Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Raising Sand Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Exclusive Interview…..
Raising Sand is a Grammy-award winning collaboration album by rock singer Robert Plant and bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss.
It was released on October 23, 2007 by Rounder Records.
Raising Sand won Album of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Alison is a stunning vocalist and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant is one of the most famous Stars in the world!
Hear a rare interview with his 2007 album that took the world by storm.
Enjoy a rare interview with Robert Plant & co-writer performer Alison Krauss…
The two songs written by Gene Clark—”Polly (Come Home)” and “Through the Morning, Through the Night”—were originally recorded by Dillard & Clark for their 1969 album, Through the Morning Through the Night.
“Rich Woman” was first recorded by McKinley Millet (as L’il Millet) and his Creoles in 1955, for Specialty Records. “Please Read the Letter” was first recorded for the Page and Plant album, Walking into Clarksdale, in 1998.
“Gone, Gone, Gone” was originally written and recorded by the Everly Brothers for Warner Music in 1964.
They also recorded “Stick With me Baby” in 1960, for A Date with The Everly Brothers.
“Trampled Rose” was originally written and recorded by Tom Waits, and was featured on Real Gone in 2004.
Apart from the influence of Plant and Krauss’ vocal styles and talent, the album’s producer, T-Bone Burnett, is credited with giving the album its skeletal musical style.
The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling about 112,000 copies in its first week, the highest chart position for either artists’ solo work, although Plant had previously reached #1 several times with Led Zeppelin. Raising Sand was certified platinum by the RIAA on March 4, 2008.
After the album’s success at the 2009 Grammy Awards, the album topped the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart and Top Internet Albums chart for the first time on the week of February 28, 2009. The album also hit the top of Canadian Top Country Albums, and also peaked at #2 in Billboard Top Country Albums, being stuck behind part of 35 weeks non-consecutive chart topping Fearless by Country singer Taylor Swift. Selling 77,000 copies on a 715% increase, Raising Sand jumped 69-2 on the Billboard 200.
The album entered the Top 5 on the UK Albums Chart, going on to reach #2 in January 2008
Recorded 2007 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.