"From Robert Plant's lascivious howling on the blues romp "Black Dog" to folk singer Sandy Denny trading verses with Plant amid plinking mandolin on "The Battle of Evermore," and from the churning boogie-woogie of "Rock and Roll" to the guitar sludge of "Four Sticks" – all of which coalesced on "Stairway to Heaven" – the band never arrived at a better balance of their otherwise disparate interests.
The latest reissue of the album spotlights its sonic depth, thanks to illuminative remastering by guitarist-producer Jimmy Page, and, on the deluxe edition, alternate mixes of each track. A darker-sounding "Stairway to Heaven," mixed in L.A., illustrates its mournfulness, a hypnotically instrumental "The Battle of Evermore" somehow makes the song more meditative and a stockier, drum-rattling "When the Levee Breaks" flexes its blues power. This time, all that glitters surely is gold."
"When rich speculators prosper While farmers lose their land; when government officials spend money on weapons instead of cures; when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible while the poor have nowhere to turn- all this is robbery and chaos. It is not in keeping with the Tao." - Tao Te Ching 53 http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9/phalsall/texts/taote-v3.html#53
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In today’s interconnected and globalized world, it is now commonplace for people of dissimilar world views, faiths and races to live side by side. It is a matter of great urgency, therefore, that we find ways to cooperate with one another in a spirit of mutual acceptance and respect.