Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - "The Rain Song" (Unledded with the London Metropolitan Orchestra)





No Quarter is a live album by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, both formerly of English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released by Atlantic Records on 14 October 1994. The long-awaited reunion between Jimmy Page and Robert Plant occurred on a 90-minute "UnLedded" MTV project, recorded in Morocco, Wales, and London.


It was not a reunion of Led Zeppelin, however, as former bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones was not present. In fact, Jones was not even told about the reunion by his former bandmates. He later commented that he was unhappy about Plant and Page naming the album after "No Quarter", a Led Zeppelin song which was largely his work.


In addition to acoustic numbers, the album features a reworking of Led Zeppelin classics featuring a Moroccan string band and Egyptian orchestra supplementing a core group of rock and roll musicians, along with four Middle-Eastern and Moroccan-influenced songs: "City Don't Cry", "Yallah" (or "The Truth Explodes"), "Wonderful One", and "Wah Wah".




Vocals: Robert Plant

Guitar: Jimmy Page

Bass: Charlie Jones

Drums: Michael Lee





Lyrics


It is the springtime of my loving - the second season I am to know

You are the sunlight in my growing - so little warmth I've felt before.

It isn't hard to feel me glowing - I watched the fire that grew so low.


It is the summer of my smiles - flee from me Keepers of the Gloom.

Speak to me only with your eyes. It is to you I give this tune.

Ain't so hard to recognize - These things are clear to all from time to time.


Talk, talk, talk, talk - I've felt the coldness of my winter

I never thought it would ever go. I cursed the gloom that set upon us, 'pon us, 'pon us...

But I know that I love you so. But I know that I love you so


These are the seasons of emotion and like the wind they rise and fall

This is the wonder of devotion - I see the torch we all must hold.

This is the mystery of the quotient, quotient - Upon us all, upon us all a little rain must fall.

It's just a little rain oh yeah

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