The Epic 2017 Project #160: 170609
Led Zeppelin – Coda (1982)
Coda was the ninth and final studio album from Led Zeppelin, released in 1982. It’s a collection of unused tracks from various sessions during the band’s twelve-year career and was released two years after the group had officially disbanded following the death of drummer John Bonham. The word ‘coda’, meaning a passage that ends a musical piece following the main body, was therefore chosen as the title.
Chapters #152 through #159 of the Jem Tunes ‘Epic 2017’ series feature each of the band’s studio albums. The only one missing from those years is the 1976 double live album ‘The Song Remains the Same’. The recording of this and the film of it took place during three nights of concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden, during the band’s 1973 North American tour. However, I’ve not included it here as this was all about the studio releases and the charting of the band’s 11 year career.