Coda

Coda is a compilation album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in 1982. The album is a collection of outtakes from various sessions during Led Zeppelin’s twelve-year career. It was released two years after the group had officially disbanded following the death of drummer John Bonham. The word coda, meaning a passage that ends a musical piece following the main body, was therefore chosen as a title.
Led Zeppelin guitarist and producer Jimmy Page explained that part of the reasoning for the album’s release related to the popularity of unofficial Led Zeppelin recordings which continued to be circulated by fans:
Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones recalled:
According to the Led Zeppelin biography Hammer of the Gods, the band also owed Atlantic Records one more album from the five album deal that created Swan Song Records in 1974. As such, Coda can be seen as a contractual fulfilment.
“We’re Gonna Groove” opens the album and, according to the album notes, was recorded at…