Jimmy Page And Robert Plant – No Quarter

The Racy Lacy Anniversary Series, Part 6 (CD)

I texted Mike – why the red cover? It’s remastered and expanded, says he. Cool. I owned this ages ago, this is a replacement copy. Recorded for MTV’s Unplugged series, it’s a stellar ramble through Zeppelin tunes. You know all of this already.

Added are The Rain Song (beautiful, with orchestra) and Wah Wah (a great African-feel tune). Yallah is renamed to The Truth Explodes. Missing from the original is Thank You.

The sound is spectacular. What a set!

LOVE!

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For those who need the whole news, here’s the track lists of the two releases (from Wiki):

Original version

Initially, the album was released in the United States with the following tracks:

  1. “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” – 4:06
  2. “Thank You” – 5:47
  3. “No Quarter” (John Paul Jones/Page/Plant) – 3:45
  4. “Friends” – 4:37
  5. “Yallah” – 4:59
  6. “City Don’t Cry” – 6:08
  7. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” (Jones/Page/Plant) – 7:29
  8. “The Battle of Evermore” – 6:41
  9. “Wonderful One” – 4:57
  10. “That’s the Way” – 5:35
  11. “Gallows Pole” (Traditional arr. Page/Plant) – 4:09
  12. “Four Sticks” – 4:52
  13. “Kashmir” (John Bonham/Page/Plant) – 12:27
  • In international releases, “Wah Wah” was included before “That’s the Way”.

2004 reissue

For the tenth anniversary, the album was re-released with a different cover and altered track listing. “Thank You” was cut, “City Don’t Cry” and “Wonderful One” appeared in substantially edited versions, and “The Rain Song” and “Wah Wah” were added. In addition, “Yallah” was retitled, and several other tracks had minor alterations to their running times. The new running order was as follows:

  1. “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” – 3:57
  2. “No Quarter” (Jones/Page/Plant) – 3:47
  3. “Friends” – 4:35
  4. “The Truth Explodes” (formerly known as “Yallah”) (Page/Plant) – 4:42
  5. “The Rain Song” – 7:29
  6. “City Don’t Cry” [Edit] – 3:15
  7. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” (Jones/Page/Plant) – 7:28
  8. “The Battle of Evermore” – 6:40
  9. “Wonderful One” [Edit] – 3:23
  10. “Wah Wah” – 5:24
  11. “That’s the Way” – 5:37
  12. “Gallows Pole” (Traditional arr. Page/Plant) – 4:17
  13. “Four Sticks” – 4:57
  14. “Kashmir” (Bonham/Page/Plant) – 12:36

“Gallows Pole” and “Wonderful One” were released as singles.

20 thoughts on “Jimmy Page And Robert Plant – No Quarter

  1. J. says:

    I haven’t heard this one in years. Wasn’t aware there was an ‘expanded’ edition. Pretty frustrating if you’re a fan, though – dare say many have custom expanded versions compiled of this and the original release.

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  2. mikeladano says:

    I have all the tracks. But I had to buy two copies of the album and numerous singles to get there.

    Maybe they’ll do a 25th anniversary complete edition.

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      1. mikeladano says:

        Yeah it’s kinda careless. But knowing Zep it will come. After all look how many times we have bought all the albums.

        We keep buying so Warner keeps ripping.

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          1. mikeladano says:

            LOL you win!

            When I do my eventual review of this (which will include both versions of the CD and all the B-sides) it’ll be fun to track where all the different songs reside in my collection!

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  3. Heavy Metal Overload says:

    I was never a huge fan of this album… liked some of it though. Didn’t know about this edition either. What a mess! Expanded but then some stuff is edited or taken off? Could they not just have made it a double and stuck everything on?

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Not a fan? I dunno, I like it because it’s still Zeppelin tunes but not exactly the same old Zeppelin tunes we’ve all heard a bazillion times. I’m all for a different look!

      It pisses me off when labels do this, and I agree with you – just put it all out and be done with it! This still isn’t as bad, though, as that Trews Acoustic set. They’ve got THREE versions of it, and none of them has all the songs – in fact, all three have different extra tracks! GAH!

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