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Album: No Quarter
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Released: 1994
Length: 12:10
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Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face
With stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space to be where I have been
To sit with elders of a gentle race this world has seldom seen
Who talk of days for which they sit and wait
When all will be revealed

Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace
Sounds caress my ear
Though not a word I heard could I relate
The story was quite clear, whoa-oh-hoh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh

Oooh, oh, baby, I've been flyin' No, yeah
Mama cares, ain't no denyin'
Oh, oooh yes, I've been flyin'
My mama, ain't no denyin', no denyin', no

Oh, all I see turns to brown as the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand as I scan this wasted land
Tryin' to find, tryin' to find where I've been, ah-ah, ah-ah

Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace
Like thoughts inside a dream
Who hid the path that led me to that place
With yellow desert screen
My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again
Sure as the dust that blows high in June
When movin' through Kashmir

Oh, father of the four winds, fill my sails
Across the sea of years
With no provision but an open face along the straits of fear
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh-hoh, oh, ohh

Whoa, when I'm on, when I'm on my way, yeah
When I see, when I see the way you stay, yeah-eah
Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, when I'm down, oh
Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, when I'm down, so down
Ooh, my baby, ooh, my baby, let me take you there
Oh, oh, come on, come on, oh, let me take you there
Let me take you there, woo, yeah-yeah, woo, yeah-yeah
Let me take you there, let me take you there
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 miamizsun wrote:
BTW, I saw this live in the old Miami Arena several years back. All the Indian musicians on the stage. What a treat. ;)
 
Was there as well.  Classic concert.  Bonzo was great in his day, but there is something to be said for the Srinigar rhythm section. 
 ndanger666 wrote:
Interminable. :frustrated:
 
First comment on this in eighteen years!!!  Still sounding good, RP keeps on producing great music
Interminable. :frustrated:
Music=nice / Singer=burned out
I worked both Page/Plant tours. The second was much better than the first (fewer studio musicians). Also realize that a lot of the vocals are midi-triggered because Robert does not have the range anymore. Jimmy had a studio musician playing a bunch of the leads on the first tour (prob\'ly because jimmy did the solo once in his heroin haze and never played it after the studio). The second tour was much better... I give this version an 8.5 - but you can\'t dance to it...
This is one that probably was a great one to be there live for. Still, it\'s Kashmir, one of those anthems I grew up with.
I would have thought it was just about impossible to perform this song live and make it sound compelling, but I think this version does it. A really heartfelt and played acheivement.
I would probably enjoy seeing this live, but out here in listener land, I'd have to rate the enjoyment factor on par with getting hit in the head with a shovel. :D My favorite 'fresh' version is on The Song Retains The Name II. The Ordinaries do a really cool instrumental of it.
Anyone notice that virtually every opinion expressed on this song (pro or con) references or is based on previous personal experience? Almost nobody evaluates it as a unique musical entity. So here goes my take (as if I hadn\'t heard the original a gazillion times): That singer sounds like he has asthma. Great guitar effects, though. Eastern influences, combined with western string section and a foundation of heavy metal kept me listening right to the final note.
Surprised at the response to this song/version. IMO, this blows away the original. The strings are much more dynamic than the mellotron Jones had. Michael Lee is as close to Bohnam as you can possibly get. No secret that he\'s my favorite living drummer. The new rhythm leading into the chorus is what the original should have been (man, check out Michael Lee in this section). Page\'s guitar playing here is in a different league than the original. The break in the middle with the violin solo and the Moroccan percussion is really nice. Page uses that killer self tuning Les Paul to readjust to a standard tuning to go into Black Dog at the end. Sweet. This is cool just because it really shouldn\'t be possible. Kashmir\'s tuning is nothing close to Black Dog\'s. The original has a decent riff but is way, way, way to repetitious. No creativity (with the exception of Bohnam\'s drums during the end). This went from being one of my least favorite Zeppelin songs to one of my favorite with this version.
Originally Posted by Relayer: Love it. Great new take on the song. They still own rock and roll.
They havent "owned" rock & roll since 1975
Originally Posted by beetFreeQ: Wow... - great song... I thought there just was a soundtrack song by Jimmy Page and Puff Daddy using these great string melodies, but it seems that this here ist the original song, isn't it?
You've got to be kidding....
Wow... - great song... I thought there just was a soundtrack song by Jimmy Page and Puff Daddy using these great string melodies, but it seems that this here ist the original song, isn\'t it?
Love it. Great new take on the song. They still own rock and roll.
He\'s trying to hard to show off in this song. Dave
In my erudite opinion, this version blows. When I hear the original, however, I am immediately catapulted back to my senior year in high school, in the backseat with my date. My, those days seem so long ago.
What once came naturally, sounds kinda forced, by now. Especially Plant's voice. BTW, Robert Plant has got a smart way of still (sort of) reaching the high notes. He starts in the lower register, and then climbes to them, instead of singing them at once, like he used to. All the same, the song's "conclusion", really grabs me, even listening to it through little computer speakers.
Unfortunately this song loses something coming through my puny computer speakers. This is one of the greatest live songs I\'ve ever heard, right up there with Dead Can Dance\'s Yulunga and Metallica\'s Call of Ktulu.
This song SUCKS
Seems neverending, and not in a good way!
Robert Plant\'s voice is literally like listening to nails down a chalkboard.
Originally Posted by miamizsun: BTW, I saw this live in the old Miami Arena several years back. All the Indian musicians on the stage. What a treat. ;)
That sounds great. I'm sure we are losing alot of the impact by not hearing/seeing this song live.
Oh let the sun beat down upon my face... This is cool, but only every once in a while.
BTW, I saw this live in the old Miami Arena several years back. All the Indian musicians on the stage. What a treat. ;)
timeless, classic.
Originally Posted by Leslie: I think this version would sound great after a few potent bong hits. In my current sober state of mind, it's okay, but kinda gets old like the "Space/Drums" portion of early to mid 80's Grateful Dead shows.
You are very expert on music . Salvo ( Rome,It ) :)
reminds me of my favorite line from 007:Golden Eye ... Says James Bond to Robbie Coltrane's character (Zukovsky), about the woman (Irina played by Minnie Driver) who is singing in the background at Zukovsky's club ... "...who's strangling the cat..." yes... I'd agree they butchered the song ... it wasn't so bad till they got to the end of it... and they started re-tuning their instruments :??: or ... something... cause it certainly wasn't like they were actually playing the tune at that point.. :D ;)
I think this version would sound great after a few potent bong hits. In my current sober state of mind, it\'s okay, but kinda gets old like the \"Space/Drums\" portion of early to mid 80\'s Grateful Dead shows.
Boy, they butchered this song.
Much as I love this song (and these guys) this version gets tiresome after a while... I guess you hadda be there :-\\
I agree with red. This version is like a mediocre long movie - strong in spots and lost in others. I want to like it but.....
not well done. way over the top.
Sorry, I just have heard this song WAY too many times to like it, different version or no.
Bill, you are on it. Someone asked about this yesterday (I think) and here it is.