Walter's Walk

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Walter's Walk
Appears on Coda
Published by Flames of Albion Music
Registration ASCAP 530271073
Release date 19 November 1982
Recorded 15 May 1972 at
Stargroves with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.
Mixed at the Sol Studio, Cookham, Berkshire.
Genre Hard rock
Language English
Length 4 minutes 24 seconds
Composer Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Label Swan Song Records
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer Eddie Kramer

'Walter's Walk' is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin.

Overview

It was recorded at Stargroves on 15 May 1972 during the sessions for the group's fifth album, Houses of the Holy, but it remained unreleased until 1982 when it was included on the album Coda.[1]

The date of singer Robert Plant's performance on the song is debatable, as it may have been recorded later than 1972. Plant's tone in this track is far more reminiscent of In Through the Out Door than the rest of the material recorded during the Houses of the Holy era. Others have suggested that Plant's vocals may have been recorded at Jimmy Page's Sol Studios in 1982.[2] It is quite possible that the song existed only as a basic backing track until Coda was assembled.[3]

Live performances

'Walter's Walk' was never performed live in its entirety at Led Zeppelin concerts, though instrumental snippets of it were regularly included into 'Dazed and Confused' during the band's 1972 and 1973 concert tours.[4] One example of this arrangement is presented on the live album How the West Was Won, where it also appears with 'The Crunge' during a twenty-five minute version.

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
    • Eddie Kramer – engineer
    • Stuart Epps – engineer, mixing
    • 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, 97. 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, 97. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  4. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 98. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1.