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Robert Plant — Angel Dance
Album: Band of Joy
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Released: 2010
Length: 3:47
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Good night, sleep tight
The big bright sun has gone away
Done gone away

Goodbye, don't cry
Tomorrow will bring us a brand new day
We can run and play

And they'll laugh up and down the hall
Don't you go shout when you hear them fall
Let them fly across the wall
Let them cry 'til the morning calls
Little angel dance

Big night, bright lights
Time now to lay them all to rest
Put 'em all to rest

Bad guys, mean eyes
All gone away to where they belong
Let's just sing our song

And they'll laugh up and down the hall
Gonna shout when you hear them fall
Let them fly across the wall
Let them cry 'til the morning calls
Little angel dance

Good night, sleep tight
Big bright sun is gone away
Sun's gone away
Goodbye, don't cry
Tomorrow bring us a brand new day
So we can run and play

And they'll laugh up and down the hall
Gonna shout when you hear them fall
Let them fly right across the wall
Let them cry 'til the morning calls
Little angel dance
Come on, come on in
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Meh ~ sounds like an uninspired mechanical effort to phone it in from the couch.  Los Lobos owns this song in every way.  Love Plant, but not on Angel Dance
Who knew Robert Plant was such a fan of Los Lobos?   I guess he has good taste (:  The video of Robert, David & Cesar driving around is pretty fun.  This album is really interesting, with the inimitable Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin and I think it's produced by T-Bone Burnett.  Anyway, good stuff.
 Milano wrote:
Nice! Following Los Lobos... great one.
  Agree... good mixx.. It could lead back into Los Lobos cover of the dead's Bertha..
Nice! Following Los Lobos... great one.
Album cover wins my vote for least appealing art in a long time for an album by a major artist.
 mojoman wrote:
Nice segue from Los Lobos to a cover of a Los Lobos song!

I love this entire album, and the concert (seen on Axcs TV) is great.

 
Bill Did it again today "Poquito Para Aqui" -> "Angel Dance".
Would the angel happen to be doing a cumbia ?
Thanks for letters and animation,
   Hello is doing something.


Nearly as bad as the original, but not quite.
Nice!
This whole album is a treat beginning to end. You just have to know what you're listening to
 
Robert Plant - showing how to be old and still epically cool. 

When many of his contemporaries have all but disappeared from rock relevance, and the rest just record pathetic "smooth listening" music (I'm looking at you Rod & Elton), Robert continues to show us how much great music there is left to discover.
Like this, but LOVE the original.  Los Lobos are one underrated band.  So is Led Zep, though!
As soon as this version finished I pulled up the original Los Lobos version with David Hildago handling the lead vocals.  My opinion of course, but I find the original much better.
{#Hearteyes}
Nice segue from Los Lobos to a cover of a Los Lobos song!

I love this entire album, and the concert (seen on Axcs TV) is great.
 yup....what she/he said....

amoreena wrote:
Robert make it his own.  Heard him do a slow sexy version of Black Dog when on tour and it was a whole new song.....amazing.  Take care of yourself, Robert, we mortals need all the music you can create!

 


oh so sad - compared to the original
Robert make it his own.  Heard him do a slow sexy version of Black Dog when on tour and it was a whole new song.....amazing.  Take care of yourself, Robert, we mortals need all the music you can create!
 Cynaera wrote:
I coulda swore I posted a comment on this song, but it probably went south. So - bumping this from 7 to 8, and I'll say that I have the CD in my Sidekick, and it's a wonderful musical backdrop to my travels. Weirdly, I have a Mark Knopfler CD right after it, so I can't even begin to claim responsibility for the way I drive while these two CDs are playing. Oh - a remote? Well, geez. No batteries. Guess I'll just have to be a diligent driver and not try to push buttons to change songs or CDs.
Ann, your wonderful posts will (already are) be missed. R.I P. 


 Businessgypsy wrote:
Mr. Plant shows us how to age - with style, passion, fun and soul. His actions say it all: "Place limitations on expressing art? Love? Kind of you to offer, but no, thank you."
 
Oh yes! Amen!!!
 dedawson wrote:
So first we have Spencer Davis as done byLos Lobos
And now, Los Lobos as done by Robert Plant.

Pretty cool, Bill  What's next?
 
Actually, it was the Sir Douglas Quintet by Los Lobos. How about Bread by Fugazi?
I coulda swore I posted a comment on this song, but it probably went south. So - bumping this from 7 to 8, and I'll say that I have the CD in my Sidekick, and it's a wonderful musical backdrop to my travels. Weirdly, I have a Mark Knopfler CD right after it, so I can't even begin to claim responsibility for the way I drive while these two CDs are playing. Oh - a remote? Well, geez. No batteries. Guess I'll just have to be a diligent driver and not try to push buttons to change songs or CDs.


This just takes you away - the beat, the joy, just alot of fun!  {#Bananajam}
Prefer the Lobos version...but this is pretty good.
Amazing album.what a voice. Keep it comming.
How people don't see the skill and beauty of his recent music I don't know.  Love Zep as all right thinking people do but also love this sort of bluesy folky gear he has come out with lately.  Also every time I hear the band of joy I can't help thinking how good I think they'd be live.  I would welcome the chance to find out. 
 dedawson wrote:
So first we have Spencer Davis as done byLos Lobos
And now, Los Lobos as done by Robert Plant.

