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Robert Plant — Up On The Hollow Hill
Album: Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
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Released: 2014
Length: 4:26
Plays (last 30 days): 2
All I want
All I pray
All I crave
Is a love that take
My breath away

My deep fall turn to clay
Through this time love take my breath away
Through all time love claims my breath away

All my blood returns high up on the hollow hill

When love go
War's fired up
Wash away
Let the tights of love
My life away

My eyes
My life
My
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I figure I have 10 or so go to artists that resonate with me. Robert Plant is in there with The National, Porcupine Tree, The Slow Show, Alt J and the balance classic rockers. The ones I mentioned all came from the many years listening to RP(except Plant who i always followed after Zep)
Why did Plant wait til this last decade to start making his best music, anyway?

I kid!

Mostly...
 georgantas wrote:
LZ and  CBE.  Sorry but I'm not buying today. And aristocracy and empire. Everything a modern person stands against.  Should have refused.
 
What exactly is your complaint? That a musician evolves over time. 9
 davinson110 wrote:
He gets better with age...loved zeppelin as a teen and since I  have enjoyed most of his solo carrier. .In my opinion  his 80s stuff was ok but not as good as this.
 
We saw him in concert representing this album.   Awesome.  Great band as well.  
He gets better with age...loved zeppelin as a teen and since I  have enjoyed most of his solo carrier. .In my opinion  his 80s stuff was ok but not as good as this.
Is Hollow Hill next to Cripple Creek?
 GeorgeMWoods wrote:

I thought I was listening to Radio Paradise but it seems I’ve stumbled upon the Robert Plant/Pink Floyd radio network. 
 
That's impeccable timing - only been listening for 20 weeks or so myself and probably only heard two to three tracks repeated in that time. Love the fact RP is so eclectic and diverse!
This song reminds me of Tinariwen with its bluesy, echoey, North African prayer-call sound.
LZ and  CBE.  Sorry but I'm not buying today. And aristocracy and empire. Everything a modern person stands against.  Should have refused.
 bam23 wrote:
I am absolutely certain that this is the first time hearing this piece. And yet, as soon as it started I though Robert Plant. Has he really developed such a distinct sound in recent years that even though he is not playing an instrument (of which I am aware) the music is recognizable? Rather amazing, or so I surmise.
 

uhm...  his voice IS his instrument...   one of a kind.  He's in Ottawa for Cityfolk fest, I'm so friggin excited!    will be my 4th time to see him :)
Absolutely sublime as is 99% of what he does. I've seen him with Page and an Egyptian orchestra, with Priory of Brion, and pretty sure Band of Joy. All were the sort of gigs you never wanted to end. Missed out on Led Zep but that's life
 bam23 wrote:
I am absolutely certain that this is the first time hearing this piece. And yet, as soon as it started I though Robert Plant. Has he really developed such a distinct sound in recent years that even though he is not playing an instrument (of which I am aware) the music is recognizable? Rather amazing, or so I surmise.
 
Backing band for this album was the "Sensational Space Shifters," as well as for the follow-up album Carry Fire (2017), so yeah, the sound could be recognizable.  Furthermore, some of the musicians have also worked with Señor Plant previously.  No slouches - love this latest Plant "sound".
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
His later work always reminded me of later Tool for some reason. I think this tune reflects it, what do you think?
 

indeed. that never occurred to me either. long live RP and the off hand observation!
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
His later work always reminded me of later Tool for some reason. I think this tune reflects it, what do you think?
 

Wow.  Interesting observation - I never made nor was cognizant of that connection.  Will have to do some comparative listening.
Love the guitar line highlighting the lyric, "...all the time love claims my breathe away."
His later work always reminded me of later Tool for some reason. I think this tune reflects it, what do you think?
Cool Busycon Carica.

I thought I was listening to Radio Paradise but it seems I’ve stumbled upon the Robert Plant/Pink Floyd radio network. 
{#Sunny}
{#Devil_pimp} zesty !
 GeorgeMWoods wrote:

Do you mean Alison Krauss?

