When the Levee Breaks

JRC4558Dude

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If you want to play along with the recording, its definitely in F.

As to whether Pagey tuned to open F or open G, and the recording is slowed down, that I don't know.

For anyone confused about the tuning, remember that the intervals stay the same, between open G (DGDGBD) and open F (CFCFAC). So you can use the same fingerings, and it will just be a whole step lower.
 

BlueHeaven

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Had it as my ringtone for a couple of years...love it! Like blues from Saturn or something. Killer drums and some of the most mournful harp ever.
 
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Top five from Zep for my money. Pagey is playing great, and of course the drum tones slay. JPJ's playing keys too, right? Someone help me out on that.
 

b_goatman

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I just learned (via a NY Times obit) about the composer Christopher Rouse: he incorporated the beat of "Levee" into a piece entitled "Bonham".

Here's a link to the performance:
 

RDerek59

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Such a great song. There’s an uneasiness about it like: it reaches deep into my vulnerabilities and feels like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Something like that.
 

Dasein

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As I have brought my analyses on the Reality of Zep. I have pointed out the the first two albums were fantastic.But that exhausted their talents quite a bit. They couldn't follow Jeff Beck anymore, but their albums continued. There were however always one or 2 outstanding cuts amongst the filler. Funny my two favorite zep song are about water; The Levee & The Ocean
I’m going to have to disagree there boss.
 

Flogger59

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Aside from the epic drums, harp, guitars, vocals and bass, this tune would be a technical nightmare to reproduce in the analog domaine.

Everything has a different flange effect on it by the end of the song, they introduce it at different times on different sources. That must have been tedious.
 

DRS

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Aside from the epic drums, harp, guitars, vocals and bass, this tune would be a technical nightmare to reproduce in the analog domaine.


Everything has a different flange effect on it by the end of the song, they introduce it at different times on different sources. That must have been tedious.
Or challenging and exciting
 
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