Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham

LED ZEPPELIN                                                                   1969                                                                   Atlantic Records

An album track from Led Zeppelin II. Time - 4:14. Released in U.S.A. October 22, 1969.

Recorded at A&R Studios and Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York, USA, May 21 & July, 1969. Produced by Jimmy Page. Engineered by Eddie Kramer and
Jimmy Douglass.

It is a song about a relationsship ending prematurely, but it is not the lyrics that make this track great. The guitar solo, which was recorded at a different studio & time then the rest of the song was incerted into the track. It would be the first time Page delivered his Gibson Les Paul / Marshall Stack combination. It would be one of only two songs Led Zeppelin played during every tour from it's beginning until the end. Is this song important? Rolling Stone named it #328 in their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time; Guitar World named it's guitar solo as the 16th greatest. - Larry -


   Robert Plant - lead vocals
   Jimmy Page - guitars
   John Paul Jones - bass
   John Bonham - drums


Jimmy Page - 1998:Guitar World

"I just fancied doing it. I was always trying to do something different, or something no one else had thought of. But the interesting thing about that solo is that it was recorded after we had already finished “Heartbreaker”—it was an afterthought. That whole section was recorded in a different studio and was sort of slotted in the middle. If you notice, the whole sound of the guitar is different. ..... The solo itself was made up on the spot. I think that was one of the first things I ever played through a Marshall. I was always having trouble with amps, and Marshalls were state-of-the-art reliability. By that time I was using a Les Paul, anyway, and that was just a classic setup."

Jimmy Page - Rolling Stone

"It wasn't structured at all [laughs]. I had a start. I knew where and how I was going to begin. And I just did it. There was an amplifier [in the studio] that I was trying out. It sounded good, so I thought, "OK, take a deep breath, and play." I did three takes and chose one of them. They were all different. The solo sounds constructed - and it is, sort of, but purely of the moment. For me, a solo is something where you just fly, but within the context of the song."

YOU TUBE STUDIO TRACK YOU TUBE LYRIC VIDEO YOU TUBE LIVE 1973, Madison Square Garden, New Hork, New York YOU TUBE LIVE 1988, Atlantic Anniversary (w/Whole Lotta Love) Hey fellas have you heard the news? You know that Annie's back in town? It won't take long just watch and see How the fellas lay their money down Her style is new but the face is the same As it was so long ago But from her eyes a different smile Like that of one who knows Well it's been ten years and maybe more Since I first set eyes on you The best years of my life gone by Here I am alone and blue Some people cry and some people die By the wicked ways of love But I'll just keep on rollin' along With the grace of the Lord above People talkin' all around 'bout the way you left me flat I don't care what the people say, I know where their jive is at One thing I do have on my mind, if you can clarify please do It's the way you call me by another guy's name when I try to make love to you, yeah I try to make love but it ain't no use Give it to me, give it Work so hard I couldn't unwind Get some money saved Abuse my love a thousand times However hard I tried Heartbreaker, your time has come Can't take your evil way Go away heartbreaker Heartbreaker Heartbreaker