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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Led Zeppelin

 

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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5 stars Stairway To Heaven is legendary and quintessential classic rock with Led Zeppelin at their best. And the real surprise on this single is the B side is another legendary song with Whole Lotta Love released from "Led Zeppelin 2".

Both are masterpieces and hallmarks of the great Led Zeppelin. The single sky rocketed them to success and the album "Led Zeppelin 4" has become one of the greatest albums of all time and in fact sits very comfortably at the top of many top 100 albums lists. The main reason is Stairway to Heaven, a song that captivates with it's spell binding lyrics about finding a way to heaven, though has dark overtones of losing the soul. The song has been played to death on radio but never loses its power.

Whole Lotta Love is infamous with a killer riff, that every guitarist knows, and a mid section that is progressive and entrancing, as there is a jazz drum section, a strange vocal that echoes toward the ears, backwards, and very weird Plantisms as he screams 'love' from the bottom end up to his highest range. There is a lot of ad libbing and crazy guitar fills here; it is quite simply a masterpiece. I rarely give a single the masterpiece status but here an exception must be made.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 5/5 |

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