Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Robert Plant: #1 in Classical Charts

mzidsgekftr170x170-75Robert Plant has had a lot of accolades and accomplishments over his 40+ year career, but it's likely even he would never have thought #1 in the classical charts would be one of them. Yet that's the case this week as Alfie Boe's album Alfie, featuring a duet with Plant doing Song to the Siren, debuted on the Billboards charts at number one last week.

While the album and song are now available for download in North America, in Britain you could download it via iTunes last November, and I did:
The revelation is Plant. Not that he can sing, of course, but that his voice works so well in the style with which this song is done.  Plant has changed his singing style dramatically over the last ten years - maybe it’s even fair to say five. Nowhere does the positive aspects of that change come across as well as it does singing next to a very musical operatic singer.

An Alfie Boe and Robert Plant duet is, to use a phrase I frankly don’t like, outside the box. Yet it works far better than I expect most fans of either artist expected it to.

It can now be downloaded via iTunes, or click the link below to get it on Amazon.


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