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Plant, Robert / Carry Fire
Album:Carry Fire Collection:General
Artist:Plant, Robert Added:01/2018
Label:Nonesuch Records 

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Add Date:2018-02-07 Pull Date:2018-04-11 
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Everything A to Z episode 121

Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2018-01-31 
Robert Plant,- Carry Fire, None Such Records

This latest album from Robert Plant had me worried, and that’s probably why I procrastinated so much on reviewing it. I was afraid that I would be sadly disappointed, as is often the case when a super-star rock legend puts out a new album . I’m happy to report that I was not disappointed . In every song (except maybe #6) his voice is as strong and pure as it was 40 years ago. And he’s not just repeating the old, either. This album is a synthesis of his life and experiences, while it returns him to his native Wales, the focus is really on new moves and groves with influences from world music. Track #2 shows an evolution of LZ’s legacy, and it was one of my favorites, along with 1,2,3,5,7,9,10,11

1.* Slow/Med - psych rock elements (psych folk)
2.* Med - Led Zeppelin’s legacy lives in a blues singer’s body (anthemic rock)
3.* Slow/Med - Love song
4. Slow/Med - Plant’s voice sounds very different at different points in this song
5.* Med - Unique sound from start- about walls
6. Slow - A quiet love song
7.** Med - Title track- Flamenco influenced guitar. Best song on album- classic RP voice with unique music (Plant calls it desert blues)
8. Med - I didn’t like this at first, but it won me over
9.* Med - Mellow, yet edgy tune. Underlying intensity
10.* Med - Dissonant sound with Chrissie Hynde guest vocals, Ersel Hickey tune, iconic voices!
11.* Slow/Med - Spacey and stoney, like a true Zeppelin. Metaphysical tune


*** this untranslated quote from the back of the album booklet: enwog yth wnair, gair gyrddbwyll armes, telynores twyll" (Welsh for "famous celebrity, word quarrels armies, harpist of fraud") You just gotta love this guy!!

Track Listing
1.The May Queen 6.A Way With Words
2.New World... 7.Carry Fire
3.Season's Song 8.Bones Of Saints
4.Dance With You Tonight 9.Keep It Hid
5.Carving Up The World Again...A Wall And Not A Fence 10.Bluebirds Over The Mountain
 11.Heaven Sent