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3.33 | 66 ratings | 1 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Angel Dance (3:52)
2. House Of Cards (3:16)
3. Central Two-O-Nine (2:51)
4. Silver Rider (6:08)
5. You Can't Buy My Love (3:13)
6. Falling In Love Again (3:40)
7. The Only Sound That Matters (3:47)
8. Monkey (5:00)
9. Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday (3:39)
10. Harm's Swift Way (4:21)
11. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (4:14)
12. Even This Shall Pass Away (4:03)

Total time 48:04

Line-up / Musicians

- Robert Plant / lead & backing (1-3,5,11) vocals, co-producer

- Patty Griffin / lead & backing (2-5,8,10,11) vocals
- Bekka Bramlett / backing vocals (1,2)
- Buddy Miller / electric & baritone guitars, 6-string bass, mandoguitar, backing vocals (2,3,6), co-producer
- Darrell Scott / guitars (lap steel, pedal steel, acoustic), banjo, mandolin, accordion, backing vocals (1-4,6,7,10,11)
- Byron House / bass
- Marco Giovino / drums, percussion, backing vocals (3)

Releases information

Artwork: Richard Evans

CD Es Paranza Records ‎- 11661-9099-2 (2010, US)

LPx2 Es Paranza Records ‎- 2742241 (2010, US)

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ROBERT PLANT Band Of Joy ratings distribution

(66 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(32%)
Good, but non-essential (41%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by mystic fred
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars A Joyful rediscovery.

Following on from Plant's very successful collaboration with Alison Krauss in the genre of Country Rock, he reformed his old band moniker "Band of Joy", who he was in with John Bonham in the mid sixties, employing a new group of musicians around him.

Released on 22nd October 2010, Plant's new musical incarnation covered a joyful album of Country Rock / Blues and early Bluegrass songs, very close to his heart but given full rein here much to his satisfaction. Who knows where Plant's future interests lie, though here moving nearer his early roots but again further away from his Zeppelin years.

The track put forward as a promotional single "Angel Dance" is fine enough, the "House of Cards" is also very catchy song, but on repeat listens the songs on the album get deeper and reveal hidden depths and flashbacks, a skill Plant has developed over the years and here put to good use, the mystery and ethereal magic is still strong, as I hope all his future works will continue to be, whatever they may be.

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