Raising Sand

Performers Robert Plant/Alison Krauss

Rounder | October 23, 2007 | Compact Disc

Raising Sand is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
Those who find the pairing of '70s rock god Robert Plant with contemporary bluegrass queen Alison Krauss unlikely have probably not been paying attention to Plant's latter-day work, which is full of intimate, acoustic-flavored balladry. While the organic-sounding, low-key Plant/Krauss collaboration, RAISING SAND, is a far cry from Led Zeppelin's stadium rock, it offers up some hauntingly moody textures that should appeal to "Battle of Evermore" admirers.
Consisting mostly of sagely chosen cover tunes, the album finds Plant and Krauss bringing their warm-but-eerie harmonies to everything from Townes Van Zandt's nihilistic folk poetry ("Nothin'") to the crumbled beauty of latter-day Tom Waits ("Trampled Rose"). Determined not to rest on their laurels or cater to expectations, the 59-year-old icon and his junior partner craft a subtle and intriguing sound built on their shared love of folk forms and gift for interpretation, bringing to light esoteric gems by late Byrds visionary Gene Clark and the Everly Brothers along the way as well.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 23, 2007

Genre: General

Style: Folk

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2007

Label Name: Rounder

UPC: 011661907522

Found in: General

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from So beautiful Who would think that these two could make such a beautiful sound together. This cd is lovely.
Date published: 2008-10-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was Alright I bought this album because I really like the song "Gone Gone Gone" So I thought I would really like this whole album. This makes a great back round CD. Its a very easy listening CD that I probably wouldn't listen to in the car, but other then that it was great.
Date published: 2008-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in love. I heart this album ... it's unreal. Best thing since that Eagles of Death metal album that I wore out. Man ... this album is great. Truth be told I haven't heard the whole thing yet, but I'm so excited about it I couldn't wait to tell people
Date published: 2007-10-23

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Raising Sand

Raising Sand

Performers Robert Plant/Alison Krauss
Producer T-Bone Burnett

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 23, 2007

Genre: General

Style: Folk

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2007

Label Name: Rounder

UPC: 011661907522


Title Track Time
1.Rich Woman --
2.Killing the Blues --
3.Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us --
4.Polly Come Home --
5.Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) --
6.Through the Morning, Through the Night --
7.Please Read the Letter --
8.Trampled Rose --
9.Fortune Teller --
10.Stick with Me Baby --
11.Nothin' --
12.Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson --
13.Your Long Journey --

Editorial Notes

Those who find the pairing of '70s rock god Robert Plant with contemporary bluegrass queen Alison Krauss unlikely have probably not been paying attention to Plant's latter-day work, which is full of intimate, acoustic-flavored balladry. While the organic-sounding, low-key Plant/Krauss collaboration, RAISING SAND, is a far cry from Led Zeppelin's stadium rock, it offers up some hauntingly moody textures that should appeal to "Battle of Evermore" admirers.
Consisting mostly of sagely chosen cover tunes, the album finds Plant and Krauss bringing their warm-but-eerie harmonies to everything from Townes Van Zandt's nihilistic folk poetry ("Nothin'") to the crumbled beauty of latter-day Tom Waits ("Trampled Rose"). Determined not to rest on their laurels or cater to expectations, the 59-year-old icon and his junior partner craft a subtle and intriguing sound built on their shared love of folk forms and gift for interpretation, bringing to light esoteric gems by late Byrds visionary Gene Clark and the Everly Brothers along the way as well.