Heart – Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

I personally am a frustrated musician, as really wish it was my full time job and maybe envy those musicians who do not have to sit in an office all day, and be paid to have fun. Apart from this, I am definately a lover of the “big sound”, where rock joins with choir, orchestra and band to create more than sound, an orchestrated convergence of instruments, rythm and voice which makes your hair stand on end, a total bliss which resonates throughout your entire soul and being.

There have been some mighty honorable renditions of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, but my personal opinion,this is one of the best. Played by Heart (Nancy & Ann Wilson) at The Kennedy Centers Honours ceremony on Dec 2, 2012,in front of the three remaining members of the legendry British Rock Band, it made Robert Plant cry tears of joy. (The band was being honored by Barack Obama alongside David Letterman and Dustin Hoffman.) Watch it and understand why: When the choir kicks in and Ann Wilson wails Plant’s famous: “And as we wind on down the road…” you might shed a tear or two yourself…

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January 22, 2013 · 5:16 am

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