Robert Plant announced the details today of his upcoming album with the Sensational Space Shifters. Called lullaby and... the Ceaseless Roar, the 11 song album was produced by Plant and will feature 9 original songs written by Plant and the band. The album will be on Nonsuch /Warner Bros. Records and will be released September 9th.
"It's really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep," says Plant, who has been playing two songs from the album on his current tour, the traditional folk song Little Maggie and a Sensation Space Shifter original, Rainbow. Nonsuch has released YouTube videos of the album version of both songs today. Meanwhile, Rainbow goes on sale tomorrow at digital outlets as the albums first single.
You can preorder the album in three packages at Nonsuch records: LP+CD+MP3+Art Print ($40.00 US); CD+MP3+Art Print ($18.00 US); or on lossless Flac files ($13.00). If you pre-order any of these
packages now, you will get a digital download of Rainbow.
1. Little Maggie (Trad. arr. by Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
2. Rainbow (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Tyson)
3. Pocketful of Golden (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Camara/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
4. Embrace Another Fail (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Camara/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
5. Turn It Up (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
6. A Stolen Kiss (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Tyson)
7. Somebody There (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
8. Poor Howard (arr. Plant/Adams/Baggott/Camara/Fuller/Tyson - Derived from Lead Belly's Po' Howard)
9. House of Love (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
10. Up On The Hollow Hill Understanding Arthur) (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
11. Arbaden (Maggie's Baby) (Plant/Adams/Baggott/Camara/Fuller/Smith/Tyson)
There have been three videos released, but each seems to be set to play in different regions. Here they are, however, and enjoy which ones you can. First is a promo trailer for the album, then Little Maggie and finally Rainbow: