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Σάββατο, 10 Μαΐου 2008

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven [1971]

Σήμερα άφησα την παρακάτω ιστορία μου από τα παλιά, σαν σχόλιο σε post στο blog του φίλου Archimidis P., Retro (Rock 'n' Roll Circus):

"Αρχές 10ετιας του 80, εποχή της εφηβείας μου, σε κάποιο θερινό σινεμά της γειτονιάς μου της Ν.Φιλαδέλφειας.
Δεν έχω κλείσει μάτι την προηγούμενη.
Θα έβλεπα σε εικόνα τους Led Zeppelin.
The Song Remains The Same. Θεϊκό.
Και το Stairway To Heaven. Ονειρικό
Απλησίαστο για την εποχή.
Ξεκινάει η ταινία όλα καλά, ο ήχος χάλια, η εικόνα αρκετές γραμμές.
Δεν μασάμε...
Περνάει η ώρα η κρίσιμη στιγμή πλησιάζει, παίρνει ο Page την διπλή κιθάρα, ξεκινάει τις πρώτες νότες,οι γραμμές γίνονται αμέτρητες, ασπρίζει η οθόνη, κραπ κρουπ και μπουμ και κατευθείαν στο επόμενο τραγούδι.
Χαμός.
Ο χασάπης...
Τελικά το είδα 5-6 χρόνια αργότερα..."


Led Zeppelin λοιπον, 1973 και Stairway To Heaven, live από το Madison Square Garden της Νέας Υόρκης, μέσα από το Soundtrack της ταινίας The Song Remains The Same(1976).





Τραγούδι που πρωτοσυναντήσαμε στο album, Led Zeppelin IV του 1971.






album version


Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven [1971]
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying the stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying the stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying the stairway to heaven.

Led Zeppelin: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/