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Former Led Zep frontman has new CD
In this case, going over like a lead balloon could be a good thing. Robert Plant is reaching out to his former Led Zeppelin audience with solo album Mighty Rearranger, due May 3.
The 12 originals, recorded in Snowdonia and Somerset in the southwestern U.K. countryside, evoke the spirit and intensity of Led Zeppelin landmarks and its singer's subsequent solo forays. It's his first album since 2002's Dreamland, a collection of lesser-known cover tunes.
"We've made a very powerful record," says Plant, who thinks new label Sanctuary "can be a great help in pushing these songs out into the great big music machine."
He and his band, the Strange Sensation, are booking spring and summer U.S. dates, and Plant will be the keynote speaker March 17 at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin.
Now we have a date when the CD will be out in the USA (May 3) and that it's gonna be heavy like the Zeppelin. I can't wait to hear it, I'm sooooo excited about this one. Dreamland was nice, (not heavy enough) but really I love when Robert also gives it full throttle. Don't get me wrong I also love the soft side of Robert :) it's just I miss his edgey side!