Saturday, August 30, 2014

Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition) Promotional Video

Post title says it all, really.

But it at Amazon and other retailers...

Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe CD Edition)
Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition MP3)
Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition CD)
Led Zeppelin IV (Remastered Original Vinyl)
Led Zeppelin IV (Super Deluxe Edition Box) (CD & LP)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Returning to Lullaby... and the Ceaseless Roar

With less than two week to go until the release of Robert Plant's latest (and possibly last?) album, lullaby... and the Ceaseless Roar, Plant and co. have released a second promotional video for the album, once again called Returning to the Border.


The previous video was released in July.

Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar will be in stores September 9th. You can pre-order it at Amazon, iTunes or directly through Plant's website.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Book: Robert Plant The Voice That Sailed the Zeppelin

Dave Thompson has written a number of books on and about music. Last years Roger Waters Biography, The Man Behind the Wall proved quite good despite the fact I'm neither a Pink Floyd nor a Roger Waters fan. His book I hate New Music the Classic Rock Manifesto, is my favourite book on music, being both a serious look at what ails the music business and funny as hell.

This year, Thompson takes on the subject of Robert Plant, with Robert Plant: The Voice That Sailed the Zeppelin. Promising a lack of interest in Plant's sexual peccadilloes (hint: no shark story), Thompson looks at Plant's total career and examines what it is that keeps him moving. It promises to be, I think, possibly the best of the Robert Plant books.

Robert Plant to Perform at iTunes Festival

Every year Apple and iTunes sponsors a series of concerts which it then streams live on it's Apple TV.
The concerts can be later viewed on iTunes and Apple TV.  The month long festival takes place in London in September with nightly concerts at the Roundhouse Art Centre in Camden Town (in March a five day festival from South-by-Southwest in Austin was also done).

This year, Robert Plant will be among the performers, celebrating the release of his new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar.Plant and his band, the Sensational Space Shifters, will be at the Roundhouse and streamed live on September 8th, the night before the release of the album. You can win tickets to the show through Warner Brothers.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pocketful of Golden

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters have released a second single from their upcoming album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar. Listening to song previews last month, I noted Pocketful of Golden is "is a ballad, very much in the pulled back Band of Joy style that we have heard from Plant the past few efforts." This is true, as far as it goes, but that is not to suggest the song is boring and, in fact, is quite a lovely song with Juldeh Camara's riti adding flavour throughout.

If you have purchased the album through Robert Plant's website, you were sent a link with the download to Pocketful of Golden yesterday. It is also now available on iTunes, although the Amazon link for Pocketful of Golden is still listing it as a pre-order.

Plant's new album will be available on September 9th. The first single, Rainbow, was released on June 24th.