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Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar More Info

LULLABY AND THE CEASELESS ROAR
Nonesuch 543973 (U.S.) / 543973-1 (U.K.)
Robert Plant – vocals, production
The Sensational Space Shifters (as backing band):
Justin Adams – bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals
Liam "Skin" Tyson – banjo, guitar, background vocals
John Baggott – keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabla, background vocals
Juldeh Camara – kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals
Billy Fuller – bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass
Dave Smith – drum set
Julie Murphy – vocals on "Embrace Another Fall"
Nicola Powell – background vocals on "Poor Howard"


1. Little Maggie 5:06 (Traditional, arranged by Robert Plant, Justin Adams, John Baggott, Billy Fuller, Dave Smith, Lian "Skin" Tyson)
2. Rainbow 4:18 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Tyson)
3. Pocketful of Golden 4:12 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Juldeh Camara/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
4. Embrace Another Fall 5:52 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Camara/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
5. Turn It Up 4:06 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
6. A Stolen Kiss 5:15 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Tyson)
7. Somebody There 4:32 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
8. Poor Howard 4:13 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Camara/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
9. House of Love 5:07 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
10. Up on the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur) 4:35 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Tyson)
11. Arbaden (Maggie's Babby) 2:44 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Camara/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)

Length: 49:30

All tracks recorded at Helium Studios, Wiltshire and Real World Studios, Bath
Except "Rainbow", recorded by Tim Holmes at Contino Rooms, London
Piano on "A Stolen Kiss" recorded at St. George's Chapel, Bristol

Tim Oliver – recording, mixing
Tim Holmes – recording
Tchad Blake – mixing
Bob Ludwig – mastering
Brett Kilroe and Geoffrey Hanson – art direction

Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar

Band Of Joy
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Robert Plant's 2014 album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his label debut for Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Plant and features 11 recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.

lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar is Plant's first record since 2010s Band of Joy, which followed 2007's six-time Grammy Award winning collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand. Justin Adams and John Baggott of The Sensational Space Shifters appeared on Plant's 2002 release Dreamland, while all but Camara and Smith appeared on 2005's Mighty Rearranger. The 2014 line-up toured the world before recording lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Real World Studios in Bath, UK. The track Rainbow was recorded in Contino Rooms in London. Tchad Blake mixed all but three tracks on the album.

"It's really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep," Plant says. "The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music...I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what's happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships," Plant explains, "... and now I'm able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidescope of sound, colour, and friendship."

From: Amazon
Statistics

Released:
Sept. 8, 2014 (US)

Chart Position:
#10 (US) #2 (UK)

Certified:


Tracks

1. Little Maggie
2. Rainbow
3. Pocketful of Golden
4. Embrace Another Fall
5. Turn It Up
6. A Stolen Kiss
7. Somebody There
8. Poor Howard
9. House of Love
10. Up on the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)
11. Arbaden (Maggie's Babby)
Quick Fact

Asked by Uncut magazine about the meaning of the Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar album title, Plant replied: "It's explanatory of all life. Life has a dynamic. It's not always so dramatic, but the extremes are... Well, the extremes. It probably follows right the way through the story of my choices in music. Where I've been pleased to rest along the way in music, with people, with certain musical attitudes and enthusiasms – and sometimes the very opposite of that. It's just like, what a life!"

Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters (Live in London '12) More Info

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Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters (Live in London '12)

Live in London July '12
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Tired of rock, but somewhat superficial in his flirtations with world music is how Robert Plant came through this evening. Add to this his urge to distance himself from the intensity and the drama of the legendary band which made him a rock god, and at the same time his inability to get away from those songs, and you’ll get an idea of the limbo Plant finds himself in these days.

A possible way out would have been to explore more the ethnic music direction he has been leaning towards for years now, but tonight things didn’t go any further outside of the non-Western paradigm than tranced chants, grooves and riffs, and having Juldeh Camara – a Gambian member of the band – play a few traditional instruments. As soon as the door into traditional Gambian music was beginning to open slightly wider than simply adding an exotic accent to rock, the proceedings would elegantly return to Plant’s habitual comfort zone – back to familiar (albeit charming) rockabilly crooning, American folk numbers (tastefully performed by Patty Griffin) and songs from the Strange Sensation catalog.

And when time came for Led Zeppelin numbers, you could instantly sense Plant’s reluctance to go back to the initial impulse which spawned them. This is how “Gallows Pole” or “Black Dog” were tonight turned into a New Age hodgepodge of rock, ambient, and world music entwined to support the complex pose Plant now assumes toward his past.

With the core of this new project comprised of musicians from Strange Sensation, the band provided a comfortable, safe framework for the star attraction. And so Plant sang with convincing flair, despite the complex equilibrium he was maintaining between different genres and different eras of his career. The shift of emphasis from real emotional punch – which Plant can still occasionally deliver – to nuanced understatement has more to do these days with the change in his inner realities, rather than the change in his vocal ability compared to his younger days. Where before he could kill with one sustained high-pitched note, now it’s all about intonation – something he has been a master of practically since day one, but which today is his method of choice. It’s just that now the songs he sings are sequences of sumptuous (and deliberately constructed) episodes rather than a spontaneous flow of inspiration. But with inner continuum as complex as Plant’s, winging it on impulse is perhaps not an option anymore.

One thing this show has proved is that with an artist such as Robert Plant nothing can remain hidden. It was all laid bare – him having departed emotionally from hard rock, but still searching for a valid alternative. And just the way it’s difficult to describe where he finds himself now artistically, it’s equally difficult to put your finger on who Robert Plant’s fans are these days. There were punters in Zeppelin shirts this evening who came to see the legendary singer of the iconic band. The vast majority in the crowd were over 45, and few looked like world music aficionados or even folk music fans. The most ecstatic reception was given to the Led Zeppelin numbers, so it’s certainly this material which remains the biggest draw. Between the past and the present, between hard rock and world music, it’s a peculiar in-between state Robert Plant is in these days – unable to forget, unwilling to resurrect, and reluctant to dedicate himself to a completely new genre.

-Alissa Ordabai, HardrockHaven.net
Statistics

Released:
July 13, 2012

Chart Position:
-- (US) -- (UK)

Certified:
Gold: --
Platinum: --

Tracks

1. Fixin' to Die
2. Tin Pan Alley
3. 44
4. Friends
5. Spoonful
6. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
7. Ohio
8. No Bad News
9. Standing
10. Black Dog
11. Somebody Knocking
12. Witchdoctor
13. Whole Lotta Love > Steal Away > Bury My Body
14. Another Tribe
15. Gallows Pole
Quick Fact

This was Plant's first solo live album release in a non-DVD format.

Live From The Artists Den: Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy More Info

LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN: ROBERT PLANT & THE BAND OF JOY
Robert Plant: Lead Vocals, Harmonica
Buddy Miller: Guitar, Vocals
Patty Griffin: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Darrell Scott: Pedal Steel, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
Byron House: Bass
Marco Giovino: Drums, Percussion

1. Black Dog (John Baldwin/James Page/Robert Plant)
2. Angel Dance (David Hidalgo/Louis Perez)
3. Houses Of The Holy (James Page/Robert Plant)
4. House Of Cards (Richard John Thompson)
5. Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday (Steven Miller/Robert Plant)
6. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Steven Miller/Robert Plant)
7. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go (Julie Ann Miller)
8. Tangerine (James Page)
9. A Satisfied Mind (Joe Hayes/Jack Rhodes)
10. Move Up (Traditional)
11. Down To The Sea (Steven Charles Jones/Robert Plant)
12. Ramble On (James Page/Robert Plant)
13. Gallows Pole (James Page/Robert Plant)
14. In The Mood (Robert William Blunt/Paul Martinez/Robert Plant)
15. Rock And Roll (John Baldwin/John Bonham/James Page/Robert Plant)
16. I Bid You Goodnight (Traditional)

Format: DVD or Blu-ray
Language: English
Format: Widescreen (16:9)
Audio: PCM Stereo, DTS HD 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Length: 77 Minutes
Regions: All Regions
Number of discs: 1

Creator & Executive Producer: Mark Lieberman
Director: Jojo Pennebaker
Coordinating Producer: Theresa A. Young
Director of Programming & Interviewer: Alan Light
Film Editing: David Jakubovic
Production Manager: James Weems
Audio Producer: David Pattillo
Audio Recording: Shamus Bacon
Camera Operator: Larry Boothby
Camera Operator: Mike Breece
Lighting Designer: David Butzler
Lighting Designer: Chris Lisle
Camera Operator: Matt Coale
Still Photographer: Erika Goldring
Grip: Bob Hill
Camera Operator: Terry LeCroix
Camera Operator: Scott Mumford
Camera Operator: Kit Pennebaker
Camera Operator: Christopher Piazza
Post-Production Coordinator: John Hanle
Audience Development: Alice White
Art Direction: Anji Chandra
Business Affairs: Jeff Levy
Business Affairs: Samantha Rhulen
Artist Management: Bill Curbishley
Artist Management: Nicola Powell

Live From The Artists Den: Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy

Live From The Artists Den: Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy
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If you did not have the pleasure of seeing Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy in concert, this release is something that you'll want to see. Filmed live on February 9, 2011 at Nashville, Tennessee's War Memorial Auditorium, this concert captures a hot performance on what was a snowy, cold night.

