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The Rains Song Mix Minus Piano, Released...

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If you preordered the SD Edition of Houses for iTunes like me - it's already in your iTunes library NOW if you've enabled Automatic Downloads, having received the notification/email of release to my iPhone at 2:08 AM EST, Tuesday, 9/30.

And if The Rain Song is your favorite Zeppelin song like it is for me - you're in Heaven!!!

Still hearing what I think is piano in places though... But the guitars are brought out more, the separation of sound seems more partitioned - and drums and vocals are crisper, IMO. Magnificent...

Here's the alternate version & Jimmy's take on it... http://pitchfork.com/news/56883-led-zeppelin-share-alternate-mix-of-the-rain-song/

(Sorry for the Title Typo)...

Edited by Led Zeppelin

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The Rain Song isn't quite my favorite song, but throughout all the different live performances and now an alternate studio version it is my second favorite song. I would definitely say this is one of the songs on the companion discs that is better than the original. Plants vocals are amazing here as is Bonzo. Can't wait to hear the remastered original.

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The Rain Song isn't quite my favorite song, but throughout all the different live performances and now an alternate studio version it is my second favorite song. I would definitely say this is one of the songs on the companion discs that is better than the original. Plants vocals are amazing here as is Bonzo. Can't wait to hear the remastered original.

The original version is one of my favorite Zep songs so this version must be terrific.

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The Rain Song isn't quite my favorite song, but throughout all the different live performances and now an alternate studio version it is my second favorite song. I would definitely say this is one of the songs on the companion discs that is better than the original. Plants vocals are amazing here as is Bonzo. Can't wait to hear the remastered original.

Agreed!

Plant considers his vocals on TRS his best...

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Looking forward to it, based on the descriptions I am reading! I'll wait to hear it, after the release, and in the proper manner. Thanks for the glowing report though!

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It's really great, I agree.

The remastered original/album version has been available in CD quality from Qobuz for some time. IMHO the Houses of the Holy remaster is sonically the least successful of all the new remasters. Not bad, but rather dull sounding IMHO.

So I was especially pleased to hear how good this alt version of The Rain Song sounds, even just the lossy online streaming version.

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I wonder why the audio wasn't released to this site or on the official Facebook page?

I tried using Google Chrome and still can't access it.

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I wonder why the audio wasn't released to this site or on the official Facebook page?

I tried using Google Chrome and still can't access it.

It's about time someone uploads it to pooptube, since I also haven't heard it (and I am on the opposite side of the globe from where Reggie is)

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I wonder why the audio wasn't released to this site or on the official Facebook page?

It's given to some of the media first as an exclusive.

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I wonder why the audio wasn't released to this site or on the official Facebook page?

I tried using Google Chrome and still can't access it.

I mean...it's available for purchase right now on iTunes.

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I mean...it's available for purchase right now on iTunes.

I prefer vinyl compared to that homogenised digital crap.

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Aside being available in iTunes as I originally indicated - you should be able to hear it in the pitchfork link I included in this thread's first post as well...

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Aside being available in iTunes as I originally indicated - you should be able to hear it in the pitchfork link I included in this thread's first post as well...

Pitchfork is only playable in the US (Yup, the discussion remains the same)

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Piano is still there!

No shit Sherlock, where have you been.

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