ROBERT PLANT – ” Digging Deep: Subterranea ” Anthology

Posted: July 27, 2020 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Robert Plant Digging Deep Subterranea

Robert Plant begins the third season of his podcast Digging Deep with Robert Plant on which he reflects on his storied career and shares the stories behind the music.  To coincide with the season premiere, Plant has announced a new career-spanning 2-CD set.  Due on October 2nd from his own Es Paranza label, Digging Deep: Subterranea compiles 30 tracks on two CDs (or streaming/digital) from his solo body of work.

Digging Deep: Subterranea will be the first 2-CD collection of the Led Zeppelin frontman’s solo works since 2003’s Sixty Six to Timbuktu and the first overall anthology since 2006’s 9-CD/1-DVD box set Nine Lives which featured expanded editions of all of his albums (also available separately) and a bonus DVD.  The new anthology takes Plant’s story further, featuring highlights from every one of his solo albums between 1982’s Pictures at Eleven and 2017’s Carry Fire with the exception of 1985’s Shaken ‘n Stirred.  None of his collaborative albums with Jimmy Page, Allison Krauss, or The Honeydrippers are represented.

In addition to highlights from those acclaimed albums – including the chart-topping Rock hit “Hurting Kind,” Grammy-nominated “Shine It All Around,” and acoustic version of “Great Spirit” (previously available only as a bonus track on Fate of Nations) – Digging Deep premieres three previously unreleased selections.  The Toussaint McCall-penned “Nothing Takes the Place of You” was recorded for the 2013 film Winter in the Blood.  “Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up – Part I)” previews Plant’s next studio album, a follow-up to 2010’s Band of Joy.  The third and final “new” track is a duet of Charley Feathers’ “Too Much Alike” with Patty Griffin.  She’s just one of the talents featured on the collection, along with Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Richard Thompson, Buddy Miller, and many others who have lent a hand to Plant over the years.

While waiting for Digging Deep: Subterranea to arrive on CD, fans can enjoy the podcast for which five new episodes will premiere every two weeks.  All of the episodes were recorded earlier in the year at London’s Rough Trade East in front of a live audience; they can be heard on services including Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube.

The upcoming anthology reflects Plant’s own brand of “world music,” taking in folk, blues, and rock-and-roll influences from around the world and filtering them through his own sensibility.  Look for it on October 2nd from Es Paranza.

Robert Plant, Digging Deep: Subterranea

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