 
Both Krauss and Griffin. 
 mardisoninnc wrote:
I feel like Robert Plant wouldn't be making any music of significance right now had he not met T Bone Burnett (and, later, Patty Griffin).  What do you all think?

 
Do you mean Alison Krauss?
 jbuhl wrote:
I like all the tracks I have heard of this.  My have to fork $

  
BBoyes wrote:

>>+1. Everytime I hear a track, I recognize Plant's voice, stop and go look at the details, and it is this album! Really like the bluesy yet >>electronic- and rock- tinged groove. This is the kind of music I'd love to play myself!

Go on PBS and see if you find the Austin City limits concert with this outfit.  It's really good I think.  Way more interesting music than a Zep reunion.  But the kick arse on an old Zep tune as well
Robert Plant, the Norah Jones of heavy metal. Could we have a bit less, please?
I feel like Robert Plant wouldn't be making any music of significance right now had he not met T Bone Burnett (and, later, Patty Griffin).  What do you all think?
Up On The Hollow Hill
Would she walk in my shoes?
 rjewyo wrote:
Ghiaap wrote:
Fantastic, to make still relevant music at his age!

 
At his age?? What the F....

 
WTF? When you're 67 you could sit behind the pelargonium and watch the days go by.

Excellent piece of music, whole album is fantastic
 treatment_bound wrote:
Laz,

Nice tribute to your fallen comrade with the headstone shots changing with the seasons.

I see the Buckshot beer from last fall has been replaced this winter with Coors' products.  Is that what he drank during the "frosty months"?

P.S.-Is that "Lazarus Effect" movie coming out tomorrow some sort of biopic on you?

 
Everybody in my galactic presidential campaigns loves this song...  Buster's dog named McCartney has joined him...  hope life is grand for you right now, treatment_bound...

 boober wrote:

He's 66......and he's an artist. As long as the passion is still there. He is willing to fail and take chances. I like that.

 
Right, he hasn't gotten stale, this is quite different from previous work. That's hard to do for 40+ years, I suspect.
 jbuhl wrote:
I like all the tracks I have heard of this.  My have to fork $

 
+1. Everytime I hear a track, I recognize Plant's voice, stop and go look at the details, and it is this album! Really like the bluesy yet electronic- and rock- tinged groove. This is the kind of music I'd love to play myself!
Its a gift, that somebody can be active in this part of life. Very nice music!
I like all the tracks I have heard of this.  My have to fork $
Nice. Listenable. 
Next!  
 rjewyo wrote:
Ghiaap wrote:
Fantastic, to make still relevant music at his age!

 
At his age?? What the F....

 
He's 66......and he's an artist. As long as the passion is still there. He is willing to fail and take chances. I like that.


 lauriet wrote:
More to the point - making interesting music when he could be touring on 30 year old music and raking in $$$$$.

 
Indeed, I guess he knows that a couple hundred million dollars+  is quite enough to lead life as he chooses.
I admire his solo work a lot.  This song is another good one.
More to the point - making interesting music when he could be touring on 30 year old music and raking in $$$$$.
Ghiaap wrote:
Fantastic, to make still relevant music at his age!

 
At his age?? What the F....
Fantastic, to make still relevant music at his age!
I keep thinking this track is going to morph into Bombino.
yep!
RP always a 10
 kennewicksheri wrote:
perfectly matched to the previous today, Bolero by Ravel
the change was noticed when Robert Plant began to sing
amazing.......
Thank you .... Thank you Radio Paradise for the music .. for the creative energy you share
and most of all... for finding pieces I might never hear any where else...
Thank you ...... Bolero to Robert Plant.... totally awesome 

 
{#Jump}
perfectly matched to the previous today, Bolero by Ravel
the change was noticed when Robert Plant began to sing
amazing.......
Thank you .... Thank you Radio Paradise for the music .. for the creative energy you share
and most of all... for finding pieces I might never hear any where else...
Thank you ...... Bolero to Robert Plant.... totally awesome 
 xtalman wrote:
S-curvy wrote:

Rolling Stone did an interview w/ him RE this effort, and 1) Yes, he and Patty are split, 2) he's hanging around with Alison Krauss, and #3) MOST importantly, it's not just Plant, but he has a super solid band that taps into American roots and they hit the road in the South.