Lead singer Robert Plant brings his 40+ years of singing experience and his new-found love for American music, plus his old repertoire, singer/guitarist Patty Griffin brings her gospel/soul/country-style vocals plus some excellent acoustic guitar rhythm, Buddy Miller brings his arsenal of string instruments, including, acoustic guitars, Wandre electric and a Teo 12-string. He's an excellent picker that lends itself to the Americana roots style of playing, but I feel that he's got a mean streak of rock inside him, which shines while he's playing. Multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott is a real delight. He plays acoustic, electric, mandola, pedal steel and banjo, plus he's got a hell of a great voice. So full of soul. It's not what you would expect upon first seeing him. Bassist Byron House was brought in by Buddy Miller and does not disappoint. He plays both upright bass and electric four-string both with ease and adds some very tasty bass lines. Percussionist Marco Giovino fills in the blanks and adds so much, but doesn't make an attempt to take center stage.

The set list for Live From the Artists Den: Robert Plant & the Band of Joy is pretty standard for the tour, offering up some new songs, some old songs and everything in between.

Set list:

1. Black Dog
2. Angel Dance
3. Houses of the Holy
4. House of Cards
5. Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday
6. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
7. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go
8. Tangerine
9. A Satisfied Mind
10. Move Up
11. Down to the Sea
12. Ramble On
13. Gallows Pole
14. In the Mood
15. Rock and Roll
16. I Bid You Goodnight

Long gone is the golden god, flowing lion's mane, cock rock. What you will see in this release is not Led Zeppelin or anything close. It is bits and pieces of Americana, roots, country, soul and gospel goodness. Robert said in an included interview that he now prefers the intimacy of playing at smaller auditoriums and ballrooms. The music that they play requires it. This release captures the live experience so well, with full-stage shots as well as close-up views, it's as if you could have been in the audience that night.

Robert Plant has moved on to the Sensational Space Shifters, returning to a more international edge that Plant is known for, but for the brief amount of existance that the Band Of Joy performed, this release captures that time perfectly.

Live From the Artists Den: Robert Plant & the Band of Joy will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 10 and worldwide on July 9 through Universal Music Group International at all the online retailers, as well as your usual retail stores. I highly recommend that you reserve yourself a copy now.

Jeff Strawman
July 3, 2012


Statistics

Released:
July 10, 2012 (U.S.)
July 9, 2012 (International)

Filming Location:
War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee

Length:
77 mins.

Tracks

1. Black Dog
2. Angel Dance
3. Houses Of The Holy
4. House Of Cards
5. Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday
6. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
7. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go
8. Tangerine
9. A Satisfied Mind
10. Move Up
11. Down To The Sea
12. Ramble On
13. Gallows Pole
14. In The Mood
15. Rock And Roll
16. I Bid You Goodnight
Quick Fact

Live From The Artists Den: Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy was filmed at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on February 9, 2011.

Soundstage: Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation More Info

SOUNDSTAGE: ROBERT PLANT AND THE STRANGE SENSATION
Rounder Records/Zoë Vision Catalog #B000IFRR9Y (U.S.)
Universal Catalog #1712971
Robert Plant: Vocals
Justin Adams: Guitar, Gimbri, Darbouka
Skin Tyson: Guitar
Billy Fuller: Bass
John Baggott: Keyboards
Clive Deamer: Drums

1. No Quarter (Jones/Page/Plant)
2. Shine It All Around (Plant/Baggott/Deamer/Adams/Tyson)
3. Black Dog (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham)
4. Freedom Fries (Plant/Baggott/Deamer/Adams/Tyson)
5. Four Sticks (Page/Plant)
6. Tin Pan Alley (Plant/Baggott/Deamer/Adams/Tyson)
7. Gallows Pole (Ledbetter, arr Page/Plant)
8. The Enchanter (Plant/Baggott/Deamer/Adams/Tyson)
9. Whole Lotta Love (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham)

BONUS TRACKS
10. Hey Joe (Roberts)
11. Girl from the North Country (Dylan)
12. 29 Palms music video (Blackwell, Boyle, Johnstone, Jones, Plant)
13. Morning Dew music video
14. 29 Palms April 28, 1993 Top Of The Pops performance (Blackwell, Boyle, Johnstone, Jones, Plant)

15. Big Log July 29, 1983 Top Of The Pops performance (Plant, Blunt, Woodroffe)

Length: 81:00

Format: NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1

Director/Producer: Joe Thomas
Associate Producer: Christine Davies
Line Producer: Nicolette Ferri
Film Editing: Skip Masters
Art Direction: Michael Glascott
Makeup Artist: Cindy Surman
Production Manager: Ron Yergovich
Associate Director: Cynthia Malek
Assistant Director: Skip Masters
Graphic Designer: Nicole Scigouski
Camera Operator: Roy Alan
Lighting Director: Dave Ambrosio
Lighting Director: Jim Gedwellas
Camera Operator: Clark Gray
Camera Operator: Ken Heinemann
Video Operator: Steve Miller
Camera Operator: Ray Moffat
Camera Operator: Mike Prendergast
Camera Operator: Tom Siegel
Jib Camera Operator: Mark Sofil
Camera Operator: Jim Tianis
Camera Operator: Carlos Tronshaw
Camera Operator: Mark Zurawiec
Wardrobe: Linda Fuelling
Consulting Engineer: Don Adydan
Production Assistant: Peggy Brandt
Production Assistant: Carolyn Broughton
Administrative Coordinator: Lauren Cohen
Production Assistant: Stacey Egan
Production Coordinator: Tim Ferrin
Production Assistant: Eddie Griffen
Production Assistant: Susie Guttenberger
Station Relations: Fran Harth
Production Assistant: Beth Humbert
Production Assistant: Robin Humbert
Legal: Joel A. Katz from Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Engineer in Charge: Dave Moyer
Artist Relations: Susan Nadler
Floor Director: Marvin J. Pienta
Production Assistant: Sandy Raeside
Artist Relations: Evelyn Shriver
Production Assistant: Rose Sifuentes
Production Assistant: Stephen Siwinski
Legal: Andrew J. Velcoff from Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Production Assistant: Mike Wanka
Production Assistant: Sarah Warner
Technical Director: Derrick Young
Talent Wrangler: Mary Zaug
Craft Service: Spencer M. Rohan

Soundstage: Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation

Soundstage: Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation
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SOUNDSTAGE: ROBERT PLANT AND THE STRANGE SENSATION

Robert Plant and his backing band The Strange Sensation reel, rock and sway their way through this Sound Stage performance, covering some of his solo tunes as well as reworked Led Zeppelin classics, on this first ever music DVD from Robert Plant. The Strange Sensation was handpicked from some of the best and most varied musicians that England had to offer, from electronica to brit pop and all held together by Plant's passionate vocal wail. These classics are approached with a world music vibe that shines and carries the day, expanding the groove where the Plant and Page project left off.

The Strange Sensation has a wonderful world music sound, percussion heavy and rhythmically funky, spitting out all kinds of keyboard tricks while holding fast to a solid rock drive. The expanded-upon Zeppelin songs include No Quarter, Black Dog, Four Sticks, Gallows Pole, and a jamming version of Whole Lotta Love. Sticking with the blues/rock base and expanding them by the addition of keyboards and more percussion/hand drums than you can shake four sticks at.

The music becomes funkier and a bit spacey at times, but that's alright because it's a new take on old favorites and Plant's vocals remain the same. The drums are jazzier too yet still thunder when they should. The guitar drives are hard and heavy, while new instruments like the gimbri and darbouka only add to the rockin' cocktail that is The Strange Sensation. Whole Lotta Love, done as it should be, a long jam, is the perfect example of this band at its creative best. The entire band comes together very well here and the tune is the perfect closer for the original broadcast performance.

