Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face And stars fill my dream I’m a traveller of both time and space To be where I have been
The opening lyrics of Kashmir from English rock icons Led Zeppelin from their sixth studio album Physical Graffiti (1975). Features one of the all-time escalating builds ups, the song is considered by the band to be their most definitive. You can find the 8 minute and 30 second song here, along with another seven of my favourite lengthy music pieces.
While I usually focus on individual lines, I’ve done a few lengthier musical posts, like with covers better than the originals, impressive foreign language songs and songs to lighten your mood and make you smile. I’ve been listening to quite a lot recently, so thought I’d add another. The really talented bands can keep you listening for minutes on end and make you lose yourself, even just with one song. Limiting myself to one song per artist (and you’ll see most of them represented here), here are eight awesome tracks of seven minutes and above. Feel free to share your favourites below.