45-2777 Immigrant Song
Produced by Jimmy Page
Released on November 1970
US CHART POSITION #16
Find it at GEMM
45-2777 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

T he single from Led Zeppelin featured the relentless “Immigrant Song” as the A side and the acoustic “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do” on the flip. “Immigrant Song” marked the beginning of the band’s fantasy-fueled mini-epics as well as an embrace of exotic sounds, notably Robert Plant’s anguished howl at the onset. The B side is no slouch either, as ingratiating a melody as they’ve written couched in an acoustic arrangement that makes the idea of a cuckolded Plant (inconceivable, I know) seem believable. Of minor interest, the label credits both songs to the album Led Zeppelin III, though the B side in fact never appeared on that (or any) Zep album until the 1990 box set. The single was issued several times into the 1980s with the same ID number, but thankfully Tim Neely has provided distinguishing characteristics for each in his 45 rpm Record Guide.

TRACK LISTING

  1. IMMIGRANT SONG    (Jimmy Page/Robert Plant)    2:21
  2. HEY, HEY, WHAT CAN I DO    (Jimmy Page/Robert Plant/John Paul Jones/John Bonham)    3:53

    Rare 7-inch JPN promo single
  3. IMMIGRANT SONG
  4. OUT ON THE TILES

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US November 1970 Atlantic 7" 45-2777  
GRC 1970 Atlantic 7" 2091 043  
JPN 1970 Atlantic 7PRO DT-1180 picture sleeve, see promo listing
JPN 1971 Atlantic 7" P-1007A picture sleeve
SAF 1971 Atlantic 7" ATS 531  
CAN   Atlantic 7" GS 45847  
GER   Atlantic 7" 70.460 picture sleeve
JPN   Atlantic 7" P-115A picture sleeve
US   Atlantic 7" OS 13131 Oldies Series reissue
US 1990 Atlantic CDS/CSS 2777  
US/AUS'L 1992 Atlantic CDS 84909  

 

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