On July 31st, Led Zeppelin will wrap up their massive, long-running reissue campaign with their final three albums: 1976’s Presence, 1979’s In Through the Out Door and 1982’s Coda. As with previous re-releases, each record will come packaged with a companion disc featuring alternate takes and mixes of many of the album’s tracks. Today, the band has shared one such version, “In the Evening (Rough Mix)”, from In Through the Out Door.
This never-before-heard early take on “In the Evening” noticeably lacks many of the production flourishes found on the final product. There’s a distinct lack of scuzz on John Bonhams drumming and Jimmy Page’s guitar work, and even Robert Plant’s vocals are devoid of the album version’s effects ticks. The result is a sound that sits at a more even level as opposed to the 1979 version’s deep pocket of noise. Take a listen below via Yahoo Music!.