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Kashmir (track) by Led Zeppelin

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Kashmir
Kashmir by Led Zeppelin (1975)
From the album Physical Graffiti (track #6)
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Kashmir appears on the following album(s) by Led Zeppelin:

Physical Graffiti (this album) (1975), Mothership (compilation) (2007), Remasters (compilation) (1990), The Complete Studio Recordings (compilation) (1993), Celebration Day (2012), Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume Two (compilation) (2000), Led Zeppelin (Box Set) (compilation) (1990), Early Days & Latter Days (compilation) (2002), Led Zeppelin X Led Zeppelin (compilation) (2018), An Introduction To Led Zeppelin (compilation) (2018).

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An eastern epic. Everything is on-point on this song - the guitar work, the bass, the vocals, and especially drumming. It's what Bonham is not doing - match the guitar chords - that makes this song special. The drums are slightly out of synch with the guitar, giving it this unique feeling too it.
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Definitive Zeppelin, just an absolutely epic song.
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An anomaly of a song. One that truly transports you to a setting. Hats off to Zeppelin for this one.
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Well if the goosebumps this gives me are anything to go by, this song is a masterpiece.
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This song is beautiful. Their best, along with Stairway. I love how it's not just the usual guitar bass and drums but they added the violins and stuff. It's magnificent.
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Plant has called "Kashmir" Led Zeppelin's best work, and it's well deserved
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It's no wonder that Led Zeppelin's visit to India in 1972 and trek across the northern Sahara desert, Morocco, in 1973, would expose the band members to Old World instrumentation, tuning, musical style, and culture. Ironically, it was on route from Goulimine to the National Festival of Folklore in Morocco that this track was developed, not in India on route to Kashmir. What Page considered a "waste land" before his eyes was his inspiration for "Driving to Kashmir", later to be shortened to "Kashmir".

Kashmir, itself, is a lush and fertile land in north India, along the Himalayan Mountain Range, so it's easy to get the analogy that while in the middle of the Saharan on route to a prettier place that Plant would conceive of a travel through the most inhospitable of conditions imaginable with the end goal of arriving somewhere worth seeing and experiencing first-hand.

The spectacular thing about this peace is its symphonic approach to the riff and the marked influence of various Moroccan and Indian music styling. From one of the catchiest riffs in rock history, to Plant's slightly cryptic lyrics and powerful vocals, to the African beats and Afro-Asian melody and progressions, the piece is often perceived a "classic" of rock repertoire, and considered one of Led Zeppelin's greatest musical contributions, by critics, fans, and the band members alike.

The imagery that the piece invokes envelopes the listener in a soundscape, essentially, transporting him or her on the journey, as if he or she is partaking in the experience. Isn't that what music should do?
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Probably Zeppelin's best epic. It literally feels like you're taking a journey when you listen to this song. Unfortunately, this song is on the radio 24/7, but despite that, it's an incredible song. Plant's vocals are completely mesmerizing.
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Best song off 'Physical...'
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