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Led Zeppelin - 'The Rain Song' (Official Audio)

It is the springtime of my loving
The second season I am to know
You are the sunlight in my growing
So little warmth I've felt before
It isn't hard to feel me glowing
I watched the fire that grew so low, ooh, oh

It is the summer of my smiles
Flee from me, keepers of the gloom
Speak to me only with your eyes
It is to you I give this tune
Ain't so hard to recognize, oh
These things are clear to all
From time to time, ooh
Oh, oh

Ah, talk, talk, talk, talk
I've felt the coldness of my winter
I never thought it would ever go
I cursed the gloom that set upon us,
Upon us, upon us
But I know that I love you so, oh, oh
But I know that I love you so

These are the seasons of emotion
And like the winds they rise and fall
This is the wonder of devotion
I see the torch we all must hold
This is the mystery of the quotient quotient
Ah, upon us all,
Upon us all a little rain must fall
Just a little rain, oh yeah
Uh, ooh, yeah yeah yeah

Led Zeppelin - 'The Rain Song'
Προ μηνός συμπληρώθηκε μισός αιώνας από την κυκλοφορία του μουσικού δίσκου των Led Zeppelin "Houses of the Holy". Το πέμπτο full length album της θρυλικής μπάντας ηχογραφήθηκε από τον Δεκέμβριο του 1971 έως τον Αύγουστο του 1972 και κυκλοφόρησε στις 28 Μαρτίου 1973.

Το δεύτερο τραγούδι της πρώτης πλευράς του βινυλίου ήταν και το μεγαλύτερο σε διάρκεια, το "The Rain Song", για το οποίο ο Jimmy Page έχει πει σχετικά:

«My original idea for the opening tracks for ‘Houses of the Holy’ was that a short overture would be a rousing instrumental introduction with layered electric guitars that would segue in to ’The Seasons’, later to be titled ‘The Rain Song’.

Again there would be a contrasting acoustic guitar instrumental movement with melotron that could lead to the first vocal of the album and the first verse of the song.

‘The Seasons’ was a memo to myself as a reminder of the sequence of the song and various ideas I’d had for it in its embryonic stage. I’d worked on it over one evening at home.

During the routining of the overture now titled ‘The Plumpton and Worcester Races’, the half time section was born and the overture shaped in to the song, ‘The Song Remains The Same’.

These rehearsals were done in Puddle Town on the River Piddle in Dorset, UK. The first set of recordings were done at Olympic Studios with George Chkiantz.

We then came to record at Stargroves, Sir Mick Jagger’s country home, and, like Headley Grange, with the Rolling Stones recording truck.

‘The Song Remains The Same’ was played on a Fender 12 string, the same one used on Becks Bolero, with my trusty Les Paul number 1 on overdubs in a standard turning.

The ‘Rain Song’ was an unorthodox tuning on acoustic and electric guitars. On live shows, it became a work-out feature for the double neck.»

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