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New Music – Alison Krauss & Union Station

Following her sojourn with Robert Plant which delivered “Raising Sand” my album of the year back in 2007 Alison Krauss has been back in the studio with her regular band Union Station and has just released the resultant album “Paper Airplane”

The album is a slight disappointment as she does not appear to have built on or developed from the “Raising Sand” sessions and has returned to a comfort zone which comes across in the album.

Two tracks stand out for me, one being a cover of my favourite Richard Thompson song “Dimming Of The Day”

The other is this lovely track written with her brother.

“Lie Awake” – Alison Krauss & Union Station

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May 1, 2011 Posted by | Cover Stories, New News, New Releases, Video | , , | Leave a comment

New News – Robert Plant

Robert Plant has announced details of his new solo album ‘Band Of Joy’, to be released on 13th September.

The sometime Led Zeppelin singer picks things off where previous, Grammy awards winning, album ‘Raising Sand’ left off. Recorded in Nashville with guitarist Buddy Miller it sees the Rock legend back in a rootsier mood.

Plant says of Miller’s co-production of the album, “Buddy’s integral to this album, you can hear his taste all over the instrumentation. Buddy’s zone is beautiful, with a lot of reflections going back into mid-Fifties rockabilly, the singing fishermen and all the great country stuff, along with the soul and R&B from Memphis.”

“Band Of Joy” features intriguing new interpretations of songs from a wide range of sources. Opening with a throbbing rendition of Los Lobos’s ‘Angel Dance’, the album encompasses the glittering drone-rock of Low’s ‘Silver Rider’ and ‘Monkey’, the Fifties-style country-gospel harmonies which transform The Kelly Brothers’ Sixties soul classic ‘Falling In Love Again’, the desolate banjo-driven interpretation of ‘Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down’, the transplanted English/Appalachian folk ballad ‘Cindy, I’ll Marry You Some Day’, and jangling blues imagery of ‘Central Two-0-Nine’.

Source :-

Here from “Raising Sand” is his take on a Townes Van Zandt classic

“Nothin'” – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

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June 17, 2010 Posted by | New News, Old Music (rock), Video | , , | 2 Comments


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