Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand 180g 2LP
2009 Grammy Award Winner for:
'Album of the Year'
'Record Of the Year' (Please Read The Letter)
'Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals' (Rich Woman)
'Best Country Collaboration With Vocals' (Killing The Blues)
'Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album'
2008 Grammy Award Winner for:
'Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals' (Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On))
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The musical collaboration of the decade, Raising Sand is the sound of two iconic figures stepping out of their respective comfort zones and letting their instincts lead them across a brave new sonic landscape. Raising Sand finds Robert Plant and Alison Krauss exploring popular music's elemental roots while still sounding effortlessly, breath-takingly contemporary.
For Alison Krauss, musical collaboration has been a way of life. Her latest
musical collaboration, Raising Sand, is an astonishing album recorded in tandem
with rock vocalist and songwriter Robert Plant. Raising Sand is their first
recorded endeavor, and will prove revelatory to fans and the media on two
counts: first that it happened at all, and, more importantly, that it is as
successful and illuminating as it is.
From its embryonic, conceptual stages well before any music materialized the
mere idea of Raising Sand held infinite fascination for both its creators and
those around them. As word spread of an impending musical collaboration between
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, imaginations ran wild. Two artists, each at the
pinnacle of their respective pantheons, Robert and Alison have seemingly little
in common. But just below the surface, an elemental understanding flowed between
them, waiting to be tapped...
Under the careful sonic stewardship of producer T Bone Burnett, Raising Sand is
pitched three steps beyond some cosmic collision of early urban blues, spacious
West Texas country, and the unrealized potential of the folk-rock revolution.
Shockingly evocative, it is an album that uncovers popular musics elemental
roots while sounding effortlessly, breathtakingly modern. Despite hailing from
distinctly different backgrounds, Plant and Krauss share a maverick spirit and
willingness to extend the boundaries of their respective genres. Raising Sand
finds Plant and Krauss functioning as sympathetic equals: creating a powerful
new sound from both their common musical ground and their unrivaled sense of
"The musical relationship between Krauss and Plant is so gentle, attentive,
and respectfully intimate it feels more like a courtship dance. One of the best
albums of the year." - 5 Stars - Mojo
180g Virgin Vinyl
Optimized for Vinyl Release by album producer T Bone Burnett
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
12. Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson
13. Your Long Journey