Led Zeppelin, ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Led Zeppelin, 'Stairway to Heaven'



Writers: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Producer: Page
Released: Nov. ’71, Atlantic

All epic anthems must measure themselves against “Stairway to Heaven,” the cornerstone of Led Zeppelin IV. The acoustic intro sounds positively Elizabethan, thanks to John Paul Jones’ recorder solo and Plant’s fanciful lyrics, which were partly inspired by Lewis Spence’s historical tome Magic Arts in Celtic Britain. Over eight minutes, the song morphs into a furious Page solo that storms heaven’s gate. Page said the song “crystallized the essence of the band. It had everything there and showed us at our best. It was a milestone. Every musician wants to do something of lasting quality, something which will hold up for a long time. We did it with ‘Stairway.'”

Led Zeppelin, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ was last modified: dicembre 13th, 2014 by Radio Rock Revolution

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