It was recorded in October at Olympic Studios in London, and is included on the group's debut album Led Zeppelin. The guitar arrangement closely follows Bert Jansch 's version of that song, recorded for his Dub Locataires - Gainsbourg* - Aux Armes Et Cætera (Versions Dub) Jack Orion.
The overall Eastern-flavour of the structure was to lead writer William S. Burroughs into a suggestion to Jimmy Page about Led Zeppelin's music:. This was an observation Burroughs had after hearing "Black Mountain Side", from our first album. He then encouraged me to go to Morocco and investigate the music first hand, something Robert [Plant] and I eventually did.
When the song was played at Led Zeppelin concerts it usually featured as part of Jimmy Page's instrumental "White Summer", with Maia - DJ Денис Басс - Goa-Trance combined arrangement "White Summer-Black Mountain Side" typically running at 11 minutes. Page would sit on a stool for the duration of the two songs and usually played them on a Danelectro DC "Double Silent Faces - Should Have Been A Virgin guitar, tuned differently from his favored Gibson Les Paul.
These songs were used by the band to showcase Page's skills as a guitarist, because he played Black Mountain Side - Led Zeppelin - Toccata & Fugue almost entirely by himself, with drummer John Bonham adding some fills later in the song. Years later it was restored to their set for the US Tourthe concerts and European tour. A similar version can be heard, most likely from the Playhouse Theatre sessions from 27 Juneon the expanded version of Codaan album of outtakes released in This arrangement has the "White Summer" segment being Black Mountain Side - Led Zeppelin - Toccata & Fugue for around eight minutes, and "Black Mountain Side" is heard somewhere in the middle.
Page later played versions of this song when he was with the Firmthe group he founded with Paul Rodgers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Canadian film, see Black Mountain Side film. This section needs additional citations for verification.
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