My take-away is that Zepp's work came from a bunch of talented, eager, young British lads who could only tap into the Blues from across the Pond by listening to blues recordings; this time around, Plant has taken the full-immersion path and was living the Blues in Bluesland, complete with a Southern GF, a Bluegrass gal-pal, and a band that includes great current talent from across the American music spectrum, but also touches the African and British veins that have and continue to influence rock and roll.  Could we call this "New Roots Music?"  Plant is demonstrating what real mastery is: he continues to look at himself, his journeys passed and his journey forward — he's evolving and embraces it.

I am looking forward to some amazing work from these guys.  Thumbs up emoticon

My guess is he was referring to Alison Krauss and not Patty Griffin.  

 
I think you are correct about that blurb referring to Alison Krauss, but she is not from the South either; she's from Illinois.
 WonderLizard wrote:
One of my unsung guitar heroes is Liam Tyson, who simply sizzled during his tenure with Cast. I wonder how much of the incredible guitar work on this album is his and how much is Justin Adams's, who is not yet legendary, but will be.

 
Never heard of either guy, but the guitar on this is wonderful. Great song too! Haven't always liked Robert's solo stuff, but this album seems strong throughout. 
I respect and like Robert Plant
One of the few old "superstars" who keeps it real and good (+ experimenting) even many years after their primetime
It's not desperate, disconnected or hollow like.. say.. U2
Who else can you say that about? 
S-curvy wrote:

Rolling Stone did an interview w/ him RE this effort, and 1) Yes, he and Patty are split, 2) he's hanging around with Alison Krauss, and #3) MOST importantly, it's not just Plant, but he has a super solid band that taps into American roots and they hit the road in the South.

My take-away is that Zepp's work came from a bunch of talented, eager, young British lads who could only tap into the Blues from across the Pond by listening to blues recordings; this time around, Plant has taken the full-immersion path and was living the Blues in Bluesland, complete with a Southern GF, a Bluegrass gal-pal, and a band that includes great current talent from across the American music spectrum, but also touches the African and British veins that have and continue to influence rock and roll.  Could we call this "New Roots Music?"  Plant is demonstrating what real mastery is: he continues to look at himself, his journeys passed and his journey forward — he's evolving and embraces it.

I am looking forward to some amazing work from these guys.  Thumbs up emoticon
 
bwanab wrote:

Nice comment, but one possible correction. Patty isn't southern - she's from Maine.

 
My guess is he was referring to Alison Krauss and not Patty Griffin.  
One of my unsung guitar heroes is Liam Tyson, who simply sizzled during his tenure with Cast. I wonder how much of the incredible guitar work on this album is his and how much is Justin Adams's, who is not yet legendary, but will be.
 S-curvy wrote:

Rolling Stone did an interview w/ him RE this effort, and 1) Yes, he and Patty are split, 2) he's hanging around with Alison Krauss, and #3) MOST importantly, it's not just Plant, but he has a super solid band that taps into American roots and they hit the road in the South.

My take-away is that Zepp's work came from a bunch of talented, eager, young British lads who could only tap into the Blues from across the Pond by listening to blues recordings; this time around, Plant has taken the full-immersion path and was living the Blues in Bluesland, complete with a Southern GF, a Bluegrass gal-pal, and a band that includes great current talent from across the American music spectrum, but also touches the African and British veins that have and continue to influence rock and roll.  Could we call this "New Roots Music?"  Plant is demonstrating what real mastery is: he continues to look at himself, his journeys passed and his journey forward — he's evolving and embraces it.

