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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!.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.