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Album by Led Zeppelin
Released March 31, 1976
Recorded November-December, 1975 at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany
Producer Jimmy Page
Genre Hard rock
Length 44 min 24 s
Record label Swan Song Records
Catalogue (US) Swan Song SS 8416
(UK) Swan Song SSK59402
Professional reviews
Q review 3/5 October 2000 (remastered version)
Led Zeppelin Chronology
Physical Graffiti
The Song Remains the Same (album)
Presence is a studio album by Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on March 31, 1976. This album was conceived after Robert Plant sustained serious injuries from a car accident on Rhodes, Greece, August 5, 1975 which postponed a planned 1975/76 world tour by Led Zeppelin. During his convalescent period on Malibu, Plant with Jimmy Page, had written enough material for rehersals to begin at Hollywood's SIR Studio. The album was recorded within three weeks at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany, with Plant in a wheelchair. Both Page and Plant had planned the album to be a return to a simple spontaneous affair after the complex arrangements on Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti. It is their only studio album that features neither acoustic tracks nor keyboards.

The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard's Pop Albums chart.

Track listing

  1. "Achilles Last Stand" (Page/Plant) 10:22
  2. "For Your Life" (Page/Plant) 6:20
  3. "Royal Orleans" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant) 2:58
  4. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (Page/Plant) 6:27
  5. "Candy Store Rock" (Page/Plant) 4:07
  6. "Hots On For Nowhere" (Page/Plant) 4:43
  7. "Tea For One" (Page/Plant) 9:27


Led Zeppelin
John Bonham - John Paul Jones - Jimmy Page - Robert Plant
Original albums: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin III - Untitled - Houses of the Holy - Physical Graffiti - Presence - The Song Remains the Same - In Through the Out Door - Coda
Other albums: Boxed Set - Profiled - Remasters - Boxed Set 2 - The Complete Studio Recordings - BBC Sessions - ' - ' - How the West Was Won
Films: The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin DVD
Songs: "The Battle of Evermore" - "Dazed and Confused" - "Stairway To Heaven" - "When the Levee Breaks"
Other: Peter Grant - Swan Song Records