Wearing and Tearing

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Wearing and Tearing
Appears on Coda
Published by Flames of Albion Music
Registration ASCAP 530271733
Release date 19 November 1982
Recorded 21 November 1978 at
Polar Studios, Stockholm.
Mixed at the Sol Studio, Cookham, Berkshire.
Genre Hard rock
Language English
Length 5 minutes 27 seconds
Composer Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Label Swan Song Records
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer Leif Mases

'Wearing and Tearing' is a song by English rock group Led Zeppelin.

Overview

It was recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden during the In Through the Out Door sessions on 21 November 1978.[1]

Due to space constraints, the song was not included on In Through the Out Door. It was left unreleased until 1982, when it was eventually included on the album Coda. 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 'Ozone Baby' and 'Darlene'.[2] The band considered releasing the song as a special commemorative single in time for their performance at the 1979 Knebworth Festival, but this plan was abandoned because of time constraints.[3]

This song was never performed live at Led Zeppelin concerts, although it was played by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant at their reunion at Knebworth in 1990.[4]

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. Welch, Chris (2009). Led Zeppelin: The Stories Behind Every Led Zeppelin Song, Revised. London: Carlton Books, 151. ISBN 978-1-84732-286-9. 
  4. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 98. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1.