Raising Sand is the sound of two iconic figures stepping out of their respective comfort zones and letting their instincts lead them across a brave new sonic landscape. Despite hailing from distinctly different backgrounds, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant share a maverick spirit and willingness to extend the boundaries of their respective genres. This spirit, expertly honed by producer T Bone Burnett, has resulted in an album pitched three steps beyond some cosmic collision of early urban blues, spacious West Texas country, and the untapped potential of the folk-rock revolution. Supported by the unparalleled musicianship of Marc Ribot, Dennis Crouch, Mike Seeger, Jay Bellerose, Norman Blake, Greg Leisz, Patrick Warren, and Riley Baugus, Plant and Krauss -- as both solo and harmony vocalists -- tackle an intriguing selection of songs from such tunesmiths as Tom Waits, Gene Clark, Sam Phillips, Townes Van Zandt, The Everly Brothers, and Mel Tillis. Raising Sand finds Robert Plant and Alison Krauss exploring popular music's elemental roots while still sounding effortlessly, breath-takingly contemporary.
A1 Rich Woman 4:04
A2 Killing The Blues 4:16
A3 Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us 3:26
A4 Polly Come Home 5:36
B1 Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) 3:33
B2 Through The Morning, Through The Night 4:01
B3 Please Read The Letter 5:53
C1 Trampled Rose 5:34
C2 Fortune Teller 4:30
C3 Stick With Me Baby 2:50
D1 Nothin’ 5:33
D2 Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson 4:02
D3 Your Long Journey 3:55
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