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LISTEN: Rough Mix of Zeppelin’s “When The Levee Breaks”

With the final batch of its deluxe album reissues just over a week away, Led Zeppelin his posted the alternative, rough mix of "If It Keeps on Raining" from 1982's Coda collection online.

The variation of Kansas Joe/Memphis Minnie tune "When the Levee Breaks" -- initially recorded for Led Zeppelin's fourth album -- is a full three minutes shorter than the rendition that appears on the original album and features a different mix of John Bonham`s bass drum and a somewhat different vocal delivery by Robert Plant.

Coda comes out on July 31, along with deluxe reissues of 1976's Presence and 1979's In Through the Out Door.

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.