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Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
and Robert Plant, both formerly of the English rock band Led Zeppelin, recorded and toured in the mid-1990s under the title Page and Plant. The pair re-united in 1994 and, after recording a highly successful first album, they embarked on a world tour. They then recorded a second album, followed by another world tour, before disbanding at the end of 1998. They later briefly reunited in 2001.

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1 History 2 Members 3 Discography 4 See also 5 References

History[edit] The initial plans for a reunion were made in 1993, with discussions between the two of collaborating emerging from casual small talk and then an invitation to perform on MTV Unplugged. Music producer Bill Curbishley, who had been managing Plant since the 1980s and who assumed management of Page in 1994, was integral in the reuniting of Page and Plant. Despite failed attempts by others to reunite the pair, Curbishley was able to persuade the previously reluctant Plant into working with Page again.[1] In an interview he gave in 2004, Page recounted the background:

I was going to play in Japan with David, the only time we played live, and I had a call from Robert's management to pop in and see Robert in Boston
Boston
on the way to LA to rehearse. Robert said, "I've been approached by MTV to do an Unplugged and I'd really like to do it with you", so I said OK. It gave us a chance to revisit some numbers and use that same picture with a very, very different frame.[2]

Plant's recollection of the reunion was as follows:

By that time I didn't feel like I was even a rock singer anymore ... Then I was approached by MTV to do an Unplugged session. But I knew that I couldn't be seen to be holding the flag for the Zeppelin legacy on TV. Then mysteriously Jimmy turned up at a gig I was playing in Boston
Boston
and it was like those difficult last days of Led Zep had vanished. We had this understanding again without doing or saying anything. We talked about the MTV thing and decided to see where we could take it.[3]

Led Zeppelin's main songwriters reformed on 17 April 1994 as a part of the Alexis Korner
Alexis Korner
Memorial Concert at Buxton, England. On 25 and 26 August, they taped performances in London, Wales, and Morocco
Morocco
with Egyptian and Moroccan orchestration of several Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
tunes along with four new songs. The performances aired on 12 October, and were so successful commercially and artistically that the two coordinated a tour which kicked off in February 1995. The Unplugged performance was released as an album in November 1994 as No Quarter: Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
Unledded. They toured the world with a line-up including Charlie Jones playing bass and percussion, Michael Lee on drums, Porl Thompson
Porl Thompson
(of The Cure fame) performing guitar and banjo, Najma Akhtar providing backup vocals, Jim Sutherland on mandolin and bodhrán, Nigel Eaton playing hurdy-gurdy, and Ed Shearmur adding Hammond organ with orchestral arrangements. Page:

It was heroic to take something like that around the world, because it was using two orchestras: one Western, one Arab orchestra, with a hurdy-gurdy. It was great going around the world to turn people on to sounds they hadn't heard. It wasn't an easy thing to do, but it was worth it.[2]

Afterwards, the two artists entered the studio with engineer Steve Albini to record Walking into Clarksdale, an album composed of entirely new material with more traditional rock enterprises. The album was not as commercially successful as Unledded had been, and after a supporting tour the Page/Plant reunion slowly dissolved, with both members going on to perform with other side projects. As Page explained:

There could have been a follow-up [to Walking into Clarksdale]. I certainly had about a dozen numbers written for a third album. Robert heard them and said that some of them were really good, but he just wanted to go in another direction. That's fair enough.[4]

In an interview he gave to Uncut magazine
Uncut magazine
in 2005 Plant recounted:

We had some good songs [on Walking into Clarksdale], but I wasn't sure about the production. I felt kind of marooned. We were still surrounded by the protective shield of who we were, and it meant we were playing big arenas around the world. And I realised once again there had to be another way... I knew I had to get back to playing clubs and remember what pulse was all about. To say goodbye to those large arenas that I played with Jimmy was a very purposeful move.[3]

They reunited once more in July 2001 for the Montreux Jazz Festival. Members[edit]

Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
— acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, producer Robert Plant
Robert Plant
— vocals, producer

Additional musicians

Porl Thompson
Porl Thompson
— guitar, banjo Nigel Eaton — hurdy-gurdy Charlie Jones — bass, percussion Michael Lee — drums, percussion Ed Shearmur — orchestral arrangements, organ Jim Sutherland — mandolin, bodhran

Martin Meissonnier
Martin Meissonnier
Preproduction[5] [6] Discography[edit]

Albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications (sales thresholds)

US [7] AUS [8] AUT [9] FRA [10] NLD [11] NZL [12] NOR [13] SWE [14] SWI [15] UK [16]

1994 No Quarter

Released: 14 October 1994 Label: Atlantic/Fontana Format: CD

4 2 27 — 33 13 — 10 16 7

US: Platinum[17] CAN 2× Platinum[18] UK: Gold[19]

1998 Walking into Clarksdale

Released: 21 April 1998 Label: Atlantic/Mercury Format: CD

8 16 33 5 56 11 13 17 31 3

US: Gold[20]

"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Contributions to compilations

Year Name

1997 The Inner Flame: Rainer Ptacek Tribute (collaboration)

2001 Good Rockin' Tonight - The Legacy Of Sun Records
Sun Records
(Song: My Bucket's Got a Hole in It)

Singles

Year Name

1994 "The Battle of Evermore" (promo)

1994 "Four Sticks" (promo)

1994 "Gallows Pole"

1994 "Kashmir" (promo)

1995 "Thank You" (promo)

1995 "Wonderful One"

1998 "Most High"

1998 "Shining in the Light"

1998 "Sons of Freedom" (promo)

Videos

Year Name

2004 No Quarter: Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
Unledded

See also[edit]

Coverdale & Page

References[edit]

^ Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (1997) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4. ^ a b Charles Shaar Murray, "The Guv'nors'", Mojo, August 2004, p. 75. ^ a b Nigel Williamson, "Good Times...Bad Times", Uncut, May 2005, p. 64. ^ "I first met Jimmy on Tolworth Broadway, holding a bag of exotic fish...", Uncut, January 2009, p. 48. ^ http://www.elsewhere.co.nz/absoluteelsewhere/1939/robert-plant-and-jimmy-page-interviewed-1994-only-the-song-remains/ ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=p3eGtD1fIh8C&pg=PA312 ^ "Allmusic -> Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
-> Charts & Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ "Australian Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ "Austrian Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ "French Chart". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 6 December 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ "Dutch Album Chart". GFK. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ "New Zealand Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ "Norwegian Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ "Swedish Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ "Swiss Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ "Artist Chart History - Jimmy Page". OCC. Retrieved 2 January 2011.  ^ " RIAA No Quarter - 4 December 1994". RIAA. Retrieved 2015-09-06.  ^ "CRIA No Quarter - 4 December 1994". CRIA. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-19.  ^ "BPI No Quarter certification - 1 February 1995". The BPI. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2009.  ^ " RIAA Walking Into Clarksdale - 21 April 1998". RIAA. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 

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