Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin - Firecrackers Explosions
Label: Empress Valley Supreme Disc - EVSD 305/306 • Format: 2x, CD Unofficial Release • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
It is the opening track on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II女の涙 - Various - 船村徹作品集 ～心節～ was released in the United States, several countries in Europe, and Japan as a single; as with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the United Kingdom.
The US release became their first hit single, being certified Gold on 13 Aprilhaving sold one million copies. Parts of the song were adapted from Willie Dixon 's "You Need Love", recorded by Muddy Waters in ; originally uncredited to Dixon, a lawsuit in was settled with a payment to Dixon and credit on subsequent releases. It was placed 11 on a similar list by Rolling Stone. In it was named the third greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. The song is in compound AABA form.
Then, beginning at and lasting until the song dissolves to a free jazz -like break involving a theremin solo and a drum solo and the orgasmic moans of Robert Plant.
Audio engineer Eddie Kramer explained that he and Page experimented with mixing the album and left in some audio tape bleed through from an earlier vocal take. Upon release of the LP, radio stations looked for a track that would fit their on-air formats from the quickly successful LP with the pulsing lead track "Whole Lotta Love" being the prime contender.
However, because many radio stations saw the freeform middle section as unfit to air they simply created their own edited versions. Atlantic Records was quick to respond and in addition to the release of the regular single in the US coupled with " Living Loving Maid She's Just a Woman " from the same LP as the B-side released a version of the track with the freeform section cut and an earlier fade-out on 7 November The edited version was intended for radio station promotional release but some copies were apparently released commercially in the US and are a collector's item for fans.
The edited version was withdrawn. In the United Kingdom, Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and Sie Will Nicht Blumen Und Nicht Schokolade - Claudius Alzner Und Sein Tanzorchester* - Goldene 20-er initial copies for release on 5 Decemberbut this was cancelled by request of manager Peter Grant.
The edited version was used for the reissue, but the labels were printed with the unedited running time of In Atlantic Records released a CD-single edited to this time from the original recording of Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin - Firecrackers Explosions song. This version charted in the UK where the band had maintained control over single releases during their existence. You've got yearnin' and I got burnin' Baby you look so ho sweet and cunnin' Baby way down inside, woman you need love Woman you need love, you've got to have some love I'm gon' give you some love, I know you need love .
According to Steve Marriottthe group's vocalist and guitarist, Page and Plant attended several Small Faces gigs, where they expressed their interest in the song. Page's riff was Page's riff. It was there before anything else. I just thought, 'well, what am I going to sing?
Now happily paid for. Plastic Horizon - The Gods - Genesis the time, there was a lot of conversation about what to do. It was decided that it was so far away in time and influence that That's the game. The single entered the Billboard Hot chart on 22 November It remained on the chart for 15 weeks, peaking at no.
The song has been widely covered by many artists. It was famous in the United Kingdom for having been the theme music for the long-running television programme Top of the Pops for much of its history.
The C. The song returned as the theme Collisions - Sound Of Guns - What Came From Firethis time using a reworked version of the original Led Zeppelin guitar riff. A rewritten version of the song featured in the "London " presentation during the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing on 24 Augustwith Jimmy Page on guitar and Leona Lewis providing the vocals.
Both Lewis and the organisers requested that some of the lyrics be changed, notably "I'm gonna give you every inch of my love". Lewis felt that the line made little sense coming from a female singer.
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