Tin Pan Valley and The Enchanter are the two songs where drummer Clive Deamer and keyboardist John Baggott, both from the electronica/trip-hop unit Portishead get a chance to shine and bring forth their style and brand of pop/rock. Tin Pan Valley opens with Baggott's keyboard mastery, and Deamer's steady drumming put the band in a trip-hop mood, while the guitar soars around them. The song s structure allows the band to break this vibe by kicking everything up and then bringing you back down to mellow out and chill. The drum machine soaked beat on The Enchanter takes a page right out of the Portishead book, while the sitar-esque guitar, darbouka rhythms (a Turkish conga/bongo type of drum) and Plant's echo-laden moans send this one spinning into orbit.

The bonus tracks are two old favorites made popular by Plant contemporaries Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. Hey Joe is a tune best associated with Hendrix, although not one of his originals, while Girl From The North Country was written and recorded by Dylan. Both are essentially folk tunes, one rocked up a bit more than the other. The Strange Sensation rework them yet maintain the true feel of the songs. Guitarist Skin retains the driving force on Hey Joe, meanwhile second guitarist Justin Adams picks up the gimbri (a North African lute-like string instrument) and the infused keyboard samples take the song someplace it's never been before. For Girl From The North Country bassist Billy Fuller switches to the upright bass, Adams rocks the mandolin and Baggott shows us how well he can tickle the ivories. Which all make for a wonderfully mellow closer to the show and DVD.

Robert Plant shows that he can still rock at close to sixty years of age and that his musical vision is still fresh. Plant's energy is perfectly matched by his band, who help bring his vision to life while leaving their own fingerprints on the overall sound. The sound stage audio is awesome and the camera angles give you the feeling of being right there in the mix, on stage next to the band, a wonderful place to record Robert Plant's first music DVD. --Fantasma el Rey

Statistics

Released:
October 24, 2006 (U.S.) November 6, 2006 (U.K.)

Filming Location:
WTTW Grainger Studio, Chicago, Illinois

Length:
66 mins. (81 mins. with extras)

Tracks

1. No Quarter
2. Shine It All Around
3. Black Dog
4. Freedom Fries
5. Four Sticks
6. Tin Pan Alley
7. Gallows Pole
8. The Enchanter
9. Whole Lotta Love

BONUS TRACKS
10. Hey Joe
11. Girl from the North Country
12. 29 Palms
13. Morning Dew
14. 29 Palms
15. Big Log
Quick Fact

Soundstage: Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation was filmed at WTTW Grainger Studio, Chicago, Illinois on September 16, 2005.

Nine Lives More Info

NINE LIVES
Rhino R2 78778
CD ONE
1. Burning Down One Side 3:55 (Plant/Blunt/Woodroffe)
2. Moonlight in Samosa 3:58 (Plant/Blunt)
3. Pledge Pin 4:01 (Plant/Blunt)
4. Slow Dancer 7:43 (Plant/Blunt)
5. Worse Than Detroit 5:55 (Plant/Blunt)
6. Fat Lip 5:05 (Plant/Blunt/Woodroffe)
7. Like I've Never Been Gone 5:56 (Plant/Blunt)
8. Mystery Title 5:16 (Plant/Blunt)
9. Far Post 4:42 (Plant/Blunt/Woodroffe)
10. Like I've Never Been Gone (live) 7:31 (Plant/Blunt)

CD TWO
1. Other Arms 4:20 (Plant/Blunt)
2. In The Mood 5:19 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez)
3. Messin' with the Mekon 4:40 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez)
4. Wreckless Love 5:18 (Plant/Blunt)
5. Thru' with the Two Step 5:33 (Plant/Blunt)
6. Horizontal Departure 4:19 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez/Woodroffe)
7. Stranger Here... Than Over There 4:18 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez/Woodroffe)
8. Big Log 5:16 (Plant/Blunt/Woodroffe)

9. In The Mood (live) 7:35 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez)
10. Thru' with the Two Step (live) 7:31 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez)
11. Lively Up Yourself (live) 3:04 (Bob Marley)
12. Turnaround 4:55 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez/Woodroffe)

CD THREE
1. I Get A Thrill 2:37 (Rudy Toombs)
2. Sea Of Love 3:01 (George Khoury/Phil Phillips)
3. I Got A Woman 2:55 (Ray Charles/Renald Richard)
4. Young Boy Blues 3:28 (Doc Pomus/Phil Spector)
5. Rockin' At Midnight 5:55 (Roy Brown)
6. Rockin' At Midnight (live) 4:14 (Roy Brown)

CD FOUR
1. Hip To Loo 4:51 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez/Woodroffe/Hayward)
2. Kallalou Kallalou 4:17 (Plant/Woodroffe)
3. Too Loud 4:07 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez/Woodroffe/Hayward)
4. Trouble Your Money 4:14 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez)
5. Pink And Black 3:45 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez/Woodroffe/Hayward)
6. Little By Little 4:43 (Plant/Woodroffe)
7. Doo Doo A Do Do 5:09 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez)
8. Easily Lead 4:35 (Plant/Martinez/Woodroffe)
9. Sixes And Sevens 6:04 (Plant/Blunt/Martinez/Woodroffe/Hayward)
7. Rockin' At Midnight (live) 4:14 (Roy Brown)

CD FIVE
1. Heaven Knows 4:02 (Johnstone/Barrett)
2. Dance On My Own 4:31 (Plant/Johnstone/Crash)
3. Tall Cool One 4:37 (Plant/Johnstone)
4. The Way I Feel 5:39 (Plant/Johnstone/Boyle)
5. Helen Of Troy 5:03 (Plant/Johnstone)
6. Billy's Revenge 3:33 (Plant/Johnstone)
7. Ship Of Fools 4:59 (Plant/Johnstone)
8. Why 4:12 (Plant/Crash)
9. White, Clean And Neat 5:28 (Plant/Johnstone)
10. Walking Towards Paradise 4:40 (Jerry Lynn Williams
11. Billy's Revenge (live) 6:00 (Plant/Johnstone)
12. Ship Of Fools (live) 10:35 (Plant/Johnstone)
13. Tall Cool One (live) 5:07 (Plant/Johnstone)

CD SIX
1. Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes On You) 4:04 (Johnstone/Barrett)
2. Big Love 4:24 (Plant/Johnstone/Crash)
3. S S S & Q 4:38 (Plant/Johnstone)
4. I Cried 4:59 (Plant/Johnstone/Boyle)
5. She Said 5:10 (Plant/Johnstone)
6. Nirvana 4:36 (Plant/Johnstone)
7. Tie Dye On The Highway 5:15 (Plant/Johnstone)
8. Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night 4:36 (Plant/Crash)
9. Anniversary 5:02 (Plant/Johnstone)
10. Liars Dance 2:40 (Jerry Lynn Williams
11. Watching You 4:19 (Plant/Johnstone/Blackwell)
12. Oompa (Watery Bint) 5:48
12. One Love 3:15
13. Don't Look Back 3:02

CD SEVEN
1. Calling To You 5:48 (Plant/Blackwell)
2. Down To The Sea 4:00 (Plant/Jones)
3. Come Into My Life 6:32 (Plant/Blackwell/Boyle/MacMichael)
4. I Believe 4:33 (Plant/Johnstone)
5. 29 Palms 4:51 (Plant/Jones/Boyle/Johnstone)
6. Memory Song (Hello Hello) 5:23 (Plant/Johnstone/Jones/Blackwell/Woods)
7. If I Were A Carpenter 3:45 (Tim Hardin)
8. Colours Of A Shade 4:43 (Plant/Johnstone/Blackwell/Allcock)
9. Promised Land 4:58 (Plant/Johnstone)
10. The Greatest Gift 6:53 (Plant/Blackwell/Jones/MacMichael/Johnstone)
11. Great Spirit 5:27 (Plant/Johnstone/MacMichael)
12. Network News 6:42 (Plant/Blackwell)
13. Colours Of A Shade 4:43 (Plant/Johnstone/Blackwell/Allcock)
14. Great Spirit (acoustic mix) 4:45 (Plant/Johnstone/MacMichael)
15. Rollercoaster (demo) 3:54 (Plant/Boyle/Jones/Blackwell/Johnstone)
16. 8:05 1:49 (Miller/Stevenson)
17. Dark Moon (acoustic) 4:57 (Plant/Ptacek)

