CD reviews: Led Zeppelin

By 1982, the hedgerows had bustled, Bonzo had left the building, and it was time for the ''contractual obligation'' album.

Coda was much derided upon release, and while it is obvious just why these are outtakes (Bonzo's Montreux is a four-and-a-half-minute drum solo that could take listeners with him to an early grave), there are enough new additions on this deluxe reissue to keep Zepp enthusiasts happy: If It Keeps on Raining (an embryonic version of the gargantuan When the Levee Breaks), and the snake-hipped strut of Sugar Mama, culled from their debut.

 Led Zeppelin. Coda (Deluxe Reissue). Atlantic/Swansong.

Three stars (out of five)

Single download: Sugar Mama
For those who like: Scraping the barrel

- John Hayden

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