Stairway To Heaven

(Jimmy Page & Robert Plant)

Original version(s)

 

FZ album(s) in which song has appeared

 

Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1)

 

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Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1988: The US and European portions of the tour each gives us a different version of this surprise cover tune. For the US dates, the song is essentially arranged as the original, Led Zeppelin version is arranged. Keneally begins the tune solo on guitar, playing the tune it has appeared on radio stations for the past 25 years. Eventually, Frank and the rest of the band join in, with tasty guitar licks, the arranged horn bits, and the typical drum parts. For the European dates, we get the full band reggae treatment, which is documented on TBBYNHIYL. For the entire tour, Page's guitar solo is given the hilarious arranged-for-horn treatment, with the remainder of the song performed as on TBBYNHIYL. Throughout the tour, apparently whenever Frank felt like it, he would step up, perform a tasty guitar solo, and generally put Page to shame before the horn section would proceed with its amusing solo rendition. This is the most frequently performed song of the tour, and an always satisfying way to help conclude each show.

 

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