Robert Plant’s ‘Band of Joy’

Robert Plant’s ‘Band of Joy’ is his ninth solo album and the first with the Band of Joy, released in September 2010 by Decca, Rounder.

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Track Listing : 1.Angel Dance (David Hidalgo, Louie Perez) – 03:50 . 2.House Of Cards (Richard Thompson) – 03:14 . 3.Central Two-O-Nine (Robert Plant, Buddy Miller) – 02:49 . 4.Silver Rider (Zachary Micheletti, Mimi Parker, Alan Sparhawk) – 06:06 . 5.You Can’T Buy My Love (Billy Babineaux, Bobby Babineaux) – 03:11 . 6.Falling In Love Again (Dillard Crumeandrew Kelly) – 03:38 . 7.The Only Sound That Matters (Gregory Vanderpool) – 03:45 . 8.Monkey (Zachary Micheletti, Mimi Parker, Alan Sparhawk) – 04:58 . 9.Cindy, I’Ll Marry You Someday (Traditional, Arranged By Robert Plant, Buddy Miller) – 03:37 . 10.Harm’S Swift Way (Townes Van Zandt) – 04:19 . 11.Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Traditional, Arranged By Robert Plant, Buddy Miller) – 04:12 . 12.Even This Shall Pass Away (Theodore Tilton, Arranged By Robert Plant, Buddy Miller) – 04:03

Musicians : Robert Plant – Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 11) . Bekka Bramlett – Backing Vocals On (1 – 2) . Marco Giovino – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals On (3) . Patty Griffin – Vocals, Backing Vocals On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 8 – 10 – 11) . Byron House – Bass Guitar, Double Bass . Buddy Miller – Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar, 6-String Bass Guitar, Mandoguitar, Backing Vocals On (2 – 3 – 6) . Darrell Scott – Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Banjos, Accordion, Pedal Steel Guitar & Lap Steel Guitar, Backing Vocals On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 10 – 11)

Production : Produced By Robert Plant, Buddy Miller . Jim Demain – Mastering . Gordon Hammond – Assistant Engineer . Mike Poole – Editing, Engineer, Mixing

Package : Michael Wilson – Photography

Recorded 2010.

Released September 13 , 2010 By Decca, Rounder.

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Los Angeles Times
Band of Joy,” which revives the name of the band Plant was in before Zeppelin erupted from the earth’s molten core, feels more rooted to the earth than the consistently transcendent “Raising Sand,” but the singer effectively keeps a foot planted in each of those worlds. – See more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/09/album-review-robert-plants-band-of-joy.html#sthash.Jb69c8I4.dpuf […]

PopMatters
Or perhaps it’s the elegant country ballad that comes midway through Band of Joy that best sums up the album: “Is there one in here / Looking for the only sound that matters? / Was it what you thought?” Band of Joy, by both reaching back and by yearning for a decorous new future, is an album that matters. Now, does anybody remember laughter? […]

allmusic
Never as austere as the clean, tasteful impressionism of Raising Sand, Band of Joy is bold and messy, teeming with life to its very core. It’s as a joyous a record as you’ll ever hear, a testament that the power of music lies not in its writing but in its performance. […]

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