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Raising Sand
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Manufacturer: Rounder
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Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0011661907522
Label: Rounder
Manufacturer: Rounder
Number Of Discs: 1
Publisher: Rounder
Release Date: 2007-10-23
Studio: Rounder

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Editorial Reviews:

The musical collaboration of the decade, Raising Sand is the sound of two iconic figures stepping out of their respective comfort zones and letting their instincts lead them across a brave new sonic landscape. Despite hailing from distinctly different backgrounds, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant share a maverick spirit and willingness to extend the boundaries of their respective genres. This spirit, expertly honed by producer T Bone Burnett, has resulted in an album pitched three steps beyond some cosmic collision of early urban blues, spacious West Texas country, and the untapped potential of the folk-rock revolution.

Supported by the unparalleled musicianship of Marc Ribot, Dennis Crouch, Mike Seeger, Jay Bellerose, Norman Blake, Greg Leisz, Patrick Warren, and Riley Baugus, Plant and Krauss -- as both solo and harmony vocalists -- tackle an intriguing selection of songs from such tunesmiths as Tom Waits, Gene Clark, Sam Phillips, Townes Van Zandt, The Everly Broth! ers, and Mel Tillis. Raising Sand finds Robert Plant and Alison Krauss exploring popular music's elemental roots while still sounding effortlessly, breath-takingly contemporary.

The song "Killing the Blues" is featured in the new JC Penney American Living Campaign.


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Summary: Raising Sand
Comment: This is an outstanding album. Amazing blend of voices that I wouldn't have imagined. Best buy for me this year.

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Summary: breathtaking
Comment: Plants voice is breathtaking-better than ever; the music pieces are deeply soulful, almost spiritual in nature. The moment I cracked the wrapper and slipped the CD into my casette, I loved it.

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Summary: One particular reason this record is outstanding...
Comment: One particular reason this record is outstanding, apart from the tight band and amazing vocals from both Krauss (whose voice I've always loved) and Plant (who I've never been a fan of until now) is T-Bone Burnett's song selection. Specifically, his recognition of former Byrd Gene Clark's songwriting talents is on full display on two tracks, "Polly Come Home" and the overwhelming rendition of "Through the Morning, Through the Night". The latter was on Repeat for two days after I got this CD and it moved me the 50th time I heard it as much as it did the first.

Can't recommend this album enough. Enter with no preconceptions and find some spectacular music and performances.

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Summary: Surprising Result
Comment: Others have given plenty detail describing the album itself, how the pairing of these two artists works and assessments on the songs themselves so I won't go into length on those. What I will say is that as a hardcore rocker dating back to my concert days in the 70's, I didn't have the highest of expectations for this album. But, being open minded and having great respect for Robert Plant, I thought I'd give this one a listen. Boy was I pleasantly surprised by their end result. Although my wife isn't as open minded as I am and doesn't really care for this type of music, I can say the opposite is true of me in that I have listened to this over and over. I loathe country music but this isn't really country. I love rock music and lean more toward Alice in Chains, when I'm in the mood for something a little different but yet still totally enjoyable, this one fits the bill. It may not be for everyone or even for you, but maybe you'd be surprised like I was and actually fall in love this this album.

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Summary: AWESOME
Comment: I AM SO EXCITED THAT I BOUGHT THIS CD. THIS HAS BECOME ONE OF MY FAVORITE CD'S ALREADY.


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