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Ultra rare Zeppelin song (JPJ song). PLEASE HELP


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Hi All,

Firstly, sorry if my first post comes across as a lazy effort to track down a very rare Zep tune.  I first downloaded this song back in 1998/99 when Napster was king, but was lost many years ago after many house moves and many hard drives crashes.  I've tried Youtube and many other Zep forums over the years, but no luck.

I distinctly remember the song - it was ~3 min in length and extremely unique, beautiful, haunting.  If I could describe it, it was like a wedding waltz, no singing, with Plant wailing in the background, echoing in and out.  Bonham's drums were heavy, prominent and drove the song, drove the waltz feeling....there was also a distinct piano to the melody, obvioulsy JPJ......not sure if Jimmy contributed guitar - possibly.  But without doubt, it had a wedding waltz feel......it was gorgeous.  These guys could really play anything, so much talent, creativity.

I may be wrong, but I read somewhere once upon a time it was a pre-Zep instrumental written by JPJ.  If I had to guess the Zep era it was recorded (and I have no way of substantiating this),  I would say somewhere between 71-75.

Thank you so much in advance to any kind soul who can assist.

GG

 

 

 

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No such song exists. Closest thing I can think of is the early demo of "No Quarter" which has a bit of a waltz feel to it.

The only pre-Zep recordings with Plant are by P.J. Proby, but Plant didn't do any vocals. He only played tambourine and harmonica.

 

 

 

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On 8/12/2019 at 7:41 PM, Mr. Snrub said:

No such song exists. Closest thing I can think of is the early demo of "No Quarter" which has a bit of a waltz feel to it.

The only pre-Zep recordings with Plant are by P.J. Proby, but Plant didn't do any vocals. He only played tambourine and harmonica.

 

 

 

Bonzo on that track ; 😱 Wow is that killer. 

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On 8/9/2019 at 2:43 AM, MusicForTheSoul said:

Hi All,

Firstly, sorry if my first post comes across as a lazy effort to track down a very rare Zep tune.  I first downloaded this song back in 1998/99 when Napster was king, but was lost many years ago after many house moves and many hard drives crashes.  I've tried Youtube and many other Zep forums over the years, but no luck.

I distinctly remember the song - it was ~3 min in length and extremely unique, beautiful, haunting.  If I could describe it, it was like a wedding waltz, no singing, with Plant wailing in the background, echoing in and out.  Bonham's drums were heavy, prominent and drove the song, drove the waltz feeling....there was also a distinct piano to the melody, obvioulsy JPJ......not sure if Jimmy contributed guitar - possibly.  But without doubt, it had a wedding waltz feel......it was gorgeous.  These guys could really play anything, so much talent, creativity.

I may be wrong, but I read somewhere once upon a time it was a pre-Zep instrumental written by JPJ.  If I had to guess the Zep era it was recorded (and I have no way of substantiating this),  I would say somewhere between 71-75.

Thank you so much in advance to any kind soul who can assist.

GG

 

 

 

Napster is your first problem. Napster was notorious for mislabeled and fake songs. So I have doubts as to whether the song you downloaded was even Led Zeppelin at all.

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8 hours ago, Strider said:

Napster is your first problem. Napster was notorious for mislabeled and fake songs. So I have doubts as to whether the song you downloaded was even Led Zeppelin at all.

I remember that mislabelling, "Horse With No Name" by Neil Young !!!!. There was a Hendrix "god save the queen", no idea who it was, it defo wasn't Jimi.

I got "Blueberry Hill" from Napster (1996/97 ?) track by track on an ultra slow dial up connection, took about two days, longer maybe.

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13 minutes ago, JTM said:

I remember that mislabelling, "Horse With No Name" by Neil Young !!!!. There was a Hendrix "god save the queen", no idea who it was, it defo wasn't Jimi.

I got "Blueberry Hill" from Napster (1996/97 ?) track by track on an ultra slow dial up connection, took about two days, longer maybe.

Horse w no name - America 

God save the Queen - Sex Pistols 

blueberry hill - I remember dial up days (lol)  😝 

R😎

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On 8/12/2019 at 7:41 PM, Mr. Snrub said:

No such song exists. Closest thing I can think of is the early demo of "No Quarter" which has a bit of a waltz feel to it.

The only pre-Zep recordings with Plant are by P.J. Proby, but Plant didn't do any vocals. He only played tambourine and harmonica.

 

 

 

Thanks for sharing! I love hearing different or "working" versions of songs. Makes you wonder how / why they came up with the version they ultimately went with. If I had the honor of meeting any of my favorite artists, my # 1 question would be around the songwriting / arranging process. Fascinating!

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4 hours ago, EaglesOfOneNest said:

Thanks for sharing! I love hearing different or "working" versions of songs. Makes you wonder how / why they came up with the version they ultimately went with. If I had the honor of meeting any of my favorite artists, my # 1 question would be around the songwriting / arranging process. Fascinating!

Yes. Agreed. I’d like to hear (especially) JPJ speak on arranging, JP on recording, RP on songwriting (Lyrics). Hopefully, we’ll get that on the upcoming documentary (other forum thread topic). 

A Complete Master Studio Works box set of alternate mixes, takes, demos, warts and all would be great if JP ever decided one day to make that avail with all original master tracks from source tapes where we could take sessions off hard / multiple flash drives into a computer to make our own mixes, etc. 

R😎

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19 hours ago, reids said:

Yes. Agreed. I’d like to hear (especially) JPJ speak on arranging, JP on recording, RP on songwriting (Lyrics). Hopefully, we’ll get that on the upcoming documentary (other forum thread topic). 

A Complete Master Studio Works box set of alternate mixes, takes, demos, warts and all would be great if JP ever decided one day to make that avail with all original master tracks from source tapes where we could take sessions off hard / multiple flash drives into a computer to make our own mixes, etc. 

R😎

100%, couldn't agree with you more!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAlzuT_uSz4

On 8/17/2019 at 12:01 PM, Strider said:

Napster is your first problem. Napster was notorious for mislabeled and fake songs. So I have doubts as to whether the song you downloaded was even Led Zeppelin at all.

So my search continues.....I think you may be closest to the mark.....I found early recordings of Baby. Come on Home....that is 100% the background waltz....absolutely. But Plant's voice over the top was something added.  Whoever did this fake version did an amazing job....I think I still have the old faulty IDE hard drive somewhere.....I'll try to recover it.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAlzuT_uSz4

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