25 Years Ago Robert Plant & Jimmy Page Reunited And Unplugged

25 Years Ago Robert Plant & Jimmy Page Reunited And Unplugged

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Jimmy Page & Robert Plant. Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns.

This week, 25 years ago, saw the long-awaited reunion between Robert Plant and Jimmy Page when the pair came together in to record an MTV Unplugged special, which later became the album No Quarter: Unledded. It was only their second appearance together since Led Zeppelin split in 1980 and was the precursor to a tour in 1995 and a studio album, Walking Into Clarksdale, in 1998. 

When it comes to pinning down how the two actually initiated the production, the story gets a little murky. Page recalls being contacted by Plant’s management with an invitation to see Plant perform in Boston, whereas Plant recalls being surprised by Page’s presence at his Boston gig. It’s a plot straight out of a Hollywood movie that resulted in the two comrades in arms recording the MTV Unplugged special together.

“The Rain Song”

The actual show first aired on October 12th, 1994 and was released as a live album two days later. In addition to acoustic numbers, the album features a reworking of Led Zeppelin classics, along with four Middle Eastern and Moroccan-influenced songs: "City Don't Cry," "Yallah," (or "The Truth Explodes") "Wonderful One," and "Wah Wah". Check out their spellbinding performance below:

“The Battle Of Evermore”

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