Pretty cool, Bill  What's next?
 
Led Zepplin as done by the Muppets band?


So first we have Spencer Davis as done byLos Lobos
And now, Los Lobos as done by Robert Plant.

Pretty cool, Bill  What's next?
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
... they can sing their glory days forever ...
 
You can wear a shirt you bought thirty years ago too, but don't be surprised if it's worn, threadbare, and not nearly as comfortable as it once was.

Clear Channel food. 6
Meh.
Wow! What a great surprise! I would NEVER have anticipated Mr. Plant to cover Los Lobos, but it works beautifully.
 Shesdifferent wrote:

Well then I assume that you want an artist to stay in the original genre and music style of his/her success and time zone? i.e....keep a mullet, still listen to Metallica, Boston, and the "Heat of the Moment" or Steelers Wheel?.....and endlessly listen to Classic Rock stations??

Buddy...your on the wrong channel! Musicians do evolve...for better or for worse. One cannot sing their glory days forever. I'd say R Plant has done quite well in furthering his career for his love of music...not for what you might want to hear.
 
This is not an evolution, but a metamorphosis.  Not a good one either, more like a butterfly to a moth.  Robert is one of the absolute best rock singers ever and with that he has branded himself.  I don't care so much if he wants to do ballads with Mariah Carey, but they better be pretty darn good and fitting of his image or the brand suffers.  And your wrong, they can sing their glory days forever...well until the grandkids take grandpa's microphone and car keys away.  Look around, its being done successfully by several.  What would you rather see, Plant singing Black Dog with the boys or Angel Dance unplugged?  Sorry, for me they cannot co-exist in the same universe.  BTW, did you really listen to Steelers Wheel?

Mr. Plant shows us how to age - with style, passion, fun and soul. His actions say it all: "Place limitations on expressing art? Love? Kind of you to offer, but no, thank you."
 bobringer wrote:
This song is a lot better than a 6.1.

Robert Plant has an inherent problem in that

1) a certain percentage think Zeppelin is the worst band ever (they got it opposite).

2) a certain percentage think Robert Plant should only be singing the Immigrant Song (or disappear as he gets old) 

 
This song fits the 7 Score perfectly:  Quite Likeable. 

This song is a lot better than a 6.1.

Robert Plant has an inherent problem in that

1) a certain percentage think Zeppelin is the worst band ever (they got it opposite).

2) a certain percentage think Robert Plant should only be singing the Immigrant Song (or disappear as he gets old) 

 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Okay, so he looks good in leather, so what?  Put down your leather dress away Roberta....the music still sucks.  But, I won't judge or compare his past accomplishments based on this dribble.

 

 
Well then I assume that you want an artist to stay in the original genre and music style of his/her success and time zone? i.e....keep a mullet, still listen to Metallica, Boston, and the "Heat of the Moment" or Steelers Wheel?.....and endlessly listen to Classic Rock stations??

Buddy...your on the wrong channel! Musicians do evolve...for better or for worse. One cannot sing their glory days forever. I'd say R Plant has done quite well in furthering his career for his love of music...not for what you might want to hear.


Okay, I'll say it. The man has a sexy voice - I'd listen to him sing "It's a Small World After All"
this song smells a lot like a steve winwood track....just can't place which one.  anyone else get that?
A # 1 because I never liked LZ, and Plant solo even more.
 fingerpin wrote:

{#Yell} You may respond in this manner only if you are this happy and look equally as badass in leather and jeans when you are 63.


 
{#Hearteyes} 

 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Okay, so he looks good in leather, so what?  Put down your leather dress away Roberta....the music still sucks.  But, I won't judge or compare his past accomplishments based on this dribble.
 
I do so love reasoned objections.

Okay, so he looks good in leather, so what?  Put down your leather dress away Roberta....the music still sucks.  But, I won't judge or compare his past accomplishments based on this dribble.

 
fingerpin wrote:

{#Yell} You may respond in this manner only if you are this happy and look equally as badass in leather and jeans when you are 63.


 

Such a fun little shiny, happy song! Makes me think of summer sunsets. Warmth in winter!
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Okay Roberta, put your dress away and get back to singing some real music.
 
{#Yell} You may respond in this manner only if you are this happy and look equally as badass in leather and jeans when you are 63.


Okay Roberta, put your dress away and get back to singing some real music.
I wish I could hear this track with Michael Hutchence doing the vocal. Wouldn't that be great?
 That_SOB wrote:
This is a nice tip of the hat to Los Lobos. Plant has earned the right to sing what he wants,
when he wants, and how he wants, - - he certainly rocked the world in his lifetime !
No respect for our seniors ?  I hope I rock till I drop (dead) and if I had his talent I'd be
laying it out there too.

 
Hear, hear!

