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#1250565 - Fri Nov 22 2019 07:17 PM Stairway To Heaven
gtho4 Offline
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Here's a live version I stumbled across last night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFxOaDeJmXk

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Heart - Stairway to Heaven (Live at Kennedy Center Honors)

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, along with Jason Bonham, playing Stairway to Heaven as a tribute for Led Zeppelin on Dec. 2, 2012 at Kennedy Center.

The three of the four Led Zeppelin band members were in the audience. Bonham's son was on drums.
One word summary: wow!

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#1250566 - Fri Nov 22 2019 07:51 PM Re: Stairway To Heaven
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Nice. A timeless 70s song. The great thing about it is it has a fantastic melody. It isn't just screaming into the mic with a pounding beat.

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#1250593 - Fri Nov 22 2019 11:36 PM Re: Stairway To Heaven
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Originally Posted By: gtho4
Here's a live version I stumbled across last night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFxOaDeJmXk

Quote:
Heart - Stairway to Heaven (Live at Kennedy Center Honors)

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, along with Jason Bonham, playing Stairway to Heaven as a tribute for Led Zeppelin on Dec. 2, 2012 at Kennedy Center.

The three of the four Led Zeppelin band members were in the audience. Bonham's son was on drums.
One word summary: wow!


The Wilson sisters have covered quite a few Zeppelin songs under the name "The Lovemongers". There are a couple of them on the "Singles" motion picture soundtrack. I think they do a great job on all their stuff. :-)

But I might be just slightly partial to Ann Wilson's voice.







Edited by DireWolf74 (Fri Nov 22 2019 11:44 PM)
Edit Reason: Bananas!
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#1250635 - Sat Nov 23 2019 07:50 AM Re: Stairway To Heaven
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far out, I've just spent the evening on youtube watching The Lovemongers. I wasn't aware they sang under that moniker. I watched them do The Battle of Evermore three times :-)


[ this is Stairway at the Kennedy Center in HD, which I found a couple of hours ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecVoF8OVWts ]

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#1250643 - Sat Nov 23 2019 08:15 AM Re: Stairway To Heaven
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Originally Posted By: gtho4
far out, I've just spent the evening on youtube watching The Lovemongers. I wasn't aware they sang under that moniker. I watched them do The Battle of Evermore three times :-)


[ this is Stairway at the Kennedy Center in HD, which I found a couple of hours ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecVoF8OVWts ]


Yes! "The Battle of Evermore" is my favorite cover that they do. They absolutely kill it on that one. Nancy on the acoustic guitar!

Glad I could turn you on to their little side project. There are a lot of bands that do that. Make a few records or perform some gigs under a different name.




Edited by DireWolf74 (Sat Nov 23 2019 08:36 AM)
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#1250644 - Sat Nov 23 2019 08:31 AM Re: Stairway To Heaven
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My favorite thing about "Stairway" has always been the tempo change later in the song. There is another band that I love that used this same sped up tempo on the outro of one of their songs.

I always tell people that this band is very much like Zeppelin in the sonic sense. Same kind of atmosphere in their music. Their guitar player and drummer in particular are two of my favorite musicians.

I'll let you compare the two songs and see if you agree with me.

"Stairway to Heaven"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbhCPt6PZIU


"Three Days"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbhCPt6PZIU


Also, check out the 12 string Gibson Firebird that Perry is playing. They are very rare. I think that they only made them for two years, '67 and '68.
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