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Darlene (song)

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Darlene
Appears on Coda
Published by Flames of Albion Music
Registration ASCAP 340228515
Release date 19 November 1982
Recorded 16 November 1978 at
Polar Studios, Stockholm.
Mixed at the Sol Studio, Cookham, Berkshire.
Genre Rock
Language English
Length 5 minutes 4 seconds
Composer Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham
Label Swan Song Records
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer Leif Mases

'Darlene' is a song by English rock group Led Zeppelin.

Overview

It was recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden during a In Through the Out Door session on 16 November 1978. 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 'Wearing and Tearing'.[1] John Paul Jones plays a Steinway grand piano on this track.

This is the only song from the In Through the Out Door sessions which was credited to all four members of the band. It was never played live at Led Zeppelin concerts.[2]

Chart positions

Song (Airplay)

Chart (1982) Peak position
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[3] 4

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, producer, remastering, digital remastering
    • Robert Plant – vocals
    • John Paul Jones – Steinway grand piano, 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. Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart - 1982. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.