15 Songs, 1 Hour 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After assembling a band of exploratory roots musicians, Robert Plant used his early-‘10s live shows to push some of his most familiar songs into new shapes. Led Zeppelin favorites “Black Dog” and “Friends” become low-slung funk incantations with tinges of raga, while the fiery strut of “Whole Lotta Love” is transformed into cocksure, steadily rolling grooves. “Somebody Knocking” sets wiry violin curlicues against that doomy blues shuffle, with Plant’s mercurial voice pleading, cajoling, and lamenting like the shamanic bluesman he is.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After assembling a band of exploratory roots musicians, Robert Plant used his early-‘10s live shows to push some of his most familiar songs into new shapes. Led Zeppelin favorites “Black Dog” and “Friends” become low-slung funk incantations with tinges of raga, while the fiery strut of “Whole Lotta Love” is transformed into cocksure, steadily rolling grooves. “Somebody Knocking” sets wiry violin curlicues against that doomy blues shuffle, with Plant’s mercurial voice pleading, cajoling, and lamenting like the shamanic bluesman he is.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

cbiscuit ,

AMAZING 5 STARS!!!!!!

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy is CLEARLY NOT LED ZEPPELIN. This new band is FANTASTIC in every way. Plant has clearly moved on from his LZ hayday (which is really no surprise) and has embraced this form of music which inspires him today. They band is a top shelf group of players and they have tapped into the roots of American music that Robert is currently enjoying. For all of the LZ leftovers out there I say move on from this super talented genius and listen to what you enjoy. As for Robert Plant and the Band of Joy I say thank you for forging on into new ground with a great sound! BRAVO!!!!

explorz ,

Master Musician

Robert Plant knows the roots and core of music and brings a lifetime of dedication to this album. The blues influence is alive and well in all of these rock favorites but with a lively world soul to flesh out the magic. The searing electric violin and the sweeping orchestral soundscapeon Another Tribe transport you. You think you know songs like Black Dog and Gallows Pole? Take a listen and I think you'll find that they are breathed to life in an entirely new way on this album. If you love rock and blues and appreciate the magician that Robert Plant has always been, you'll find an entire collection of surprises coming out of this album.

mpm88 ,

Golden God

The master reinvents himself once again. Like a fine wine, this man continues to get better with age.

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