Led Zeppelin Premiere Previously Unheard "In the Evening (Rough Mix)"

Led Zeppelin will wrap up their long-running reissue campaign July 31 with their final three albums: 1976’s Presence, 1979’s In Through the Out Door and 1982’s Coda.

As we've come to expect from the band's previously issued remasters, each album will come with a companion disc full of alternate takes/mixes of several classic tracks.

Below, you can check out one of those alternate mixes. It's the decidedly raw "rough mix" of “In the Evening," a standout track from In Through the Out Door.

This previously unheard version of the song lacks many of the production flourishes found on the final version. We admit it offers a refreshing alternative. As Consequence of Sound points out, "there’s a distinct lack of scuzz on John Bonham's drumming and Jimmy Page’s guitar work, and even Robert Plant’s vocals are devoid of the album version’s effects ticks."

Take a listen below via Yahoo Music!.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.