CD EIGHT
1. Funny In My Mind (I Believe I'm Fixin' To Die) 4:45 (Adams/Baggot/Deamer/Jones/Plant/Thompson/Bukka White)
2. Morning Dew 4:26 (Bonnie Dobson, /Tim Rose)
3. One More Cup Of Coffee 4:03 (Bob Dylan)
4. Last Time I Saw Her 4:41 (Adams/Baggot/Deamer/Jones/Plant/Thompson)
5. Song To The Siren 5:53 (Larry Beckett/Tim Buckley)
6. Win My Train Fare Home (If I Ever Get Lucky) 5:23 (Adams/Baggot/Deamer/Jones/Plant/Thompson)
7. Darkness, Darkness 3:45 (Jesse Colin Young)
8. Red Dress 5:23 (Adams/Baggot/Deamer/Jones/Plant/Thompson)
9. Hey Joe 7:12 (Plant/Johnstone)
10. Skip's Song 4:27 (Plant/Blackwell/Jones/MacMichael/Johnstone)

11. Dirt In A Hole 4:46 (Adams/Baggot/Deamer/Jones/Plant/Thompson)
12. Last Time I Saw Her (Remix) 3:24 (Adams/Baggot/Deamer/Jones/Plant/Thompson)

CD NINE
1. Another Tribe 3:17
2. Shine It All Around 4:03
3. Freedom Fries 2:53
4. Tin Pan Valley 3:47
5. All The King's Horses 4:20
6. The Enchanter5:27
7. Takamba 4:06
8. Dancing In Heaven 4:26
9. Somebody Knocking 3:47
10. Let The Four Winds Blow 4:52
11. Mighty Rearranger 4:25
12. Brother Ray (inc. hidden track Shine It All Around [Girls Remix]) 8:43
13. Red, White and Blue 3:11
14. All The Money In The World 3:12
15. Shine It All Around (Girls Remix) 7:31
16. Tin Pan Valley (Girls Remix) 6:21
17. The Enchanter (UNKLE Reconstruction) 6:50

DVD DISC
1. Nine Lives Documentary
2. Burning Down One Side
3. Big Log
4. In the Mood
5. Rockin' at Midnight
6. Sea of Love
7. Little by Little
8. Pink and Black
9. Heaven Knows
10. Tall Cool One
11. Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes on You)
12. Nirvana
13. Tie Dye on the Highway
14. 29 Palms
15. Calling to You
16. If I Were a Carpenter
17. I Believe
18. Morning Dew
19. Darkness, Darkness
20. Shine It All Around
21. Bonus Material

A&R – Dave Bates (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-11)
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar [Lap Steel] – Skin Tyson (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17)
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Crispin Cioe (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-6)
Art Direction [CD5], Design [Book], Art Direction [Book] – Richard Evans
Art Direction [CD6] – The Leisure Process
Artwork [CD8] – Andie Airfix, Joe Spix
Artwork [Original Concept, CD8, Sleeve Concept, CD4] – Robert Plant
Backing Vocals – Chrissie Faith (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-6), Ginny Clee (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), John David (Tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12), Kirsty MacColl (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), Marie Pierre (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), May Clee Cadman (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), Millie Whiteside (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-6), Raj Das (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), Ray Martinez (Tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12), Toni Halliday (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), Ula Hedwig (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-6)
Bass – Charlie Jones (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14, CD8-1 to CD8-12), Justin Adams (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17), Skin Tyson (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17), Paul Martinez (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12, CD3-6), Phil Scragg (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10)
Bendir – Clive Deamer (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17), Justin Adams (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17)
CGI Artist [Electronic Illustrations, CD6] – Julia Stone (3)
Co-producer – Mark Stent (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14)
Coordinator [Project, DVD] – Nicola Powell
Design [CD1] – Michael Hoppen, Robert Plant
Design [CD5] – Richard Evans
Design [CD6] – The Leisure Process
Design [CD8] – Andie Airfix, Joe Spix
Design [Sleeve, CD2] – App, Std
Design [Sleeve, CD4] – Icon
Design [Sleeve, CD7] – Cally
Design [Sleeve, CD9], Design [Cover Art, Box] – Grahame Baker Smith

Drums – Barriemore Barlow (Tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12), Chris Blackwell (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10, CD6-1 to CD6-14), Clive Deamer (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD9-17), Phil Collins (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12), Ritchie Hayward (Tracks: CD3-6 to CD4-10)
Electric Bass, Double Bass – Billy Fuller (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17)
Electric Guitar, Lute [Tehardant], Steel Guitar [Lap Steel] – Justin Adams (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17)
Electronics, Synthesizer [Moog Bass] – John Baggott (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17)
Engineer – Benji Lefevre (Tracks: CD4-1 to CD4-10), Dave Barrett (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), Jonathan Dee (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), Mark Stent (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14), Martin Russell (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), Michael Gregovich (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10, CD7-1 to CD7-11), Pat Moran (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12), Phill Brown (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), Rob Bozas (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), Tim Burrell (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), Tim Palmer (Tracks: CD4-1 to CD4-10)
Engineer [Assisted By] – Dan Austin (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), Graham Domily (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), Jeremy Wheatley (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14), Michael Butterworth (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14), Raj Das (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12)
Engineer [Second] – Danton Supple (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-11), Henry Bunns (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-11), Jacque Turner (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-11), John Cornfield (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-11), Mark O'Donoghue (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-11), Pete Lewis (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-11), Ross Cullum (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-11)
Film Editor [DVD Editor] – Benny Trickett (Tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-21)
Film Producer [DVD Producer] – Aubrey Powell (Tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-21)
Guitar – Doug Boyle (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), Jeff Beck (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-5), Jimmy Page (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-5), Justin Adams (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), Porl Thompson (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), Robbie Blunt (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12, CD3-6 to CD4-10)
Guitar [Master Guitars] – Doug Boyle (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14)
Guitar [Some Guitars] – Chris Blackwell (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14), Phil Johnstone (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14)
Guitar [Synthesized] – Robbie Blunt (Tracks: CD4-1 to CD4-10)
Harmonica – Robert Plant (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17)
Illustration [CD9 & Box] – Grahame Baker Smith
Keyboards – Jezz Woodroffe (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12, CD3-6 to CD4-10), John Baggott (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD9-17), Phil Johnstone (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10, CD6-1 to CD6-14)
Liner Notes – Ed Vulliamy
Management – Bill Curbishley
Mastered By – Denis Blackham (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12)
Mixed By – Benji Lefevre (Tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12), Michael Gregovich (Tracks: CD7-8, CD7-9, CD7-11), Pat Moran (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12), Robert Plant (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12), Steve Evans (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17), Tim Palmer (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-7, CD7-10)
Mixed By [Assisted By] – Benji Lefevre (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9), Jezz (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9), Robbie (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9)
Other [Steering & Guidance] – Andrea Thompson (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), Roy Williams (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12)
Other [Unconsidered Trifles] – Billy The Bootlegger
Painting [Cover Painting, CD4] – Tim Davies
Percussion – Chris Blackwell(Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10), Clive Deamer (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12)
Photography By [Book] – Al Pereira, Anna Luken, Bertrand Alary, Brian Aris, Chris Aubrey, Ebet Roberts, Ercole Baldini, Fernando Aceves, Frank Melfi, Fred Devann, George Bodnar, Getty Images, Grahame Baker Smith, Göran Lindsjöö, Kevin Westenberg, Mick Hutson, Mike Randolph, Mishka Westell, Ralph P. Fitzgerald, Richard Evans, Robert Ellis, Ross Halfin, Sabouret, Statia Molewski
Photography By [CD1] – Michael Hoppen
Photography By [CD4] – Icon
Photography By [CD5] – Starr, Davies
Photography By [CD8] – Maria Mochinacz
Photography By [Cover, CD6] – Ralph Fitzgerald
Photography By [DVD Cover Photograph] – Piper Ferguson
Photography By [Kids Photos, CD7] – Andy Earl
Photography By [Robert Plant Photo, CD7] – Julian Broad
Piano – Paul Shaffer (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-5)
Producer – Benji Lefevre (Tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12, CD4-1 to CD4-10), Chris Hughes (Tracks: CD7-1 to CD7-11), Fabulous Brill Brothers, The (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-5), Nugetre (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-5), Pat Moran (Tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12), Phil Johnstone (Tracks: CD5-1 to CD5-10, CD6-1 to CD6-14), Phill Brown (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12), Robert Plant (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12, CD4-1 to CD5-10, CD6-1 to CD7-11, CD8-1 to CD8-12), Tim Palmer (Tracks: CD4-1 to CD5-10)
Recorded By – Clive Deamer (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17), John Baggott (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17), Skin (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17), Steve Evans (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17), Teo Miller (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17), Tim Oliver (Tracks: CD9-1 to CD9-17)
Remastered By – Bill Inglot, Dan Hersch
Remastered By [Remastered And Renovated By] – Raj Das (Tracks: CD1-9, CD1-10, CD2-9 to CD2-12, CD3-6, CD4-10, CD5-11 to CD5-13, CD6-12 to CD6-14, CD7-12 to CD7-16, CD8-11, CD8-12, CD7-13 to CD7-17)
Research [Biographical Research And Trawling] – Dave Hodgetts
Research [Facts And Referencing] – Dave Lewis
Rhythm Guitar – Nile Rodgers (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-5)
Sintir [Gimbri], Goblet Drum [Darbuka] – Justin Adams (Tracks: CD8-1 to CD8-12)
Supervised By – Nicola Powell
Synthesizer – Jezz Woodroffe (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12)
Tenor Saxophone – Arno Hecht (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-6)
Trombone – Bob Funk (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-6)
Trumpet – Paul Litteral (Tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-6)
Vocals – Robert Plant (Tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD3-1 to CD6-14, CD8-1 to CD9-18)
Vocals [Additional] – Toni Halliday (Tracks: CD4-1 to CD4-10)
Vocals [Girl] – Caroline Harding (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14), Laila Cohen (Tracks: CD6-1 to CD6-14)

