8 de novembro de 2008

Led Zeppelin IV completa 37 anos e é homenageado no Blog do Lobo

Zoso é como chamam os 4 símbolos que nomeiaam o quarto disco do Led Zeppelin
Capa original do disco Led Zeppelin IVO quarto álbum da banda de rock britânica Led Zeppelin foi lançado em 8 de Novembro de 1971 e completa hoje 37 anos de história. Por esta razão, o Blog do Lobo rende sua homenagem aos quatro músicos fabulosos que escreveram as melhores páginas do livro do Rock and Roll.

Esse disco não possui um título oficial e é habitualmente chamado de Led Zeppelin IV. Os catálogos da Atlantic Records costumam usar Four Symbols (Quatro Símbolos) e The Fourth Album (O Quarto Álbum). O guitarrista Jimmy Page frequentemente refere-se ao álbum como Led Zeppelin IV, enquanto Robert Plant designa-o de "o quarto álbum".

É um dos discos mais bem sucedidos da história, com mais de 37 milhões de cópias vendidas em todo o mundo.

Oito pérolas compõem esta verdadeira obra prima:

lista das 8 músicas do disco Led Zeppelin IV mais o símbolo da cantora convidada Sandy Denny1. "Black Dog" (Page/Plant/Jones) – 4:57
2. "Rock and Roll" (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham) – 3:40
3. "The Battle Of Evermore" (Page/Plant) – 5:52
4. "Stairway to Heaven" (Page/Plant) – 8:03
5. "Misty Mountain Hop" (Page/Plant/Jones) – 4:38
6. "Four Sticks" (Page/Plant) – 4:45
7. "Going To California" (Page/Plant) – 3:31
8. "When The Levee Breaks" (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham/Memphis Minnie) – 7:08



Esse disco tem duas peculiaridades muito interessantes:

1) A música "The Battle of Evermore" é a única de todo o extenso repertório da banda que tem a participação de um convidado. Aliás, uma convidada: a cantora folk inglesa Sandy Denny que divide os vocais com Plant no disco e ganhou sua própria insígnia na capa (três triângulos, amplie a imagem).

2) A música "When the Levee Breaks", que encerra o disco, é creditada a todos do grupo e à própria autora, Memphis Minnie, uma vez que já caiu em domínio público.

Selecionei quatro vídeos entre as músicas do álbum para ilustrar esta homenagem. São elas:

Rock and Roll
Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham


It's been a long time since I rock-and-rolled
It's been a long time since I did the Stroll
Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back, let me get it back
mm-baby, where I come from
It's been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time
Yes, it has

It's been a long time since the book of love
I can't count the tears of a life with no love
A-carry me back, carry me back, carry me back
mm-baby, where I come from,whoa-whoa, whoa-oh-oh-hoh
Its been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time
Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

Hoh, it's been so long since we walked in the moonlight
a-making vows that just can't work right
Haw-haw, yeah, open your arms, open your arms, open your arms
Baby let my love come runinng in, a-yeah
It's been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.

Yeah, hey, yay, hey, yeah, hey, yeah, hey
Ooh, yeah, ooh-ooh, yeah, ooh-ooh, yeah, ooh-ooh, yeah
It's been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time



The Battle of Evermore
Page/Plant


Queen of Light took her bow, And then she turned to go,
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom, And walked the night alone.

Oh, dance in the dark of night, Sing to the morning light.
The dark Lord rides in force tonight, And time will tell us all.

Oh, throw down your plow and hoe, Rest not to lock your homes.

Side by side we wait the might of the darkest of them all.

I hear the horses' thunder down in the valley below,
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon, waiting for the eastern glow.

The apples of the valley hold, The seeds of happiness,
The ground is rich from tender care, Repay, do not forget, no, no.
Dance in the dark of night, sing to the morning light.

The apples turn to brown and black, The tyrant's face is red.

Oh war is the common cry, Pick up your swords and fly.
The sky is filled with good and bad that mortals never know.

Oh, well, the night is long, the beads of time pass slow,
Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow.

The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath,
The drums will shake the castle wall, the ringwraiths ride in black, Ride on.

Sing as you raise your bow, shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night that lights the face so cold.

Oh dance in the dark of night, Sing to the morning light.
The magic runes are writ in gold to bring the balance back. Bring it back.

At last the sun is shining, The clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness, the sunlight blinds his eyes.

Ooh, Bring it back, Bring it back...

Going to California
Page/Plant


Spent my days with a woman unkind, Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.
Made up my mind to make a new start, Going To California with an aching in my heart.
Someone told me there's a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they'all are the same.
The sea was red and the sky was grey,I wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
as the children of the sun began to awake.

Seems that the wrath of the Gods
Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow;
I think I might be sinking.
Throw me a line if I reach it in time
I'll meet you up there where the path
Runs straight and high.

To find a queen without a king,
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings... la la la la
Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn
Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems.

Stairway to Heaven
Page/Plant



There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying the stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying the stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying the stairway to heaven.

2 comentários:

  1. Aproveitei para recordar Stairway to Heaven desse disco que possuo, além de mais um ou dois do Led Zeppelin. No entanto outras eram minhas prioridades. Tenho muita coisa do Pink Floyd, Genesis e Rush.

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  2. Olá Luiz, também gosto muito do Pink Floyd e do Genesis, duas bandas essenciais, assim como o Rush. Percebo que você curte um progressivo! Aqui vou tentando alinhavar uma história que não tem fim e é repleta de ramificações e que eu adoro! Um forte abraço!

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