I am, and as long as I can remember been, a Led Zeppelin fan. This tune is titled The Ocean. It is definitely one of my favorites. It is the last cut on their 1973 album Houses of the Holy. Houses of the Holy was their 5th studio album release. Released 3/28/73 it was a dedication to their fans and was the first album to be composed of completely original material. It has been certified for shipping 11 million copies to the US and was listed in 2003 by rolling stone as number 149 out of the 500 best all time albums. I was about 9 years old at the time of its release and saved every penny I had to buy it. It was the very first record I ever purchased with my own money and I still have it to this day.
I don’t care where I am, what mood I am in or what I am doing….when Led Zeppelin is on I feel better and life is great. This tune especially lifts my spirit.
….oh so good…