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Afro Celt Sound System — Life Begin Again (w/ Robert Plant)
Album: Volume 3-Further In Time
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6.9

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Total ratings: 1480









Released: 2001
Length: 6:16
Plays (last 30 days): 2
This is the day and the hour
The time when the changing begins
The land and the sky fallen silent

Quiet moves o'er the plain
Quiet moves o'er the plain
The silence moves over the plain

The land and sky are quiet
The heart is beating within
Her song echoes a calling

For life to begin again
For life to begin again
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can't wait to see him at Cityfolk!   THIS WEEKEND!
Belly dancing in the garden with this playing in the background is one option.
Bumped to 9
Fantastic!
 
You guys must be millennials.  Robert Plant is one of the most relevant rock singers & creative force in the history of rock & roll, still thriving since 1968. Even if his voice was still up for it, he's been done with Led Zeppelin for decades now (likely before you were born) as frankly, he's been there done that. The solo work & collaborations he's done in the last couple of decades has been remarkable.  This song is a great example of his thoughtful collaboration and how pretty much any artist would be honored to share the studio & stage with him.  A 10 for me.

You may now resume your regular playing of the Led Zeppelin catalog.

{#Chillpill} 
 

25demayo wrote:

So it seems. 

 
You make that sound like a bad thing. 
Bill, could you please have Robt. retire !!!!!!!!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
So does RP stand for the Robert Plant channel now?

 
So it seems. 
Too melodramatic.
More cool stuff from Gabriel's Real World Records.

https://realworldrecords.com/

Love this
 grazie wrote:
A fusion of genres that doesn't do much for me.

 
A strange blend of flavours that don't mix easily for me.  Not a fan of this, sorry.
A fusion of genres that doesn't do much for me.
So does RP stand for the Robert Plant channel now?
Lately, we've been hearing Robert Plant five times a day. I miss variety.
Even if you're a fan of neither, you know both can do better.
World+Rock=Outstanding!
The Fact that Robert Plant's voice is in this song leads automatically to "sucko barfo" no questions asked, not a single second wasted listening to this... thanks for the PSD that usually provides something >7
Bloody Predictive!!
Afro-Celt not Afro-Felt! {#Fire} 
Saw Afro-Felt here in Wales last year.
Spellbinding 
RP alone makes it a 9
 
One more example of Plant's adventurous solo career. {#Cheers}
that was Joy!


 scrubbrush wrote:
this is good stuff... what year is this from? Plant's more recent stuff seems more subdued.

 
Spring 2001.
this is good stuff... what year is this from? Plant's more recent stuff seems more subdued.
What a voice you have Mr Plant :)
 
Very very very good
Nice song!

very groovy...  love it...
 t00lur wrote:

harsh! {#Sorry}
 
yes {#Lol}
 t00lur wrote:
{#Devil_pimp}
 
harsh! {#Sorry}
{#Devil_pimp}
Nice combination.  They compliment each other well.{#Clap}
 martinc wrote:
Look at that, they banging on those bongos like a bunch of champanzee, that ain't working..

I like it 
 

I think chimpanzees would play the bongos better tha the champs!
Hypnotic Boa Yahhhh!!!! I'm likin' this stew!
Kewl... Plants voice goes soooooo well with them :)

loving now music!
 fredriley wrote:

Arf! :-D

Ok, ACSS sell craploads of boatloads of CDs in their native Celtic regions. And IMO they kick donkey too! :)

I'm not so keen on this album as there are too many guest appearances (though they do owe Peter Gabriel for setting their project up in the first place), but it's still decent enough. Any of the other albums is way better, though.

  Fred, you never fail to catch me off-guard and make me laugh out loud. {#Notworthy}  I really love Afro Celt's music - it puts me in a sort of Zen-space...


Look at that, they banging on those bongos like a bunch of champanzee, that ain't working..

I like it 
 lophrequa wrote:

have to disagree. this works and showcases the Plant well

 
Agreed.  The music and his voice is a good mix!

