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Released: August 15, 1979

Rating: 3.461 (average of 19 ratings)

Genre: classic hard rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. In the Evening [6:51]
  2. South Bound Saurez (Jones/Plant) [4:14]
  3. Fool in the Rain [6:12]
  4. Hot Dog (Page/Plant) [3:17]
  5. Carouselambra [10:34]
  6. All My Love (Jones/Plant) [5:56]
  7. I’m Gonna Crawl [5:30]

Songs written by Jones/Page/Plant unless noted otherwise.

Total Running Time: 42:25


sales in U.S. only 6 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 300,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 10 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 7
peak on U.K. album chart 1 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Fool in the Rain (12/22/79) #21 US


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

In Through the Out Door
Led Zeppelin
“Somewhere between Presence and In Through the Out Door, disco, punk, and new wave had overtaken rock & roll, and Led Zeppelin chose to tentatively embrace these pop revolutions, adding synthesizers to the mix and emphasizing John Bonham's inherent way with a groove. The album's opening number, In the Evening, with its stomping rhythms and heavy, staggered riffs, suggests that Zeppelin haven't deviated from their course, but by the time the rolling shuffle of South Bound Suarez kicks into gear, it's apparent that they've regained their sense of humor. After ‘South Bound Suarez,’ the group tries a variety of styles, whether it's an overdriven homage to Bakersfield county called Hot Dog, the layered, Latin-tinged percussion and pianos of Fool in the Rain, or the slickly seductive ballad All My Love. Carouselambra, a lurching, self-consciously ambitious synth-driven number, and the slow blues I'm Gonna Crawl aren't quite as impressive as the rest of the album, but the record was a graceful way to close to Zeppelin's career, even if it wasn't intended as the final chapter” (Erlewine).

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Last updated March 28, 2008.