in Instrumental Rock When the Levee Breaks – Symphonic Led Zeppelin August 10, 2008, 5:54 pm 1.8k Views 46 Comments Symphonic version of Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks” Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Buy the album from Amazon.co.uk at: When the Levee Breaks – Symphonic Led Zeppelin source BreaksLedLeveeSymphonicZeppelin See more Previous article Dr Hook – Marie Laveau Next article Blue Oyster Cult: Divine Wind 46 Comments Leave a Reply Although it is quite different to the original it is just as catchy, just as dynamic and just as enjoyable to listen to. Reply word Reply You sir are so fucking……. right. I love the hell out of this version. Reply What the fuck? Reply Playing this symphonic Zeppelin for an old fogie or any other stiff is a great way to open the door to them of the greatest band in history. Otherwise, it's useless….nothing compares to the original. Led Zeppelin was, is and will always be the ultimate rock band. Reply How's about next time you read the video title? It clearly states this is the symphonic version. Reply google Youtube Converter and it'll download an mp4 of the video to your computer, and then google AoA Audio converter, and you can take the audio from the video in the MP3 format and you can put that right into iTunes for your iPod. Reply no. that is in fact false. led zeppelin could barely play their instruments and their singer couldn't sing in key. they are the ultimate joke. Reply I hope your kidding. Reply Do not feed the troll. Reply yeah I think the key word with this version is 'dynamic'… that's what really gets hold of you Reply its weird listening 2 this cause its supposed 2 be a blues song but then done by a orchestra still kick ass though Reply Sounds Good LZRaocks! Thank you! Reply IN LED ZEPPELIN WE TRUST Reply Taking it to another levee !! Level… Cool. ;o) Reply An American Folk Song, made into an English Rock Song, then made into a Symphonics piece. I love how music changes like that. Reply "When the levee breaks" is an American folk song? So, Led Zeppelin wasn't the original performer of it? Reply Yea, it's an American folk song written about the New Orleans Region sometime in the 1920's or 30's. Reply I can definitely agree. I want to play FFIX now… 🙂 Reply Brilliant. Reply Thanks, guys, I didn't know that. Reply Shouldnt the writing credit go to Memphis Minnie? Reply You are correct, the song was originally written by Memphis Minnie but this cover by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is much closer to the Led Zeppelin version than the original, in my opinion. Reply lol at all these people who like it gay as fuck, why ruin such an awesome song? Reply blackopsrule, what do you have against gay people? Reply Indeed, I agree, tho I don't feel myself foggy, just a fogey 😉 And, dude, if RECORDED & played with 6.1 in mind, it would melt the subwoofer rock is dead they say! =US= Reply Try scoring something like, then you can critcize Reply APC version is better Reply apc cannot be compare ok? maynard REMADE the song not remix its a totaly diffrent song, with a totaly diffrent vib with the sameish lyrics Reply but damn this is fucking awesome!! another totaly different feel amazing! Reply Where can you buy this version of the song? This is very well done…. Reply The stacatto horns with the racing violins and flutes sounded cool around 5:45. But I still think of the raw tone of page's screaming slide… Reply @thegreatNEb. Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries. It's good, but lacks a certain crispiness…. maybe its the recording quality. Reply wrong, this is amazing Reply Magnificent! Led Zeppelin's version of When the Levee Breaks is a powerful music statement on the elemental force of water but it took a full symphony orchestra to bring it to fruitition. Rock on London Philharmonic! Listen to this on a rainy day Reply thats not mine….did u wash it? Reply well im in the driveway about to leave…. Reply This the most incredible rendering of Led Zeps masterpiece. If you listen closely you will hear Katrina approaching and those driving waves beating on the levee. You will even hear the quiet when the eye passes over and then the pounding and driving wind and rain builds until the crashing sound of the levee breaking and the chaotic rush of water everywhere and the people fleeing in all directions. I am haunted by the last lyrics of the song…going down going down now… Reply @aczartek Beleive me, sound is here bad. With good sound quality it sounds amazing. Reply Brilliant… Reply if you dig this , see " it might get loud " Page is as old as me, too cool to die. Hippie , class of 73. Reply @deadendkid1968 No, the credit should not go to Memphis Minnie. The part of Led Zeppelin's song that was credited to Memphis Minnie was the lyrics, not instrumental parts; and being that this has no lyrics, Memphis Minnie has no direct influence. Reply Brillianttt. amazing arrangement Reply EPIC! Reply amazing Reply Thats some James Bond tier music right here! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter!