All these years later it's still worn out for you? I hope that doesn't happen to me. I get burnt out on stuff, especially when I couldn't avoid classic rock radio, but I take a break from it for a couple years and then it's usually better for most things.Yup, the old record player....... When I was living offbase with 3 Navy buds(71-72), we would put a stack of LP's on this old stereo console at night, but One guy always stacked the deck. The last album would just play over and over all night, and it was Madman Across The Water. There are some good tunes on that LP, but I can't listen to it anymore. We wore out quite a few Zep albums in that apartment!
I honestly don't hear any real melody in the guitar part for the Spirit song. It's just descending chords. If there is a melody it is played by the violins with their swells.
Could the lyric "spirit" be alluding to this...