Tracks CD1-1 to CD1-9, CD2-1 to CD2-8, CD2-12 recorded at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Gwent.
Track CD1-10, CD2-9 to CD2-11 recorded at The Summit, Houston, Texas, on September 20, 1983.
Track CD2-12 is an unissued studio track.
Track CD3-6 bootleg recorded at Birmingham NEC on September 8, 1985.
Tracks CD5-1 to CD5-10 recorded at Swanyard Studios and Marcus Studios, London, England.
Tracks CD5-11 & CD5-13 bootleg recorded at Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, California, November 1, 1990.
Track CD5-12 bootleg recorded at the Paradiso Club, Amsterdam, Holland, December 20, 1993.
Tracks CD5-11 to CD5-13 are previously unreleased.
Tracks CD6-1 to CD6-14 recorded at Olympic Studios, London, England.
Tracks CD7-1 to CD7-11 recorded at RAK Studios. Additional recording at Sawmill Studio, Cornwall and Monwow Valley Studio, Monmouth. Mixed at Westside Studios.
Tracks CD8-1 to CD8-12 recorded at RAK Recording Studios, Moles Studios and The Church.
Tracks CD9-1 to CD9-17 mixed and manoeuvred at Riverside Studios, Batheaston, Bath, England. Additional mixes at RAK Studios, London. Recorded at The Lodge, Bathford; Ellenbury, Bath; Dôl Ghoch, Cwm Einion; Attic Studios, Kingswood; Livingstone Studio, London; Riverside, Bathampton; The Windtunnel.
Track CD9-13 was previously only available in Japan and France.
Remastered at DigiPrep. Bonus tracks remastered and renovated at RAK Recording Studios.
Track CD8-6 contains elements of "If I Ever Get Lucky" (Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup), "Milk Cow's Calf Blues" (Robert Johnson), "Crawlin' King Snake" (John Lee Hooker) and "That's Alright Mama" (Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup).
The DVD is Region 1 only.
This Compilation © 2006 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. © 2006 Robert Plant.
Manufactured and marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company in the U.S. and Warner Music International for the rest of the world.
Printed in U.S.A.

Nine Lives

Nine Lives
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NINE LIVES

The title of this bonus-track-rich, 10-disc chronicle of Robert Plant's post-Led Zeppelin career refers not only to the number of solo albums the singer has released since Zep flamed out in 1980, but also his penchant for stubborn endurance and artistic reinvention in the face of time and the tides of fashion. While both Plant and Jimmy Page have never been able to fully escape the lengthy shadows of their original world-beating collaboration, it's the vocalist who's best--if irregularly--tempered, teased, and folded Zep's legacy into his mercurial solo career, with his 1982 debut Pictures At Eleven and 1988's Now And Zen being the most overt about it. More crucial to Plant's restless muse has been a willingness to move beyond Led Zeppelin, whether successfully casting a more structured set of songs in synth-drenched new wave veneer on The Principle Of Moments (supplemented here by the previously unreleased Turnaround and three live cuts, including an unlikely cover of Bob Marley's Lively Up Yourself), revisiting a wide swath of influential roots on the Honeydrippers EP and his first release with contemporary backing band Strange Sensation on 2002's Dreamland, or the symphonic ambitions of Manic Nirvana and multihued folk retrenchment of Fate Of Nations. Enhanced by 26 bonus tracks of outtakes, demos, live cuts, and remixes, the nine albums anthologized here are also covered in an insightful essay by journalist Ed Vulliamy. The set's bonus DVD contains an hour-long retrospective hosted by Plant himself and features rare film clips and comments from many of his collaborators and admirers, as well as 20 career-spanning solo videos. --Jerry McCulley
Statistics

Released:
Nov. 21, 2006(UK)


Tracks

CD ONE
1. Burning Down One Side
2. Moonlight in Samosa
3. Pledge Pin
4. Slow Dancer
5. Worse Than Detroit
6. Fat Lip
7. Like I've Never Been Gone
8. Mystery Title
9. Far Post
10. Like I've Never Been Gone - (Live)

CD TWO
1. Other Arms
2. In the Mood
3. Messin' with the Mekon
4. Wreckless Love
5. Thru With the Two Step
6. Horizontal Departure
7. Stranger Here Than Over There
8. Big Log
9. In the Mood - (Live)
10. Thru With the Two Step - (Live)
11. Lively up Yourself - (Live)
12. Turnaround

CD THREE
1. I Get a Thrill
2. Sea of Love
3. I Got a Woman
4. Young Boy Blues
5. Rockin' at Midnight
6. Rockin' at Midnight - (Live)

CD FOUR
1. Hip to Hoo
2. Kallalou Kallalou
3. Too Loud
4. Trouble Your Money
5. Pink and Black
6. Little by Little
7. Doo Doo a Do Do
8. Easily Lead
9. Sixes and Sevens
10. Little by Little - (Long Version remix)

CD FIVE
1. Heaven Knows
2. Dance on My Own
3. Tall Cool One
4. The Way I Feel
5. Ship of Fools
6. Helen of Troy
7. Billy's Revenge
8. Why
9. White, Clean and Neat
10. Walking Towards Paradise - (bonus track)
11. Billy's Revenge - (Live)
12. Ship of Fools - (Live)
13. Tall Cool One - (Live)

CD SIX
1. Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes on You)
2. Big Love
3. S S S & Q
4. I Cried
5. She Said
6. Nirvana
7. Tie Dye on the Highway
8. Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night
9. Anniversary
10. Liars Dance
11. Watching You
12. Oompa (Watery Bint)
13. One Love
14. Don't Look Back

CD SEVEN
1. Calling to You
2. Down to the Sea
3. Come into My Life
4. I Believe
5. 29 Palms
6. Memory Song (Hello, Hello)
7. If I Were a Carpenter
8. Promised Land
9. Greatest Gift, The
10. Great Spirit
11. Network News
12. Colours of a Shade
13. Great Spirit - (Acoustic mix)
14. Rollercoaster - (Demo)
15. Dark Moon - (Acoustic)

CD EIGHT
1. Funny in My Mind (I Believe I'm Fixin' to Die)
2. Morning Dew
3. One More Cup of Coffee
4. Last Time I Saw Her
5. Song to the Siren
6. Win My Train Fare Home
7. Darkness, Darkness
8. Red Dress
9. Hey Joe
10. Skip's Song
11. Dirt in a Hole
12. Last Time I Saw Her - (remix)

CD NINE
1. Another Tribe
2. Shine It All Around
3. Freedom Fries
4. Tin Pan Valley
5. All the King's Horses
6. The Enchanter
7. Takamba
8. Dancing in Heaven
9. Somebody Knocking
10. Let the Four Winds Blow
11. Mighty Rearranger
12. Brother Ray
13. Red, White and Blue
14. All the Money in the World
15. Shine It All Around Tin Pan Valley - (Girls remix)
16. Tin Pan Valley - (Girls remix)
17. The Enchanter (Unkle Reconstruction)
Quick Fact

The title describes the different facets of Robert Plant's post-Zep solo career - Nine CDs = Nine Lives.

Sixty Six To Timbuktu More Info

SIXTY SIX TO TIMBUKTU
Atlantic 83626-2 (U.S.) / Mercury 986 591-3 (U.K.)
CD ONE
1. Tie Dye On The Highway 5:09 (Plant/Blackwell)
Vocal/Harmonica: Robert Plant, Drums: Chris Blackwell, Master Guitar: Doug Boyle, Bass: Charlie Jones
Produced by Robert Plant and Phil Johnstone, Recorded at Olympic Studios, London.
Published by: Sons of Einion Limited. Taken from: Manic Nirvana - 1990
(P) 1990 Atlantic Records Inc.

