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Robert Plant Reveals Video for ‘Bluebirds Over the Mountain’ featuring Chrissie Hynde

Robert Plant’s new album, ‘Carry Fire’, will be released October 13th on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. ‘Carry Fire’, his eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014’s acclaimed ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, was produced by Robert at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire with additional recordings at Real World and Rockfield studios.

Watch the animated video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=73&v=utl6Z86487w

As with ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, Robert is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters: John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t’bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, bendir; Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum, tambourine; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe, drum kit; Billy Fuller on Bass, Keyboards, Drum programming; and Liam “Skin” Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, twelve-string.

Robert Plant and the Space Shifters (which now includes Seth Lakeman who appeared on three tracks on ‘Carry Fire’) will play the following UK dates.

NOVEMBER

Thurs 16th                 Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions

Fri 17th                      Bristol, Bristol Colston Hall

Mon 20th                 Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Civic

Wed 22nd                Wales, Llandudno Venue Cymru

Fri 24th                      Newcastle, Newcastle City Hall

Sat 25th                    Liverpool, Liverpool Olympia

Mon 27th                 Glasgow, Glasgow SEC Armadillo

Tues 28th                  Scotland, Perth Concert Hall

Thurs 30th                 Manchester, Manchester O2 Apollo

DECEMBER

Sat 2nd                     Northern Ireland, Belfast Ulster Hall

Sun 3rd                     Dublin, Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Weds 6th                  Sheffield, Sheffield City Hall

Fri 8th                        London, London Royal Albert Hall

Mon 11th                 Portsmouth, Portsmouth Guildhall

Tues 12th                  Birmingham, Birmingham Symphony Hall

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters are also joined on ‘Carry Fire’ by a number of special guests. Chrissie Hynde joins Robert on the duet “Bluebirds Over The Mountain” (written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys). Albanian cellist Redi Hasa performs on three tracks, as does the aforementioned Seth Lakeman on viola and fiddle.

Robert Plant and the band spent two years on the road together supporting ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, their unique sound and vision ultimately evolving into something even more creative and powerful.

Robert, who lived in Texas for a time before returning to England three years ago, together with his friends, present the songs Carry Fire, melding unusual rhythms with naturalism and smouldering power.

“It’s about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently, the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation”.

Full tracklisting for ‘Carry Fire’ Below:

  1. The May Queen

  2. New World…

  3. Season’s Song

  4. Dance With You Tonight

  5. Carving Up The World Again… a wall and not a fence

  6. A Way With Words

  7. Carry Fire

  8. Bones Of Saints

  9. Keep It Hid

  10. Bluebirds Over The Mountain

  11. Heaven Sent

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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