Eleventh Studio Album On Double LP!
Featuring A Duet With Chrissie Hynde!
Robert Plant's eleventh studio album, Carry Fire, produced by Plant in the
west of England and Wales, melds unusual rhythms with naturalism. As with his
2014 album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, the album features his band The
Sensational Space Shifters. They are also joined here by special guests,
including Chrissie Hynde on the duet "Bluebirds Over The Mountain" (written by
rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The
Beach Boys); Albanian cellist Redi Hasa; and the celebrated Seth Lakeman on
viola and fiddle.
In his nearly 50-year career, former Led Zeppelin vocalist and Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame member Robert Plant has gone to far distant lands as intrepid
musical explorer, collaborating with musicians like Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller,
and Patty Griffin. To write and produce lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar,
though, he returned to his native England, enriched by all he has seen, heard,
For the last few years, Plant has lived and recorded in America, working with
musicians in Nashville, residing for a spell in Austin, and making time to drive
along the byways of Mississippi, fueled by the sound of the delta blues that has
inspired him since he was a teenager (a car journey recollected in the new "Turn
It Up"). He had previously traversed North and West Africa, following the trail
of the blues back to the desert, where he famously joined nomadic Tuareg
musicians and others at the renowned Festival of the Desert in Essakene, Mali.
But now his creative wanderings have led him back to his native England and a
rediscovery -- and a reappraisal -- of himself as an artist and songwriter.
More than any artist of his generation, Plant, an indisputable rock legend,
continues to surprise and challenge his audience -- and himself -- with music
that is smart, exciting, and completely of the moment. His decades of
experience, his incredible legacy as the front man of Led Zeppelin and as a solo
artist, only serve to keep pushing him forward. He's steeped in history but his
ears are attuned to the entire world around him, listening for the future.
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
1. The May Queen
2. New World...
3. Season's Song
4. Dance With You Tonight
5. Carving Up The World Again...A Wall And Not A Fence
6. A Way With Words
7. Carry Fire
8. Bones Of Saints
9. Keep It Hid
10. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
11. Heaven Sent