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Hear Jimmy Page’s perfect isolated guitar on Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’

We’re digging into the Far Out Magazine vault to bring you the isolated guitar track of Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin’s iconic song ‘Whole Lotta Love’.

When anyone thinks of rock behemoths Led Zeppelin quite often the first song that will come to their mind is the 1969 smash ‘Whole Lotta Love’. It’s a song the represents the band’s fiery beginnings and the one thing they possessed that others acts could only hope to achieve. 4 equal parts of a well-oiled machine.

One of the band’s best tracks simply because of the synergy they possess when performing it. While The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Cream were all more than capable with their instruments, Led Zeppelin had possibly the most well-rounded outfit of the lot of them. It’s perfectly represented in ‘Whole Lotta Love’.

The song is equal parts brilliant as Robert Plant’s vocal soars, Bonham’s drums stamp their hooves like a snorting bull and John Paul Jones provides a chugging rhythm. All while Jimmy Page adds his unique searing power to the song. That one riff would underline the talent Page had in his hand when holding a guitar.

Having honed his talents in the studio as a session guitarist for some massive acts, Page displays in this isolated guitar track the understated esteem he could add to a song. Knowing that the song needs a riff that can as easily lift up other sections of the music as it can dominate the airwaves, Page developed a perfect line.

The song was written by Page on his soon to be iconic Les Paul Standard sunburst and has credited its a unique sound for the golden power of the song’s iconic riff. But whether it was old school nous or perhaps stepping back to let his bandmates shine, somehow Jimmy Page knew exactly what Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ needed.

Below listen to the isolated guitar track of Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ below

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