Author Topic: [Robert] Plant, [Alison] Krauss to Release Album ["Raising Sand"] Oct. 23  (Read 5515 times)

Offline rlmacklin

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Man, this sounds interesting...

Plant, Krauss to Release Album This Fall
Aug 6, 8:26 AM (ET)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than a few people in town wondered what was up when Robert Plant was spotted in recent months at the Grand Ole Opry and at the popular bluegrass club The Station Inn.

The former Led Zeppelin frontman's album with bluegrass star Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand," will be released Oct. 23 on Rounder Records, the label has announced.

Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles and produced by T Bone Burnett, the album finds the two interpreting lesser-known material from blues, R&B, country and folk songwriters including Mel Tillis, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Gene Clark, Doc Watson, Little Milton Campbell and the Everly Brothers.

There's also "Please Read the Letter," a song written by Plant and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page from their 1998 album, "Walking Into Clarksdale."

"You've got two singers that can handle a wide range of material - storytellers. So you look for the stories," Burnett said in the release.

Krauss and Plant first sang together a few years ago at a tribute concert for blues great Leadbelly at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Supporting musicians on "Raising Sand" include guitarists Marc Ribot and Norman Blake, multi-instrumentalist Mike Seeger, drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Dennis Crouch.

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The link doesn't work but it is very interesting.  I like Krauss and both my wife and I are big on Zeppelin.  We will have to check it out.  Let's see if it's better than All the Road Running between Harris and Knoffler, which I like. 

You can preorder it.
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Offline allenzachary

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I've heard the track "Gone Gone Gone" and they sound wonderful together.  The records has gotten great reviews and is on my list of music to get.

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At an auditory 'glance' it reminds me a lot of a Chris Isaac album... Is there such a thing as 'alternative country'?  If you like that sort of thing... Take a listen to Loretta Lynn's album with Jack White, Van Lear Rose.  Kinda cool too. 8)
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You can audition each song at Itunes store.
It is interesting, but not my cup of tea. I grew up on Led Zep and prefer Plant and Page collaborations.
Never have been too crazy about any of their work with others.  :)

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Re: [Robert] Plant, [Alison] Krauss to Release Album ["Raising Sand"] Oct. 23
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007, 10:15:47 PM »
Got a chance to audition thealbum with every intention of buying it.  I listened to a good portion of every track. 

While I found several brilliant moments,most of it left me flat.  Much of the record is moody tonal stuff. The best track is definitively "Gone, Gone, Gone."  I see now why it's been getting the airplay.

I passed on this one.