Thursday, September 16

Robert Plant, Alison Krauss Video of Please Read the Letter

A beautiful song about unfinished business.

Please Read the Letter
Lyrics written by Michael Lee, Jimmy Page, Charlie Jones, and Robert Plant
Performed by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
From the album Raising Sand


In the album Raising Sand, legendary Led Zeppelin front man, Robert Plant, pairs with extraordinary country songstress, Alison Krauss, to create a transcendental work of eclectic auditory art. The album in its entirety compels the soul with exquisitely blended harmonies to haunting and eerie effect, gypsy violin, and fascinating production.

At the 51st Grammy Awards, Raising Sand won all five awards for which it was nominated. Album of the Year; Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album; Record of the Year (for "Please Read the Letter"); Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.

Producer, T-Bone Burnett, has given us the award winning soundtracks to O Brother, Where Art Thou, the Johnny Cash/June Carter biopic Walk the Line, Crazy Heart, Across the Universe, The Ladykillers, Cold Mountain, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Down From the Mountain, Horse Whisperer, Stealing Beauty, Until the End of the World. He has also produced for many artists including Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Los Lobos, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Elton John, Natalie Merchant, John Mellancamp, and BB King, among many other works in his fruitful and interesting career.

One Amazon review from Ian Chalmers:"This is one of those serendipitous occasions when the right people and material find each other, the planets line up, you draw against all odds …common sense and commerciality are thrown to the wind. If you have any faith in the essential goodness of man, any hope that art is a good thing, a taste for good music regardless of the labels slapped on it, experience that love will break your heart, but you'll fall into it anyway, and a suspicion that Rounder Records has more artistic sense in its (figurative) little toe that all of the major labels combined, you'll buy this CD. And besides, looking at the jacket photos, I have to wonder if Robert and Alison don't share a hair stylist."

The following are the CD, mp3 album, and mp3 single, respectively:

Among the many great reviews, one says,
“Burnett turned up the gothic horror and planted it down South.”

5 comments:

Peep November 15, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

I've just discovered your site! I hope you continue to post!! It's really pretty. I am married with children but my little sisters and I still write letters to each other (we're only an hour away). Yes, they still text and fb and everything but they still love hand writing letters :)

TraceyElaine November 15, 2010 at 5:49 PM  

I am so happy to hear you get to share the gifts of letter writing with your little sisters. I also have little sisters - aren't they precious? ...And I'll bet those letters from them are equally so. Thank you so much for the encouragement to continue to post. With you in my audience, it will be a pleasure to do so.

Peeptastic! November 23, 2010 at 6:02 PM  

:D Thanks! And yes, they are fun to write to. I was surprised at how much they'd taken to it.

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