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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss to Team Up Again for 'Raising Sand' Follow-Up

August 18, 2010 06:38:03 GMT

Plant reveals that he and Krauss have tried to record the follow-up but postponed the plan because the songs they came up with during a four-day studio session weren't strong enough.


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Rocker Robert Plant is convinced he and country star Alison Krauss will team up for another record, despite deciding to go their separate ways after recording acclaimed album "Raising Sand" together and touring as a duo. Plant admits he and Krauss did try to record a follow-up but the songs they came up with during a four-day studio session weren't strong enough to warrant a sequel and the pair parted company.

The former Led Zeppelin star says, "We got together and it didn't work... The very nature of 'Raising Sand' was it was accidental, and it was spectacular. Give it four days and you know, and if you haven't got it, go."

"That's exactly what we did, and it worked... (Producer) T Bone (Burnett) had brought the more poignant tracks and I'd brought the more rocky, shambolic things, and there was plenty for Alison to get her teeth into with the lyrical and melodic structure."

"The next time around, the songs weren't quite so evocative... so we looked at each other and we said, 'We'll have to try this later.' But I see her all the time and we will make another record together, I'm sure."


 




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posted by Robert and Alison on Feb 21, 2011
Hurry! im waiting for the next masterpiece. Get together again, the unique sound! memorising! please make this 2011 one to remember. Two talented musicians, country and rock entwined, perfection! Sha Jones North Wales United Kingdom
posted by MAUREEN on Oct 04, 2010
Oh, Robert and Alison, I am crushed. Your music fills me with overwhelming joy. I am so grateful to both of you. Hopefully, you will sing again together. You make a perfect pair.
posted by dragonlady12 on Sep 15, 2010
So sad, but if the songs he brought to the table were the ones he wound up doing on Band of Joy, then I'm just as glad he went with Patty Griffin and didn't pop the magic bubble around Raising Sand. Sometimes magic only strikes once.
posted by Ava on Aug 18, 2010
See Correct and Full interview: "And just as Plant moved on from Strange Sensation when it seemed to the wider world that at last he'd found a viable new musical vehicle, so it was with plans to make another album with Alison Krauss, in 2009. Given the success of Raising Sand, surely this was a tougher call to make? Plant waves airily. "We got together and it didn't work. Well, it worked to a degree, but the very nature of Raising Sand was it was accidental., and it was spectacular. Give it four days and you know, and if you haven't got it, go. That's exactly what we did, and it worked. It worked so instantly with Raising Sand because T Bone had brought th emore poignant tracks and I'd brought the more rocky, shambolic things, and there was plenty for Alison to get her teeth into with the lyrical and melodic structure. The next time round, the songs weren't so evocative. And there were songs that I like that I brought to the party, but they were more my songs, for me, with anybody, rather than for Alison. So we looked at each other and we said: We'll have to try this later. I was teasing her: You can't go back to those fat blokes with beards. But I see her all the time. And we will make another record together, I'm sure. But you can only spend so long trying to get it right." Well considering he went a different route and didn't include Krauss, I'm guessing another Raising Sand in twenty years or so. Robert needs to rock out and she just CAN'T. Is Krauss also being shoved down his throat just like Led Zep? Enjoy how SPECTACULAR Band of Joy is and talk about what he's doing NOW, not something he may never do. Robert does what he wants to do and it sure wasn't Raising Sand.

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