Well, that was enjoyable for a first listen. Does it get better or worse, the more I hear it?
3 = RP Break!
 Imkirok wrote:


Can you translate that into US denominations? We don't use sacks. Please put it in relation to a boatload, crapload, or buttload. Thanks! :)

 

How about a sackbutt of CD's?
I heard a clip of Plant on the Today show yesterday and Kathy Lee asked him if he actual wrote songs. He had a classy reply rather than bonkering her in the forehead


 kaybee wrote:

Nope, the Plant is still growing well, goes into dormancy now and again, but blooms again when the weather is amenable and the melody demands it.

 
I just hope he's laying off the Miracle Grow.

Yes, it is cool to see an older classic rock God not only still be performing, but performing interesting, relevant music! Unlike some other artists - Rolling Stones - Bruce Springsteen - that shall remain unnamed.{#Wink}
 blueyedmerle wrote:

I have seen Robt. Plant since the Zeppelin days.    Every band he has been a part of of, has been unique......................., a part of the metamorphisis.................  I have seen them all and every combination is amazing, and inspriational........................{#Clap}

~BEM~
 
Completely agree.  The evolution has been really great... funny to hear the synth stuff from the early/mid 80's, but it's all part of the journey.

Right now, he's probably been in just about the best form he's been in for a long time.  Vocally (thinking Led Zeppelin shrieking Plant) Manic Nirvana might have been his best period for solo stuff...  This Afro Celt stuff is much more where he belongs though.

Even more-so the current stuff he's doing with Allison Krauss is exactly where he is right now.

(although that O2 show was SO, SO, SO HOT that I think he should have given the Zeppelin thing one last go) 

I would forgive Robert Plant of almost anything including soddomy against Donkeys.....mmm - he deserves respect up to the point of the donkeys at least.
 Jelani wrote:

The Plant has shriveled and almost died, gasping it's last breaths in a futile effort to continue on, but alas, can only have the bare garden stakes of other performers prop it up until the inevitable return to the dust of the earth.

 
have to disagree. this works and showcases the Plant well

 fingerpin wrote:

Clueless.

 
I have seen Robt. Plant since the Zeppelin days.    Every band he has been a part of of, has been unique......................., a part of the metamorphisis.................  I have seen them all and every combination is amazing, and inspriational........................{#Clap}

~BEM~


 Jelani wrote:

The Plant has shriveled and almost died, gasping it's last breaths in a futile effort to continue on, but alas, can only have the bare garden stakes of other performers prop it up until the inevitable return to the dust of the earth.

 
Clueless.

 Jelani wrote:

The Plant has shriveled and almost died, gasping it's last breaths in a futile effort to continue on, but alas, can only have the bare garden stakes of other performers prop it up until the inevitable return to the dust of the earth.

 
Nope, the Plant is still growing well, goes into dormancy now and again, but blooms again when the weather is amenable and the melody demands it.

 Imkirok wrote:
Can you translate that into US denominations? We don't use sacks. Please put it in relation to a boatload, crapload, or buttload. Thanks! :)

 
Arf! :-D

Ok, ACSS sell craploads of boatloads of CDs in their native Celtic regions. And IMO they kick donkey too! :)

I'm not so keen on this album as there are too many guest appearances (though they do owe Peter Gabriel for setting their project up in the first place), but it's still decent enough. Any of the other albums is way better, though.


boring I'm afraid... doesn't go anywhere at all
Robert Plant is definitely one of the coolest "old dudes" alive...it's great he still tries new things, given his level of success.
ndad47 wrote:
good song. but i wish they would have really challenged plant and made him earn his supper. it would have been great to hear him howl during a great piece of music again.

The Plant has shriveled and almost died, gasping it's last breaths in a futile effort to continue on, but alas, can only have the bare garden stakes of other performers prop it up until the inevitable return to the dust of the earth.

Pyro wrote:
Plant adds nothing, IMHO.

couldn't humbly disagree more


good song.  but i wish they would have really challenged plant and made him earn his supper.  it would have been great to hear him howl during a great piece of music again. 
I love ACSS, but this song is forgettable.  Plant adds nothing, IMHO.
 Imkirok wrote:
Can you translate that into US denominations? We don't use sacks. Please put it in relation to a boatload, crapload, or buttload. Thanks! :)

 
This is 2008. We use metric buttloads now.

