Raising Sand

Raising Sand

Music CD - 2007
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Publisher: Burlington, MA : Rounder, p2007
Branch Call Number: CD FOLK PLANT
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Krauss, Alison 1971-- Performer

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AL_HANNAHS Feb 21, 2018

In my humble opinion, this is one of the best duets out there. Alison Krauss and Led Zeppelin lead, Robert Plant, are the perfect musical pair. Every song on this album is worthy of playing on repeat.

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AL_BETHW Jan 30, 2018

Led Zeppelin on bluegrass... This curious duo offers a lovely surprise of low key crooning. Plant versatility proves pretty phenomenal.


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AL_BETHW Jan 30, 2018

Led Zeppelin on bluegrass... This curious duo offers a lovely surprise of low key crooning. Plant versatility proves pretty phenomenal.

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Merenwen
Aug 23, 2017

I've owned this album since the year it came out, but never left a comment :P Whoops.

I feel like this shouldn't be classified as a "country" album, because not all the songs are country-sounding. "Gone, Gone, Gone" for instance is very old-school rock n' roll, and "Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us" and "Trampled Rose" are very folk-esque. I'm not a huge country music fan, and I had never heard of Alison Krauss before this album came out, but I love it. They really seem in tune with each other.

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rhys33
Sep 01, 2012

Two of the greatest vocalists of our time power-teaming to create a collection of 13 amazing songs. The whole album is mellowed out and downtempo, so if you like that sort of thing you'll probably love this. I'm a fan of Portishead, and although this album is totally different, I find myself liking it for the same reasons.

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sullivans
Feb 05, 2012

Agree it's not everyone's cup o' tea, part of the problem being a the presence of perhaps two too many sombre, extremely slow-tempo tunes. Nevertheless, the musicianship and production values are top-notch and Alison Kraus has a wonderful voice -- she's the real deal. My favourites would be "Let Your Love Be Your Loss", an up-tempo rocker with great vocals by Krauss and a hard-driving, propulsive guitar break; and Killing the Blues, a simple tune that could have been made maudlin by a lesser singer, but rendered achingly beautiful and sad by Krauss (her voice is angelic on this tune) and Plant.

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StevenRobinson
Jan 16, 2012

It may not be for everyone. Some people's definition of boring are the same as other's definition of mellow. I thought it was very haunting, in a good way. Especially Trampled Rose.

Worth a try, if you're curious.

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Michael
Aug 03, 2009

This CD/Album is way over-rated... If you're in a sombre mood already - don't go here... This is guaranteed to put you in even deeper!

It does have the 2009 Song of the Year Grammy Award Winner: "Please Read the Letter".

But if you want to hear it sung - real Delta Blues-style... check out the original song written and performed by Robert Plant and his Led Zeppelin partner, Jimmy Page, for their collaborative album: "Walking into Clarksdale" (1998)!

Not-with-standing what Grammy thinks: I found the Plant/Alison Krauss version tedious - and the rest of this album - tame, lame, and boring!

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eeLmon
Feb 09, 2009

Click on videos to see Alison Kraus & Robert Plant

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kessler817
Jun 25, 2017

Other: Songs 11, 12, and 13 do not play on some CD-ROMs.

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