Out October 2nd on his own Es Paranza label is a new career-spanning 2cd retrospective of the career of the legendary Robert Plant, Digging Deep. It includes tracks from across his eleven solo albums, but also includes three unreleas3d numbers – ‘Nothing Takes the Place of You’, written by New Orleans musician Toussaint McCall and recorded for the acclaimed 2013 film, Winter In The Blood, a spectacular duet rendition of Charley Feathers’ rockabilly classic, ‘Too Much Alike’ featuring Patty Griffin, and the one Robert has just release – ‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up – Part 1),’ taken from the soon to be released album Band of Joy Volume 2.
“I spent time in the hill country of north Mississippi around Como, dropping back to Clarksdale, the incredible center of black music talent over the years,” said Plant of the track. “I weaved my car through the Delta back roads, listening to the remarkable protestations of Mississippi AM radio. I was looking at my world and my times from this unfamiliar place and found myself exposed to a nightmare world of half-truths.”
Digging deep into those Delta influences sees Plant lay down his unmistakable vocals to this anxious, winding blues that somehow has you coming back to it time and time again, the hypnotic circling guitar line pulling you in while Plant Delivers his customary knock out blows.
Check it out, here