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    Posted: October 06 2007 at 16:23
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Could be quite an interesting project. I absolutely adore Alison and anything she does, and you combine her with Robert Plant and the brilliance of T-Bone Burnett, then Raising Sand could be one of  the best non-prog discs of the year.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2007 at 20:47
Never heard of this project, but as a sucker for anything Zepp-related, I'll check it, thanks. I went to the Plant concert this summer, great memories Cool

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2007 at 23:17
To be honest, I'll get it for Alison. A true American treasure and wildly talented.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2007 at 10:24
I've been reading about this odd couple for a while.  For this collaboration they both were encouraged to take on music that is completely foreign to their known style and, since both are courageous artists, it should make for some very interesting tracks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2007 at 12:29
I have it on order as I do for anything Plant related but to be honest I'm totally unfamiliar with Alison Krauss. It got a good review in Mojo though so looking forward to hearing it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2007 at 00:43
i heard that. very nice stuff!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2007 at 09:40

I've been giving it a good listen and it's excellent. A strong collection of Country Blues, Folk and a bit of Rock 'n' Roll with a sympathetic backing band including T Bone Burnett and Marc Ribot.

Plant and Krauss compliment each others vocals beautifully.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2007 at 09:52
A couple of hours ago I read a rave review of this album (which I saw yesterday in a music store) on Classic Rock magazine. It got 10/10 on their scale, which is pretty rare... Though it's not the kind of music I usually listen to, it really got me curious, and I might even decide to get it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2007 at 11:15
This album has got top reviews everywhere. I hope to check it out some time soon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2007 at 01:40
I read this topic this afternoon and suddenly I experienced an aural hallucination where I heard Zeppelin playing "Whole Lotta Love" with Jimmy Page's guitar and vocals replaced by Allison Krauss on vocals and electric violin.  
 
I know that sounds horrendous, but it really sounded great!
 
I then realized that with an imagination like that, it's very fortunate that I have never experimented with any mind altering substances.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2007 at 03:41
^ You should try Ian Anderson's version of Kashmir with that gorgeous violin chick, splendid! Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2007 at 18:44
Can't wait to hear this - sounds like a winner. Catch a preview here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5KF4dKq-6I

really interesting. Plant's doing great work these days. Saw him and Strange Sensation in Taormina,  Sicily earlier this year and he was awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2007 at 18:32
I've heard most the album, brilliant stuff! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2007 at 23:41
Just ordered it.  Should be amazing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2007 at 17:12
I just bought a copy, & will play it tonight. Approve
 
I'm a big Zep fan, and know and enjoy some of Krauss' work (O brother where Art Thou soundtrack, etc), plus I enjoy folk, rootsy stuff, and some (less commercial) country and bluegrass, so listening to and enjoying this album should pose no difficulties for me. I previewed a couple of tracks at the store -- sounded like my kind of stuff, plus their voices seem to work well together.
 
I'll let you all know what I think (here) ASAP this week! Smile


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2007 at 17:33
I got it yesterday, not bad.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2007 at 17:47
Originally posted by Tony R Tony R wrote:

I got it yesterday, not bad.


ErmmTony, you ol' Rush uber-fan, what's the extent of your connection to "roots", trad-rock or alt-country music? Don't you routinely put down Steeleye Span (a band I love)?
 
(The music mag reviews certainly seem to indicate more than a middling "not bad" score.)  Do you like Wilco? The Jayhawks?
 
Did you buy the album mostly as a Zep fan, or because you knew what you were getting into? Had you ever heard Alison Krauss' solo work? Got any country or bluegrass?
 
Just wondering!


Edited by Peter - November 04 2007 at 21:26
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2007 at 17:53
Robert Plant looks cooler with a goatee, going by the album cover photo.

That's all I can say about it. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2007 at 17:59
Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

Robert Plant looks cooler with a goatee, going by the album cover photo.

That's all I can say about it. LOL
Ms Krauss ain't too hard on these eyes, I can tell you that....Wink
 
 
In any case, she's a very talented artist, and a major, revitalizing force in her field, by all accounts. Thumbs%20Up
 
 
 
(Album producer T Bone Burnett is certainly no talentless hack, either. He's a heavyweight, well-respected artist and producer.)


Edited by Peter - November 04 2007 at 18:05
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2007 at 18:10
Originally posted by Peter Peter wrote:

Originally posted by Tony R Tony R wrote:

I got it yesterday, not bad.


ErmmTony, you ol' Rush uber-fan, what's the extent of your connection to "roots", trad-rock or alt-country music? Don't you routinely put down Steeleye Span (a band I love)?
 
(The music mag reviews certainly seem to indicate more than a middling "not bad" score.)  Do you like Wilco? The Jayhawks?
 
Did you buy the album mostly as a Zep fan, of because you knew what you were getting into? Had you ever heard Alison Krauss' solo work? Got any country or bluegrass?
 
Just wondering!


I got it because I am a big Zep fan of course.
Naturally, in my 46 years I have been exposed to a lot of country and bluegrass. However, inevitably I prefer it when my heroes dabble rather than the real thing.

I am familiar with Wilco (not my cup o' char) but dont recall ever hearing The Jayhawks.

I like Ry Cooder, he offered hopefully. Wink


and yes, I am aware what type of music Mr Cooder is associated with...Geek...

I prefer Jazz and Classical to folky, country, bluegrassy stuff normally...Big%20smile


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