Alison Krauss & Robert Plant have today’s almost forgotten track

Plant & Krauss won a Grammy for Album of the Year, but not included on that album was this cover of one of Led Zeppelin’s classics…I was fortunate enough to see RP with the Band of Joy a couple of years ago and that group, too, featured some totally reworked Zep material…truly hoping that, one day, Alison and Robert will find time in their schedules to


Greg Simpson

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Published on March 13, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson


March 14, 2017 - 6:28 am


Great combo.

March 15, 2017 - 9:08 am

Greg Simpson

Agreed and then some…

March 30, 2017 - 2:46 am

Rocker Rich

You nailed it, Greg. What a remarkable cover of Robert’s own Zeppelin-cowritten classic. I love it when veteran acts take a chance like that.

highlight of the 2000 Guess Who reunion was an unplugged segment with Randy Bachman doing a walking blues revamp of BTO’s Let It Ride (originally sung by Fred Turner.) With Burton Cummings, Garry Peterson, Bill Wallace and Donnie MacDougall adding harmonies, it was spectacular.

Conversely, with the exception of Bob Dylan’s early reunion with The Band, I’ve always felt Bob has not taken care of his in-concert reworkings. Some almost feel like a rebuke to fans expecting versions at least somewhat related to the originals.

There’s an integrity to Robert and Alison’s redo of Black Dog. Also great to see their producer–the esteemed T Bone Burnett–cutting loose on lead guitar.

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