RIAA – USA 2× Platinum 15 November 1999

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, electronic effects, backing vocals, producer, remastering, digital remastering
    • Robert Plant – vocals, harmonica
    • John Paul Jones – bass guitar, keyboards, piano, bass pedals, backing vocals
    • John Bonham - drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Additional musicians
    • Sandy Denny - vocals ('The Battle of Evermore')
    • Viram Jasani – tabla ('Black Mountain Side')
    • Ian Stewart – piano ('Boogie with Stu')
  • Production:
    • Peter Grant – executive producer on original recordings
    • John Walters - producer ('Travelling Riverside Blues')
    • Jeff Griffin - producer ('White Summer/Black Mountain Side')
    • George Marino - remastering engineer [Sterling Sound, New York]
    • Zal Schreiber - digital editing [Atlantic Studios]
    • Eric Spillman - art direction and design
    • Eric Altenburger - art direction and design
    • Richard Bates - art direction and design
    • Ross Halfin - photography research
    • Chuck Boyd - photography
    • Richard Creamer - photography
    • Jim Cummins - photography
    • Jim Marshall - photography
    • Mike Mayer - photography
    • Barry Plummer - photography
    • Neal Preston - photography
    • Michael Putland - photography
    • Jay Thompson - photography
    • Neil Zlozower - photography
    • George Hardie - packaging and design (Led Zeppelin, Presence)
    • David Juniper - packaging and design (Led Zeppelin II)
    • Zacron - packaging and design (Led Zeppelin III)
    • Graphreaks - packaging and design (Led Zeppelin IV)
    • Hipgnosis - packaging and design (Houses of the Holy, Presence, In Through the Out Door, and Coda)
    • Mike Doud - packaging and design (Physical Graffiti)
    • Peter Corriston - packaging and design (Physical Graffiti)
    • Cameron Crowe - liner notes
    • Yves Beauvais - boxed set production

Notes

  1. Lewis, Dave (2004). “The Complete Studio Recordings”, Led Zeppelin: The Complete Guide to Their Music. London: Omnibus Press, 74. ISBN 1-84449-141-2. 
  2. Top Internet Albums - 19 January 2008. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  3. The Complete Studio Recordings - 15 November 1999. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-01.