|All My Love
||In Through the Out Door
||Flames of Albion Music
||15 August 1979
||Rock, Progressive rock
||5 minutes 33 seconds
||John Paul Jones and Robert Plant
||Swan Song Records
'All My Love' is a song on English rock band Led Zeppelin's final studio album, In Through the Out Door, released in 1979. Written by Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, it is a slow-tempo rock song, featuring a synthesizer solo by Jones and sensitive lyrics by Plant.
Plant wrote the song as a tribute to his son, Karac, who died from a stomach infection in 1977 at the age of five. He did the vocals all in one take, and the song changes key on the last chorus. Jones used a Yamaha GX-1 for the string arrangement on 'All My Love', with a 'baroque horn' solo with expressive vibrato. A studio out-take of an extended 'All My Love' exists, timed at seven minutes two seconds. It has a complete ending, with Plant extending the last verse and a twangy B-Bender guitar solo by Page. This version has been made available on a number of Led Zeppelin bootleg recordings. The original working title for the composition was called 'The Hook'.
In an interview he later gave to rock journalist Cameron Crowe, Plant stated that this song was one of Led Zeppelin's 'finest moments.' 'All My Love' is one of only two Led Zeppelin songs which Page had no part in writing (the other being 'South Bound Saurez', also from In Through the Out Door). 'All My Love' is also included on the Led Zeppelin compilations Early Days and Latter Days, Remasters and Mothership.
The song was played live on Led Zeppelin's concert tour of Europe in 1980. It was one of the most well received performances of the tour.
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- Jimmy Page – electric guitar, producer, remastering, digital remastering
- Robert Plant – vocals
- John Paul Jones – synthesizer, bass guitar
- John Bonham - drums, percussion
- Peter Grant – executive producer
- Leif Mases - engineer, mixing
- Joe Sidore - original CD mastering engineer (mid-1980s)
- George Marino - remastered CD engineer (1990)