When The Levee Breaks

From the Album Led Zeppelin IV
November 13, 2007 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 19, 1994
  • Release Date: November 13, 2007
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 1971 Swan Song Inc.
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  • Duration: 7:07 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0011Z7M9U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,856 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie K. Nichols on June 23, 2013
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This song has such a powerful and strong opening, thanks to John Bonham's heavy-hitting drums. Jimmy Page picks you up and carries you through the song on a roller coaster ride of hot guitar licks. And of course, Robert Plant's vocals and harmonica playing evokes the passion that makes you close your eyes and not just listen to the song, but experience it, "become" it......down to the bottom of your soul, you feel the intensity that makes this one an unforgettable cruise.... a sweet wicked tune that I've always loved for 40+ years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew K Smith on January 13, 2013
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This is one of the greatest songs by the greatest rock band that ever existed. If you only buy one Led Zeppelin song, it should be this one.
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By rocketfuel on October 8, 2013
The members of Led Zeppelin were intense about the roots of their music and the Classic American Blues era was one of their main influences. When the Levee Breaks is a classic Blues song from 1929 written by Blues legends Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie. It is about the most destructive flood in American history--the overflowing Mississippi River disaster in 1927 which had a huge impact on the people in the Delta, particularly many black people whose life as sharecroppers came to an end. This cover version of the song is a hard driving, rock version of the classic which gave the song huge new life. It's impossible to forget once you've heard it.
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By conan on November 5, 2012
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I know Led IV has some of the best music in the history of classic rock, but Levee has grown to my favorite Zep song. I know lots of other songs in the Zeppelin catalog get much more airplay and attention, but this track is hypnotic. The rhythmic drumming from Bonham, the eerie harmonica and masterful lyrics from Plant along with the virtuoso guitar from Page and Jones bass and Hammond organ blend well and provide a classic that doesn't get much attention when Stairway is on the same album.
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By R. Gonzalez on February 21, 2014
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I'd never heard this song until a few years ago, in the middle of the night, when I was driving through Augusta, Georgia to visit some old friends in Aiken. Suddenly, this song came on and immediately I was hooked. This is probably my favorite Zeppelin song over even Kashmir.
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By Margo Painter on October 5, 2013
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A good old Zeppelin song.
Brings back old memories & emotions.
Day's when you could relate to the music.
Rock & Roll never dies.
I have this on a album, now it is in the cloud.
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The greatest rock 'n' roll song ever recorded. bar none!!!! When the dust settles, this song will stand tall as the greatest rock recording ever made.
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By iouzero on February 11, 2014
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Really now, would I have bought this thing if I didn't think it was a five star number? It's all a matter of taste, anyway, isn't it?
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