Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Raising Sand

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
7 comments

The new CD from Alison Krauss and Robert Plant is called Raising Sand. My friend Debbie G. burned it (legally) for me and it's getting major replay in the Birdmobile as I drive to and from BWD.

I've liked Alison K's music for a while, but have of late gotten a bit turned off by the Perfect Bluegrass Production on her albums. This one, produced by T-Bone Burnett, is a keeper, baby.

Robert Plant is perhaps best known as the lead singer for Led Zeppelin. This is a fabulous departure for him, too.

At this link you can check things out for your own dang ears. There's even a bird-themed song on it: Polly Come Home.

Get it. You'll dig it!

7 comments:

On January 15, 2008 at 7:23 PM NatureWoman said...

Thanks for the info on two of my favorites Bill. I'm definitely checking this out.

On January 15, 2008 at 7:34 PM littleorangeguy said...

It is a terrific album. "Please Read The Letter" has been the song in my head since the album was released.

On January 15, 2008 at 8:02 PM egretsnest said...

I love love love this album. They are both favorites -- that I wouldn't have thought to put together but WOW do I love what they do together. Amazing!

On January 15, 2008 at 9:45 PM Rick said...

Perfect bluegrass is what you get when the artist is a perfectionist None the less her music is awesome.:)

On January 16, 2008 at 10:09 AM littleorangeguy said...

Forgot to add that if folks like "Raising Sand" they might also like Alison's brother Viktor Krauss's first album, "Far From Enough" which came out about 4 years ago. I called a record shop checking for its arrival and when they asked what kind of music I said "kind of bluegrass meets jazz meets stadium rock" and they were all over it. Worth a listen. Apparently he has a new album on the way.

On January 16, 2008 at 2:41 PM Rondeau Ric said...

I agree it's a good album.

On March 21, 2008 at 8:56 PM Anonymous said...

love this cd, especially killing the blues...


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