I am looking forward to some amazing work from these guys.  Thumbs up emoticon

 
Nice comment, but one possible correction. Patty isn't southern - she's from Maine.
I am absolutely certain that this is the first time hearing this piece. And yet, as soon as it started I though Robert Plant. Has he really developed such a distinct sound in recent years that even though he is not playing an instrument (of which I am aware) the music is recognizable? Rather amazing, or so I surmise.
phew … Robert Plant is obviously on heavy rotation here on rp {#Grumpy}
 S-curvy wrote:

Rolling Stone did an interview w/ him RE this effort, and 1) Yes, he and Patty are split, 2) he's hanging around with Alison Krauss, and #3) MOST importantly, it's not just Plant, but he has a super solid band that taps into American roots and they hit the road in the South.

My take-away is that Zepp's work came from a bunch of talented, eager, young British lads who could only tap into the Blues from across the Pond by listening to blues recordings; this time around, Plant has taken the full-immersion path and was living the Blues in Bluesland, complete with a Southern GF, a Bluegrass gal-pal, and a band that includes great current talent from across the American music spectrum, but also touches the African and British veins that have and continue to influence rock and roll.  Could we call this "New Roots Music?"  Plant is demonstrating what real mastery is: he continues to look at himself, his journeys passed and his journey forward — he's evolving and embraces it.

I am looking forward to some amazing work from these guys.  Thumbs up emoticon

 
Thanks for that {#Arrowu}.  Wonderful song from the perhaps the most successful  (surviving) solo alumnus of the early Brit invasion.  Clapton competes, I 'spose.  Oh, and a guy named McCartney.

 Huey wrote:
I wonder if his relationship with Patty has anything to do with why he's making such great music at the moment?

An 8 for this one. 

 
Rolling Stone did an interview w/ him RE this effort, and 1) Yes, he and Patty are split, 2) he's hanging around with Alison Krauss, and #3) MOST importantly, it's not just Plant, but he has a super solid band that taps into American roots and they hit the road in the South.

My take-away is that Zepp's work came from a bunch of talented, eager, young British lads who could only tap into the Blues from across the Pond by listening to blues recordings; this time around, Plant has taken the full-immersion path and was living the Blues in Bluesland, complete with a Southern GF, a Bluegrass gal-pal, and a band that includes great current talent from across the American music spectrum, but also touches the African and British veins that have and continue to influence rock and roll.  Could we call this "New Roots Music?"  Plant is demonstrating what real mastery is: he continues to look at himself, his journeys passed and his journey forward — he's evolving and embraces it.

I am looking forward to some amazing work from these guys.  Thumbs up emoticon
from a idol, I didn know this one
9
I'm liking this new album so far. Good to hear Robert still at it. Thanks RP.
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

this song reminds me of my dead best friend...  he died 12 years ago today...  here is his tombstone on 10-1-2014  (Lennon and McCartney are his dogs...  McCartney is still alive)—


my dead best friend's headstone photo ChrisBrownsheadstoneon10-1-2014_zps6c3a2d07.jpg
Unlike most of the other Dinosaurs, this one has evolved!
{#Dancingbanana} Ty nice stuff!
 maxjboxer wrote:
How many artists are still relevant after 40 years of making music?  Even 20 or 30 years?  Maybe a handful.

 
The music surrounding this is the answer to your question: Jagger and Richards, Jeff Beck, not to mention Sir Paul and of course Ringo.
My god, how he wrings the very most from that incredible voice.
How many artists are still relevant after 40 years of making music?  Even 20 or 30 years?  Maybe a handful.
Here ya go. They have a nice slice of the album here… Geez, I still call them albums….

https://www.npr.org/2014/09/01/343144827/first-listen-robert-plant-lullaby-and-the-ceaseless-roar 
From what I read on NPR, He and Patti\y have split. A wealth of music flows from him…. This is one of his best.


 Huey wrote:
I wonder if his relationship with Patty has anything to do with why he's making such great music at the moment?

An 8 for this one. 

 


REALLY digging' this one.  Curious about the rest of the album.  The other track RP is playing is strong too.  Nice to hear he continues to "have it!"
I wonder if his relationship with Patty has anything to do with why he's making such great music at the moment?

An 8 for this one. 
Yeah it would be interesting to hear a bit more of the CD.. 
He certainly has made a most musically adventurous solo career. More from this new one please.