Presence is the seventh studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on March 31, 1976.
This album was conceived after Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant sustained serious injuries from a car accident on the Greek island of Rhodes on August 5, 1975, which postponed a planned 1975/1976 world tour by the band. At this point, Led Zeppelin were arguably at the height of their popularity. Plant recalls:During a convalescent period on both the Channel Island of Jersey and in Malibu, California, Plant, with Jimmy Page, had written enough material for rehearsals to begin at Hollywood's SIR Studio. The album was subsequently recorded within three weeks at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany, with Plant in a wheelchair. This was the fastest recording turnaround time achieved by the band since their d├ębut album. The rushed recording sessions were in part a result of Led Zeppelin having booked the studio immediately prior to The Rolling Stones, who we