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M. Ward, Chris Walla tapped for Led Zeppelin tribute

on September 08, 2010, 3:59pm

To be honest, the independent music scene in Portland, Oregon isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think Led Zeppelin. Kick ass rock music and calls for a reunion are though. So is a $691 book. But thanks to the folks at Jealous Butcher Records, you may also soon associate the iconic UK outfit with the likes of M. Ward and Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla.

These independent musicians and more — including The Long Winters, Loch Lomond, Laura Viers, Portland Cello Project, and Nick Jaina — have covered Led Zeppelin classics for an upcoming tribute album titled From The Land of Ice And Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin. So, for example, Mr. Ward tackled “Bron-Yr-Aur”, while Walla did “In The Evening”.  And for those wondering, Kelly Blair Bauman handled “Stairway to Heaven”.

The 33-track, 2-disc set will arrive starting October 12th and will be available on a double gatefold CD. Also included will be artwork created by Carson Ellis of The Decemberists. You can find the complete tracklist below and artwork to your top right.

What’s more, a percentage of proceeds from sales of the compilation will go to First Octave, a music education-based organization that believes that consistent music education fosters creative as well as intellectual values and is essential to a balanced core curriculum in schools.

From The Land of Ice And Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin Tracklist:
Disc 1:
01. Kind of Like Spitting: “Good Times Bad Times”
02. The Clampitt Family: “Babe, I’m Going To Leave You”
03. Portland Cello Project: “Dazed and Confused”
04. Nick Jaina: “Your Time Is Gonna Come”
05. Fuck’d upright: “Whole Lotta Love”
06. Adam Selzer: “Poor Tom”
07. Carcrashlander: “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”
08. Kaia: “Fool In The Rain”
09. Dan Jones: “Thank You”
10. Lackthereof feat. Pete McCracken: “Heartbreaker”
11. Knock Knock: “Moby Dick”
12. Super XX Man: “Out on the Tiles”
13. Amy Annelle & The Shishi Mountain Boys: “Friends”
14. Jeff London: “Tangerine”
15. Arch Cape: “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp”
16. Weinland: “Hey Hey What Can I Do”
17. Chris Walla: “In The Evening”

Disc 2:
18. Lana Rebel: “Black Dog”
19. Pellet Gun: “Rock and Roll”
20. Tu Fawning: “The Battle of Evermore”
21. Kelly Blair Bauman: “Stairway To Heaven”
22. Buellton: “Misty Mountain Top”
23. Rebecca Gates and the Consortium: “Four Sticks”
24. Johanna Kunin and Yikes Mountain: “Over The Hills and Far Away”
25. Testface: “No Quarter”
26. Laura Viers and Mount Analog: “The Ocean”
27. Beltdine: “Houses of the Holy”
28. Loch Lomond: “Kashmir”
29. The Long Winters: “In The Light”
30. M. Ward: “Bron-Yr-Aur”
31. Power of Country: “Down By The Seaside”
32. Parks and Recreation: “All My Love”
33. Dave Depper: “I’m Gonna Crawl”

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