{#Clap}


This is a nice tip of the hat to Los Lobos. Plant has earned the right to sing what he wants,
when he wants, and how he wants, - - he certainly rocked the world in his lifetime !
No respect for our seniors ?  I hope I rock till I drop (dead) and if I had his talent I'd be
laying it out there too.

Now if someone would just throw this song over a bridge

 yclept wrote:
Plant has managed to put concrete boots on that angel.
 


compelled to turn it down
I'm totally on board with DoctorHooey.  This is a completely uninspired performance by Robert Plant. 

 
DoctorHooey wrote:
This does nothing but make me crave the original. As an advertisement for the greatness of Los Lobos it is successful. On its own terms it is not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHCsUsCfCY 
 


This does nothing but make me crave the original. As an advertisement for the greatness of Los Lobos it is successful. On its own terms it is not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHCsUsCfCY 
 yclept wrote:
Plant has managed to put concrete boots on that angel.
 
{#Yes}

 catsoup wrote:
Bleh. Completely lacking in the enthusiasm of the original. This is the second time I've heard it, and I think that's enough for a long while. Bring back the Los Lobos version please.

 

That is exactly what I was just thinking. This is just depressing.
Yey!  New Plant!  Love it!   Just saw him a few weeks ago in Tampa - he put on an incredible show.  Rock stars in the mid 40s wish they still had Plant's voice and songwriting talent.  Just as cool today as he was in 1969.
The more I hear, the more I like.{#Bananajam}
Bleh. Completely lacking in the enthusiasm of the original. This is the second time I've heard it, and I think that's enough for a long while. Bring back the Los Lobos version please.

 Cynaera wrote:
I love the very loosely-tuned drums in this. Still finding things I like about Plant's version of this, but it makes me want the Los Lobos CD. Well, and pretty much everything Los Lobos has ever done. Took RadioParadise to get me to this point with that band - I'd only ever heard a couple of lame covers and "Will the Wolf Survive?" so I was limited in what I knew of them.   Thanks, RP! {#Wave}
 
Check out Los Lobos in concert and you'll be fully hooked!

Plant has managed to put concrete boots on that angel.
plant still rocks!
{#Dancingbanana}
I love the very loosely-tuned drums in this. Still finding things I like about Plant's version of this, but it makes me want the Los Lobos CD. Well, and pretty much everything Los Lobos has ever done. Took RadioParadise to get me to this point with that band - I'd only ever heard a couple of lame covers and "Will the Wolf Survive?" so I was limited in what I knew of them.   Thanks, RP! {#Wave}
 dasfeuer wrote:
Nice artwork
 
Yes, agree.

The kitty's got people feet!


I agree, it's great that Robert has paid tribute to Los Lobos, but I much prefer the original.
Having never heard the Los Lobos version, I have no preconceptions/bias. I like this song. I like Robert Plant, with "Fate of Nations" being one of my all-time favorite albums.
8
But I'd like to hear more before I buy the album.  

Nice artwork
I agree with the consensus - Los Lobos' version is superior, but what I love is that Plant actually recognized Los Lobos' talent and chose to cover it. What a wonderful homage...  And anyway, Robert Plant has always gone his maverick way... {#Sunny}
{#Snooty}Nope
2-1  PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!!
 ziggytrix wrote:
I prefer the original, but this ain't bad.

Sounds like the same guitar sound I remember hearing on Raising Sand, but Band of Joy has a different lineup...  I wonder if T-Bone produced this one too?
 
Good ear! That's Buddy Miller on guitar for both recordings.

 ziggytrix wrote:
I prefer the original, but this ain't bad.

Sounds like the same guitar sound I remember hearing on Raising Sand, but Band of Joy has a different lineup...  I wonder if T-Bone produced this one too?
 
All Music says Buddy Miller and Robert Plant produced. No other information besides the musician lineup.
Marco GiovinoPercussionPatty GriffinVocalsByron HouseBassBuddy MillerProducerRobert PlantProducerDarrell ScottBanjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel, Accordion, Lap Steel Guitar 
It isn't musical, and it's barely rhythmic. Nice try, tho...
 psforsberg wrote:
I'll stick to the original Los Lobos version, thank you very much!
 
ditto

I prefer the original, but this ain't bad.

Sounds like the same guitar sound I remember hearing on Raising Sand, but Band of Joy has a different lineup...  I wonder if T-Bone produced this one too?
RP at it's finest......{#Bananasplit} 9!

 terranova21 wrote:
original Los Lobos version much, much, much better
 
AGREEDDDDD!!!  This is actually kind of painful.

It doesn't matter what he sings, I still like him... not one of my favorites, but I would like to hear more from this album.
Nope Bill...he's done with the first US leg of the tour...he's back home now.
original Los Lobos version much, much, much better
I'll stick to the original Los Lobos version, thank you very much!
He is scaling a mountain in trying to cover this one - one of Los Lobos' most endearing songs.  He no longer has the appropriate range to match David Hildago's incredibly soulful vocal.  

Just saw him in Mobile with BOJ. That is one happy man! {#Sunny}
We will, we will ROCK you!
Oh me.....I can't believe I'm about to say this.....but.....no!
Meh.