Robert Plant

Sunday Star-Times - Escape - - FRONT PAGE -

Carry Fire (Warner) ★★★ Yes, the for­mer Led Zep­pelin front­man does still carry the fire. Part of that is be­cause, as he’s aged, he’s found other generic out­lets to ex­plore – ergo Rais­ing Sand, the time­less coun­try-in­fused al­bum with Alison Krauss. On Carry Fire – though they are not cred­ited – he teams up for the second time with The Crazy Sen­sa­tional Space Shifters, on an al­bum that never over-reaches, where songs such as Dance With You and Blue­bird Over the Moun­tain, fea­tur­ing Chrissie Hynde of The Pre­tenders, are in­ti­mate and warm with the flicker of an emo­tional flame. One of the more ad­ven­tur­ous and mys­te­ri­ous tracks, Heaven Sent, slow-burns over fuzzy elec­tron­ics and gui­tars, which sur­ren­ders the old to the new. Alexan­der – Mike

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