RetroJoe

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Heavy Helping of Stairway to Heaven

Artist Song Buy
Rolf Harris  Stairway To Heaven (1993 #7 on UK charts)   buy on itunes
Jose Padilla  Stairway to heaven (2005)  buy on itunes
Heart  Stairway To Heaven (1977)  buy on itunes
Tenacious D  The Greatest Song in the World Tribute (Live) (1999)  buy on itunes
Tiny Tim with Brave Combo  Stairway to Heaven (1996)  buy on itunes
Little Roger & the Goosebumps  Stairway To Gilligan's Island (1978)  buy on itunes
Hayseed Dixie  Stairway To Heaven (Instrumental) (2000?)  buy on itunes
Dolly Parton  Stairway To Heaven (2002)  buy on itunes
London Symphony Orchestra  Stairway To Heaven (Instrumental) (1997)  buy on itunes
Led Zeppelin  Stairway to Heaven (1971)  buy on itunes
Stanley Jordan  Stairway To Heaven (Instrumental) (1988)  buy on itunes
Gregorian  Stairway to heaven (2001)  buy on itunes
The String Quartet Tribute to Led Zeppelin  Stairway To Heaven (Instrumental) (1999)  buy on itunes

Comment:

The original version of this song (track 10) is accompanied by mostly cover versions (the Tenacious D song is most likely a tribute to Stairway to Heaven because it includes many samples of the song in the live version that I used). Also, the Little Richard & the Goosebumps song is a parody that (at least one source says) Robert Plant called it his favorite cover version (perhaps jokingly; another source only says that he laughed when he first heard it). I actually saw them perform this song at the Warfield in San Francisco in the late '80s or early '90s. I had the idea for this project 3-1/2 years ago. I decided to dust it off, remove the Foo Fighter version ('cause it was pretty poor sounding) and added a few new ones. I'm also including a link to the mix (click on the first song title). The mp3 quality is 160kbps. Hope you like it if you choose to download it.
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Red Apple Falls
Date: 5/4/2006
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2006/01/del_nileppez.html

A remix of sorts. Mind-bending, in any case.
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blasikin
Date: 5/4/2006
I was wondering when someone was going to pull off one of these! I'd especially love to hear Rolf and Dolly, and gotta love the painting...
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Nest of Vipers
Date: 5/5/2006
Love the Rolf and String Quartet versions!
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2old2matter
Date: 5/5/2006
Joe, I bow to your genius. Now, can you do the same thing with "Feelings?"

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Mixxer
Date: 5/5/2006
Ha! Great idea. You have been awarded an honored spot in the hall of maniacs known as the AOTM Exhibit on Never Too Much of A Good Thing. Nice research, and congratulations.
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joey de vivre
Date: 5/5/2006
Rolf Harris rightly leads the pack, & I too remember the first time I heard Little Roger & the Goosebumps
climb that stairway for a 3-hour tour - I knew immediately I was in the presence of genius!
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SteveRaglin
Date: 5/5/2006
Great stuff... one complaint howver, Why is the mpg file by Rolf Harris so huge (88MB)? There has to be a smaller way to save that.
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blasikin
Date: 5/5/2006
Thank you Joe! So looking forward to this. If you see anything in my stash that looks somewhat tasty, please feel free to give a holler. (Steve, I believe you get all 13 stairways for 88MB)
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hemizen
Date: 5/6/2006
Welcome to the warped group that has done the same song over and over and over... again.
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Air Raid
Date: 5/6/2006
Wonderful. Nice that somebody reconised the Tenacious D song with Stairway.
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jonpoi
Date: 5/7/2006
Yes, it had to be done. I would love to hear your take on Bali Hai.
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Little Spencer Boys
Date: 5/8/2006
Oh my...where's my bong?... or maybe I won't need my bong at all...

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