Robert Plant announces 'Band of Joy' release date
Monday 14 June 2010
Robert Plant's forthcoming album
Band of Joy, called a "timeless plunge into authentic Americana," is due for release on September 13 (14 in the US), according to a June 14 announcement on the Led Zeppelin frontman's website. The album will be Plant's first since 2007's six-time Grammy-winner
Raising Sand with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.
Recorded in Nashville, Band of Joy was co-produced by Plant and legendary Nashville guitarist Buddy Miller. "Buddy's zone is beautiful," said Plant in a statement, "with a lot of reflections going back into mid-fifties rockabilly, the singing fishermen and all the great country stuff, along with the soul and R&B from Memphis."
Tracks on the album will include renditions of Los Lobos's "Angel Dance," Low's "Silver Rider" and "Monkey," The Kelly Brothers' "Falling In Love Again," the traditional "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down," English/Appalachian folk ballad"Cindy, I'll Marry You Some Day," and blues-y "Central Two-0-Nine."
Along with Miller, the musicians behind Band of Joy - which is also the name of the band with which Plant and drummer John Bonham played before joining Led Zeppelin - include multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, country singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, bassist Byron House, and percussionist Marco Giovino.
In March, Plant announced a 12-city North American tour in support of Band of Joy. That tour leg begins in Memphis on July 13 and will feature songs from the forthcoming album.
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