Robert Plant’s new solo album “Carry Fire” will be released on October 13, and so far Plant has released three tracks from the album that are available to listen to on YouTube.
The first track to be released was “The May Queen”:
It was followed by “Bones of Saints”:
And the most recent song to be posted on YouTube is “Bluebirds Over the Mountain,” Plant’s duet with Chrissie Hynde:
Here’s the full tracklist for “Carry Fire”:
- The May Queen
- New World…
- Season’s Song
- Dance With You Tonight
- Carving Up the World Again…a wall and not a fence
- A Way With Words
- Carry Fire
- Bones of Saints
- Keep It Hid
- Bluebirds Over the Mountain
- Heaven Sent
Here’s the description for the album via Amazon:
“Robert Plant’s eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014’s acclaimed ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, produced by Robert at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire with additional recordings at Real World and Rockfield studios. As with ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, Robert is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters and joined 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 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 trawl 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.'”
Here’s the album cover:
Plant has announced a series of live shows, with more dates expected to be announced later this year.
Here are all of the live shows announced so far:
October 6 – BBC Radio 6 Music Live 2017 in London, UK
November 16 – Plymouth, UK
November 17 -Bristol, UK
November 20 – Wolverhampton, UK
November 22 – Llandudno, UK
November 24 – Newcastle, UK
November 25 – Liverpool, UK
November 27 – Glasgow, UK
November 28 – Perth, UK
November 30 – Manchester, UK
December 2 – Belfast, UK
December 3 – Dublin, Ireland
December 6 – Sheffield, UK
December 8 – London, UK
December 11 – Portsmouth, UK
December 12 – Birmingham, UK
February 9 – Raleigh, North Carolina, US
February 11 – Charlotte, North Carolina, US
February 12 – Norfolk, Virginia, US
February 14 – New York, US
February 16 – Boston, Massachusetts, US
February 17 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
February 20 – Chicago, Illinois, US
February 22 – Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
February 24 – Denver, Colorado, US
February 26 – Phoenix, Arizona, US
February 28 – Oakland, California, US
March 2 – Los Angeles, California, US
March 30 – Byron Bay Bluesfest, Australia
AWSOME SAUCE! TOUR DATES! (SIMPLY MEIJI) THE DOVE!!!!
TOUR DATES! CANT WAITE! LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU PERFORM AGAIN, LAST TIME WAS,…1987. YOU FRONTED FOR STEVIE VAUGHUN, AS (THE HONEY DRIPPERS. I WAS 2ND ROW, 4TH SEAT! I SENT YOU ONE RED ROSE BACK STAGE, YOU CAME ON STAGE WITH THE ROSE IN UR RIGHT HAND,..AND SAID MY NAME, AND SAID LUV U, WITH A BEAUTIFUL SMILE ON UR FACE! HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, AWSOME SAUSE! CANT WAIT 2 SEE U AGAIN!
AWSOME SAUSE! TOUR DATES! (SIMPLY MEIJI) THE DOVE!!!!
Very nice! Love the lyrics and melody of May Queen. And Bluebirds! The anime is captivating as it opens up with the new scenes as the song rolls forward. Hopefully you’ll get the opportunity to visit Seattle again soon. All the best!
Cant wait for manchester on november 30 so excited my fiest plant solo gig ever hugs karen halifax .
Wish Robert plant would change his mind and do a
Return led zeppelin tour it would be great.
Led Zeppelin is in the past, it will never happen, today is the future, and where he is in this stage of his life, he is a legend, I have loved since I was 16, his voice is amazing, and he will always remain a true and wonderful performer.