}}"No Quarter" is the seventh song on English rock band Led Zeppelin's fifth album Houses of the Holy, released in 1973. It was written by bassist/keyboard John Paul Jones, guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant.
"No Quarter" was recorded in 1972 at Island Studios, London. It was engineered by Andy Johns and also mixed by Johns at Olympic Studios, London. The version that made it to the album evolved out of a faster version they recorded earlier at Headley Grange, an old mansion in East Hampshire, England. Jimmy Page applied vari-speed to drop the whole song a semi-tone, in order to give it a thicker and more intense mood.Brad Tolinski and Greg Di Bendetto, "Light and Shade", Guitar World, January 1998.The title is derived from the military practice of fighting to the death. When quarter was given, the defeated army had the option to pay the victor a ransome to spare their lives. Hence "No Quarter" indicates a battle to the death.From 1973 onwards, "No Quarter" be
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