Guitar Player is pleased to present “Sugar Mama,” a long-lost Led Zeppelin track that will be included on the upcoming deluxe reissue of Coda.
The song was recorded during the 1968 sessions for the band’s 1969 debut album and features a driving beat and an insistent rhythm guitar riff. Jimmy Page also plays a second, heavily reverberated guitar that provides some ghostly lead lines and solo work.
Though the song has been available on bootlegs for years, it’s finally getting a legitimate release as a bonus track on the deluxe Coda, which comes out July 31.
Coda was originally released in 1982 and features outtakes spanning Led Zeppelin’s career. The new set will come with two additional discs of unreleased songs, including “If It Keeps on Raining,” “Four Hands,” “St. Tristan’s Sword” and “Desire.” It will also present an early recording of “When the Levee Breaks”—the final track on 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV—and recordings that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page made together during their 1972 trip to India.
In addition to the expanded Coda set, July 31 will see the release of deluxe editions of 1976’s Presence and 1979’s In Through the Out Door. These are the last of Led Zeppelin’s nine original studio albums to be reissued.