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Записана в 1972 в Stargroves, England
на передвижной студии The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.
Инженер Эдди Крамер (Eddie Kramer).
Смикширована Кейтом Харвудом (Keith Harwood) на студии Olympic Studios.
Впервые выпущена 28 марта 1973 на альбоме «Houses Of The Holy» (Atlantic 19130).
Выпускалась также 6 мая 1990 года на сборнике «Box Set» (Atlantic 82144) , 6 октября 1993 года на сборнике «The Complete Studio Recordings» (Atlantic 82526) и 5 августа 1997 года на сборнике «Remasters» (Atlantic).
Houses Of The Holy Box Set The Complete Studio Recordings Remasters


Заимствование
The beginning of the song, and the layered chords that give the song its impetus is a very similar effect to that used by Jimmy on the Yardbird‘s song «Tinket Tailor Soldier Sailor» from the «Little Games» album. The resemblance is quite apparent even to a casual listener, and, the song also features some early experimentation from Jimmy with the violin bow, which was to become his trademark in later years. The violin bow also appears on another track from that album, «Glimpses».


Название
Originally titled «The Overture» when it was an instrumental before Robert added lyrics. This song was also known as «The Campaign» at one point.


Содержание
Zeppelin’s tribute to world music, and the varieties they experienced on their travels.



Текст

I had a dream. Crazy dream.
Anything I wanted to know, any place I needed to go

Hear my song. People won't you listen now? Sing along.
You don't know what you're missing now.
Any little song that you know
Everything that's small has to grow.
And it has to grow!

California sunlight, sweet Calcutta rain
Honolulu starbright - the song remains the same. 

Sing out Hare Hare, dance the Hoochie Koo.
City lights are oh so bright, as we go sliding… sliding… sliding through.


Переводы

Перевод Ильи Кормильцева
Перевод на украинский Павла Лехновського
Перевод компании Софтел
Перевод Анны Piano

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