This version also fades out whereas the final mix ends with a sustained chord. Since these are more polished outtakes they probably would have fit better on disc ten rather than nine, but are here probably for space considerations. The first six tracks on the tenth disc are also from Olympic Studio.
They appeared after the release of the Antrabata set so weren't included. It is amazing to think how far this version got before they scrapped it in favor of the arrangement used on Physical Graffiti. I'm sure that sessions for the official version of "In The Light" is on everybody's wish list for future outtake material and would be an event LP) they ever did. The following two tracks are perfectly mixed versions of "Swan Song", but with no vocals.
It was a revelation when it first appeared since nobody knew just how far the band went with it. Collectors' reaction to this gave the name "Oh My God! Since the band spent the time to record and mix "Swan Song" in the studio, it begs the question why it was never completed with LP). There were some stories in the press that Page was working on a suite based on the four seasons and this was one of them, but that project never got off the ground.
It is also amazing to think it sat in the vaults for the final five years of the band's existence with no attempt to use it on subsequent releases. This tape got released because Plant himself gave it to someone who passed it around and we are all fortunate to have it available to listen to and enjoy.
It is truly the greatest of Zeppelin's lost tracks and deserves an official release, even in this form, in the future. The bulk of this disc is devoted to mix downs for three songs from the album. These appeared on Ultra Rare Trax Vol.
Disc eleven begins with the only rehearsal in common circulation for the Presence LP. The band were supposed to be on tour at this time but couldn't because of Plant's accident in Rhodes in August. The instead placed their energies in a new album instead to be recorded later in Munich in December. It is LP) cassette recording in the rehearsal studio of the entire band playing together.
The final song is a slow blues dirge, but this is at a faster pace with Plant singing LP) hootchie cootchie lyrics over the plodding rhythm. The final five minutes of the tape show the band jamming on some blues oldies before the tape cuts out.
It is valuable since this is all we have from such a tumultuous time but doesn't really reveal all that much. The rest of the disc is occupied with alternate mixes of songs from the Stockholm sessions Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - In The Light 1969 (Vinyl late that produced In Through The Outdoor.
This is the last of Zeppelin's great epics and incorporates new wave and disco elements within a bombastic idiom that only Zeppelin could pull off. Hearing the music only reveals the depth of textures used to convey meaning. This sounds brighter than the final version and doesn't end in a fade out. The "unknown song" that follows is an eight second fragment of God knows what. This is the final version of the piece with a count-in by Bonham and additional Plant interjections throughout the song.
And Plant, referring to the Latin flavor of the song, shouts "quartro! Philips you can do it again. Since it has the vocals, guitar solo and vocal and guitar overdubs this is the final product but has a drone introduction rather than the one used for the final take. The second "Carouselambra" begins with a snort and giggle and contains the final take of the lyrics.
The final track, "All My Love", is one of the greatest outtakes from these sessions to emerge. It begins with giggling and tuning before Jones counts the band in.
After an abrupt stop and another giggle, the band begins again. There is a deeper drum sound than on the final version but the vocals are the same. This version is missing the trumpet fanfare solo in the middle and unlike the version on In Through The Outdoor comes to a stop instead of a fade. What is chopped off is some of Page's most lyric and sublime playing on record. It is well known that he and Bonham didn't care for this song, but it is a mystery why the final edit chose to omit these beautiful and delicate riffs.
Collectors have singled out this track repeatedly and it's obvious why. The final disc in this collection begins with seventeen minutes of an armature recording from Zeppelin's first rehearsal after the death of Plant's son in In May they convened at Clearwell Castle by Wales to work on new material. This tape covers two songs.
The first is an amazing fragment named "Fire. It stands in contrast to the keyboard dominated numbers that would form the final album with Bonham's loud drums and Page taking flight over the chaos.
The number breaks down for some conversations before the tape cuts out. This song unfortunately never went past the rehearsal stage and, to the best of our knowledge, was never recorded in studio. There are three takes of the John Paul Jones written "Carouselambra. The other two, the slow moving bridge played on the double neck and the fast paced "disco" sections wouldn't be written until much later. It is claimed Zeppelin rehearsed this for the Knebworth concerts and the following summer tour of Europe but never made it to the set list.
It is also said this was going to be featured on the North American tour in late and early but with the end of the band we'll never know.
It is a shame it was never brought to the stage, but this is the closest we have to a live version of this piece and is enjoyable to hear them play it with abandon. The final part of the Scorpio box set is the soundboard rehearsal tape from Victoria Theater in London in May On this tape are the epic numbers that were included in the set list on Zeppelin's final tour.
He said they used to do a reggae version in rehearsals which would be great to someday hear. The sound quality again, even though there is some surface noise all CD releases come from vinylis excellent and the proper way to end this massive set.
Studio Sessions Ultimate is packaged in a cardboard box with a photo of the Hindenberg on the front cover. The discs are packaged in white sleeves with the clear window on the front to allow easy identification.
Also included is a four-fold insert with the track listing which is generally accurate. Some of the new tapes which surfaced in the past couple of years didn't make their way into this collection, including: the four minute Led Zeppelin II tape from The Lost Sessions Vol. Those five tracks actually sound like they come from a karaoke tape and their authenticity is disputed. More outtake material by Led Zeppelin should be surfacing in the future and let's hope "St.
Tristan's Sword" and "Lost In Space" finally appear. Hopefully Scorpio can keep on top of them and keep this box set current. The bottom line is this is a fantastic, well thought out box set by Scorpio and is a worthy and essential upgrade to own. That's it? A thread title that goes nowhere and an initial post by the OP that is only one question No wonder this thread was dead and buried quickly.
Shouldn't this have been posted in the Led Zeppelin side of the forum to begin with? Not that there aren't several threads already over in the Led Zeppelin section dealing with the Studio Sessions in general and St. Tristan's Sword in particular. Better still, people on ludes shouldn't release worthless odds and ends.
Just kidding of course but this "rough mix" isn't worthy of being sold on a re-release album, which btw was already problematic in the first place. No harm, no foul, Strider. I agree the thread should be in another section. To be honest, it's gotten me curious as to what the 'Lost In Space' track is.
I found this old link. Right on! Lost in Space? If I had to guess, I'd say it was a keyboard instrumental if it ever existed at all. I'm late,as I just discovered St. Led Zeppelin changed me right off the bat! Glad I found forums. His name is Sathington Willoughby. There are thousands of Zep Heads here if you haven't noticed, so when you say "zephead" you could be referring to any number of people and it will get confusing trying to figure out who you mean.
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