A Carolina gospel song that historians believe dates from the s, it has also been attempted in recent times by Uncle Tupelo. Lazy shorthand would have you believe that, despite the absence of Alison Krauss, Band Of Joy is to all intents and purposes Raising Sand, part two. As tempting as a big bucks Zeppelin reunion might have been not that he needs the cash , Plant has instead chosen to stretch his creative muscles and look further back in time than the halcyon days of the rock legends who made his name.
Few artists in their early 60s have ever sounded so hungry, so engaged, so enthused by music, and while the jury may still be out on whether Band Of Joy is a better album than Raising Sand, it is certainly no less of a triumph. Get MusicRadar straight to your inbox: Sign up for the free weekly newsletter. Ken Tucker. Robert Plant made his first commercial recordings in He formed the ground Band of Joy in , with drummer John Bonham.
Gregg Delman hide caption. Band of Joy commences with "Angel Dance," a piece of music that could have surfaced from the primordial ooze of blues -- its guitar riff is that elemental. It's a cover of a Los Lobos song, but Robert Plant makes the song his own with his instantly recognizable high-tenor yowl.
House of Cards. Richard Thompson. Central Two-O-Nine. Silver Rider. You Can't Buy My Love. Falling in Love Again. The Only Sound That Matters. Ship Of Fools Darkness, Darkness Heaven Knows In The Mood New World Like I've Never Been Gone I Believe Dance With You Tonight Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 JuneBand of Joy is English rock singer Robert Plant's ninth solo album and the first with his new band, the Band of Joy.   It was released on 13 September in the UK and 14 September in the USA.