 Imkirok wrote:


Can you translate that into US denominations? We don't use sacks. Please put it in relation to a boatload, crapload, or buttload. Thanks! :)

 

{#Bounce}
Don't you mean add a point for Mr. Plant, Sheriff?
Man, Robert Plant sure gets around lately.  Could tell it was him from across the room.  I like this.
very unique, no one sounds like these guys, one of the reasons I listen to RP! thanks Bill!
fredriley wrote:
... They regularly headline festivals and sell a sackload of CDs.
Can you translate that into US denominations? We don't use sacks. Please put it in relation to a boatload, crapload, or buttload. Thanks! :)
fredriley wrote:
... That said, and although I'm a big fan of theirs with 4 albums, I don't know WTF Robert Plant is doing on their work. He's not only yesterday's man, but his music, good though it is, has zero to do with the kind of fusion music ACSS put out. This collaboration does neither any favours. ...
Buahaha I came on to say this lead singer sounds like a washed up Robert Plant wannabe. How sad that I was only half right.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
It could be that the reason why this group has cornered the market for a combination of african and celtic vibes, is that there is no market for a combination of african and celtic vibes. Based on this, I think we can all guess why...
You are so, so wrong - ACSS are very big in Scotland these days, and I mean BIG! They regularly headline festivals and sell a sackload of CDs. IMO they're a very good example of the Celtic musical renaissance, fusing traditional Celtic sounds and rhythms with ambient, techno, and of course world music influences (not just Afro but, as you can hear here, Middle Eastern, and many others). That said, and although I'm a big fan of theirs with 4 albums, I don't know WTF Robert Plant is doing on their work. He's not only yesterday's man, but his music, good though it is, has zero to do with the kind of fusion music ACSS put out. This collaboration does neither any favours. Anyway, 8 for ACSS, knock off 1 for yer man Plant's contribution, so 7 from the Nottingham jury. And a big thank you to RP for playing so much modern Celtic stuff.
Love this CD, would love it in surround sound 5.1 even more.
Julie Murphy. brandog wrote:
I wonder who is the female backup vocalist on this piece - she sounds a bit like Patty Griffin.
pannaramma wrote:
Here's another one...
I dig it too!! :jump:
I wonder who is the female backup vocalist on this piece - she sounds a bit like Patty Griffin.
This guy gets around. October '07 release date. :sunny:
maxmox wrote:
See them live....it's more than worth it.
I saw them also in a small venue...amazing band.
It could be that the reason why this group has cornered the market for a combination of african and celtic vibes, is that there is no market for a combination of african and celtic vibes. Based on this, I think we can all guess why...
Afro Celt ist always great, this mix of celtic and african tunes makes me fly! :propeller:
Nabla wrote:
Is it Rober Plant's brother...? :think:
why? :eek:
Is it Rober Plant's brother...? :think:
right now i look in the eyes of two colleagues who see me grooving round my desk in the middle of the office... :crown: just kidding, but the sound always animates me to do so...
For the amount of positive posts on this one its not rated to match it...
I like it! Nice addition with Plant.
jah_blessed wrote:
Nice groove. :dance: Not much of a fan of "new age" vibes, but this is nice.
See them live....it's more than worth it.
Sobient wrote:
What of Afro Celt is there not to like? Bill certainly knows what to play today : )
:yes:
What of Afro Celt is there not to like? Bill certainly knows what to play today : )
meydele wrote:
And now there's three... or more, depending on how many other positive posts I missed.
Here's another one...
meydele wrote:
And now there's three... or more, depending on how many other positive posts I missed.
double ditto! Add two for me.
Marr wrote:
Plant's voice pulled me out of my work funk to see what the hell this was. I like it.
And now there's three... or more, depending on how many other positive posts I missed.
i do so enjoy ACSS
Nice groove. :dance: Not much of a fan of "new age" vibes, but this is nice.
Halfway there!! :motor: horstman wrote:
If only it were that easy to deal with the current republican party. Oh well, shake your head in disgust . . . maybe only a few more years. :nyah:
Marr wrote:
Plant's voice pulled me out of my work funk to see what the hell this was. I like it.
same here :)
I really like these guys. Just wanted to chime in on the positive side....
Someone wrote that this is "one of their worst songs" and another wrote that the influence is Arabic, not Indian. I think that it is remarkably good for a "worst" song, and I have liked Arabian influences in rock ever since Hard Rock From the Middle East, one of my favorite old albums. It seems that many commenters like the idea but not the cut. I found the concept of Afro-Celt yecchy (high-level musicological terminology), but I found this piece intriguing . . . ! Somebody implied on another song that I was broadening my musical horizons in spite of myself. Guess it's true.
Wow. This is pretty kickass.
weevilkinevil wrote:
Apparently you and I are in minority here! I'm diggin too!
Plant's voice pulled me out of my work funk to see what the hell this was. I like it.
weevilkinevil wrote:
Apparently you and I are in minority here! I'm diggin too!
like you said.
Weird. iTunes Party Shuffle just fed me this song so I decided to see what RP had going on. Same stuff. What are the odds of that? Maybe I should run out and play Powerball tonight?
Helchat wrote:
This is very cool.... intriguing with Plant's vocals........ i'm diggin' it...... :meditate:
Apparently you and I are in minority here! I'm diggin too!
Platypus wrote:
might as well get used to it. they have been in extremely high rotation for years now. probly not going anywhere. just mute it, shake your head in disbelief, and hang on a few minutes.
If only it were that easy to deal with the current republican party. Oh well, shake your head in disgust . . . maybe only a few more years. :nyah:
Tux wrote:
One of their worst songs. Sounds like bono.
grrrrr :frustrated:
:wall: :beat: :puke:
Plant and Afro Celtic whatchamacallit. What a great idea! in theory :doh:How did it go so wrong? Dr. Frankenstein did better. :stop:
Its a nice song I like It
Platypus wrote:
might as well get used to it. they have been in extremely high rotation for years now. probly not going anywhere. just mute it, shake your head in disbelief, and hang on a few minutes.
I'm not loving this so I think I'll do as you say, too.
Well, we've had tony620d and thewiseking comment. All we need is a physicsgenius post and it will be the troll trifecta.
thewiseking wrote:
Celtic Fuzak
You waited a long time to use that smear, I can tell.
Roverfish wrote:
Generally, I haven't liked anything Plant's done since Now and Zen, but this ain't half bad.
Give Fate of Nations a listen,it's great!!!!
This is very cool.... intriguing with Plant's vocals........ i'm diggin' it...... :meditate:
fluorophore wrote:
i don't understand the obsession with this group.
might as well get used to it. they have been in extremely high rotation for years now. probly not going anywhere. just mute it, shake your head in disbelief, and hang on a few minutes.
i don't understand the obsession with this group.
foppy-knight wrote:
This smells bad.Really bad. Almost like someone burned the curry! Stop this please!!! The only appropriate use for this compact disc would be that of a beverage coaster!!!
Curry? This is Arabic music, not Indian! (Maybe they burned the couscous, but I don't think so.) Try traveling a bit and broadening your musical horizons, then you might recognize the difference when you hear it.
Good stuff. Feels like a Kashmir II.
Robert Plant Rocks Your Socks. Stop complaining, peons. This is good shit.
This smells bad.Really bad. Almost like someone burned the curry! Stop this please!!! The only appropriate use for this compact disc would be that of a beverage coaster!!!
One of their worst songs. Sounds like bono.
Robert Plant sounds like he's sleeping on this one.
Celtic Fuzak
tony620d wrote:
awful robert plant impersonation.
are you sleeping on the job again Tony?
Generally, I haven't liked anything Plant's done since Now and Zen, but this ain't half bad.
These guys always catch my attention when RP plays them! I believe I will begin investing some earned dollars towards including them into my music collection. Again, TY RP! (pimp)