Monday, New Week and I see that I have time for one more album review and "Record Of The Week" before we close this year.
"Carry Fire" is the 11th solo release for the LED ZEPPELIN lead singer is backed by his band the Sensational Space Shifters and features a guest appearance from Chrissie Hynde from PRETENDERS.
Folkloric have been something that Robert Plant always have embraced during his carer as a singer and songwriter. I am referring to the tales of the occult, Vikings and even Tolkien that we heard in the tunes of LED ZEPPELIN or the more folk traditions and myths that he has been working around during his solo carrier. With "Carry Fire" he dives deep into international folk forms and blends both musical, cultural and ancient lyrics with yesterday’s entries and creates something flavouring as "Carry Fire".
"Carry Fire" is a very detailed, ambitious and very direct album, it's so full of life that you get happy inside when you get this a spin.
The first cut "The May Queen" is a atmospherics piece with a spicy from Americana, lovely lyrics. The guitars ricochet throughout the spiritual tune "New World" until the more straightforward love song "Season's Song" and "Dance With You", two magical pieces that could be played at a any feast. "Carving Up the World" sounds like a mix between the 60's rock and African rhythms and goes in the same steps as the title tune, but "Carry Fire" has a more Indian flavour added to the sound. "A Way With Words" could been a collaboration with THÅSTRÖM, it's naked, slow, gray and slightly industrial with alot of motions and feelings. "Bones Of Saints", slight guitars with a ruffling drums shows another side of Plant, Americana with a Blues and Folk in a mix sounds pretty good here. "Keep It Hid", another slight Industrial tune, muffling bassline, guitars that stands out and a sentimental and groovy vocal makes this a tune to stand out, I really dig this. "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" Industrial Blues, modern but still retro, or ancient, a tune that I just love, specially Chrissie Hyndes part, suits this tune perfect. The album closes up with the mystique half pace "Heaven Sent", a emotional and historical piece.
Sum: Plant wears his years proudly and have released a magnificent album.
Robert Plant is out touring atm to supprt his new album, see the rest of the tour dates below.
Today's tune "Carry Fire" the title tune of the album, Enjoy!
Jools Holland regular & Led Zeppelin Front Man Album Interview 2017
11/12/17 PORTSMOUTH, UK Guildhall Sold out
12/12/17 BIRMINGHAM, UK Symphony hall Sold out
2/09/18 RALEIGH, NC Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Sold out
2/11/18 CHARLOTTE, NC Ovens Auditorium Sold out
2/12/18 NORFOLK, VA Chrysler Hall Sold out
2/14/18 NYC, NY Beacon Theatre Sold out
2/16/18 BOSTON, MA Orpheum Theatre Sold out
2/17/18 TORONTO, ON Massey Hall Sold out
2/20/18 CHICAGO, IL Riviera Theatre Sold out
2/22/18 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Orpheum Theatre Sold out
2/24/18 DENVER, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre Sold out
2/26/18 PHOENIX, AZ Symphony Hall Sold out
2/28/18 OAKLAND, CA Fox Theater Sold out
3/02/18 LOS ANGELES, CA Orpheum Theatre Sold out
23/03/18 SYDNEY, AUS State Theatre
26/03/18 SYDNEY, AUS Sydney Opera House
27/03/18 SYDNEY, AUS Sydney Opera House
30/03/18 BYRON BAY, AUS Byron Bay Bluesfest
01/04/18 MELBOURNE, AUS Palais Theatre
02/04/18 MELBOURNE, AUS Palais Theatre
05/04/18 ADELAIDE, AUS Thebarton Theatre
08/04/18 PERTH, AUS Riverside Theatre
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