Stairway to Heaven (Live At The Kennedy Center Honors)
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Stairway to Heaven (Live At The Kennedy Center Honors)

January 15, 2013

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Stairway to Heaven (Live At The Kennedy Center Honors)

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  • Original Release Date: January 15, 2013
  • Label: Heart General Partnership
  • Copyright: Copyright 2012, The John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts. All Rights Reserved.
  • Duration: 7:58 minutes
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  • ASIN: B00B59OY48
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,215 Paid in MP3 Songs (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Songs)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Voice in Rock. February 3, 2013
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It's no surprise to anyone with ears that Ann Wilson had the greatest voice in rock. But to maintain that standard at 62 years of age - is phenomenal. This, ladies and gentlemen, is how rock-n-roll is supposed to sound.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing!!! March 26, 2013
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Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart hit it out of the park with this cover of a Led Zeppelin classic. I own this song and Led Zeppelin's "Live at OC3" Reunion CD. Listened to both versions of the song many times and this "Live" version has more energy and "Heart" then the Led Zeppelin version from 2007.

The ending of the song will give you chills.

From Forbes Magazine 12/27/ 2012.

Jack Black delivered the introduction to the Zeppelin segment, calling them "the best band ever." This was followed by performances of Zeppelin classics by the Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, and Lenny Kravitz. There was some excellent musicianship displayed, but frankly it was tough for any of the lead singers to truly come close to matching Plant's unique singing style.

But then Ann and Nancy Wilson came on stage for the finale, an inspiring "bring down the house" version of "Stairway to Heaven", with Jason Bonham on drums. said of the moment:

In a performance that had Robert Plant on the verge of tears, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart sang `Stairway to Heaven' as the finale of a star-studded musical tribute to Led Zeppelin during the Kennedy Center Honors, which were broadcast last night (Dec. 26) on CBS.

It seems like about 3,000 people were on stage during this performance, with the Wilson sisters joined by late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's son Jason on drums, as well as a gigantic house band featuring string and horn sections and what appeared to be two different vocal choirs.

As anyone who's seen their frequent live performances of `Rock and Roll` or `The Battle of Evermore` can tell you, the Wilson sisters know how to play Led Zeppelin live. From the moment they began, all eyes and ears were focused on Ann Wilson, and she knocked this one out of the park, leaving John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and a clearly misty Plant with big smiles on their faces as they watched from the balcony."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars same old goosebumps! February 4, 2013
By squire
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Hard to believe there are people who watch and see this as anything but a touching,humble,genuine tribute to arguably the greatest Rock band ever and their lasting love and memory of a friend lost.the wilson's and jason&band(amazing!)play this great song as good as it gets,you can see Jimmy is loving the guitar parts and the solo is the best i have heard in years.can only imagine what is was like live.full choir,horns,great singing,awesome band,compared to whats out there today their is no tiring of this rare moment in music.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!!! February 5, 2013
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This is so good I can't stop listening to it. They did a great job. Had to buy this one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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When I have listened to certain music on my extremely high quality sound system I have been been moved to tears a few times.

One such time was listening to a live set by Lenny Kravitz and the second time was listening to this version of Stairway to Heaven by Heart.

Special treat was seeing John Bonham’s son Jason rocking out on drums for them. My favorite part of this song is around 4:19 when Heart is backed by the Joyce Garrett Youth Choir- absolutely powerful addition!

I am so proud to call myself a Seattleite and mention Ann and Nancy Wilson in the same sentence! Wow these are the Queens and Goddesses of Rock! I saw them perform live in Seattle a few years ago (2006) and was blown away by Ann's voice!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHO KNEW April 13, 2014
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I caught the performance by "Heart" at the Kennedy Center Honors, hearing the music of the Musicians being honored ("Led Zeppelin" ?) for the first time. I love the song, as done by the sisters, the musicians and the choir as much as the surviving members of the original "Zeppelins" did. They appeared to be blown away by the production's successful innovative style. The Choir is a masterful stroke. I watch my video of the show frequently.
Oh, BTW, I'm a big fan of Yo Yo Mas who obviously enjoyed the show, as much as the huge audience which, joined by the performers, gave a huge "Standing O".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just WOW January 11, 2014
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OK, the thing here is that I HATE covers, 98% of the time they are embarrassing at best when compared to the original but this was an amazing performance and it all worked. It is not better than the original (I can't even imagine that) but it is the best cover I have ever seen and there have been many and most were horrible. Go watch this performance on YouTube and then you will be back to buy this, trust me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ann Wilson -- WOW !!! March 20, 2013
By jkw
And Wilson still has it!!! She was simply fantastic. And who ever played guitar was incredible. What a tribute to the best rock 'n roll band ever.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this rendition!
Heart does an amazing job with this song. They are the only band that could redo this song and do it justice.
Published 2 days ago by Cheryl Septer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome rendition of Led Zeppelin's original version
The background choirs added a lot of "soul" to the song. They brought the house down at the Kennedy Center and my eyes were as teared up as Robert Plant's and Jimmy Page's. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Yarii
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tribute to Led Zeppelin
If you enjoy both Heart and Led Zeppelin, you're in for a treat ... Heart performed a moving rendition of Stairway to Heaven, if you don't own it - you should!
Published 17 days ago by JB
5.0 out of 5 stars It was pure perfection...Emotional, Soulful and Heavenly
I have watched this so many times I've lost count... It should go down as one of the greatest tributes ever done. Ann Wilson brought tears and chills at the same time. Read more
Published 25 days ago by L. Esp..
5.0 out of 5 stars Best cover of this song
This has to be the best cover of this song of all time. I am amazed every time Iisten to it.
Published 29 days ago by Byron Blank
5.0 out of 5 stars Stairway to Heaven
Fantastic performance and video! Recommend to any fans of any of the artists. Nice venue for the performance as well!
Published 29 days ago by Catherine Webster
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot stop listening
I have had it on repeat since I downloaded it two days will continue to be there. LOVE IT.
Published 1 month ago by Jeannine N. Silis
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great covers ever
There are not a lot of good LedZep covers. This one is awesome. The quality of the mp3 is good. Heart hit a home run with this one.
Published 2 months ago by S. Z. Horvath
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutley Brilliant Performance
The musicians on this version are unbelievable, respect to all who played on it, Led Zeppelin were proud and you must see the video of it!
Published 2 months ago by Sheri
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings a tear to your eye
Very kool to watch the members of Led Zeppelin as they listen to this incredible singer. See is one of the best voices of our time.
Published 2 months ago by Bluechablis
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