2. Upside Down 4:11 (Johnstone/Barratt)
Vocal: Robert Plant. Guitar: Doug Boyle, Keyboards: Phil Johnstone, Bass: Phil Scraggs
Produced by: Robert Plant/Tim Palmer/Phil Johnstone. Recorded at: Swanyard Studios
Published: © Johnstone/Barratt. Previously unissued.
(P) 2003 Atlantic Records Inc.

3. Promised Land 4:57 (Plant/Johnstone)
Vocal/Harmonica: Robert Plant, Guitars: Kevin Scott MacMichael, Francis Dunnery, Bass: Charlie Jones, Drums: Chris Hughes, Organ: Phil Johnstone
Produced by Chris Hughes and Robert Plant. Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd. Taken from: Fate of Nations
(P) 1993 Mercury Records Limited

4. Tall Cool One 4:38 (Plant/Johnstone)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitar: Doug Boyle, Keyboards: Phil Johnstone, Drums: Chris Blackwell, Guitar Solo: Jimmy Page
Produced by Robert Plant and Tim Palmer. Recorded at Swanyard Studios and Marcus Studios
Published by Sons of Einion Limited/EMI Virgin Music Ltd. Taken from: Now and Zen - 1988
(P) 1988 Atlantic Records Inc.

5. Dirt In A Hole 4:44 (Plant/Adams/Deamer/Baggott/Jones/Thompson)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitars: Justin Adams, Keyboards: John Baggott, Bass: Charlie Jones, Drums: Clive Deamer, Guitar: Porl Thompson, Backing Vocals: May Clee Cadman and Ginny Clee
Produced by Robert Plant and PhiII Brown. Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Published by BMG Music Publishing Limited. Taken from Dreamland - 2002 - released in UK
(P) 2002 Mercury Records Limited

6. Calling To You 5:48 (Plant/Blackwell)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitars: Kevin Scott MacMichael, Bass: Charlie Jones, Drums: Pete Thompson
Produced by Robert Plant and Chris Hughes. Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd. Taken from Fate Of Nations - 1993
(P) 1993 Mercury Records Limited

7. 29 Palms 4:50 (Plant/Blackwell/Jones/Boyle/Johnstone)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitars: Kevin Scott MacMichael, Bass: Charlie Jones, Drums: Chris Hughes
Produced by Robert Plant and Chris Hughes. Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd. Taken from Fate Of Nations - 1993
(P) 1993 Mercury Records Limited

8. If I Were A Carpenter 3:45 (Tim Hardin)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitar: Kevin Scott MacMichael, Bass: Charlie Jones, Drums: Chris Hughes
Mandolin: Maartin Allcock, String Arrangement: Lynton Naiff
Produced by Robert Plant and Chris Hughes. Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Published by EMI-Robbins Catalog Inc. Taken from Fate of Nations - 1993
(P) 1993 Mercury Records Limited

9. Sea Of Love 3:03 (Khoury-Baptise)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitar: Nile Rodgers, Keyboards: Paul Shaeffer, Guitar solo: Jimmy Page, String Arrangement: Lynton Naiff
Produced by Fabulous Brill Brothers and Nugetre. Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York
Published by Peer Music UK Ltd. Taken from Honeydrippers Volume 1 - 1984
(P) 1984 Atlantic Records Inc.

10. Darkness, Darkness 5:02 (Jesse Colin Young)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitars: Justin Adams, Keyboards: John Baggott, Drums: Clive Deamer, Guitar: Porl Thompson
Produced by Robert Plant and Phill Brown, Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Published by Notting Hill Music (UK) Ltd. Taken from Dreamland - 2002
(P) 2002 Mercury Records Limited

11. Big Log 5:03 (Plant/Blunt/Woodroffe)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitars: Robbie Blunt, Keyboards: Jezz Woodroffe, Bass: Paul Martinez
Produced by Robert Plant, Pat Moran, Benji Lefevre. Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth
Published by Sons of Einion Limited/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK). Taken from The Principle Of Moments - 1983
(P) 1983 Atlantic Records Inc.

12. Ship Of Fools 4:58 (Plant/Johnstone)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitars: Doug Boyle, Keyboards: Phil Johnstone, Drums: Chris Blackwell, Bass: Phil Scraggs
Produced by Robert Plant, Tim Palmer, Phil Johnstone. Recorded at Swanyard Studios and Marcus Studios, London
Published by EMI Virgin Music Limited/BMG Music Publishing Limited. Taken from Now and Zen
(P) 1988 Atlantic Records Inc.

13. I Believe 4:54 (Plant/Johnstone) Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitars: Kevin Scott MacMichael, Bass; Charlie Jones, Piano: Phil Johnstone, Drums: Chris Hughes
Produced by Robert Plant and Chris Hughes. Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Limited. Alternative take from Fate Of Nations - 1993
(P) 1993 Mercury Records Limited

14. Little By Little 4:42 (Plant/Woodroffe)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Keyboards: Jezz Woodroffe, Guitars: Robbie Blunt, Bass: Paul Martinez, Drums: Richie Hayward
Produced by Robert Plant, Tim Palmer, Benji Lefevre. Recorded at Swanyard Studios London & Rockfield Studios, Monmouth
Published by Sons of Einion Limited/Hit and Run Music. Taken from Shaken and Stirred - 1985
(P) 1985 Atlantic Records Inc.

15. Heaven Knows 4:04 (Johnstone/Barratt)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitar: Doug Boyle, Keyboards: Phil Johnstone, Drums: Chris Blackwell, Bass: Phil Scraggs, Guitar solo: Jimmy Page, Backing Vocals: Kirsty MacColl, Marie Pierre, Toni Halliday
Produced by Robert Plant, Tim Palmer, Phil Johnstone. Recorded at Swanyard Studios and Marcus Studios
Published by © Johnstone/Barratt. Taken from Now and Zen - 1985
(P) 1988 Atlantic Records Inc.

16. Song To The Siren 4:06 (Buckley/Beckett)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitar: Justin Adams, Keyboards: John Baggott Drums/Percussion: Clive Deamer, Guitar: Porl Thompson
Produced by Robert Plant and Phill Brown. Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Published by Carlin Music Corp. Radio Edit from Dreamland - 2002 (P) 2002 Mercury Records Limited

CD TWO
1. You'd Better Run 2:30 (E Brigati/Cavaliere)
Listen. Recorded in London 1966. Produced by Roger Bolton and Danny Kessler.
Published by EMI Music Publishing Umited. Issued 1966 CBS Records
(P) 1966 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

2. Our Song 2:32 (Bindi/Clarke)
Recorded in London in 1967. Produced by Roger Bolton and Danny Kessler.
Published by Cecil Lennox Ltd. Issued 1967 CBS Records
(P) 1967 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

3. Hey Joe 4:57 (William Roberts)
Band of Joy. Vocal: Robert Plant, Drums: John Bonham, Bass: Paul Lockie, Organ: Chris Brown, Guitar: Kevin Gammond
Demo recorded at New Regent Sound, London - 1967. Published by Carlin Music Corp.
(P) 1967 Trokharm Limited

4. For What It's Worth 3:29 (Stephen Stills)
Band of Joy. Vocal: Robert Plant, Drums: John Bonham, Drums: Paul Lockie, Organ: Chris Brown, Guitar: Kevin Gammond
Demo recorded at New Regent Sound, London - 1967. Published by Warner Chappell
(P) 1967 Trolcharm Limited

5. Operator 4:36 (Korner/Plant/Miller)
Vocal/Harmonica: Robert Plant, Guitar/Backing vocal: Alexis Korner, Piano: Steve Miller
Produced by Alexis Korner. Recorded in London, 1968
Published by Alexis Korner Enterprises Limited.
Features on Alexis Korner, 'Bootleg Him' Album - Essential Records
(P) 1972 Castle Music Ltd., Licensed courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group.

6. Road To The Sun 5:35 (Plant/Blunt/Woodroffe/Martinez/Collins/Barlow) Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitar: Robbie Blunt, Bass: Paul Martinez, Keyboards: Jeff Woodroffe, Drums: Phil Collins
Produced by Robert Plant/Benji Lefevre and Pat Moran. Recorded at Rockfiefd Studio - 1983
Published as Better than Brussels by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Unissued
(P) 2003 Atlantic Records Inc.

