Robert Plant releases ‘Now and Zen,’ his fourth album featuring Jimmy Page on two songs (1988)

Robert Plant‘s ‘Now and Zen’ is his fourth solo album released on February 29, 1988 by Es Paranza.


Robert Plant releases ‘Now and Zen,’ his fourth album featuring Jimmy Page on two songs (1988)

Track Listing : 1.Heaven Knows (David Barratt, Phil Johnstone) – 04:06 . 2.Dance On My Own (Robert Crash, Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant) – 04:30 . 3.Tall Cool One (Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant) – 04:40 . 4.The Way I Feel (Doug Boyle, Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant) – 05:40 . 5.Helen Of Troy (Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant) – 05:06 . 6.Billy’S Revenge (Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant) – 03:34 . 7.Ship Of Fools (Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant) – 05:01 . 8.Why (Robert Crash, Robert Plant) – 04:14 . 9.White, Clean And Neat (Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant) – 05:28 . 10.Walking Towards Paradise (Jerry Lynn Williams) – 04:40

Musicians : Robert Plant – Vocals . Chris Blackwell – Drums, Mpercussion . Doug Boyle – Guitar . Phil Scragg – Bass . Jimmy Page – Guitar . Phil Johnstone – Keyboards . Dristy Maccoll – Vocals (Background) . Toni Halliday – Vocals (Background) . Kirsty Maccoll – Vocals (Background) . Marie Pierre – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Robert Plant, Tim Palmer, Phil Johnstone Rob Bozas – Engineer . Martin Russell – Engineer

Recorded In 1987.

Released On February 29, 1988 By Es Paranza.

Package : Icon – Design, Art Direction . Richard Evans – Design, Art Direction . Davies And Starr – Photography

(Source Robert Plant – Now and Zen | Official Website)


It really is an amazing record, and it always sounded best to me in my headphones while walking to my summer job at 7-11, or while stocking the cooler there. Suffice to say my copy wore down pretty quickly. […]

Ultimate Classic Rock
How Robert Plant Finally Embraced His Past on ‘Now and Zen’The sound can occasionally get a little too pristine, and tracks like “Why” veer dangerously close to Howard Jones synth-pop territory. But highlights abound… […]

Rolling Stone
Now and Zen, Robert Plant‘s fourth solo album, is so rich in conceptual invention that you barely notice that Plant sings better on it — with more tone, control and rhythmic acuity — than he has in the seven years since Led Zeppelin imploded. […]


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