Robert Plant: Band Of Joy


Robert Plant
Robert Plant is back with Band of Joy, his first album since 2007's six time Grammy winning Raising Sand. Band of Joy was recorded in Nashville and will be released on September 14.

A plunge into Americana, the album was co-produced by Plant and Nashville mainstay Buddy Miller. "Buddy's integral to this album. You can hear his taste all over the instrumentation," enthuses Plant. "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."

As well as Miller, the Band of Joy is made up of multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, who provides the mandolin, guitar, accordion, pedal, lap steel and banjo lines, country singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, who adds the main vocal foils to Plant's lead parts, Byron House, who plays bass, and percussionist Marco Giovino.

Band of Joy features new interpretations of songs from a wide range of sources: Los Lobos' "Angel Dance," Low's "Silver Rider" and "Monkey," The Kelly Brothers' "Falling In Love Again," traditional gospel number "Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down," the English/Appalachian folk ballad "Cindy I'll Marry You Some Day," and blues gem "Central Two-O-Nine."

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy will be touring the U.S. in July in support of Band of Joy, with more dates to be announced. For a complete list of dates click here.

Band of Joy Track Listing:
1. 'Angel Dance'
2. 'House of Cards'
3. 'Central Two-O-Nine'
4. 'Silver Rider'
5. 'You Can't Buy My Love'
6. 'I'm 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'

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[Published on: 6/14/10]

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