7. Philadelphia Baby 2:14 (Charlie Rich)
The Crawling Kingsnakes. Vocal: Robert Plant, Bass: Paul Martinez, Drums: Phil Collins. Guitar: Dave Edmunds, Backing vocals: Robert Plant/Phil Collins/Paul Martinez
Produced by Robert Plant. Recorded at Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, 1983
Published by Knox Music Limited. Issued as The Crawling Kingsnakes - 'Porky's Revenge' Soundtrack - CBS 1985
(P) 1985 Trolcharm Umited

8. Red For Danger 3:38 (Robin George)
Vocal: Robert Plant. All instruments: Robin George
Produced by Robert Plant and Robin George. Recorded in Wolverhampton in 1988.
Published by Dejamus Limited. Previously unissued
(P) 2003 Trocharm Limited

9. Let's Have A Party 3:40 (Robinson)
Vocal & Guitar: Robert Plant, Lead Guitar: Mick Green, Keyboard; Keith Miller, Pedal Steel: Pete Willsher, Bass: Steve Shoan, Drums: Richard Mark Angelo
Produced by Robert Plant. Recorded Korner Studios, London - 1990
Published by Cartin Music Corp. For NME/Roy Carr project 'the Last Temptation of Elvis'
(P) 1990 Trolcharm Limited

10. Hey Jayne 5:23 (Plant/Jones)
Vocal & Sitar: Robert Plant, Guitars: Kevin Scott MacMichael, Bass & Programming: Charlie Jones, Drums: Chris Hughes
Produced by Robert Plant and Chris Hughes. Recorded at RAK Studios, London in 1993
Published by BMG Musk Publishing Limited.
Bonus track on UK Single 'I Believe' from 'Fate of Nations' - Fontana - UK release only
(P) 1993 Mercury Records Limited

11. Louie, Louie 2:53 (Richard Berry)
Vocal & Lead Guitar solo: Robert Plant, Bass: Charlie Jones, Drums: Michael Lee, Keyboards: Phil Johnstone, Guitar: Francis Dunnery
Produced by Robert Plant. Recorded at Arlyn Studios, Austin, Texas - 1993
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. For "Wayne's World 2' Soundtrack - Reprise
(P) 1993 Paramount Pictures Corp

12. Naked If I Want To 0:47 (Jerry Miller)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitars and Vocal Harmony: Kevin Scott MacMichael
Produced by Robert Plant. Recorded at RAK Studios, London - 1993
Published by The International Musk Network.
Bonus track on UK single 'Calling To You' - Fontana 1993. UK release only
(P) 1993 Mercury Records Limited

13. 21 Years 3:30 (Plant/Ptacek)
Vocals/Harmonica: Robert Plant, National Steel Guitar: Rainer Ptacek
Produced by Robert Plant and Chris Hughes. Recorded at RAK Studios, London - 1993
Published by Mushed Music/Sons of Einion Ltd. Bonus track on UK single '29 Palms' - Fontana 1993. UK release only
(P) 2003 Mercury Records Limited

14. If It's Really Got To Be This Way 3:59 (Alexander/Fritts/Nicholson)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Lead Guitars: Jon Tiven, Brent Rowan, Bass: Muzz Skillinqs, Pedal Steel: BJ Cole, Strings: Lynton Naiff, Drums: Owen Hale, Keyboards: Gary Smith, Acoustic Guitar: Cris Levzinger
Produced by Robert Plant/Jon & Sally Tiven/Donnie Fritts/Gary Nicholson/Greg England
Recorded at Church Studios, London - 1994. Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing/BUG Music
Contributing track for 'Adios Amigo: A Tribute To Arthur Alexander. US release only
(P) 1994 Trolcharm Limited

15. Rude World 3:44 (Rainer Ptacek)
Robert Plant & Jimmy Page. Vocal: Robert Plant, Guitar: Jimmy Page, Guitar: Oliver Woods, Drums: Michael Lee, Bass: Charlie Jones, Keyboards: Phil Andrews/Charlie Jones
Produced by Phil Andrews & Charlie Jones. Recorded at RAK Studios, London - 1997
Published by Mushed Music. Contributing track on 'the Inner Flame' Rainer Ptacek album. US
(P) 1997 Atlantic Records Inc.

16. Little Hands 4:19 (Skip Spence)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Bass: Charlie Jones, Guitar: Innes Sibun, Vibes: Ted Benham
Produced by Robert Plant, Charlie Jones, Phil Andrews. Recorded at NAM Studios, Wiltshire in 1999
Published by EMI Songs Limited. Contributing track on 'More Oar - A Tribute to Skip Spence'. US
(P) 1999 Trolcharm Limited

17. Life Begin Again 6:18
Afro Celt Soundsystem. Produced by Simon Emmerson, James McNally and Martin Russell Music by Simon Emmerson, James McNally. Iarla Lionaird, Martin Russell and Mass; Lyrics by Iarla Lionaird
Robert Plant: vocals, Julie Murphy: vocals, Simon Emmerson: 6 and 12 string guitars, James McNally: high and low whistles, keyboards, bodhran, accordion, harmonium,
Martin Russell: Programming, NiFaly Kouyate; kora, Johnny Kalsi: dhol drums, Demba 'shadowman' Barry: vocals, Moussa Sissokho: talking drum, Mass: keyboards and programming,
Nawazish Ali Khan: violin, Nigel Eaton: hurdy gurdy, Rosie Welters: solo cello, Pete Locket: Big Drums, Hossam Ramzy: Egyptian Tabla Recorded at Redchurch Recordings, London; Sonic Innovation, London; Real World Studios. Wiltshire.
Album mastered by Ian Cooper at Metropolis. Programming by Mass and Martin Russell.
Julie Murphy of Fernhill appears courtesy of Beautiful Jo Records
Published by Real World Music Ltd. Includes an extract from 'Marwnad Yr Ehedydd' (The Lark's Elegy")
The Afro Celts appear courtesy of Real World Records Ltd/Virgin Records. (P) 2001 Real World Records Ltd
(P) 2001 Real World Records Ltd.

18. Let The Boogie Woogie Roll 2:36 (Ertegun/Wexler)
Vocal: Robert Plant, Piano: Jools Holland, Drums: Gilson Lavis, Guitar: Mark Flanagan, Bass: Dave Swift, Baritone Saxophone: Nick Lunt
Backing Vocals: The Extraordinaires - Mark Hall, Roy Hall, G Fofie
Produced by Laurie Latham. Recorded in The Pyramid Room at Helicon Mountain Studios - 2002. Published by Carlin Musk Corp.
Contributing track on Jools Holland's 'small World Big Band Volume Two - More Friends' - 2002 - WSM
(P) 2003 Warner Music (UK) Ltd.

19. Win My Train Fare Home (Live In Timbuktu) 6:16 (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Deamer/Jones/Thompson)
Guitar: Justin Adams, Guitar: Skin Tyson, Bass: Nicolas Meslien. Djemb: Mathieu Rousseau
Produced by Triban Union. Engineered by Live Sound: J-Paul Romann, Anthony Harcourt and Jaja.
Mixed by Tim Oliver and Justin Adams.
Recorded Live at the 'Festival in the Desert', Essakane, Nr Timbuktu - 2003
Published by BMG Musk Limited - Track contains elements of:
a) 'If I Ever Get Lucky' (Arthur 'Big-Boy' Crudup) - Universal-MCA Music,
b) 'Milk Cow's Calf Blues' (Robert Johnson) - Paul Rodriguez Music Limited,
c) 'Crawling King Snake' (John Lee Hooker) - BMG Music Publishing Limited,
d) 'that's Alright Mama' (Arthur 'Big-Boy' Crudup) - Carlin Musk Corps
Contributing track on 'Le Festival au Desert' Live album - 2003 - Triban Union
(P) 2003 Trolcharm Umited

Length: 146:53

Sixty Six To Timbuktu

Sixty Six To Timbuktu
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Featuring music that spans a time frame from Plant's pre-Zeppelin days through a live performance captured earlier this year, the aptly titled 35-track, double disc Sixty Six to Timbuktu serves as both a greatest hits-style career retrospective (disc one) as well as a rarities collection (disc two). In its former capacity, it stumbles only slightly by completely ignoring his debut Pictures at Eleven and inexplicably excluding the 1980's staple In the Mood. One could quibble that the set pays far too much attention to Plant's 1993 outing Fate of Nations, but the fact of the matter is that songs such as 29 Palms and Calling to You stand the test of time better than the cluttered arrangements of Tie Dye on the Highway, Tall Cool One, and Heaven Knows. Other gems include interpretations of Tim Buckley's Song to the Siren and Jesse Colin Young's Darkness, Darkness (both from last year's Dreamland), The Honeydrippers' rendition of Sea of Love (a vintage R&B tune popularized by Phil Phillips), and the lovely 1988 hit Ship of Fools, none of which try to force the music to be something that it isn't just for the sake of selling albums or experimenting with new technology.

