Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Return With Rousing ‘High And Lonesome’

‘Raise The Roof’ is out November 19.

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Photo: David McClister
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Photo: David McClister

With the release of their new song “High and Lonesome,” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have offered another glimpse into their first new album in fourteen years, Raise The Roof.

Out November 19 on Rounder Records, Raise The Roof has been named one of the most anticipated LPs of the fall by the New York Times, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and more. Like its platinum-selling 2007 predecessor, Raising Sand – which won six Grammys, including Album and Record of the Year – Raise The Roof delivers new takes on songs from legends and unsung heroes of folk, blues, country and soul music. “High and Lonesome” is the collection’s lone original, written by Plant and T Bone Burnett, who reprises his Raising Sand role as the album’s producer.

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On “High and Lonesome,” the trio is backed by an all-star lineup of drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist Dennis Crouch, guitarist Marc Ribot, and pedal steel player Russell Pahl, plus Viktor Krauss on mellotron, Jeff Taylor on bass accordion, and Burnett on electric guitar and mellotron: https.

“High and Lonesome” is the second preview of Raise The Roof, following lead single “Can’t Let Go,” a rendition of the Randy Weeks/Lucinda Williams classic that reaffirmed Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Plant and 27-time Grammy-winner Krauss as “one of the most critically adored odd couples of music” (USA Today). As NPR Music says, “This feels like a warm welcome back from two old friends you haven’t seen in a long time,” and across Raise The Roof, their voices “still fit together like a pair of dusty boots nestled atop a welcome mat” (New York Times).

Recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, sessions for Raise The Roof began in late 2019 and wrapped just weeks before the world went into lockdown. “One of my favorite parts of this is the songs and songwriters that I had never heard of,” says Alison Krauss. “Working with Robert, and with T Bone, is always a great education in music history.”

Pre-order Raise The Roof.

Raise The Roof Tracklist:
1. Quattro (World Drifts In)
2. The Price of Love
3. Go Your Way
4. Trouble With My Lover
5. Searching for My Love
6. Can’t Let Go
7. It Don’t Bother Me
8. You Led Me to The Wrong
9. Last Kind Words Blues
10. High and Lonesome
11. Going Where the Lonely Go
12. Somebody Was Watching Over Me

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