15 Songs, 1 Hour 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 15-track live album features the second-ever show performed with Robert Plant's band The Sensational Space Shifters, on July 12, 2012, at London's HMV Forum. The album was a surprise, coming soon after the release of a concert film of Plant with his group The Band of Joy, who were supporting their self-titled 2010 album. Musicians appearing here include singer/guitarist Patty Griffin (who was also in The Band of Joy), multi-instrumentalist Juldeh Camara of JuJu, and the guitarists, keyboardist, and bassist of The Strange Sensation, with which Plant recorded the albums Dreamland and Mighty Rearranger. Classic blues such as “Fixin’ to Die” and “Spoonful,” solo Plant tunes like “Tin Pan Valley,” his collaboration on Patty Griffin’s “Ohio,” Griffin’s solo track “Standing,” and classic Zeppelin songs like “Black Dog,” “Friends,” “Bron-Y-Aur-Stomp,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and "Gallows Pole” make this an enjoyably varied set; it shows Plant and Griffin enjoying their relationship and savoring the music it makes. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 15-track live album features the second-ever show performed with Robert Plant's band The Sensational Space Shifters, on July 12, 2012, at London's HMV Forum. The album was a surprise, coming soon after the release of a concert film of Plant with his group The Band of Joy, who were supporting their self-titled 2010 album. Musicians appearing here include singer/guitarist Patty Griffin (who was also in The Band of Joy), multi-instrumentalist Juldeh Camara of JuJu, and the guitarists, keyboardist, and bassist of The Strange Sensation, with which Plant recorded the albums Dreamland and Mighty Rearranger. Classic blues such as “Fixin’ to Die” and “Spoonful,” solo Plant tunes like “Tin Pan Valley,” his collaboration on Patty Griffin’s “Ohio,” Griffin’s solo track “Standing,” and classic Zeppelin songs like “Black Dog,” “Friends,” “Bron-Y-Aur-Stomp,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and "Gallows Pole” make this an enjoyably varied set; it shows Plant and Griffin enjoying their relationship and savoring the music it makes. 

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3.9 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings
Jon012.

Sue54

Robert at his very best , surrounded by some of the most gifted musicians. See you at the RAH

FzzrFzzr

Amazing soundscape

The concert was amazing - The recording captures the whole swirling psychedelic afro-rockabilly-hard rock vibe gyration well.

About Robert Plant

As Led Zeppelin’s longhaired, bare-chested frontman, Robert Plant was the archetypical rock god. Born in Staffordshire, England, and raised on Delta blues, Plant—as a writer and singer, both with Zep and in his ongoing solo career—braided the visceral impact of hard rock with Eastern classical music, Celtic folk, and mysticism, reshaping rock music not as a vehicle for youth culture, but for myth. A powerful singer who once said he wanted his voice to cut like a tenor sax, Plant also helped define the modern rock vocal—wailing, penetrative—and influenced just about anyone who ever tried to keep rank with an electric guitar, from Jack White and Eddie Vedder to Axl Rose and Chris Cornell. His best '70s turns with Zeppelin remain immortal—has any singer turned the blues inside out the way Plant does on “Black Dog”? But just as interesting are muse-following moments like 1988’s “Tall Cool One,” in which he keeps pace with New Wave, or 2007’s Grammy-winning collaboration with folk singer Alison Krauss, Raising Sand, which revealed a plainspokenness barely hinted at with Zeppelin. Speaking to Musician in 1990, Plant joked that he’d never tried to copy anyone with his voice: “It just developed, until it became the girlish whine that it is today.”

HOMETOWN
Birmingham, England
GENRE
Rock
BORN
20 August 1948

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