As for the rarities portion of Sixty Six to Timbuktu, it collects everything from long forgotten, early singles and demos to b-sides, side projects, and movie soundtrack material. Although his cover of Charlie Rich's Philadelphia Baby is routine rockabilly and his partnership with Robin George on Red for Danger is virtually unlistenable, the bulk of the material is actually much better than the typical aggregation of odds and ends. Both Hey Joe and For What It's Worth, recorded as demos in 1967 with Band of Joy, are stuffed full of blazing psychedelic blues, powered by the bashing and crashing of John Bonham. Elsewhere, the ghost of Robert Johnson haunts the back roads of 21 Years; Plant's perfect moan lends a raw edginess that lifts the slow-burn of Operator as well as the thunderous Road to the Sun; Arthur Alexander's If It's Really Got to Be This Way, with its country twang and pedal steel bliss, sounds closer to the Rolling Stones than Led Zeppelin; and the world beats and organic grooves that fill his collaboration with Afro Celt Soundsystem (Life Begin Again) as well as a recent concert cut (Win My Train Fare Home) prove that even after all these years, Plant still has an awful lot to contribute to his legacy.

From: John Metzger for The Music Box, December 2003, Volume 10, #12
Statistics

Released:
Nov. 4, 2003 (US)
Nov. 4, 2003(UK)

Chart Position:
-- (US) --(UK)

Certified:


Tracks

CD ONE
1. Tie Dye On The Highway
2. Upside Down
3. Promised Land
4. Tall Cool One
5. Dirt In A Hole
6. Calling To You
7. 29 Palms
8. If I Were A Carpenter
9. Sea Of Love
10. Darkness, Darkness
11. Big Log
12. Ship Of Fools
13. I Believe
14. Little By Little
15. Heaven Knows
16. Song To The Siren

CD TWO
1. You'd Better Run
2. Our Song
3. Hey Joe
4. For What It's Worth
5. Operator
6. Road To The Sun
7. Philadelphia Baby
8. Red For Danger
9. Let's Have A Party
10. Hey Jayne
11. Louie, Louie
12. Naked If I Want To
13. 21 Years
14. If It's Really Got To Be This Way
15. Rude World
16. Little Hands
17. Life Begin Again
18. Let The Boogie Woogie Roll
19. Win My Train Fare Home (live)
Quick Fact

The title describes the span of Robert Plant's career at the time that this compilation came out - from 1966 (w/ the single You'd Better Run) to Timbuktu (Win My Train Fare Home from January 8, 2003 in Essakane, Mali).

Band of Joy More Info

BAND OF JOY
Es Paranza 11661-9099-2 (U.S.) / Decca 2748331 (U.K.)
Bekka Bramlett - Backing Vocals (1,2)
Marco Giovino - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals (3)
Patty Griffin - Vocals, Backing Vocals (2,3,4,5,8,10,11)
Byron House - Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Buddy Miller - Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar, 6-String Bass Guitar, Mandoguitar, Backing Vocals (2,3,6)
Robert Plant - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals (1,2,3,5,11)
Darrell Scott - Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Banjos, Accordion, Pedal Steel Guitar & Lap Steel Guitar, Backing Vocals (1,2,3,4,6,7,10,11)

1. Angel Dance 3:50 (David Hidalgo, Louie Perez)
2. House Of Cards 3:14 (Richard Thompson)
3. Central Two-O-Nine 2:49 (Robert Plant, Buddy Miller)
4. Silver Rider 6:06 (Zachary Micheletti, Mini Parker, Alan Sparhawk)
5. You Can't Buy My Love 3:11 (Billy Babineaux, Bobby Babineaux)
6. Falling In Love Again 3:38 (Dillard Crume, Andrew Kelly)
7. The Only Sound That Matters 3:45 (Gregory Vanderpool)
8. Monkey 4:58 (Zachary Micheletti, Mimi Parker, Alan Sparhawk)
9. Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday 3:37 (Traditional, arranged by Plant, Miller)
10. Harm's Swift Way 4:19 (Townes Van Zandt)
11. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down 4:12 (Traditional, arranged by Plant, Miller)
12. Even This Shall Pass Away 4:03 (Theodore Tilton, arranged by Plant, Miller)

Length: 47:32

Produced by Buddy Miller, Robert Plant

Band of Joy

Band Of Joy
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BAND OF JOY

Having won enough awards to keep his mantelpiece groaning for years for his 2007 collaboration with Alison Krauss, Robert Plant resists the temptation to repeat the Americana formula and give us Raising More Sand. Instead he invokes the name of Band of Joy, the psychedelic blues group he originally fronted before the birth of Led Zeppelin over four decades' earlier, for an album of bounding energy and unexpected eclecticism.

Produced with formidable intensity and an impressive sonic feel by Nashville-based country stalwart Buddy Miller, it offers yet another indication of Plant's commendably enduring desire to keep moving. Clearly neither advancing age nor years of unabated success have deprived Plant of either his constant appetite for challenge or his ability to deliver in a cogent, credible and thoroughly convincing fashion. Whether wailing yearningly over a buoyant acoustic rhythm on the Lightnin' Hopkins blues Central Two-O-Nine or rockin'n'rollin' in time-honoured fashion on You Can't Buy My Love, Plant is in terrific voice throughout. Pounding drums (from Marco Giovino) are pushed to the front of the mix and steel guitar and banjos abound on an album with country roots but which quickly develops tentacles that spread in surprising directions, from the gothic chime of Monkey to a vivacious spin on the folk song Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday.

Patty Griffin pops up with sublime vocal harmonies as Plant tackles some intriguing material. Opening with rhythmic overload on a Los Lobos rocker Angel Dance, he conjures up an authentic 1950s sound on an old Jimmie Rodgers hit Falling in Love Again, delivers an edgy treatment of a lesser-known Townes Van Zant song Harm's Swift Way; creates a virulent swirling chorus on Richard Thompson's House of Cards; and performs a masterly arrangement of the spiritual Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down, spritely banjo vying with broody guitar and ghostly backing choir as the track develops its subtle air of menace.

Just as producer T-Bone Burnett deservedly copped much of the acclaim for Raising Sand, Buddy Miller merits much credit for the richness here. But the glory rightly belongs to Plant.

From: Colin Irwin for BBC Music
Statistics

Released:
Sept. 14, 2010 (US)
Sept. 13, 2010(UK)

Chart Position:
-- (US) -- (UK)

Certified:


Tracks

1. Angel Dance
2. House Of Cards
3. Central Two-O-Nine
4. Silver Rider
5. You Can't Buy My Love
6. Falling In Love Again
7. The Only Sound That Matters
8. Monkey
9. Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday
10. Harm's Swift Way
11. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
12. Even This Shall Pass Away
Quick Fact

The group of musicians who were on this album and toured with Robert Plant were the fifth group labelled as the Band Of Joy.
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December 16, 1968 - Zep plays Bath Pavilion for a mere £75.
December 26, 1968 - First American concert at the Coliseum in Denver, CO
December xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are reported to have sold 5 million dollars worth of albums in the US
December 11, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are presented gold and platinum discs for their first two albums
December xx, 1970 - The band enters Island Studios to begin work on the fourth album
December xx, 1971 - The band plays a few low-key shows back in England
December 23, 1972 - The band break for Christmas holiday after a London gig
December xx, 1973 - John Paul Jones works on studio productions for Madeline Bell
December xx, 1973 - Joe Massot films Jimmy Page’s fantasy sequence at Loch Ness
December 19, 1974 - John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page jam with Bad Company at the Rainbow Theater
December 10, 1975 - Led Zeppelin play a 45-minute show with Norman Hale at Behan’s in Jersey
December xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin rehearses for the 1977 tour
December 25, 1976 - It’s announced that Plant and Bonham will reunite with the Band of Joy for three shows in the new year
December xx, 1977 - The band minus Robert gather to discuss Led Zeppelin’s future plans
December xx, 1978 - The new album is completed quickly at Polar Studios and mixed at Jimmy’s Plumpton Studio
December xx, 1979 - John Bonham considers joining Paul McCartney’s Wings
December 29, 1979 - The band minus Jimmy Page attend the Paul McCartney And Wings Kampuchea befefit show
December 04, 1980 - Led Zeppelin issue the following statement not to carry on as a band: "We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of harmony felt by ourselves and our manager have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."
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