Robert Plant is preparing to release a new solo album recorded with the Band of Joy, he has revealed on his online merchandise store.
The announcement of the new Band of Joy album was buried in the details of another new Plant release: A new compilation of his solo career.
Plant will release “Digging Deep: Subterranea,” a 2 CD, 30-track compilation including three previously unreleased songs, on October 2.
The listing for the compilation on Plant’s merchandise website includes a mention of a new Band of Joy album (bold type added):
DIGGING DEEP showcases landmark tracks from each of the 8x GRAMMY® Award-winner’s 11 masterful solo albums, including a number of songs featured on Digging Deep with Robert Plant. Highlights include the #1 rock hit, “Hurting Kind,” and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Shine It All Around,” alongside the previously unreleased exclusives, “Nothing Takes the Place of You” (written by New Orleans musician Toussaint McCall and recorded for the acclaimed 2013 film, Winter In The Blood), “Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up – Part 1),” taken from the soon to be released album Band of Joy Volume 2 and a spectacular duet rendition of Charley Feathers’ rockabilly classic, “Too Much Alike” featuring Patty Griffin.
Plant last released an album under the Band of Joy name in 2010. The band toured in 2010 and 2011 but haven’t performed together since.
Plant has been releasing albums with The Sensational Space Shifters since 2012, but recently has been performing with a new solo project called Saving Grace and has been recording a new album with Alison Krauss.